zarabithia

zarabithia:

alltheladiesyouhate:

micheledesanta:

remember how they took the lesbian couple out of the gotg and conveniently left it with only one female member

but the tree and the raccoon could stay of course

Heather and Phyla are both bisexual

Ugh, thank you for this important correction. Your indignation at Marvel erasing queer couples becomes less valid if you can’t even get their sexuality correct, OP. 

Heather is most definitely bi, but Phyla has only ever been portrayed as lesbian as far as my reading goes. To me, though, that’s even better. I’m just not going to be great putting it in to words, because of my upset tonight, but I think it’s a beautiful thing to have a committed, healthy and loving relationship between a bi woman and lesbian.

alwaysalreadyangry

Anonymous asked:

whats the low down on ant man? /confused

alwaysalreadyangry answered:

oh man. oh man. right, so:

ant-man had been in production FOREVER when they finally announced paul rudd and michael douglas for scott and hank, respectively (at the end of last year i think). at this point it became apparent that it wouldn’t be about hank and janet, as i think people had thought it might be. but it was meant to be scott lang’s origin story, which involves a heist.

i, being an obsessive, had already worked this out from old interviews. but there was literally no reason that jan couldn’t still be present in the film. she doesn’t have to be tied to hank. they didn’t announce any women for the film at this point, either actor-wise or character-wise, although various actresses were rumoured (mostly rashida jones for jan, and later on evangeline lilly for just the single female role that there was no name attached to, oh sorry, what’s that, “female lead”). a bit later on they announced that patrick wilson had been cast in an unnamed role, and a handful of other actors were confirmed too.

then edgar wright walked, with whisperings about how marvel had rewritten the script and made it worse.

what does this mean?

i’m a big fan of scott (i really WANT to like this film!), and his origin story in the comics is about him trying to help his ill daughter. he needs to save a specialist doctor who’s been kidnapped, and the ant-man suit (disused at this point) is the best way he can think of doing that. he’s driven to theft from desperation. he’s not a super-genius (he’s smart but he’s not reed richards), he’s not super rich, he’s a guy trying to do what he can. interviews that have been given this week have made it apparent that they’ve kept the part of the plot where he fights darren cross (and he… presumably… he now tries to steal something from him? rather than saving a doctor who’s been kidnapped?) but they have removed:

  • scott stealing the ant-man suit (he now gets given it by hank, he becomes his protege)
  • cassie (his daughter) being his key motivator. she doesn’t appear to be in the film at all.
  • his entire… personality? this is what michael douglas said about the relationship between pym and lang: “I need help, I desperately need help. I need someone who’s a master thief, someone with a brilliant mind, and somebody who can pull off a really great heist.”

also, michael douglas has stated that jan is dead.

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I said way back when Ant-Man was announced that it could be Marvel’s first real cinematic dud, and it would have to work hard on that “ordinary single parent everyman” angle to capture any sort of warmth and charm.

The more I read about Ant-Man and Avengers: Age Of Ultron, the more I worry that the MCU has peaked in 2014 with CATWS & GOTG, and now it’s facing a steep decline - for all fans, but most especially for women and people of colour.

vejigante

aimlessme:

Wisconsin women’s hockey all-time leading scorer Hilary Knight poses nude for ESPN Body Issue

Knight: “There is this image of athletic women as small and petite — the yoga body type. Women in general, we tend to shrink ourselves and not have as much confidence as we should in presenting ourselves and our body types. It’s OK to be fit and healthy and comfortable within your body, whatever frame you have. Since gaining 15 pounds to be at the top of my sport [for the Olympics], I’ve tried to shatter the body image that muscular isn’t feminine.”

flatbear

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via coachk13)

YES THIS A THOUSAND TIMES THIS.

(via spanglemaker9)

zarabithia

kitsune-jade asked:

Wait, wait. Are people actually saying they are going to boycott Agent Carter because of the news about Jan? Of all the things to boycott, Agent FUCKING CARTER? Are people even thinking logically? How in the world would that make the Marvel execs rethink their decision. I mean how does Agent Carter directly affect what happened to Jan? Shouldn't people boycott or you know stop giving support to the project in which Jan should be in like Ant-Man or Avengers? What. Just. What?! (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

zarabithia answered:

Well, you have to remember that Marvel fandom loves nothing more than pitting women against each other, so the “I’M BOYCOTTING AGENT CARTER BECAUSE I’M NOT GETTING JAN” is actually a sequel in a long line of fail that also included these blockbusters: 

1. I’m Boycotting the Black Widow Solo Book Because It’s Not A Mockingbird Solo

2.  I’m Boycotting the Black Widow Solo Book Because Remender Fridged Sharon

3.  I’m Boycotting the Black Widow Solo Book Because Marvel Only Cares About Black Widow 

4. Carol Danvers Is the Only Female Character Who Deserves a Solo Movie

5. Carol Danvers Deserves a Solo Movie More Than Black Widow

6. Natasha Stole Sharon’s Role In CATWS

7 . Maria Hill Stole Sharon’s Role in CATWS

8. Jessica Drew and Natasha Have No Right To Be In Secret Avengers Because MOCKINGBIRD IS BETTER!!!!!!!!! 

9. Sif is More Important Than Jane Foster FOR FEMINISM

10. Jane Foster Is More Important Than Sif FOR FEMINISM.

So you know. Marvel Fandom: Pitting Women Against Each Other Since They Unfortunately Gained Access to the Internet. This particular failure is standard operating procedure. 

zarabithia

janesfoster:

look guys, I understand if you’re pissed about all the news we’ve gotten tonight. I am too. but for the love of god, do not boycott agent carter. that’s just going to show them that women can’t hold their own titles and it’s not going to help us get a black widow or captain marvel or any female titled movie. Idfc if agent carter is as bad or worse than agents of shield. u sit your butt down and watch that show every goddamn time it’s on. We’re being given an opportunity here and by the gods do not fuck it up

zarabithia

zarabithia:

Are people ACTUALLY stating that they are going to boycott Agent Carter because of the Jan news?

Gosh. What priorities.

I mean, the logical and reasonable thing to do would be to boycott AGE OF ULTRON or Ant Man OR ANY OF THE DUDE FILMS THAT YOU KEEP SUPPORTING WHEN YOU LOL ABOUT CHRIS EVANS GRABBING BOOBS

But yo, I guess that would actually require you to back up your rage in a logical way and not in a way that contributes to the idea that female heroes aren’t going to be successful in the eyes of Marvel. 

If you ever think the solution to a problem is “boycott the work with a female lead” or “boycott the work with a POC lead,” chances are good that you are fucking clueless. Yet people in Marvel fandom keep doing this shit. 

PS: Jan has been written out of the MCU for a long goddamn time. Where the fuck have you people been? Oh, that’s right. You’ve been enjoying Iron Man. Captain America. Thor. And the original film that write her out of the MCU so that you could look at Renner’s pretty arms and Tony Stark’s out of control ego. In fact, boycotting the Avengers: Age of Ultron makes perfect sense because Whedon actually was going to include her in the Avengers, but didn’t because he couldn’t take time away from The Story of Tony Stark’s Importance, and so now we are here. 

But lol, you boycott Agent Carter, you fucking asshole. 

I don’t know if you say it in the US, but here we’d say they were cutting off their nose just to spite their own face. I can’t believe that was people’s actual reaction.

Comics fandom, why must so many of you disappoint so often?

zarabithia

lady-alternate asked:

Cap 3 and Supes vs Bats were slated for a same day release. I don't know if that's changed.

zarabithia answered:

I believe that Cap 3 will probably be a better film and less full of ANGST

But … my current sexual orientation is Diana’s Movie Costume, so goddamn that will be a hard choice. 

zarabithia:

lady-alternate:

I can help.

DOUBLE MOVIE DAY!

See? I feex.

YES BUT I STILL HAVE TO PICK ONE OF THEM TO SEE FIRST.

Maybe the joined team of Sam and Steve can overcome my sexual attraction to Diana’s movie costume. maybe.

I find on the rare occasions I do double movie days that the cinema listings / show times do the choosing for me regards which one I see first.

But I’m totally with you on the dilemma. I think if Cap 3 confirms more Sharon and a larger role that would hands down win it for me, because Diana is basically the sole reason I’d have for seeing SvsB, outside of the fact that usual cinema going partners will want to see it.