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"“White knighting” is a pejorative term bigots use to undermine such actions from men who are using their voices for support, not for condemnation and misogyny. Bigots use it to claim men are supporting women in the hopes of sleeping with women. Because, apparently, that’s the only reason you would ever want to treat someone as a person."
EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO REBLOGS THIS WILL GET THE FOLLOWING IN THEIR INBOX.
- A BRIEF ORIGIN STORY
- A SUPERPOWER OR THREE, MAYBE FOUR DEPENDING
- A SUPERHERO OR VILLAIN NAME
- YOU MIGHT ALSO GET AN ARCHNEMESIS WHO HAS REBLOGGED THIS ALREADY
AND YES I MEAN EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO REBLOGS THIS. UNTIL, SAY, AUGUST 2015. A FULL YEAR. LONG ENOUGH, RIGHT?
LET’S DO THIS THING.
dat practical armor
I love every aspect of this.
yes yes practical armor is super rad and stuff BUT IT IS A BLACK WOMAN REPRESENTING VANILLA ASS HUMANS IN A D&D HANDBOOK. THIS IS HUGE FOR ME! SHE’S NOT SOME “TRIBESWOMAN FROM THE SOUTHERN WILDS” OR SOME OTHER STUPID BULLSHIT THAT TRIES TO CONVINCE US BLACK PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE THEIR EXISTENCE EXPLAINED IN A FANTASY WORLD, GOD DAMMIT THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY
It’s not just that.
The illustrations in the PHB are wonderful. The archtypical wizard is a black man, the gnome is a female ranger. They are getting a lot of shit for their wording not being tumblr-precise in the statement of genders, and for who they recruited for ideas, but this is how things change. They change by the examples in books being diverse, by phrases in books by people that those not fighting see as establishment. By the right way becoming a background thing that is just there, is not highlighted.
As a friend of mine said “I look forward to the day when this isn’t remarkable”.
It’s not perfect. And by the time we reach perfect, perfect will have changed. but it’s a step towards better, and by those steps does perfect come closer.