i forgot if i just reblogged this or not
i forgot if i just reblogged this or not
She wants the (ph)D
Not with that technique: no gloves, safety glasses, fume hood; the volume in the erlenmeyer flask is not suitable for what the flask allows; and the fumes from the left vessel are dangerously close to her nasal orifice. The only D she is asking for is Disaster.
Tumblr, I love you XD
“The Great Debate” by The Escapist’s Cory Rydell and Greg Carter
Of all the criticism thrown at Anita Sarkeesian, the bitching about her decision to disable YouTube comments in the face of an an organized campaign of harassment is the most misguided. It’s a dumb position for a couple of reasons. First, it implies that anyone who makes a video is honor-bound to lend their credibility and popularity to the opposing argument, they are not. Second, it implies YouTube comments contain anything that could remotely be called criticism, they do not. “I hope you get raped,” is not criticism. “Feminazi whore,” is not criticism. “Make me a sandwich,” is not criticism, nor is it funny.
In the 1960s and 1970s, queer liberation (what we now call “LGBT equality”) was seen by its advocates as an all-inclusive movement intrinsically bound to other social justice movements: there could be no justice for queer people without justice for people of color, women, workers, those in other nations, etc. Accordingly, queer activists worked hard to build coalitions with all those determined to fight for justice.
Nowadays, the LGBT movement does more branding than coalition building.
Steven W. Thrasher, who has been nationally recognized for his LGBT journalism, called out national LGBT nonprofits and advocates, colloquially referred to by some as the glitter industrial complex, in a Gawker article, contending that the LGBT activists and nonprofits “have been bought, paid-for and sold to the highest bidder.”
It’s true: corporate America runs the LGBT movement, or at least the part of the LGBT movement that gets press time and donors. Their sponsorship keeps the LGBT movement from addressing the issues that matter most for the LGBT community and beyond.
Thrasher highlights that many of the biggest donors to the Human Rights Campaign, the multi-million dollar nonprofit that receives the bulk of donations for LGBT issues, are drone manufacturers. These donors profit off of the United States’ use of drones to kill civilians, including children, with little oversight or accountability. Drone manufacturers are far from the only ethically dark gray to black donors to LGBT advocacy organizations: a brief perusal of any major LGBT organization’s list of donors reveals that corporate black hats like Bank of America, BP, Coke, and Nike all provide major cash to LGBT nonprofits.
… Progress for queer people means nothing if it comes at the expense of others also marginalized and fighting for justice. Gay advocacy paid for by companies that poison the land, treat their workers unfairly, and assist in the killing of children from other nations is worthless in the long run. If we truly want a world where LGBT people are equal, we have to recognize that such equality is contingent upon justice for all people.
Not when health care is provided to every same-sex couple, but where health care is accessible to all; not when violent homophobia is eliminated, but when violence based on hatred of any group is eliminated. It might sound Utopian, and it might not be achieved through high profile fund raising dinners. But the alternative, inequality and corporate exploitation draped in a pride flag, is neither progressive nor equal.
Donald Glover talking about the comments he received during his campaign to be the next Spider-Man (x)“I was talking about it with Dan Eckman, who directed my Bonfire video. Can you imagine that trailer? That would be dope. Like it makes sense… a poor black kid in Queens. Like it just fits.”
i will never not reblog this
Don’t be fooled.
Company ads will never show you the truth behind their work. Open your eyes and realize what you are contributing to.
You pay for these products, you pay for the cruelty.
Or…. lobby for ethical business practices surrounding animals and livestock; since not everyone wants to go vegan.
I do believe in the message portrayed in the pictures; I think the way these animals are treated and the business practises surrounding them is fucking terrible, but I don’t agree that the ONLY answer is not eating meat (or not consuming animal products for that matter). If you don’t want to, thats cool. No, really it is. But to say that the only way to solve this issue is for everyone goes vegan is false.
There ARE ethical ways to treat livestock, there are those who do it; unfortunately they are become a dying breed.
By the same light I also believe that some of the things listed above can be made without the aid of animal products (and some are made that way if I’m not mistaken; though granted, not exclusively).
Before they came out the caves, we were already the masters of science, mathematics, writing and culture. #wisdom #timbuktu #mali #ghana #africa #blackexcellence #knowthyselfit would be helpful if there were some links to news reports and perhaps pdfs or translations or something but here:
Yes!! I knew it!!
When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969.
This should be required learning, internationally.
Also: Taking a moment to remember that the pink triangle badge was used to identify “sex offenders”, and also included bisexual men.
So what does this comic mean?
I read “Raw Power” and didn’t like it mainly because I don’t give a fuck about 1970s punk rock fanfiction. (Carter is building houses in Maine, G.Gordon Liddy sells gold on cable tv infomercials and campaigns that the American president is an illegal alien. The 2013 reality is more interesting) Read a review of Raw Power that said it was an indictment of the dark side of American culture, especially the petty fascist escape fantasy of superheroes. (which is interesting)
So what is the above comic…? Is it an indictment of… Josh Bayer… Drawing himself beating up some poseur girls for… Blogging, reading “Scott Pilgrim”, and worst of all having a Nancy tattoo…?
Why do these cartoonists need to be stopped? Why do they need to learn to “not draw cartoons”?
Look I don’t want to be internet comix policeman here. But I feel like I must say my piece before I have to see the above comic passed around and publicly liked.
(Side note:Do we get a comic of Ernie Bushmiller rising from the grave and beating the shit out of Gary Panter for his détournement of Nancy in the late 70s? (also all the dudes from Raw like Kaz and Spiegelman et. al) And then do we get Panter kicking the shit out of Bayer? As long as we’re electing an authenticity gatekeeper for comics, let’s chase that authenticity all the way back into its nonsense past…)
so here’s my point: We get a comic of some dudes beating up some girls for not being cool enough/into the right things. This is what bums me out about the whole thing. You would expect that being in some underground counterculture we would make art in DIRECT OPPOSITION TO THE UGLINESS OF OUR MAINSTREAM CULTURE, instead of DIRECTLY PERPETUATING THE WORST ASPECTS OF OUR CULTURE.
Normally I wouldn’t take it upon myself to directly call someone out on this. Because there is always bad art, or art you don’t like, being made. And the answer to this problem, as an artist, is to step your game up and make better art.
Fuck boneheaded boys club bullying threats against women. Want to make good comics? Then make good comics.
As if women don’t already face enough harassment, intimidation and violence from men EVERY DAY simply for participating in these scenes. “Hold up, this is a man’s world. Show me your credentials.” No one owes you shit, Josh. No one “owns” our medium, subculture, community. Last thing we need is another cop.
I know ladies who will gut you for looking at em the wrong way. Show some respect.
Reposting for Jack’s comments.
As a young lady cartoonist (or an aspiring one, whatever) it’s pretty hard not to feel threatened meeting a (group of) male cartoonist(s) at say, a con, who continuously draw comics of women getting brutally beaten up/raped/etc. It has actually made me feel so anxious in the past that I don’t know how to react to it at all, so I’m thankful that someone else DID.
It sucks when you give comics like this a chance, way too much of a chance, because you are young and stupid and naive (re: me 2 years ago) and think better of people. You see misogynist or otherwise offensive work and brush it off as, “Oh well they’re nice to me, so they couldn’t have meant it in a harmful way, it’s all just a big joke, right? They don’t really hate women this much right, or am I just being the dumb uptight bitch that’s expected of me?” And then chance after chance, I see female cartoonist peers get sexually harassed, put down, our intelligence is mocked, our aspirations are shit on, and the aggressive and threatening work continues to flow. And no one fucking says anything, or seems to take it seriously (I mean, most cartoonists I know are pretty non-confrontational so I get that), and I end up thinking, “AM I FUCKING CRAZY?”. But us women whisper to each other, and turns out I’m not the only lady feeling threatened by a lot of the work coming out of the Retrofit circle. It’s just that most of us are too nervous to speak up to the comics community about it. Fear of retaliation - Remember, the men still have the floor in the comics scene, even the indie one, as much as we’d like to think it’s equal, it’s fucking NOT.
I’ve been holding back these anxious thoughts for a long time out of fear, because I will still have to hold my head up high and confront these dudes at cons, time after time, and even the thought of what kind of reaction this paragraph might have makes me kinda want to vomit all over myself. But I have to say it. The presence of Retrofit at cons and support from other retailers and publishers continues to make me feel somewhat disrespected and threatened.
See yah at TCAF, kids.
Reblogging again for leah and jacks commentary. Both smart folks who said shit better than I could.
as a female cartoonist who doesn’t have any friends or peers who also make comics its very isolating when all the feedback or support you can get is on the internet, when it’s also way easier for any person to criticize my work. it makes me feel really shit to get messages telling me i make ‘hipster’ comics or ‘teen girl’ comics, does speaking about the lives of teenage girls make my work less valid? because it’s not about your fucking 24 year old life in williamsburg and how you tried to fuck a girl with a self depricating rant attached? fuck no being a teenage girl is brilliant and exciting and there is absolutely no reason for art that i suppose is targeted towards a female teen audience that they are able to relate to being lower or trash. i like putting my work up on tumblr because ive created a supportive network around myself that i can go to for help that i wouldn’t other wise be able to find in every day life, all of my opportunities have been given to me through the internet, (making friends with cartoonists, the australian anthology, my space face books publication) and its the easiest way for me to be able to see the progress and development that i have personally made in my work. tumblr is a totally valid format. and what the fuck is wrong with nancy tattoos?! fuck this comic it makes me really really angry. i HATE being belittled and these are the types of guys that make me feel like im worth NOTHING as an artist that i really should stop because i feel EMBARRASSED and no man has the right to make me feel this way because he thinks that my life is STUPID and UNCOOL compared to his.
So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts…
I have to say I didn’t think of it in this light, but this makes perfect sense. I agree with it.