OOC: Official ruling, while “speciesism” would technically be the more accurate term, it sounds clunky and awkward. People are much more familiar with racism and the concepts are similar enough that people will understand what I mean, so let’s just call it racism.
OOC: Countering racism with sexism… uh oh, you’re crossing the streams!
OOC: For an example of similar ideas being discussed and refuted in human history, consult this.
OOC: This isn’t like with incest where there’s a number of recessive diseases that can cause problems. Quite the opposite, in the case of mules, hybridizing is quite advantageous.
I’m pretty sure most parents care more about raising a healthy child that will grow into a responsible and emotionally fulfilled adult than they care about making a sperm/egg bank for the future…
OOC: One of the first comments I ever received of this blog was a defense of segregation because “segregation isn’t necessarily bad…” It honestly left me stumped cus I was under the impression that we had collectively decided that segregation politics was a horribly bad idea best left to the dustbin of history.
Rarity is one of my favorite characters, so it kinda hurts having her say racist stuff, but then again, most racism isn’t done out of hatred or malice, Just a volatile combination of cluelessness, privilege and not being used to being called out on your BS.
OOC: Uhm, Rarity…