unlearning problematic behavior is a long ass process
you will fuck up
handle it gracefully.
unlearning problematic behavior is a long ass process
you will fuck up
handle it gracefully.
Strength is being able to crush a tomato.
Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.
Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.
Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.
Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.
Also why feminism is not “equality for both genders.” Feminism is liberation for women.
Pages 43 and 44! A reminder: There’s a new wallpaper on the M/S page on TopWebComics! You can totally see all the mistakes in my drawing close-up, oops. See you next week, guys, for a very important page…
As long as they are all cis, straight, and white right?
White women will always scream for female representation as long as it that representation looks only like them.
But when brown people tried to audition for the Hobbit, they were told no brown people.
Wasnt no fuckin diversity in LOTR
but why would they be in a theater for 9 hours
this was something I added in my reblog but this commentary basically covers it. only thing I would add again is that it was Maori and other Pacific Islanders who were denied casting in the movie even tho it was their land and not white peoples.
Just. Look at this lovely music video and tell me you don’t feel PAIN at the fact that THAT landscape is ripe in your mind with white people instead. Just. Ugh. The lost potentials to white people.
Maori and other Pacific Islanders would actually be way more appropriate casting choices than the lily white dudes they cast.
"Hobbits […] wear no shoes because their feet grow natural leathery soles and thick warm brown hair like the stuff on their heads (which is curly); have long clever brown fingers, good natured faces, and laugh deep fruity laughs[.]"
Page two of The Hobbit, motherfuckers.
And don’t even pull some bullshit “well by brown tolkien meant -“. Canon is canon, and canon says brown skin and curly hair. Jackson cast white with very slightly wavy hair.
totalitarian dystopian future lit is like “what if the government got so powerful that all the bad stuff that’s already happening ALSO HAPPENED TO WHITE PEOPLE?”
this right here, this comment right here pisses me the fuck off.
you’re in your every right to like one company more than the other but cite “better women” as your reason is not only insulting to the amazing, wonderful female characters DC has created but also hailing marvel’s female characters for all the wrong reason.
If you said your reason for liking one company more than the other is because Marvel treats its female characters better or is starting to, i would completely agree with you and probably have a discussion.
BUT THIS. THIS IS NOT OKAY
There’s also the fact that it goes against every notion of feminism ever.
"Better Women" is reducing a whole group of women to one broad gesture, and using it to degrade another group of women.
No woman is better than another, and DC’s women certainly aren’t terrible. They’re amazing. And so are Marvel’s; all women are.
DC treats it’s women like shit. That’s not their fault, and it doesn’t make them less than.
Here’s the thing. I knew this was coming.
Every time a Jennifer Lawrence or Anne Hathaway challenges an interviewer’s question on the basis of sexism/feminism – asking why their male counterpart got the “good” question about his work and she got the question about her outfit and workout routine we come a little bit closer. We do a tiny bit better.
Moments like these are praised, especially on Tumblr. Gifset after gifset of JLaw or Anne Hathaway makes its way across my dash with thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands of notes, praising the actresses for rejecting the systematic sexism thrown their way in interviews or speaking out or being vocal for (white) feminism.
Yet when Nicole Beharie does it, we get a soundbite turned gifset stripped of its context, spun around, and flipped on its head to paint Beharie, Fox’s breakout star, and Black America’s latest hero, as some fronting, demeaning, sexist, spewing divisive, anti-feminist logic with a misogynistic undercurrent.
HUH! Well will you look at that! It’s the Miley Cyrus twerking debacle all over again. As I scroll through the “Nicole Beharie” tag I’ve tracked on tumblr I find myself taking a deep cleansing breath to rid myself of the frustration that’s come over me, and realize the smell of sexism and feel of racism permeating my lungs is all too familiar. And expected.
Beharie’s comment about preferring Marvel over DC because they have better women, wasn’t “reducing a whole group of women to one broad gesture, and using it to degrade another group of women.” On the contrary, she was praising Marvel for it’s better treatment, visibility, and writing of their women/female characters – thereby declaring her preference for Marvel’s story telling. The darnest thing is that somehow when I watched this interview, I squealed in a total fangirl moment that consisted of a gasp & “me toooo.” Y’know…because I got it!
Dear white feminists who don’t know the true meaning of intersectionality, take your puppet strings and weak attempts elsewhere.
*Defaulters refers to the default gender, sexual orientation, (& in this article in particular) race, etc. here in America. I seriously shouldn’t need to spell it out any more than that. :O)
What in the FUCKING FUCK? How does anyone read that very brief exchange, even stripped of context, as ANYTHING OTHER THAN “I prefer Marvel because their women characters are treated and written better?”
Oh, yeah, right. Racism, that’s how. JFC, people.
surprising i know
Some women sexualize men’s muscles the way some men sexualize women’s boobs.
SOMEONE SAID IT
Yes, but no one is telling to cover them up because it’s indecent
LOCKED CHAINED AND FUCKING OWNED
I know this comic isn’t even supposed to be ironic or anything but I can’t stop sad-laughing, because this illustrates perfectly so much that is wrong with ‘color-blindness’ and ‘gender-blindness’ and elitist pansexuality with the pansexuals/everyone else division
You’re literally stripping people of their identities, things they live with, things that help make them who they are, in order to homogenize them. You’re not ‘seeing past’ anything. You’re covering it up, ignoring it, erasing it. Whoever told you that ‘seeing past’ any part of a person was a good idea anyway??
Aside from the fact that the second picture is literally NOT what you see in any way whatsoever, given that, y’know, people have eyes and arms and aren’t gray blobs and junk, the way you imagine the world looking is HELLA FUCKING BORING!! Seriously, given the choice between seeing the world as diverse and vibrant and full of all kinds of people, and seeing the world like Night of the Faceless Heart-Eating Blob People, why would you ever even pretend to live in the latter???
they definitely see height though
Judge people on height alone!
Seems that people who “don’t see” colour/race/gender think it’s difficult to treat other human beings as equals if visible differences exist among them.
(Just to be clear I’m using this discussion as a jumping off point for a larger issue I have with “don’t see differences”/”everybody’s the same inside” narratives. This is not an attack on the artist as a person since I don’t know them.)
I also notice that in the 2nd pic everybody’s unique look and presentation is gone, it’s just a bunch of same looking grey people. I generally dislike “race blind” or “we’re all the same inside” narratives because a) it implies that differences are what cause people to dislike each other rather than our own reaction & judgements based on those differences (and the way our society constructs narratives around them which influences us) and b) it wipes out our uniqueness and the things about us that we’re proud of, or want others to see. And it predicates inclusion on the ability to see past others differences, and often that means wanting others to not show those differences. You see that attitude in statements like “I don’t hate gay people, I just wish they’d stop shoving it our faces” or “I wish they didn’t have to act so black.”
Also, these “differences” are constructed as a contrast to the privileged point of view. So being straight isn’t a difference that needs to be seen past. Straight people don’t need to stop “shoving their sexuality” into our faces. But gay people are the different ones. It’s a compliment if straight people are able to look past their gayness, and it’s a compliment if somebody says to them “you don’t act gay”. Our societal narrative treats privileged people as default, and thus they’re the bottom of the Mr. Potato Head doll, all other details: being non-white, being queer, being disabled, etc are things you tack on. The thing is they’re not just pieces we put on top of our true selves. They shape who we are, and the way we experience the world, and they’re part of our identity.
And sometimes, we’re not all the same inside. And we shouldn’t have to be to be respected and loved. We shouldn’t have to all be grey blobs to be cared about, and we shouldn’t have to show how we’re “just like you” at the core to gain human rights. Maybe we’re not just like you. Maybe you can’t just boil everybody down to grey outlines because people are more complicated than that, and because maybe we don’t all boil down to be “like you” at the end. Understanding shouldn’t be about seeing past differences, but seeing past your own ignorance of what those differences mean, and that they don’t exist for you to judge, or you to ignore.
To me, it isn’t about whether the world is more interesting or not with differences, because it again situates “others” as being there for “us”, to make the world more interesting to us, to make the world less boring for us. To me, the real issue is that it wipes out who people are, and who they want to be seen as, and the importance of those differences, those identities, to them and in their lives. Saying that you don’t see these aspects of them is you deciding for them who they really are inside, and what matters. You don’t get to decide that, they do.