slash4femme: Charles Xavier from the comics with his fingers to his temples while behind him the background peels away (X-Men: Professor X)
 
This is to say that mutantmasterofmagnetism on Tumblr pointed out how much it looks like Charles is wearing a skirt (maybe a dress) here and now I have to deal with Charles in a skirt/dress feelings. 

slash4femme: Jessica Jones from the tv series looks down, frowning. (Jessica Jones: blue scarf)
 After watching Jessica Jones I'm kind of glad I stepped away from fandom when I did. Obviously I'm writing about it here, but I've severally limited my fandom presence and I think that's over all a good thing. 

Jessica Jones is all about women and characters of color, in a way that is both unapologetic and also in your face. These are real people with real flaws, who struggle in real ways against real odds. 

White man appear in this story as villains or bit players and that's pretty much it. They have no power outside of being the villains, their actions don't matter again outside of them being the villains of the story. There is no apology made for this, it isn't softened. Let's be real both Killgrave and Sampson are not just villains they are villains who manipulate and eventually threaten the lives of the women and people of color around them.    

I know already that this is going to be hard for fandom. There is a high possibility that Jessica Jones is going to make fans face a lot of stuff about how they think about gender and race. That's possibly going to get pretty ugly. Already I've seen people are saying stuff about Jessica Jones they would never have said about Daredevil. Jessica Jones is a race and gender fail waiting to happen within fandom and people will probably learn from that, but I' don't want to be around when it happens. 
slash4femme: Matt and Foggy sit next to each other during an interview. The entire images is shaded light blue (Daredevil: Matt and Foggy)

 "Democracy just cannot flourish amid fear. Liberty cannot bloom amid hate. Justice cannot take root amid rage. America must get to work. In the chill climate in which we live, we must go against the prevailing wind. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust. We must dissent from a nation that has buried its head in the sand, waiting in vain for the needs of its poor, its elderly, and its sick to disappear and just blow away. We must dissent from a government that has left its young without jobs, education or hope. We must dissent from the poverty of vision and the absence of moral leadership. We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better." -Thurgood Marshall 1992.

I have no doubt that shortening the Thurgood Marshall quote Matt reads (which a paraphrasing of the above quote) was meant to save time on the show. It’s a long hunk of texted and would have cluttered up the dialog. 

On the other hand the writers of the show left out the political and social commentary within Thurgood Marshall’s speech. The urgency to take action against suffering, corruption and apathy is lost in the shortening. 

Which is a pity because I think it informs Matt’s character maybe more than the quote use on the show.

Marshall meant this to be a call to action and, given who Matt is, I’m sure he read it as one.  

slash4femme: a stack of hardcover books sits to the right of a cup of tea (Default)
 Title: Finding the Middle Ground 

Author: slash4femme

Fandom: NCIS

Pairing: Gibbs/McGee

Spoilers: seasons 1-6

Warning: image heavy

Disclaimer: I do not own these characters or this show. I do not make money off of them.

(Finding the Middle Ground)

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