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Feminists fighting for justice and better world are constantly giving me stuff to write about.
This time they found misogyny and rape culture in a cover of comic about Batgirl and so #CHANGETHECOVER was created. Yes, I'm sure this is the right direction. Let me describe this cover to you. It shows us terrified Batgirl. She's so scared that she's about to cry. It's because behind her stands Joker with gun in his hand and he's painting bloody smile on her face with the other hand. That's what we see. But is there something more about it? Of course there is. As a comic fan I see connection with a cover of The Killing Joke - very important graphic novel created in 1988. This is one of those comic that changed how we look at comics today, especially those about superheroes. Without this graphic novel Tim Burton wouldn't create his movie about Batman and who knows, maybe superheroes would still be seen as they were in Batman from 1966.
Barbara Gordon, current Batgirl, has any reason to be afraid of Joker. Not just because it's, you know, Joker, one of the most dangerous psychopaths in comics, man who killed one of the Robins, a criminal that even Batman is afraid of. It's also because in The Killing Joke Barbara was shot through her spine, stripped and photographed by the Joker who wanted to make her father insane. These two characters share a story, and this is what this cover shows. It's a tribute to all those comics, events and characters made by an artist who drew that cover. This is what I see.
Of course since I'm white, cissexual, privileged, neckbearded, [space for your own SJW bullshit], male, raping, patriarch I don't know what this cover is about. It's rape, rape culture, violence against women and patriarchy. I mean, look at Joker, look how he's smiling and how white he is! Yes, it's all against women because none of the male heroes in comics were ever beaten, tortured, killed or raped.

You see, this is why those SJW people annoy me so much. They don't read those comics, they don't play those games, they don't know their history and they don't care. I'm not angry because "girl dared to show at boy's party", I hate those people because they are those who don't care about the party and came only to spoil it. They want to eat the cake and have it too. They demand more women in those stories, but don't you dare to treat them like male heroes, because this means sexism and promotes rape culture.
Whenever I hear about stuff like this I think about Comic Code Authority from 1954. An artist couldn't talk about drugs, sexual violence, alcoholism, domestic abuse or corrupted policemen. No, everybody were supposed to pretend those things don't exist and we live in happy realm of rainbow ponies.
  • Mood: Outraged
  • Listening to: radio
  • Reading: books about comics
  • Watching: pictures of foxes
  • Playing: Open TTD
  • Drinking: tea

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Rolnik-kun
Andrzej Aleksandrowicz
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Poland
Current Residence: Szczecin - Poland
Favourite genre of music: J-pop, metal, punk, rock
Favourite cartoon character: Totoro
Personal Quote: It's not good.
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Nafyo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isabella from AC: Thanks for the Fav by Nafyo  
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Oljum Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist
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W sumie to nie pamiętam, żeby u ciebie pojawił się komentarz/ komiks na "What's the fox say" więc przesyłam filmik na inspirację
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Rolnik-kun Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Widziałem to jakiś czas temu. Wyskoczyło mi przypadkiem gdy szukałem nagrań z okrzykami lisów, które robią coś w stylu "Whauufff!"
Obejrzałem raz i nie mam ochoty do tego wracać. Ot taka głupawa piosenka.
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Oljum Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist
Szkoda... najwyżej jak mi nie przejdzie chęć to narysuje Nataszę tańczącą do "What fox say" :p
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Rolnik-kun Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Jeśli taka twoja wola to proszę bardzo, rysuj. Choć w jej przypadku to lis mówi prawdopodobnie "zostaw tamtą małolatę"
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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KSapphire8989 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: Thank you so much for :+fav:ing. :) 
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Michal266 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Gościu, jesteś niesamowity! :D Przyjmujesz może requesty? :3
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Rolnik-kun Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Dięki :)
Od czasu do czasu mi się zdarza. Jeśli masz coś konkretnego na myśli to napisz, a ja się zastanowię. I z góry uprzedzam, że jeśli podejmę się rysowania to będzieszmusiał nieco poczekać zanim skończę.
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Michal266 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Kumam ;)
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