Anonymous asked: What a childish way to answer a sincere inquiry. You realize you're making fun of a book based on the life of differently abled people, regardless of if you don't like who wrote it.
You clearly have /no clue/ what the issues concerning John Green as an author and an “educator” and why his works are problematic (at best). It’s really obviously that you’re trying to start a fight with me and attempt to discredit any standing I have to critique him as an artist. My issue with John Green concerns his romanticizing of people facing terminal illness and disabilities as “Mystic gatekeepers to truly understanding your magic white life”, his elitist approach to literature and education, his attempt to teach “nerdy girls” value by calling them “untapped romantic resources”, his unapologetic support of transmisogynist and otherwise problematic bloggers (including his bullshit brother), among a veritable ocean of other reasons.
Is it good that The Fault in our Stars puts the spotlight on individuals with disabilities and/or chronic/terminal illnesses? Yes.
Is the way he writes these characters and the tropes/archetypes he fits them into okay? No.
Does John Green incorporate his fuckton of privilege into the very fabric of a good deal of his work and undergoes little to no effort to apologize or undo the bad he does? Yes.
Anonymous asked: You are pro abortion because...?
I’m pro-CHOICE. No one WANTS more people to have abortions. I don’t want anyone to be in a situation where they need an abortion, they’re painful and expensive, but I believe they should be available as an option. I advocate for cheaper access to birth control and comprehensive sex ed so that less unwanted pregnancies occur to begin with, and I advocate for more clinics like planned parenthood so that more people can afford pre-natal care and won’t have to have an abortion because they can’t afford a child.
Someone stood next to me under the heat lamp at the bus stop this morning. Maybe I’ve managed to stop having a scary aura?