i think the thing i liked most about the old guard is that the female characters were allowed to exist and do their thing without the narrative framing of "she's kickass--and she's a ~giiiiiirl~"
it's the thing i also liked about rucka's run on batwoman, where the character was allowed to exist within a certain identity without that identity being presented as some kind of spectacle
this is, incidentally, something the batwoman tv show completely failed to do
"I also got a bad taste in my mouth from Twitter supporting kinds of speech that I don't particularly agree with, and I began to feel like putting my toys and art there was just adding value to the network. For a while I felt that the tradeoff was that the art I published there still enriched my life and the lives of my friends. At some point, though, I started to feel like the balance got out of whack, and I could do more good by putting my work on alternate networks and giving people a reason to get off Twitter. "
All cultural producers with some degree of audience and influence should really think about this: what structures do I validate by my presence? What and whose structures do I reinforce? What other places can I advantage?
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