Gratitude

ruckawriter:

This is me saying thank you to the many (so many!) of you who have sent such lovely notes, shared your thoughts, pointed out articles, books, stats, since I posted the Contents Under Pressure entry. I would thank each of you personally, reblog all of your notes, but I fear there isn’t the time right now.

But it’s important to me that all of you know I have read what you sent, and I appreciate it. I appreciate it very, very much.

Thank you.

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Anonymous asked: As a woman who helps run a comic shop, and therefore frequently deals with the "ugly side" of the industry (and the world), I just wanted to say thank you.

ruckawriter:

You are very, very welcome.

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Anonymous asked: That "I've got a daughter" bit (and it is always a daughter) is just a liberals' version of "Won't someone think of the children?"

ruckawriter:

From your pejorative use of “liberal,” I’m going to presume you’re a self-described “conservative.” That puts you on some very shaky ground, considering how many self-proclaimed conservatives use “protecting our children” for any number of draconian, even cruel, pieces of legislation.

You betray a remarkable, and incredible, selfishness in just one sentence. As if to say caring for our children is, in some way, a weakness. As if to say caring for our children is, in some way, wrong. As if it is not every parents’ duty to do just that.

Moreover, you’re willfully misreading what I wrote. I talked of my daughter, yes. And of my colleagues. My friends. My wife. My peers. My fans. I spoke to men and women alike.

Yet another coward who is afraid to sign his name.

All you do is prove me right.

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erictrautmann:

i-come-by-it-honestly:

John Scalzi gets it.

Yes. YES. 

Enough already, dudebros. Give it a fucking rest. We get it: you think vaginas are scary. PLEASE MOVE ALONG INTO THE DUSTBIN OF EMBARRASSING HISTORY WHERE YOU BELONG.

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ruckawriter:

odinsblog:

#MyNYPD (Part I)

Wow.

I want this for a LAZARUS promo.

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ruckawriter:

Paolo Rivera one-sheet for Captain America: The First Avenger, given away as a promotion at the Hero Complex Film Festival in 2011.

ruckawriter:

Paolo Rivera one-sheet for Captain America: The First Avenger, given away as a promotion at the Hero Complex Film Festival in 2011.

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lbrossoit:

Well he missed a pretty god damn big one didn’t he

lbrossoit:

Well he missed a pretty god damn big one didn’t he

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smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly,how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

(Source: childrennow.org)

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Anonymous asked: Because girls never exclude other girls or never exclude guys by claiming "safe space," right? Jesus christ, I get that you have a daughter and you're looking out for her, but that doesn't mean that women have it any worse than guys now that you're focusing on one. Wake the fuck up. What sex drops out of school at great rates? What sex has the highest poverty and suicide rate? What sex is less likely to get into college? Men. So stop being a mouthbreathing white knight.

robot6:

ruckawriter:

I love when righteous indignation hides behind anonymity. You poor, poor boy. You are beyond wrong, and that you cannot see why, that you cannot see how the made-up data you cite itself is part of the problem, is part of the bias, only makes me pity you.

You’re a coward.

You’re exactly the problem I’m describing.

And you have no leg to stand on. I am tired of you, I am tired of your type.

Good luck with what I am sure will be a long and miserable life.

Rucka is suffering no fools today. Grab some popcorn or your favorite snack and watch a person advocate for their beliefs in an exquisite manner.

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Anonymous asked: Because girls never exclude other girls or never exclude guys by claiming "safe space," right? Jesus christ, I get that you have a daughter and you're looking out for her, but that doesn't mean that women have it any worse than guys now that you're focusing on one. Wake the fuck up. What sex drops out of school at great rates? What sex has the highest poverty and suicide rate? What sex is less likely to get into college? Men. So stop being a mouthbreathing white knight.

robot6:

ruckawriter:

I love when righteous indignation hides behind anonymity. You poor, poor boy. You are beyond wrong, and that you cannot see why, that you cannot see how the made-up data you cite itself is part of the problem, is part of the bias, only makes me pity you.

You’re a coward.

You’re exactly the problem I’m describing.

And you have no leg to stand on. I am tired of you, I am tired of your type.

Good luck with what I am sure will be a long and miserable life.

Rucka is suffering no fools today. Grab some popcorn or your favorite snack and watch a person advocate for their beliefs in an exquisite manner.

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Contents Under Pressure

ruckawriter:

I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

Warning. Contents under pressure.

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pizzasodathemoon:

koikoikoi:

Japanese Photographer Takes Imaginative & Adorable Photos of His Daughter

Japanese photographer Toyokazu Nagano, taking just the most adorable photos of his youngest daughter, Kanna. Each picture is taken on the same road, with little Kanna giving all of her into each pose and mood.

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this is the cutest!

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