when people ask why more comic book characters should be cast as PoC just reply with this
I posted last week asking people if they knew of some good resources for male victims of sexual assault. Here is the list people came up with:
You are aware that when you don’t say anything, these fuckers think it’s confirmation that you’re secretly on their side, right?
Guess what? When you don’t speak up, when you don’t take steps you could take—they’re right.
I don’t care who you are: a fan, a creator, a publisher, a journalist—this is your town, too. We are your colleagues, your friends, your employees; the journalists you follow; the creators you publish; the people who buy your books. How dare you think you can stay above this? How dare you think you can close your eyes and walk away?
How dare you think this is not your problem? We are comics, too.
You think not threatening to rape people gives you a silver of moral high ground? That your silence affords you neutrality? You think your hands are clean because you’re not the one slinging mud?
For years and years and years, you’ve told men that comics (or video games or the Internet or or or) belong to them. That they are the only ones who matter. You’ve told it to them with content and advertising and sometimes you’ve just gone ahead and said it outright, and when women spoke up, you blew them off as malcontents and troublemakers. You know what those boys learned, comics? Exactly what you taught them.
Look. See how well they’ve learned. Read those rape threats as they pour in, and watch women who dare to stand up be pushed violently back to the margins. Aren’t you proud of yourselves?
You made this. This is on you.
Every response you don’t write, every time you take advantage of having the option to put on those blinders and go back to your work? This is on you.
Every day you don’t stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us in solidarity and use every inch of the platform your privilege affords you? This is on you.
Amazingly, not The Onion:
“[W]e now have young men telling Bloomberg News that they basically view their female peers as rape bombs just waiting to explode and ruin their lives.”
I REPEAT: THIS IS NOT THE ONION
You know what? Good. If a man is genuinely afraid of approaching and/or seducing a woman because he thinks she might flip out and accuse him of sexual assault, it’s probably because, deep down, he knows that a prospective partner’s consent isn’t all that important to him, and that if society suddenly starts taking rape seriously, he might already be in trouble, and if that’s the case, motherfucker should be afraid. Good.
- more asexual representation
- less Sad Lesbians and more Happy Lesbians
- more trans representation
- non-binary representation beyond genderless robots in sci-fi films
- BETTER AND MORE QUEER REPRESENTATION
Being good to each other is so important, guys.
This is so relevant to my feelings lately, guys.
Intersex babies are not having difficulty with sexual identity or self-image. The parents are, and parental anxiety about the appearance of a child’s genitals should be treated with counseling, not with surgery to the child.
Anonymous said: Phil Fish, an "artist". He took a concept from an old Flash game, made it pretty, and called it original. He's an inspiration to us all.
You think that’s bad, you know that guy Rembrandt? Yeah, he totally stole the idea of rubbing a bunch of oil and pigments around on a piece of canvas until it looked like a picture of a person. “Artist,” my ass.
Do yourself a favor and don’t ever learn anything about Andy Warhol, you will probably become so angry you will die instantly.
i’ll kick anyone’s ass. i’ll kick your ass. i’ll kick your dog’s ass. i’ll kick my own ass
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