But don't you think that's just as big a problem? You didn't have to derail your point, I mean even a passing mention would have been fine. You write an amazing column and it feels like you could have brought attention to that really disgusting, equally problematic issue as well.
It just didn’t enter into my mind. I went into the column with the intent on writing about women and The Avengers film. I was just focused on that.
I just read your piece on the Avengers, but I have to say, why didn't you mention that there were also no non-white Avengers in the film? Even in passing? Even in your list of lady Avengers you'd like to see in future films, you didn't mention any of the WOC Avengers or heroes. I'd have to say that the fact that the Avengers were entirely white is just as problematic as the fact that they were mostly male.
I didn’t mention it because that wasn’t what I was writing about. But I don’t disagree with you, it would be great to see more POC next time too.
Finally got to see The Avengers on Saturday and I really enjoyed it. Very fun although I think it could have used a trim of about 10 minutes. I took both my kids they both loved it (It is now my daughter’s third favorite movie and numbers 1 and 2 are Harry Potter movies so high props there.)
As women, we need to stop looking at other women and assuming they are dressing a certain way for male attention. Every time I go out and there is a woman there dressed in a tight dress, or whatever, shaming starts immediately. Not always to her face. But it’s there.
Did you hear? They mentioned yesterday that Eliza Dushku will be voicing She-Hulk in the upcoming Hulk animated series.
I did! In fact we linked to that on The Mary Sue the other day. I’m very excited. Dushku is one of my favorite actresses and I think she’s absolutely perfect for it. In fact, I think she’d be pretty swell even as a live-action She-Hulk or rather, the Jennifer Walters side of things.
“I do not feel that it is reactionary or even inaccurate to describe an unwanted, non-indicated transvaginal ultrasound as “rape”. If I insert ANY object into ANY orifice without informed consent, it is rape. And coercion of any kind negates consent, informed or otherwise.”
“It is our responsibility, as always, to protect our patients from things that would harm them. Therefore, as physicians, it is our duty to refuse to perform a medical procedure that is not medically indicated. Any medical procedure. Whatever the pseudo-justification.”
Thanks to Phil Plait for the heads up on this one.
“I would definitely keep it where there were no walls, so it would be as big as it could physically be. Rule the world maybe? Have it. Ride it.”—Emilia Clarke who plays Daenerys on HBO’s Game of Thrones on what she would do if she had a dragon in real life.