holy fucking shit
get this circulated. like, everywhere.
this is so fucking scary
Can she handle that?
This Indian actress shut down a reporter for telling her to keep quiet about women’s rights.
Lady Sif Visits the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #6
Cover art by Francesco Francavilla
I had to leave the Dark Agnes interiors due to other book commitments, but my dear friend Paul Tobin is still on board with part 2. Luckily I was able to contribute the cover for this issue (out today in all stores) :)
Been waiting for this for almost a year!
Batgirl - Year One #1
Written by Chuck Dixon & Scot Beatty
Art by Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez
This is one of my very favorite books!
Seriously though, I’m trying to think of any times Mara Jade seduced anyone and all I’m getting is kind of the bit at the start of Allegiance where she pulls the “Oooooh myyyyyy, the wine has gone straight to my head, I’d better go lie down” bit to escape a party so she can do spy things, and the dude she’s talking to is like “DRUNK CHICK HOT DIGGITY DAMN.” (And then a sweet fatherly-type steps in and rescues what he perceives as a vulnerable young woman about his daughter’s age from a sleazy jerk, which Mara finds surprising and touching.)
As the Emperor’s Hand, Mara knows she’s young and pretty, and that sometimes that works to her advantage and sometimes it doesn’t. Her appearance may be a tool in her arsenal—generally to convince people that she’s a harmless bauble—but it’s never her go-to method. She doesn’t spend time internally narrating how easy it is to manipulate men with her wiles. She doesn’t spend time thinking about men at all, actually—only missions.
This is one of the (if not the) earliest depictions of Mara, embittered post-Imperial badass:
This is a pinup by Adam Hughes of the (lest we forget) 17-to-21-year-old Emperor’s Hand:
A lady barely old enough to legally drink, hypersexualized for the enjoyment of fanboys everywhere! And somehow this is the classic image. :|
So I know the sexy lady spy is one of those unfortunate things embedded in our minds, but can we just like… not with the exaggerated curves and the boobs and the butt and the glossy pleather catsuit and the heavy eyeliner and the pouty lips and the
catering to“manipulating” the male gaze?
Because there is literally zero of that in the text.
Gertrude Hadley Jeanette, New York’s first female cab driver. “The drivers tried to hem me in,” she recalled. “They said, ‘Say buddy, you know you’re not supposed to be on this line.’”
article at NYDailyNews
Fascinating woman, who worked as a cabbie until 1949 when she got her big showbiz break, followed by a long career run in theater, television and movies. The story of white cab drivers hemming her in and cutting her off on her first day on the job continues:
But Jeannette didn’t budge. She sat calmly in her cab with her hair neatly tucked under her hat as other driver’s verbally harassed her. Then a cabbie in a green Checker cab tried to cut in front of her. Finally, she’d had enough. “I rammed my fender under his fender, swung it over to the right and ripped it!” she said.
First female cab driver and she’s not white, as is briefly mentioned in the quotes!