Inner Strength

posted October 27th, 2015, 2:01 am


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November 24th, 2014, 8:17 pm

GreenKrog

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The term "tight panties" is generally used to refer to a girl who is really hard to get in bed with you. AKA, this guy is a total pig. Anyone surprised?

I'm proud of how frame 3 turned out, that is a solid hit! I'm not overly proud of frame 4, it is hard to see, but she is shoving him away with one leg and he is falling backwards. It's hard to draw action. I'm trying here!

So, fun little societal game. As everyone knows, I am not a feminist, because I am a humanist. I drew this from a first person perspective so it would be empowering to women. The thing I want to stress here is a bit of a back and forth of how men are treated in society vs women. This guy just got beaten up by a girl. If he goes and tells his friends that Annie is really a guy, and she says he got smacked down for trying to rape her, who do you think will be believed more readily?
Unfortunately, this is a very dangerous thing for Annie. His friends will undoubtedly mock him at length for getting beaten up by a girl, and that he would say anything to defend his manhood, including calling her a boy. Which means he is going to be ostracized and probably become even more dangerously angry about it.

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October 27th, 2015, 3:05 am

Emily (Guest)

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Typo in panel 5, last line of Annie's bubble:
"Who will believe you after I *them* them THAT, huh?"

Meanwhile, love your work :-)

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October 27th, 2015, 11:03 am

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@Emily: Fixed. I thought I saw that when reviewing, but then my brain broke and I forgot to fix it.
Thanks for reading. I hope it doesn't put you in any dark places.

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October 27th, 2015, 1:27 pm

Yan Mouson

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You're absolutely right about there being something weird regarding how we treat men and women differently when it comes to violence. I mean, obviously this asshole deserves every bit of mockery he's going to get and more, but I mean in general.

For some reason, we consider it not okay for a guy to hit a girl, but okay for a girl to hit a girl and a guy to hit a guy, and if a girl beats a guy it is not only okay, but the guy is deserving of mockery. In fact, that last part is considered more than okay in our society: in movies, girl on girl and guy on guy fights are still portrayed as violent acts, but girl on guy violence is played off as a joke. A girl kicks a guy in the nuts and we laugh about it.

Am I the only one disturbed by this? Violence shouldn't be connected to gender. I think we should all agree that it is not okay to hit anyone in any part of their body regardless of gender except when defending oneself, in which case gender still does not apply.

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October 27th, 2015, 1:56 pm

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@Yan Mouson: Gee, it is almost as if you espouse mens rights and humanist ideals instead of feminist ones.

I really need to stop being bitter about third wave, I know. The cheer team gets feminism, and I love how they do it. Then there are people like Zora, and to a lesser extent, Wendy.

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October 28th, 2015, 12:42 am

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@GreenKrog: I guess my opinion on gender is that I simply don't get why everyone makes such a big deal out of it. Yes, there are obvious physical differences between men and women, but these aren't really important anymore, as we live in a society that values intelligence far more than physical strength.

And yes, there are some psychological differences between men and women, but then again, they're no greater than the differences between two men of different nationalities, or two women of different socio-economic backgrounds, or even two people raised in almost the exact same environment. There's so much variation already within a single gender that the differences between both gender become completely irrelevant.

I think it's kind of stupid when people insist that men and women are "different but equal" when two men or two women are also different and we could make everything so much simpler by simply seeing everyone as individuals free of gender expectations rather than pointlessly categorizing them into two groups of over three billion people each.

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