okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.
"Imagine; I used to have really long blonde hair, always wearing heels, lots of make-up. I had been someone who was highly feminised and had chosen to look that way, partly because I was 6ft 3in but also I was into that aesthetic. I knew it had to be stripped away. I knew this would be an important part, not just for my work but in terms of my own development, because I would be confronting elements of myself that I didn’t want to confront (…) To see yourself displayed as unattractive, large, masculine, it’s quite tough… But I know it’s just perspective. A social conditioning that causes us to view these traits in a woman in a negative way." — Gwendoline Christie
It doesn’t matter if they’re heterosexual, the fangirls will make the characters whatever sexuality they want and then demand it be made canon until the next movie is released.
Casual sexism and queer erasure.
I never implied it as negative, just what happens.
And I use the term Fangirls because I don’t see many males demanding Steve Rogers to be Bisexual, Natasha to be Asexual, Sif to be a Lesbian, and Tony to be Gay with Bruce. And that’s just from the MCU, don’t even get me started on the comics (much funnier imo)
All I need to do is wait with a cup for the next movie to collect the shippers/wisher’s tears, for then I will feed and my youth shall be restored.
You reblogged this from a gay guy. I’m a queer guy. We exist. And, dude, just because women want something doesn’t make it irrelevant, even if it’s irrelevant to you. Your perspective is not the entire world, and getting annoyed when other kinds of people remind you they exist and also read comics and want heroes is selfish and inane.
You could have just ignored this post entirely and been on your merry way. LGBTQ fans noodling around in our corner of the internet has zero actual impact on your life. You contributed nothing here except to remind us that hetero guys think that having 99% of everything isn’t enough, which is a reminder no one even needed.
I - OH MY GOD! YES! I was hoping and hoping and hoping for a Romione moment.
Indeed, if a character is not white, some people will cry out that their racial identity is the product of political agenda-driven tampering. If a character is white, the same people will comfortably assume that he or she came out of the box like that.
It should be noted that we’re not even talking about the broad US census category of “white”, which covers people whose families hail from Europe, North Africa or the Middle East — including many people with tan, olive or ruddy skin.
In comics, whiteness is predominantly represented by the pale pink complexions of Northern Europeans — the color once problematically referred to as “Flesh” on Crayola crayons, until Crayola changed it to “Peach” in 1962. Real world white comes in many shades, but in comics all white people seem to trend towards hex color #FFCFAB. (Individual colorists may of course bring more nuance to their work, but how many white superheroes can you name who are consistently portrayed with bronze or olive-toned skin?)
Superhero comics don’t actually favor whiteness; they favor a subset of whiteness that borders on Aryan idealism. We ought to regard that as uncomfortably fetishistic, because it’s an aesthetic that the industry has chosen.
All fiction is manufactured. Authors make their worlds and choose what goes in them. It is always possible to contrive a fictional justification for a character looking whichever way the author wants, up to and including finding a way to make a white person the hero in a story about, say, feudal Japan, or ancient Egypt, or Persia during the Islamic Golden Age. A white hero is not the most likely scenario, but it’s always a possible scenario, so in that way it always becomes justified.
The decision to cast Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch has been called out by message board posters as evidence of an agenda at work — but white heroes in these non-white settings are rarely called out as similar evidence of an agenda. It’s all artifice, it’s all contrived. Fiction exists in service to an author’s design. All fiction serves an agenda, whether it’s articulated or not.
This is me attempting to post more art. It’s Rose Tyler in Nine’s outfit, more or less. The writing says, “Rose Tyler, Time Lord.” I’m obviously having a lot of fun writing in Circular Gallefreyan.