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beautilation:

At Comic Con today, I went as Black Cat. This is a shitty picture and there will be better ones of my whole costume coming up but I just want to say something. 
Black Cat’s costume has a fair amount of cleavage (conservative compared to many other female comic characters but a good amount as far as what I’ve ever shown). I guess I was not surprised to have a couple men ask to pose with me and then do some doofy “WHOA LOOK AT THOSE KNOCKERS” poses. I just make a really ugly face when I see they’re doing it. One guy with the social graces of a lemur said to me “I was this close to wearing that same outfit. My breasts are large and supple and I think it would have been nice.” Nope. Stop talking.
But aside from guys being doofy and awkward (but clearly not foul-intentioned), I did have my first truly skeezy experience at Comic Con today. 
And my first truly empowering moment as well.
This group of men from some kind of Stan Lee fan club blah blah internet video channel blah blah asked to interview with them on camera about Comic Con. I said well okay, sure. Camera is rolling. The “host” is a middle aged, rotund dude. It’s an all-male crew and lots of people (mostly guys) were beginning to crowd around. The following is the interview as burned in my mind. Keep in mind that I expected this to be about Comic Con in general.
Him: I’m here with…
Me: Mandy, aka Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat
Him: ..And she is HOT. Do you think I’m hot enough to pull that off?
Me: Uh, I’m not sure, I’ve never seen you in drag.
Him: I’ve got a great ass. Go on, spank me.
Me: (look at his large ass, popped up a mere inches away from me then look into the camera like are you kidding me . No thanks. I may hurt you, I’m a lot stronger than I look.
Him: Aw come on!
Me: No, seriously. Stop.
Him: Damn, alright! Well let me ask you an important question then…what is your cup size?
Me: (big talk show smile) That is actually none of your fucking business.
Him: Oh! I think that means to say she’s a C. 
Me: I actually have no breasts at all, what you see is just all of the fat from my midsection pulled up to my chest and carefully held in place with this corset. It’s really uncomfortable, I don’t know why I do it.
 Him: (to the male crowd) Aw, come on what do you guys think? C cup? 
—a few males start to shout out cup sizes as I stand there looking at this guy like this has to be a fucking joke, then look at the crowd and see that no amount of witty banter or fiestiness will stop making this whole thing fucking dumb. It was clearly a ploy to single out attractive cosplaying women to get them to talk sexual innuendos and flirt with this asshole and let him talk down to them simply because they were in costume and were attractive. Whether I’m in a skintight catsuit or not, I’m a fucking professional in everything I do and I don’t need to play nice for this idiot.
Me: This is not an interview, this is degrading. I’m done. (I walk away)
Him: (clearly dumbfounded and surprised) ..Come on, it’s all in good fun!
Me: Being degraded is fun? That was unprofessional and I hope that isn’t your day job because you can’t interview for shit, my man.
And the entire crew and the crowd were SILENT. NOTHING. SHOCK, HONEY. It felt like I was in a heated fog, full of rage and pride and I sashayed away feeling like the most badass motherfucker in the whole damn room. A slow build of applause would have been appropriate, but from the looks on people’s faces, they were just completely not expecting me to do what I just did. Because cons set attractive women cosplaying vixens to be open to crude male commentary and lecherous ogling, like our presence comes with subtitles that say “I represent your fantasy thus you may treat me like a fantasy and not a human in a costume”. And maybe that will always be how the majority of people see us. But that does not mean we have to put up with shit that crosses the line, it does not mean we owe them a fantasy, it does not mean we dress up to have guys drooling over us and letting us know that we turn them on. It is not all about your dicks, gentlemen. So I encourage cosplaying women everywhere to be blunt and vocal with their rights, their personal boundaries, and their comfort level at conventions. I actually encourage girls to be brashly shameless about these things, to not be afraid to speak up if you feel uncomfortable and to let the person doing it know that they are crossing the line. Don’t keep quiet because you’re scared of what they might say or think- because if you say nothing they will continue to see what they’re doing as OK. 

RUN AND TELL THAT



You got your slow clap here, girl. Rock on, badass.

    rosalarian:

    duessa:

    kittyropo:

    beautilation:

    At Comic Con today, I went as Black Cat. This is a shitty picture and there will be better ones of my whole costume coming up but I just want to say something. 

    Black Cat’s costume has a fair amount of cleavage (conservative compared to many other female comic characters but a good amount as far as what I’ve ever shown). I guess I was not surprised to have a couple men ask to pose with me and then do some doofy “WHOA LOOK AT THOSE KNOCKERS” poses. I just make a really ugly face when I see they’re doing it. One guy with the social graces of a lemur said to me “I was this close to wearing that same outfit. My breasts are large and supple and I think it would have been nice.” Nope. Stop talking.

    But aside from guys being doofy and awkward (but clearly not foul-intentioned), I did have my first truly skeezy experience at Comic Con today. 

    And my first truly empowering moment as well.

    This group of men from some kind of Stan Lee fan club blah blah internet video channel blah blah asked to interview with them on camera about Comic Con. I said well okay, sure. Camera is rolling. The “host” is a middle aged, rotund dude. It’s an all-male crew and lots of people (mostly guys) were beginning to crowd around. The following is the interview as burned in my mind. Keep in mind that I expected this to be about Comic Con in general.

    • Him: I’m here with…
    • Me: Mandy, aka Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat
    • Him: ..And she is HOT. Do you think I’m hot enough to pull that off?
    • Me: Uh, I’m not sure, I’ve never seen you in drag.
    • Him: I’ve got a great ass. Go on, spank me.
    • Me: (look at his large ass, popped up a mere inches away from me then look into the camera like are you kidding me . No thanks. I may hurt you, I’m a lot stronger than I look.
    • Him: Aw come on!
    • Me: No, seriously. Stop.
    • Him: Damn, alright! Well let me ask you an important question then…what is your cup size?
    • Me: (big talk show smile) That is actually none of your fucking business.
    • Him: Oh! I think that means to say she’s a C. 
    • Me: I actually have no breasts at all, what you see is just all of the fat from my midsection pulled up to my chest and carefully held in place with this corset. It’s really uncomfortable, I don’t know why I do it.
    •  Him: (to the male crowd) Aw, come on what do you guys think? C cup? 
    • —a few males start to shout out cup sizes as I stand there looking at this guy like this has to be a fucking joke, then look at the crowd and see that no amount of witty banter or fiestiness will stop making this whole thing fucking dumb. It was clearly a ploy to single out attractive cosplaying women to get them to talk sexual innuendos and flirt with this asshole and let him talk down to them simply because they were in costume and were attractive. Whether I’m in a skintight catsuit or not, I’m a fucking professional in everything I do and I don’t need to play nice for this idiot.
    • Me: This is not an interview, this is degrading. I’m done. (I walk away)
    • Him: (clearly dumbfounded and surprised) ..Come on, it’s all in good fun!
    • Me: Being degraded is fun? That was unprofessional and I hope that isn’t your day job because you can’t interview for shit, my man.

    And the entire crew and the crowd were SILENT. NOTHING. SHOCK, HONEY. It felt like I was in a heated fog, full of rage and pride and I sashayed away feeling like the most badass motherfucker in the whole damn room. A slow build of applause would have been appropriate, but from the looks on people’s faces, they were just completely not expecting me to do what I just did. Because cons set attractive women cosplaying vixens to be open to crude male commentary and lecherous ogling, like our presence comes with subtitles that say “I represent your fantasy thus you may treat me like a fantasy and not a human in a costume”. And maybe that will always be how the majority of people see us. But that does not mean we have to put up with shit that crosses the line, it does not mean we owe them a fantasy, it does not mean we dress up to have guys drooling over us and letting us know that we turn them on. It is not all about your dicks, gentlemen. So I encourage cosplaying women everywhere to be blunt and vocal with their rights, their personal boundaries, and their comfort level at conventions. I actually encourage girls to be brashly shameless about these things, to not be afraid to speak up if you feel uncomfortable and to let the person doing it know that they are crossing the line. Don’t keep quiet because you’re scared of what they might say or think- because if you say nothing they will continue to see what they’re doing as OK. 

    RUN AND TELL THAT

    You got your slow clap here, girl. Rock on, badass.

    (via robotsandfrippary)

    — 1 year ago with 92147 notes
    #reblog  #yes  #this  #badass  #sexism  #feminism  #cosplay  #douchebags  #this is why I dont do big comic cons anymore 
    thevenomousone:

Badass kite is badass. on Flickr.
This has GOT to be the greatest and most badass giant kite EVER. It was SO fucking amazing and well crafted. It’s so fucking surreal to think it is ALL made out of tissue paper.

    thevenomousone:

    Badass kite is badass. on Flickr.

    This has GOT to be the greatest and most badass giant kite EVER.

    It was SO fucking amazing and well crafted. It’s so fucking surreal to think it is ALL made out of tissue paper.

    — 2 years ago with 6 notes
    #photo  #badass  #kite  #mayan 

    bad-mojo:

    letstalkdecoupage:

    LA Weekly - Street Art: ‘Homo Riot’ Angers Homophobes and Empowers Gays with Righteous Art

    ​In the predominantly heterosexual world of street art — possibly the most important contemporary art movement of today — there are only a handful of artists in the world that consistently feature gay themes in their work, and only one is based in Los Angeles. He goes by the moniker “Homo Riot.”

    “I wanted to be like a terrorist,” said Homo Riot, who took his art to the streets in earnest days after anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 was passed in California in November, 2008. “I wanted to react that way. Just ‘Homo Riot’ is saying something.”

    Nearly three years later, Homo Riot is still pushing the envelope with defiant, politically charged art that riles homophobes and has been featured in two recent gallery shows in L.A. The other night, we rode with the artist in his Nissan SUV to watch him work.

    ​”We’re like everyone’s favorite punching bag,” said Homo Riot, referring to the gay community. “I want to keep people aware that we’re still out there. We’re not just on Glee and Bravo. And I want to make gay people feel empowered when they see my work on the street. I hope they feel a sense of pride.”

    G

    Bolded for emphasis.

    (via tarotwoman)

    — 2 years ago with 276 notes
    #badass  #awesome  #street art 
    thesecretrosegarden:

peace-is-cheaper:

We need to hear more stories like this in the news:
Julio Diaz has a daily routine. Every night, the 31-year-old social  worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early,  just so he can eat at his favorite diner.
But one night last month, as Diaz stepped off the No. 6 train and  onto a nearly empty platform, his evening took an unexpected turn.
He was walking toward the stairs when a teenage boy approached and pulled out a knife.
“He wants my money, so I just gave him my wallet and told him, ‘Here you go,’” Diaz says.
As the teen began to walk away, Diaz told him, “Hey, wait a minute.  You forgot something. If you’re going to be robbing people for the rest  of the night, you might as well take my coat to keep you warm.”
The would-be robber looked at his would-be victim, “like what’s going  on here?” Diaz says. “He asked me, ‘Why are you doing this?’”
Diaz replied: “If you’re willing to risk your freedom for a few  dollars, then I guess you must really need the money. I mean, all I  wanted to do was get dinner and if you really want to join me … hey,  you’re more than welcome.
“You know, I just felt maybe he really needs help,” Diaz says.
Diaz says he and the teen went into the diner and sat in a booth.
“The manager comes by, the dishwashers come by, the waiters come by  to say hi,” Diaz says. “The kid was like, ‘You know everybody here. Do  you own this place?’”
“No, I just eat here a lot,” Diaz says he told the teen. “He says, ‘But you’re even nice to the dishwasher.’”
Diaz replied, “Well, haven’t you been taught you should be nice to everybody?”
“Yea, but I didn’t think people actually behaved that way,” the teen said.
Diaz asked him what he wanted out of life. “He just had almost a sad face,” Diaz says.
The teen couldn’t answer Diaz — or he didn’t want to.
When the bill arrived, Diaz told the teen, “Look, I guess you’re  going to have to pay for this bill ‘cause you have my money and I can’t  pay for this. So if you give me my wallet back, I’ll gladly treat you.”
The teen “didn’t even think about it” and returned the wallet, Diaz  says. “I gave him $20 … I figure maybe it’ll help him. I don’t know.”
Diaz says he asked for something in return — the teen’s knife — “and he gave it to me.”
Afterward, when Diaz told his mother what happened, she said, “You’re  the type of kid that if someone asked you for the time, you gave them  your watch.”
“I figure, you know, if you treat people right, you can only  hope that they treat you right. It’s as simple as it gets in this  complicated world.”

I would like to give this guy a hug

|3

    thesecretrosegarden:

    peace-is-cheaper:

    We need to hear more stories like this in the news:

    Julio Diaz has a daily routine. Every night, the 31-year-old social worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner.

    But one night last month, as Diaz stepped off the No. 6 train and onto a nearly empty platform, his evening took an unexpected turn.

    He was walking toward the stairs when a teenage boy approached and pulled out a knife.

    “He wants my money, so I just gave him my wallet and told him, ‘Here you go,’” Diaz says.

    As the teen began to walk away, Diaz told him, “Hey, wait a minute. You forgot something. If you’re going to be robbing people for the rest of the night, you might as well take my coat to keep you warm.”

    The would-be robber looked at his would-be victim, “like what’s going on here?” Diaz says. “He asked me, ‘Why are you doing this?’”

    Diaz replied: “If you’re willing to risk your freedom for a few dollars, then I guess you must really need the money. I mean, all I wanted to do was get dinner and if you really want to join me … hey, you’re more than welcome.

    “You know, I just felt maybe he really needs help,” Diaz says.

    Diaz says he and the teen went into the diner and sat in a booth.

    “The manager comes by, the dishwashers come by, the waiters come by to say hi,” Diaz says. “The kid was like, ‘You know everybody here. Do you own this place?’”

    “No, I just eat here a lot,” Diaz says he told the teen. “He says, ‘But you’re even nice to the dishwasher.’”

    Diaz replied, “Well, haven’t you been taught you should be nice to everybody?”

    “Yea, but I didn’t think people actually behaved that way,” the teen said.

    Diaz asked him what he wanted out of life. “He just had almost a sad face,” Diaz says.

    The teen couldn’t answer Diaz — or he didn’t want to.

    When the bill arrived, Diaz told the teen, “Look, I guess you’re going to have to pay for this bill ‘cause you have my money and I can’t pay for this. So if you give me my wallet back, I’ll gladly treat you.”

    The teen “didn’t even think about it” and returned the wallet, Diaz says. “I gave him $20 … I figure maybe it’ll help him. I don’t know.”

    Diaz says he asked for something in return — the teen’s knife — “and he gave it to me.”

    Afterward, when Diaz told his mother what happened, she said, “You’re the type of kid that if someone asked you for the time, you gave them your watch.”

    “I figure, you know, if you treat people right, you can only hope that they treat you right. It’s as simple as it gets in this complicated world.”

    I would like to give this guy a hug

    |3

    (Source: girlthrualookingglass, via socialistexan)

    — 2 years ago with 195014 notes
    #this guy  #right here  #awesome  #badass 

    everqueer:

    Some jerk sent us two boxes of this awful book (SPOILER ALERT: George Washington - Patriot; George Soros - Pinhead) instead of anything soldiers at a remote outpost in Afghanistan might need, like, say, food or soap. Just burned the whole lot of them on my Commander’s orders. 

    (Source: , via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

    — 2 years ago with 4104 notes
    #epic  #awesome  #badass 
    comicbadassery:

Once again, do not fuck with Scrooge McDuck.

    comicbadassery:

    Once again, do not fuck with Scrooge McDuck.

    (via duckyeahducks)

    — 2 years ago with 1964 notes
    #scrooge-mcduck  #Badass  #Disney  #Comic 

    mageknight:

    OOO Gundams! Now they look awesome!

    i liek dis

    (Source: makaiknightgaro, via srgrgerg)

    — 2 years ago with 38 notes
    #mecha  #awesome  #badass