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pharoahsectotherm:

sapientpawnkeeper:

somebody should write an essay comparing and contrasting tina from bob’s burgers and meg from family guy and explain why tina hit the mark for respectfully portraying the awkward teenage years and why meg is a huge fucking insensitive joke that isn’t even funny

Tina is a character, Meg is a punchline. 

wow that’s a pretty concise essay

I have a few ideas for showrunners:

stayawayfromcanniballecter:

  • A character with down syndrome who has no cognitive impairments, because not all people with down syndrome do but you wouldn’t know from the media
  • A character who does have cognitive impairments and is shown to be in a loving relationship because cognitive impairments do not stop a person from having sexual and romantic desires
  • A character with autism who is not portrayed as a victim or as a burden on their family, because autistic =/= broken
  • A character who suffers from some form of psychotic illness such as schizophrenia that is portrayed in a way that is actually realistic and is in no way a serial killer or violent criminal because most mentally ill people are never violent.
  • A character with bipolar disorder who is not cured by the power of love, but instead managed long term by a combination of medication, therapy, and their own hard work and determination
  • A character with ANY mental illness that is not cured by the power of love
  • Seriously, love is not a cure
  • Depression and anxiety not being portrayed as cute/special/quirky
  • A character with OCD who is not obsessive about cleanliness
  • A character with tourettes who has never called out obscene things in public
  • A character with a physical disability who is portrayed as a normal person, with normal needs and not some asexual angelic inspiration
  • An asexual character who is not portrayed as shy, introverted and emotionless

And last but not least:

  • Make these characters a diverse range of genders, sexualities, and of all races and ethnicity.

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