Fandom misogyny is REAL MISOGYNY. If you can't have sympathy with women in media then when?
Submit links, found posts, memes, meta posts or metacommentary. My profile pic is just SOME of the women who get disproportionate amounts of hate.
I was thinking yesterday about fandom gatekeepers and straight white fanboys with chips on their shoulders and how much they suck, and while as female fans it’s immensely satisfying to lay the smack down with proof of our nerd cred, I think it’s important to also emphasise that it’s okay to be a ‘casual fan.’
It’s okay to have only seen the Marvel movies and not read the comics. It’s okay to have not seen every single episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It’s okay to not have memorised entire scenes worth of dialogue from Star Wars. It’s okay to not know every single detail from 50+ years worth of Captain America continuity.
It’s okay to make mistakes, and it’s okay to ask questions, and it’s okay to walk into a comics store after having seen a cool superhero movie and not know where to start (and by the way, older fans, screaming ‘just google it!’ at a new fan when a new fan asks a basic question is a) rude, b) not actually helpful considering the state of a lot of wikipedia entries).
Everyone was a new fan once. Just because someone is newer to a fandom than you are doesn’t mean they’re less worthy of being treated with respect and courtesy. It’s a fucking fandom, not the Free Masons.
Serious question: Has mainstream feminism ever lauded Shonda Rhimes as a feminist icon the way they have Lena Dunham?
Because for real, Shonda has not one, not two, but THREE successful shows under her belt, is a working mother of three children, and often writes very strong female roles.
Am I missing something?
erson what they think of it, rather than an allistic person.
I know that some of the people I follow ARE autistic, but I don’t think they consider themselves an autistic blog, and I would hate to volunteer them to answer questions without knowing if they were comfortable with that.
BUT, I will publish this ask. If anyone knows any autistic blogs or is autistic and would like to answer questions, please let us know!
haha does anyone remember the ghetto version of Wizard Of Oz called “Wiz” and Michael Jackson played the scarecrow
While even its fans admit that it could have been a better movie, I don’t think the word “ghetto” applies in this case. Micheal Jackson was part of an all star cast in that film, including Diana Ross, Lena Horne, and Richard Pryor. It was an adaptation of a Broadway play that had won 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Not ghetto at all.
Things were so much simpler before women started stealing all of my favorite things from me. I don’t care what anyone says. Women aren’t and will never be true fans of Doctor Who, Star Trek or any of that. You jumped in because you wanted attention. You became “fans” because suddenly liking sci-fi shows and fantasy became popular. You only want guys to drool over you because you’re girls who “like” geeky stuff. Kindly go jump in a lake and die.
A woman organized the letter-writing campaign to NBC to save Star Trek when it was on the verge of being cancelled after the first season, and thus enabled the show to continue on for three seasons allowing it to go into syndication and gain the following it did in reruns.
A woman organized the first ever Star Trek convention, and convinced NASA to donate a truckload full of stuff for said convention thus starting the tradition of Star Trek conventions featuring space for modern science.
A woman greenlit Star Trek while acting at the head of a major studio, and consistently fought pressure to cancel the show. This same woman was the person who greenlit Mission Impossible and was the first woman to head a major studio.
A woman wrote many of the most famous TOS episodes, and went on to write on to write episodes of The Animated Series, The Next Generation, and Deep Space Nine.
Learn your history.
You think women stole your favorite things? If it weren’t for women, those things wouldn’t even exist, but you probably don’t even know the names of the women who made that possible.
So much for “infinite diversity in infinite combinations”…
Who is the fake now?
i’m just laughing so hard right now bc it’s hitting me that there are geek guys who think that women would actually pretend to like this stuff to cater to guys. like it never really occurred to me the depths of how absolutely fucking stupid that idea is. ”we appear to have common interests but you still don’t like me so that must mean we don’t actually have common interests and you are not a real fan”. oh my god i just can’t right now. i want to feel offended by the fact that there is an idiot out there trying to tell me what i can and cannot like but i’m just too busy laughing.
Also, a lot of the current fandom terminology we take for granted originated in the Star Trek fandom, specifically Star Trek fanfic. And who were the major driving force behind Star Trek fanfic? Women.
Earliest spec fic texts in the English-speaking Western world were written by Thomas More (Utopia), Lady Margaret Cavendish (the Blazing World), and Mary Shelley (Frankenstein). Note that there are two women among those names.
I am so sick of these Fake Geek Guys who don’t even understand the history of the fandom they claim to want to protect.
Yeah, it’s always guys like this who believe the myth of the ‘fake geek girl.’ Guys so inept at human communication that they must cling to the idea that girls are SO DESPERATE for his attention that they devote days of their lives and a ton of money to cosplay/attend cons/staff cons/read comics/play MTG/play video games.
There’s cheaper and easier ways to meet guys a hell of a lot better than this doofus. Assuming, of course, that you’re interested in meeting guys. So many of the geeks I know aren’t… Inclined in that direction.
Trek was saved by women. It was the fan conventions and the fan zines and the FANFIC AND FANART that convinced the studios to greenlight the movies. That convinced them to greenlight the series. Also, the original producer of Doctor Who was a woman as well. We have always been there. They just chose to believe our contributions were unimportant.
THE FACT THAT DOCTOR WHO WAS FIRST PRODUCED BY A FUCKING WOMAN IN THE FIRST PLACE!!! IT BEGAN WITH A WOMAN BEING IN CHARGE SO FUCK THE EVERLOVING FUCK OFF WITH YOUR SEXISM CUZ I AIN’T HERE FOR IT, FUCKTRUCKER