you know what we need? we need queer romcoms. we don’t need any more sad lifetime movies about queers who end up dead or heartbroken. we don’t need any more real life stories. we need queer romcoms.
- ladies falling in love after they stumble against each other on the subway.
- guys who work for opposite companies and bicker at the meetings until one of them kisses the other.
- a trans lady bartender who always ends up having deep philosophical chats with a drunk girl who gets dumped every week by a different person.
- an asexual journalist falling in love with the football player xir interview every week after the matches, and cute make outs and a lot of awkwardness around the ace thing with the fight and the ridiculous gesture of love and the make up.
- happy fluffy endings after a lot of dumb cute shit happening.
- queer rom coms !!!
Cons of noun-based pronouns:
- vaguely ableist, as it’s a sudden change in the use of a very specific part of language that makes no linguistic sense and makes it difficult for people with certain disabilities to learn / use
- non-universal, meaning that since they are based on specific nouns and not new words in and of themselves (like xe, hir, etc.), they will be difficult or impossible to translate, posing an obstacle for ESL / multilinguial / hearing-impaired individuals to use / understand
- they are othering in the most extreme sense of the word
- makes many trans* and NB individuals feel trivialized as their struggles for socially acceptable, daily use pronouns that make them feel comfortable with themselves are being reduced to lists of “words that sound cool”
Pros of noun-based pronouns
- they make people feel cute
Just when you thought the otherkin side of Tumblr was embarrassed into submission.
Do not touch your body with bad intentions. Rub your belly when it is full. Stroke your soft skin. Hug yourself, even if it’s silly, because it feels nice. Pleasure yourself. Do not touch your body with bad intentions. Do not pinch at the fat on your stomach. Do not scratch at your skin. Do not hate the shell you’re encased in.