I was recently reading an article on ableist language, and which words to no longer use, and when I scrolled down to the comments section, this is what I see: “You give these words power by being offended by them! Just ignore them” or “They’re just adjectives, grow the fuck up” or insulting the article by using all the listed ableist words, oh and my personal fav "Ugh so I can’t use *cue ableist word here* anymore?! Ugh stop trying to be so PC and go outside" and I’m just like what the fuck?! Okay first of all just ignore them?! I’ll just pretend that when I hear fag hurled down the street I don’t feel like throwing up. Or when POCs hear racist comments will you tell them to ignore it too? Will you tell the non-able-bodied people who are triggered by these words to just “grow up”?! And the fact that people view their own personal inconvenience at having to stop using these words more important than people getting triggered or very upset by these words makes me feel like they should revoke their status of human being. As if acting like a decent person is too much fucking work. People who are in a position of privilege need to stop acting as if slurs aimed at the unprivileged don’t matter just because they don’t affect them. I bet those people wouldn’t know the power of words up there on their thrones of oppression.
day 2: favorite scene
I could write poems on how this scene is important (plus the part that didn’t make it to the gifset) but I’ll just say this is my favorite because it shows how much Regina understands herself. And I just wonder how many times she lied in her bed at night wondering what would’ve happened if she entered that tavern and met Robin, but knowing Regina, I also know that after a while she would’ve just stopped thinking about it because it was just too hard. Maybe, she buried that moment in her mind very deeply, but then meeting Tinker Bell again brought it all back. And she finds herself opening up to that fairy, someone whose life she ruined - just like other hundreds, maybe thousands - but someone she did care about and maybe felt a little bit guilty about what she did. Someone that brought back this strong and agonizing memory, the biggest “what if” in her life, that she had buried before. This is the first time we see Regina legitimately speaking about her past and her choices, about how she chose anger over hope, and most importantly, how she managed to convince Tinker Bell this wasn’t the right choice. Because she knows better than anyone why it isn’t.
"You think the dead we have loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you have need of him. How else could you produce that particular Patronus? Prongs rode again last night.”