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mudandflame:

gailsimone:

badguyshavetheworstaim:

a comic done by christianne benedict, posted on the womanthology art forum. brilliant!

YES. Jesus, thank you.
I cannot tell you how many times I have had to point out what the audience at conventions actually LOOKS like to people in the industry. They can do signings in a booth full of every kind of person all day long, every color, every size, every orientation and more, and STILL go online and talk about how only white straight males read comics.
IT IS PROFOUNDLY UNTRUE AND INSULTINGLY IGNORANT.

It’s almost like we exist. No, but seriously, one of the best things about my job is interacting with people of various backgrounds, and discussing with them the one thing that we, without a doubt, all love: COMICS. Our subscriber list is half men, half women, with more often than not, one file holding a sub list for an entire family.
I live in Florida, we get visitors from all over the world, all with the desire to check out the local shop. See what we have, and how we do things, and they’ll tell us what they love (and they will tell us what they don’t). Comics are what we come for.
Comics are why we stay, and our love for them shines through because, if we didn’t love them as much as we do, we wouldn’t still be here, we would have let them drown out our voices a long time ago.
Everyone deserves to see themselves as a protagonist (and not just a side character). Everyone deserves to see themselves as a superhero (and not just a villain, if that).  
Diversity: Otherwise known as real life, folks.  

mudandflame:

gailsimone:

badguyshavetheworstaim:

a comic done by christianne benedict, posted on the womanthology art forum. brilliant!

YES. Jesus, thank you.

I cannot tell you how many times I have had to point out what the audience at conventions actually LOOKS like to people in the industry. They can do signings in a booth full of every kind of person all day long, every color, every size, every orientation and more, and STILL go online and talk about how only white straight males read comics.

IT IS PROFOUNDLY UNTRUE AND INSULTINGLY IGNORANT.

It’s almost like we exist. No, but seriously, one of the best things about my job is interacting with people of various backgrounds, and discussing with them the one thing that we, without a doubt, all love: COMICS. Our subscriber list is half men, half women, with more often than not, one file holding a sub list for an entire family.

I live in Florida, we get visitors from all over the world, all with the desire to check out the local shop. See what we have, and how we do things, and they’ll tell us what they love (and they will tell us what they don’t). Comics are what we come for.

Comics are why we stay, and our love for them shines through because, if we didn’t love them as much as we do, we wouldn’t still be here, we would have let them drown out our voices a long time ago.

Everyone deserves to see themselves as a protagonist (and not just a side character). Everyone deserves to see themselves as a superhero (and not just a villain, if that).  

Diversity: Otherwise known as real life, folks.  

spinsterprivilege:

cinnamonxwolf:

iswearimnotnaked:

If you live anywhere near Evansville Indiana please be safe because apparently 10 women have been abducted and now they’re saying it’s a possible serial killer sO please don’t go anywhere alone

THANK GOD PEOPLE REBLOGGED THIS BECAUSE I’M NOT FAR FROM THERE AND THERES NO FUCKING INFORMATION OUT ABOUT THIS RIGHT NOW THANKS AGAIN TUMBLR FOR TELLING ME MORE THAN ANY NEWS SOURCE EVER WOULD

Southwestern Indiana be careful!!!

Phoebe Buffay Best Comebacks

Lisa’s role on The Simpsons is a natural fit for episodes where the writers want to ground the show in emotional reality. For some, that makes her something of a killjoy, a too-rational counterpoint to Springfield’s broader comic insanity. And in 25 years, she, like every other member of the family, has certainly seen those qualities exaggerated in unflattering ways. But there’s a reason why Lisa is at the center of some of the show’s most affecting episodes (especially with Yeardley Smith as her voice)—of all the myriad residents of Springfield, Lisa is the most alone.
 
Sure, her family loves her—in their way—but her intelligence sets her apart, even as the little girl in her wants nothing more than to be one of the crowd. Lisa appeals to every viewer who looks at the craziness and boorishness of a loud, dumb world and longs to both transcend it and be embraced by it. And since Springfield is our world, only exponentially crazier and more boorish, Lisa’s isolation is even more profound

luckydreaming:

my anaconda don’t…

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my anaconda don’t…

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My anaconda dont’ want none unless you got buns hun

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voldey:

mylesperhour:


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oh no

oh yes

voldey:

mylesperhour:

[x]

oh no

oh yes

greatmoustachesploosh:

ffffuuuuccckkk 

riverlight82:

mord-talks:

This isn’t really all that surprising.

The sad thing is, I consider myself a feminist, but I hadn’t realized how easily I’d dismissed this woman without giving her a second thought.

fanbingblink:

((Also characters with intersectional identities as well))

Disclaimer: This is not an exhaustive list of all the types of representation in comics.

(**Wanda & Pietro Maximoff are also ethnically Jewish.)
sunflower-mama:

lesmemoirs:

blametherapistneverthevictim:

 

i’ve found my favourite 

WELL SHIT

sunflower-mama:

lesmemoirs:

blametherapistneverthevictim:

 

i’ve found my favourite 

WELL SHIT

thenewenlightenmentage:

The Women Who Mapped the Universe And Still Couldn’t Get Any Respect
In 1881, Edward Charles Pickering, director of the Harvard Observatory, had a problem: the volume of data coming into his observatory was exceeding his staff’s ability to analyze it. He also had doubts about his staff’s competence–especially that of his assistant, who Pickering dubbed inefficient at cataloging. So he did what any scientist of the latter 19th century would have done: he fired his male assistant and replaced him with his maid, Williamina Fleming. Fleming proved so adept at computing and copying that she would work at Harvard for 34 years–eventually managing a large staff of assistants.
So began an era in Harvard Observatory history where women—more than 80 during Pickering’s tenure, from 1877 to his death in 1919— worked for the director, computing and cataloging data. Some of these women would produce significant work on their own; some would even earn a certain level of fame among followers of female scientists. But the majority are remembered not individually but collectively, by the moniker Pickering’s Harem.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

The Women Who Mapped the Universe And Still Couldn’t Get Any Respect

In 1881, Edward Charles Pickering, director of the Harvard Observatory, had a problem: the volume of data coming into his observatory was exceeding his staff’s ability to analyze it. He also had doubts about his staff’s competence–especially that of his assistant, who Pickering dubbed inefficient at cataloging. So he did what any scientist of the latter 19th century would have done: he fired his male assistant and replaced him with his maid, Williamina Fleming. Fleming proved so adept at computing and copying that she would work at Harvard for 34 years–eventually managing a large staff of assistants.

So began an era in Harvard Observatory history where women—more than 80 during Pickering’s tenure, from 1877 to his death in 1919— worked for the director, computing and cataloging data. Some of these women would produce significant work on their own; some would even earn a certain level of fame among followers of female scientists. But the majority are remembered not individually but collectively, by the moniker Pickering’s Harem.

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stability:

philwrir:

officialfrenchtoast:

INTENSE

ITS BACK

I’m bringing this back from the depths of hell

timelordsandladies:

The Ladies of the Justice League