Whispers into your ear
until we have a lesbian princess (and preferably more than one) creating a princess whose sexuality doesn’t matter will have no impact because people will assume she’s straight and argue violently against people who say she might be otherwise because straight is the norm and textual evidence is still seen as necessary for reading a character as anything other than straight or cis
world history in one sentence
She received rape threats for telling men not to rape women, as a survivor herself. If that isn’t indicative of how badly we need to fix our rape culture and end victim blaming, then I don’t know what is.
Telling every woman to get a gun is not rape prevention. The reality is that we need to be changing how we train and teach young men. We need to teach them to see women as human beings and respect their bodily autonomy. We need to teach them about consent and to hold themselves accountable.