I don’t want to go so far as to say that only a white writer would think to have Sam Wilson become Captain America, because that’s not the case. I do, however, think that only a writer who isn’t trying hard enough would come up with that already-been-done story. More important, I think only a writer caught up in existing racial ideologies would think it is a good idea that a black man assumes the identity of a white man, as if that is the pinnacle of identity.
Let me be clear, so there is no misunderstanding, any writer working in comics could have come up with the idea of Falcon taking over for Captain America. It is a no-brainer. What is troubling to me—and is something that I’ve talked about before—is that in his forty-plus year history, Falcon has no truly defining story. Even the best Falcon stories are either mediocre or forgettable, and now, after all this time, the character gets to do something memorable by taking over the job of a white guy. This is the real reason why Marvel’s Diversity & Representation 2014 initiative is such a joke. It is all superficial (not to mention temporary), and it only perpetuates the notion that in order for people of color and women to achieve greatness, they must literally fill the shoes of a white man. Gimme a break.
— David Walker at BadAzzMofo (via the fray newsletter )
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rewatching got s1e1 like ‘everyone sounds like a three year old and they are all gonna die’
please read the last unicorn
Tbh “transtrender” sounds like an app for keeping up with your favorite trans celebrities’ careers. Like, you set your Transtrender to alert you to Lea T’s upcoming photoshoots and interviews and to display what runways she and Carmen are walking. Transtrender tells you when Laverne Cox is nominated for an award. It links you to videos of her acceptance speeches. Is Janet Mock doing a book signing in your area? Find out with Transtrender!
you ever wanna fuck the living shit outta somebody but also cook for them and make sure they’re emotionally stable?
so if i pass the drug test i got the job. cool.
shoutout to largeandnotincharge for answering his text msgs in a timely manner, go you, bud
Not my fandom, but dude. Ever since the Inquisition romance reveals I’ve been side-eyeing the heck out of anyone who equates women expressing frustration that Cassandra is straight with dudes expressing frustration that Sera is gay.
If you don’t see the difference there, man, I don’t know what to tell ya.