An illustration I did for Instinct Magazine on unfair Adoption cases.
This should have thousands of notes.
84,908 and counting.
I reblog this every time it comes up on my dash. Such a powerful message.
I have issues with this. The representation of LGBT in the media is always an affluent, white, and usually male couple- see how Neil Patrick Harris and his fella have become the poster boys for the Gay Marriage campaigns in the US. We’re not all rich white cis men.
The representation of the ~evil~ straight couple (and I say this as a pansexual genderqueer, so I have no vested interest in exposing ””heterophobia”” lol) is, in my opinion, classist, as it presents the idea that working class families are dirty, violent, and incapable of loving their children. It’s also pretty fatphobic, as it sustains stereotypes that fat people are dirty and bad, whereas slim people (the gay couple) are clean and successful. It demonises the working class, and perpetuates the idea that to be morally wholesome, you must have a certain kind of body.
There’s a lot of stuff going on in these images and it’s not just about LGBT issues.
Also notice how one of the gay men are represented as the family man and the other has the sensitive female
And yes the worst thing these parents seem to have done is being fat, apparently. It’s what the focus is on. Of course a healthy diet is always important but not eating healthy and exercising isn’t the only reason for obesecity.