the drama is making me really angry mainly because people are shitting out the /horrible/ take that adults and minors cannot be friends without it being "creepy".

fuck that shit. fuck that shit to Hades and back. this is the kind of shit that ruins our already fucked up community so much more. you're not doing risk reduction here, you're just making shit weird when it's not.

i am friends with my coworkers. i have been working with them since i was 16; they are grad students. that is not a fucking creepy relationship, and honestly fuck you if you assume minors being friends with not-minors is problematic.

i am really disappointed in some of y'all. the tactics you're using to dehumanize and remove agency from people who happen to be below a ridiculous, arbitrary age cutoff of 18 are the same as those used by bigots to say that minors' identities are invalid.

i am so, so, _so_, disappointed. it's not just here; this sort of outlook is systemic throughout queer communities. stop fucking telling kids to just "stay in their corner and play". this does not feel like the queer community i thought would welcome me when i was younger.

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we can be mindful of predators without assuming friendships are bad. we can stop fucking pretending everything in the queer community is about sex, too, while we're at it.

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@er1n I hope I didn't accidentally start this stuff >.<

@er1n the timing of it all is very unfortunate then...

but maybe what I said isn't as related as it seems... but it does feel related somehow :(

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