I twittered about this earlier, but sometimes it feels as though talking about misogyny in this industry is like dealing with Groundhog Day: there seems to be a continuous reset, a collective male amnesia around the issue. As if, when a woman speaks out, it’s for the first time and everyone is shocked. Just shocked, I tell you. Sexism exists? OH MY GOD.

Veteran writer Marjorie Liu on sexual harassment/misogny in the comics industry—and the collective amnesia that hits much of the industry every time the topic ever gets broached. (via robot6)

And they act like it must be an isolated case because they’ve never heard about it before (despite that women are constantly writing and talking about it) and therefore it doesn’t need to be addressed.  Part of the amnesia is that if you dismiss every instance or discussion about it as “an isolated incident” or “just some bad seeds”, then in your mind, there will never be a problem that has to be addressed.

(via ami-angelwings)

Simply put…those bad seeds took root long ago and are trying to constantly choke out the good seeds. Time to weed the garden. Time to pull the sickly trees from the the ground down to the roots. Time to obliterate the bad seeds and their toxic effects.

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jaythenerdkid:

strawberreli:

towritelesbiansonherarms:

nezua:

cherrispryte:

doctordisaster:

makin’ racists angry

have all y’all seen this? cause if not, you need to see it. 

It’s very very very easy to do.

or you’re just messing with someone’s favourite character

guys, i found the racist

relevant to last night’s discussion about casting PoC


DAMMIT!!!!  HOOK FOR A HAND AQUAMAN?!  I HATE HOOK FOR A HAND AQUAMAN!!!!!!

jaythenerdkid:

strawberreli:

towritelesbiansonherarms:

nezua:

cherrispryte:

doctordisaster:

makin’ racists angry

have all y’all seen this? cause if not, you need to see it. 

It’s very very very easy to do.

or you’re just messing with someone’s favourite character

guys, i found the racist

relevant to last night’s discussion about casting PoC

DAMMIT!!!! HOOK FOR A HAND AQUAMAN?! I HATE HOOK FOR A HAND AQUAMAN!!!!!!

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divalea:

DEAR MEN IN COMICS:

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO HIGH.

You need to help lower the price of women doing business in comics and in comics fandom to only the hard work. Not the hard work plus ducking threats online and off of violence, dodging groping, inappropriate advances, joking at the expense of the fat girl, the not “hot” girl, picking up and carrying around the short girl, creepshotting the cosplayer, stalking the professional. 

You know, sexism. Violence. Attacks intended to create doubt and fear.

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO DAMN HIGH.

CALL OUT OTHER GUYS. If women doing this for themselves really really worked, I wouldn’t have to be saying this. 
Start culling guys from your personal and professional circles that are bad citizens, that you have to apologize for.

CALL OUT MISOGYNY AND SEXISM. Intervene. Speak up. Vocally reject things like the “Big Cans” promotion at NYCC on your blogs, Twitter, tumblr, Facebook, right then and there when it happens.

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO DAMN HIGH. We’ve been paying and paying. I’ve paid with my health, self-esteem, and sense of safety. Other women have paid more.

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO FUCKING HIGH. 
Men, help us lower that cost so it’s the SAME AS YOURS: hard work.

(Please share the hell out of this>)

Sharin’.

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comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

READ MORE

Andy hits then nail on the head…

comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Andy Khouri

“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

READ MORE

Andy hits then nail on the head…

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christiannightmares:

Christian school teacher arrested for having sex with 14-year-old student, caught in backseat of car (To read the story, click image or here; For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/12881791323/christian-school-teacher-caught-masturbating)

The look on his face is like “oh shot!ohshit!ohshit!ohshit” has been playing continuously in his brain from the second a cop tapped on the window of the car.

christiannightmares:

Christian school teacher arrested for having sex with 14-year-old student, caught in backseat of car (To read the story, click image or here; For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/12881791323/christian-school-teacher-caught-masturbating)

The look on his face is like “oh shot!ohshit!ohshit!ohshit” has been playing continuously in his brain from the second a cop tapped on the window of the car.

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mr-alec-winchester:

heroscafe:

hisuidaze:

fatwink:

Ok everybody…..I have this great new idea for a blockbuster movie series…..picture this…..dystopian future…….and teenagers…….

oh and to spice it up
heterosexual couples

who are white people

who are also all…

Ooooooo….”In a world where being able bodied, white, hetero, cis people is a crime… TWO dare to stand together!”

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Anonymous asked: You said you've never had a bf but then you said you take birth control...?

rapunzelie:

???? do you live in a mythical world where women only take birth control if they’re in a relationship with a man

Women take birth control for a variety of reasons… Avoiding unplanned pregnancies can actually be a low priority. This should be common knowledge. It is not. This is what makes the birth control argument totally ridiculous.

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benito-cereno:

docshaner:

Huh. Wonder who he’s waving at.

I HOPE IT’S ME

I don’t know…I think it might be thechrishaley …

benito-cereno:

docshaner:

Huh. Wonder who he’s waving at.

I HOPE IT’S ME

I don’t know…I think it might be thechrishaley …

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mattfractionblog:

zdarsky:

Guys guys I went to ECCC this weekend and I met so many amazing creators and readers and I got to meet Henry Leo and Tallulah and Henry Leo gave me a drawing of a monster and Tallulah roared at me and gave me a cookie and I also met Kate Leth and a whole bunch of Valkyries who were awesome and Lance Reddick told Matt he was a huge fan of his and holy cow look at all the people in this photo and I did a million sketches and we sold all our books and Mike Allred said he liked my work and you can just kill me now I guessAnd also, between you and me, I love Matt & Kelly Sue.

i don’t know who this is

Clearly a stalker…

mattfractionblog:

zdarsky:

Guys guys I went to ECCC this weekend and I met so many amazing creators and readers and I got to meet Henry Leo and Tallulah and Henry Leo gave me a drawing of a monster and Tallulah roared at me and gave me a cookie and I also met Kate Leth and a whole bunch of Valkyries who were awesome and Lance Reddick told Matt he was a huge fan of his and holy cow look at all the people in this photo and I did a million sketches and we sold all our books and Mike Allred said he liked my work and you can just kill me now I guess

And also, between you and me, I love Matt & Kelly Sue.

i don’t know who this is

Clearly a stalker…

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coleborders asked: What are those binder thingies at the top of yours and Matt Fraction's newsletter?

kellysue:

Our actual notebooks. 

What are “notebooks”?

(Pretending I am really young)

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