all male panel

CBC’s panel for the Ontario election consisted entirely of white, men.

This is in one of Canada’s most racially diverse provinces too. Plus where are the women (they make up half the population)?

CBC needs to do better than this, and sadly they’ve been holding these ‘manels’ for a long time. I’m a white man and even I’m getting tired of this kind of thing. Diversity matters and representation matters.

I want to hear the viewpoints of people that don’t look like me. I want to hear the viewpoints of people with different lived experience than my own. I want to hear the view points of racialized Canadians and Women. 

I’ve learned more about this country and social inequalities (such as systemic racism and rape culture) by following people of colour (and in particular women of colour) and women on twitter and tumblr than I ever have by hearing the same viewpoints given by the same middle aged white men on CBC’s panels.


She really smooched that frog! First Part

Part 2 to my Princess and the Frog comic! Here we are introduced to the new wonderful Knight Whim! She’s a lizard/minigiant/human lady and I love her. I am also glad I finally finished this and I am so happy to show you all! Thank you to the people that have joined me in the stream :>

Also I’m just going to post this now instead of later because IM SO EXCITED!!!

I really want to make more of this comic so if this gets a good response then I think I’ll continue! Thank you! 

anonymous asked:

Can u talk abt what a left wing + feminist partner who is abusive would be like? Like how one could know their partner was abusive if they were also a feminist and left wing and the sjw type in general...?

Joss Whedon would be the perfect example honestly. For years Joss Whedon has been lauded as a “feminist” and his work praised for “how well he treats his female characters.” I have a hard time believing that anyone who has an ounce of awareness and actually looked into his words vs his behavior and his media would say the same. Why? Because it doesn’t add up. 

Look at his work instead of his words and lip service to feminism. From all the way back to Buffy and Angel, there have been some seriously fucked up ideas, plot lines, characters, and Whedon’s own identification with and praise of said characters. Buffy says “I love you” to someone who tries to rape her, said rapist has a redemption arc as if rape is no big deal, ultimatums from men who are the problem in the first place, Xander, etc. you get the point. 

If you’re dating a left wing dude and his words don’t match his behavior, that is a problem and a big red flag. 

Some things I have seen from left wing men and how to tell if they’re fake af:

  • They, like Whedon, play lip service to feminism and social justice causes in general. He may say he’s for women’s rights, but what does he do? Create a show in the 90′s and never move forward?
  • Their activism is performative, i.e. virtue signaling, they want cookies for posting about violence against women on Facebook, but they don’t do anything else
  • They speak or act as if they are different instead of acknowledging we are all learning
  • They promote the parts of feminism that benefit them or work for them and ignore the parts that do not serve their interests, i.e. see porn and prostitution
  • They compromise on women’s rights and fail to see or care about intersections, i.e. capitalism and class is more important than feminism because it includes men
  • They do not believe in or compromise on abortion as a social justice cause, but bodily autonomy is a sacred right for men
  • They accept positions where they do not belong, i.e. an all male panel talking about anything related to women’s issues without a single woman present
  • They focus their energy on talking down to women instead of facing other men

Characteristics of abusive leftist men:

  • They ignore women’s boundaries, they worm their way into communities where they do not belong, set up shop, and divide women, i.e. men do not belong in communities of rape survivors, they should not be positioning themselves as someone to look up to in these communities, they should not be encouraging women to trust them and distrust those women who do not trust men, etc.
  • They abuse behind closed doors and use their public reputation and behaviors to their advantage, i.e. see current events now with Weinsten and idiots with “but he promoted women in film”
  • They have double standards, especially women it comes to social justice and anger. They try to use this anger against you
  • They use their progressiveness in other areas as a shield for poor behavior or they compare to other men to let you know you could have it worse. Be careful of men who speak the language, but do not walk the talk
  • They are entitled, they still believe women “owe them” sex. Sexual liberation for many left wing men only means fucking as many men as you want and not the option of saying “no”
  • They just “don’t understand because you won’t tell them” even though you’ve already told them 10 million times, aka women’s issues are women’s fault and responsibility to fix
  • They, often gleefully, use sexism and misogyny against women they do not like or disagree with, especially politically 
  • They place you on a pedestal or seem to separate women into groups of those they respect and those they don’t, aka madonna vs whore complex
  • Their friends are abusive, rapists, or misogynists 
  • They act as an authority on feminism or social justice causes, i.e. if you disagree, he’s always right. They cannot listen to those they supposedly care about
  • They use male privilege and power to denounce women they disagree with in stereotypical ways, i.e. she’s just crazy, mean, etc. 
  • They play the victim when held accountable

I’m sure there are many more, but this is long enough. The history of leftist men and leftist movements is rife with abuse and misogyny. Do not assume that because a man is progressive or open about social justice he cannot be abusive. I recommend looking into these movements and the prominent male figures involved as well as reading the section on types of abusers, especially those of The Victim and Mr. Sensitive, in “Why Does He Do That”


“The boys called him “Betty” – We didn’t even know it at the time but all the boys gave him a real wide berth without even realizing it. ”


“I don’t know if I’m more afraid to die or more afraid to live.”


“Sometimes the’d even bring in a few celebrities to say hi to the troops, guys like the Human Torch, The Whizzer, and the Sub-Mariner. Some of he guys.”


“I think it’s kinda swell we have the same type of powers.”


“It’s kinda stuffy in here don’t you think? We should get some air.”



(w) Paul Jenkins (a) Carmine Di Giandomenico