Hi guys, Phineas here. I’ve got something I really need to say.
Rape isn’t okay.
Just being here, on this website, running this blog, I’ve seen a lot of mentions of rape - and they’re usually directed at me. I know you guys think it’s funny. “Oh, Phineas, you’re so cute, I wanna rape you!” Well, I’m gonna let you in on a secret: It’s not funny. And I don’t like it.
I saw an anonymous person telling Naughty Izzy that she couldn’t go after me because that anonymous person wanted to rape me. Do you know how scary that is, seeing that?
Rape isn’t okay! It doesn’t matter who it’s from or where it’s directed or if you mean it or not. Just because I’m a boy and you’re girls doesn’t make it okay. And if it’s a boy saying those things, that isn’t okay either! I don’t wanna be raped by anyone - I don’t care how hot or hilarious you think it is!
The general line of thought around this place seems to be that only boy-on-girl rape is serious. That’s not true! Any form of sexual violation is wrong. Consent is a thing for a reason! It doesn’t matter what genders are involved, or how “far” you go. No means no. And a lack of no doesn’t mean yes.
Gosh, I hate to suddenly get all serious, but this is a big deal! You can’t go around thinking it’s alright to just… declare you’re gonna rape people! Do you have any idea how emotionally scarring that is? Do you have any idea how hard it is for the victims to see you casually throw the word around like it’s a cute little game?
Honestly, I’m appalled. And a little hurt. Am I really of such little value to some of you? You say you “love” me, you say I’m “yours,” but then you say you want to rape me! I’m okay with fanboys and fangirls, but there’s a line, and you crossed it.
Just typing the word so many times makes me feel dirty inside. Guys, you gotta believe me when I say rape is a serious issue. And you gotta believe me when I say it’s never okay. Boy on girl, girl on boy, boy on boy, girl on girl, anyone on anyone. It’s not okay. Ever. For any reason. At all.
Phew. Glad I got that outta the way. It’s kinda been heavy on my shoulders. Heck, I hardly know anything about relationships as it is, I don’t wanna have to deal with this stuff! I just wanna build stuff with my brother.
So… cool it with the jokes, okay guys? They really aren’t as funny as you think.