hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we’d discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i’ve been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.
also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it’s obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don’t subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it.
anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don’t even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!
what a fucking joke.
Seriously, don’t fucking go to college.
Yeah that’s all fine and good but Canadian Studies sounds like a fantastic class
I agree, it is ridiculous the amount of emphasis we put on high school grads to immediately enroll in college without having a clue as to what they want to do. And especially how you go through so much work in college and come out with a ton of debt and most often a low-paying job. For my experience, despite the overwhelming debt I have to pay off…I don’t regret college. The experiences I had (studying abroad, making new friends outside of my hometown, really awesome classes) I never would have had if I did not get my degree. The jobs I’ve had since graduating (videography internship, and then administrative assistant which led me to teaching at a community college) I never would’ve gotten if I didn’t have my English/Film Studies degree. My experience is not the same as everyone else’s, and sometimes college is not always the best thing for everybody (and that is totally okay!). I think it just kind of depends on how you use you college education. And it seriously sucks that 18-year olds have to make that very expensive decision right away.
Here is just a sample of some of my recent photo project, CONsent, which you can read about here.
Please read and spread the word around. I got to work with some great cosplayers, photographers and fans and I really hope to continue this project if it gains enough support.
Thank you for looking!
I just want to say that as a cosplayer at cons, this is a real issue. The amount of things that get said (and mostly REQUESTED) to us is ridiculous. This deserves a signal boost.
Word. Even if you’re a dude cosplaying you’re very often touched without permission and if it’s someone you know that’s fine but usually there’s at least one weirdo clinging to you. I’ve seen how the lady cosplayers are treated, especially when they wear “more revealing costumes” and it’s disgusting. They all stand up for themselves wonderfully but it would be really awesome if they didn’t have to.