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So excited that Marvel’s first Muslim super heroine Ms. Marvel GOES TO MY HIGH SCHOOL and LIVES IN MY CITY. This character and comic is so important. The fact that I can recognize these characters and recognize my city and the diversity within in it is important. A lot of times when we have conversations about representation, those who are reluctant to it view diversity as a kind of wishful thinking. The characters in our comics, TV shows, and movies are all white and cis and hetero because “that’s just how it is.” But what this comic really reflects is that representation isn’t about creating something out of nothing - it’s about reflecting the world that we actually live in. If we can imagine an infinite number of white, blonde-haired girls with super powers, why can’t we imagine a Pakistani-American, Muslim teenager growing up in a culturally diverse city with super powers? Is it really that much of a mental leap?? So proud that my city and old high school gets to play a role in this moment.
Jersey City stand up!!
and thanks to my former English teacher Ms. Smith for the photos!
FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”
That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?
Honest question, dudes.
That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.
So what do we do about it?
This is important.
(Source : amysantiaago)