Women In Media Bingo
Anti-Comics Feminist Bingo, by Karen Healey, is already in a readable table, and, more excitingly, has links from every single square to a rebuttal of the square’s stupid argument! But here’s the plain text, just in case:
Just read manga like the rest of the girls.
You’re only jealous because you don’t look like that.
So you want comics full of ugly fat chicks?
If you don’t like them, don’t read them.
But doing martial arts in high heels is perfectly reasonable!
But super-strong women don’t need bras!
But she’s from an alien culture with no nudity taboo!
But girls often wear skirts. Why wouldn’t they go flying in them?
But that costume suits her personality!
No one wants realism in comics!
But rape happens in real life too!
Middle square: But men are drawn unrealistically too!
Men can’t help themselves! Why are you punishing us for our biology?
Women just don’t get comics.
If you don’t like it, shut up and write your own.
Why are you complaining about comics when women in Muslim countries are oppressed?
This is just fanboy entitlement… from women!
There aren’t many women working in mainstream comics because they’re just not good enough.
…I mean, because they’re just not interested.
Sexism is a convention of the genre!
Are you calling me a misogynist!?
My girlfriend never complains about this stuff.
But male characters die too!
Comics are never going to change. You’re wasting your time.
This is what tech culture’s always like
It wasn’t nudity! She was wearing a thong/ swimsuit
It’s not as if there were any women present anyway
I’m sorry you were offended
Benefit of hindsight
Not my fault. I was drunk/ on drugs
You should take it as a compliment
At least it provoked a response
Some of my best friends have vaginas
Professionalism is boring
You can’t criticize me if you weren’t there
Middle square: Bingo!
Lurkers support me in email
You are destroying my career by complaining
It got lots of laughs
I can’t be sexist! I have a wife/ girlfriend/ daughter
If you’re offended, you can bite me.
[ignorant of the history of offensive presentations]
They knew it was like this when they asked me to speak
Women like porn too
[Supports women in technology. Really.]
There were women in the audience who didn’t complain