I think this speaks for itself. Accepting a person doesn’t mean you get to put limits on their freedom. You can’t be an ally and want us to stop talking, or labeling, or demanding to be heard.
Acceptance has no exceptions. Period.
“AS LONG AS YOU DON’T USE A WEIRD LABEL”
I have seen far too many people on tumblr start to whine that eight labels for sexuality is going “too far”, when a lot of those people know over 81 times that when it comes to Pokemon, and I’m pretty sure sexuality labels are more important that virtual monsters.
Sexuality and gender identity labels aren’t “frivolous”. And the vast majority of people that use them aren’t trying to be “special”, they’re merely trying to find a word that validates and explains their orientation - something that most people have and take for granted. I don’t care if you don’t want to use labels for yourself, or that you personally think labels are stupid, they aren’t stupid to everyone. And to a lot of people, using those labels help themselves more than it simply helps people understand their orientation. Having an actual word helps validate to themselves on a subconscious level that their orientation is legitimate. It also helps many people unite, and find others who wish the same in a partnership.
So what, is being open-minded and accepting becoming too mainstream here and now all the hipsters are going to the other extreme?
Whoa, back up. Did you just say sexuality is more important than POKÉMON?
[Also, there’s 17 types of Pokémon, not ≥648. Unless you’re referring to the number of species (649), in which case I find it hard to equivocate a variance in identity with a variance in genus. Anyway, I think I’m completely missing the point of this due to being distracted by a tangent that stumbles over mere technicality. I have no actual objections save for the commentary on the importance of Pokémon.]