23
Apr
At the risk of being put on the same bag as asshole anon over there (I hope I won't tho), I wanna say and sign my name on how, while I certainly don't think I would agree on everything with him/her, I do believe things are much more nuanced than your position so far has suggested they are. Again, I don't think anon is much of a prize, but that doesn't really say much about his/her points. If Satan was to say the sky is blue, it would be certainly foolish of us to insist it's red because of that.
thekingofbreakfast

First off, got both notes, thank you for each of them.

I’m literally having to run out of the house in about a minute, and can’t give this the time it deserves, I’m afraid, but I appreciated you writing, and I appreciate your point. Absolutely there is nuance in many realms, and even in some aspects of the discussion of society’s treatment of men and women. That granted, with regard to my specific points, I don’t really see it. The comics industry, and the supporting fandom around much of that community and expanding into others, is sexist, and in many cases outright misogynist. It treats women shabbily, and to me there’s no nuance to be found in threatening a woman with rape for criticizing a comic. There is no nuance to be found in threatening a woman with rape for anything.

The idea that comics or fandom could be, in anyway, under threat by the presence of women who love these stories, these characters, for whatever reason, however they’ve come to it, is to me absurd. 

Also, you are in no danger of ending up in the Asshole Bag™. The Asshole Bag has very specific requirements for entry, and you, simply by being articulate, honest, and willing to own your words, are disqualified from placement in the Asshole Bag™.

23
Apr

Gratitude 

This is me saying thank you to the many (so many!) of you who have sent such lovely notes, shared your thoughts, pointed out articles, books, stats, since I posted the Contents Under Pressure entry. I would thank each of you personally, reblog all of your notes, but I fear there isn’t the time right now.

But it’s important to me that all of you know I have read what you sent, and I appreciate it. I appreciate it very, very much.

Thank you.

23
Apr
As a woman who helps run a comic shop, and therefore frequently deals with the "ugly side" of the industry (and the world), I just wanted to say thank you.
— Anonymous

You are very, very welcome.

23
Apr
That "I've got a daughter" bit (and it is always a daughter) is just a liberals' version of "Won't someone think of the children?"
— Anonymous

From your pejorative use of “liberal,” I’m going to presume you’re a self-described “conservative.” That puts you on some very shaky ground, considering how many self-proclaimed conservatives use “protecting our children” for any number of draconian, even cruel, pieces of legislation.

You betray a remarkable, and incredible, selfishness in just one sentence. As if to say caring for our children is, in some way, a weakness. As if to say caring for our children is, in some way, wrong. As if it is not every parents’ duty to do just that.

Moreover, you’re willfully misreading what I wrote. I talked of my daughter, yes. And of my colleagues. My friends. My wife. My peers. My fans. I spoke to men and women alike.

Yet another coward who is afraid to sign his name.

All you do is prove me right.

23
Apr

imagecomics:

Here are a selection of covers for releases in store 4/23/14. Which are you picking up?