Tony Porter: A Call To Men
"Tony is the original visionary and co-founder behind A CALL TO MEN: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. He is the author of "Well Meaning Men...Breaking Out of the Man Box - Ending Violence Against Women" and the visionary for the book, NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters.
Tony's message of accountability is welcome and supported by many grassroots and established organizations. He’s currently working with numerous domestic and sexual violence programs, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, colleges and universities around the country. He has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Tony is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department having worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom and Brazil. In addition, he has been a guest presenter for the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and has been a script consultant for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." - (x)
Jon Stewart and Jessica Williams discussed catcalling on last night’s Daily Show. Click here to watch.
If you are okay with the word “breeder”
…you probably don’t know how it is used or its history.
I know a lot of people think it just means straight people and it’s a harmless jab at the privileged but it is not.
It is a biphobic, cissexist, racist and generally awful term.
As you can see “breeders” was chanted at bisexuals during London Pride this year and this is not an isolated incident, this is a regular experience at Pride around the world for many bisexuals. It is not only equating them as straight people (since this insult is used against straight people too) but also hypersexualises them for being “good breeders”, there’s the biphobia.
As the comic demonstrates this is especially hard for people who for whatever reason cannot have children, having problems “breeding”, this includes people who have misscarried, people who have recovered from illnesses where their reproductive parts have had to be removed, trans people who have undergone gender ressignment surgery and intersex people. It is essentially stripping people down to their reproductive capabilities and genitals, there’s your cissexism.
The word also has a very racist history, during the slave era “breeder” was often used to refer to black women who were designated for breeding new slaves and even now “welfare breeder” is used as a derogatory term to refer to, primarily, black single mothers. When this word is aimed at poc, especially black and latina women, it brings up a reminder of racism and being stripped of their autonomy to become livestock, there’s your racism.
It can also be very misogynistic when it is aimed at women since reducing women to reproductive value in general is a core value of misogyny.
Seriously don’t use this word, it sucks, it hurts people, let it die.
The model featured in one of Burger King’s infamously suggestive ads for the BK Super Seven Incher has said the company used her image without her permission. In a statement, the woman said that she was publicly humiliated and calls for people to boycott.
i hope all those idiots feel uncomfortable. bioware is trying to do a good thing with representation.
Honestly. My only complaint with Ant-Man as it stands, is the lack of Janet. I wouldn’t mind an older Janet to go with Michael Douglas’ Hank. Because you’re right, using Scott works great for Ant-Man because it’s such a legacy title, you’ve got Hank, Janet, Scott, Cassie, Hope, Bill, Tom, Eric, Rita, Erik and hell, even Clint.
That’s what’s so unique about the title of Ant-Man (Goliath, Wasp, Yellowjacket) as compared to other heroes, is that it’s been used by so many. The only other hero who’s had as many bearers is Captain America.
I was 100% okay with ant-man untill lackk of Janet and the rumor fridging of her. :/
"An older Janet? What what? No one wants to see that! This isn’t some period piece, this is a superhero action movie, the leads have to be young and vibrant!”
To this hypothetical Marvel Film Producer (*cough*Kevin Feige*cough*), I would point him to RED's Victoria Winslow (portrayed by 65 year old Helen Mirren), and to Sky High's Jetstream (43 year old Kelly Preston).
Heck, Helen Mirren is about a year younger than Michael Douglas — can you imagine her as Janet?!
Remember all those people who were disappointed when the butt-kicking old British lady in CA:TWS turned out to be Natasha in disguise?
We’re totally ready for an older lady hero
y’all can mock tumblr social justice all you like but when I was a fangirl in the early 00s no one even batted an eye at a majorly female fanbase viciously hating on female characters. The Cho Changs and Kate Austens and Asuka Langleys of the world were openly despised, the Supernatural fandom made jokes and actively rooted for the few female characters that set foot on the show to be summarily dispatched, any given person was bound to say something like ‘female characters ruin EVERYTHING’ (everything being our gay ships, mostly) without anyone ever saying anything to the contrary.
now I’m not saying these things don’t happen anymore, they do, but they’re MUCH LESS FREQUENT and almost universally frowned upon by the majority of this site so if tumblr sj accomplished that - which it did - all I’m saying is, keep that in mind the next time you make one of your pissbaby posts complaining about how social discourse on tumblr is ‘toxic’ or whatnot
lmao 2 years ago not even the majority of marvel comics fans cared about the guardians of the galaxy and now I’m seeing reading lists popping up left and right and RYAN FUCKING SEACREST said “I am groot” on national radio but NO ONE WAS ASKING FOR A GOTG MOVIE BEFORE IT WAS ANNOUNCED
carol danvers has a rabid fanbase that has their own name and that creators are scared of when they show up at cons. you think iron man had something like the carol corps when they decided to give him a movie? YOU THINK ROCKET RACCOON OR GROOT HAD A FANBASE CLAMORING FOR THEM TO GET A MOVIE????
get the fuck outta here with this weak “no one knows female superheroes like they know marvel’s big three” like DUH marvel has spent 6 YEARS making sure everyone knows who captain america, iron man, and thor are by giving them their own movies. stop defending kevin feige’s weak slimy bullshit you soggy-assed milkbags
Quentin Tarantino, “The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing”
this is a weird documentary. they use the default pronoun “he” to refer to editors, yet time and again there’s creepy shit in there about the way male directors, with their massive egos, have used these “invisible” non-celebrated women collaborators for their own self-aggrandizement
also tarantino sounds like a fucking sexist prick here
esp. given the fact that women in Hollywood are simply not allowed the opportunities as a director that a white man like him received
they’re second-place little helpmeets who are disallowed from the big time
and they’ve got to ~nurture~ you without getting the kind of credit you get as a white male director
It’s double gross because the drop of editing quality in Django was SO DAMN OBVIOUS. Sally Menke was who defined that delicious postmodern visual handwriting for him (and it’s shameful I only learned that late in art school, after years of considering myself “a film buff”), and her passing is a great loss to the craft.
I didn’t know Sally Menke’s name or how much of the work attributed to The Great Tarantino is hers before tonight
it’s sickening how women’s artistic genius is erased
and Tarantino got exactly what he wanted: someone to “nurture” him and make him look good as an artist
and never be spoken of
never take any of the limelight from him
because fucking nobody cares about women and their achievements
and white male directors have been and continue to be the little feted monstergod babies of Hollywood
Film editing is one of those positions that women take because they can’t get hired as directors. Kind of like how women in the comics industry end up as colorists because noone wants them as the headline artist.
How many great directors have partnered consistently with female editors? A lot of them. Scorsese is a great example. Thelma Schoonmaker has edited every single one of his films since 1980, starting with Raging Bull. She is instrumental to his success. But is she a household name like Scorsese is? Of course not.
Imagine a world where she directed her own films, and what those films could have been like. I’m not saying all film editors wish they were directors or anything. But it’s no coincidence that the position most open to female moviemakers is the most unsung, and that’s part of why there are so few female directors today.