I’d like to bring to your attention something called a conscientious objector.
That is, someone who for whatever reason objects on moral grounds to a policy, act, way of life, etc.
You may know this term from history, as men objected to going to war because it was against their beliefs. But in fact, the term can be applied to many things.
A vegetarian may be a conscientious objector to the way that animals are farmed for meat, and thus choose not to eat it.
A patient may be a conscientious objector to a vaccine or medical treatment because of the way it is made or the way that it acts on the body, and thus choose not to receive it.
A woman may be a conscientious objectorto woman’s clothing that reveals certain parts of her body, and this choose not to wear it.
A role player may be a conscientious objector to smut and thus choose not to role play it.
A doctor may be a conscientious objector to contraceptives and thus choose not to prescribe them, though they may refer the patient to someone who can.
MY POINT IS:That in a website that can be so very caught up in itself and in a belief system that is so largely one sided and loud mouthed, it is very easy for the place of the conscientious objector to be lost.
Not everyone will share your beliefs, and THAT IS OKAY.
Not everyone will know how to present what they believe in a way that you can understand it and argue it intelligently, and THAT IS OKAY.
Not everyone will want to tell you why they disagree, and THAT IS OKAY.
You might even think I am bat crap crazy and you know what? THAT IS TOTALLY OKAY THAT IS YOUR OPINION! AND YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO IT JUST LIKE I HAVE A RIGHT TO MINE!
Things that are NOT OKAY?
Telling someone they are stupid for not agreeing with you.
Abusing someone because they do not agree with you.
Making someone feel that they are unwelcome in a community that claims to be accepting because they do not agree with you.
Making someone afraid to be who they are because they DO NOT AGREE WITH YOU.
((If the choice had been made now, I could see it, but the early seventies would not have been so generous to juggling. Like when people compare a classic Who scene set in the 2200s but written in 1963 to one set in 1130s and written in 2012 and say “remember when this show wasn’t sexist?” I say give me a somewhat sexist/racist 50s dialogue for historical accuracy instead of modern political correctness/progressiveness that’s anachronistic.))
//Yeah, agreed. And I mean she could have, there were women trying to do that at the time (granted there were also few women in her field generally so a mother in her field would have been unheard of) but really with the way she is with her boys I don’t think part of her wanted to. I mean maybe a little but I think she liked being the one to get to be part of ther growing up and teaching them things and trying to help them make friends and stuff.
*proceeds to having internal monologue about how Moffat writes women and then people complain when it’s what they asked him for*
I LOVE MRS.HOLMES SHE IS THE BOMB DIGGITY
((Mummy does not approve but does not lecture bc she knows to be in that place, something happened and support is needed
I just can’t believe people were getting upset that she gave up her academic career for kids…in the freaking sixties or seventies because apparently you’re not allowed to make that choice, according to tumblr))
//good Mummy. I like Mummy.
I know! She’s so fantastic- and Tumblr is like that with a lot of things, TBH. You’re allowed to make choices as long as you make the one choice that you want them to make. Which is part of why tumblr hates a lot of things- those things refuse to play by their rules. But Mrs.Holmes made a choice like a lot of women do and she made one that it seems like she has never regretted, and that’s cool. If she’d wanted to do both, that would have been cool too. But she wanted to be super mom.
((Oh right oops
Well Mrs. S would purse her lips about Irene’s job but be civil and accepting so))
//dun dun dun mummy does not approve
Which I mean makes sense because she’s an alcoholic prostitute working in a criminal underground…
((ALL THE THINGS
PLUS ONE MYCROFT WHO ADOPTED THE STEVENSES TOO BUT THE TEENS DON’T KNOW IT BC HE SNEAKS))
//yes this is true
Myc and Irene still have a thread out somewhere
let’s be honest though the stevens could be help or hinderance to this grown world and I don’t know which one actually.
I was honestly trying to figure out earlier if it would throw Irene off enough that she’d feel like she had to do something regardless of what something is
meanwhile Sherlock’s “what’s an Irene Adler???”))
//and the Stevens are like what is wrong with these children we “adopted”