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Comic-Con and Female Comic Fans

My sister linked me to some articles which I thought NoScans_Daily would find Very Interesting (And by that I mean be rather insulted and maybe spur some interesting discussion about women in the comic community).

The first article is from The Beat the second is from io9. They're both about two things:

The first, a promotional contest for District 9. The prize is a journalist assignment and a free trip to Comic Con. The catch? The contest is open only to males. They eventually made a second contest for female participants after we rightly asked, "What the hell?"

The second issue was a guide for the Comic Con: a Girl's Guide to Comic Con. It seems to imply that any women coming to comic con was in if for teh hotz guys and vampires, and maybe some Role Models.

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spam_27
Jun. 18th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Eh. I'm a girl and I'm going. I'll probably be scared out of my shit because it'll be the first time and I get star struck by anything.

But I am going with 2 Twilight fangirls, one Transformers fanboy and his Joss Whedon loving mother. So I can see where they get their information. The mom and girls have gone before for their respective fandoms and ONLY their respective fandoms.

Although I'll admit I saw Johnny Depp and squeed inside.

I just want to stare at all the comic writers and artists I love, maybe buy some things from a few. I really didn't realize that more went on at Comic-Con other than comics.

But really, It doesn't bother me. (Maybe since I got my ticket for Christmas.) Just glancing at the movie info it looks like most of the characters are male so maybe they were trying to connect to that. It's funny how people now-a-days don't think ahead at the kind of backlash they will get for things that they don't see as wrong. Especially since so many are so quick to give it.

I love Racism and Sexism blogs they make me lol. Maybe I'm just too apathetic to be a woman.
mullon
Jun. 18th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a scam to me.
xanykaos
Jun. 18th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
I...errr... I.....

This can't be real. Sweet pants this can't be real.
parsimonia
Jun. 18th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
There's some speculation that it's part of the intended "hype" for District 9, because they have these posters that say "only humans allowed" or somesuch. But it's still a pretty crappy thing to do.
tavella
Jun. 18th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
I suspect that imputes more brainpower than is likely for movie marketers. It's more that they only really care about the 15-25 male audience and see marketing to anyone else as a waste of money. Note the 18-24 age range requirement.

greenmask
Jun. 18th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Oh excuse me what, OFFERING TO DO LAUNDRY??

The "wonderful sappiness" of the (trailer for The) Notebook made me decide not to watch the movie. The possibility that I might only be interested in a murder mystery (a murder mystery. My love for those in in my CV) because of a ..hunky accent.. that it says girls love Alice in Wonderland and Johnny Depp but completely miss the lulzy lulzy stereotypes about girls who love Tim Burton. The fact that it's all "yay hot boyzzz" and doesn't even remember lesbians or bisexuals when it gets to Angelina Jolie. And so much more. Graaaaauughh. I can't even get properly mad, it's such vanilla misogyny.

Just gently fuck off, sexist lazy journalists.

On the upside, now I know that there's a werewolf movie coming out sometime soon. Ace! And Where The Wild Things Are??? *o*


stubbleupdate
Jun. 18th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
In the nicest possible sense, I think you've missed the point about doing laundry.

He has washboard abs. Washboards are used to doing laundry. It's not about women's domestic duties, or otherwise (though I do see the association)

It's like having an ass that you could crack walnuts in; it doesn't make you a squirrel or other rodent, it means that he has a hard ass.
greenmask
Jun. 18th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
No I get that. There's just too much available context there for it to sit well.
spam_27
Jun. 18th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
How about we make him do our laundry on his abs?
cleome45
Jun. 18th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
I'd rather see him in a Zydeco band, playing his own abs in time to the squeezebox and the fiddle.
greenmask
Jun. 19th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
That would be FANTASTIC.

The squeezeboz could be fixed up to respond to bicep curls! I am sure you can imagine where the fiddle might be placed.
greenmask
Jun. 19th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
*box. auh.
volksjager
Jun. 18th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, seem some people still want wonderwoman to be the secretary of the JLA. Grief some boys just don't get out much...
stubbleupdate
Jun. 18th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
You have to explain that one to me.
volksjager
Jun. 18th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
(whoosh)
cleome45
Jun. 18th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
"Wonder Woman, take the meeting minutes. But first: How 'bout some coffee, Sweetie."
badficwriter
Jul. 5th, 2009 09:51 am (UTC)
Golden Age Wonder Woman kept the minutes for the Justice Society of America.
bluejaybirdie
Jun. 18th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
*facepalm*
Oyyyyyy. As a teenaged female aspiring journalist who loves comics, I find that District 9 contest too insulting for words.
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