So I was in class and I was doing things for a few hours and I come back and the SPN fandom is just - I mean, what exactly are we doing? People, come on. If LGBTQ people are upset because they feel like they’re being marginalized and baited, guess what: they have a right to feel that way. And the rest of us need to shut the fuck up about it. If you have a uterus, you don’t appreciate it when people without uteruses tell you how to feel about them, do you? I didn’t think so. And it’s really no more complicated than that.
Thank you. I don’t mind the rational discussion about narrative on my dash (because the vast majority of people on my dash are rational, insightful and sensitive people) but 20 fucking years in fandom I’ve never seen the kind of bullshit I’ve seen in this fandom. There are male fans telling female fans how they’re supposed to feel about the treatment of female characters. There are straight fans telling LGBTQ fans how they should feel about potential baiting. There are white fans telling POC how they should feel about characters of colour. I mean, seriously.
I love this show and am willing to discuss problematic writing, but the shit I see in this fandom is inexcusable. Fandom is supposed to be the place repressed and marginalized people can come to feel safe, to have their voices heard. And this fandom (specifically some really fucking big names in this fandom) are shutting that down. They’re standing up and speaking for fandom as a whole when they have no fucking right. I’ve lost count of the number of people I’ve had to blacklist this week. It’s just… revolting is what it is.