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batneko:

scifigrl47:

Dear Almost Human.

I really liked your first episode.  I really did.

I really wish your second episode wasn’t “sex-bots.”

Which are, of course, all women.  And all wandering around in lingerie.  Which the males treat like disposable objects.  

Depressing AND demeaning.

I don’t see how all of what you listed there doesn’t make perfect sense.  OF COURSE they’re all female.  Are you new to humanity?  And wearing lingerie, why wouldn’t they be?  And treated as disposable.  I can’t imagine they’re programmed for anything useful.  Why should the police care?  They’re pretty much just walking fleshlights.

Am I ‘new to humanity.’

No.

I’m not ‘new to humanity.’

I’m not ‘new’ to how society treats sex workers as disposable.  I’m not ‘new’ to how women are subject to violence, de-humanization, and made into objects that exist solely for the pleasure of men.  I’m not ‘new’ to the idea that the first thing that society will do once we create artificial life and AIs is make them sex slaves.  I’m not ‘new’ to the idea that media aimed at a male audience will take any excuse to put women in next to no clothing in the background of scenes whether not there’s any reason for it.

I’m not ‘new’ to any of it.  But screw you.  I’m allowed to be disappointed by it.  I’m allowed to be PISSED OFF when I show I was looking forward to trots out women in lingerie making o-faces for an hour while real violence is visited upon human women in the name of making a better sex bot.  I’m allowed to be frustrated as all hell that another piece of media that was about finding the humanity in synthetic beings apparently limits that only to male models.  

Filed under tw: misogyny tw: sex industry tw: I'm kind of angry right now

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bryanthephotogeek:

dek-says-so:

daggerpen:

SUICIDE, SUICIDAL IDEATION TW
trulysophisticat:

nocakeno:

protomlad:

ivypo:

kstipetic:

DC comics asks prospective artists to sexualize suicide
In order to participate in DC’s latest talent search, you have to draw a female character committing suicide naked.
I’m gonna assume I don’t have to explain what’s fucked up about this.
But guys, they left an open submission form on their page! They claim they will personally review every submission!
I see this as an opportunity to spam their box with a Hawkeye-Initiative style inversion of genders. Give them a naked Superman committing suicide, or just give them a bunch of pics of Superman’s ass, whatever.
I say we make this viral and shame them out of this talent search.

WOW. ARE WE REALLY

Thats it
we’re done here
burn dc comics to the ground
salt the earth
put up a waffle stand

are you fucking shitting me

………..burn mother fuckers burn.

You know, I was just talking about something like this with a friend.
Let’s fucking do this.

Please, someone, spam the ever-loving shit out of DC?  I’m not saying Marvel doesn’t fuck-up in the female department either but this?  This is fucking gross.  

Well DC, you keep proving me wrong on “They can’t do worse things right?” 

Okay, so you really want to know the sad thing?  I read that and my first thought was, “Actually, women almost never commit suicide naked.”  Yep.  I’m so immune to the stupid that THIS was my first thought.
Time to break out some hard core Supes/Bats gay porn, guys. 

bryanthephotogeek:

dek-says-so:

daggerpen:

SUICIDE, SUICIDAL IDEATION TW

trulysophisticat:

nocakeno:

protomlad:

ivypo:

kstipetic:

DC comics asks prospective artists to sexualize suicide


In order to participate in DC’s latest talent search, you have to draw a female character committing suicide naked.

I’m gonna assume I don’t have to explain what’s fucked up about this.

But guys, they left an open submission form on their page! They claim they will personally review every submission!

I see this as an opportunity to spam their box with a Hawkeye-Initiative style inversion of genders. Give them a naked Superman committing suicide, or just give them a bunch of pics of Superman’s ass, whatever.

I say we make this viral and shame them out of this talent search.

WOW. ARE WE REALLY

Thats it

we’re done here

burn dc comics to the ground

salt the earth

put up a waffle stand

are you fucking shitting me

………..burn mother fuckers burn.

You know, I was just talking about something like this with a friend.

Let’s fucking do this.

Please, someone, spam the ever-loving shit out of DC?  I’m not saying Marvel doesn’t fuck-up in the female department either but this?  This is fucking gross.  

Well DC, you keep proving me wrong on “They can’t do worse things right?” 

Okay, so you really want to know the sad thing?  I read that and my first thought was, “Actually, women almost never commit suicide naked.”  Yep.  I’m so immune to the stupid that THIS was my first thought.

Time to break out some hard core Supes/Bats gay porn, guys. 

(via vengerturtle-moved)

Filed under tw: suicide Tw: misogyny tw: DC Yeah that's now a Trigger on this blog GODDAMMIT

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James Gunn and “Satire”

I’ve gotten a bunch of asks explaining, or attempting to explain, that the article James Gunn posted where he said some pretty horrific things about the female characters of the Marvel universe was satire, and I should do some more research.  I understand that there is a legitimate place in the world for satire.  Mark Twain and Steven Colbert, and everyone in between, satire is amazing stuff, a way to use humor to point out some of the flaws of our society.

But is this satire or not?

To things like this, I apply “the subway test.”

The Subway Test is really, really easy!  I want you to imagine that you are alone in a subway car, with one other occupant.  This occupant is unknown to you.  He is not immediately threatening, but you don’t know him, and all you have to judge him on is what he’s saying.  He might be drunk, he might be threatening, or he might be an aspiring comedian looking for an audience for his satire.  

You don’t know.

What you do know is that you are alone with him.  And it’s a long way to the next station.  Your cell phone doesn’t work on this line.  For all intents and purposes, you are trapped with this man.  There is no where for you to go, you can’t get out and you can’t call for help, and you have to judge what is happening.

I want you to read James Gunn’s comments and imagine you are trapped in a subway car, alone and isolated with a man who is saying these things to you.  I want you to imagine that he is looking at you, maybe looking you straight in the eye, not even glancing at your body, but he is staring you down, and he is saying those words.

Do you feel ashamed?  Afraid?  Do you want to get away?  Do you want to get your mace out?  Then this piece of ‘satire’ has failed the subway test.

Maybe you’re a tough cookie.  Maybe this doesn’t bother you.  So let’s replace the ‘you’ in this subway car with the most fragile person you know.  Your grandmother, or your little sister.  Your niece or that boy who gets bullied in class.  Someone who has been the survivor of violence or harassed or attacked.  Replace the ‘you’ in this subway car with someone you love.

Are you comfortable leaving him or her alone with a man saying these things?

If so, great!  I’m not.  See, the thing about satire?  Satire is aimed at those in power. Satire is aimed at sin and politics and vice.  So if that article had been saying these things about the men who draw and portray the women in the comics the way they do, that could be accepted as satire.  A drawing showing the men of the Marvel universe wearing the costumes that the women wear, that’s satire.  That’s attacking the ruling body, not the victim.

And a lot of stuff on the internet, when people say, “Wow, that was horribly offensive,” the writer tries to pull it back and say, “It was humor!  It was satire!  You can’t take it SERIOUSLY.  GOD, get a sense of HUMOR.”  And it’s easy to write things and post them on the anonymous forum that is the internet. 

Apply the subway test.  I have a friend, and she’s got a little sister.  I love this girl, very much, and she’s smart, and she’s tough, and she can handle herself.  But the thought of her alone on that subway car, as someone reads James Gunn’s words to her, makes me physically sick.  The thought of her having to listen as someone says what he said about Spider-Woman, to her face, that makes me so angry I can’t even handle it.

Because I don’t want her to live in a world where it’s acceptable to say that about any woman.

Filed under misogynistic tw: misogyny violence misogyny

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gqgqqt:

wishyouweremegan:

comiccombatant:

thebirdandthebat:

Wow, I’m never buying anything Tony Harris does again. Disgusting.
(Ex Machina, Starman artist: his wikipedia page. Click the image to be taken to the Facebook thread where he posted this.)

The most offensive thing is how people in the comments are agree and applauding his “truths.” This is some fucked up fan policing.

#Asshole alert

oh my god i thought this was some random reddity neckbeard but THIS PIECE OF SHIT IS IN THE INDUSTRY AND HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR EISNER AWARDS
g r o s s

Yeah.  Once again, females are expected to ‘prove’ their worth.  That we can’t possibly be fans, because that would…  What?  Damage his sense of self-identity?  And does it make a damn bit of difference?  If I want to put on a top hat and a sleeping bag and walk around a con in it, you know what that means?
It means I paid to get into that con.  Because he’s wrong.  The con exists because people paid to go to it.  Trust me.  I’ve seen con financials.  And if there are 5,000 people attending a con, and 4,500 of them are Twilight Sparkle fans who are there to discuss MLP, than the official stated intent of the con doesn’t make a damn bit of difference.  The fans pay the rent.  And the fans are fickle little creatures.
But Comic Book Writers and Comic Book Artists are no more than guests, used as a lure to encourage people to show up.  Very, very few people go to a con that they weren’t already planning to attend because of a particular guest.  There are the die hards.  There are the fanboys.  But most people go to their local cons, the cons they enjoy, in places they enjoy.
You know, where they can see their friends and go to the dealer’s room and catch a panel or two and trade cosplay tips and maybe get an autograph.
This pathetic, out of touch, desperate for relavance, has-been sitting at his table remembering how awesome things were years ago when he was IMPORTANT is exposing the usual fearful nonsense: that the world, and fandom, is changing, because people other than white males are making their voices heard.
The sooner he crawls back into his hole, the better.  Also, is anyone concerned that he misspelled “your” as well as “you’re” and he capitalizes random words, in some effort to make them important?  Luckily, it appears he is not the writer.  Because he lacks a certain something when it comes to that.

gqgqqt:

wishyouweremegan:

comiccombatant:

thebirdandthebat:

Wow, I’m never buying anything Tony Harris does again. Disgusting.

(Ex Machina, Starman artist: his wikipedia page. Click the image to be taken to the Facebook thread where he posted this.)

The most offensive thing is how people in the comments are agree and applauding his “truths.” This is some fucked up fan policing.

oh my god i thought this was some random reddity neckbeard but THIS PIECE OF SHIT IS IN THE INDUSTRY AND HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR EISNER AWARDS

g r o s s

Yeah.  Once again, females are expected to ‘prove’ their worth.  That we can’t possibly be fans, because that would…  What?  Damage his sense of self-identity?  And does it make a damn bit of difference?  If I want to put on a top hat and a sleeping bag and walk around a con in it, you know what that means?

It means I paid to get into that con.  Because he’s wrong.  The con exists because people paid to go to it.  Trust me.  I’ve seen con financials.  And if there are 5,000 people attending a con, and 4,500 of them are Twilight Sparkle fans who are there to discuss MLP, than the official stated intent of the con doesn’t make a damn bit of difference.  The fans pay the rent.  And the fans are fickle little creatures.

But Comic Book Writers and Comic Book Artists are no more than guests, used as a lure to encourage people to show up.  Very, very few people go to a con that they weren’t already planning to attend because of a particular guest.  There are the die hards.  There are the fanboys.  But most people go to their local cons, the cons they enjoy, in places they enjoy.

You know, where they can see their friends and go to the dealer’s room and catch a panel or two and trade cosplay tips and maybe get an autograph.

This pathetic, out of touch, desperate for relavance, has-been sitting at his table remembering how awesome things were years ago when he was IMPORTANT is exposing the usual fearful nonsense: that the world, and fandom, is changing, because people other than white males are making their voices heard.

The sooner he crawls back into his hole, the better.  Also, is anyone concerned that he misspelled “your” as well as “you’re” and he capitalizes random words, in some effort to make them important?  Luckily, it appears he is not the writer.  Because he lacks a certain something when it comes to that.

(via too-many-fandoms-to-fit-in-here)

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