Response from the Capital Comic Con. Oh Boy.
Earlier today I posted about the promo card left developed to promote the Austin based Capital Comic Con. Here’s another look at the card.
I reached out to the contact on their web site, Aaron Luevano who told me by email that he was aware of the card and approved it telling me”I asked before it was designed, many approved.”
A reader also posted about the promo card on the Facebook page for the convention and she sent me the response she got:
"I have to wonder if you’ve even been to a comic con."
So that’s it. They did it. They admit it. They think it’s funny. And when a woman calls them out on it they snidely dismiss it.
Once again that’s the Capital Comic Con of Austin, Texas.
The exact opposite of how to run a con.
Sorry, beginning of video is cut off, but…
Laverne Cox on advice for anyone going through transition:
I think the thing is to just accept yourself at any point.
We’re always in transition, we’re getting older, we’re getting thinner, we’re getting fatter, something is changing, in our size, in our bodies- and acceptance, and self love is so deeply important along that journey. There is not- I believe that loving transgender people is a revolutionary act. I really believe that. I believe that because we live in a society that tells us that we are fake, that we don’t deserve to exist, that we don’t deserve to have equal opportunities and jobs, to use the bathroom we wanna use, there’s so many basic things that people tell us that we are not entitled to. There’s so much hate towards trans people. But loving ourselves, and loving each other, I think is the thing- and figuring out a way to love and accept myself even as I am changing- is the thing that I would encourage everyone to do, because we have to accept ourselves the way we are right now. That doesn’t mean we don’t wanna get better, and improve, that we don’t wanna be more ourselves, better versions of ourselves- the acceptance now has been really, really crucial for me. That acceptance and that self-love can create spaces of healing for a lot of stuff that can affect us.
So in case people are wondering in Canada poking holes in condoms or otherwise tampering with birth control has now been classified as sexual assault because it coerces the conditions by which consent is obtained.
A man in Nova Scotia poked holes in the condoms hoping to get his girlfriend pregnant so she would be forced to stay with him. She did become pregnant and had an abortion and filed charges. The supreme court of Canada upheld the ruling today unanimously. This is a big step forward to helping get rid of rape culture.
They filled two of the U of A’s largest lecture halls for Laverne Cox’s talk tonight.
Sitting in the overflow theatre I hear from somewhere behind me
"So what’s this guy’s name again?"