He wrote last year but I’m still seeing this happen the more I get involved in fandoms. This is why I generally don’t engage unless it comes to me. I like to enjoy things as long as possible.
I heard an accusation. But what she and my Dad were trying to make me hear was their question:Why do you love a thing that won’t even let you exist within their made up worlds?
The issue for marginalized folks in any geekdom is navigating this issue, all the time, every time: how much of my money do I want to give to people who literally want me dead?
Your options come down to three choices, all of which are terrible:
Speak no evil
Participate, enjoy to what you can, try to endure or avoid and say nothing. You avoid some drama, but you’re always subject to microaggressions, and nothing changes. Enjoy feeling like you contribute to people prospering who want you to die.
Walk away. You do not give money or fame to the people who hate you. You’ve been driven out of…
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