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How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide | Heroic Girls

LABSN Editor’s Note: I found this interesting just for the sense of making me aware of how we objectify women in culture. We can all learn from this.

As an artist, what can I consider if I want to de-objectify and add power to female characters? A visual guide by Eisner nominee Renae De Liz.

Source: How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide | Heroic Girls

Media’s Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn | FAIR

LABSN Editor’s Note: I thought this take on how a news item is reported was very important. FAIR has a reputation for making news reporters think about what they write from a different point of view.

These stories are typically shared for the purposes of poor-shaming, typically under the guise of inspirational life advice. A healthy press would take these anecdotes of “can do” spirit and ask bigger questions, like why are these people forced into such absurd hardship?

Source: Media’s Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn | FAIR

Could dinner parties bring hearts and minds together? This Muslim woman is giving it a try. | Public Radio International

LABSN Editor’s Note: “All we need is love.” –John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

 

Amanda Saab was the first Muslim woman in hijab to appear on a reality TV cooking show in the US. Now, she is inviting total strangers to her home and cooking them meals. She says it’s one way that might help bring together people from different sides of the political spectrum.

Source: Could dinner parties bring hearts and minds together? This Muslim woman is giving it a try. | Public Radio International

What this teen wants you to know about the hijab after her dad’s text went viral.

LABSN Editor’s Note: I just wanted to share this.

Lamyaa’s response to an Islamophobic troll is making waves online.

Source: What this teen wants you to know about the hijab after her dad’s text went viral.

That one-finger selfie

LABSN Editor’s Note: Paul makes some excellent points with this post on his Zjuzdme.org blog. What do you think? 

One-finger selfies. You’ve probably heard about it, seen plenty of examples of it. The one-finger selfie. Apparently it started though an Anime character that demonstrated how to do it: I had…

Source: That one-finger selfie. – Zjuzdme.org

Sunday Noon Nudist – Zjuzdme.org

 

LABSN Editor’s Note: Paul has been very faithful over the past years in posting the Sunday Noon Nudist on his blog, Zjuzdme.org. I love today’s. It says a lot without words. Check out Paul’s other posts, also.

The art of looking at nude art naked.

Source: Sunday Noon Nudist – Zjuzdme.org

A practical idea

LABSN Editor’s Note: Ran across Nikola Novak’s Naked Diaries blog and found this post interesting. Nikola makes a good argument for practicality.

The situation is somewhere between symbolism and analogy, really. The clothes make me feel trapped when I wear them. Now I’m trapped in this place because of them.

Source: A practical idea