thebeccabeast:

artemuscainpotato:

thehomestuckwhovian:

Anybody else remember this episode? In it, a female villain called Femme Fatale is stealing millions of dollars in Susan B. Anthony coins. Naturally, the Powerpuff Girls go to stop her. She then convinces them that men are all horrible because female superheroes aren’t as well known as male superheroes, even asking Blossom to name some to where her only answer is Wonder Woman.

They start acting bitter, refusing to do chores when the Professor asks and even telling the Mayor to save the town himself. Ms. Bellum and Ms. Keane talk to the girls and basically explain that being mean to guys won’t do anything and that isn’t the kind of message feminists should put out.

They proceed to beat up Femme Fatale while giving her a history lesson about Susan B. Anthony, the story where she voted and was found guilty because women couldn’t vote back then, but when the judge wanted to let her off easily because she was a woman, she forced them to take her to jail. The girls handle her and the lesson is that misandry will not stop misogny and we all should just respect each other.

And it fell on Tumblr’s deaf ears.

I don’t usually engage with much beyond silliness on this blog, but..,

I just.. Okay, I just wanted to say the reason  this episode was able to function in a somewhat narratively sound way was that it was a story told in the context of the Powerpuff girls. What I mean is, the Villain character is a ridiculous representation of “feminism” in that she is so utterly the dangerous nonsensical man hating Straw Feminist trope, that obviously her methods and ultimate goal are going to be suspect and illogical. 

But at the same time, despite her character speaking truths that sour the girls, she isn’t the real villain of the story. In a lot of ways, the powerpuff girls become the villains, in that their new discontent with gender inequalities causes them to go beyond simply refusing to do things and being “mean”. They don’t hurt feelings, they legitimate threaten and bully and are lax in their duties (to save the city) putting others in harms way because they are mad — so in the end, when given the speech by the two other, “more reasonable” women on the show, and their final message of equality on all things where FF is shown to be a hypocrite and a joke, well it is a speech that seems applicable. 

And it is. On the Powerpuff Girls. Because in the context of this show, these girls are literal super heroes who live in an idealistic — often simple, and strange — city, with strength and abilities that make their behavior actually dangerous. They bully their dear sweet Father who cowers before them, the dopey yet lovable mayor, a boy on the school yard. They are obviously over reacting, right? It certainly seems this way, when super humans turn physically cruel to the poor men in their lives who are shown by the script as harmless and in no way at fault, and when their anger has the very serious consequence of putting the city in danger because in this cartoon world, they have that sort of power. 

Which is why I just.. well, I don’t agree with the crux of this post? Obviously vindictive, vitriolic misandry is an unlikely way to find resolution with misogyny. But I really wish that a show that is usually pretty awesome for young girls wouldn’t straight up frame it as being exactly the same thing? Because y’know, despite a smattering of cases, the most harm to come out of real world misandry is hurt feelings and bitterness; whereas, time and again real world misogyny leads to real acts of violence, sexual violence, death, unsafe environments (not to mention the inherent issues  of living in a cultural context where the systems of law are still, in many ways, stacked against women. See healthcare/reproductive care, consistent violence and oppression of trans individuals for moving outside of preconceived norms and the lack of recourse or action taken against this, the wage gap, the violence of the pornography industry, comodification of female parts etc etc etc). And yes, we should try to be respectful of each other, and the best way to solve problems is to try to find common ground. But telling young girls not to be angry over injustice, to be respectful and accommodating in the face of wrongs or in the face of oppression or in the face of violence or invalidation. I have a problem with that. 

To construct a laughable Straw Feminist, and then have two other “less angry, more reasonable, somehow more respectable?” women take these young girls aside and tell them, calm down girls you’re making people uncomfortable and your feelings are going to ruin it for the rest of us. 

Wow. No wonder it fell on deaf ears.

lightandwinged:

dcu:

comicsalliance:

WHY SO SERIOUS: WARNER BROS. REPORTEDLY ORDERS ‘NO JOKES’ IN NEW DC COMICS MOVIES
By Matt D. Wilson
Comics fans have become well acquainted with the notion that sometimes, creative people learn the wrong things from successes. It’s why certain comics have been dominated for going on 30 years by a “dark” and “mature” sensibility that often comes off as grim, self-serious and overcooked.
Well, get ready for that way of thinking to make its way to movie theaters very soon. According to a report at Hitfix, Warner Bros. has a strict rule for its upcoming DC Comics movies: “No jokes.”
What’s particularly surprising is that the rule — which itself is kind of a joke, when you think about it — is that it stems from a failure more than it does a success, at least, according to Hitfix writer Drew McWeeny’s thinking.
READ MORE

So is anyone else ready to watch the joy and fun be sucked out of their favorite characters on the big screen? Or do you like the initiative WB is taking because frivolity is for babies?
I guess you can see my position from reading the question.

Imma need someone to photoshop the Warner Bros. logo onto the No Fun robot, please?

lightandwinged:

dcu:

comicsalliance:

WHY SO SERIOUS: WARNER BROS. REPORTEDLY ORDERS ‘NO JOKES’ IN NEW DC COMICS MOVIES

By Matt D. Wilson

Comics fans have become well acquainted with the notion that sometimes, creative people learn the wrong things from successes. It’s why certain comics have been dominated for going on 30 years by a “dark” and “mature” sensibility that often comes off as grim, self-serious and overcooked.

Well, get ready for that way of thinking to make its way to movie theaters very soon. According to a report at Hitfix, Warner Bros. has a strict rule for its upcoming DC Comics movies: “No jokes.”

What’s particularly surprising is that the rule — which itself is kind of a joke, when you think about it — is that it stems from a failure more than it does a success, at least, according to Hitfix writer Drew McWeeny’s thinking.


READ MORE

So is anyone else ready to watch the joy and fun be sucked out of their favorite characters on the big screen? Or do you like the initiative WB is taking because frivolity is for babies?

I guess you can see my position from reading the question.

Imma need someone to photoshop the Warner Bros. logo onto the No Fun robot, please?

giantbomblr:

nltm:

hall of fame

In case anyone wanted some new games writers to follow, someone was kind enough to make this handy-dandy guide!

"Shaming and censoring anyone who disagrees with them" sure sounds like a lot of projection.

lightandwinged:

shithowdy:

shithowdy:

moistens

Actually the implications of this text are fucking with me because as far as everyone thought only Tirion and Sylvanas knew about Bolvar but now Darion is just kind of casually telling everybody about it?
THIS IS MESSING WITH ME.

I’m just looking forward to hearing what you learn from this quest, regardless of any implications and/or wobbly lore.

Oh snap, they’re acknowledging Ner’zhul! I like this already.

lightandwinged:

shithowdy:

shithowdy:

moistens

Actually the implications of this text are fucking with me because as far as everyone thought only Tirion and Sylvanas knew about Bolvar but now Darion is just kind of casually telling everybody about it?

THIS IS MESSING WITH ME.

I’m just looking forward to hearing what you learn from this quest, regardless of any implications and/or wobbly lore.

Oh snap, they’re acknowledging Ner’zhul! I like this already.

racheengel5:

Horde or Alliance?
Male Version

racheengel5:

Horde or Alliance?

Male Version

wolfgibbson:

Garrosh does not know how to deal with amorous teenagers (or how the fuck they send mail between alternate timelines).

Needed something light and stupid after all the heavy shit lately.  (See also: more reasons I don’t finish art I start for me.)

I don’t ship it, but I laughed so hard.

"I’ve held hearts, and they look nothing like this!"

sandandglass:

Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

(Source: nicolas-chocolat)

spitblaze:

TIM IS TAKING ALL OF THIS IN PERFECT STRIDE THIS MAN IS A GOD YOU GO TIM DON’T LET THE MANBABIES GET YOU DOWN

thebeccabeast sent: once you get this you have to say five things you like about yourself, publicly, then send this to ten of your favorite followers ❤

1.I have weird earlobes. Like, I’ve been told they look like I had piercings that’ve gone wrong, but I was just born with an extra earlobe so, that.

2. I flippin love rhubarb. I grew up with several patches of the stuff growing in the back yard, and I’d just yank it out and eat it like that. I’ve had little luck with the plant I put in behind my house, but I keep hoping maybe it’ll come in next year.

3. I actually liked the Spider-Man Clone Saga. I liked Ben Reilly, I liked Kaine. Honestly it was an interesting way to shuffle up Spider-Man without doing massive retcons(throwin shade at DC).

4. I own a working Atari 2600.

5. I have a big scar on my left thumb. I was cooking a hamburger for lunch one day, I put the patty on the bun, put some ketchup on it, got some fries for a side, it was all good. Aw heck, I needed a beverage to go with that. A tall glass of milk would be great right? So I reach up into the cupboard and grab one of our big blue glasses andWHOOPS I dropped it.

Using my catlike reflexes I reached to catch the glass and save it from landing on the counter. I almost made it. The glass shatters just as I’m getting to it, and my thumb goes into a big jagged piece of glass. So I’m over here bleeding profusely and going “crap crap crap!” and running my hand under cold water to try to stop the bleeding, and my mom comes in and she’s all “What the heck happened?” and I’m all “I think I need stitches.”

So we drive to the hospital, me clutching a towel around my thumb, and I realized I had to call work to let them know, “I won’t be coming in, I’m gonna be getting stitches like a cool guy.”

Four hours later, I had my stitches, and my hamburger was cold. I was starving so we got fast food. The end.

  1. I have weird earlobes. Like, I’ve been told they look like I had piercings that’ve gone wrong, but I was just born with an extra earlobe so, that.
  2. I flippin love rhubarb. I grew up with several patches of the stuff growing in the back yard, and I’d just yank it out and eat it like that. I’ve had little luck with the plant I put in behind my house, but I keep hoping maybe it’ll come in next year.
  3. I actually liked the Spider-Man Clone Saga. I liked Ben Reilly, I liked Kaine. Honestly it was an interesting way to shuffle up Spider-Man without doing massive retcons(throwin shade at DC).
  4. I have a big scar on my left thumb. I was cooking a hamburger for lunch one day, I put the patty on the bun, put some ketchup on it, got some fries for a side, it was all good. Aw heck, I needed a beverage to go with that. A tall glass of milk would be great right? So I reach up into the cupboard and grab one of our big blue glasses andWHOOPS I dropped it. Using my catlike reflexes I reached to catch the glass and save it from landing on the counter. I almost made it. The glass shatters just as I’m getting to it, and my thumb goes into a big jagged piece of glass. So I’m over here bleeding profusely and going “crap crap crap!” and running my hand under cold water to try to stop the bleeding, and my mom comes in and she’s all “What the heck happened?” and I’m all “I think I need stitches.” So we drive to the hospital, me clutching a towel around my thumb