Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app, it leads you to…
Disruption! has slowly worked its way into being a small anthology.
It’s practically super-sized!
I’ve decided to cap things off at 20 artists. So far there 13 have agreed to come on board, meaning there’s still 7 slots left.
Once again here’s what you need to know:
Stories must be between 1-10 pages and should be about normal days that become different, difficult, or downright weird when something out of the ordinary occurs. How out of the ordinary? That’s up to you!
The zine will be presented in digital in American standard comic format 7” x 10.5”. More page specifications and a template will be made available when the lineup if finalized.
The zine will be in color but black & white/greyscale is also being accepted.
The deadline for signup is Sept. 8th
The deadline for all submissions is Dec. 31st. That’s a whole 4 months!
All participants will be entitled to a cut of the anthology’s profits, a free copy, and distribution/publishing rights return to them a year after final submission.
If you’d like to participate just send an ask or an email with your pitch. Or if you happen to know me on Skype or AIM just contact me there! Hell, if you happen to know my number just text/call me! I’d also be happy to answer any questions you have regarding the project, so don’t hesitate to ask!
Anonymous asked: Some people defend over-sexualized female characters like in most fighting games or Dragon’s Crown with “But they’re strong and can kick butt/not a damsel in distress.” Aren’t sexualization and damseling just 2 different kinds of sexist stereotyping?
Yes, sexualization and objectification (in this case damseling) are different manifestations of the same problem: sexist stereotyping. Sexualization treats women as sexual in nature, while objectification treats women like objects.
when you have kickass sexy chicks in fighting games, they often are not objectified. They usually have the same degree of agency as the male fighters of the roster have (with exceptions of course) and simply due to the fact that they are playable – meaning they are the subject in any subject-object-relation of playable sequences – they are less objectified.
They still more often than not are heavily sexualized. Especially in contrast to almost all male fighters in any given fighting game, the female characters wear much more sexual clothing, have seductive attitudes (ranging from domina to lolita), very very rarely are allowed to not conform with common beauty standards and are framed with much more male gaze shots.
Damseling makes women weak and dependend on men, while sexualization makes women in need of male attention, both are sexist bullcrap, but they are separate kinds of bullcrap.
They commonly appear together though. Villains who abduct women commonly sexually harass them to taunt the male hero, and when a knight saves a princess, the king gives her to him (implicit access to sex with princess, without asking for her consent first). You also have tiny almost subliminal signals, that the male players should view most damsels in the framework of sexual partners: a random wardrobe malfunction here or both characters having a romance there…
When sexualization and objectification come together, this is referred to as sexual objectification. Which is a third manifestation of sexist bullcrap and especially troubling in context of rape culture.
This is a nice short summary of a discussion that it’s important to have.
when i was a little kid i got bullied on the playground so my mom asked me “what did jesus do when people were mean to him?” and i thought about it for a second and then started crying and screamed “he DIED”
"Kill ‘em with kindness" actually just means to give ‘em poisoned cookies.