This needs more notes.
Whoever made this is going to be in treble.
Ugh, just give it a rest.
These are all just bass-less claims.
All of you need to be behind bars.Source: gunpowderandspark
When the Ghosbusters team unveiled the new uniforms for the 75% female team of Ghostbusters, people sort of flipped shit because the ladies were in shorts while the only male member was in a full coverall.
The entire reason to put the ladies in shorts and feature covers of them in shorts? This fucking lesson on why it’s ridiculous to dress female characters any differently than male characters. It’s the shitty armor argument, the cleavage argument, and the leotard argument all wrapped up in one simple lesson: Looked how fucked up their legs are.
And you know what really brings it home? It’s two things, really.
1) They did their fucking jobs despite the shitty uniforms forced upon them (in this case, by a PR person from the city).
2) Janine is having fucking NONE of it, and when it’s suggested putting a man in shorts (sexualizing a man) is the answer, she is having even LESS.
I straight-up LOVE that an actual mainstream comic directly addressed the usually overlooked fact that the more skin you show, the more scratched it will get.
And for an action hero, like a Ghostbuster, scratches are the best-case scenario.
Bolded for emphasis.
Really, we have people arguing that women can be ‘armored’ despite exposed breats and butt and belly, and I won’t even try to hack the blackberries in my backyard without jeans and long sleeves. I love that their legs are battered just from ‘running through the park’ — because it’s totally realistic without being enough damage to derail the sexism point into drama over major wounds, and it makes it damn clear how much worse it could’ve been.
BC Ferries to the island
We’ve about wrapped up our Victoria adventures for this trip and will be heading up island later today; the town had been great as always, and south island will make anyone into a geologist.
The Le Vent du Nord symphany show was pretty good, but way too respectable for me. The crowd pre-show particularly seemed a bit dismayed. It’s a fairly conservative programme here, with a… somewhat elderly audience, and I kept hearing things beforehand like, “well, it’ll be different,” with a bit of a “what exactly have I signed up for here?” air. That the boys managed to win that crowd over was a bit of an achievement.
Then last night I went up to Norway Hall and got my first stage time since GeekGirlCon and round one of emergency eye surgery; they’re big into singalong at the Victoria Folk Music Society, so I loaded up heavy with singalong-able choruses. They are the most sing-alongy audience i’ve ever seen, which is saying something.
Nice hall, too. Loads of fun. Thanks, VFMS!
Next: further north!
OKAY OKAY OKAY I KNOW THERE ARE SO MANY FANDOMS STARTING NOW, LIKE THE SINK FANDOM AND THE TREEHOUSE FANDOM AND THE BLANKET FORT FANDOM, BUT YOU ARE ALL MISSING ONE.
BUT THEY AREN’T LIMITED TO INSIDE THE HOME
THERE ARE SECRET ROOMS FOR CARS
YOU EITHER LIKE SECRET ROOMS
OR YOU’RE WRONG
oh I am so all over this shit
(via world-war-aubrey)Source: runforfreetherapy