I read this stuff all the time, just in passing as it comes across my transom, and generally, it’s so off-the-mark, I don’t pay attention, but I just read a thing about how I should ‘stop talking about feminism all the time.’
Guyguy, seriously, now.
Do you think we actually WANT to carry this tag around every day? Do you think we all WANT to be seen as outsiders all the time?
We didn’t make that happen. That was not our choice. That was the gameboard we were all given and there are a lot of people of all genders trying to fix that, or at least adjust it so that we all can play. I am doing fine. But there’s a lot of people who still feel excluded.
And believe me, most of us will be delighted when we can set the extra burden down and not really have to think about it or bring it up anymore, because it’s a moot issue.
But we’re still a ways from that, right?
I am dealing with it the best way I know how, as are most of the women in comics I know, and I believe it’s made some difference. I believe things are getting better.
We’re just not THERE, yet.
Tickets are on sale now for the 2014 Michigan Burlesque Festival! It’s going to be amazing. I know a lot of these performers already, and I’m excited to meet some new ones. As for my acts, I’ll get to go nuts with them the way I can’t normally do with the average show. But you gotta come to see it!
Florence of Alabia is me, for those who don’t already know. I do burlesque, and I’m in this festival, and it’s gonna be so so so good!
I’m working on packing and shipping all the kickstarter backed books now, but soon, SOON! that task will be done and I’ll start selling to non-KS backers. If you sign up for this list, you’ll be notified exactly when that happens, three days before the general public, and you’ll get an early bird special kind of deal. There’s about as many people on the list as there are books, so it’s a good idea to get on this. After those three days, if there are any more left, I’ll post about it everywhere that they’re available for sale. If you want any of these for Christmas presents this year, I’d suggest buying them now, as I’m not sure they’ll last until November. So get on that list, guys!
Cops have been put on notice: Let the cameras roll.
Camera-shy cops across the city were reminded they can’t legally take action to stop someone from filming them while they’re on the beat, the Daily News has learned. The refresher was provided in a memo the chief of department’s office distributed to all police commands Wednesday.
“Members of the public are legally allowed to record police interactions,” the memo states. “Intentional interference such as blocking or obstructing cameras or ordering the person to cease constitutes censorship and also violates the First Amendment.”
Cops can take action if videographers and shutterbugs “interfere with police operations,” the memo notes.
spread this like wildfire
when you see abuse, take out your phone and film that shit.
Post it on youtube, send it to the news, let the whole world hear about it.
You don’t have to be any kind of official journalist. Anyone can do this. Never let them tell you differently.
"Well if they didnt look like thugs"
THE ONLY THUGS IVE SEEN DURRING THIS ARE THE ONES WITH BADGES
Bolded for emphasis.
If you’re a feminist against rape culture but you don’t see any problem with people telling black people to dress/act differently so as not to be attacked, then you’re one giant hypocrite. Clothing does not dictate anyone’s worth!
Consider donating to Julianna’s fund to feed the students of Ferguson.
#Feedthestudents and #FeedFerguson is going to help feed families. Many school-age kids rely on school meals, and school has been closed since Monday. Kids are going hungry!
Every dollar helps.
CAPTAIN JOHNSON NOW IN CHARGE OF FERGUSON SITUATION
"I’m going to march with you. There won’t be a police line."
if you have the bandwidth, the hard drive space, etc: download the videos, save the photos, screencap the tweets about ferguson. there is media disappearing from twitter and facebook and reposting media may be the only way these things continue circulating.
It’s okay! My upset-ness was purely internal, and while some part of me wishes nobody have ever pointed out this mistake, it’s a good lesson for me to recognize when I’ve made a mistake, and accept it, and deal with it. It was an interesting mental exercise. I knew there would end up being some kind of mistake somewhere in the book, and I handled this actually better than I thought I would. A 2 hour panic attack is a pretty good one for me! Not too bad.
i think historically there is very little backlash for women trying to write about men. instead there’s all sorts of backlash for women trying to write about their own experiences as women
I wonder sometimes what would happen if a “man” and a “woman” protag version of an autobio graphic novel were released with the exact same content. What sort of reviews would each edition get?
I get SIGNIFICANTLY more backlash for writing about women than writing about lesbians, even though the lesbians are women. They don’t care that the women are lesbians. They care that they’re any kind of woman at all. If I had a dollar for every time someone complained that my stories don’t contain enough positive male role models, I would never worry about money ever again. If I had a dollar for every time I experienced homophobic backlash for my comics, I’d have enough for a supreme pizza.