This is the first time in a century that we have enough scholarly backup to shove back in the faces of the SWM who tells us “those are only legends,” “those are just stories,” “that was blown way out of proportion,” and most recently, “this fantasy is realistic to history.” Being treated like possessions in our common history is true for women; it’s true for people of color, and it’s true for LGBTQ people. Our society can’t bury us under the achievements of straight white men, though, because we are too much a part of history. We need to include ourselves in mainstream fiction and in speculative fiction, because we have always been here, all of us, all of us holding different, important roles. Don’t let them ignore us anymore.
i’m actually fucking crying right now
people really don’t understand what a lack of representation can do to people
But tell me again why representation is unimportant?