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Comics, diversity

d-pi:

How can you say that comics is leading the way in diversity, when since my book, Prince of Cats came out- has there been one black artist/writer who has put out anything from marvel, DC, image… Dark horse? (Sanford greene?) And what about black women? The March, Harlem Hellfighters written by…

"Well John, if they are not going to make a distinction between Muslims and violent extremists, why should I take the time to distinguish between decent fearful white people and racists?"

Aasif Mandvi on The Daily Show (via nezua)

you really CAN. NOT. argue with that.

(via danny-d-danger)

"One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else."

K.L. Toth (via lonehands)

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When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty. The world teaches you that the way you exist in it is disgusting — you watch boys cringe backward in your dorm room when you talk about your period, blue water pretending to be blood in a maxi pad commercial. It is little things, and it is constant. In a food court in a mall, after you go to the gynecologist for the first time, you and your friend talk about how much it hurts, and over her shoulder you watch two boys your age turn to look at you and wrinkle their noses: the reality of your life is impolite to talk about. The world says that you don’t have a right to the space you occupy, any place with men in it is not yours, you and your body exist only as far as what men want to do with it. At fifteen, you find fifteen-year-old boys you have never met somehow believe you should bend your body to their will. At almost thirty, you find fifteen-year-old boys you have never met still somehow believe you should bend your body to their will. They are children. They are children.

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Stevie Nicks (via whisperingwordsofwisdom)
atane:

hiphopfightsback:

Louis C.K. is one of the best comedians ever for multiple reasons.

I like Louis C.K., but I’ll disagree with him here. This position assumes that the joke teller will find it difficult explaining their bigoted joke, thus they will crash and burn. I’ve been around some racists/sexists who would gladly and proudly explain their racist/sexist joke in every racist/sexist detail. Some people just don’t give a shit. For a crash and burn to work, the joke teller must have a degree of shame. When people are dressing up as a murdered Trayvon Martin for Halloween giggles, I don’t think this approach will work. Those people have no empathy or shame. In fact, they enjoy and take pride in offending people. Some people are steadfast in their bigotry. You can’t shame everyone. Outfits like the Tea Party have made this crystal clear. We need to come to terms with that, and I think this approach is a weak point that progressives have. Some people cannot be shamed.

"The behavior of the man in question is considered normal in this business. And the few people who know about it consider it to be my fault for “falling for it” when he feigned interest in my work. In my pursuit of doing this work professionally I ran a gauntlet of this sort of thing."

Tess Fowler And Modern Day Misogyny In The Comics Industry - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

We need to do a lot better than this.

(via iamdavidbrothers)

No. Fucking. Kidding.

Every time I have a conversation with another woman about conventions or pros to be careful of, every time we discreetly pass around names and tips for staying safe, it burns me up so badly to know that dudes are not, as far as I know, having parallel conversations about NOT DOING THAT SHIT IN THE FIRST PLACE. Certainly not with the frequency and volume and routine that we recommend wearing heavy shoes and not letting yourself end up alone in a corner with that one guy.

I’m putting this firmly on the men in comics, because, you know what? Men are the overwhelming majority of the folks in the industry with institutional and hiring power. Even most of the most senior women in editorial departments answer to one or more male boss, usually a dude who has been in the industry long enough and played its games effectively enough to be pretty solidly entrenched in the existing power structure, and, even if he is basically a decent human being, to have capitulated to and internalized and regurgitated appeals to tradition and status quo over things like personal dignity and safety and minimal professionalism.

Men in comics, especially men in positions of institutional power and popular visibility, you need to step the fuck up. It has been going on for so, so, so goddamn long. And the women who speak up get written off as squeaky wheels and malcontents and difficult, and patronized and blacklisted and quietly driven off, and everyone is fucking terrified to go public because the worst perpetrators are the most entrenched and protected.

So: If you’re in a position to speak up, and you’re not doing it; if you’re a boss who looks the other way while your male employees edge out and harass and sometimes even flat-out assault female colleagues and fans; if you’re a professional with enough of a name to command attention; and you see this and don’t speak up long and loud, fuck you. Fuck you so much, for standing by while shitheads poison the well because you were too afraid or apathetic to rock the boat when you were the only one with an oar. Fuck you for throwing your colleagues and people who could and should have been your colleagues under the bus, or standing by quietly while someone else did; for sitting on evidence and documentation; for not speaking up when you have the credibility and platform to make an actual goddamn difference.

I mean: When I said that one guy in the first paragraph, you knew who I was talking about, didn’t you? Doesn’t matter if we were thinking of the same names (and oh, you adorable, naive children who assumed that there could only have been one). What matters is that you knew and you didn’t do a fucking thing.

(via postcardsfromspace)

Rachel goes in, and she goes correct. Essential.

(via daviduzumeri)

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ASM: Have you ever stepped back and realized that your work is considered important? Important in the industry, important academically?

PP: I’m hearing that, but…there’s a line that Frank Herbert has in Dune about when Paul Atreides sort of becomes the leader of the Fremen, where he has a meditation where he basically says that all roles and stations in life are temporary and in order to survive them, you must have a sense of the sardonic where you realize it’s the role, it’s not you. Otherwise it will consume you, and I tell Mark, my editor, when I wake up in the morning, especially since we’ve been traveling so much and being the face of Battling Boy. It’s like I’m the vehicle. This [gesturing at a copy of Battling Boy on the table] is what matters, I’m the vehicle. That’s how I really feel.

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Sequential Wednesdays #23.1 – NYCC ’13 Interview With Paul Popehttp://amazingstoriesmag.com/2013/10/sequential-wednesdays-23-1-nycc-13-interview-paul-pope/

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But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.

We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.

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"Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true."

Niels Bohrto a young physicist

Danish physicist (1885 - 1962) - The Quotations Page

(via mudwerks)

suicideblonde:

Peaches

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it looks like work."

"Don’t focus too much on the negative in someone else’s work too much. Don’t make it your CRUSADE. Spend that effort making your own work better. Make your work the COUNTERARGUMENT to the work you don’t like."

Ronald Wimberly (via leseanthomas)

yes.

(via mtakara)

i must remember not to forget this. everyday.

"You never know what book you wrote until you know what book people read."

Michael Lewisquoted by Tim O’Reilly. Pair with Michael Lewis on writing. (via explore-blog)