Loving comics doesn't mean ignoring their problems

This is a space for nerds and feminists who are tired of sexism in comic books and the community surrounding them and the mansplaining that accompanies it. Recently, I've expanded to talking about other aspects of Nerd Culture like Video Games. Share your stories, experiences.
Before you ask: Yes I am MORE than aware that there are companies other than the Big 2.

bumbleshark:

welcome to “whose drawin these girls in comics anyway” where the poses are made up and the spines dont matter!

(via sirdef)

commanderalexander:

after finding out that he:
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is the same age as him:
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I no longer feel like I look younger than I actually am

(via pandifreyan)

airyairyquitecontrary:

thenotsosilentmonk:

deducecanoe:

reservoircat:

Mutant 101 - Professor Xavier Should Put In A Call To Her Parents - 5 Year Old Mia Stares Down marvelentertainment's Cast Of Guardians Of The Galaxy As She Crushes Them In A Game Of GotG Trivia On jimmykimmellive [X

Vin Diesel in the background looking at her like “SHE’S PERFECT.  WANT ONE.”

I thought girls didn’t like Super Heroes.

You thought what? 

Also, bless five-year-old girls who can confidently pronounce the words ‘cybernetic enhancements’ because they’re so interested in superhero adventures that they saw no obstacle to learning anything at all to understand them better.

And can do it wearing a pink flower headband, if they feel like it.

GIRLS LIKE SUPERHEROES. GIRLS LIKE COMICS. GIRLS HAVE LIKED THESE THINGS FOR AS LONG AS THEY HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE TO LIKE. 

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(behold, three girls and one boy avidly reading new comic books in New York City, 1947, photographed by Ruth Orkin)

What girls don’t like is when they’re patronised, and herded towards titles designed according to what grown men think girls are supposed to like, and ignored with regard to titles that those men assume are just for boys and men. What girls don’t like is not being allowed to choose for themselves what they like. 

This is not a new concept. This is noted in Chaucer. What every woman most desires is to choose her own way.

(Source: mutant-101, via bnaz)

coolman229:

arkhamboundz:

I love that Gail Simone wrote this episode. Did she write the song too?

I love this song. So many double entendres. According to Wikipedia, Gail Simone wrote the episode, but Michael Jenric wrote the song.

(via ealperin)

  • Straight White Guys: It's not racist. The reason why most characters are straight white guys is it's a business. They just want to do what makes the most money. No one's being racist or sexist. It's just smart business.
  • Straight White Guys: Having a Black Captain America or Pakistani Ms. Marvel or female Thor is PANDERING. All they're trying to do is get MONEY from you. It's just a marketing ploy! This is horrible!
  • kevin feige: believe me, i'd like for black panther and captain marvel to get movies, really i would
  • kevin feige: but what can i do
  • kevin feige: i'm just the marvel studios president of production