Feminist Allies

Intersectional feminism with men in mind.
comicsalliance:

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT DIGS INTO DEMOGRAPHICS OF SUPERHEROES, FINDS THEY’RE STILL OVERWHELMINGLY MEN
By Matt D. Wilson
Here’s the good news: According to some recent research by FiveThirtyEight.com, the website that applies data to just about everything — most notably, US elections — the ratio of female to male characters in mainstream superhero comics is improving, and more LGBT characters are showing up in Marvel and DC’s pages.
That said, the numbers still aren’t great. “Female characters make up only 30.9 percent of the DC universe and 30.6 percent of the Marvel universe,” the site’s report states. In a world where women are 51 percent of all people, that’s not so representative.
Also of interest: Female comic characters tend to be neutral or good far more than they’re evil. “Bad-aligned men alone outnumbered all women combined,” the report states.
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comicsalliance:

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT DIGS INTO DEMOGRAPHICS OF SUPERHEROES, FINDS THEY’RE STILL OVERWHELMINGLY MEN

By Matt D. Wilson

Here’s the good news: According to some recent research by FiveThirtyEight.com, the website that applies data to just about everything — most notably, US elections — the ratio of female to male characters in mainstream superhero comics is improving, and more LGBT characters are showing up in Marvel and DC’s pages.

That said, the numbers still aren’t great. “Female characters make up only 30.9 percent of the DC universe and 30.6 percent of the Marvel universe,” the site’s report states. In a world where women are 51 percent of all people, that’s not so representative.

Also of interest: Female comic characters tend to be neutral or good far more than they’re evil. “Bad-aligned men alone outnumbered all women combined,” the report states.

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(via laurennmcc)

superhappy:

cognitivedissonance:

After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?

“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”

The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.

BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?

BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?

The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.

This. Is. Not. OK.

guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons

(via fatbodypolitics)

"We’re talking about an ideology marked by the selling off of public goods to private interests; the attack on social provisions; the rise of the corporate state organized around privatization, free trade, and deregulation; the celebration of self interests over social need; the elevation of the notion that profit-making is basically the essence of democracy to the highest ideal and the utterly reductionist notion that consumption is the only applicable form of citizenship. But even more than that, it upholds the notion that the market serves as a model for structuring all social relations: not just the economy, but the governing of all of social life. I think that as a mode of governance, it is really quite dreadful because it tends to produce identities, subjects, ways of life driven by a kind of "survival of the fittest" ethic, grounded in the notion of the free, possessive individual and committed to the right of individual and ruling groups to accrue wealth removed from matters of ethics and social cost."

aleskot:

Henry Giroux on neoliberalism — see full interview.

kierongillen:

kierongillen:

Assorted wicdiv cosplay from NYCC. All kinds of overwhelming.

Reblogging this as I’d uploaded it from my phone, so it was in that obnoxious All Images Full Size format. Also, as they’re lovely.

The character designs from Wic+Div are just fantastic, which leads to fantastic cosplay. 

blackfemalescientist:

shmurdapunk:

justice4mikebrown:

Mike Brown was murdered 64 days ago

This is something school lessons really downplay.

I legit thought it only lasted a week or two and was shocked when I learned otherwise.

Because to acknowledge the length of the protests/boycotts is to suggest that the United Stated resisted the right thing. They like to pretend like the country just didnt know what it was doing and only had to be tapped gently on the shoulder before it changed everything. They don’t want people to know that the country clung to its racism for almost a decade after the movement really started. Hell, they act like rosa parks, the million man march and the civil rights act all happened in one year or less. It didnt.

(via karnythia)

jordiecolorsthings:

theeternalouroboros:

Our Big Alice and Death cosplays at NY Comic Con 2014! Had so much fun as these guys, and couldn’t have been more thrilled to meet Kelly Sue :) For our first time at Comic Con we had a blast, and can’t wait for next year!

Seriously blown away by these two. You’re both the best. Wish I could have seen them in person.

jordiecolorsthings:

theeternalouroboros:

Our Big Alice and Death cosplays at NY Comic Con 2014! Had so much fun as these guys, and couldn’t have been more thrilled to meet Kelly Sue :) For our first time at Comic Con we had a blast, and can’t wait for next year!

Seriously blown away by these two. You’re both the best. Wish I could have seen them in person.