straight boys are weak and pathetic, queer girls walk into the ladies changing room and see ten women naked, do they stare? do they say something inappropriate? do they make them uncomfortable? no because they have the common fucking sense to recognise when a situation is sexual and that people deserve the most basic level of respect to not be harassed, yet here we are banning shorts and low cut tops in school because straight boys are weak and pathetic
If you are a man and you learn about the thousands of years of oppression against women which has culminated in truly hazardous social conditions for them in the present day, and your first reaction is “men have problems too”, then I ask you to take a moment to truly reflect on your position, and why you feel the need to make women’s struggle about you.
its quiet in the musain when Grantaire stumbles in, wild eyed and horrified. Combeferre knows that look all too well and only gets to whisper a terrified ‘No..’ before they hear it. Piano cords. People are scrambling now, papers flying, bottles rolling as the Amis try to escape but its too late. The door bursts open, followed by Courferyac and then -
"makEN MY WAY DOWNTOWN - WALKIN FAST, FACES PAST AND I’M HOMEBOUND!"
So I had this thought at work today. Imagine Grantaire at the barricade, cradling Gavroche’s body and just sobbing in devastation because he’s just had to watch this child he’s grown to love brutally killed in front of him. Enjolras approaches. Grantaire looks up, eyes red, and in a choked, broken voice says, “I am capable of feeling.”
Professor!Enjolras having really nosy students tho. Ones who see the ring on his hand and whisper before and after class. “I wonder what his wife’s like.” They all shudder to imagine the woman who could put up with their stern, but admittedly gorgeous, professor. They imagine her like a stereotypical Russian model from TV. Tall, skinny, blonde and harsh. Almost evil-like.
And when Grantaire walks in all messy black curls, chubby gut and horrible stubble, they think he’s from the office to bring some class news. They don’t expect him to place the briefcase Enjolras said he forgot on the desk and kiss his cheek.
Even more to their shock, Enjolras doesn’t push or scream. He just smiles and thanks him. There’s no long display or anything, Grantaire leaves right after that with a wave to the class and maybe an antagonistic joke or two.
At his students shocked/confused expression he just shrugs and says “Oh, That was Grantaire. My husband.”
ASEXUAL CHARACTERS CAN HAVE ROMANCES IF THEY WANT AND ROMANCES DON’T NEED SEX AND WE SHOULD STOP LINKING SEX AND ROMANCE BECAUSE THAT’S PROBLEMATIC FOR A LOT OF REASONS FOR EXAMPLE IT MAKES ME ANGRY AND SAD
okay so there’s a post going around that says a lot but basically boils to this: “Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness. Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.”