Portrait of the Artist.
i keep seein cool people i follow reblogging cissexist posts so please remember!! having a vagina doesnt automatically make someone a woman! and having a penis doesnt always make someone a man!!! the whole genitals = gender way of thinking is harmful to trans, nonbinary, and intersex people so please remember and try not to reblog posts that reinforce this idea!!! thank you ^___^
This isn’t their problem, guys. It’s ours. We have to solve it.
Sexual harassment isn’t an occupational hazard. It’s not a glitch in the complex matrix of modern life. It’s not something that just “happens.” It’s something men do. It’s a choice men make. It’s a problem men enable. It’s sometimes a crime men commit. And it is not in the power nor the responsibility of women to wage war on this crime.
It’s on us.
How do we fight this war? We stop enabling. We check ourselves and, when necessary, wreck ourselves. Do you know a guy who’s hate-following women on Twitter just to troll them? You check him. Do you know a guy who’s writing disgusting screeds to women journalists because they don’t like the same things he likes? You check him. Do you know a professional whose discourse with women in his field is loaded with gender-specific language and condescension that could enable further abuse? You check him. Are your Twitter followers identifying you as a sympathetic ear for their sexist views? You check yourself. Is your website’s message board a cesspool of ignorance and hate? You check it like you actually give a damn. Do you know a guy who’s sending rape threats to women for any reason? Oh, you report that guy.
Let me make it plain:
A woman objecting to the content of a comic book — even if you think she’s dead wrong — does not rise to the occasion of vicious name calling and rape threats.
|—||Andy Khouri writes at Comics Alliance. Read the whole thing - the motif is Fake Geek Guys, noting that the superhero fans who act in such an abusive, unethical way are 100% against the genre they claim to love - but I pull this part out of context. (via kierongillen)|
Yesterday on a Reddit “Ask Me Anything”, Harrison Ford answered the most controversial Star Wars question as if he had never stopped playing the role of Han Solo.
Wow, finally able to post this! :) This is painted for Light Grey Art Lab’s “Animystics” show, which is opening at the end of the week!
Please consider purchasing a print of mine (or from any other artist in the show)! Not only are you supporting the artists, but a portion of my prints sold will go to Feline Rescue Inc! All artists will be donating a portion of their sold work to an animal rescue of their choice. We want to make a lot of money for them, but in order to do that we need you guys to spread the word about the show!!
More about my piece:
Growing up, I used to be given a lot of stories/books/art/jewelry that had a unicorn somewhere within the imagery. The mythology behind unicorns is what sparked my imagination and creativity as a very young kid. It is also an important animal that connects me to my mother, who has passed away.
This unicorn is based on the Arabian Oryx, which is thought to be a huge influence in the imagery of the unicorn. Buttercups (large buttercups) grow in its mane and tail; a flower prevalent in my childhood home. I spent a tremendous amount of time in the woods and near water growing up! There is also a reference to Princess Mononoke in the way the unicorn walks on the water; a movie (and studio) that has had influence on me for my entire life.
Graphite and digital painting, 12”x16”
For more info on the show and opening reception, please click here!
Once more. :)
#no but see #that’s the thing about telling someone your own story #you don’t see yourself as the hero #you see the people you love and admire as the heroes #Rhodey and Pepper are Tony’s heroes
By Julia Ioffe, The New Republic
Today, the Western press caught up with the Ukrainian rumor mill: apparently, the People’s Republic of Donetsk had ordered all Jews over the age of 16 to pay a fee of $50 U.S. and register with the new “authorities,” or face loss of citizenship or expulsion. This was laid out in officious-looking fliers pasted on the local synagogue. One local snapped a photo of the fliers and sent it to a friend in Israel, who then took it to the Israeli press and, voila, an international scandal: American Twitter is abuzz with it, Drudge is hawking it, and, today in Geneva, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry slammed the fliers as “grotesque.”
The Donetsk Jewish community dismissed this as “a provocation,” which it clearly is. “It’s an obvious provocation designed to get this exact response, going all the way up to Kerry,” says Fyodr Lukyanov, editor of Russia in Global Affairs. ”I have no doubt that there is a sizeable community of anti-Semites on both sides of the barricades, but for one of them to do something this stupid—this is done to compromise the pro-Russian groups in the east.”
reposting because i keep seeing this come up
|—||J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan (via thekatebook)|
The Tea Party is the more conservative political party that operates in Flavor Land. Headed by Green Tea and Earl Grey and assisted by Chamomile (if she can stay awake long enough), they believe in good traditional values and staying prim and proper at all times. They are supported by the businesswoman Coffee, who cautiously tries to cover up her associations with the opposing party, the Spirits. Beyond that, they are backed by Sugar and Honey, even if they get their sticky fingers involved more than the teas would like. Milk has also been known to favor the Teas, and while Earl Grey greatly supports sticking to traditional tea values, rumor has it that he and his Lady Grey have been having trysts with Milk’s crossdressing alter ego, Cream.
(From Sweet Tooth)
So here it is, my full Jaytim Holiday Comics post… It’s about 50+ Pages from all the comics and images put together over the past month! I just wanted to say thank you to everyone because it’s seriously been so fun… You know I’ve always been scared to post art for pairings because when I first started doing that in another fandom I got really shot down and I kinda swore after that I would… never draw pairings again but… I’ve really gotten out of that shell and I really had a hands down great time drawing all of this to share with everyone and just getting to see everyone’s awesome art and read awesome fanfics has really made my holiday…
So thanks again everyone, I gotta SPEED INSTALL DMMD I’M SO SORRY SNACKAGE I AM A HORRIBLE FRIEND NO PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP FOR ME, AND I HOPE EVERYONE JUST HAS A FANTASTIC NEW YEARS TO COME!