friendly reminder: owning up to, learning from, and apologizing for your mistakes can go a long way
Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.
I will always re-blog this
|Same gay men:||Eeeewww vaginas!|
|Same gay men:||*says t slur gratuitously*|
|Same gay men:||*imitates black women to look 'sassy'*|
|Same gay men:||you're not bisexual/pansexual/asexual just make up your mind|
|male game designer:||hey maybe we should treat women like people|
|male gamer:||how could you say these things... i trusted you... i have lost a hero on this day|
A few years ago Simon was a total asshole, saying misogynistic things left and right. One example is him saying “Have women invented shutting the fuck up?” to a maybe 19 year old Hannah who was defending the importance of women in history by listing the things they have invented.
He’s just one guy but it kinda gives me hope that sexist jerks with ego-centric world views can change a LOT. I don’t know exactly how this happened but I feel it is really good it did happen.