Uh? Am I not allowed to apologize? I realize, in hindsight, that I did sound judgmental. D:
lmfao gurl it is such a non-apology i can’t even
As much as women are not at fault for looking like purely sexual beings to men, we have to be aware that there is stuff women purposefully do in order to make themselves desirable to men in a negative way. Stuff that goes beyond looking and dressing to be conventionally attractive, and that stuff can change how men treat other women.
“…we have to be aware that there is stuff women purposefully do in order to make themselves desirable to men in a negative way.”
A+ VICTIM BLAMING.
It doesn’t matter what I do with my own body, men can fuck right off. That sentence is blaming women for how men treat them. “If only you did xyz, men wouldn’t do abc.”
So do I disagree with purposefully associating your boobs with your comics? Yes. Yes, I do. I’m sorry, but this photo doesn’t do women in comics many favors.
It’s ONE BOOB CREEPING IT’S WAY INTO THE FRAME. Everything is covered! What are you even going on about?
But seriously, it isn’t bad to question our behavior as women in comics. So thus, I questioned (in a very judgmental manner) whether or not this was the right thing to post on this blog. Because we, as women, cannot just run rampant through the world with no negative consequences, and not *everything* is a man’s fault.
MORE. VICTIM. BLAMING.
YES. IT IS THE MAN’S FAULT.
WHAT I DO OR DON’T DO WITH MY BODY IS MY BUSINESS. WHAT THIS GIRL IS WEARING/HOW SHE’S POSING WHILE SHE HOLD’S A COMIC IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.
NOBODY would have noticed OP’s fucking breasts if you hadn’t said anything.
There’s no right or wrong way to behave as a woman. Unless you’re spewing your internalized misogyny all over the place.
And the tacked on “hope she read that cover to cover” bullshit, do you add that on to everyone’s pictures? Or just the ones that you think are too “provocative?”
And you’ve had other bullshit on this blog about “Sexy” cosplayers doing it for attention, as if cosplayers like this Starfire aren’t “real” comic fans, she’s just doing it for attention.
For a blog that’s supposed to be helping the perception of women in comics fandom, you’re doing a piss poor job.
Ladies, gentlemen, and non-binary identified people: check out my friend Merg, being a straight-up badass.