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turtlefu ([personal profile] turtlefu) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-05-11 08:21 am

Sturges on his Power Girl Two-Issue Arc

So, Matt Sturges is going to write two issues of Power Girl. Now, I am so happy Winick is off the book, even temporarily, but his comments on the nature of the arc seem to worry me.

Read for yourself.

So, what do you guys think?

 I feel like if, as a man, he knows he's basically going to be talking out of his ass on female empowerment, then he shouldn't do it in the first place. They should have gotten a female writer, somebody who actually knows what female empowerment IS, to write it.

It's not about him writing an empowered woman (even though I do think a man can't possibly know what makes a woman empowered). It's that his tone seems to think that this is him telling woman how to be empowered, and I really dislike that a man could be so conceited as to think that he can tell a woman how to be empowered. After all, you know there is going to be a moment where Peej makes a speech to the other women about "how to be their own superheroes" and obviously its Sturges talking.

For legality, the cover of his first issue:

mullon: (Default)

[personal profile] mullon 2011-05-11 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I wonder how big a shitstorm this is going to be, if there will be one at all.
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[personal profile] ilmari 2011-05-11 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Depends entirely on whether the comic is any good.

If it is, you can forgive a lot of minor things. If not, all the faults of everyone involved just seem that much bigger.
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[personal profile] lieut_kettch 2011-05-12 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
I can't stop staring at your icon...
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[personal profile] ilmari 2011-05-12 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
You are feeling derpy....

Veeery derpyyy.....
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Mod note

[personal profile] greenmask 2011-05-12 01:31 pm (UTC)(link)
"Derpy" isn't a nickname (or word) that's welcome here, please. It's ableist.
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Re: Mod note

[personal profile] kusonaga 2011-05-12 04:50 pm (UTC)(link)
What does 'derpy' refer to?
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Re: Mod note

[personal profile] greenmask 2011-05-12 05:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Google it. If we don't want it used here, we don't want to explain it here.
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[personal profile] kusonaga 2011-05-12 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I did, one of the first hits was actually for the character in the icon. That's why I got confused. I haven't seen anything malicious so far. I have to admit, English isn't my first language, though.
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[personal profile] greenmask 2011-05-12 05:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Keep going!

Maybe add "ableist" to your search term.
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[personal profile] kusonaga 2011-05-12 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, now I get it.
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[personal profile] thanekos 2011-05-11 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
If a shitstorm happens, I'm sure it'll be an unintentionally hilarious one.