she was like "Well Actually people equate youth with attractiveness, therefore you cannot be mistreated" and im here like... first of all the "youth" in question is more like a twenty something than a teen, second we were literally just talking about how fetishistization of a trait can be a facet of oppression? what are you Saying
thinkin about how at my high school we had a social justice class and at some point we were basically introducing concepts and the teacher was like "alright can anyone give me examples of ageism?" and we all started talking about times adults treated us poorly for being teens and the teacher was like "... no not like that"
My theory on why so many of us queers love the cosmic horror aesthetic so much is basically that we're all very used to feeling like the universe around us is illogical cold uncaring nonsense with made up rules and arcane ancient rituals.
"Why am I not allowed to kiss other girls?"
"Why is that activity something that only boys are allowed to do?"
We get vague answers like "Because that's how it's always beeeen!" and "It simply isn't done!!!", and fuck me if that doesn't sound like you're surrounded by an alien cult with rules that don't line up with actual reality. Only natural we start to see the universe that way.
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