#MakeMineMilkshake : When Twitter Is a Place to be Insulted and Defended
Heather Antos decided on 28th of July to post a photo on Twitter showing some colleagues and her drinking their milkshakes. They all work in Comics. The problem is that they are women. Indeed, when Heather Antos read some tweets, she realized that a majority of them are rude.
Heather Antos is a Marvel Comics editor and she is currently working on the company’s line of Star Wars comic books. She began working for Marvel in early 2015 on their Star Wars and Deadpool lines.
On 28th of July, Heather Antos decided to post a picture of her and her colleagues while they were drinking their milkshake.
Surprisingly, when she woke up, she found a lot of tweets insulting them.
You must ask you why ? The reason is simple. Indeed, they are women who work in Comics.
« Fake geek girls »
They were called “fake geek girls“.
Among some rude tweets, we can quote one of them: “Remember when comics were about superheroes and not a safe space for feminists to create female characters who constant reassure each other?”.
Heather Antos did not discourage herself and answered some tweets as: “Woke up today to a slew of more garbage tweets and DMs. For being a woman. In comics. Who posted a selfie of her friends getting milkshakes”.
Kathryn Hudson who is an illustrator and a comic artist decided to repost the photo in question with a new picture which is actually the same girls while they are drinking their milkshake but … She drew them like heroines ! Moreover, she added the hashtag #MakeMineMilkshake.
Others who work or not in Comics decided to post a photo while they are drinking their milkshake.