- 3 months ago
Gail Simone is on a tear on twitter this morning.
I said some stuff.
In case you missed it: The “She-Hulk” thing
"So what happens when the audience, male and female, is smarter than the people making the product? They outgrow it."
Directly relevant: DC’s cancellation of nearly 52 of its New 52 titles:
“Comics fandom is becoming larger and more diverse all the time, and DC doesn’t seem able or willing to expand the diversity of its own lineup accordingly.”.
(via appolsaucy)Source: dbvictoria
- 5 months ago
Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles.
don’t read the youtube comments on this.
(via moniquill)Source: afternoonsnoozebutton
- 6 months ago
- 7 months ago
It sucks when someone you have feelings for doesn’t share those feelings; it happens to women all the time, too. We hear “I just want to be friends” and “you’re like one of the guys” and “you’re like a sister to me” just as often. But you’ll never hear a woman complain that guys just don’t appreciate a Nice Girl because we’re taught it’s our own fucking fault when we’re rejected—we aren’t pretty enough or thin enough or sexy enough, we weren’t sexual enough or were too sexual, we put out too much or too little or too soon or not soon enough, we didn’t wear our hair the right way or our skirt the right length, we’re “too tomboyish” or “too butch” or “too feminine”, or we’re “not their type”, or we’re otherwise not good enough in various ways to entice the man to grace us with his affection.
But when we’re not interested in someone, we’re vilified. We’re the bitch that lead them on, the bitch who let them buy us dinner but didn’t want to date them, the bitch who doesn’t appreciate a nice guy, the bitch they were nice to and then got nothing in return from.
And, frankly, fuck those people. Showing interest in me, being friendly with me, getting close to me, or eating a meal with me (even if they paid for it) doesn’t obligate me to open my heart or my legs. And anyone who doesn’t appreciate my friendship sure as hell doesn’t deserve my love or my pussy."
- 8 months ago
On Friends when Monica is fat she’s a joke to Chandler but when she’s thin she’s a love interest. How many sitcoms revolve around the fat guy who’s married to the thin, conventionally attractive woman? But when it’s the other way around it’s a Very Special Episode of Saved By the Bell where Zack realizes he really should have gone to the dance with the fat girl because she had a ~great personality~ instead of the hot airhead. As if women can’t be both fat and hot or both thin and smart. Why does the fat girl only get the
thin, conventionally attractive guy at the expense of other women?
It’s been pointed out many times by a lot of people much more eloquently than me, but it’s been on my mind.
I leave you with the immortal words of Johanna Mason- Fuck that and fuck everyone that had anything to do with it.
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