sometimes i just sit and laugh about how there could not be two characters more different than effie trinket and effy stonem
|Anonymous: Hi, I love your blog!I saw one of your posts about Jennifer Lawrence saying derogatory things towards lesbians. I thought Jennifer was really cool and I haven't seen wher say anythin wrong about lesbians, so what exactly is this from?not doubting btw|
Whoops, double reblog, but:
Hey there, nonny! Thanks for being so cool about your question, I know a lot of people would have been very aggressive and angry and demanding about it, but you didn’t, and I like that.
ANYWAY. This is going to be a long answer, because she has said quite a few queerphobic things-not only about lesbians, but about bisexuals and trans* people. I’m going to include it all because a lot of people think it’s not okay to talk shit about gays and lesbians, but it’s okay to talk shit about other queer people.
Firstly: In an interview with Rolling Stone, she talked about being a tomboy as a kid and said that she was “d***y.” Not only is that word a lesphobic slur, it also perpetuates the stereotype that lesbians are all into (for lack of a better word) masculine stuff. And some of them are, and that’s cool. But there are also lesbians who are into feminine stuff, and that’s cool too. Stereotypes like this are a problem because it makes it hard for lesbians who like feminine things to be taken seriously-people tell them they aren’t “real” lesbians.
SECONDLY: When Jen was hosting SNL, she did a really biphobic sketch. Quotes:
- “I might dump my boyfriend because I’m thinking about being bi. Everyone in New York is bi because they’re in such a rush. They’re like ‘I’m a hurry, let’s do this. Whatever. I actually heard someone say that in New York once. I’ve been there two or three times.”
- "I might wanna make out with a girl. Not sure. Just depends on how cool it makes me look."
These support stereotypes that can be really harmful to bisexuals, particularly bisexual girls. A lot of people think that bisexuals are very promiscuous (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but when people assume you’ll have sex with anyone, they assume you’ll have sex with them and it’s just not okay.)
And a lot of people think that girls are only bisexual because it’s trendy/edgy/cool or because they want boys to find them attractive, which is untrue. Bisexuality is a legitimate sexual orientation-not a fashion statement, not a political statement, and not a fetish.
Note: I’ve also heard that she referred to bisexuality as a “lesbian phase” when she was talking about her role as Mystique from X-Men (who, in the comics on which the movies were based, was canonically bisexual.) I can’t find any real sources on that, but I won’t be surprised if it’s true.
Thirdly: She calls her female cat “Chaz Bono” because she (the cat) has a “masculine energy.” Chaz Bono is a transgender man. (I clarify this because I didn’t know who he was when I first saw the interview, and I was very confused.)
By naming her female cat after a trensgender man for this reason, she’s essentially implying that transgender men aren’t really men-they are just women who act like men. And that’s really not okay.
I hope this clarified things for you, and I’m sorry if I was condescending. I just wanted to make sure there was no confusion. Thanks!
“I suggest that in the original comics Mystique was written as a lesbian, to which Lawrence counters, “No! That’s the first time I’ve heard that. She has kids, she has night crawlers, and she sleeps with Magneto!” And then she jokes, “Unless I’m completely wrong, I mean, she is 100 years old, she definitely had time for a lesbian phase.”
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