I like how if someone (lyra & azi for example) is racist that is totally okay, no big deal, no one is even mad. GOD FORBID someone doesn’t understand gender or says something stupid, though. They’re a terrible human being and how dare they not treat everyone the same! This site is so fucked up sometimes.
I know Melos are popular. And, I won’t lie, I do like them. But, more than anything, I just wish there was a lot more out there. I want to breed tons of edited pets and get pretty babies of all species. I don’t want just a lair full of Melos, but that’s all everyone seems to care about. And yes, I understand that the others don’t sell as well, if at all. It’s just…I want pretties ;;
I have this problem where I love the fact that aywas is so progressive and open to criticism/spreading learning about queer theory things, but I hate the mob mentality that that generates.
This most recent drama with Bex, for example. Are the things she posted gross? Yeah absolutely. Do I intend to have dealings with her in the future? Nope. But that can be handled personally and privately- the fact that this has generated so much drama, and really, so much bullying toward her is pretty gross too. It’s definitely good to bring up the problem and address it and make sure the information is there to fix the problem, but by creating a shitstorm all you do is make her and others like her less receptive to new information, and effectively inhibit your own cause- not to mention, you know, kind of being a jerk.
It seems like people still don’t understand that Skyfer was banned, or why they were banned.
Regardless, they did decide to attempt to sneak back on the website even though they were permanently banned:
Which should now clarify to everyone that they aren’t allowed on the site period, as sneaking back on and attempting to over-ride a permanent ban is a big no no.
Not to mention their attempts to hold an illegitimate raffle that can get a lot of users in trouble and apparently managing to send active users GP, regardless of their inability to even access the site.
These are not my words, as I’m poor at explaining myself with any level of eloquence, but this does a decent job at explaining the difference the I perceive between gender roles and gender identity.
"Gender identity, in nearly all instances, is self-identified, as a result of a combination of inherent and extrinsic (or environmental) factors; gender role, on the other hand, is manifested within society by observable factors such as behavior and appearance. For example, if a person considers himself a male and is most comfortable referring to his personal gender in masculine terms, then his gender identity is male. However, his gender role is male only if he demonstrates typically male characteristics in behavior, dress, and/or mannerisms."
I don’t know if this helps or clarifies anything though.
I actually really frickin hate melos and I have since the moment I saw the genus list before I was even accepted to join the site and I’m annoyed that there’s a bajillion of them when there could be more gorgeous edits of other pets.
idk it really makes sense that people are upset and aren’t going to immediately forgive someone for being ignorant (maliciously or not), when they’ve repeatedly been negative and rude in the past, and have associated/been involved with/encouraged the bullying and harassment that a certain group of aywas users seems to find fucking hilarious. some people in the group are worse than others and y’all have been like “lol we can’t control what they do” but yeah sure you haven’t exactly tried to let your friends know when they’re being bigoted shitheads, either.
people just don’t forgive and forget or get over it or whatever when you apologize for ONE mistake/slip up when you’ve been nasty over and over and over.
a few giveaways and acts of kindness don’t make you a saint and i’m sorry you feel like you have to stay away from tumblr now that you’re getting some backlash from your ignorant comments but idk dudes
LOL You’re all wayyyy too sensitive and highstrung these days.
"Omg a rabid bunny! I feel sick!"
"Get that cross away from me; it gives me hives!"
"Omg I can’t even look at clouds. They give me a rash!"
Like seriously, is there anything you’re not sensitive to? Geezus, how are you people even alive????