tamorapierce

kambole asked:

Do you have a favourite change that you have made to a long standing character in comics? I've been reading your run on Daredevil recently...

brianmichaelbendis answered:

i liked when i ruined scarlet witch for everyone :)

tamorapierce:

ouyangdan:

Even if you’re joking, it’s not funny.

Because it’s not like women are constantly abused and punished in narratives all the time. Especially women who are deemed softer and more maternal. Especially not powerful women.

Oh, wait.

You essentially took an Avengers staple, arguably the most powerful mutant in existence, and made her unstable. You wiped her memory and toyed with her autonomy. You toyed with mental illness tropes in a harmful way. You did nothing original with mental illness, including showing mentally ill persons as dangerous and unsafe for society, except, you know, as being victims of violence, which statistically is far, far, more likely to happen.

So, yeah, keep joking. You’re hilarious. And the more you speak about things like this the more respect I lose for you.

Don’t forget, this is the man in charge of Marvel.

puffle-huff

wittyandcharming:

muchadoabouttruffles:

Okay, just hear me out for a second.

Muggleborn kid with a talent for magic. Not real magic. Like, sleight of hand magic. And then a prefect catches them doing something like making a ball appear to vanish or whatever, and just loses their shit because this 11 year old kid has utterly mastered Vanishing Spells and what the hell how is that even possible.

tamorapierce
At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?

Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings

#yesallwomen have a right to an education without fashion policing by sexist administrators

(via meetingsinthedesert)

^ this, tho… the message in these ridiculous dress codes remains “boys deserve an undistracted education, and you-GIRL-are a distraction… and your education comes second. You should be grateful, anyway… it’s really more than you deserve.” and i actually am not going to repeat how it reinforces rape culture because really, i’m just so damn tired of the messages we send young women about being nothing more than an accesory in a man’s life… fuck that. and fuck awful myopic dress codes… (via ginandbird)

This parent is right.  The school is sending a message that girls’ clothes are supposed to distract boys; that boys can use them as an excuse, that girls when assaulted should blame themselves because they must have worn the wrong thing, because their clothes made them unfit to mingle with their peers.  Have I got that right? (rhetorical)

lielabell

it-grrl:

princess-slay-ya:

My most popular post has received a lot of arguments lately, so I figured I’d respond to the most common points people bring up.

Sources:

Carrie Fisher on her costumes 

what supermodels wear in hell

 on Padme’s wardrobe 

to get a general gist of Queen Jamillia’s and Oola’s screen time, here are the scripts for Attack of the Clones (Jamillia is in 359 word scene) and Return of the Jedi (Oola is in scenes that add up to 275 words)

Star Wars Bechedel Test results  here

We are old enough to know we deserve more.

mydrunkkitchen
edwardspoonhands:

pleatedjeans:

via

Yuuuup.
I love it how fifty year olds are like “BOTTLED WATER IS SO EVIL! It’s SUCH A WASTE OF PLASTIC!” However, if you place mountains of sugar that was acquired through industrial farming and some psychotropic compounds into the water and make it into liquid candy they’re like “THIS IS AN EXCELLENT USE OF PLASTIC AND YOU SHOULD POUR THIS STUFF INTO YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN!”
There is definitely a fourth category here though…people realizing that things that their parents think are great and acceptable are in fact terrible (examples…coal…and homophobia.)

edwardspoonhands:

pleatedjeans:

via

Yuuuup.

I love it how fifty year olds are like “BOTTLED WATER IS SO EVIL! It’s SUCH A WASTE OF PLASTIC!” However, if you place mountains of sugar that was acquired through industrial farming and some psychotropic compounds into the water and make it into liquid candy they’re like “THIS IS AN EXCELLENT USE OF PLASTIC AND YOU SHOULD POUR THIS STUFF INTO YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN!”

There is definitely a fourth category here though…people realizing that things that their parents think are great and acceptable are in fact terrible (examples…coal…and homophobia.)