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My day today.

  • Teacher:

    So, you dress pretty butch.

  • (Note; my teacher is deaf, and ASL is wicked blunt, so this isn't rude thing for him to say)

  • Me:

    Yeah, I like it more

  • Teacher:

    Men's clothes are much more comfortable. Dresses itch.

  • (Another note, my teacher is a short, fat, married to a woman, 60-something year old man, with a large mustache.)

  • Me:

    You've worn a dress?

  • Teacher:

    My ex-boyfriend and I went to a few bars in drag. I wore a ballgown and lipstick. It looked good with my mustache. I was beautiful.

  • Me:

    ..........

  • Me:

    You are the pinnacle of human evolution.

nordrum asked:

Thank you, your quest for black people in medieval Bohemia just made my day. Did you know, that we also imported Inuits and penguins? We used them in our medieval theme parks. Because you wouldn´t want to have your accuracy clouded by facts ;) Thanks again.

medievalpoc:

This was never particularly funny or fun, but this is actually a new low. Apparently, the inclusion of people of color in a video game is as laughable and ridiculous to you as putting penguins in the game. Like, on top of the comparison to animals (how original), there’s the whole implication that including specifically Black people is so inherently something that “doesn’t belong”, it stands on its own as your idea of a joke.

Like, let’s really be honest here. It’s been months since someone originally asked me a question about Kingdom Come: Deliverance and its lack of any representation of people of color whatsoever (not to mention any female player character, and then claiming to have the most “ultimate character customization tool ever created”).

And on top of the obvious fact that they made the game, just as they intended it originally, the fandom for this game at this point just comes off like a cross between sore winners and gloating bullies. All I did was point out on my blog that they could have put people of color in their video game (and that includes Asian people, Romani/Roma people, Black people, seriously, everyone has historical precedent), but they didn’t want to, and so they didn’t.

But it still needs to be rubbed in. Because apparently I and anyone and everyone else who MIGHT have been interested in the game and is a person of color need to be put in their place. The harassing messages weren’t enough, the endless threads about how I was “attacking” these poor, blameless millionaire game developers weren’t enough, the message board traffic from the Czech republic using racial slurs (in English) and talking about “doing a hate crime” that made me late for work one day so I could deal with that….it’s never really enough, is it?

Because how dare I say anything, ever. How dare any person of color want to be a part of something that was apparently intended not just for white men only, but the kind of person who sends this kind of message.

Because it’s not enough to win. You have to really rub their faces in the dirt, shame them, make them sorry they EVER said ANYTHING, even looked in your direction. Because even MONTHS LATER, you have to come back and revisit it, shove them around some more. Tell them they’re animals, they’re a joke, they are pathetic and ridiculous to try and make sure they never speak again, never criticize, never challenge.

I appreciate the messages people have sent me expressing concern for my safety, but I’m an activist in my day to day life, too. I run these risks knowingly, and because this is too important to stop. I work with other activists, including ones who used to do even more dangerous work previously, and honestly, why the hell should we live our lives in fear?

I hope it makes people sick to their stomachs to think that we would be considered at risk for helping people. It’s my job to facilitate, accommodate, counsel, and advocate for marginalized students. But it just wasn’t enough, and I started this blog because some people can’t even make it to college at all. I believe everyone should have access to this knowledge, not just those who can pay.

The real point here is that I want my readers to know that this jackass can chuckle all they want, I am not going to stop. I won’t shut up, and for every chucklehead like this, there’s someone like me who’s fighting.

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