Posts tagged fight the oppression of the phallocentric society
Posts tagged fight the oppression of the phallocentric society
So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:
We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn at our booth, told us all about her favorite…
Please reblog if you are a girl and have ever been made to feel ashamed of one or more of these things (wanting to prove a point to some asshole):
-your clothing choice
-your amount of make up
-not having sex
-having your period
-not appreciating catcalls
Do we get a prize for 100%? Oh, wait. The “prize” for that is patriarchy and rape culture. Damn; I’ve got those already.
What Llwy said. Preach it, sister.
"The North American StarCraft community started attaching the “foreign hope” label to Scarlett last year, after she nearly ousted Choi in the finals of a regional league championship and broke through the top 50 in the global rankings. But the phrase carries an added charge in Scarlett’s case, as she is a transgender woman thrust into a hypermasculine subculture comprised mostly of young guys. As fans clamor for a player to upset South Korean dominance, Scarlett’s sweet success is testing just how much this tight-knit community is willing to challenge the established order of their world.”
Okay, bear with me for a second. I dealt with some crappy stuff this weekend, and some “jokes” that really upset me. It kind of got me down. Comics have been so good to me, and indie comics / webcomics / the group I mostly deal with are so welcoming. Sometimes, though, the older guys in this business have no idea when to quit, or what’s acceptable to say.
I ended up, a few times, being the only female creator in a group of men who’ve been in this business a long time. I heard stuff I didn’t want to hear, was expected to laugh at things I didn’t like, and essentially had to play nice with people while they acted like bigots.
I was feeling down, and really self-conscious. Then, this movie comes on TV. This silly movie! The last night of my trip. I hadn’t seen it in years. I forgot the message. I had no idea how much I needed it.
I’m a blonde, blue-eyed college drop-out. People don’t always take me seriously. I get that. They laugh at me or flirt with me, and all it makes me want to do is try harder. Be better. Succeed on my own damn merit.
I have no time for the boys’ club. I have comics to make.
Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.
Manveer Heir adresses the depiction of minorities and “social injustice” in video games at GDC 2014.
"We should use the ability of our medium to show players the issues firsthand, or give them a unique understanding of the issues and complexities by crafting game mechanics along with narrative components that result in dynamics of play that create meaning for the player in ways that other media isn’t capable of."
Isn’t that interesting.
Tumblr emailed me to tell me they deleted my post calling out the dude who sent me a rape threat.
But hasn’t banned the dude who sent me a rape threat, even though I reported him.
I guess Tumblr just wants to make their site safer for people who send rape threats than those who receive them.
I guess it’s not considered harassment to send rape threats, but if you name the person who sends you rape threats, you are harassing them.
Signal boost the fuck out of this. Let’s make tumblr’s moderation team feel fucking ashamed for letting this happen. Let’s fucking make them question their worth and ability and place in the world and make them feel like the utter sacks of fucking shit they are until they fucking fix this and every case like this.
they didn’t just delete the content, when they say they “removed” it, they mean they took it off the blogs of every single person that reblogged it too
But creepshots is still up.
Although the birth control mandate has been hotly debated and contested for its burden on taxpayers, Medicare has spent $872 million on penis pumps in the last five years alone. Viagra has also received $819 million and Cyalis more than $782 million. But you’ll never hear those numbers being debated anywhere.
men are entitled to orgasms. Women are not.
Tonya Ingram & Veness Marco - “Khaleesi”
Support the artists, watch the full poem!
And like every year I think the best way to celebrate is with Wonder Woman because as artist Sarah Satrun says:
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
I’ve always had this tendency to apologize for everything—even things that aren’t my fault, things that actually hurt me or were wrongs against me.
It’s become automatic, a compulsion I am constantly fighting. Even more disturbingly, I’ve discovered in conversations with my female friends that…