There have been rumblings online over the lawsuit between ABU and Tykables over the word ‘space’. I read through some of the comments, some claiming that one of these companies have a better case and would likely win. Last I heard was that a restraining order had been filed against Tykables.
But one thought that kept bugging me: why fight? Our community is so small, why sow discord amongst ourselves? Why couldn’t they just settle it amongst themselves?
Got reminded of a Buzzfeed article I read about the time Rearz tried to trademark ‘ABDL’. The owner dropped the case when people voiced out their opinions. I just hope that one of these companies takes the lead and leads this discussion offline and directly with each other. Remember, the rest of the world is watching our already-misunderstood community.
Sometimes parents worry about how their kid may never give up ‘that babyish thing’. Like when their six year old kid is still drinking from a milk bottle every night, or still wears diapers.
This video is in part a parody on this concept, of how much parents, mums in particular, worry when their kid hasn’t ‘given it up yet’. It’s also supposed to motivate parents to press on, but not to woes too much as they eventually will get it, that nobody doesn’t just stay in diapers… right?
But the thing is, such people do exist. Welcome to the ABDL community! Yea, we do give up our diapers, bottles, pacis for a couple of years but it restarts anyway. Yup, we wonder about what if we hadn’t become ABDLAnd yup, we are proud of it mostly, just like the ladies in the video!
You can watch this video here.
There’s a lot being said on social media about the Gay marriage ruling in the USA. Even WordPress seems to be celebrating. Though I’m neutral on this issue, I think it is worth mentioning. To those in the US who are impacted, congratulations. Go ahead with your plans, but do be mindful of the feelings of those around you.
Of course, with all the talk of Gay Pride, the issue of ABDL Pride is also being discussed. As an ABDL, I would really appreciate if people around me were accepting of my wishes. But I feel that at this point, it is not acceptable. I feel that the tsunami of emotions that would engulf one’s family would wreak havoc. Friends, unlike families, would judge the ABDL, and ostracise him or her. So it would be much better for the ABDL to keep it to himself/herself and their significant other only.
Again, I’m living in a conservative Asian society where we are expected to conform and lead exemplary lives. The situation may be different in other Western communities, hence it may be fertile for an ABDL there to ‘come out’. Whatever the case, he or she must carefully weigh the pros and cons of coming out.
Are you prepared to live up to the stigma that society has of ABDLs? If not, keep to yourself. If so, please don’t do anything to tarnish the community. That is all that the rest of us ask of you.
My backpacking trip was good, will write about it in the next post as I need to dig out the pictures.