In response to my Ms. Male Character video someone made this clever image illustrating what “female as default” might look like. Because we live in a strongly male-identified society the idea of Pac-Woman as the “unmarked” default and Mr. Pac-Woman as the deviation “marked” with masculinizing gender signifiers feels strange and downright absurd. While Pac-man and the deviation Ms. Pac-Man seems completely normal in our current cultural context.
Superman Vol. 2, #21 (September 1988)
By John Byrne
"A lesson in vernacular. A group of tigers is called an ambush. A grouping of crows is called a murder. A group of guns is called an arsenal. A group of innocently slain civilians in a suburb is called a tragedy. A group of dead black boys is called Baltimore, A group of dead black boys is called a Thursday. A group of dead of black boys is called the cutting room floor from headline news.A group of dead black boys is called the hangman’s promise"- William Evans
I swear to Zeus this is the hardest shit I ever post!
This poem? This poem this? This is that Ric Flair right here
it gets all up in yo chest on some ip man I promise…
white people who get angry if you wear a batman shirt without reading the comics but think criticism of cultural appropriation is overreacting.