Quetzal, male (by Through-The-Big-Lens)
Comic Book Readers
Little girls read comics from the very beginning of their incarnation??
“Girl reading comic book in newsstand” by Teenie Harris (c. 1940-1945) © 2006 Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
That sound you hear is thousands of wangsting sexist fanboys shrieking in horror.
I never saw the second one! Lookit her little plaid jacket and cap! LOOKIT HER PUPPY!!
She’s in fandom heaven right there. And can I just point out that she’s a black girl reading comics? Whatever shit white women get for enjoying nerd stuff, WOC get it 500x worse, both from the fans and from the media itself… but they’ve been true fans from the beginning too.
All the more shameful, then, that comics and comics fans continue to perpetuate racism and sexism. It’s basically saying that precious little girls like this one don’t have the right to like the things they like, to just sit down and enjoy a damn comic book without fear of encountering prejudice or negative images of themselves. And if you can say that, I’m not entirely certain you qualify as human.
when people say they love the deep sea i’m always like ” are you sure” because of these:
you know what that last one is?
that’s a fucking turtle
if a turtle can fuck your shit up anything can
Well I think they’re gorgeously awesome. :D
I think that’s exactly WHY most people say they love the deep sea!
the struggle to fit my hair into the shot was so real
This is the only time I think it’s appropriate to use this .gif.
I’m really tryna process (all this)her. Dam, man.
I wanna play in it.
She’s just wow.
black people can’t have pale ski-
black people can’t have green ey-
black people can’t have freck-
black people can’t be gin-
Suck on ur ignorance she’s stunning.
I can’t even. Flawless. Wow. Like Helen of Troy/Aphrodite kind of gorgeous. Unreal.
Read for free here:
I saw her presentation on this… god, damn.
I saw her presentation on this, and I also said “god damn”, but not for a good reason.
She was racist, classist, heterosexist, simultaneously demonized AND romanticized sex workers, kink-shamed, slut-shamed, and was just plain fucking RUDE to people who were trying to have a legitimate discussion with her about intersectionality.
There was an older Black woman (who i think was a professor at my college) and a Native Hawaiian student trying to talk to her about the ignored racial intersections within her presentation and book, and she continually ignored them or “whitesplained” whatever they were trying to say. I was also trying to speak to her about the implications porn had for queer relationships, because a big thing she did wa compare domestic abuse rates and porn viewing, and she just ignored me and refused to answer. At one point during the “discussion segment” she looked me straight in the eye and told me to “shut up about things you know nothing about” when I was asking her about whether she even considered the fact that many women enjoy porn, and that MANY people enjoy BDSM.
I just laughed in her face and was like
“Lady, I watch porn at LEAST 3 times a week, if not more. And I am not the only one in this room. But women watching porn is not the problem here, the problem is that you have completely ignored class structures, racial pressures, and non-heterosexual influences on the porn industry, and are refusing to listen to anyone who brings up something other than your romanticized ‘broken and abused porn stars’.”
[At that point I was not very honest with myself about my BDSM interests, so I didn’t say anything about that, but ooooh was I mad.]
Lets just say I was NOT impressed at ALL. For all the hullabaloo that the “feminist community” made about this book, I soon realized it was the WHITE feminist community. This is just another book by another middle class white feminist who completely ignores intersectionality and demonizes sex workers.
I saw her once on Democracy Now. She fucking sucks.
lately i think so much about how dissolution of romantic and other relationships is seen as failure.
why is it seen as failure if you dont remain static and together til the end of the time when thats so highly improbable?
why is it seen as failure if people and circumstances change when thats a fact of life?
why is it seen as failure if things run their natural course and drop off when its no longer fruitful, when thats what should be happening?
and what does this unrealistic expectation to hold on to everything forever lead us to put up with in this abuse culture?
of course this brings me to sticking together for survival purposes in some contexts, but when you can choose and survive alright without hanging on, why do it?
hell, even when people see that you have been miserable or abused or simply imbalanced for umpteen years they will act like they failed for moving the fuck on to greener, more peaceful pastures, and people around you will try to push that on you too. when, really, leaving untenable waters is a victory, not something to be ashamed of.
so you broke up with 98987 people or got divorced coz it wasnt fitting or fruitful or healthy and kept moving on and trying different things….what is wrong about that?
why is it some great shame, burden and tragedy to leave or be left when its just not panning out? when thats the right thing to do.
and how does that cloud how you view relationships, when you think you have to be bound for all eternity to NOT be a failure?