Here’s the Type of Thing We Should Really Be Angry About
For the past week, comicdom has been all worked up over the hashtag of #firerickremender. The hashtag was sparked over a misconception of whether statutory rape occurred (it didn’t) as well as other grievances built up during the writer’s runs on various comics.
With this particular example of hashtag activism, we have been distracted (hopefully temporarily) from very real issues that remain in the comic book industry. Case in point, the below Tweet posted by a self-declared leader of comic retailers making a joke about rape.
Can we move past the argument of a timeline in a comic book, and actually focus on the very real misogyny that pervades the industry still? Change for the positive has been occurring in small increments, but as the below shows, we have a long way to go.