It's not the first instance of harassment within the fandom.
Following the news of Zuke's leaving Twitter, other creators have taken to Twitter to re-assess whether it's even worth it for them to be accessible via social media or if they should step away--and honestly, it would be tough to fault them for that. Zuke's harassment is an unfortunate result of the ugliness of fandom--and a reminder that everyone we tweet at on the internet is a person, a human being, on the other side.Read More
As they are in most places, women tend to be marginalized in the art world. In an attempt to offset the effects of that, London's famed Saatchi Gallery is hosting an art show this month featuring all-female artists.Read More
"We’re all constantly bombarded by images, but a lot of them don’t reflect the normal person or girl."
To some, selfies (like many things that are predominantly enjoyed by women) are frivolous, superficial, and self-absorbed. However, there's another side to selfies. Artist Petra Collins sees them as a way for women to take ownership of how they're perceived by others, and how they see themselves.Read More
"I was so sick of hiding and exhausted from keeping myself a secret, I felt crushed by it."
As I'm sure you all have noticed, we here at The Mary Sue have been loving the Jem and the Holograms comic from IDW. Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell have created an awesome re-imagining of an 80s classic that is both true to the spirit of the original while also adding new elements in wonderful ways. Recently Campbell did an interview with The Advocate about her work on Jem, as well as about how coming out as a trans woman back in March has affected her work in comics.Read More
Oh, silly me, I didn't realize men could only paint Madonnas!
I expected this video to awe me with the evolving ways in which women have been depicted in classical art, but to my admittedly very untrained eye, not much seems to have changed over half a millennium. As Jezebel points out, it's just pretty white woman after pretty white woman here—aside from forehead proportions, not much seems to have changed.Read More