The Legend of Wonder Woman (No.1, May 1986)
Art by Trina Robbins
Script by Kurt Busiek
disappointed by the CBC news coverage of the assault on gaza. They acknowledge that the isreali attack on gaza is doing more damage than the hamas retaliation, but they still try to spin it as a two-sided issue. both sides are acting in violence, both sides need to come to the table for talks,…
I don’t want to go so far as to say that only a white writer would think to have Sam Wilson become Captain America, because that’s not the case. I do, however, think that only a writer who isn’t trying hard enough would come up with that already-been-done story. More important, I think only a writer caught up in existing racial ideologies would think it is a good idea that a black man assumes the identity of a white man, as if that is the pinnacle of identity.
Let me be clear, so there is no misunderstanding, any writer working in comics could have come up with the idea of Falcon taking over for Captain America. It is a no-brainer. What is troubling to me—and is something that I’ve talked about before—is that in his forty-plus year history, Falcon has no truly defining story. Even the best Falcon stories are either mediocre or forgettable, and now, after all this time, the character gets to do something memorable by taking over the job of a white guy. This is the real reason why Marvel’s Diversity & Representation 2014 initiative is such a joke. It is all superficial (not to mention temporary), and it only perpetuates the notion that in order for people of color and women to achieve greatness, they must literally fill the shoes of a white man. Gimme a break.”
i wanna do the ‘what would you be as a rpg character’ thing, guess characters work too but i need an excuse to draw myself in less boring clothing.
I could see you as a mage who just summons fucked up tentacle teeth monsters and laugh maniacally while everyone stares at you like “what the fuck?”.
Alternatively, you might be a ranger who finds really fucked up monsters, befriends them, and then rides them into battle while using the blood of your enemies as war paint.
Well, here we are, folks. In a little over two weeks I am going to be literally homeless.
Now, I’ve known about this for a while, but the reason I’m making this post today is because some of the details of this clusterfuck have changed slightly since I spoke to…
Yes, poor little old you. There we were, discussing rape, violence against women, systemic oppression and other manifestations of sexism, and you had to jump in to remind us that “not all men” do these things. Why don’t you really say what you want to say? “I HAVE NEVER RAPED/HIT/ASSAULTED A WOMAN!” Right? Isn’t this what you really want to say? Yes, make a discussion that is about the plight of MILLIONS of women about poor little old you. I mean, millions of women are being assaulted and oppressed, but you’ve never done it, so why are we making you uncomfortable with these discussions?”