Two of our strongest female writers teamed up to reinvent weak men.
If you have spent time on the Internet, you’re probably tired of hearing how we need more Strong Female Characters. For some reason, people don’t seem to realize that sexism no longer exists today and both sexes are treated with complete equality, especially in the entertainment industry. If anything, men are the ones being discriminated against. … It’s time to stop this woman-centric hand-wringing on how to make female characters better and focus on helping the real victims of Hollywood sexism by asking: How can we make male characters worse?
Best piece I’ve read all month.
Some wise words from Dame Julie.
Now one film has single-handedly bucked that trend, passing the Bechdel test, and with the best portrayal of women in an action film I have seen in years: Dredd.
Put simply, and this is extraordinary, there is no difference between the portrayal of male and female characters in this film. The women are not sexualised, weaker, shown less, or more emotional, and their wardrobes are genderless, but neither are they simply rendered as personality devoid hard-asses… The women characters are excellent characters who happen to be women.
Full Article - Dredd: A Brilliant Portrayal of Women in Comics
This film is struggling to make budget in the US - please help it do well and spread the word!
Homeless shelter is transformed into 5-star restaurant, hot food and warm hearts all around. See the full video here.
:))))))))))))) this makes me really happy
Why do some outsiders want to make other outsiders feel like outsiders?
#3. Comic Books
Comic fans are ruthless. The instant you say something about a character or storyline that they disagree with, they immediately do their very best to exclude you from the community. Girls get it the worst — a girl can’t wear an Aquaman T-shirt to any kind of nerdy gathering without getting accused of not being a true fan (whatever the hell that means) and being grilled with Aquaman trivia questions that no human being should be able to answer. (The correct answer to “If you’re such a big fan, then in what issue of Aquaman did we learn the name of Aquaman’s father?” is “Fuck you — Arthur, Prince of the Sea, belongs to everyone.”)
Wait, everyone else met Pete the Peacock, right?
the sorting hat tho
Hua Tunan :Owl Illustration Created with Lively Splatters of Paint
Chinese illustrator, painter, and street artist Chen Yingjie (aka Hua Tunan) creates paintings that are alive with energy. Using a splattering technique, he creates beautiful creatures that radiate with vibrant colors. Night Owl is one of his recent pieces filled with a dynamic power that emanates from the bird’s single golden eye.
Do you know the horrors that happened where you’re standing?
Life goes on, strange isn’t it?
This is so chilling but fascinating
These were just too intriguing to not reblog