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Goodbye to Comics

2006-12-15 16:41:36.677625+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Lyn linked to Sexism Among Comic Book Geeks: "The Rape Pages Are In", which is basically a link to Valerie D'Orazio (aka "Occasional Superheroine")'s series Goodbye To Comics (start at the bottom) (or you can use Elayne Riggs's chapter by chapter links).

There's a lot about this I want to say that I don't have time for right now. On the one hand it's the brain dump of a woman who needs a good shot of self-esteem, on the other hand it raises (in me, at least) a lot of issues about acceptance of kinks and quirks versus a culture which encourages the harmful bits of that.

Worth reading if, like me, you have one of those strange relationships with comics and wonder why there seems to be so much potential there but in practice they're so often not compelling.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Sociology Comics ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-15 19:28:07.366176+00 by: warkitty

I just read through Val's series...

I'm reminded of so. very. many. things.

Like the project I was on in Nashville, sub-contracting with a Major Company we'll hypothetically call "Bechtel" when the overal manager was given a strip-o-gram in the office that everyone was expected to attend and how the rest of that project went for me afterwards because I was the "whistle blower" that dared mention it had happened to my own supervisors when they asked me what had happened that I was so unusually quiet. I was still processing, in shock and said "well, they hired a stripper and... I just hadda get away when you called."

The men (there was one other woman present, the secretary who thought she was "going places" if she "played the game") did everything they could from that moment on to get rid of me. Persona non grata.

Yeah. Its gonna take me a while to process her story and decide what, if anything, I want to say about it.