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I Read Comics

Monday, April 30, 2007

Do you get it? Do you? Huh? Huh?

Censorship is when you decline to show something because you will get in trouble if you do. Sensitivity is when you decline to show something because it will make other people uncomfortable. Censorship keeps you thinking of yourself as a person, while sensitivity has you thinking of the other as a person.

Lisa Fortuner speaks the truth at Newsarama.

When women complain about the horribly misogynist portrayals of women in superhero comics, we are NOT asking for censorship. So stop saying that we are. I know it's really hard on the White Male Privilege to be sensitive to other people, but c'mon, give it a try.

3 Comments:

  • You know, for a post that seems to think that sensitivity and not offending people are good things, it's really insensitive and offensive.

    By Blogger Scott, at 12:12 PM  

  • If comics are sexist or whatever it maybe because it's all men who do them (pretty much)
    To redress the balance women shouldn't complain they should do comics themselves.

    By Blogger spleenal, at 3:24 PM  

  • Lies, spleenal! They should complain and/or do comics themselves.

    Why should men get a free pass at being sexist? Particularly when there are many male creators who manage just fine without putting women down or objectifying them all the time?

    By Blogger Karen, at 5:04 AM  

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