Fun story: a former co-worker of mine told me a story about how she was going to be on the show Comic Book Men as one of the main characters. The producers told her to come in wearing her Black Canary cosplay (as she's super into cosplay) and when she did, she was immediately heckled for being "an attention whore" despite everyone knowing she was going to be cosplaying. And then the kicker is she never made it onto the show anyway because an attractive geek girl wasn't "the reality of the show".
I was so excited to see you were back on yo is this racist. i've co-opted so many of your arguments on racism and misogyny (especially women in comedy) because you bring a clarity to pointing out bullshit that is really effective. in short, your rage is inspirational! i look forward to following your career for a long time to come.
Oh thank you! I’m glad my anger has some use because I don’t know what I’d do with it otherwise.
Thank you so much for that Fake Geek Guys video. I always knew that the majority of comic stores were fairly toxic places but I had no idea to the extent of horrible they were for women till tremendously talented ladies like you & Noelle Stevenson started talking about it. The good thing about these cowards is they're fundamentally weak people who easily topple when challenged IRL, and I'm just a pocket sized dandy fop. Rest assured, I'm going to continue to call dipshits out till the day I die.
Yo, you are hilarious on Yo Is This Racist, so I checked out the rest of your online presence. Great writing, great tweets, great videos (love Just Between Us), great Tumblr. The mix of hilarity and outrage is awesome - you seem like you'd be awesome to hang out and drink with. You're also beautiful. So, you know, keep all that shit up because it all rules. ~ A straight white dude who is just trying not to fuck shit up.
ppl who silence western women by saying "youre complaining about being called a bitch/bossy?? women in poor countries are being TORTURED!! what do you have to complain about?!" dont actually care about the women being actually tortured in these poor countries they literally just want you to shut up
I bet you can tell I’m a woman,” she said, “and I suspect the rest of the world can, too.”
She said she was all too aware that if she was selected, she would represent several hundred male athletes in the NBA; she would deal with league officials and agents who were nearly all men; she would negotiate with team owners who were almost all men; and she would stand before reporters who were predominantly men.
She did not flinch. “My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.
”—Michele Roberts, the new head of the NBA Player’s Union (via emilyisobsessed)
As much as I loved Matt Smith I’m SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY WITH THE NEW DYNAMIC OF THE SHOW LIKE THE WHOLE FEEL IS DIFFERENT AND I LOVE IT. THANK YOU CAPALDI FOR BEING A SASSY, BITTER, MATURE, DARK, SCOTTISH DOCTOR. CHANGE IS GOOD.
“On Periods: Let’s put this shit to bed right now: Women don’t lose their minds when they have period-related irritability. It doesn’t lower their ability to reason; it lowers their patience and, hence, tolerance for bullshit. If an issue comes up a lot during “that time of the month,” that doesn’t mean she only cares about it once a month; it means she’s bothered by it all the time and lacks the capacity, once a month, to shove it down and bury it beneath six gulps of willful silence.”—