I just see this as saying not to be idle about issues. If you know something if wrong, speak up or do something against that. If there is an injustice that you can control/right then do the work to actually make it better. Rely on others to help but don’t rely on others to do it for you. If you have power to fix the situation, do it.
The above are the first half of the slides I presented at GeekGirlCon (along with some annotations to explain things I only said out loud :) ) – for the second half, read more below the cut. I’ll also be sharing the slides from the other presenters here, too, as they’re posted!
The gender representation work is part of a longer analysis that I will be posting in full soon!
Beneath the cut are also a few additional slides that I would have presented with a bit more time – several of which address things that came up in the question session. Edit: warning for some mature text content in the extra slides.
Edit 2: Also, if you want more notes about when and how I collected this data (e.g., some of the data in the first section is a couple years old), you want clearer text/images, or you want to get at the raw data, check out the links in the speakers notes in my Google Slides!
…And the extra slides (content warning for mature themes in text):
we never seem to appreciate hermione and harry’s friendship and honestly it’s one of the Purest relationships in the books… they cared so much for each other in a platonic way, they thought of the other as a sibling, they helped and were there for each other always…… anyway what i’m saying is protect that beautiful friendship at all costs