raptorific:

A new test for character design: “The Babs and Kara Test.” Your characters only pass if the audience could still tell them apart if they were wearing identical bathrobes and had their hair completely wrapped up in towels

Named for the time DCAU had Batgirl and Supergirl hang out in bathrobes with their hair up in a towel and needed to make sure their hair was slightly visible so the audience could tell which was which:

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leseanthomas:

femininitythefword:

Actor and feminist, Terry Crews, sheds light on the whole “man up” ideology that young boys are taught in early stages of life. Boys should not play with certain toys that aren’t Tonka Trucks or G.I. Joe’s. Boys should never cry because that is what girls do. Boys should not… blah, blah, blah. 

When boys are taught to “man up,” society compares weakness with femininity, and sometimes just being a female is considered weakness, How many times have you heard “Don’t be a pussy” come out the mouths of teenage boys and grown men? Society associates having a “pussy” with weakness. Women are emotional and fragile creatures in a male dominant society and in order for this dominance to remain, men must act like a “man.” A “man” within societal standards is strong, emotionless, intelligent, and aggressive (not necessarily violent, but aggressive in terms of determination and work ethic). To be a “man” society forces men and young boys to suppress what makes them human: emotions, feelings, compassion.

As Terry Crews points out in this interview with Larry King, within the African American community, men are pressured to act a certain way by society. There is a stigma that surrounds African American men, the media portrays them as aggressive, violent, and generally what society expects from a “man.” Men are told to “not be so sensitive” and “don’t be such a girl” when it comes to issues that involve their emotions and feelings. If someone is offended they have every damn right to be upset, sensitivity is not solely for women, sensitivity and feeling are what make you human. Being “feminine,” “sensitive,” or a “girl” does not make you weak. It makes you human.

Truth. That’s the neighborhood. And it’s an extremely exhausting way to live.

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applejackismyhomegirl:

youngblackandvegan:

do not date when you’re starving

where you’re hungrily looking for anything to fill you up

you should date when you’re full and feeling good

and

the person that you date is not the only thing sustaining you

after you have eaten your fill, the person you date should be the desert

the food that you don’t need, but when you eat it, it’s the perfect part of your meal

Er this also applies to going to the grocery store

kevinwada:

I am SO happy to finally get to debut this piece.  I made it for APE 2012 and wanted it to be a show exclusive.  But now, the show’s over so here it is.  If you can’t tell who or what this is of, give it a second.  Think.  Percolate.  Ruminate.  It’s SAILOR MOON!!!  Well, it’s the Sailor Scouts, but I named it for the tv show.  I won’t deny that I watched this show (hardcore) during my childhood, and drew these girls nonstop.  All my little girlfriends in the third grade and I would discuss episodes and draw little anime people.  Cute, right?
I wanted to grunge up the girls a bit.  The show is very saccharine and sweet and playful - which is fantastic, but as with anything I do, I have to add something else.  Reinterpret things, make it mine.  Not that reinterpreting this series is new, it’s been done to death.  I always had a soft spot for Mars and Jupiter: one being super bitchy and hot headed, and the other being really athletic and hardcore.  Both of them were far from boring, and you can see why I featured them so prominently (Mars may be my favorite in this piece).  I only watched the series before the additions of other scouts, so I’m not as familiar with them.  Either way I hope you enjoy the piece.  It was a big hit at the con.  It will be going up on my store in two sizes within the week :).

kevinwada:

I am SO happy to finally get to debut this piece.  I made it for APE 2012 and wanted it to be a show exclusive.  But now, the show’s over so here it is.  If you can’t tell who or what this is of, give it a second.  Think.  Percolate.  Ruminate.  It’s SAILOR MOON!!!  Well, it’s the Sailor Scouts, but I named it for the tv show.  I won’t deny that I watched this show (hardcore) during my childhood, and drew these girls nonstop.  All my little girlfriends in the third grade and I would discuss episodes and draw little anime people.  Cute, right?

I wanted to grunge up the girls a bit.  The show is very saccharine and sweet and playful - which is fantastic, but as with anything I do, I have to add something else.  Reinterpret things, make it mine.  Not that reinterpreting this series is new, it’s been done to death.  I always had a soft spot for Mars and Jupiter: one being super bitchy and hot headed, and the other being really athletic and hardcore.  Both of them were far from boring, and you can see why I featured them so prominently (Mars may be my favorite in this piece).  I only watched the series before the additions of other scouts, so I’m not as familiar with them.  Either way I hope you enjoy the piece.  It was a big hit at the con.  It will be going up on my store in two sizes within the week :).