Guest Post: Batwoman: Three Authors; Three Kinds of Queer Experience

dcwomenkickingass:

Last week I made a comment about being by what the the current Batwoman writer Marc Andreyko said in an interview about DADT as part of Kate’s story. Andreyko later stopped by the blog to clarify things. I also received some input on my comment from a reader of the blog, Moira Phippen, which turned into a short discussion on where Batwoman was a character and her thoughts on Andreyko as a writer. I was so taken with her insights that I asked her to expand on them in a guest post. Here she discusses the three different authors that Kate Kane has had and their differing approaches to the character’s queer identity. Her thoughts follow and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

I found Kate Kane just around the time of my life that I was beginning to come out, to my friends, family, community, partners, and even to myself. As a character, she is so crucial to me. Seeing a queer-identifying character take on the “Bat” name, and not just a girl, but as a “woman,” self-assured, confident, aware of herself and who she was… I can’t express how much an image like her was meaningful to me as a young adult coming to terms with a conclusion about her sexuality that she had tried her very best to avoid. No matter the writer, Kate has always embraced who she is, no apologies offered. Rucka, Williams, and now Andreyko have become some of my most treasured authors due to the care each have taken with Kate.

As I have grown older, I’ve embarked on my own path to being more like Kate: I try to be brave like her, bold like her, uncompromising like her. My relationship with each writer’s Kate - because they are, all of them, different Kates - has developed with me. In a way, they each represent different kinds of interpretations and portrayals of the queer experience and identity, all of which hold some unique and different value or impact. 

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hoomie:

lifeisliterallylimited:

NYPD twitter campaign implodes, flooded with photos of police abuse
Just before 2 pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.

Yesssssss

Bigger backfire than Shell’s ‘Lets Go’  campaign havemotorcycle-willtravel:

hoomie:

lifeisliterallylimited:

NYPD twitter campaign implodes, flooded with photos of police abuse
Just before 2 pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.

Yesssssss

Bigger backfire than Shell’s ‘Lets Go’  campaign havemotorcycle-willtravel:

hoomie:

lifeisliterallylimited:

NYPD twitter campaign implodes, flooded with photos of police abuse
Just before 2 pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.

Yesssssss

Bigger backfire than Shell’s ‘Lets Go’  campaign havemotorcycle-willtravel:

hoomie:

lifeisliterallylimited:

NYPD twitter campaign implodes, flooded with photos of police abuse
Just before 2 pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.

Yesssssss

Bigger backfire than Shell’s ‘Lets Go’  campaign havemotorcycle-willtravel:

hoomie:

lifeisliterallylimited:

NYPD twitter campaign implodes, flooded with photos of police abuse
Just before 2 pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.

Yesssssss

Bigger backfire than Shell’s ‘Lets Go’  campaign havemotorcycle-willtravel:

hoomie:

lifeisliterallylimited:

NYPD twitter campaign implodes, flooded with photos of police abuse
Just before 2 pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.

Yesssssss

Bigger backfire than Shell’s ‘Lets Go’  campaign havemotorcycle-willtravel:

hoomie:

lifeisliterallylimited:

NYPD twitter campaign implodes, flooded with photos of police abuse
Just before 2 pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.

Yesssssss

Bigger backfire than Shell’s ‘Lets Go’  campaign

havemotorcycle-willtravel:

hoomie:

lifeisliterallylimited:

NYPD twitter campaign implodes, flooded with photos of police abuse

Just before 2 pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.

Yesssssss

Bigger backfire than Shell’s ‘Lets Go’  campaign

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I need this like I need air!! tinyhousedarling:

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I need this like I need air!! tinyhousedarling:

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thehowlingwolf:

i-come-by-it-honestly:

John Scalzi gets it.

JFC YES!


PREACH IT!!! thehowlingwolf:

i-come-by-it-honestly:

John Scalzi gets it.

JFC YES!


PREACH IT!!!
kelmcdonald:

Hey all! 
Misfits of Avalon has finished it’s first chapter and is about to start the second! Now is a great time to jump in. You can start reading the comic here http://www.sorcery101.net/misfits-of-avalon/moa1-cover/
If you don’t know Misfits of Avalon is about a group of delinquent girls who are given magical rings from Avalon to fight King Arthur. It’s a magical girl story with a bit of Celtic Myth and Arthurian Legends rolled together. 
it is updating every week day. You can get reminders of it’s updates on my tumblr or by following the website’s rss feed.
kelmcdonald:

Hey all! 
Misfits of Avalon has finished it’s first chapter and is about to start the second! Now is a great time to jump in. You can start reading the comic here http://www.sorcery101.net/misfits-of-avalon/moa1-cover/
If you don’t know Misfits of Avalon is about a group of delinquent girls who are given magical rings from Avalon to fight King Arthur. It’s a magical girl story with a bit of Celtic Myth and Arthurian Legends rolled together. 
it is updating every week day. You can get reminders of it’s updates on my tumblr or by following the website’s rss feed.
kelmcdonald:

Hey all! 
Misfits of Avalon has finished it’s first chapter and is about to start the second! Now is a great time to jump in. You can start reading the comic here http://www.sorcery101.net/misfits-of-avalon/moa1-cover/
If you don’t know Misfits of Avalon is about a group of delinquent girls who are given magical rings from Avalon to fight King Arthur. It’s a magical girl story with a bit of Celtic Myth and Arthurian Legends rolled together. 
it is updating every week day. You can get reminders of it’s updates on my tumblr or by following the website’s rss feed.

kelmcdonald:

Hey all! 

Misfits of Avalon has finished it’s first chapter and is about to start the second! Now is a great time to jump in. You can start reading the comic here http://www.sorcery101.net/misfits-of-avalon/moa1-cover/

If you don’t know Misfits of Avalon is about a group of delinquent girls who are given magical rings from Avalon to fight King Arthur. It’s a magical girl story with a bit of Celtic Myth and Arthurian Legends rolled together. 

it is updating every week day. You can get reminders of it’s updates on my tumblr or by following the website’s rss feed.

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seancecafe:

We create fantasy because, without it, reality would be unbearable.

Illustration by Kristin Kest

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daftlypunk:

im just gonna need bioware to stop claiming to be some progressive all inclusive producer when they dont have the balls to consistently put a leading lady protag in their main marketing adverts

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m-a-d-a-m-e-thenardier:

Lili St. Cyr, burlesque dancer. Arrested in Los Angeles in 1947 for lewd behavior while dancing at the Follies Theater

God bless Lili St. Cyr…

thankyouthankyouthankyou:

m-a-d-a-m-e-thenardier:

Lili St. Cyr, burlesque dancer. Arrested in Los Angeles in 1947 for lewd behavior while dancing at the Follies Theater

God bless Lili St. Cyr…

koikoikoi:

The dark side of Silvia Grav
Silvia Grav is a spanish photographer based in Madrid. She manipulates her black & white shots to create strange and surreal photos. Her works does appear dreamy and occasionally visionary with stars, clouds and blurry shades.
koikoikoi:

The dark side of Silvia Grav
Silvia Grav is a spanish photographer based in Madrid. She manipulates her black & white shots to create strange and surreal photos. Her works does appear dreamy and occasionally visionary with stars, clouds and blurry shades.
koikoikoi:

The dark side of Silvia Grav
Silvia Grav is a spanish photographer based in Madrid. She manipulates her black & white shots to create strange and surreal photos. Her works does appear dreamy and occasionally visionary with stars, clouds and blurry shades.
koikoikoi:

The dark side of Silvia Grav
Silvia Grav is a spanish photographer based in Madrid. She manipulates her black & white shots to create strange and surreal photos. Her works does appear dreamy and occasionally visionary with stars, clouds and blurry shades.
koikoikoi:

The dark side of Silvia Grav
Silvia Grav is a spanish photographer based in Madrid. She manipulates her black & white shots to create strange and surreal photos. Her works does appear dreamy and occasionally visionary with stars, clouds and blurry shades.
koikoikoi:

The dark side of Silvia Grav
Silvia Grav is a spanish photographer based in Madrid. She manipulates her black & white shots to create strange and surreal photos. Her works does appear dreamy and occasionally visionary with stars, clouds and blurry shades.

koikoikoi:

The dark side of Silvia Grav

Silvia Grav is a spanish photographer based in Madrid.
She manipulates her black & white shots to create strange and surreal photos.
Her works does appear dreamy and occasionally visionary with stars, clouds and blurry shades.

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theboywhofangirled:

Idk I think feminism should be called something different like common sense or something

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fen-1994:


Why do you keep saying that?!

Heteronormativity in action.
fen-1994:


Why do you keep saying that?!

Heteronormativity in action.
fen-1994:


Why do you keep saying that?!

Heteronormativity in action.
fen-1994:


Why do you keep saying that?!

Heteronormativity in action.
fen-1994:


Why do you keep saying that?!

Heteronormativity in action.
fen-1994:


Why do you keep saying that?!

Heteronormativity in action.
fen-1994:


Why do you keep saying that?!

Heteronormativity in action.
fen-1994:


Why do you keep saying that?!

Heteronormativity in action.

fen-1994:

Why do you keep saying that?!

Heteronormativity in action.

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continuos line drawing of a boy

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Armed Chair Reading … c.1922 

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“Most people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they’re 75”
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“Self-knowledge — the bitterest knowledge of all and also the kind we cultivate least: what is the use of catching ourselves out, morning to night, in the act of illusion, pitilessly tracing each act back to its root, and losing case after case before our own tribunal?”
— E.M. Cioran, from The Trouble With Being Born (via violentwavesofemotion)