hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we’d discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i’ve been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.
also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it’s obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don’t subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it.
anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don’t even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!
This is a great comic, women should not have to feel bad about themselves because of their weight. I have known some fairly large women who were still very attractive. It’s mostly about confidence, and of course the way you dress. I have seen some sexy plus size Slave Leia’s also.
This is me. I am a girl. I have no hair.
I don’t have cancer. I didn’t shave my own head. I am allergic to my own hair.
I get called ugly a lot because, “People without hair can’t be pretty.”
I get called an attention whore a lot because, “Why else would you shave your own head?”
I get called a liar a lot because, “You can’t be allergic to your own hair.”
I use to beilive I was ugly. I used to think I made this happen to myself. I used to belive no one would love me. Not anymore.
Now I realize I was looking for comformtion in the wrong spots. I don’t need boys that want to date me or girls that want to be me. I don’t need people to tell me I’m pretty. The first person I need love from is me. I need to be the kind of person I want to date, I need to want to be me, and I need to think of myself as pretty.
I’m not posting this for your pity.
I am posting this because out of my twenty seven followers at least one of y’all has to read this, and I want you to know that you are beautiful human beings. While you are fangirling and
lustingloving after actors today, I want you to remember to take a moment and love yourself.
I EXPOSE MY HEART TO YOU PEOPLE AND I GET 23 NOTES!
this deserves a million notes
Do not let others make you think any less of yourself for being tempted; temptation is a part of life. There are some people who say that God tests us by tempting us but it is not God, but our own selves who allow us to be tempted. You’re not a horrible person just because you are Tempted by…