We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.
I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street.Writer Matt Fraction on his role on expanding the profile of female characters in the Marvel Universe. (via goodmanw)
I like hockey. No, wait, I Laich hockey. If that makes sense to you, we might get along.
Caps fans. Avs fans. No particular order there.
I'm a fan of too many players (some not even on my teams...shh don't tell anyone) to mention.
International play is awesome as well.
MLB - Brewers all the way.
I love Doctor Who and Sanctuary and Haven and many other sci-fi shows. And a number of non sci-fi shows as well.
I dabble in writing. I'm not terribly good.
I rather like smelling pretty. BPAL is my main vice.
I may talk about any and all of the above or something completely different. Maybe I won't talk about anything and just reblog pics all the time (the above teams, shows, as well as Avengers, Renner, RDJ, Fassy and others). Who knows.
Some day I will do a proper About Me. Today is not that day.