New York Comic Con: Post 2 — Boobs are OK, but not BOOBS

What is it that makes the display of the female body for consumption permissible, so long as nipples and pubic hair are not specifically shown? Why is it that women’s bodies can be sexual, so long as they’re never shown actually having sex? Why can’t we own our bodies and do what we want to with them, instead of having some artist or publisher or consumer tell us what’s ok? … Continue readingNew York Comic Con: Post 2 — Boobs are OK, but not BOOBS

I Went to New York Comic Con, and All I Got Were These Observations

I’d like to think this guy recognized me from my feminist blogging online persona, but something about his behavior makes me think he was just too much of a creep to enjoy taking permission-granted photos of cosplayers. I think he got a thrill out of taking unwitting, non-consensual photos of con attendees who weren’t in costume. Because that’s more of a thrill. I think I was one of them. I think I am creeped out. … Continue readingI Went to New York Comic Con, and All I Got Were These Observations

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