A sincere documentary filmed in Chicago about economic, gender-based, and racial representation in the comics industry.
Does gender inequality in comics piss you off? Are you miffed by the lack of superheros of color? Why the hell hasn’t there been a blockbuster comic movie about a female super? If you feel as strongly about these issues as I do, check out this amazing project headed by some awesome friends of mine and support their Kickstarter to get this project out to the world!
“Ra-Hoor-Khu is with thee. Worship me with fire & blood; worship me with swords & with spears. Let the woman be girt with a sword before me: let blood flow to my name. Trample down the Heathen; be upon them, o warrior, I will give you of their flesh to eat!”
“Them that seek to entrap thee, to…
This girl is so badass, I cannot express.
This Amanda Todd thing is such a good example of cultural slut shaming…
I have seen so many people just be like “she got what she asked for”, and “she put herself in that situation and therefore this is her fault”. What happened to Amanda Todd is a familiar tale for young girls in the world today. She felt isolated, and like so many of us, reached out for connection on the internet. She used the one tool she felt she had left, her body and her sexuality, to feel like she mattered to someone, somewhere on this planet. She was manipulated and pressured into giving more than she wanted to give, and was shamed for choosing to share her body when she wanted to, and retracting it when she didn’t. She was attacked for being sexual in a situation where she was likely coerced, and treated as if she were this siren, completely responsible for “seducing” this spoken-for boy. She was attacked and shamed to the point that she took her own life. This is bigger than a problem of bullying. All of this is a product of the social and cultural belief that a woman is not the sole owner of her body, her sexuality, and her self. A WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO BE SEXUAL WHEN SHE CHOOSES, TO WITHOLD THIS SEXUALITY WHEN SHE CHOOSES.
Dorothea Tanning is one of my favorite American painters. She lived and worked in Chicago too!
Dorothea Tanning - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1943)
So this new film/documentary coming out called “Are All Men Pedophiles?”. This^ is one of their promotional posters; As you can see she is wearing our beloved Japanese street fashion Lolita and as most of us know that some of the people that don’t know a lot about Lolita think it’s a “sex thing” so this poster doesn’t really help. Sooooo a lovely lady started this petition against this particular poster from being used. As a community we need to pull together and stop this! Even if you don’t like other Lolitas please sign it …. Even if your not Lolita please sign it …. Even if you have no idea what Lolita is and you just want to help some amazing people out please sign it.
If you could just take a few minutes of your time to sign it me and a hell of a lot of other people would really appreciate it! Also reblog, tell everyone, put it of every website you can! Thank you so sooooo much <3333
Edit: Oh and no hate on the girl in the poster please; The film maker tricked her into doing the photoshoot! He said it was for something to do with Japanese fashion.
Wow. Just wow.
Everyone please sign this.
If you are lolita, I’m sure that this issue is very close to your heart, and that you would be horrified if you were thought of as a pedpohilic object. If you are not, please sign it for those of us who are already victimized for our choice of clothing. It already is bad enough that we are associated with something like this, and this poster would only make it worse. Please sign to protect these girls from further victimization
ALSO it seems as though the person who created this movie knows little about what they are talking about. This film seems ignorant and offensive in general.
1. At least she doesn’t look like a fucking fake, at once. Plus, it’s a sweet lolita wearing PLATFORMS and not Tea Parties, you should be proud.
2. Sweet Lolita can’t get away from being associated with pedophilia. I mean, get back on Earth for a second, a young lady dressed with kawaii childish clothes? Of course you’ll think of pedophilia. Duh.
3. The only thing I don’t understand here is WHY lolita? We aren’t that much popular in the common culture, are we? When I hear the word “pedophilia” I’d rather talk about the 10 years old modeling contests or the kids fashion being more and more “sexy”.
Whoever is behind this film obviously needs to educate themselves about lolita. The fact that these people are releasing a “documentary” that is supposed to be informative and educational on the issues of sexuality and pedophilia, yet could not take 10 minutes to read up on the actual motivations behind lolita fashion is appalling to me both as an academic, as a scholar of fashion, and as someone who participates in lolita fashion. Please sign this petition, whether you are a fan of lolita fashion or not, in the interest of erring the flow of misinformation.