I think the X-titles have gotten passed tokenism when it comes to diversity. I mean, the line-ups are diverse, even if it's very female heavy.
However, inclusion and acceptance have been an issue, even though it was a story point to some degree. There are gaping holes in the male end of said diversity. And frankly, because of their mutant status overtaking everything else, the diversity has always come off as lip service because it really doesn't inform the stories as much as they should. Numerous examples have been brought up time and time again.
It's an easy mistake to make, most mods don't engage like that.
A Fool for the Foom
You can still buy strawberry, but other varied tastes need sale time too. The reason strawberry suffered, is the policy of the ice-cream shop used to assume if people want variety... then strawberry is all they need. That's just not how society works nowhere-days. So stop glaring at the dude lapping up the peppermint-and-choc-chip ice-cream; just because his flavour inclusion has somewhat limited yours. They still sell your ice-cream, you can still buy it.
Last edited by Kieran_Frost; 11-16-2012 at 09:35 AM.
"I don't know how to please you Lord, but I think the fact I try to please you, pleases you."
And frankly, that is not only a flaw in the X-Men concept, but it's a big reason why I consider the X-Men outdated.The problem is "mutant oppression" trumps all others, in the story of the X-verse. As it should; it's kind of their thing.
The theme to me, is no longer about inclusion, acceptance, and agency. Instead, it is about assimilation on one side and supremacy on the other. Neither of which work if we are still calling the X-Men an analogy of the discriminated minority.
Given how the Tony Harris thread is going I've noticed over his comments there's a few posters saying how they'll never buy a book from him again and are largely going unchallenged but here when others say they're not buying a comic based on reasons of lack of diversity/etc and suddenly you are being narrow minded and etc.
Harris makes a sexist statement and folks gather to support but others do borderline to blatant racist things and don't even get so much as a peep, I might be wrong and think that not a lot of fandom know about the group of racist people who have/had positions of power at Marvel/DC and have kept people of color out of jobs as well as blocking/destroying the use of characters of color. I wonder if those people were to be outed how many fans would we see start posting that they'd never buy a book from that person if like the mentioned Harris if a personal transgression had been made public( other then the folks who post here )?