Have you ever noticed how good of an actress Jasmine is?
I’m so grateful Jasmine exists, she’s just *flails* everything I admired in heroines growing up.
Watch Wonder Woman exit the golden age, enter the post-war era…. and morph from an active, standing character to a seated, passive love object.
Her shift from active hero to a passive object of male interest coincides with the massive displacement of women from the work force after 1945. The last three comics reflect the renewal of cultural pressure for women to resume their domestic roles now that male soldiers were home from the war.
This montage inspiration comes from Daniel Amrhein and Dragon Con’s packed Monday afternoon Feminism in Comics, featuring kellysue. The presentation looked at the ways Wonder Woman’s status as an icon for women has changed and evolved over the decades.
Afterwards, the DC comics track hosted this excellent panel on current trends in the comic industry. (Spoiler: they’re much better than this one.)
I was thinking about this the other day. My little sister is in a Miniature Horse Club at school, like literal real miniature horses that they take to competitions and stuff.
Pretty much all of the kids in that club are young girls. And it would be really easy to presume that they’re all there because they’re ‘horse crazy’ and shallow little girls going through a phase. We could all laugh at their obviously silly obsession with adorable animals.
But man, these girls work so hard for the club. They are on a roster to take care of the horses, which takes up hours both in school and out of school. Training the horses is a serious job and requires a /lot/ of patience. Competitions require sacrificing weekends, often getting up really early to get there on time and then waiting around for hours for their session. The club is divided into teams and team-leaders are expected to really lead their team, help every one out and report at the end of the semester on how their team is going.
I’m not gonna lie, the first time I heard of the club I laughed and pictured a bunch of giggly teeny-boppers cooing over how cute their ponies were. And yeah, they are mostly a bunch of teeny-boppers and yeah, they think the horses are adorable. But they are also dedicated, and patient, and clever and treat the club more seriously than a lot of adults treat their hobbies. It’s so easy to see stereotypes when really, to quote the OP, we should remember that these girls contain multitudes.
reblogging for awesome girls and horses and girls and horses together. laureninspace, stopmoving, kishmet, remember when we did our amazing fandomspotting episode about horses and we wound up talking about how the narrative of teen girls bonding with horses is one of the most empowering narratives we have in our culture? So much love. <3
Kamala Khan you’re my hero.
Can we just talk about how 1000 upvotes means Kamala is actually a BNF tho
You just can’t keep a good cosplay trend down.
These women were among our favorite cosplayers at Dragon Con this weekend.
It looks like not even the hilarious lawsuit threat from last year could keep the Marriott Carpet from becoming a D*C cosplay staple!
My one job as Dragon Con press this year was to bring you this photo of carpet cosplay bunnies. You’re very welcome.