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Ten Things You Didnt Know (and Didn't Care To Know) About Being Bisexual

bisexual-community:

haveagaydayorg:

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Bisexuals

  1. Bisexual men are 50 percent more likely to live in poverty than gay men
  2. Bisexual women are more than twice as likely to live in poverty as lesbians
  3. Bisexual men and women are at least one-third less likely to disclose their sexual identity to their doctors than gays or lesbians
  4. In comparison with lesbians and gays, bisexuals have a higher lifetime prevalence of sexual victimization.
  5. Forty percent of LGBT people of color identify as bisexual
  6. Bisexual women are almost six times more likely than heterosexual women to have seriously considered suicide, and four times more likely than lesbians
  7. Bisexual men are almost seven times more likely than heterosexual men to have seriously considered suicide, and over four times more likely than gay men
  8. Bisexual employees are eight times as likely to be in the closet compared to lesbian and gay counterparts
  9. Fifty-five percent of bisexual employees are not out to anyone at work
  10. From 2008 to 2012, only $5,000 in grants were awarded to bi-specific projects or bisexual organizations.

[Sources: The Williams Institute, Bisexual Invisibility: Impacts and Recommendations, National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, Sexual Research and Social Policy]

we’re here, we’re queer and we’re a lot more valid in our anger than you’d like to admit

msmeiriona:

ju5t4n3rd:

dontcallmerae:

This is why I love Starfire.

No. Like. This scene was really important. This douche hated her entire race and took that hatred out on Starfire. He called her slurs throughout the entire episode. And Starfire just endured it, because she knew her friends loved this guy. And when he is in trouble, about to die; she has every right to let him. But what does she do? She starts trying to help him. And even as she’s trying to save his life, he pushes her away, throwing slurs at her face. But she presses on, and ends up saving him. Do you know how important it was to see this as a kid? That no matter how much someone treats you with hatefulness and cruelty, the right thing to do when they’re in danger is to help them? That’s some powerful shit for a ‘kids show’, and don’t you dare look me in the eye and tell me that all of this is just superhero bullshit.
Rant done.

Even if they dropped the ball with Victor not actually addressing his race and citing his robotics as a reason for prejudice against him, the reason he understood what Starfire felt, this was a landmark episode.
The slur Val-Yor (subtle show) uses, “Troq” means… you know what, let’s just grab Cyborg and Starfire’s moment of dialogue for reference.
Cyborg: What’s up? I thought you said it didn’t mean anything.Starfire: No. I said it means “nothing”. When Val-Yor calls me “Troq”, he is saying that I am worthless, a nothing.Cyborg: Star…Starfire: There are those on other planets who feel Tamaraneans are inferior. Troq is what they call us.Cyborg: So he’s calling you a terrible name. And you know that if you punch him out, it’ll just confirm all the bad stuff he thinks about you?Starfire: Yes. You know what it is like to be judged simply by the way you look?Cyborg: Of course I do. I’m part robot.
The show isn’t pulling any punches here, it may be using alien species, but it’s showing a racist being a racist even while he acts as a superhero, and it uses actual attitudes people may encounter (“You must be one of the good ones.” When he has to acknowledge she saved his life.) This is incredible and the show should have gotten awards for this. More shows should consider these ideas and use them, even as ‘filler’ episodes, because we need to see it. 
Val-Yor is a racist ass. But Starfire doesn’t let him win, and delivers an amazing line in the end, reminding me why Kory is one of the best characters around, even if she was created for the cheesecake appeal in comics, she has a lot more to her, a lot of heart and soul that should be highlighted more often.
Robin: I’m sorry Val-Yor treated you like that. If I’d known, I’d never would’ve let it happen.Cyborg: None of us would.Starfire: There is nothing you could’ve done. There will always be people who say mean words because you are different. And sometimes their minds cannot be changed. But there are many more people who do not judge others based on how they look or where they are from. Those are the people whose words truly matter.
Way to go, Teen Titans. You were an amazing part of my teenage years, and I wish we’d gotten more of you.
msmeiriona:

ju5t4n3rd:

dontcallmerae:

This is why I love Starfire.

No. Like. This scene was really important. This douche hated her entire race and took that hatred out on Starfire. He called her slurs throughout the entire episode. And Starfire just endured it, because she knew her friends loved this guy. And when he is in trouble, about to die; she has every right to let him. But what does she do? She starts trying to help him. And even as she’s trying to save his life, he pushes her away, throwing slurs at her face. But she presses on, and ends up saving him. Do you know how important it was to see this as a kid? That no matter how much someone treats you with hatefulness and cruelty, the right thing to do when they’re in danger is to help them? That’s some powerful shit for a ‘kids show’, and don’t you dare look me in the eye and tell me that all of this is just superhero bullshit.
Rant done.

Even if they dropped the ball with Victor not actually addressing his race and citing his robotics as a reason for prejudice against him, the reason he understood what Starfire felt, this was a landmark episode.
The slur Val-Yor (subtle show) uses, “Troq” means… you know what, let’s just grab Cyborg and Starfire’s moment of dialogue for reference.
Cyborg: What’s up? I thought you said it didn’t mean anything.Starfire: No. I said it means “nothing”. When Val-Yor calls me “Troq”, he is saying that I am worthless, a nothing.Cyborg: Star…Starfire: There are those on other planets who feel Tamaraneans are inferior. Troq is what they call us.Cyborg: So he’s calling you a terrible name. And you know that if you punch him out, it’ll just confirm all the bad stuff he thinks about you?Starfire: Yes. You know what it is like to be judged simply by the way you look?Cyborg: Of course I do. I’m part robot.
The show isn’t pulling any punches here, it may be using alien species, but it’s showing a racist being a racist even while he acts as a superhero, and it uses actual attitudes people may encounter (“You must be one of the good ones.” When he has to acknowledge she saved his life.) This is incredible and the show should have gotten awards for this. More shows should consider these ideas and use them, even as ‘filler’ episodes, because we need to see it. 
Val-Yor is a racist ass. But Starfire doesn’t let him win, and delivers an amazing line in the end, reminding me why Kory is one of the best characters around, even if she was created for the cheesecake appeal in comics, she has a lot more to her, a lot of heart and soul that should be highlighted more often.
Robin: I’m sorry Val-Yor treated you like that. If I’d known, I’d never would’ve let it happen.Cyborg: None of us would.Starfire: There is nothing you could’ve done. There will always be people who say mean words because you are different. And sometimes their minds cannot be changed. But there are many more people who do not judge others based on how they look or where they are from. Those are the people whose words truly matter.
Way to go, Teen Titans. You were an amazing part of my teenage years, and I wish we’d gotten more of you.
msmeiriona:

ju5t4n3rd:

dontcallmerae:

This is why I love Starfire.

No. Like. This scene was really important. This douche hated her entire race and took that hatred out on Starfire. He called her slurs throughout the entire episode. And Starfire just endured it, because she knew her friends loved this guy. And when he is in trouble, about to die; she has every right to let him. But what does she do? She starts trying to help him. And even as she’s trying to save his life, he pushes her away, throwing slurs at her face. But she presses on, and ends up saving him. Do you know how important it was to see this as a kid? That no matter how much someone treats you with hatefulness and cruelty, the right thing to do when they’re in danger is to help them? That’s some powerful shit for a ‘kids show’, and don’t you dare look me in the eye and tell me that all of this is just superhero bullshit.
Rant done.

Even if they dropped the ball with Victor not actually addressing his race and citing his robotics as a reason for prejudice against him, the reason he understood what Starfire felt, this was a landmark episode.
The slur Val-Yor (subtle show) uses, “Troq” means… you know what, let’s just grab Cyborg and Starfire’s moment of dialogue for reference.
Cyborg: What’s up? I thought you said it didn’t mean anything.Starfire: No. I said it means “nothing”. When Val-Yor calls me “Troq”, he is saying that I am worthless, a nothing.Cyborg: Star…Starfire: There are those on other planets who feel Tamaraneans are inferior. Troq is what they call us.Cyborg: So he’s calling you a terrible name. And you know that if you punch him out, it’ll just confirm all the bad stuff he thinks about you?Starfire: Yes. You know what it is like to be judged simply by the way you look?Cyborg: Of course I do. I’m part robot.
The show isn’t pulling any punches here, it may be using alien species, but it’s showing a racist being a racist even while he acts as a superhero, and it uses actual attitudes people may encounter (“You must be one of the good ones.” When he has to acknowledge she saved his life.) This is incredible and the show should have gotten awards for this. More shows should consider these ideas and use them, even as ‘filler’ episodes, because we need to see it. 
Val-Yor is a racist ass. But Starfire doesn’t let him win, and delivers an amazing line in the end, reminding me why Kory is one of the best characters around, even if she was created for the cheesecake appeal in comics, she has a lot more to her, a lot of heart and soul that should be highlighted more often.
Robin: I’m sorry Val-Yor treated you like that. If I’d known, I’d never would’ve let it happen.Cyborg: None of us would.Starfire: There is nothing you could’ve done. There will always be people who say mean words because you are different. And sometimes their minds cannot be changed. But there are many more people who do not judge others based on how they look or where they are from. Those are the people whose words truly matter.
Way to go, Teen Titans. You were an amazing part of my teenage years, and I wish we’d gotten more of you.
msmeiriona:

ju5t4n3rd:

dontcallmerae:

This is why I love Starfire.

No. Like. This scene was really important. This douche hated her entire race and took that hatred out on Starfire. He called her slurs throughout the entire episode. And Starfire just endured it, because she knew her friends loved this guy. And when he is in trouble, about to die; she has every right to let him. But what does she do? She starts trying to help him. And even as she’s trying to save his life, he pushes her away, throwing slurs at her face. But she presses on, and ends up saving him. Do you know how important it was to see this as a kid? That no matter how much someone treats you with hatefulness and cruelty, the right thing to do when they’re in danger is to help them? That’s some powerful shit for a ‘kids show’, and don’t you dare look me in the eye and tell me that all of this is just superhero bullshit.
Rant done.

Even if they dropped the ball with Victor not actually addressing his race and citing his robotics as a reason for prejudice against him, the reason he understood what Starfire felt, this was a landmark episode.
The slur Val-Yor (subtle show) uses, “Troq” means… you know what, let’s just grab Cyborg and Starfire’s moment of dialogue for reference.
Cyborg: What’s up? I thought you said it didn’t mean anything.Starfire: No. I said it means “nothing”. When Val-Yor calls me “Troq”, he is saying that I am worthless, a nothing.Cyborg: Star…Starfire: There are those on other planets who feel Tamaraneans are inferior. Troq is what they call us.Cyborg: So he’s calling you a terrible name. And you know that if you punch him out, it’ll just confirm all the bad stuff he thinks about you?Starfire: Yes. You know what it is like to be judged simply by the way you look?Cyborg: Of course I do. I’m part robot.
The show isn’t pulling any punches here, it may be using alien species, but it’s showing a racist being a racist even while he acts as a superhero, and it uses actual attitudes people may encounter (“You must be one of the good ones.” When he has to acknowledge she saved his life.) This is incredible and the show should have gotten awards for this. More shows should consider these ideas and use them, even as ‘filler’ episodes, because we need to see it. 
Val-Yor is a racist ass. But Starfire doesn’t let him win, and delivers an amazing line in the end, reminding me why Kory is one of the best characters around, even if she was created for the cheesecake appeal in comics, she has a lot more to her, a lot of heart and soul that should be highlighted more often.
Robin: I’m sorry Val-Yor treated you like that. If I’d known, I’d never would’ve let it happen.Cyborg: None of us would.Starfire: There is nothing you could’ve done. There will always be people who say mean words because you are different. And sometimes their minds cannot be changed. But there are many more people who do not judge others based on how they look or where they are from. Those are the people whose words truly matter.
Way to go, Teen Titans. You were an amazing part of my teenage years, and I wish we’d gotten more of you.
msmeiriona:

ju5t4n3rd:

dontcallmerae:

This is why I love Starfire.

No. Like. This scene was really important. This douche hated her entire race and took that hatred out on Starfire. He called her slurs throughout the entire episode. And Starfire just endured it, because she knew her friends loved this guy. And when he is in trouble, about to die; she has every right to let him. But what does she do? She starts trying to help him. And even as she’s trying to save his life, he pushes her away, throwing slurs at her face. But she presses on, and ends up saving him. Do you know how important it was to see this as a kid? That no matter how much someone treats you with hatefulness and cruelty, the right thing to do when they’re in danger is to help them? That’s some powerful shit for a ‘kids show’, and don’t you dare look me in the eye and tell me that all of this is just superhero bullshit.
Rant done.

Even if they dropped the ball with Victor not actually addressing his race and citing his robotics as a reason for prejudice against him, the reason he understood what Starfire felt, this was a landmark episode.
The slur Val-Yor (subtle show) uses, “Troq” means… you know what, let’s just grab Cyborg and Starfire’s moment of dialogue for reference.
Cyborg: What’s up? I thought you said it didn’t mean anything.Starfire: No. I said it means “nothing”. When Val-Yor calls me “Troq”, he is saying that I am worthless, a nothing.Cyborg: Star…Starfire: There are those on other planets who feel Tamaraneans are inferior. Troq is what they call us.Cyborg: So he’s calling you a terrible name. And you know that if you punch him out, it’ll just confirm all the bad stuff he thinks about you?Starfire: Yes. You know what it is like to be judged simply by the way you look?Cyborg: Of course I do. I’m part robot.
The show isn’t pulling any punches here, it may be using alien species, but it’s showing a racist being a racist even while he acts as a superhero, and it uses actual attitudes people may encounter (“You must be one of the good ones.” When he has to acknowledge she saved his life.) This is incredible and the show should have gotten awards for this. More shows should consider these ideas and use them, even as ‘filler’ episodes, because we need to see it. 
Val-Yor is a racist ass. But Starfire doesn’t let him win, and delivers an amazing line in the end, reminding me why Kory is one of the best characters around, even if she was created for the cheesecake appeal in comics, she has a lot more to her, a lot of heart and soul that should be highlighted more often.
Robin: I’m sorry Val-Yor treated you like that. If I’d known, I’d never would’ve let it happen.Cyborg: None of us would.Starfire: There is nothing you could’ve done. There will always be people who say mean words because you are different. And sometimes their minds cannot be changed. But there are many more people who do not judge others based on how they look or where they are from. Those are the people whose words truly matter.
Way to go, Teen Titans. You were an amazing part of my teenage years, and I wish we’d gotten more of you.
msmeiriona:

ju5t4n3rd:

dontcallmerae:

This is why I love Starfire.

No. Like. This scene was really important. This douche hated her entire race and took that hatred out on Starfire. He called her slurs throughout the entire episode. And Starfire just endured it, because she knew her friends loved this guy. And when he is in trouble, about to die; she has every right to let him. But what does she do? She starts trying to help him. And even as she’s trying to save his life, he pushes her away, throwing slurs at her face. But she presses on, and ends up saving him. Do you know how important it was to see this as a kid? That no matter how much someone treats you with hatefulness and cruelty, the right thing to do when they’re in danger is to help them? That’s some powerful shit for a ‘kids show’, and don’t you dare look me in the eye and tell me that all of this is just superhero bullshit.
Rant done.

Even if they dropped the ball with Victor not actually addressing his race and citing his robotics as a reason for prejudice against him, the reason he understood what Starfire felt, this was a landmark episode.
The slur Val-Yor (subtle show) uses, “Troq” means… you know what, let’s just grab Cyborg and Starfire’s moment of dialogue for reference.
Cyborg: What’s up? I thought you said it didn’t mean anything.Starfire: No. I said it means “nothing”. When Val-Yor calls me “Troq”, he is saying that I am worthless, a nothing.Cyborg: Star…Starfire: There are those on other planets who feel Tamaraneans are inferior. Troq is what they call us.Cyborg: So he’s calling you a terrible name. And you know that if you punch him out, it’ll just confirm all the bad stuff he thinks about you?Starfire: Yes. You know what it is like to be judged simply by the way you look?Cyborg: Of course I do. I’m part robot.
The show isn’t pulling any punches here, it may be using alien species, but it’s showing a racist being a racist even while he acts as a superhero, and it uses actual attitudes people may encounter (“You must be one of the good ones.” When he has to acknowledge she saved his life.) This is incredible and the show should have gotten awards for this. More shows should consider these ideas and use them, even as ‘filler’ episodes, because we need to see it. 
Val-Yor is a racist ass. But Starfire doesn’t let him win, and delivers an amazing line in the end, reminding me why Kory is one of the best characters around, even if she was created for the cheesecake appeal in comics, she has a lot more to her, a lot of heart and soul that should be highlighted more often.
Robin: I’m sorry Val-Yor treated you like that. If I’d known, I’d never would’ve let it happen.Cyborg: None of us would.Starfire: There is nothing you could’ve done. There will always be people who say mean words because you are different. And sometimes their minds cannot be changed. But there are many more people who do not judge others based on how they look or where they are from. Those are the people whose words truly matter.
Way to go, Teen Titans. You were an amazing part of my teenage years, and I wish we’d gotten more of you.
msmeiriona:

ju5t4n3rd:

dontcallmerae:

This is why I love Starfire.

No. Like. This scene was really important. This douche hated her entire race and took that hatred out on Starfire. He called her slurs throughout the entire episode. And Starfire just endured it, because she knew her friends loved this guy. And when he is in trouble, about to die; she has every right to let him. But what does she do? She starts trying to help him. And even as she’s trying to save his life, he pushes her away, throwing slurs at her face. But she presses on, and ends up saving him. Do you know how important it was to see this as a kid? That no matter how much someone treats you with hatefulness and cruelty, the right thing to do when they’re in danger is to help them? That’s some powerful shit for a ‘kids show’, and don’t you dare look me in the eye and tell me that all of this is just superhero bullshit.
Rant done.

Even if they dropped the ball with Victor not actually addressing his race and citing his robotics as a reason for prejudice against him, the reason he understood what Starfire felt, this was a landmark episode.
The slur Val-Yor (subtle show) uses, “Troq” means… you know what, let’s just grab Cyborg and Starfire’s moment of dialogue for reference.
Cyborg: What’s up? I thought you said it didn’t mean anything.Starfire: No. I said it means “nothing”. When Val-Yor calls me “Troq”, he is saying that I am worthless, a nothing.Cyborg: Star…Starfire: There are those on other planets who feel Tamaraneans are inferior. Troq is what they call us.Cyborg: So he’s calling you a terrible name. And you know that if you punch him out, it’ll just confirm all the bad stuff he thinks about you?Starfire: Yes. You know what it is like to be judged simply by the way you look?Cyborg: Of course I do. I’m part robot.
The show isn’t pulling any punches here, it may be using alien species, but it’s showing a racist being a racist even while he acts as a superhero, and it uses actual attitudes people may encounter (“You must be one of the good ones.” When he has to acknowledge she saved his life.) This is incredible and the show should have gotten awards for this. More shows should consider these ideas and use them, even as ‘filler’ episodes, because we need to see it. 
Val-Yor is a racist ass. But Starfire doesn’t let him win, and delivers an amazing line in the end, reminding me why Kory is one of the best characters around, even if she was created for the cheesecake appeal in comics, she has a lot more to her, a lot of heart and soul that should be highlighted more often.
Robin: I’m sorry Val-Yor treated you like that. If I’d known, I’d never would’ve let it happen.Cyborg: None of us would.Starfire: There is nothing you could’ve done. There will always be people who say mean words because you are different. And sometimes their minds cannot be changed. But there are many more people who do not judge others based on how they look or where they are from. Those are the people whose words truly matter.
Way to go, Teen Titans. You were an amazing part of my teenage years, and I wish we’d gotten more of you.
msmeiriona:

ju5t4n3rd:

dontcallmerae:

This is why I love Starfire.

No. Like. This scene was really important. This douche hated her entire race and took that hatred out on Starfire. He called her slurs throughout the entire episode. And Starfire just endured it, because she knew her friends loved this guy. And when he is in trouble, about to die; she has every right to let him. But what does she do? She starts trying to help him. And even as she’s trying to save his life, he pushes her away, throwing slurs at her face. But she presses on, and ends up saving him. Do you know how important it was to see this as a kid? That no matter how much someone treats you with hatefulness and cruelty, the right thing to do when they’re in danger is to help them? That’s some powerful shit for a ‘kids show’, and don’t you dare look me in the eye and tell me that all of this is just superhero bullshit.
Rant done.

Even if they dropped the ball with Victor not actually addressing his race and citing his robotics as a reason for prejudice against him, the reason he understood what Starfire felt, this was a landmark episode.
The slur Val-Yor (subtle show) uses, “Troq” means… you know what, let’s just grab Cyborg and Starfire’s moment of dialogue for reference.
Cyborg: What’s up? I thought you said it didn’t mean anything.Starfire: No. I said it means “nothing”. When Val-Yor calls me “Troq”, he is saying that I am worthless, a nothing.Cyborg: Star…Starfire: There are those on other planets who feel Tamaraneans are inferior. Troq is what they call us.Cyborg: So he’s calling you a terrible name. And you know that if you punch him out, it’ll just confirm all the bad stuff he thinks about you?Starfire: Yes. You know what it is like to be judged simply by the way you look?Cyborg: Of course I do. I’m part robot.
The show isn’t pulling any punches here, it may be using alien species, but it’s showing a racist being a racist even while he acts as a superhero, and it uses actual attitudes people may encounter (“You must be one of the good ones.” When he has to acknowledge she saved his life.) This is incredible and the show should have gotten awards for this. More shows should consider these ideas and use them, even as ‘filler’ episodes, because we need to see it. 
Val-Yor is a racist ass. But Starfire doesn’t let him win, and delivers an amazing line in the end, reminding me why Kory is one of the best characters around, even if she was created for the cheesecake appeal in comics, she has a lot more to her, a lot of heart and soul that should be highlighted more often.
Robin: I’m sorry Val-Yor treated you like that. If I’d known, I’d never would’ve let it happen.Cyborg: None of us would.Starfire: There is nothing you could’ve done. There will always be people who say mean words because you are different. And sometimes their minds cannot be changed. But there are many more people who do not judge others based on how they look or where they are from. Those are the people whose words truly matter.
Way to go, Teen Titans. You were an amazing part of my teenage years, and I wish we’d gotten more of you.

msmeiriona:

ju5t4n3rd:

dontcallmerae:

This is why I love Starfire.

No. Like. This scene was really important. This douche hated her entire race and took that hatred out on Starfire. He called her slurs throughout the entire episode. And Starfire just endured it, because she knew her friends loved this guy. And when he is in trouble, about to die; she has every right to let him. But what does she do? She starts trying to help him. And even as she’s trying to save his life, he pushes her away, throwing slurs at her face. But she presses on, and ends up saving him. Do you know how important it was to see this as a kid? That no matter how much someone treats you with hatefulness and cruelty, the right thing to do when they’re in danger is to help them? That’s some powerful shit for a ‘kids show’, and don’t you dare look me in the eye and tell me that all of this is just superhero bullshit.

Rant done.

Even if they dropped the ball with Victor not actually addressing his race and citing his robotics as a reason for prejudice against him, the reason he understood what Starfire felt, this was a landmark episode.

The slur Val-Yor (subtle show) uses, “Troq” means… you know what, let’s just grab Cyborg and Starfire’s moment of dialogue for reference.

Cyborg: What’s up? I thought you said it didn’t mean anything.
Starfire: No. I said it means “nothing”. When Val-Yor calls me “Troq”, he is saying that I am worthless, a nothing.
Cyborg: Star…
Starfire: There are those on other planets who feel Tamaraneans are inferior. Troq is what they call us.
Cyborg: So he’s calling you a terrible name. And you know that if you punch him out, it’ll just confirm all the bad stuff he thinks about you?
Starfire: Yes. You know what it is like to be judged simply by the way you look?
Cyborg: Of course I do. I’m part robot.

The show isn’t pulling any punches here, it may be using alien species, but it’s showing a racist being a racist even while he acts as a superhero, and it uses actual attitudes people may encounter (“You must be one of the good ones.” When he has to acknowledge she saved his life.) This is incredible and the show should have gotten awards for this. More shows should consider these ideas and use them, even as ‘filler’ episodes, because we need to see it. 

Val-Yor is a racist ass. But Starfire doesn’t let him win, and delivers an amazing line in the end, reminding me why Kory is one of the best characters around, even if she was created for the cheesecake appeal in comics, she has a lot more to her, a lot of heart and soul that should be highlighted more often.

  • Robin: I’m sorry Val-Yor treated you like that. If I’d known, I’d never would’ve let it happen.
    Cyborg: None of us would.
    Starfire: There is nothing you could’ve done. There will always be people who say mean words because you are different. And sometimes their minds cannot be changed. But there are many more people who do not judge others based on how they look or where they are from. Those are the people whose words truly matter.

Way to go, Teen Titans. You were an amazing part of my teenage years, and I wish we’d gotten more of you.

disneyforprincesses:

Not about Disney Princesses but very important because people love to talk about how Disney is seperating itself from its racist past, but yet another example of how Disney is being racist. My favorite part of this is how they point out that Disney now wants to be diverse when it comes to an all POC cast specifically an Asian cast, but couldn’t do the same with movies like Brave or Frozen. Simply put, divserity is only important when there are no white people present. Do better Disney.-Didi
disneyforprincesses:

Not about Disney Princesses but very important because people love to talk about how Disney is seperating itself from its racist past, but yet another example of how Disney is being racist. My favorite part of this is how they point out that Disney now wants to be diverse when it comes to an all POC cast specifically an Asian cast, but couldn’t do the same with movies like Brave or Frozen. Simply put, divserity is only important when there are no white people present. Do better Disney.-Didi
disneyforprincesses:

Not about Disney Princesses but very important because people love to talk about how Disney is seperating itself from its racist past, but yet another example of how Disney is being racist. My favorite part of this is how they point out that Disney now wants to be diverse when it comes to an all POC cast specifically an Asian cast, but couldn’t do the same with movies like Brave or Frozen. Simply put, divserity is only important when there are no white people present. Do better Disney.-Didi
disneyforprincesses:

Not about Disney Princesses but very important because people love to talk about how Disney is seperating itself from its racist past, but yet another example of how Disney is being racist. My favorite part of this is how they point out that Disney now wants to be diverse when it comes to an all POC cast specifically an Asian cast, but couldn’t do the same with movies like Brave or Frozen. Simply put, divserity is only important when there are no white people present. Do better Disney.-Didi
disneyforprincesses:

Not about Disney Princesses but very important because people love to talk about how Disney is seperating itself from its racist past, but yet another example of how Disney is being racist. My favorite part of this is how they point out that Disney now wants to be diverse when it comes to an all POC cast specifically an Asian cast, but couldn’t do the same with movies like Brave or Frozen. Simply put, divserity is only important when there are no white people present. Do better Disney.-Didi
disneyforprincesses:

Not about Disney Princesses but very important because people love to talk about how Disney is seperating itself from its racist past, but yet another example of how Disney is being racist. My favorite part of this is how they point out that Disney now wants to be diverse when it comes to an all POC cast specifically an Asian cast, but couldn’t do the same with movies like Brave or Frozen. Simply put, divserity is only important when there are no white people present. Do better Disney.-Didi
disneyforprincesses:

Not about Disney Princesses but very important because people love to talk about how Disney is seperating itself from its racist past, but yet another example of how Disney is being racist. My favorite part of this is how they point out that Disney now wants to be diverse when it comes to an all POC cast specifically an Asian cast, but couldn’t do the same with movies like Brave or Frozen. Simply put, divserity is only important when there are no white people present. Do better Disney.-Didi
disneyforprincesses:

Not about Disney Princesses but very important because people love to talk about how Disney is seperating itself from its racist past, but yet another example of how Disney is being racist. My favorite part of this is how they point out that Disney now wants to be diverse when it comes to an all POC cast specifically an Asian cast, but couldn’t do the same with movies like Brave or Frozen. Simply put, divserity is only important when there are no white people present. Do better Disney.-Didi
disneyforprincesses:

Not about Disney Princesses but very important because people love to talk about how Disney is seperating itself from its racist past, but yet another example of how Disney is being racist. My favorite part of this is how they point out that Disney now wants to be diverse when it comes to an all POC cast specifically an Asian cast, but couldn’t do the same with movies like Brave or Frozen. Simply put, divserity is only important when there are no white people present. Do better Disney.-Didi
disneyforprincesses:

Not about Disney Princesses but very important because people love to talk about how Disney is seperating itself from its racist past, but yet another example of how Disney is being racist. My favorite part of this is how they point out that Disney now wants to be diverse when it comes to an all POC cast specifically an Asian cast, but couldn’t do the same with movies like Brave or Frozen. Simply put, divserity is only important when there are no white people present. Do better Disney.-Didi

disneyforprincesses:

Not about Disney Princesses but very important because people love to talk about how Disney is seperating itself from its racist past, but yet another example of how Disney is being racist. My favorite part of this is how they point out that Disney now wants to be diverse when it comes to an all POC cast specifically an Asian cast, but couldn’t do the same with movies like Brave or Frozen. Simply put, divserity is only important when there are no white people present. Do better Disney.
-Didi

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