You call it “fun” and “naughty” like those words alleviate any guilt you should feel for perpetuating these ridiculous notions of women’s bodies and their worth into our culture. Unfortunately, the representation of women in comics has bred such a complete misunderstanding of who women are among your male readers that I would argue that it is your responsibility to combat that with more than these solo series and new characters.
It’s not a “Mr. Goody Two Shoes” move to make sure women are represented well and not just as sexy objects in your comics, it’s basic human decency and good storytelling, actually.
Photos by Kilian Schönberger
this is some straight up fairy tale shit right here.
Book Recommendation: Afterworlds
Minimalism at its finest
I’ve found that, the books I love, cause an emotional reaction I didn’t expect. For example, a lot of the books I’ve really loved have made me angry. Angry that I didn’t write them, angry that I didn’t discover a book earlier, angry that the author had taken so long to put the words on the page and that I couldn’t devote more of my life to rereading the same sentences…
I do believe that books can change lives, and give people this kind of language that they wouldn’t have had otherwise.
The important parts exist in the silences between the words.
A good book is a good book, period.
I’ve been known to stick to classics and personal favorites (YA, fiction, memoir), and nothing could convince me to deter from that path. But I’ve welcomed the reviews and passionate posts about a whole variety of books, from comics to mystery to romance and self help. And since I trust the writers and readers on this site, I have not been led astray. Which sucks for my to-be-read list, but is in my own personal best interest.
Problem One we face without diverse books: we’re stuck labeling great stories as "diverse books." Problem Two: without enlightenment we expect all Hispanic characters to speak Spanish for their future jobs in kitchens when we’re so much more than that. Some might be so bold to say we’re regular people.
Oh hey, that’s my friend who said that. Yay for adamsilvera + diverse books!
A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful
Book Geek Quote #607