Women read comics. Anyone at all engaged in social media knows this. Women read comics and are a driving force behind fandom. I think I could call them the driving force behind fandom and put up a convincing argument. Just think about it: what fandoms have driven America crazy in the last decade? Could anyone dissuade me from saying that they were Harry Potter, Twilight and the Hunger Games? “Avatar” may have put butts in theater seats, but you don’t hear about it… ever. No one is immersed in the world of “Avatar” except James Cameron and people who enjoy wearing Na’vi Zentai suits. “The Avengers” was pretty darn huge and, if Tumblr is any indication, a whopping portion of the people driving that fandom online do not possess a Y chromosome. Women engage in fandom to levels that men do not. When women get behind something, their sheer numbers and passion force it into the mainstream. That’s why you can name the actor who plays that werewolf kid in “Twilight” and probably sing at least the chorus to one Justin Bieber song. What do tween boys like? I have no clue. Sports? Probably sports.
and yet men remain the most marketed demographic for just about everything.
I’m pretty sure the only men who spend more time thinking about DC than women on Tumblr are the men who actually work there.
people still act fucking surprised when women show up for genre shit
Holy shit—seeing a quote with over 14,000 notes from one of your oldest friends is… amazing. Tumblr! Women. Nerd stuff? Brett White!
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This is why we need more epic Young Adult-themed comic series, with great characters and worlds you can just get lost in. Imagine if a series with the imaginative scale and characters of Harry Potter were a comic first… Imagine if you could get the young adult female market engaged far beyond what we see today… A fraction of the success of series like HP, Twilight, or The Hunger Games (all of which are pure genre fiction, which comics excel at) would change the comics marketplace forever…
It drives me insane that this isn’t happening on a larger scale. Young women read more than ANY OTHER demographic. And in the digital age, there’s no barrier to entry. If someone wants to read something, it’s right at their fingertips. And yet so little of the market is trying to tell those kinds of stories, that have that kind of appeal. It practically dares the existing female audience to give up on the medium. It’s infuriating. There’s an incredible power to harness here, and I think people are starting to see it… But there’s so much more to do.
All it takes is one entryway. Harry Potter transformed Young Adult fiction from a couple shelves in your local book store to a whole wall of shelves with its own subgenres. I’m waiting for the comic that does that.(via jamesthefourth)
You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.
John Berger Ways of Seeing (via spartanbitch)
This is super fucking relevant.
And why self portraits (selfies) are often such an act of self preservation and resistance.
selfies as politics, hell yeah.
#it’s okay to follow creepshots but when a celebrity’s nudes are leaked she’s a slut #it’s perfectly normal to watch objectifying porn but when a woman decides to film herself having sex she’s a whore #it’s alright for you to harass women on the street but when they approach you first it’s arrogance #it’s cool for you to fantasize about a woman who’s out of your league but when a woman you deem unattractive likes you you’re disgusted #no don’t worry you can make female bodies public property but when they discuss your masturbation habits you can be offended
THE HASH TAGS. EVERYONE MUST READ THIS.
Those moments. Those entire nights. You have her all to yourself. She just lies there watching the movie infront of you. Her arms tucked up infront of her. Her hands nestled beneath her head. You watch how her body moves as she breaths. Your eyes roaming all over her skin. Then you touch her, just resting you upon her hip softly. She jumps a little, turns and smiles at you then returns to the film. You feel warm, a blissful feeling as your fingers trip their way over her skin. She purrs and scrunches her shoulders in quiet contentment sensing the movements without watching. Shuffling backward against you, safe, happy, yours
holyyyy mother of shit.
don’t tell me “consent is sexy”
don’t you dare fetishize my inherent rights
i don’t care if it’s “sexy” or not, it is, above all, vital and necessary
there is nothing about my sexual freedom that needs to be made more appealing to you, my partners, or anyone by a catchy-ass slogan
it’s “I heart boobies” all over again fuck it fuck it fuck it
yeahhhhh this is all too true
We can tell our children that school is important until we’re blue in the face, they’re not stupid. They see the loudest applause is for the kids on the field. They know teachers are paid poorly and don’t drive fancy cars. They know people plan Super Bowl parties but mock the National Spelling Bee. In other words, they see the hypocrisy, and we can’t expect society to correct itself. If we want to have any lasting influence on the way our kids approach education — the way future generations approach education — then we have to grab our pom-poms and paint our faces and celebrate intellectual curiosity with the same vigor we do their athletic achievements.