Episode 90 - Women, Feminism, and Webcomics with Noelle Dreves: Part 1

Aug 13, 2012

For the 90th Quackcast we have two special guests: Skoolmunkee and Noelle Dreves! These two ladies are on to talk about women in webcomics and popular culture in general from an ever so slightly feminist point of view, with me along just agreeing with everything. We discuss a bunch of topics rape, sexuality, sexy outfits and more. You should know Noelle from her amazing featured comics, Strange Case and Dangermoth! This is the first part of a two parter. The DD play will be next week and the second part will come on after that!



Tantz_Aerine at 11:56AM, Aug. 17, 2012

The Fowl Cigarettes ad was hilarious!!

Tantz_Aerine at 11:23AM, Aug. 17, 2012

Very interesting discussion!!

Banes at 12:27PM, Aug. 14, 2012

Fantastic, fascinating discussion...thanks! I'm glad there's a second part to it.

Ozoneocean at 7:51AM, Aug. 14, 2012

Thoughtful comments Reashi!Y es, it's a big, mean subject, not to be taken lightly...which it usually is in most pop-culture, one way or another, at least when it's used in backstory or as a justification for some sort of desired behaviour. I just thought of The Crow when they were talking about when it's used as a justification for the boyfriend's behaviour...

Reashi at 3:32AM, Aug. 14, 2012

-cont- which again gets into the whole psychology of guilt or denial, that being said not everyone acts that way, sometimes victims lash out in violence or develop deep comatose like tendencies, completely withdrawing into themselves. It is a horrible thing to experience these situations, and the reason abuse in general, but especially rape is such a tough thing to right or talk about, is the fact that it is such a taboo for many people, mainly because they are uncomfortable with the realities that victims go through. This unfamiliarity with the subject, ultimately shows in how shoddy or hamfistedly it is played out before the reader, which is why it is so tough to write in general. My general rule of thumb, don't, not unless you really know what you are doing, and you have a good point to make.

Reashi at 3:27AM, Aug. 14, 2012

aww man now I have to wait for the rest of the discussion :( Lots of good points, it really is lots of things I have learned in media studies classes, and from personal experiences through working in the Mental Health field, and generally just living around people in general. Good stuff all around, the main thing that I personally see with regards to any sort of traumatic even that occurs to any character be it female or male, really isn't the fact that it occurs, but rather the way in which that character really reacts to it, there is almost never any sense of guilt or denial that occurs, which through experience is synonymous with traumatic events, such as unfortunately in many cases of abuse the victim will be in denial, or blame themselves. Society unfortunately has a way of demonizing the victim, such as blaming them for egging on the perpetrator or in dressing in a certain fashion. The reality of the situation is, the majority of the time, the victim knows the perpetrator.

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