I'll make one post and then I'll drop it, I just want to make a couple rebuttal points to your defenses (which, by the way, I find terrible. No joke.)
Making humour of racism by propogating racism is still racism, even if you prefix it with "yeah, but, we were just making a joke, there's no need to get offended by it". Still racism, in the same way that reverse racism is still racism- the intentions do not matter if the end result is hurtful.
In regards to sexism and cissexism, looking at the alleged comic in question which I criticised, the hat appears to be a green, knit cap. Let's take a look at Wwikipedia as on the internet. Looking at the popular culture section, literally every single name mentioned is a man. The allegations of it being a "hat for women", therefore, are not intended as a factual reccomendation, but instead as a term of slander. The element of cissexism comes when the character of Eljay, despite liking his hat, is berated for his choice of clothing, and he is called "strange" for wearing clothing that is suggested to be, for some undescribed reason, effeminate. I could potentially understand if the hat was pink- while it should be okay for someone to wear a pink hat without suggestions of crossdressing, there is a bias that society has placed on us that pink is the colour exclusively in the domain of girls (weird, but we can't overthrow that in a day). The hat's green, though. Walter White wore a green knit hat, and Walter White is one of the manliest men I've ever seen. Your argument is invalid.
Finally, our posts are dismissed as sarcastic and repetitive. I admit I didn't help that by repeating Janaro's laundry list of things I find morally wrong with entry 5, but it helps that he quantified exactly what made me unsettled about that entry. I'll tell you hwat, all of my complaints were 100% serious. There was not an ounce of sarcasm; in fact, I find it a little sad that BAC is the top entry, as I thought this comic forum was capable of a lot more. If Nuparurocks was still around, and had entered this, or Dokuma or Kahi or Dlakii or somebody else, I'd have voted for their high quality- and funny- work.
But they're not, and I'm left with this drivel. So I'll vote for their proxy, the last vestige of people who still understand what made the Comic forums good in their heyday. BONICLIE ADVENTURS COMIX, micromanaged behind the scenes by people who understand what the people want.
Don't agree with that? Just look at the votes.
Edited by Tapika, Aug 14 2013 - 05:00 PM.