I had not heard a about this comic before, but the look of it interested me enough to give it a read and I am so damn glad. it starts out in media res, so you kinda feel like you missed some issue or something, but it all plays out nicely and very kick ass. I love the tone of camaraderie and adventure at a very bizarre summer camp for girls. and look forward to most character development.
The thing that had me verbally bellow “Kick Ass!” was the Lumberjane pledge. I was a Boy Scout and it was a lot of macho jr boot-camp bullshit that was filled with motto’s and pledges that were outdated, ridiculous, and hollow. This motto is so amazing and empowering that I kinda wish I had a daughter to teach it to. I won’t quote the whole thing, but this part in the middle will give you a good idea how awesome it is:
"…To be truthful and compassionate,To be interesting and interested,
To respect nature,
To pay attention and question
the world around me.”
That is a whole lot more amazing and admirable than anything I had to chant at a scout meeting.
I look forward to great things from this book.
I have no idea what is being said in this, or what it is from, but this is so wonderful. It is very entertaining, but more importantly it is a wonderful metaphor for the “dance” that artist have to engage in to avoid censorship or being labeled obscene. It also strikes me as pretty meaningful that this would be much harder if the two performers were women, seeing as women have to work so much harder for the same level of artistic acceptance.
Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
I heart president Obama!
Li Hongbo is an artist who works in paper in a way that takes the expected and completely changes your perspective. It takes the most humble of mediums and creates profoundly beautiful sculptures that are continuously surprising. Take a second and play the clip, and I can guarantee you will search for more.
thank you, dear sister, for steering me towards this visionary.
TUMBLR BOMB THE SHIT OUT OF THIS PLEASE THANK YOU.The tumblr bomb is slowly working
62% yes as of 19-Feb-2014 2:12 ET
come on…we can get this up to 70% right? Oh, and is it wrong of me to add “hubba hubba” to my vote of support? So cute!