There has been a lot of talk among Christian bloggers lately about modesty and ways to combat everyone’s favorite evil: lust.
I’m agnostic, but this blogger’s words have resonated deeply within my soul.
What if anyone who hates the idea of either wrote a sarcastic review like lots of women did for the stupid “for women” Bic pens on Amazon? Express your ultimate motivations to be not a superhero in…
Emma Watson is a pretty stellar individual. Given the opportunity, she gave an amazing speech to hundreds, advocating for gender equality, as well as a movement that debunked any potential “man-hating” notion that the anti-feminists would otherwise use. And of course, the video was seen by hundreds of thousands of individuals, many of them being men and boys who are now avidly supporting HeForShe.
I am loving the overflow of support for the #HeForShe campaign, which advocates gender equality in all ways possible. And as such, I am hating the outburst of those who cry foul, who threaten the campaign, but also Emma Watson with potential slander.
Nevertheless, the HeForShe campaign continues to grow stronger, fuller, and more realized by a growing community that believes in gender equality. I like the idea of us all being treated as human beings, and not anything less than that.
ok but i didn’t know the true story behind this until just now
GUYS THIS LADY’S HUSBAND TOOK CREDIT FOR HER ARTWORK AND SHE STRAIGHT UP TOOK HIM TO COURT OVER IT
THEY HAD A FUCKING PAINT-OFF IN THE GODDAMN COURT ROOM WHICH SHE WON BECAUSE HE MADE EXCUSES FOR WHY HE COULDN’T DO IT
THE POWERPUFF GIRLS ARE INSPIRED BY THIS WOMAN’S ARTWORK
sorry i’m just really REALLY fascinated by this story
wait this movie looks amazing tho
I kind of wanna see this movie
You already know I’m sobbing. Cannot wait to see this.
I bet this movie will, for several reasons, make me feel angry, then vicariously vindicated. I will definitely see this.
Look, here’s the deal. Whenever this subject comes up, this inevitable “oh no Transformers aren’t humans why should they have gender” comes up. And it’s a weird fucking argument to me. Why? Because Transformers are in overwhelming amounts already human. 99.9% of them have two eyes, a mouth, a nose, four fingers and a thumb on each hand, a torso, two arms, two legs, feet, heels, and generally look like metal people. And this is all necessary and obviously we want Transformers to continue looking like that, right? So then why is having a gender a bridge too damn far? Why is it that having them be male and female makes them suddenly unrealistic aliens? They are already cartoon metal people! They are metal homo sapiens, down to the appearance of wearing helmets and having lips and speaking through their mouths like humans do, with their mouths forming phonemes as air passes through them and everything. They have noses. They have NOSES, like, built into their faces, for no damn reason, because those noses rarely have nostrils.
They are just dang metal humans. And so, for no damn reason that I can see as logical, having gender is not included as something these metal humans from space can have. Gender is the weird thing.
Frankly, if gender is out, so is most of Transformers-as-we-know-it. They should be incomprehensible bug creatures or maybe weird barely-sentient clouds that somehow form into Trans-Ams and F-15s. They should never be able to speak English or interact with us in any meaningful fashion, if this is going to be Super Real Sci-Fi.
And who the fuck wants that? This is something that kids need to buy. They need to walk into a store, see a dude who can turn into a car, and want to buy that dude who turns into a car. All I’m saying is, a girl should be able to buy a version of herself that can turn into a car as well.
(And, of course, they don’t all have to be gendered. Like in humans, there can be Transformers who identify outside of that binary.)
But having gender something that is already hardcoded into Transformers, no matter how much the property tries to fight it when it gets all condescending and “Good” Sci-Fi-panderingy about how Transformers are totally genderless aliens. The fuck they are. They’re barely aliens. They have noses.
They have NOSES.
David “Walky” Willis (as seen here)
well i’m glad somebody liked it
Also would like to point out that they present as male, too, in all the ways we define male in our western society. And male is the default gender, the one that makes it obvious that presenting female traits means it’s the exception to the rule.
I adored Transformers as a kid. I’d made up my own fan character who was a female Autobot. I wish I still had that art. She could transform into a car and a plane (before such characters existed in the show) and I’d figured out everything about her design and how that all worked, and even attempted to build her in Lego. I made my own because it wasn’t already there.
Her design changed a lot when female Transformers first appeared on the show, and you have no idea how pumped I felt when I saw that episode. Like, completely stoked, excited, I ran to my parents and pointed at the TV and ran back to it, riveted. This is my personal experience with “why representation matters” and I’m convinced it’s not just me.
ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN. ALREADY THE HALLOWEEN TAG IS FILLING UP WITH BORING AND INSULTING SLUT SHAMING STUFF. CELEBRATE ANY WAY YOU WANT TO.
Girl, have the whole pie.
kythera-of-anevern, thought of you both for subject matter and art style.
By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
This is weirdly inspiring.