When characters are gay or lesbian - or have had some significant same-sex experiences - screenwriters sometimes sidestep those facets of their stories entirely when it comes to the big screen.
I had never heard this before. It’s interesting and it makes sense. Damn.
you do not have to be paying close attention to something for conditioning to occur
you do not have to deliberately analyze a piece of media for the implicit messages to have an effect on you
attitudes can be impacted by things you never consciously picked up on
this is why it’s very important for us to continually analyze the media we consume and ask ourselves what messages it’s sending
Practice By Using the Following Phrases When the Opportunity Arrises:
"I’m not interested."
"(Please) Leave me alone."
"I’d rather you not."
"That doesn’t interest me at all."
"You need to stop."
"That’s not what I said."
"I don’t owe…
cultural appropriation is putting fireflies in a jar
and letting them light up your bedroom
as you drift off to sleep.
and when you wake up all the lights have flickered out
but only when you’re older do you realize
you slowly suffocated them so
that you could enjoy their glow.
that just knocked the breath from me