Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can mobilize an entire society in violent hate against me.
Language is never neutral.
Language is never neutral.
- JAG lawyer, speaking to my husband’s plant during Sexual Assault Prevention Month. (via circusbones)
Rape culture means being more worried about a handful of men being accused of a crime and then proven innocent than helping hundreds and hundreds of actual rape victims over the course of 15 years.
To all the assholes who are pointing out the existence of female sci-fi to authors me:
Here wikipedia’s list of classic sci-fi authors. Why don’t you give that a nice long gander and see how many of them were really women.
Here is wikipedia’s page on women sci-fi authors. Which says (and I do quote) “In 1948, 10-15% of science fiction writers were female.”
It goes on to say that that number increased to 36% by 1999.
The existence of female authors does not make classic science fiction any less sexist. It means a couple of women braved the waters and managed to make names for themselves.
Which, you know, go them. That’s awesome.
It does not negate my point.
It means you are an idiot who is incapable of basic research.
And you can fuck right off.
— Nick Hornby, Shakespeare Wrote For Money (via jobberwacky)
“Women read comics. Anyone at all engaged in social media knows this. Women read comics and are a driving force behind fandom. I think I could call them the driving force behind fandom and put up a convincing argument. Just think about it: what fandoms have driven America crazy in the last decade? Could anyone dissuade me from saying that they were Harry Potter, Twilight and the Hunger Games? “Avatar” may have put butts in theater seats, but you don’t hear about it… ever. No one is immersed in the world of “Avatar” except James Cameron and people who enjoy wearing Na’vi Zentai suits. “The Avengers” was pretty darn huge and, if Tumblr is any indication, a whopping portion of the people driving that fandom online do not possess a Y chromosome. Women engage in fandom to levels that men do not. When women get behind something, their sheer numbers and passion force it into the mainstream. That’s why you can name the actor who plays that werewolf kid in “Twilight” and probably sing at least the chorus to one Justin Bieber song. What do tween boys like? I have no clue. Sports? Probably sports.”
and yet men remain the most marketed demographic for just about everything.
I’m pretty sure the only men who spend more time thinking about DC than women on Tumblr are the men who actually work there.
Apparently, the word “asshat” has not made it’s way to Ireland yet.
I taught it to my boss today.
/update from Dublin