August 12, 2013
Go, Read: Gerry Conway On His Comments Re: Sexism In Comics
The writer Gerry Conway took to Twitter to clarify his thoughts about a recent panel on which he participated that some thought tremendously disappointing
in terms of the collective attitude on display about women and mainstream genre comics. A good place to start to see what his replies and clarifications were like is here
. You might also check his twitter feed
for fallout from that fallout and various personal interactions.
I think it's good to hash these things out. Like I wrote a few days ago, there is usually some better way in terms of getting through some of these issues than going super knives out on everyone and assuming bad faith when it comes to responses. It's an Internet culture thing. When someone goes "yeah, that was stupid/unfortunate/jerky" about something they said or wrote, you can either work with that or you can snatch it out of their hands and beat them over the head with a "you even admit this is wrong
." I get that there's a huge amount of frustration when you have to deal with a lot of bullshit over a long period of time, so I'm very impressed with those that keep a cool head or at least enough of one to push the discussion forward. Issues are rarely arguments to be won, even though that's sometimes the only way we think of them. It'd be great if it were that easy.
posted 4:16 am PST
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