Anonymous said: Anita faked her threats. Also writers that have spoken against this "gaming feminism" have ACTUALLY received threats (the ones making the threats, their twitter pages are actually real people). You should honestly be ashamed for pushing your false narrative and dishonesty.

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Go fuck yourself.

There are many good reasons I work for ComicsAlliance, but their site-wide stance against misogyny and grade-A snark are top of the list.

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DARWYN COOKE ILLUSTRATES 23 VARIANT COVERS FOR THE DC UNIVERSE YOU WISH REALLY EXISTED
"If you are a jaded, bitter superhero reader like we are here at ComicsAlliance, America’s Grumpiest Comic Book News Site™, then you probably respond with announcements of variant covers with an eyeroll and a noncommittal grunt, and may even go as far as to say “Variants! Bah!” out loud to an empty room full of action figures. That’s what we usually do, but not today, friends and neighbors. Not today."

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DARWYN COOKE ILLUSTRATES 23 VARIANT COVERS FOR THE DC UNIVERSE YOU WISH REALLY EXISTED

"If you are a jaded, bitter superhero reader like we are here at ComicsAlliance, America’s Grumpiest Comic Book News Site™, then you probably respond with announcements of variant covers with an eyeroll and a noncommittal grunt, and may even go as far as to say “Variants! Bah!” out loud to an empty room full of action figures. That’s what we usually do, but not today, friends and neighbors. Not today."

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HERE’S THE THING, EPISODE 4: A BRIEF HISTORY OF JACK KIRBY’S CADMUS INSTITUTE

This week, Chris takes a viewer question from someone curious about Cadmus Institute, a fixture of the DC universe created by the legendary Jack Kirby that has its roots in the Golden Age and continues to operate in the background of comics all the way to the 21st Century.

Show Notes:

(via benito-cereno)

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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.
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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.

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GAY PUNCHLINES, LGBT VISIBILITY AND MARVEL STUDIOS’ ONE-SHOT ‘ALL HAIL THE KING’
By Andrew Wheeler

And this is throwback, retrograde, oh-so-’80s being-gay-is-something-that-happens-in-prison frat house humor. And this is the first presentation of a same-sex relationship or anything resembling a gay character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe across eight movies, five one-shots, and fifteen episodes of television. And that is the part that burns.
As a gay man watching this, let me tell you how I respond. I try to laugh. Why do I try to laugh? Because that is the good, obedient, go-along-to-get-along thing to do. My identity is being presented up there on the screen as something that should make the audience laugh, and I am conditioned to think that I should find this funny and laugh along and not cause a scene — even though I am watching this movie on my own and there is no-one here to cause a scene for.
We are so used to being clowns for the majority audience that I feel like I’m letting people down if I don’t laugh. I feel like I’m inconveniencing straight people if I say, “Please sir, can I not be the punchline?” Do you know how painful that is? How shameful it is? How it makes me want to cry that I would want to laugh at being dehumanised rather than stand up and protest, because I’ve been led to think that protesting makes me a bad person? Do you know how it stings to feel conditioned to want to betray oneself like that?
Some of you surely do. Which begs the question: Why is our entertainment making us feel like this?

And it turns out I can’t laugh. Not today. Not any more. Because I am not a clown. And I want better from Marvel Studios than this.


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comicsalliance:

GAY PUNCHLINES, LGBT VISIBILITY AND MARVEL STUDIOS’ ONE-SHOT ‘ALL HAIL THE KING’

By Andrew Wheeler

And this is throwback, retrograde, oh-so-’80s being-gay-is-something-that-happens-in-prison frat house humor. And this is the first presentation of a same-sex relationship or anything resembling a gay character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe across eight moviesfive one-shots, and fifteen episodes of television. And that is the part that burns.

As a gay man watching this, let me tell you how I respond. I try to laugh. Why do I try to laugh? Because that is the good, obedient, go-along-to-get-along thing to do. My identity is being presented up there on the screen as something that should make the audience laugh, and I am conditioned to think that I should find this funny and laugh along and not cause a scene — even though I am watching this movie on my own and there is no-one here to cause a scene for.

We are so used to being clowns for the majority audience that I feel like I’m letting people down if I don’t laugh. I feel like I’m inconveniencing straight people if I say, “Please sir, can I not be the punchline?” Do you know how painful that is? How shameful it is? How it makes me want to cry that I would want to laugh at being dehumanised rather than stand up and protest, because I’ve been led to think that protesting makes me a bad person? Do you know how it stings to feel conditioned to want to betray oneself like that?

Some of you surely do. Which begs the question: Why is our entertainment making us feel like this?

And it turns out I can’t laugh. Not today. Not any more. Because I am not a clown. And I want better from Marvel Studios than this.

READ MORE

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Art and Superheroines: When Over-Sexualization Kills the Story [Sex]A common problem for cape comics is what is best termed an out-of-proportion amount of sexualized art. It probably has its roots in superheroes as a power fantasy for boys, and it follows logically, if a bit sadly, that women would be portrayed as the ideal sexual partner, rather than an objectively idealized character. Whatever the reason, we’re mired in crappy sexualization. And the problem isn’t just what that means for women, but what it means for the craft and quality of the comic. Imagery that prizes sexualization above all else — especially when that doesn’t make sense for the story — can pull you out of the moment and stop your reading experience dead.READ MORE

comicsalliance:

Art and Superheroines: When Over-Sexualization Kills the Story [Sex]

A common problem for cape comics is what is best termed an out-of-proportion amount of sexualized art. It probably has its roots in superheroes as a power fantasy for boys, and it follows logically, if a bit sadly, that women would be portrayed as the ideal sexual partner, rather than an objectively idealized character. Whatever the reason, we’re mired in crappy sexualization. And the problem isn’t just what that means for women, but what it means for the craft and quality of the comic. Imagery that prizes sexualization above all else — especially when that doesn’t make sense for the story — can pull you out of the moment and stop your reading experience dead.

READ MORE

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In the newly released Suicide Squad #1, out today, you might notice something very different about the Squad’s tough-as-nails leader Amanda Waller: Formerly one of the rarest breeds in the DC Universe — a full-figured lady — “The Wall” has apparently transformed into “The Rail,” adopting the same interchangeable hourglass figure and 22-inch waist as pretty much every other superheroine. I guess because there are no fat chicks allowed in the new DCU.

See our reactions in animated GIF form at:
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/09/14/amanda-waller-skinny-thin-reboot/

What. The. Fuck.

comicsalliance:

In the newly released Suicide Squad #1, out today, you might notice something very different about the Squad’s tough-as-nails leader Amanda Waller: Formerly one of the rarest breeds in the DC Universe — a full-figured lady — “The Wall” has apparently transformed into “The Rail,” adopting the same interchangeable hourglass figure and 22-inch waist as pretty much every other superheroine. I guess because there are no fat chicks allowed in the new DCU.

See our reactions in animated GIF form at:

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/09/14/amanda-waller-skinny-thin-reboot/

What. The. Fuck.