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Haven’t bought comics in forever…got home and realised how wonderfully lady-centric they all were

Haven’t bought comics in forever…got home and realised how wonderfully lady-centric they all were

gonturan:

afghanistaninphotos:

Girls skating - Afghanistan (x)

Awesome!

GIVE THEM TO ME

GIVE THEM TO ME

This, of course, is the real tragedy of the MRM. Male victims of domestic abuse need more help than they’re currently getting, as do male victims of sexual assault. Lower-income divorced fathers need a different system to ensure the well-being of their children. But all of this help requires both financial and political resources, and getting society to allocate those resources requires support and interest from the larger tax-paying community.

What the MRM doesn’t seem to realize is that every time they lionize someone who says a four-year-old girl drowning is a good thing, or giggle over a leader bragging about taking sexual advantage of a woman who’s too drunk to understand what’s happening to her, or theorize that fat women want to be forcibly raped, or float a preposterous claim that women’s brains are physically incapable of comprehending morality, they only put those resources that much further out of reach. It is telling to note that of the professional male-victim advocacy organizations I spoke with, every single one specifically asked that I not allow readers to think they were in any way related to the MRM.

The Masculine Mystique: Inside The Men’s Rights Movement (MRM) - The Daily Beast (via brutereason)

This article outlines a lot of things that I find very scary about the “Men’s Rights” Movement. The author talks about, among many things, one of the MRM’s most prominent and popular figures, Paul Elam, the founder and publisher of a Voice for Men who I just found out wrote this charming piece where he makes his argument that women who go out to bars/clubs/flirt or do anything he might consider “provactive,” are “begging to be raped.”

He repeatedly compares a women being raped to someone having their wallet stolen, or car broken into. I, personally, can’t wait until people stop comparing woman and their bodies to wallets/watches/merchandise. Do they have any idea how harmful that is? Do they have any idea what being raped does to a person?

The kinds of “articles” you’ll find on men’s rights websites are so disturbingly out of step with reality or amazingly offensive just from glancing at the front page of such websites (such as “Men need Dumber Women - woman with careers are practically useless to men”) that the fact that this movement has any supporters at all is amazing.

vinegod:

Stop with the FROZEN! by Patrick Barnes

comicsalliance:

WONDER WOMEN: FIVE ACTORS IN SEARCH OF A SUPERHERO MOVIE
Hollywood has proved to be pretty great at superheroes. For the last few years the genre has provided some of the biggest tentpoles of the blockbuster season. Hollywood is less great at other things — like, for example, providing leading roles for women.
Hollywood is especially not great at providing lead superhero roles for women, but maybe that’s not entirely Hollywood’s fault. Superhero comics aren’t great at providing those roles either. In fact, there are plenty of actors in Hollywood who could play amazing superheroes — if only the roles existed for them. For example…
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What he pointed out in his first paragraph about Sandra Bullock is so true - we don’t blink an eye about middle-aged male superheroes being played by actors in their 40s and up, like Iron Man, but then people get uncomfortable with the idea of having a female superhero in their 40s onscreen. Women in the movie industry tend to have an “expiration date.” Society has an interesting obsession with women and youth that I constantly see in media. Every women’s magazine that arrives in my mail is packed with new anti-aging serums, 10 ways to look 10 years younger, and only young, thin models, and I’m just starting to realise that guys don’t get fed that. I never really thought about it before. That might (okay, it really probably does) play a part in my immense fear of getting older.

comicsalliance:

WONDER WOMEN: FIVE ACTORS IN SEARCH OF A SUPERHERO MOVIE

Hollywood has proved to be pretty great at superheroes. For the last few years the genre has provided some of the biggest tentpoles of the blockbuster season. Hollywood is less great at other things — like, for example, providing leading roles for women.

Hollywood is especially not great at providing lead superhero roles for women, but maybe that’s not entirely Hollywood’s fault. Superhero comics aren’t great at providing those roles either. In fact, there are plenty of actors in Hollywood who could play amazing superheroes — if only the roles existed for them. For example…

READ MORE

What he pointed out in his first paragraph about Sandra Bullock is so true - we don’t blink an eye about middle-aged male superheroes being played by actors in their 40s and up, like Iron Man, but then people get uncomfortable with the idea of having a female superhero in their 40s onscreen. Women in the movie industry tend to have an “expiration date.” Society has an interesting obsession with women and youth that I constantly see in media. Every women’s magazine that arrives in my mail is packed with new anti-aging serums, 10 ways to look 10 years younger, and only young, thin models, and I’m just starting to realise that guys don’t get fed that. I never really thought about it before. That might (okay, it really probably does) play a part in my immense fear of getting older.

image Trying to learn how to draw again and drawing The Creeper (jack ryder) but unsure of how shitty this is and rather or not I should continue.

I don’t even know how anatomy works but I’m too impatient to try and focus on a tutorial and learn from it. I can’t concentrate!

upsetaboutbatman:

Emily and I now present to u

The Scarecrow-Riddler Fistfight Saga

(yanked from a series of inboxes and put into chronological order 4 your enjoyment)

prelude: the ask that started it all

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fuckingrapeculture:

[Picture of the pedophilic rapist Matthew Barnett]
daintyasshit:

TW: RAPE
imascientistofmusic:


splintercellconviction:


wingedpanther:


Matthew Barnett admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl.
Matthew Barnett admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl.
Matthew Barnett admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl. 
He admitted to it. On fucking camera. He and another boy recorded the rape and that of a 13-year-old girl.
Why aren’t they in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor and production/possession of child pornography?
Oh, right, because they’re popular football players and Matthew Barnett is related to a politician! Therefore, nothing they can do is wrong or bad and they should never face punishment and should instead be rewarded for raping young teenage girls and filming their assaults.


I just looked this up; it gets worse.


Fuck this shit



“Daisy’s 13-year-old friend found her way back into the Coleman house, but Daisy was left in a tee shirt and sweatpants on the front lawn overnight. When her mother, Melinda Coleman, found her the next morning after she heard noises from outside, Daisy’s hair was frozen.”
Drugged and raped a child and then left her out in the cold where she could have died, and instead of punishing or blaming him she’s the one who gets suspended and harassed. But rape culture isn’t real, though! /sarcasm
- Mod D.

I remember reading articles about this. It’s sickening.
"Daisy claimed that when she got to the party, she was given a clear liquid that she drank before being taken into a bedroom and raped while a second boy recorded the act on his cellphone.
The 13-year-old was taken into a different room by a 15-year-old boy who forced her to have sex, something the boy admitted doing. His case was handled in the juvenile system and is not public record.Daisy said she blacked out and doesn’t remember much after arriving at the boy’s home. Melinda Coleman has said she believes her daughter was given a date-rape drug.
Coleman said she awoke around 5 a.m. to a clawing sound at the front door and found her daughter shivering in sub-freezing temperatures. She said she was giving Daisy a bath to warm her up when she noticed signs that she had been assaulted.”
The charges for sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child filed against Barnett were dropped two months after it happened, and his buddy who filmed it was also dropped of exploitation charges. I guess even all the physical and video evidence just wasn’t good enough. And then the victim’s family was harassed so badly that they had to move. Wow.
Seriously look it up you have to read this shit to believe it.

fuckingrapeculture:

[Picture of the pedophilic rapist Matthew Barnett]

daintyasshit:

TW: RAPE

imascientistofmusic:

splintercellconviction:

wingedpanther:

Matthew Barnett admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl.

Matthew Barnett admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl.

Matthew Barnett admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl.

He admitted to it. On fucking camera. He and another boy recorded the rape and that of a 13-year-old girl.

Why aren’t they in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor and production/possession of child pornography?

Oh, right, because they’re popular football players and Matthew Barnett is related to a politician! Therefore, nothing they can do is wrong or bad and they should never face punishment and should instead be rewarded for raping young teenage girls and filming their assaults.

I just looked this up; it gets worse.

Fuck this shit

Daisy’s 13-year-old friend found her way back into the Coleman house, but Daisy was left in a tee shirt and sweatpants on the front lawn overnight. When her mother, Melinda Coleman, found her the next morning after she heard noises from outside, Daisy’s hair was frozen.”

Drugged and raped a child and then left her out in the cold where she could have died, and instead of punishing or blaming him she’s the one who gets suspended and harassed. But rape culture isn’t real, though! /sarcasm

- Mod D.

I remember reading articles about this. It’s sickening.

"Daisy claimed that when she got to the party, she was given a clear liquid that she drank before being taken into a bedroom and raped while a second boy recorded the act on his cellphone.

The 13-year-old was taken into a different room by a 15-year-old boy who forced her to have sex, something the boy admitted doing. His case was handled in the juvenile system and is not public record.Daisy said she blacked out and doesn’t remember much after arriving at the boy’s home. Melinda Coleman has said she believes her daughter was given a date-rape drug.

Coleman said she awoke around 5 a.m. to a clawing sound at the front door and found her daughter shivering in sub-freezing temperatures. She said she was giving Daisy a bath to warm her up when she noticed signs that she had been assaulted.”

The charges for sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child filed against Barnett were dropped two months after it happened, and his buddy who filmed it was also dropped of exploitation charges. I guess even all the physical and video evidence just wasn’t good enough. And then the victim’s family was harassed so badly that they had to move. Wow.

Seriously look it up you have to read this shit to believe it.

[TW: rape]
We do know something about most men who rape. For example, numerous studies have found that while they tend to be more emotionally constricted than nonaggressive men, and are often angry and hostile to women, most of them are psychologically “normal.” The psychologist David Lisak points out that the old stereotype of the rapist was derived in part from extensive studies with incarcerated rapists, many of whom committed acts of grievous violence against their victims, who were often strangers. But according to Lisak, research over the past twenty years clearly demonstrates that the vast majority of rapes are perpetrated by what he calls “undetected rapists,” and they usually know their victims. Undetected rapists are men who typically behave in stereotypically masculine ways, see sex as conquest, and are hypersensitive to any perceived slight against their manhood. But they are not crazy, and they are not sociopaths. “There is simply no evidence, save the rape itself,” Katharine Baker writes in the Harvard Law Review, “suggesting that all or even most rapists are objectively depraved.” Chillingly, she goes on to say that given the social norms that encourage it, there is evidence that rape is “culturally dictated, not culturally deviant.”

Jackson Katz, Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help (via wretchedoftheearth)

Dear anyone who says that rapists are just “sick, twisted, psychos”. No. 

(via stfueverything)