Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dragons Are Feminist Icons

How's the dragon going, you ask? Why, it's almost finished!


It's amazing what you can do with the pen tool.

I just need to finish the tail and add some more detail to the wings. It's pretty obviously inspired by a rather iconic Skyrim dragon, but I'm not an artist, I'm just a person who knows how to use Adobe Illustrator! Anyway, I'm sure it's different enough to avoid any copyright infringements. Maybe.

I might end up regularly posting images of dragons to remind everyone that dragons are feminist icons. The decision happened on Tumblr quite suddenly and was announced by someone who was not me, and it made all sorts of anti-feminists really mad (which was the goal). Since it worked so well, I want to keep the spirit alive. 

Dragons are feminist icons now. Don't forget.

6 comments:

Kathryn said...

I noticed it's a Western dragon. Just noticing, not judging!

Lindsey Weedston said...

Indeed it is! I honestly hadn't even considered doing a different type of dragon, but I wouldn't have. I would have felt like I was appropriating the symbols of other cultures to decorate my blog. BUT I should seek out people of color to draw up different kinds of dragons for me that I can feature, fully credited.

Kathryn said...

http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2iu4xSOPo1rtr3kno1_500.jpg

Kathryn said...

Although in all honesty, gender equality has been in decline in China since the Cultural Revolution.

Lindsey Weedston said...

That sucks but thank you for the Simpsons reference.

saber86 said...

Must...have...t-shirt!!!