Thursday 18 June 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Slowly Words Break Through, Walls Break Down

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It's Thursday. Somehow it's still 2020. Let's get some comics-y goodness!

Once again this week is only the 'Other Stuff' category - for which, as is traditional, we will blame Loki.

Other Stuff

The CW (who make the awesome-sauce Arrowverse family of superhero TV series) have decided they will be blocking any racist, sexist, homophobic, or Transphobic comments made on their social media.

Which seems like a good move - the CW has a fair record on including diverse characters and actors, and there're a small but very f**king loud contingent of nerdboys (mostly boys, anywho,) who will hurl abuse at people just for existing.

I know a lot of people will say 'but freedom of speech!' - but social media platforms are run by private companies, my nerdlets. 

It's like if you're screaming sh** in a restaurant - they're gonna throw you out.

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Also at Comic Book Resources is a special Black Lives Matter edition of their 'Line it is Drawn' series, which features work from various artists.
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Johanna @ Comics Worth Reading reviewed The Midwinter Witch by Molly Knox Ostertag.

Do you think the CW was right in their decision to block hateful comments?
Do you know any awesome comics with Queer rep.?
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'Slowly words break through, walls break down' is from LGBTQIA (A New Generation) by Matt Fishel


  1. I absolutely the the CW is doing the right thing. People forget that the popular social media sites are run my private companies who can choose to run their business however they please. One of my favorite quotes it "The first amendment gives you the freedom of speech, but not from the consequences of that speech." You can say whatever you'd like, but a consequence may be that that comment gets deleted or gets your account banned.

    1. So true. Also, Americans tend to forget that not all countries have the same laws - so hate speech is technically banned under law in the UK, for example, although there's always a lot of argument over what counts in that, but we still allow freedom of expression under the European Commission of Human Rights (which is different to the EU.) This is what happens when people let me take A-level Law ;)

  2. Yay for the CW!!!! I am happy that I watch some of their shows now. It makes me feel good that I am supporting a network that is taking action. I understand freedom of speech, but if you're just being hateful, then anyone should also have the right to hold you accountable for that.

    1. People really don't seem to get that 'freedom of speech' is not the same as 'you can be a jerk with no repercussions'! Lol :)


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