"He actually amnesty them!"
We too readily ignore how much visualization, visual representation or exclusion really counts, especially with a talented and considered artist, which Harris is, despite his idiotic and hateful statements of late.
It's important to focus on this not being just a Tony Harris issue (while not letting him off the hook simply because others think the same way).
I love/hate/no-actually-hate that I'm seeing Ann Nocenti called to task or dismissed, right now, for saying she wanted to tribute Kubert, "the creator of Hawkman." She's clearly not a real fan, a real comics person, or she'd know how untrue that is! It's almost as if she's thinking of the silver age Hawkman as the Hawkman and everyone knows, Hawkman must mean the golden age Hawkman, just like when we talk about Flash or GL we mean ol' pie-plate-hat and the two time winner of Most Garish Costume of the Decade, not Hal or Barry (or Kyle or Wally).
I've seen enough male pros and fans refer to the golden age new characters with those old names, and I can't think of one time when a guy has been taken to task for suggesting Broome or Kane created Green Lantern instead of Martin Nodell.
Suddenly I'm getting flashbacks to MoTA excoriating Gail Simone for not being deeply familiar with the minutae of the continuity of every DC Comic ever published, back when she first started writing for them, and before he found out what his doodle was really for.
"He actually amnesty them!"
Now I'm not a huge fan of how cosplay has taken over cons and expos, and I really don't think they're as harmless to the industry as many seem to think but you do need to be careful slagging them off as a whole on the back of spurious gossip.
As Busiek said, complaining some cosplayers are using folks is one thing, making this specifically an issue about women is something else.
Busiek was on point.
"If it was about cosplay, you’d include guys, and you wouldn’t judge knowledge on looks. It’s about judging and excluding women," was on point, as was saying that insisting "women who aren’t interested in sleeping with male fans don’t belong" was creepy.
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