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The Cost for Women Working in Comics

divalea:

DEAR MEN IN COMICS:

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO HIGH.

You need to help lower the price of women doing business in comics and in comics fandom to only the hard work. Not the hard work plus ducking threats online and off of violence, dodging groping, inappropriate advances, joking at the expense of the fat girl, the not “hot” girl, picking up and carrying around the short girl, creepshotting the cosplayer, stalking the professional. 

You know, sexism. Violence. Attacks intended to create doubt and fear.

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO DAMN HIGH.

CALL OUT OTHER GUYS. If women doing this for themselves really really worked, I wouldn’t have to be saying this. 
Start culling guys from your personal and professional circles that are bad citizens, that you have to apologize for.

CALL OUT MISOGYNY AND SEXISM. Intervene. Speak up. Vocally reject things like the “Big Cans” promotion at NYCC on your blogs, Twitter, tumblr, Facebook, right then and there when it happens.

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO DAMN HIGH. We’ve been paying and paying. I’ve paid with my health, self-esteem, and sense of safety. Other women have paid more.

THE COST FOR WOMEN IN COMICS OF DOING BUSINESS IS TOO FUCKING HIGH. 
Men, help us lower that cost so it’s the SAME AS YOURS: hard work.

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commodifiedsouls:


cognitivedissonance:


democratdarling:


somethinginthenews:


At least one cop has been disciplined for ordering the NYPD’s highest-ranking uniformed black officer out of his auto while the three-star chief was off-duty and parked in Queens, the Daily News has learned.
"How you can not know or recognize a chief in a department SUV with ID around his neck, I don’t know,” a police source said.
Chief Douglas Zeigler, 60, head of the Community Affairs Bureau, was in his NYPD-issued vehicle near a fire hydrant when two plainclothes cops approached on May 2, sources said.
One officer walked up on each side of the SUV at 57th Ave. and Xenia St. in Corona about 7 p.m. and told the driver to roll down the heavily tinted windows, sources said.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/plainclothes-officers-trouble-didn-recognize-off-duty-chief-article-1.327540#ixzz2adc8y4GH


This just shows that no matter how you dress, how much you achieve in life, how educated you are, how much money you have, what your status is, some people will see you as just another black person that’s up to no good. 


To those who think we live a post-racial society…


I had to double check that this wasn’t from The Onion, The Daily Currant, The Freewood Post or other such satire site out there. Ugh.

commodifiedsouls:

cognitivedissonance:

democratdarling:

somethinginthenews:

At least one cop has been disciplined for ordering the NYPD’s highest-ranking uniformed black officer out of his auto while the three-star chief was off-duty and parked in Queens, the Daily News has learned.

"How you can not know or recognize a chief in a department SUV with ID around his neck, I don’t know,” a police source said.

Chief Douglas Zeigler, 60, head of the Community Affairs Bureau, was in his NYPD-issued vehicle near a fire hydrant when two plainclothes cops approached on May 2, sources said.

One officer walked up on each side of the SUV at 57th Ave. and Xenia St. in Corona about 7 p.m. and told the driver to roll down the heavily tinted windows, sources said.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/plainclothes-officers-trouble-didn-recognize-off-duty-chief-article-1.327540#ixzz2adc8y4GH

This just shows that no matter how you dress, how much you achieve in life, how educated you are, how much money you have, what your status is, some people will see you as just another black person that’s up to no good. 

To those who think we live a post-racial society…

I had to double check that this wasn’t from The Onion, The Daily Currant, The Freewood Post or other such satire site out there. Ugh.

(Source: revolutionary-afrolatino, via satanic-capitalist)

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aljazeeraamerica:

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kellyjacobsbooks:

rosalarian:

gailsimone:


the preeminent gail simone of our time

One’s too many and a hundred ain’t enough.

100% truth

never heard of her.
If feminists wish to be accepted in the comic industry, or any industry, then make something of genuine worth and individuality, instead of a statement about gender inequality by just flipping organs between parties.
Why is Ellen/ Robin Williams popular as a comedian? Because s/he’s good at it. Why are Dane Cook/Sarah Silverman  on the fringes of an industry? Because they fucking suck ass.
Gender does not matter. Stand on creative merit!

This is about comic books, not comedians.
As a reader of comic books, there are plenty of fantastic female creators, like Kelly-Sue Deconnick, Gail Simone, Sara Pichelli, Kathryn Immonen, Nicola Scott, and Ming Doyle. It’s easy to list more, but the point is that many women in the comic book industry have their work shafted in favor of men like Brian Wood, who is given a shit-ton of credit for writing an all-woman X-Men book (a common criticism of the work is that it has been filled with stereotypical “cat-fighting,” and is only spinning its wheels, while it receives praise. I personally dropped off the book when it started sliding after the first few issues). All the while he’s being accused of sexually harassing a woman.
Part of the issue of the comic book industry is that it is still not a place of equal opportunity. The sheer quality of your work does not always overpower bigotry, thus it needs to be addressed.

kellyjacobsbooks:

rosalarian:

gailsimone:

the preeminent gail simone of our time

One’s too many and a hundred ain’t enough.

100% truth

never heard of her.

If feminists wish to be accepted in the comic industry, or any industry, then make something of genuine worth and individuality, instead of a statement about gender inequality by just flipping organs between parties.

Why is Ellen/ Robin Williams popular as a comedian? Because s/he’s good at it. Why are Dane Cook/Sarah Silverman  on the fringes of an industry? Because they fucking suck ass.

Gender does not matter. Stand on creative merit!

This is about comic books, not comedians.

As a reader of comic books, there are plenty of fantastic female creators, like Kelly-Sue Deconnick, Gail Simone, Sara Pichelli, Kathryn Immonen, Nicola Scott, and Ming Doyle. It’s easy to list more, but the point is that many women in the comic book industry have their work shafted in favor of men like Brian Wood, who is given a shit-ton of credit for writing an all-woman X-Men book (a common criticism of the work is that it has been filled with stereotypical “cat-fighting,” and is only spinning its wheels, while it receives praise. I personally dropped off the book when it started sliding after the first few issues). All the while he’s being accused of sexually harassing a woman.

Part of the issue of the comic book industry is that it is still not a place of equal opportunity. The sheer quality of your work does not always overpower bigotry, thus it needs to be addressed.

(Source: dee-lirious)