“If a white feminist has to tell me they’re my ally, they’re probably not really my ally. In fact they probably just did me some harm. Not to harsh your mellow after chewing on that meaty bit of obvious racism, just to bring you back to earth. Because you’re always walking that fine line when you have white privilege. You have to work to be anti-racist. It’s not always as easy to point out the racism in things. Sometimes you have to look hard, and sometimes you have to look inward.”—
Yeah, allydom isn’t a title a person can put on zirself, and it isn’t something, once conferred, zie keeps under all circumstances. Being an ally comes through action, and will be lost if not maintained.
We saw this post over at andthencamethen’s site telling the awesome people of Tumblr to go ahead and mark their places on the map. We’re not really sure who the original person behind this idea is but we think it’s an incredible one. Anyway, seeing as how we have such a close knit group of Comic junkies, we thought we could make one a bit more specific to our community. So here are the instructions as posted by andthencamethen and just click the link above to get started.
Click “Edit” on the left side. It’s a bit up and to the left of the hand surrounded by the four directional arrows.
Click “Add a placemark.” This is the blue icon
Zoom into where you live, and click to place the blue marker. Then type in your tumblr URL as the title. If you wish to add a small comment you may.
Please DO NOT touch any of the other markers. This defeats the whole purpose.
Reblog this guys, and spread the word around, we think it’d be fun.
Alright everyone, it’s Tumblr Tuesday, so get that reccing finger ready! I’ve had this thing active for about a week now, so I’ve got a general feel for the community and which blogs I really like so far. If I leave anybody out, I’m sorry! there’s always next week.
fuckyeahpulps is your daily dose of amazing pulp fiction covers. I love pulps and crime fiction, and if you do too, you should definitely follow!
innerbrat makes a lot of cool and thoughtful entries. Plus she asked Greg Rucka a question for me at LFCC. Totally worth following.
fuckyeahbatwoman is devoted to Kate Kane, and not only features scans and fanart from around the ‘net, but a lot of fun original art, too!
covermashups just finished a series on Babs and I love them for it. It’s just what it sounds like, two covers mixed together until you get something beautiful.
…and it occurs to me a lot of my recs are pretty bat-family heavy this week. Hmm.
Two worth reccing forever and always are comic-relief for her lovely spams and dcwomenkickingass for celebrating the women of DC Comics along with reviews from each week’s new releases and essays on sexism in the industry. They’re both great, and if you aren’t following them, what are you waiting for?
ARGH TO ALL OF THAT. I watched a show that placed a hidden camera in a bar and had an actor pretend to put something in an actresses drink to see how people would react. Very few warned her off and some even encouraged. It’s so scary.
Trigger warning for pure unadulterated fucked up-edness. So, Men’s Health published a list of ways to tell if women are attracted to you, but what the list really is, is a list of ways to rationalize rape. This list includes things like:
If she’s flirting with the bartender, that means she wants you
if she’s drinking a big blue frozen drink, that means she wants you
if her pupils are dilated, that means she wants you
if she talks a lot, that means she wants you (and the best way to “shut her up” is to kiss her)
if she’s wearing stockings, or a thong, that means she wants you
Wow. ladies are whores. Amiright guys?
If she leans forward when you’re talking or asks you endless questions, the only way to shut her up is to kiss her.
I HATE THE MOTHERFUCKER THAT WROTE THIS SO FUCKING MUCH. HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE.
ALSO, AS I’M TYPING THIS, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD IS ON IN THE BACKGROUND DISCUSSING ALL OF THE CLAIMS THAT MEL GIBSON’S EX IS A LYING WHORE WHO INFLICTED WOUNDS ON HERSELF AND LIED ABOUT HIM HURTING HER (DESPITE HIM SAYING HE DID AND TELLING HER SHE DESERVED IT) BECAUSE LOL ALL BATTERED WOMEN ARE ACTUALLY JUST ATTENTION WHORING LIARS AND VICTIM BLAMING IS WHERE IT’S AT.
I’m sorry, Tumblr, I have been awful at keeping up with you these last couple days. It’s been a bad weekend for one, and I’m trying to get a few projects done for another (at least one of which is relevant to this blog’s interests).
Let me make it up to you. I will grab a few pages for Myra Monday.
Have you read the 60's Question comics? If so do you like Vic back then or in the 80's?
I have read them. Ditko is a pretty cool artist, but goddamn does the guy need to stay away from writing! Some of the villain gimmicks were neat, but the blatant Objectivist propaganda angle really ruined it for me. Ditko’s Vic was a massive jerk and I just couldn’t stand him! Every time a modern incarnation tries to pull from Ditko’s Vic and his temperament, I cringe so hard. I call him Vic the Strongarm.
O’Neil’s series may have been ham-fisted and clunky in the writing, and a lot of the characters weird and strawmanny caricatures, but it did a lot to bring Vic in a different and more interesting direction. I call him Vic the Seeker.
My favorite Vic was Rucka’s, seen in 2000’s Batman/Huntress: Cry For Blood and 2006’s 52. He took O’Neil’s direction a little further and showed us just how well Vic could do for himself once he gave Hub City up. He’s sagely, snarky, suave, a clever detective and competent fighter, completely insufferable and an entire barrel of fun! He likes making puns and getting to the heart of the matter. He’s the oddest therapist one could end up with, but possibly also the best. I call him Vic the Sage and I want to be him when I grow up.
That’s all I have for International Femslash Day, folks. I don’t have more Nee/Kate from ‘Tec scanned, and I wanted to post some pages from Crime Bible #2, but it’s getting late and I have to work early. Sorry. :(
Hoped you enjoyed! You can check most of today’s spam on the dee tag.