Ok, so there’s a contingent of angry ex wot fans who complain about the sexism, racism, transmysoginism (pretty sure I butchered that) and many other isms prevalent in…
Okay, but how many people actually do the “Omg no trans character, die cis scum”? Like, srsly? I guess i can’t 100% say that it has never happened, but that is such a common straw man to pull against people who speak out on social justice issues, that I can’t take it seriously. All i’ve ever seen is people speak up about the very problematic way gender is constructed, and then getting yelled at for it. And it’s not like there isn’t anything to be upset about when it comes to this issue. WoT and it’s extremely strictly binary gender system does a HUGE disservice to trans and intersex people. It’s not entitlement that causes people to get upset over the fact that Jordan has created a world were trans and intersex people are not just invisible or ignored, but where it seems pretty much impossible that they exist at all.
In the real world? Very few seeing as how if you behave like this in the real world it gets shut down rather quickly since you notice that everyone around you is looking at you like you are a crazy person. But on the internet and specifically places like tumblr this kind of idiotic attitude is highly encouraged
Really? I haven’t. From what I have noticed most discussion are pretty civil. Usually things get heated only when outright sexist and racist assholes and their counterparts(the already mentioned social justice extremists) get involved
There is no more to be upset about then there is about literally everything else in society(which to be fair is a lot). Like it or not the whole trans/multiple gender things has become popular and positive extremely recently. Just a few years ago nobody gave a damn. To expect that a old white dude from the American South who wrote this series in the 80’s would not only include such at the time fringe and highly disliked minority but would actually make it a central part of his universe(because his entire universe is about the male/female dynamic) is absolutely ridiculous to me.
Of course that doesn’t mean people don’t have the right to be angry. Everybody has the right to feel however they want to.especially when they are part of a group that is under a constant oppression and attacks.