Publisher: Marvel Comics
(W) Christina Strain (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA)
Terry Dodson, Rahzzah, June Brigman, Kevin Wada, John Tyler Christopher, Leonard Kirk, Bryan Hitch
The Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach has opened its doors and is ready to foster the next generation of heroes and diplomats! But this time around, the X-Men recognize an unfortunate truth: not all mutants are created equal. Some mutants are not made to fight Sentinels or serve as ambassadors on behalf of their kind. Some mutants will just be lucky to survive another day in a world that hates and fears them. And who better to mentor mutantkind’s lovable losers than perpetual sidekick Jubilee? But will Jubilee and GENERATION X survive the experience??
I just had to unfollow a feminist blog I love because they started writing about weight loss in a positive way and wrote about how shows like Biggest Loser are “inspiring”. Lots of “health = weight” talk and implications too. It makes me really sad that a person who goes to bat for so many oppressed groups doesn’t really understand the ways that weight loss culture and shows like the Biggest Loser harm fat people and perpetuate our oppression. I’m disappointed. Yet again.
here’s one thing that people could do to actually lend support to survivors of abuse and people who are currently in abusive relationships besides victim blaming and spouting cheesy useless platitutdes about strength- destigmatize being alone.
like. you do understand that abusers are good at isolating their victims, right? you understand that a girl in an abusive relationship with a boy might not have any other close friends and that it’s a choice between being with him and having nothing to do on a saturday night? and please don’t dismiss this as a petty problem, especially in the teenage and college aged demographics where you’re viewed as wasting your life and time if you don’t go out on the weekends.
please understand that when you reblog inspo quotes about how it’s better to be alone than with someone who treats you badly, for many girls this doesn’t mean “alone” without a boyfriend, but completely alone- friendless people exist, people with abusive and unloving families exist.
so if you want to be there for people who are abused, think about times when you’ve been alone. Think about how you might have felt like a loser or a reject, and then stop perpetuating that stigma, stop looking at people sitting alone in the cafeteria and thinking that they’re pathetic or sad and start thinking that they might have just cut themselves off from someone who didn’t treat them right. If they look lonely, try actually being their friend instead of silently judging.
(this isn’t to say that the pain of being alone is only stigma- i myself really don’t like being alone/lonley and its one of the biggest things I struggle with; I’m going to write a follow up to this post more about that but like - the stigma against spending time alone as a teen or in college forces people into relationships where they are not safe)