Sips tea Hello. I just wanted to have a talk with some of you today about an issue that has been going on the Episode and within the community. Puts tea down You see–A lot of you are not understanding or getting what diversity is and what it’s for. Let me explain to you…Ahem
Diversity - showing a great deal of variety; very different types Example: "A culturally diverse population."
Do you get it now? Good! Now let me explain representation–
Representation - the description or portrayal of someone or something in a particular way or as being of a certain nature Example: "The representation of women in newspapers."
You with me? Okay. Let me talk to you about the real issue: Somehow when you address someone for their lack of diversity and representation to other people, they deem you are “going off” “overreacting” “being dramatic” or–this one makes me laugh–“harassing them.” Heh. Didn’t know correcting, telling, educating, and/or just speak on these matters means we “harassing” and “being aggressive.” Guess what? It’s not. I know there are some people that do but MOST of us do not and are mistaken to be as horrid. I don’t understand why though. It’s ridiculous that you think when we speak or talk on these problems it’s bad and we are overreacting. We aren’t. If you are not aware, POC and the LGBT+ community is not really shown or seen a lot within Episode. Nor are we represented right. Treated as objects rather than humans and have no personality what-so-ever. And for you to make an excuse by saying, “The location of the place doesn’t have many.” “It’s not important to the story.” Is wrong and disrespectful. I do not care how good the story is, the fact that you won’t represent others than yourself, the people that widely used throughout the app is ridiculous. This is sad I have to talk about this, right? Nods I know. The ignorance is crucial, I had no other choice. Sips Tea
Now, I would like to say something about some of you POC and LGBT+ community…–If you agree that we are being hostile and overreacting then you are also in the wrong as well. To even say that when we address that OUR people aren’t seen, being used as objects, etc. and we are being dramatic is terrible. Just terrible. Make all the excuses you want, it’s still wrong. If you agree and support what they said rather than us, I don’t know what to say. Shakes Head Do what you want I guess.
And before I am done, I want you to know I am not going after anyone. I’m just giving a little speech and rant. Coughs In conclusion to my statements: Diversity and Representation is important. Talking and educating on it is important and is not harassment! It matters and so do we Sips Tea And if you want to argue on this, please send me a private message and talk with me on there, not here. If you agree, go leave a like and comment on how you feel. I’ll wait…Goes to get more tea And thank you for listening, I appreciate it.