Look, no one said anyone should go for the author. Yeah, they’ve worked hard on their story, and you should atleast respect them for that. Yeah, I know that. However-
The mafia is really wrong. Really. Do you even know half of what they do? They’re rapists, murderers, kidnappers, all sorts. So please don’t say there’s nothing wrong with it, when in reality, there’s a lot. It’s not just a story. It honestly annoys me so much when people say this. When I was 12, I dreamed of a mafia boss coming to whisk me away into a sick happy ever after. Don’t you see how wrong that is? Stories have impact on people. So being the 12 y/o that I was, I simply saw a story that had millions of reads, read it, and formed some messed up fantasy world where the mafia is alright. They abuse they’re women, if you didn’t know. At least that’s how the stories portray it. The women are merely better than slaves, and if you think a woman will change the thinking of a criminal just because “he fell in love with her,” then, and I mean this in the nicest way possible, wake up. See the real world. If that was so true than police officers would just bring a woman to a criminal and everyone would be happy. It’s unrealistic. It’s sick. Its just plain sad how you can say there’s nothing wrong with it.
Now, teachersxstudents is now ok? That is taking advantage of a young person who you’re supposed to be teaching, not having intimate relationships with. It’s messed up,ok? How can you say a teacher taking advantage of their student is alright? It’s not. It’s sad. It makes me wanna cry honestly. It disgusts me.
Let me ask you a question. If someone said something racist or homophobic in a story, would that be ok? Would you just sit there and say “doobidoobidoo. It’s jUsT a sToRy. It doesn’t matter that it might hurt someone. Stories don’t even matter”? Well, I wouldn’t. I won’t attack the author, but I sure as hell would go up to them and confront them.
It’s completely different if you have a certain preference. Yes, leave the author. You don’t like romance, yeah, don’t read it. Oh, but you see a story glorifying abusive men, then, respectfully, I think you’d have a right to question it.
So no, I will not leave those stories alone. I will keep on speaking my mind, hoping that these tropes will fade away.