Feminism isn’t dumb. It just has flaws like anything else. I point out the flaws because I want it to be the best it can be.
they really went, like, way out of their way to avoid us ever getting to see Usagi (or any other character, for that matter) be dynamic/expressive at all :///
sometimes one eye is closed
Sadly, the new show looks like fan art. Way too much soft-shading and blur filters. Absolutely feels less dynamic, but I’ve only seen one episode. Maybe it gets better.
Still, the original is still available.
That is something to remember. The original doesn’t stop existing because of the new one. But I’m also pretty disappointed by how sameface the new cartoon is. My #1 least favorite part.
ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.
No white girls?
Why? You do t think white girls should be told they’re beautiful?
The amount of white whine in the notes…it’s ridiculous.
Every time we ask for the inclusion of young girls and women of color in pieces similar to this, where everyone is white, we’re told
"If you want representation then make it yourself and shut up about this!"“Let the artist make whatever they want and include whoever they want! Freedom of expression!”
"If you need to see someone who looks like you in order to feel included then you are the real racist."
Yet all I see in the notes are:
"If you want equality you have to include EVERYONE including white girls and guys!"
“it’s pathetic that the only way you can feel good about yourself is by excluding others.”
No doubt they feel some type of way with their own bodies but what is dedicating a piece such as this to women who fall no where near the Eurocentric standards of beauty taking away from white women when they have so much representations and campaigns centered around them.~Eon
In case people like lifandiveira would like a simple explanation as to why white girls are not needed, go to images.google.com and type the word “beauty” and tell me what you get.
If you’re not blown away by the insanely disproportionate amount of white women depicted with a dash of women of color scattered about, then I don’t know what to tell you.
It is amazing how the exact same conversations happen again and again when women of color attempt to carve out space for themselves.
Even before I saw the notes I knew exactly what conversation I would find. This is beautiful and perfect.
Regarding the comic I did earlier today, so far, not much in the way of white feminists directly proving my point with their words, though I will say that fact that the people reblogging/retweeting/reacting to the comic are overwhelmingly people of color, the ~relative~ silence of white feminists is its own point. Come on, y’all. We (and I’m included in this group) need to care about this and we need to acknowledge it and talk about it. It can be uncomfortable, but we can’t ask men to do for us what so many of us refuse to do for women of color.
Then there’s the ridiculous amount of guys responding with “yeah but why NOT equalists????” which makes me wonder what neglectful nanny forgot to put them down for a nap today, the whiny babies.
But mostly, the response has been fairly positive. I was actually pretty worried, to be honest. I drew the comic over a week ago, and delayed posting it because I didn’t have time last week to deal with hate mail if it came. So far, less vitriol for this one than some of my other feminism comics. Of course, it hasn’t made it to reddit yet, so there’s that.
Step 1: listen to WOC.
Steps 2-infinity will reveal themselves after that.
Gonna keep a tally of messages I get from a) white feminists completely proving my point and b) people who think this comic proves feminism is worthless because I criticized one part of it. (Even despite me writing these words underneath the comic.) Then I’ll add them all up, see which column has more, and then drink myself to sleep either way.
Haha… this is why we can’t have nice things.
I’ve been seeing a lot of people on tumblr talking about FEMM’s “Fxxk Boyz Get Money” song, but I like this song way better. I’ve been kind of obsessed with it. I… may have learned the dance moves.
In which David Willis invents something even better than the Bechdel Test.
There’s a Batman themed dance party happening this month, and I can’t decide if I should dress up as Batwoman or if I should dress up as Maggie Sawyer so I can dance with all the Batwomen. Would it be so wrong to dress at Batwoman and dance with all the Batwomen? Because I’m really good at making catsuits, and I wanna dance with some redheads.