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. Share your stories, experiences.
Before you ask: Yes I am MORE than aware that there are companies other than the Big 2.

keepwalkingdead:

ealperin:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

ilikebluehorses:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

mutantlexi:

xmenmovies:

Watch the ultimate X-Men ensemble in this explosive final X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer now!

Still not interested. I guess it’s just the X-Men fangirl in me, she’s busy raging that one of the quintessential X-Men stories has been butchered beyond recognition. Kitty’s been made into a footnote to push more Wolverine, Charles’ assassination seems to have been completely removed, since he’s in the future. I just feel kinda ambivalent, so I’ll stay home, read my Claremont Omnibuses and maybe watch the X-Men cartoons instead.

I think this is a good plan and one which will not involve wasting money on going to see a movie that is almost certainly going to be a hideous abomination, both script wise and also, judging from things like Pietro’s costume and Charles and his PORN MOUSTACHE, also visually

Read the original comic story and bask in the awesome (And also this being a Claremont X-men story also the femslash…no one can tell me that Future! Kitty and Rachel were not lovers…)

In the distance, if you listen closely, you can hear Claremont shed a tear. 

If I were Chris Claremont, I’d be pulling an Alan Moore and asking for my name to not be attached to this thing in any way…

^Yep.^

(I met Claremont, at NYCC, the year prior. Fantastic person to chat with. He’s got SO many stories to tell that haven’t been told.)

In the distance, if you listen closely, you can hear Claremont shed a tear. 

(via ealperin)

notkatniss:

apparently one gay superhero couple is way too much for straight people to handle

notkatniss:

apparently one gay superhero couple is way too much for straight people to handle

(via tennantbutt)

coelasquid:

I think I would have liked Legolas a lot more if he was just constantly rambling this strange stream of consciousness out loud to no one in particular.

(Source: parksandrings, via thorinmyside)

smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

(via thatfeministqueer)

bobbimorsebarton:

I am ridiculously fond of the idea of Natasha setting her friends up because she knows that there aren’t very many people you can trust when you’re a spy, and she knows how lonely it is to work for years without being able to form any friendships, let alone any romantic relationships.

So Natasha introduces people who have things in common, forms friendships with people from every difference area of spy work, because she finally has a choice in the matter. She can have friends and relationships, and she can make sure that other people can make friends and have relationships, despite their work.

(via sirdef)

gailsimone:

I’ve read Gail Simone’s story in Deadpool #27 so many times already — I just need more Outlaw.

Me too!!!!

(Source: buryme-withmyspurs)

smegolas:

bluebirdsandink:

Was anyone else a little bit disappointed that the kick ass Lady Counsel Member turned out to be Natasha? Still love Natasha, but for a few glorious seconds, it was awesome to see an older woman come out of nowhere to kick ass. 

Oh hell yes.  For one glorious moment this movie was going to be the utter best thing ever made.  And then…. well it was still cool but such a disappointment we didn’t get unexpected kick ass over 40 woman. 

Did we ever even find out what happened to the counsel member?

(via becausekellysue)