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.
Read the comments! It’s actually looking up.
There’s still a long way to go, but I think slowly but surely, things are getting better.
Last week I wrote this piece for Comic Book Resources about the new Teen Titans #1 cover. The point of the piece was hey, there’s a broad demographic DC *could* be hitting with this book but the cover is certainly not made for that potential demographic. Instead, it’s more of…
Now I see it…and now I can more accurately calculate our position using the celestial bodies all around. As they move, and as we move with them, on our path through the heavens.
“How much is your dollar burger?”
brb drowning myself in the toilet
Where did he get that skirt in the last one? :D
I empathise with this kid’s collection of shoes
The Wendigo is a Canadian myth….
Monsters, by State
I have never heard any stories of raptors in Georgia.
i’ve never heard of enfield but i’m from northern illinois so *shrug*
I’m going to be completely honest here and say i wish this man had been my father if he was going to just actually tell me the truth like this.
This is the best life lessons I’ve ever heard from a single human being. I wish my parents had taught me half of this.
Simple and to the point. This is perfect.
But dont you see? He means he is not complicated, he is simple. Many would aspire to be or feel to be different from what they are on the outside. But he is what he is, and what others think him to be is what he is exactly. A dog. Only a dog.
dogs aren’t too complicated but they think they are comics
Interesting, because their is very old and very well known (by which I mean its a common myth and there are similarities in others to this) where: Crows who have eaten off the battle field from the corpses of humans would become intelligent and self aware, people thought these crows would wait in the forest for run away women to promise them their first borns or take away their child- but they asked the women first. They said the crows did this as they perceived in order to become more intelligent and more human they must consume more human flesh. Also Fenrir is led by two self aware crows. Also people call a flock of crows a murder. Also crows are most often perceived as a bad omen. Also to this day crows are seen as able and hungry to feast upon human flesh (My first example of it happens to be in a cartoon movie, the dinosaurs come back thing) Also they are usually seen as guides, usually to and from places between worlds of human and other or on important paths. Also they are always watching over someone for some reason in most all films or being fought off. Hypothosis: Crows might be self aware and some if not all of this (remembering that humans wrote it all and may not be entirely acurate) is true?
Crows are scary
- use tools
- Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
- Have huge brains for birds
- like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
- They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
- they are scary smart at solving puzzles
- some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
- they can remember faces
- SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT. They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows. Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag. But the nice guys with masks they left alone. THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight. THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
- They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.
Guys I’m really scared of crows now.
Also, if you harass, attack, or scare a crow or crows. They will remember you FOR LIFE. Yes, for life. They don’t give a shit you if threw a rock at them when you were 8. They will remember you forever. I’m glad crows aren’t around where I live. *phew*
So this just happened and I swear this is just plain bullshit. THIS ARTICLE states that anyone who is LGBT or non christians can be bullied and the state is just cool with that because of “religious beliefs”
I NEED YOUR HELP TUMBLR
Even if you don’t live here please help make it a better place
We need 100,000 signatures by April 26, 2014 to stop this bullshit. Please spread this like wildfire because bullying is a MAJOR problem here and this is just encouraging it. What happened to FREEDOM of religion America?
Once I explained evolution to a christian woman (Playin devils advocate with me) and she refused to believe and her reason was: Because all they are trying to do is disprove God! I explained how evolution neither proves nor disproves God and how some scientists probably are, some are trying to prove he IS real with science like Einstein, and some don’t give a fuck. Immediately said: Oh. Ok then, yeah evolution seems logical. I think sometimes when we are thinking “omg crazy christian pokemons are evil is here” all it really is is they are thinking of you as “non-believing jerk who wants to demean my beliefs so I deny your reality and substitute my own!” sure crazies and people who don’t actually READ or KNOW their own beliefs before they preach them, people who are ignorant and simple want an excuse to act out on it, and others who are rude and aggressive are not always christians, its any religion. And they make the religion look bad.. but we need to realize it isn’t a christian thing or a religion thing.. It’s an asshole thing.
There’s the “I believe in Jesus” Christian and then there’s the “Dinosaurs never existed and Pokemon is evil” Christians.
as an “i believe in jesus” christian i can confirm this
as a daughter of a “pokemons are evil” christian I can confirm this
He must have found hentai- be sure to explain the difference and assure him his fear is juvenile and endearingly naive.
wow I CAN’T BELIEVE my dad said this to me!!!!
How short people fight
Vine by: Rudy Mancuso
Because things dont age when their frozen in time.
IT’S TURNING ON
WHAT IN THE HELL
IT’S IN MINT CONDITION.
THE SPEAKERS WORK, THE HEADPHONE JACK WORKS, THERE’S NO CRACKS
Im gonna stick tot he comedic sense of this (if it can be said it even has any) rather than even touch the obvious bullshit it is in its entirety. How is this funny? Im not being side or threatening or anything. I mean how the fuck do you find this to be funny in any way? Lets follow the logic or lack there of here that we are supposed to find funny. “Everything is bigger in Texas” is a phrase. Boobs. Big boobs. We are in austin. Wow, so funny. Really. No I don’t mean it, what the actual fuck are you really that stupid? Lets follow through with appropriateness based on everything except that blatant mocking of sexual themes aimed at women, and the assumption that women go to these things with the intention of flashing you like at Mardi Gras. And that there are no gay males going. And that this behavior is viewed as ok. and everyone or anyone else thinks this whether or not they fit that. aaaand that boobs have any fucking thing to do with comics other than the sexism and giant tits usually rampant in this industry. And also disregarding such fucknuts with lack of the fucking’s usual statements alluding to “no girl who is into games or comics or anything I am is real, and if they try they are just sluts because they wont fuck me but they don’t know cause only i know cause vag.” So apparently at Comic con where women don’t go there are boobs. Lets ignore all that. Every business has to cover their ass. Rape is a thing that can happen and is known to happen at cons. Sexual harassment by con goers, workers, and media. How the fuck don’t you worry about being sued? Being shut down? Attacked? Seen as exactly what you have become: Some …thing. That happens that is a disgrace to games and comics, to anime and manga, to cartoons and movies, to shows. A disgrace. A disgrace where once were people far and wide who could try to enjoy the things they loved most and get away, that over the years is becoming more and more wasted and less fun… A bad representation of what we are. And eventually, Comic con will be replaced, and we who truly enjoy (and sadly the assclowns will follow and there will always be some fucking issue) will move on and find somewhere fun to come together.
Earlier today I posted about the promo card left developed to promote the Austin based Capital Comic Con. Here’s another look at the card.
I reached out to the contact on their web site, Aaron Luevano who told me by email that he was aware of the card and…