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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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Get ready...Madara.

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euro-trotter:

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tabisha-tabitha-tabby:

Jaminze and her hair

I will always love how Huey took steps to get her to love herself.

this was cute

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I know how big an Emma Frost fan you are, so I have to wonder, how do you feel about her... role (?)... in the X-Men film series so far? Where you happy with her characterization/portrayal in First Class? Do you think January Jones should stick around? If not, who would you like to see cast instead, and what would you like to see done differently compared to her portrayals in Origins and First Class? Love your work!
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kristaferanka:

its simple.

there has been no emma frost in films yet.

the version in wolverine origins was nothing at all like the character

and the version in first class, while closer, is still a shell of a woman the character could be.

i think either natalie dormer, charlize theron, or robin wright would be perfect for emma. ideally, a combination of all three haha.

the key is that she actually needs to be shown as a deep character. the tricky thing with emma is that 90% of her character is behind a lot of layers. on the surface, she’s seemingly a cliche bitch. but there is so much behind her as to why she is this way, that within the limits of a single film, it would never do her justice to be any less than a second billings character. she needs to have black widow level prominence to really be able to see past all her defenses to where her true personality and motivations are. there are a lot of characters in the xmen who just right off the bat, are very captivating. you can understand a lot about them within one issue with them (like wolverine, storm, beast, magneto, mystique etc). emma is not that character. she is fundamentally written as not that character. her personality and characterization is all about the walls she builds. and if we can’t delve into that, there won’t be an adaptation she deserves.

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konami:

Jehuty, Riobot version by SEN-TI-NEL. Prototype is completed.

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This isn’t their problem, guys. It’s ours. We have to solve it.

Sexual harassment isn’t an occupational hazard. It’s not a glitch in the complex matrix of modern life. It’s not something that just “happens.” It’s something men do. It’s a choice men make. It’s a problem men enable. It’s sometimes a crime men commit. And it is not in the power nor the responsibility of women to wage war on this crime.

It’s on us.

How do we fight this war? We stop enabling. We check ourselves and, when necessary, wreck ourselves. Do you know a guy who’s hate-following women on Twitter just to troll them? You check him. Do you know a guy who’s writing disgusting screeds to women journalists because they don’t like the same things he likes? You check him. Do you know a professional whose discourse with women in his field is loaded with gender-specific language and condescension that could enable further abuse? You check him. Are your Twitter followers identifying you as a sympathetic ear for their sexist views? You check yourself. Is your website’s message board a cesspool of ignorance and hate? You check it like you actually give a damn. Do you know a guy who’s sending rape threats to women for any reason? Oh, you report that guy.

Let me make it plain:

A woman objecting to the content of a comic book — even if you think she’s dead wrong — does not rise to the occasion of vicious name calling and rape threats.

Nothing does.

Andy Khouri writes at Comics Alliance. Read the whole thing - the motif is Fake Geek Guys, noting that the superhero fans who act in such an abusive, unethical way are 100% against the genre they claim to love - but I pull this part out of context.  (via kierongillen)
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When it starts sleeting in the middle of April.

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Crash Team Racing

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Crash Team Racing

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WHEN THERE IS AN OPEN BAR AT THE CONFERENCE

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credit: Jordan

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