Liam & Louis (05.04.13)
We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.
I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street."
Writer Matt Fraction on his role on expanding the profile of female characters in the Marvel Universe. (via goodmanw)
56 days left until voting. Here is a snapshot of who actually votes in elections.
As someone who has voted in every primary and general election that she’s been eligible to vote in, I have very little patience for people who don’t bother to vote and even less for those who don’t vote and then complain about the government/politics.
GO VOTE PEOPLE
If you were eligible to vote, didn’t, and then complain about the outcome of the election, then god, Jed, I don’t even want to know you.
Do you ever get to a part of the book where you get so angry with the main character because he just did something you specifically asked him not to do and now you’re going to have to sit there and watch as he tries to deal with all of the problems that his mistake brought about when, if he had just listened to you in the first place, it would have all been fine?