I’ve been debating for a while whether or not to submit this story. It happened back in 2010 when I was at a convention dressed up as Tsukasa from Lucky Star. I was walking around the center late at night when 2 weebs bounded up to me. They were underage girls, a little homely/greasy, but very nice. They told me I was ‘kawaii’ like ‘Tsukasa-chan’ and that I fit her wonderfully. They were a little over the top, but I didn’t mind much, so I decided to make small talk for a few minutes. Out of nowhere, they asked me if I was Japanese, or mixed, because I was so “unbelievably kawaii”. I laughed, because I get asked that occasionally, but I don’t think I look Asian at all. I told them “Hah, no, I’m actually Middle Eastern.” and they both just grew silent and looked at each other. One then said “Uhh, we have to go…” and I asked what was wrong. They looked really uncomfortable and said, “My parents told me I’m not allowed to talk to Middle Eastern people, and I don’t want to get in trouble and not get to come back…”. I was kinda flabbergasted to say the least. I know it’s not a terrible weeaboo story, but it’s bothered me for a long time.
This is an audio clip of Dan Didio at SDCC. Someone in the audience asked him why the percentage of women on DC’s creative team dropped from 12% to 1%. His response is “What do these numbers mean to you?” and “Who should we be hiring?” I know most of you have read a transcript of the discussion, but you should probably listen to this. I know I imagined a more sarcastic/inquisitive tone on “Who should we be hiring?” so hearing how aggressive he sounds is just. Wow. I would’ve been incredibly uncomfortable had I witnessed this first hand.
I’m pretty sure credit for the audio clip goes to DCWKA, but I could be wrong.
Holy fucking shit. I was not expecting that.
This, to me, makes it very clear that Didio did not actually want an answer. He is aggressive, and is clearly attempting to intimidate the fan who asked the question. There’s barely room to respond, and his repetition in increasingly agitated tones of “Who should we hire? Tell me right now!” sounds like it would belong better in an interrogation room than a Q&A! From his tone, he is very much on the defensive. It sounds, to me, like he legitimately thinks that there are no women good enough for him to have hired.
I think that pisses me off more than anything else. That he is so secure in his asinine hiring decisions during this process that he thinks he is beyond reproach and becomes noticeably agitated when questioned.
Didio, you are not beyond reproach. In fact, considering your position and the industry you work in, you are subject to the scrutiny of the fans. That’s how it works. And we will call you on your bullshit. You are answerable for your decisions, and if you cannot rationally explain them without becoming angry and aggressively defensive about them, maybe you should take a second look at them.
I remember listening to this and really not expecting it, either. All I could do was cringe and say; “Oh honey, no.”
woah! boris ate something all on his own! I wonder what it is… I hope he hasn’t been trolled by those little flies I always see flying around him. It’s also probably time he was repotted. I have a feeling I now have 2 flytrap plants, it’s getting a little crowded in that pot.
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it’s 1:30, why can I only work hard at this time of night? I am going to give the best presentation ever at work, something cobbled together at high speed in the wee hours of the morning before, when I’ve had a week to plan this. :/
Every single time I need to buy feminine products at the grocery store/pharmacy near my house, I have to literally get down on my knees as they are stocked near the floor. Standing back up, I can’t help but notice that the four top shelves at or above eye level are dedicated to nothing but condoms.
Oh, you poor girl. Having to kneel down to pick up an item on a shelf.
Is this for real? Are you seriously saying that people are opressing you because of the way shelves are stocked at your pharmacy?! Give me a break! Hey, sometimes foodstuffs are put on a bottom shelf. What’s that a symbol for? Getting down on your knees, suffering so you can pick up some cornflakes? Struggles and hardship of daily life, really toiling for your food? Please. Shelves are there to be used, not to make imaginary problems out of.
Wow. Mockery is not really my thing, but some people. Some people.