Star Wars stepped up to its new canon and put the pedal to the metal on diversifying its lineup. Five-year-olds in 2021 won’t have any point in their lives where a black man wasn’t the lead in the most explosive franchise in history. The TV series has a non-white cast where the white people are aliens, the books have featured WoC right and left, and they’ve even confirmed that not only do LGBTQ people exist in the galaxy far, far away, they’re normal.
so as you may have noticed, my url is “dickgraysoff”. it is a pun, as in graysON, graysOFF, and my friend has the url “barbaragordoff.” we also have the url “jasofftodd” saved somewhere. so at some point i thought “hm, maybe i should save some more ‘off’ urls!” so i save the url “timothyjacksoffdrake.” and then about a week later i realized:
AH YES FINALLY SOME FEMALE REPRESENTATION. YOU GO MARVEL. LOOK AT THAT AWKWARD AND OBVIOUSLY EXPLOITIVE POSE. LOOK AT HOW SHE’S ABOUT TO DROP HER FUCKING GUNS WOW WHAT A STRONG WOMAN. EMPOWERMENT. MARVEL YOU HAVE SAVED US. SEXISM IS OVER.
OMG SHE’S TOO SKINNY DC WHAT HAVE YOU DONE YOU’VE MURDERED WONDER WOMAN SHE’S WEARING LEATHER YOU CAN SEE HER LEGS OMG SEXUALISATION DC IS DRAGGING US BACK TO THE 1800’S HEAVEN HELP US ALL.
DC makes some pretty fucking big mistakes, tumblr. But stop pretending that Marvel is the greatest thing to ever happen to feminism. Both can do one hell of a lot better.