July 30, 2014

Feminists invade comicbook conventions

I scanned through an article at Philly.com last week about this, but this one via Insty is better. A "group" known as Geeks for CONsent invaded the big San Diego Comicon last week

... object to what they regard as blatant objectification — scantily clad women were still used as decoration for some presentations, and costumed women were described as “vaguely slutty” by panel moderator Craig Ferguson.

The group claims "groping, cat-calling and other forms of sexual harassment" are prevalent at events like cons. Three points: 1) The claim that groping is a big problem appears ludicrous on its face. We're talking about geeks here, for cripe's sake -- guys that can't muster the nerve to even talk to a girl let alone grope one. I'm not saying incidents haven't happened, but given the penchant for "feminists" to label virtually anything as objectionable, let's just say be wary of taking that claim at face value.

To be clear, groping certainly is way over the line.

2) Really? You're pissed off about cat-calling? Then here's a clue: Don't dress up like comicbook characters. If you put on a Wonder Woman costume, or Power Girl costume, or an Emma Frost outfit, then don't be f***ing surprised if some dudes whistle, howl, or make a remark like "Hey, baby!" (That is, if you got the chops, so to speak.) Because here's a clue (and it's amazing this even needs to be said given these chicks are supposedly comicbook readers): Women in comicbooks dress provocatively. Again, look at Power Girl, for heaven's sake.

And spare us all the "It shouldn't matter how I dress" garbage. If a well-muscled, good-lookin' dude comes dressed as Superman or Thor, don't tell me girls at the con wouldn't be similarly "cat-calling." It's called sexual attraction, Ms. Feminist. Humans are hard-wired for this sort of thing, whether you like it or not.

3) What are these "other forms of sexual harassment?" Again, as noted above, feminists object to virtually anything, the wackiest ones even claiming all sex is "rape." As such, feminists should be allowed no ambiguity with remarks like "other forms ..." After all, a feminist could have a seizure if she saw the word "sex" written on someone's notepad.

Lo and behold, way down in the article, we get to the Geeks' real motivation:

She and her colleagues developed a comic book on the subject in hopes of engaging middle- and high-school students, which is what brought them to Comic-Con.

A-ha.

Best comments about the article:

  • I wore a bikini in public and the nerds looked at me. Oh the humanity.
  • Shave more, eat less, get looks.
  • It's not harassment. It's just a couple of ugly girls upset at guys looking at cute girls.
  • Nine Coronas at a minimum.
  • Feminists just want to make absolutely, positively certain that everybody else is having as much fun as they are.
  • Don't want the attention? Don't dress in a costume. It is not required as far as I know.

I'll add one, if you'll pardon the cliché: Get a life.

Posted by Hube at July 30, 2014 10:13 AM | TrackBack

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Yeesh. The idiocy of these radical feminists knows no bounds. Clowns like them are the big reason why I wouldn't want to go to something like Comic-Con; it's become yet another political convention instead of a pop culture convention.

And like you said, humans are wired for sexual attraction and I've always found it more than a little hypocritical that it's considered "sexist" when guys whistle at hot women but if women do the same with guys it's considered perfectly acceptable. I've never understood that.

These people need to get a life, and get some serious help.

Posted by: Carl at July 30, 2014 01:54 PM

The comments about how someone dresses always riles me up. You are judged by how you dress every. single. day. There's a reason some clothes are for work and others for the beach. Go shopping in a suit and tie sometime. Then go shopping in a football jersey, flip flops and cargo shorts. See how differently people treat you. You command much more respect in a suit. Especially these days when adults dress like flood victims. Dress however you want but know that you're sending a message with what you wear, like it or not.

You want to be left alone and dress however you want without comment or stares? Have your own con and invite only people you know. Women only, whatever. Just start your own thing.

Posted by: Duffy at July 30, 2014 02:29 PM

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