I read this stuff all the time, just in passing as it comes across my transom, and generally, it’s so off-the-mark, I don’t pay attention, but I just read a thing about how I should ‘stop talking about feminism all the time.’
Guyguy, seriously, now.
Do you think we actually WANT to carry this tag around every day? Do you think we all WANT to be seen as outsiders all the time?
We didn’t make that happen. That was not our choice. That was the gameboard we were all given and there are a lot of people of all genders trying to fix that, or at least adjust it so that we all can play. I am doing fine. But there’s a lot of people who still feel excluded.
And believe me, most of us will be delighted when we can set the extra burden down and not really have to think about it or bring it up anymore, because it’s a moot issue.
But we’re still a ways from that, right?
I am dealing with it the best way I know how, as are most of the women in comics I know, and I believe it’s made some difference. I believe things are getting better.
We’re just not THERE, yet.