Hushicho's Hidden Shrine

A repository for art, musings, rantings, and unabashed sentimentality by creator Hushicho, author of Incubus Tales.

Official site: http://hushicho.captainn.net

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~ Wednesday, October 16 ~
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It doesn’t matter what fluffy language you try to couch it in.

It doesn’t matter what you’re doing or what the nature of your project is.

It’s one thing if you want a creative project to focus on one sex or another, but it’s a different thing if you say that the creators participating can only be a certain gender.

It is sexist.

It is petty.

It is unprofessional.

Forbidding someone’s participation in something, especially a professional project, for the way they were born, is vile. And supporting that by your own participation makes you look just as bad.

Whether they are acting this way to males, females, transgender, genderfluid, genderqueer (and good luck finding those last three welcomed to any such project) — whatever! — they are being an unprofessional, bigoted asshole.

Please don’t support projects that do this, however well-intentioned you may imagine them. The very ugly truth is that they only further damage any attempt towards a viewpoint of equality.

You cannot fix sexism by being sexist. You cannot fix racism by being racist. You cannot fix bigotry by being bigoted. Prejudice against people because of some inborn trait will not help people to somehow magically become unprejudiced.

And as a creative professional, I find it reprehensible that this seems to be a mild trend at the moment. Creative professionals should be not only more professional, but more tolerant, more imaginative, more able to see the ideal than any other, surely. How disappointing it is to see the people who should have the vision to see all people as equal in professional terms failing to do something so fundamental.

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~ Sunday, July 21 ~
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So fucking sick of goddamn bullshit films that feel they are being cool, edgy, or ‘realistic’ by including a lot of bigoted epithets.

Pro tip: if your film includes such an epithet, there is a 99% chance that I’m going to shut it off at once and never try to watch it again. In fact, I’m also that likely to let people know there is offensive speech in it and warn them away from it for that very reason.

I see this far too frequently with low-budget horror flicks that apparently think that being horribly offensive gives them some sort of depth. News flash: it doesn’t. It doesn’t make you clever, it certainly doesn’t make you funny, and no-one is in the slightest impressed.

Long story short, I watch movies to enjoy them and have a brief escape from this shitsack world, not to have offensive invectives hurled around because some douchebag of a scriptwriter wanted to pat himself on the back for being ‘totally legit’. Fuck you, you pretentious piece of shit.

Tags: personal rant what the fuck is wrong with you people homophobia bigotry
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~ Monday, February 18 ~
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Okay I apparently missed the meteoric rise of some people’s stupidity while I was fighting off the flu, but let me just clarify something here I’ve been seeing here and there:

It is not bigotry for people to petition DC Comics to dismiss Orson Scott Card due to his extreme homophobia and bigotry.

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~ Monday, November 26 ~
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deviously-dangerous:

stfuconservatives:

autumnyte:


(Rebloggable version of this reply, per request.)
Well, here’s the deal, anon. The Salvation Army is an evangelical Christian group, and they impose those beliefs on the people that they employ and the communities they serve. Here are a few examples:
They are so opposed to LGBT rights that they have lobbied multiple times for exemptions from Federal and Local anti-discrimination laws, and threatened to withdraw their services. 
They refused to provide shelter to a homeless gay couple, unless they broke up and renounced their homosexuality. 
They refused to provide a transgender woman with shelter that was congruent with her gender presentation, instead insisting she house with men. She chose instead to sleep on the sidewalk and died from the cold.  
Speaking of gender, there was also this charming incident where one of their hostels refused to open the door for a 17-year-old victim who had just been brutally raped (or even call the police for her) because that particular hostel had a strict “men only” policy.
Children who can’t prove their immigration status are turned away.
The organization also disposes of any Harry Potter or Twilight related donations (rather than giving them to other charities), because they claim the toys are “incompatible with the charity’s Christian beliefs”. 
During the Bush Administration (thanks to ‘faith-based initiatives’) they fired about 20 long-time employees (Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Gay), simply for refusing to sign the organization’s statement of Christian belief.  
So, that—in a nutshell—is what’s wrong with it.


Winter is coming… and so are their buckets. Remember this when they’re bothering you for change.

This makes me sad.  

This is sad, but it needs to be spread. Don’t give them anything. There are much better organisations that can use your help. Always know where your money is going.

deviously-dangerous:

stfuconservatives:

autumnyte:

(Rebloggable version of this reply, per request.)

Well, here’s the deal, anon. The Salvation Army is an evangelical Christian group, and they impose those beliefs on the people that they employ and the communities they serve. Here are a few examples:

They are so opposed to LGBT rights that they have lobbied multiple times for exemptions from Federal and Local anti-discrimination laws, and threatened to withdraw their services. 

They refused to provide shelter to a homeless gay couple, unless they broke up and renounced their homosexuality. 

They refused to provide a transgender woman with shelter that was congruent with her gender presentation, instead insisting she house with men. She chose instead to sleep on the sidewalk and died from the cold.  

Speaking of gender, there was also this charming incident where one of their hostels refused to open the door for a 17-year-old victim who had just been brutally raped (or even call the police for her) because that particular hostel had a strict “men only” policy.

Children who can’t prove their immigration status are turned away.

The organization also disposes of any Harry Potter or Twilight related donations (rather than giving them to other charities), because they claim the toys are “incompatible with the charity’s Christian beliefs”. 

During the Bush Administration (thanks to ‘faith-based initiatives’) they fired about 20 long-time employees (Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Gay), simply for refusing to sign the organization’s statement of Christian belief.  

So, that—in a nutshell—is what’s wrong with it.

Winter is coming… and so are their buckets. Remember this when they’re bothering you for change.

This makes me sad.  

This is sad, but it needs to be spread. Don’t give them anything. There are much better organisations that can use your help. Always know where your money is going.

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~ Sunday, June 10 ~
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On Religion, Philosophy, and Relationships (or, They Hatin’)

Recently a post popped up on here that really pushed me over my limit of being quiet and just rolling my eyes occasionally at some of this nonsense, so I’m going to say something. You can feel free to ignore it as you like. I’m even putting it behind a cut, for the benefit of the sensitive (and, probably, the people this post is about will neglect to read it too).

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Tags: religion spirituality god gods allah beliefs belief philosophy bigotry discrimination
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~ Monday, May 28 ~
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khrushchevs-shoe:

There are some white people who have experienced more violence, hate and oppression than people of color. There are cis people who have horrible lives and trans people who are absolutely fucking spoiled. Because privilege isn’t black and white and doesn’t always invalidate individual experience. Jesus christ.

Beautifully said. Also I am getting really tired of people constantly slinging the word ‘privilege’ around casually and trying to use it in a way not really meant for individuals. It’s a value judgement and gives an indication that not only are you jealous, but you’re trying in a passive-aggressive way to attack someone you assume has an opportunity you want, based on their superficial ethnicity or external gender identity. Which is pretty damned discriminatory.

It’s far better to see people as individuals and work with those who struggle every day towards equality of all people, rather than being more divisive because of things that don’t matter. If you’re going to resent someone, resent them for being an asshole or a horrible person. Don’t resent them or try to ‘get them back’ for something you’re assuming about them based on some quality you’d hate to be judged by yourself.

(Source: creepworm)

Tags: racism sexism discrimination bigotry WELL SAID
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~ Wednesday, May 9 ~
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wickedclothes:

There’s already a Change.org petition against the passing of Amendment One, which banned same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships in North Carolina. These things actually tend to be pretty damn effective.

Let’s see what the power of Tumblr can do! I know there’s at least a million Tumblr users who are against this sort of harmful discrimination and bigotry.

Sign the petition and reblog to spread the word, please!

Tags: amendment one north carolina bigotry glbt lgbt glbtq lgbtq petition SIGN IT
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~ Tuesday, May 8 ~
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~ Monday, April 16 ~
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~ Friday, March 2 ~
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Why We Must Fight

I know I post and reblog many petitions and things that aren’t directly related to my artwork, and I know some of you may question why. Maybe you think I overreact. Maybe you think it’s easy to dismiss so many causes and so many things like this.

But it’s not. Now more than ever, we all need to take a decisive stand every time we are attacked. And it is attacks. And the people attacking are every bit as energetic and often much more vitriolic. These are powerful people who are abusing their power, who can influence so many who refuse to think for themselves. By not saying or doing anything in return to assert ourselves, we are complicit to their judgements. We are essentially consenting by silence.

Every time we allow something to be done to us without saying or doing anything in protest or disagreement, that sends a message that they can do it again…and next time, they can try to take more, do more, pull off more. Yes, it’s a great deal of work to have to babysit public figures, celebrities, and most of all government. But yes, it’s also worth it. We can’t live like children; and adults are only larger children, playing more far-reaching games of pretend.

I know some people skitter away from any historical parallels or warnings, which I feel is a mistake on their part. But recently I was reading about one of my favourite times — the 1920s — and in an often-ignored city in terms of that time (for various reasons): Berlin.

And maybe it’s because I’m in a couple of neatly-classified groups that would have had me shipped off to be mass-murdered for the good of the race, but I find the message that history has left to be a horrifying one. No country was a hero in any war, least of all World War II. Every country did atrocious things, to their own people and others.

But what is most sobering is the fact that the 20s was one of the most permissive times in Berlin, and not five years after the next decade began, it became harshly oppressive. Hideous. Inhuman. And murderous. Groups who had enjoyed openness and acknowledgement were now pariahs, less than human, killed like nothing, made to disappear. People were encouraged to be divisive, which made it difficult for groups to stand against this treatment, gradual as it was. Some groups were singled out as scapegoats for things that were not and could not even logically have been their fault. And it’s the same then as it is now: groups are attacked in ways to divide them, and they are only unified in the oppression of others, then made to feel like it has benefited them somehow.

I’m not saying these things will happen exactly the same way they did then. But that is a potent lesson on allowing the ambitious to go too far with ridiculous claims. We have the tools now to make it more difficult for them to succeed with propaganda and backpedalling when they say something they regret or that is ill-considered. The world is smaller and more communicative. And it is through petitions and the like that we can band together and make our voices known, in great number, and let them know that no, it is not okay to abuse us, whether verbally or through the attempt at passage of oppressive laws.

There is a tremendous amount of fear on the parts of these people lashing out most vociferously, and ignorantly, and that is what has powered most politics of the past quarter-century: fear. Fear of the unknown. Which is most regrettable since all it takes is a little willingness to learn, to banish that fear. Ignorance, especially willful ignorance, generates fear.

So what I’m trying to say is, now is not the time to throw up one’s hands or to simply tune out these things, to say ‘it’s not that bad’. It is that bad. It only takes a few seconds to sign and repost these petitions. It only takes a few seconds to do something, to add your voice, and to say ‘that’s not okay’. And that is really enough in many cases. It’s more than what most have done up to now. We have this amazing, powerful tool at our fingertips. Let’s not neglect it.

I know I’ve gone into some pretty serious territory here, and I know some might laugh it off or say I’m exaggerating. I am not. The situation is not exactly the same, and it never will be. But it is a sobering fact that even the most liberated environment, even the most tolerant and permissive culture, can be turned into a harsh, hostile cesspit of hatred virtually overnight. We must be ever vigilant. We must never allow ourselves to become complacent.

This world is by and for us. When any of us is treated so poorly, made out to be a scapegoat for problems that are nothing to do with us, even driven to suicide…no matter what, we must stand up, put our feet down, and say ‘no’. We must send a clear message that it is not acceptable.

So I hope you will take the time to spread the word when I post or repost about these issues, petitions, and causes. They are important. And I would rather take a little time now to try and send a clear message that these things aren’t acceptable than to have to fight harder, later, to undo the damage that was caused by people being too complacent and accepting things they should never have allowed.

Please consider these things. The internet is an amazing treasure. Let’s not neglect its potent ability. And let’s also not deny our own potent ability, the ability to change the world, one voice at a time, to make it a better place for everyone.

Tags: internet petition censorship bigotry discrimination santorum nazi tolerance
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