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Why is Gamora missing from Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise?

Exit polls indicate 44 percent of GotG’s opening-week audience were women, yet Disney/Marvel still seems unaware or unconvinced that it can profit from this half of their audience. At San Diego Comic-Con last month, women’s T-shirts for Marvel’s upcoming Agent Carter TV series sold out in a day, with the bemused attendants saying that they hadn’t expected this kind of interest. This is after years of fans clamoring for a female-led superhero movie from anyone.

Fans have been asking, well… where’s Gamora?

When companies are so sexist they don’t even want to accept women to make a profit you know society is very fucked up 

Yeah except this isn’t true. There’s plenty of merch with Gamora.
She has a figure

A bobblehead

Also custom-printed t-shirts

You can bitch and moan about sexism all you want but don’t fucking lie.

It’s not lying (or bitching and moaning for that matter). Also, you can’t link to a site that is selling unofficial merch and say that it counts as the official sources not leaving out a character. If I went and made 50 Gamora designs, it wouldn’t mean that Marvel had made them, it would mean that I, a fan, had made them. Those action figures you linked are only available in a few select stores, not in every store like everyone else is. I mean look at this shirt; it has five boxes. There are five Guardians. Strangely, they chose not to include Gamora on the entire shirt. Why is that?

She’s not on the display stands either, when they made room for 4 out of 5 guardians. They could have gone with 3 and left out a guy, but they made it work, leaving out the only female member on the team. Why her again?

There’s two sides on this thing and both sides have all 4 Guardians. If it’s a space/size issue, why not have Gamora/Nebula/Ronan/Yondue on the other side? At least she would be included!

Official mugs without Gamora as well:

I mean come on - According to Marvel, the other four members of the Guardians are available at Toys “R” Us online and in stores while Gamora (along with Nebula) will only be available at specialty stores. Seriously. And you think it’s just ‘bitching and moaning’ ? Here are several pictures where it’s clear that Gamora is the only member of the team that is ‘optional’. They aren’t regularly leaving out Drax and swapping it in for Gamora/Rocket/Groot/Peter, or leaving out Groot and Rocket or any other combination. This is not just whining, this is a big deal. Women already have to be happy with just having ONE person of their gender being on a team out of FIVE characters, and you think we’re asking too much for that ONE woman to be included in the merchandise?

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the US is unreal like girls cant wear shorts to school, you can literally lose your job for being gay, and unarmed black children are brutally murdered on the regular but old white ppl r still like “what a beautiful country. i can freely carry a gun for no reason and some of our mountains look like presidents. god bless”

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Feminism Fridays: Free the Nipple

"Holy shit. I can see this guy’s nipples. I’m now so aroused I can no longer function as a regular human being," said no one ever.

Nipples are nipples. They’re not a big deal. Let’s just get that out of the way up front. If women have the ability to see a man’s nipples and not devolve into a puddle of sexual hormones, I think men can do the same in the reverse situation. (Yes, I realize I am putting a lot of faith in men by making this assumption, but I believe in them.) Free the Nipple believes in them too, and it believes that women should not be censored where men are not.

According to its website, Free the Nipple is “a film, an equality movement, and a mission to empower women across the world. We stand against female oppression and censorship, both in the United States and around the globe. Today, in the USA it is effectively ILLEGAL for a woman to be topless, breastfeeding included, in 35 states. In less tolerant places like Louisiana, an exposed nipple can take a woman to jail for up to three years and cost $2,500 in fines. Even in New York City, which legalized public toplessness in 1992, the NYPD continues to arrest women. We’re working to change these inequalities through film, social media, and a grassroots campaign.”

It’s time, ladies. It’s time for us to be able to go out in public without a shirt if we so please, and it’s time for us to let the world know that’s what we want. I’m not saying all women should walk around topless from now on until the laws are changed. I’m saying that those who want to walk around topless should be able to do so without breaking the law.

This issue goes beyond freedom of expression, though. It oppresses new mothers. Women who are breastfeeding feed their kids when they’re hungry. If that means whipping out a boob in public, well, a women’s got to do what a woman’s got to do. But breastfeeding is illegal in five states. It is actually agains the law for a woman to feed her newborn child on her own terms. Please tell me you realize how insane that is. Please.

Women’s equality is bigger than it’s ever been before, but we want equal rights in every area, not just in the voting booth or the workplace. We want to be free from oppression not just from the patriarchy but from the system in general. Yeah, I took it to that level.

Get involved. Visit Free the Nipple’s website. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram. Like them on Facebook. Hashtag everything with #FreeTheNipple. Let your hashtag flag fly, and while you’re at it, set your nipples free. Free-boob it. Or don’t. It’s up to you. Just do something that says, “Screw you censorship, and screw nipple-phobia.” Just do something that says, “Free the nipple.”

#tbt to when @thatswhatdraganasaid and I went to the UF bat houses and watched the bats fly as the sun went down. #vsco #vscocam #vscogood #vscovoyager #afterlight #livefolk #liveauthentic #bestofvsco