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    ilovenotcamping asked
    THANK YOU for putting on the Super heroine panel!! It was an amazing, empowering experience and EASILY my favorite of SDCC this year! The panelists were fantastic and all the questions genuine and thought provoking. Thank you again for giving us such an wonderful opportunity to come together and discus such an interesting and VITAL topic!

    Answer:

    Thanks for attending!   We were thrilled to have such amazing panelists this year and feel reinvigorated for next year.   A video will be up eventually.  

    There are plans in the works for a panel at NYCC…

    -M

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bisexual-books:

It’s time for another Bisexual Books giveaway!  Bisexual YA author Corinne Duyvis was generous enough to send us some swag from her US tour and we’re happy to pass it along to you guys!  

You could win all the fantastic goodies pictured above:

Now all the boring rules stuff:

  • This giveaway is open to everyone (yes international friends this includes you).  
  • You must be following us here at bisexual-books to win
  • You must reblog this post (likes don’t count for this one sorry guys).   
  • You can reblog as many times as you’d like
  • But no giveaway blogs  
  • Winners will be chosen August 10th at 8pm CST

And don’t forget to enter our other two awesome giveaways — one for bisexual comics and the other for romance!

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thisislostinlace:

nablayah:

idilardayacad:

maleehaisconfused:

spikefuckingjonze:

anyone else noticing a trend here?

lol
didn’t know ancient egyptians looked like mayo…

RHAMSES IM CHOKING LIKE THEY DIDNT SEE THE STATUES OR NOTHING

Ok but of course the servants and thieves are black ok i see yall

Brown Jesus from Palestine, what the fuck is this!
Tuya and Zipporah are Sub Saharan unarguable black. Like you Zipporah’s familial descendants are still living a pastoral life in the same place she was from, and they still look like her.
Queen Tuya is black, in fact her tomb was found after the front load of white supremacist archeologist raided Egypt, so surprisingly enough her features were kept in tact on all of her antiquities as was her full name which also described where she was from…modern day Ethopian/Chad/Sudan area.
No matter how much fake tanner, pretty pretty hair pieces, faux box braids Sigourney will look ridiculous.
So it’s real nice to know that every reoccurring woman of visible East African descent is non existent and every male of visible African decent is a poor criminal. Awesome, and super accurate.

thisislostinlace:

nablayah:

idilardayacad:

maleehaisconfused:

spikefuckingjonze:

anyone else noticing a trend here?

lol

didn’t know ancient egyptians looked like mayo…

RHAMSES IM CHOKING LIKE THEY DIDNT SEE THE STATUES OR NOTHING

Ok but of course the servants and thieves are black ok i see yall

Brown Jesus from Palestine, what the fuck is this!

Tuya and Zipporah are Sub Saharan unarguable black. Like you Zipporah’s familial descendants are still living a pastoral life in the same place she was from, and they still look like her.

Queen Tuya is black, in fact her tomb was found after the front load of white supremacist archeologist raided Egypt, so surprisingly enough her features were kept in tact on all of her antiquities as was her full name which also described where she was from…modern day Ethopian/Chad/Sudan area.

No matter how much fake tanner, pretty pretty hair pieces, faux box braids Sigourney will look ridiculous.

So it’s real nice to know that every reoccurring woman of visible East African descent is non existent and every male of visible African decent is a poor criminal. Awesome, and super accurate.

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People ask, ‘So, how are the roles now? You must be getting so many.’ And it’s like, I don’t know if you know, but I’m Asian still,” Yeun told TheWrap earlier in July, laughing. “It’s not a complaint, that’s just how it is now, and I have to forge my own path through it and see that through. I think that if I had not been Asian, I probably would have a whole plethora of roles, at least to audition for, but it’s just not what has been written.

By ‘Walking Dead’ Star Steven Yeun Is Writing and Producing His Own Projects to Create Better Roles For Asian Actors (via bluepeets)
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cindymayweather:

"One fun fact I learned while on the air with Keith Olbermann was that humans on the Internet are scumbags. People say children are cruel, but I was never made fun of as a child or an adult. Suddenly, my disability on the world wide web is fair game. I would look at clips online and see comments like, "Yo, why’s she tweakin?" "Yo, is she retarded?" And my favorite, "Poor Gumby-mouth terrorist. What does she suffer from? We should really pray for her." One commenter even suggested that I add my disability to my credits: screenwriter, comedian, palsy."

Maysoon Zayid on TEDWomen (x)

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locsgirl:

milliebee11:

I really don’t care if they re-name Moana to Spirited.  I don’t care if they did the same thing for Tangled and Brave.

If Disney thinks that’s what they need to do to convince boys to see the film, good, fine, do it.

I’d much rather have Disney make a film with a female lead kicking arse that little boys are willing to watch, than a film they refuse to see because the name makes it look like a “girl film”.

I think that’s nonsense.  Why should a movie about a female character have the title changed to ‘hide’ that it’s about a female character?  They didn’t do that with Robin Hood, or Aladdin, or The Lion King, or Tarzan.  ‘Brave’ was originally titled ‘The Bear and the Bow’ so exactly what was ‘girly’ about that?

Why should anything about a female character be hidden so it will appeal to boys?  Why are boys so important and matter so much?  Why are boys the default?  Why, even when a movie is about a female character, does it still need to appeal to boys?  Notice how, ever since The Little Mermaid, even if a Disney animated film stars a female character, it’s overwhelmingly male.  Why is maleness considered universally marketable but femaleness is only a ‘niche’?

Girls shouldn’t be diminished just so boys will think something about them is cool.

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    Anonymous asked
    why don't you simply try to boost black panther more, if you want black characters in the spotlight to shine with diversity? one would assume that with dc's bat-universe-dominance black panther might sell well, if he is written and portrayed in a similar way.

    Answer:

    brevoortformspring:

    I don’t know, I think there’s something a bit off about the notion that the only way to make the Black Panther successful is to make him a clone of Batman.

    But that’s not really the issue here, is it? And you’re mistaking the goal.

    We’re telling a Captain America story, plain and simple.

    For all of the folks that wrote in about this: I’m sorry that there are no longer any white male heroes in comics that you can relate to.

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kamustakanamare:



White Feminist Science Fiction as Cinéma Verité, or what else is fuckin’ new: vulnerable white girl aesthetically brutalized at the hands of stock character Asian crime mobsters (apparently in Taipei, but the boss seems to be played by Choi Min-sik, super-recognizable Korean actor from Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance trilogy, but ssshhh, all Asians and their crime syndicates are interchangeable, see also: who-the-fuck-cares-about-the-baddie). Suddenly-superhuman white heroine indiscriminately kills taxi drivers according to whether or not they speak English (it’s feminist revenge narrative, everybody, everyone benefits from more badass white women!).

Also, some general things white people say/do/expect when they’re traveling outside the West, i.e. these bits of the trailer were practically documentary realism:

1— “YOU SPEAK ENGLISH? TAKE ME TO THE HOSPITAL NOW.”

2— Interrupting surgery (who cares who’s on the table when it’s not me) and ordering doctors to attend to her first.

3— Condescending to Morgan Freeman’s character because white woman who just got magical powers yesterday definitely outranks black specialist’s lifetime of scientific research, expertise, devotion.

4— “I can feel every living thing”—along with every other Eat, Pray, Love turista rhapsodizing about connectedness to the universe while the POC around get stomped on.

5— “Since when did you start writing Chinese?” Familiar hard, imperious stare of a white person who’s taken one class in an Ethnic Studies department: “Since an hour ago.”

Ends with Johansson’s character telepathically bodying everybody in a hallway and approaching Amr Waked’s character. Cut to black, but you know what’s going to happen. And even if there’s a twist in the film and he survives, you know what’s already happened, in this trailer, this moment, which is that viewers had to bear witness to the implication of absolute fatal doom for Waked’s character, as Lucy approaches with a businesslike determination that would make Sheryl Sandberg’s ilk proud.

"I’m not even sure mankind is ready for her," intones the voiceover from Morgan Freeman’s character. If by mankind Freeman’s character means POC humanity, and by her, he means the terror of asymmetrical Western warfare in the twenty-first century guise of white feminism, then, well, it’s not a question of being ready or not being ready. The very nature of this well-worn dynamic, this righteous weaponized indifference to certain survivals and humanities when it comes to aggrandizing their own, is about storming in and obliging people to be “ready.” White supremacy behaves as though its beneficiaries have supernatural powers that allow them unlimited access to and power over the lives of others? That particular science fiction story has another name: modernity. See also: coloniality, imperialism.

P.S. No, the ultimate superheroine Lucy will of course forever be the one from Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy. I think especially of the scene in which Lucy marvels at the way her white employer, Mariah—another classic white feminist character of 20th century literature—tries to talk about her own “Indian” blood, as if it’s a superpower (the ‘I’m 1/16th Cherokee’ thing white people do):


Mariah says, “I have Indian blood in me,” and underneath everything I could swear she says it as if she were announcing her possession of a trophy. How do you get to be the sort of victor who can claim to be the vanquished also?



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NOTICE

deantrippe:

If women and minorities taking on major superhero character roles (while the main characters are still prominently featured and going on new journeys) is offensive to you: PLEASE JUST UNFOLLOW THIS BLOG. No need to reblog me just to complain about “political correctness” and “pandering” and both of them being “shoved down your throat.” Write your own post. I’m not interested in your note.

On the subject of Falcap, specifically: Were you whining when Bucky Barnes took over the job? Do you even read the comics? You loved Captain America: The Winter Soldier, though, right? So maybe there’s a reason why this particular change is getting under your skin. Sam Wilson will be the seventh person in Marvel Universe continuity to be called Captain America. And he’ll be awesome.

If you can’t like Captain America anymore because he’s black, there’s a word for that.