Fuck Marry Kill? The Doctor, Batman, Green Lantern
Oh my god, you devil! Ok, fuck Batman, because he’s totally not he commitment type, marry the Doctor so I can constantly be on adventures, and kill Green Lantern because you didn’t specify which and I’m going with Salaak because…stick in the mud.
I'm pretty sure my close friend is a misogynist asshole, how can I fix that?
Tell him/her that s/he is a misogynistic asshole. Seriously. Sometimes all it takes is a metaphorical smack in the face because there are people who just don’t know. If all else fails, send that person to TheMarySue.com!
I read your article on Newsarama about leaving and at the end you said something about feeling like you've done your job if you got even one person to read comics. I just wanted to let you know that you are one of the main reason I decided to throw myself into comics. I had read graphic novels before (Persepolis, Maus, etc) but never serialized comics. Now I'm in my LCS every Wednesday. So job well done, and thank you thank you thank you.
Um…tear…seriously…tear. Thank you so much for saying so and I’m beyond thrilled to hear you’re in a shop every wednesday now. Heart swelling as we speak.
This is a deep question. What is bat? Bat is many things. Bat is a creature many are obsessed with. Much like Batman. For the real answer I suggest you input your question in google. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to input “bat” into Etsy and see what I find.
“Some girls look that way” is one of the dumbest red herrings in these lines of debate. Of COURSE some girls have large breasts! Hell, Amber does, the girl in this very strip. The problem is ALL girls in comics tend to have large breasts, if not the same physique all around. Yes, guys can find girls with smaller breasts more attractive, but those guys apparently aren’t drawing comics, or feel moved to conform.
For the thirty-billionth time, the physique of women in comics is only one small part of the perceived problem. The rest is presentation. Guys in comics don’t pose with their asses cocked pointing towards the ceiling. The “cameras” aren’t pointed on guys in comics to accentuate their sexual characteristics. Guys are drawn to look powerful, girls are drawn to be eye candy. And this off-kilter balance is SO PERVASIVE in our society that most people don’t even notice. Many folks assume girls actually stand with one hip out to the side all the time, in real life. (Hint: They don’t.)
But that’s an aspect of media that’s hard to argue against, so of course people who feel uncomfortable being told media representations in comic books tend to be inherently sexist flock to the “but some girls have big boobs!” distraction.
”—David Willis, the creator of Shortpacked on how “Dudes just can’t stop missing the point, ever.” Quoted for truth.
“There isn’t a single logically valid nonreligious argument against gay marriage. And if the only argument against it is that one religion finds it offensive, then in the United States, that counts the same as having no argument at all.”—Barrett Garese (via geekyjessica)
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.