People who hate Harry Potter missed the a giant part of the story. Despite being abused by his aunt, uncle and cousin his whole life Harry was kind, compassionate, loyal, protective and honest. He defended those who needed it and stood up to those who deserved it. He didn’t become bitter or hateful. And he spent his life trying to protect others. You can’t hate him because people chose to stand by him even if it meant they’d die. He didn’t want that, he wanted everyone to live even if it meant he couldn’t anymore.
It’s because he suffered PTSD in book 5 and was mistaken for a whinny angsty teen.
tbh asexual/aromantic representation is super fucking important because i didnt know what aromantacy was until about six months ago and im 18, almost 19 years old. i thought something was so fucking wrong with me. i forced myself into romantic relationships and lied to the people i cared about just to try and fix myself and ended up hurting them and ruining a lot of friendships in the process. if you dont think ace/aro representation is important then i dont have time for you.
okay im going to add on here, because like, this actually describes me so well. im going to be 19 in 3 weeks and just in this past year i have learned about ace/aro being an actual thing. up until this past year, i had assumed that the reason i have lived my entire life with no desire to fall in love with someone, or any desire/drive to have sex with anyone, was because i hadnt run into the right person yet. that maybe later in life id meet someone who i liked, and wanted to do this stuff with.
ive come to realize on my own throughout the past few years that i dont need romance or sex in my life to feel like im doing everything right in my life. but let me tell you something, if i had known in middle school or high school that such things as ace/aro existed, i wouldve come to this realization a lot sooner.
im sorry if this seems like a pointless ramble, because it probably is, but its thanks to tumblr that i know that i am these things.
asexualism and aromanticism need more representation.