Joan Jett’s jacket. Notice the pins.
"keep abortion legal"
"If she says no, it’s rape"
"Pro fucking choice"
This jacket is from about thirty years ago. These issues were big then. Thirty years later, these issues are still present. I was amazed to find these pins on the jacket, and realize this, because I would have thought, back then, if I was alive, that those issues would be solved by NOW.
But they aren’t. Joan Jett knew what was up.
Why can’t we take a minute and soak in her “bad reputation” and think about how in thirty years, abortion and rape culture STILL are huge issues.
Photos courtesy of EMP museum in Seattle, Washington.
I want that jacket and those pins so bad.
image by thumbcramps:
Okay … I’m going to get a little personal here so bear with me. I am overweight. I weigh 160 pounds and I’m 5’2” So I’m pudgy.
This bothers me as a gamer and as an all around geek because I have always wanted to cosplay. However, due to what you see in this comic I’m too scared too cosplay.
I’m too fat to actually look like the characters that I like. I can’t be Commander Shepard. I can’t be Lara Croft.Or Zoe Washburn. I can’t be Dovahkiin. Or Alyx Vance. I’m too fat.
Maybe it’s geek culture’s fault, for not being supportive and tearing down people with weight problems, especially women. Maybe it’s Americas culture of fat shaming. Could it be the fault of the people that make our games and comic books? The people that expose us to unrealistic levels of beauty, and tell us to expect all women to look like that.
All I know is that none of the women I listed above would put up with this shit.
This is one of the few things that make me ashamed to be a geek. This makes me ashamed to love the things I love. So lets fix it.