I’m not. If a PoC blogger gets fed up and types out a post about white people without clarifying that they meant “not all white people”, or a trans person posts about cis people without saying “not all cis people” I am not offended.
Do you want to know why?
Because in that situation, there is only one of three possible realities:
- I think about it and understand that I don’t do those things that the blogger is talking about, and the post isn’t about me really, so I move on.
- I think about it and realize that “oh shit” I DO sometimes do whatever it is they are talking about, and I fucking realize that I need to fix that behavior because holy hells I don’t want to be enforcing oppressive bullshit.
- It’s a joke at the expense of the oppressive majority. Seriously.
That’s it. Those are the only Three possibilities. The post either isn’t about me, or I’m getting called out on shit I need to fix, or it’s a joke (and not a joke at the expense of the marginalized but at the expense of the privileged). That’s it. Not something I’m going to fight about.
WHY WAS I UNAWARE OF THE FACT THAT “DISGRUNTLED” IS, IN FACT, THE OPPOSITE OF “GRUNTLED”
WHY DOES NOBODY USE THIS WORD
This post gruntles me. Yep, I am one gruntled guy.
32, 613 people understand this. Please explain
nobody say a word
*SLAMS REBLOG BUTTON*
HIT REBLOG SO GODDAMN FAST
I’m guessing the developer got a thousand Twitter rape threats.
Coffee porn. (Cinemagraphs and gifs from this cool article.)
AKA Sean Bonner porn.
This is the same man.
This works quite nicely at debunking the “beefcake guys in comics are objectified for women just like women in comics are for men!”, imo. On the left: a magazine tailored for a male audience, showing him in full beefcake-type mode with headlines about how you, too, can look like this. On the right: a magazine tailored for a female audience, which has a headline about romance and shows him looking more or less like a normal dude.
Tell me again how comic book guys are designed for female sexual enjoyment, completely equivalent to anatomically-improbable spines and giant tits with their own individual centers of gravity, and totes aren’t just male power fantasies.
COMMENTARYThis is very important. Look at the difference there - LOOK. Every time some comic-reading shitlord comes to me when I complain about how women are treated in comic art, I want them to LOOK AT THIS and then come back to me and say that shit with a straight face. Cause I’m telling you - Ripped McBullBody isn’t for us. It never, ever was.
And so begins my quest to find misappropriated toys and books that may or may not subtly confuse our understanding of evolutionary phylogenies. Dimetrodon was #notadinosaur.
I know the answer, but I can’t stop laughing.