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meggchan:

Mine is mostly cognitive.

I have all three. Well oops.

Dammit! So do I!

No one has said this yet, so I feel I must.

THANK YOU FOR THIS.

So many people don’t seem to understand that social anxiety can manifest itself in multiple ways. Some people will just dismiss that you have social anxiety if you don’t fit into what they perceive it to be, and that lack of understanding can be really hurtful. So thank you for this.

(And as my personal comment, I fit into behavioural and cognitive.)

mind games .__.

Social and Physical, on my end. Mainly social ends up triggering the physical creations.

kateordie:

A new comic’s up at ComicsAlliance today! I had to take an extra week break, but you’ll get a make-up comic next Monday! Two weeks in a row! Not too shabby.

This week I discuss comics merchandise, and why the heck it’s so hard to get women’s sizes in Batman shirts. Read on!

The funny thing about this last comment is how pissed off I was that I could only find women’s sizes of the Lying Cat shirt that Image ran last year.

Why patriarchy fears the scissors: for women, short hair is a political statement

kateordie:

thisfeliciaday:

I have heard comments like those referred to in this article SO MUCH in the last few months since I cut my hair, mostly on YouTube, the home of 12-18 year olds.

The ones that confuse and hurt me the most are like this one I got last week:
“Love your videos, will be back when you grow your hair out.”

Uh, ok? My hair doesn’t affect what words come out of my mouth, dude? But he can’t see me as anything else, I guess. Guys like him tune in because I’m attractive to them. Without long hair, I’m not attractive to them. Ergo…goodbye. The substance of my work doesn’t matter because my looks are the only context they have for me in their lives. And that makes me sad, because I’ve always tried to be more than that, without screaming it in people’s faces.

And it makes me sad for THEM actually. Because with that attitude towards women, they might be missing out on meeting an awesome girl/woman for themselves in their real lives. But we exist in a culture that only treats women as paper doll cutouts we can get aroused/attracted to. Our media does that to us, men do it to women, women do it to other women. I mean, how many animated GIFS of women are reblogged on Tumblr for their WORK rather than a dress they wear or a pretty pose? It’s an interesting question, one that even I might have a bad record with.

So part of me doesn’t even blame those YouTube guys. But it does make me want to show them that there are other ways to be, even if they cut me out of their online video lives, I still exist as who I am, out of their very rigidly defined parameters of “female-dom”. And maybe that’s enough. Just to BE.

Think I’ll be keeping my hair short for a long time.

Felicia Day is one of the hardest working women in geek culture, and I look up to her like crazy. Women like her, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Jordie Bellaire, the staff at The Mary Sue, so many actresses playing female heroes and artists creating them - they’re all constant inspirations to me. They remind me that I can be more, do more, make something important and be inspiring.

It doesn’t surprise me at all to read that people boil Felicia Day down to her haircut. Not for a second. It does, however, make me frustrated and a little sad. Do any of these kids have any idea how hard and how much she works? I’m a freakish multitasker and I have *nothing* on Felicia Day.

I love her, and her haircut rules.

I’m not the biggest fan of Felicia Day, but the idea of dismissing someone just because they cut their hair short is Pants-On-Head Retarded. I mean really? Taking the length off her hair is not exactly the most extreme thing a person could do to herself. But apparently that foot of hair was literally the only thing between this guy having a massive flaming erection and being flaccid as his mental faculties. I feel bad for the guy, but then he probably has a fedora and a neckbeard to go along with his high standards.

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