Carol and Daryl on their way to get Beth back
Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014
Both by Dan Bagan
Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.
Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”
Then she teamed up with Steinem to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.
These are women are who I always wanted to be.
Let’s not forget that these ladies are STILL out there grinding on the front lines for feminism.
dat practical armor
I love every aspect of this.
NO you guys don’t understand, the entire book is like this. They tried to cram in all sorts of representation of different races and the art is gorgeous and it’s GREAT! The picture for a spellcaster is a female human who is wearing BAGGY, NON-SEXUALIZED CLOTHING AND NO MAKEUP because she’s in a dungeon, she doesn’t have time to do her hair cmon.
D&D forever in my heart <3
I should also point out that the team at Wizards working with Magic the gathering is doing amazing as well. In their previous set, Theros, the main character was a woman with practical armor, a well developed story and amazing god-slaying-powers.
Also, Khans of Tarkir, their latest set, features 3 female Khans out of 5, none of them being sexualized.
During the Khans of Tarkir worldbuilding panel they also stated that this was a conscious decision because of they feel that women are misinterpreted in fantasy. Seriously, this is why I love wizards.
Do you accept Kuvira as your lord and savior?
If not, YOU’LL BE CRUSHED.
Kuvira LOK still paint over. She looks a bit like Zelda Williams.
This. Is. AWESOME!
And yah, the producers and I had a laugh about how similar we looked when I came in and read in person for the first time. I hadn’t seen the character art until then! My mom even has a beauty mark on her cheek in a similar spot :)
This image is one of the most powerful pro-choice images I’ve ever seen. When I saw it in the newspaper I immediately cut it out and hung it on my wall.
This is not my image. I’m using it with permission from Arthur Newspaper.
The sad part is a lot of people don’t even understand what the hanger represents. Awful.
abortions will always occur, let’s make them as safe as possible.
female character challenge ★ a female character you relate to
You’re Annie. You like puzzles and little monsters on your pencils and some guy named Mark Ruffalo. You’re a fierce competitor and a sore loser and you expect everybody to be better than who they are and you expect yourself to be better than everyone… which is cool.
the official legend of korra videogame gets released approx. 15 hours from now (on steam)
It starts the way every cliche starts.
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