I'm a writer, a photographer, a big TV and book fan, and a bisexual atheist vegetarian from the south. This blog is mostly re-blogged TV (Supernatural, Doctor Who, Elementary, Young Justice, etc.), plus a dash of social justice and, whenever I get around to it, a piece or two of mine.
Sometimes I think I'm wise, but as soon as this thought pops into my head I realize I am not. One day I will stop thinking this thought, and I will truly be wise.
Imagine the uproar if these kinds of pictures were shown in magazines all the time. But nobody bats a fucking eyelid when we do it to women. Everyone (men (white men)) would be up in arms about ~misandry~ and hypersexualization, but do these dudebro MRAs care that women are subjected to this type of imagery /reversed/ in our own magazines on every second goddamn page? Didn’t think so.
THAT is why these images showing the reversal is important. Dudes will cry “you won’t get people to join your cause if you respond to degradation of your gender by degrading another gender” - no, fuck you. We are sick of the constant hypersexualization, and one photoset relieving us of our plight that makes you uncomfortable is NOTHING compared to what we deal with everyday.
That reminds me so much of the uproar Marina and the Diamonds’ video to “How to be a Heartbreaker” caused. They didn’t want to show the video on American TV, because it a) apparently contained homosexual pictures (oh my God, guys showering in bathing trunks! TOGETHER!) and b) objectified men. It’s really funny how flipping the whole scantily clad women surrounding a guy around makes the audience feel awkward. And with funny I mean sexist and outrageous.
The first official collaboration between Yuko Ota and myself. I made the mistake of sitting her in front of my computer last night to doodle and she started drawing this amazingly trashy romance cover. Instead of moving on with our lives, however, together we put together this picture. I apologize to all of humanity for it.
Most of the line art is Yuko and most of the colors are mine. Also, the contorted spine is very much intentional.