This has been a PSA.
This has been a PSA.
I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.
Then I spend time with teenagers.
And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.
Me whenever my sister and her friends want me to hang out with them
that awkward moment when half of your otp is a bird
seriously guys, you haven’t known tragic until you’ve sailed on the good ship rachel/tobias
I MISS THIS FANDOM SO MUCH
This prominent Republican thinks women need to be paid less so they can find good husbands. (via think-progress)
OMFG. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
Hahahahaha so true I’m crying
*rubs temples* I’m too tired for this, so all I’m gonna say is this is actually bullshit, and they could FIND something to sell to girls, like the damned article says. It’s lazy, it’s an excuse, and this has been going on for years and years. WE ARE 51% OF THE POPULATION, IT’S NOT THAT HARD TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE LIKE.
Sarah, care to expand?
AHHAHAHAHA ohhhhhhh boooooooooy
So Cartoon Network, big animation channel, has stated ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION, to members of its staff, to people at the schools they visit, that they do NOT want to cater to anyone other than boys. They have turned down shows with female leads because of this. The show Sym-Bionic Titan was canceled because no toy company wanted to make a toy line with a female lead. And of course, they have this weird way of thinking that the only way to know if boys like the show is if they buy toys. So if the toys don’t sell, what does that tell them? “Boys don’t like the show.” So it’s gone. What they fail to realize is that this is THEIR OWN FAULT. One of the shows didn’t even have toys. The others had meager toy lines that were poorly made and badly advertised. If people knew of the products being put on the shelves, they’d buy them. Also, another thing they FAIL to realize is that boys may not necessarily buy toys because the toys are poorly made or just something they’re not interested in. But if you only offer toys and no one wants to buy the toys for one reason or another, then how the hell are you even trying to make a profit? This is the day and age of technology. A lot of boys don’t even play with action figures anymore! But they do wear clothes. They go to school. Some even have phones. If you can’t work with that, you have a really shitty company, tbh.
And then let’s go back to the whole “WE ONLY WANT BOYS” mentality. Which you can’t even argue doesn’t exist anymore because, hi, hello, I WAS TOLD THIS DIRECTLY TO MY FACE BY A CN EXEC BACK WHEN I WAS AN INTERN, plus a lot of people currently in the industry have been responding to Paul Dini’s statements with “oh good people are FINALLY getting angry about this.” If a company says they only want to cater to kids, I really don’t have a problem with that. But if a company (that’s using franchises that have been around for decades) says they want to cater to only one SPECIFIC type of kid, there’s a huge problem with that. They’re not going to listen to anyone other than that one target group, and if the majority of people who invest in their product is NOT within that target group, then THEIR PRODUCT IS ALMOST CERTAINLY GOING TO FAIL. We spoke up about products we’d like to see for those shows. We were more than clear that we would indeed buy merchandise that wasn’t toys. But because most vocal and persistent of us were women, WB/CN turned their noses up at us. We’re not who they want…we’re not little boys…why should they listen to us? And the funny thing is, a lot of women and girls DO buy toys. Most of the collectors for tv show merch I know are women. But again, if you don’t make your product well enough, and you don’t let people know it’s out there and available, they will not buy. It’s lazy and it’s ridiculous that I even have to say this.
But the little girls have Disney, right? Well, no, they really don’t. Disney has been doing so many things as of late to ensure that they are NOT a girls-only club, including rebranding movie titles so that little boys won’t be scared off by their movies (because apparently having the word “Queen” in your movie title means no little boy in his right mind would want to see it). They own Pixar, and what does Pixar do? Mostly “boys” movies. Even Merida was heavily pushed as a tomboy (until, of course, it came time for her to join the girl-aimed Princess line and SUDDENLY she was all sequins and makeup).
In summary, the animation industry is telling us is that boys are the most important people in the world. If boys don’t like what they’ve made, they’ve failed. The test audience for Legend of Korra was made mostly of boys…and because THEY approved of Korra, she was put on air. How the fuck is this “going for profit” in any way, shape, or form if you’re deliberately going out of your way to please only half the population?
There you go, anon!
And keep in mind most toy stores are heavily segregated. There’s a GIRL side and a BOY side of the store. Don’t blame one gender for not buying your product when you refuse to buy shelf space on “their” side and bury your product where you’re sure they won’t see it.
+ Chapel being her kickass usual self
Feminist-a person who supports feminism.
Feminism-the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.
Can I tell this to every woman I’ve ever met who says that she isn’t a feminist, but supports equality?
Ladies, don’t be afraid to call yourself a feminist. If someone judges you off of that alone, they are a person of poor character.
Realizing I was a feminist and then trying to learn more about it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.