TW: this carrd will mention pedophilia and transphobia
This carrd will explain why the term "achillean" and the green and blue gay flag are harmful and wrong to use
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carrd made by @gensolunar
Why's the term "Achillean" bad?
The major reason why the term Achillean should never be used to describe mlm/nblm is because Achilles is shown in many ancient Greek works to be a pedophile, specifically having taken part in pederasty, which is defined as a romantic and sexual relationship between an adult man and a prepubescent or adolescent boy.
Pederasty was widely accepted in ancient Greece and the most common form of (publicly shown) homosexuality there at the time. Achilles was depicted to be in a romantic relationship with Patroclus, an adolescent boy, in many works after his first appearance in Homer's Iliad. While these depictions may not be the exact character Homer meant to portray in his original story, they're the most widely accepted version of Achilles today.
Using the term Achillean to describe mlm/nblm directly relates them and their sexuality to Achilles, an adult man who was in a romantic relationship with a teenage boy. I shouldn't have to explain why this is bad.
The first recorded use of the word "Achillean" to describe men attracted to men is from a 2016 Tumblr post.
Something also worth noting is that the term Achillean was created to mirror the term "Sapphic" which describes women attracted to women and is in honor of Sappho. In my and other sapphics' opinions, this comes off as trying to copy the term Sapphic simply because some Tumblr user was jealous of the fact we had a term based on an important greek figure.
Why's the green and blue gay flag bad?
This flag was later reposted without credit by a (now deleted) discourse tumblr account who was notoriously a transmed/truscum, and the flag was then popularized under the belief that the admin of said account was the flag's creator.
this is the original version of the blue and green gay flag