Madéleine Flores donated prints of “How to Dress for your Body Type.”
Tell us about yourself: “I am a Comic Artist living in Portland, Oregon. Most of my time is spent working on my comic Help Us! Great Warrior and sometimes I share doodles about daily life.”
Tell us about your work: ”I really enjoy feminine things but also the really hard and gritty side of fantasy- knights, swords, demons, monsters. So I like to play with putting both of these two elements together.
I think my work can reach young women because it’s pretty silly and also a play on things that they are used to seeing, but in a different way.
I try to keep my messages positive and empowering for everyone to let them know that if they are going through a tough time they aren’t alone!”
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Gizmo and the Hazelnut (x)
“Abortion seems to be the only medical procedure that people want to deny you based on how you got in that situation. Drove drunk, got in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem. Messing around with a gun, accidentally shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course. Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep. Climb a tree, fall out and break your leg? We’ll fix that right up. Have sex and get pregnant when you don’t want to be? YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS SITUATION AND YOU DESERVE NO MEDICAL HELP OR COMPASSION! THIS IS YOUR FAULT AND YOU WILL DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES!”
Look, I get it and I used to be one of those people, who was like “I don’t hate women I just hate every female character because they’re written badly!” or whatever and like
I want you to spend some time really honestly thinking about why you hate those characters so much
I had a friend who HATED Ana Lucia from LOST, HATED her, and I was like “why do you hate her?” and she was like “She’s bossy!” and I was like “if she was a bossy dude would you still hate her?” and she stopped and thought and then said no.
You don’t have to like or accept every female character obviously, I’m just asking you to be honest with yourself about your reasons for not liking them.
I have to be hard on myself about this too. Even recently, it’s like “If Lori was a man, would I be so annoyed with her? If Andrea was a man, would I find her this frustrating?”
I think we’re a lot harder on female characters without even realizing it, simply because they’re female. I catch myself doing it all the time. It’s a subconscious thing. It’s something I’m actively trying to work on.
Going to be selling this as a print at Ottawa Comic-Con in May!
Genuine question: Is it obvious who these ladies are? My significant otter never watched a certain show during childhood and couldn’t identify them, but I’m hoping that those in the know can tell!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets very excited about Catcher in the Rye in a game of Jeopardy (1997) [x]
Why is the term “friend zone” so popular when the term “unrequited love” already exists and is more accurate? I suspect it’s because it shifts the locus of responsibility. “Unrequited love” focuses on the person who has the crush. The feelings being discussed are the crushing person’s, thus the responsibility in on them to get over their crush and move on. “Friend zone”, on the other hand, focuses on the crush object’s choices. The phrase erases the agency of the crushing person. All blame for their pain is put on the crush object. “Unrequited love” is something that can happen to both sexes, but “friend zone” is a sexist concept that implies that women are solely responsible for men’s happiness, and not men themselves.
This is spidey-man, he’s not spider-man. he’s just a teenager, doing teenage things.
motivation behind misogyny:
- men maintaining power over women
results of misogyny:
- rape, abuse, murder, lower pay, less opportunities, general discrimination and loss of power, restrictive gender roles, and much, much more.
motivation behind misandry:
- men as a group sure do a lot of bad things as a result of their gendered power and male privilege, im not sure that i trust them or even like them.
results of misandry:
- hurt feelings
Call out your bros.
I have literally never seen a guy tell another guy that he is being sexist, misogynist, or slut-shamey.
Not even once.
Call out your bros.
Wanna be a male feminist? This is the only way, The. Only. Way.