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Wed Jun 17, 2015, 08:46 AM

Why "Bitch Planet" Is Inspiring Women to Get Badass Feminist Tattoos

Bitch Planet, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro’s feminist, sci-fi twist on the prison exploitation genre, is only four issues in, but it’s already inspired a legion of women to permanently brand themselves Non-Compliant. The letters “NC”—in De Landro’s recognizable design—are tattooed onto the inmates of Bitch Planet, an interstellar prison for women who have been deemed Non-Compliant by the very literal patriarchy that runs the Earth.

On Bitch Planet, the answer to “What are you in for?” could include theft, assault, cheating on your husband, refusing to conform to rigid beauty standards or engaging in gender terrorism (I don’t know what that is, but it sounds awesome).

Soon after the first issue hit stands, the NC logo became a rallying cry for women who are too brash, feminist, opinionated, angry, fat, dark-skinned, queer, gender-non-conforming—or in a word, “non-compliant.”

“We live in a world where we are constantly labelled, and being able to label myself as non-compliant gives me free reign to live without worrying what people think of me and stop from being held to society’s current standards and their labels. Getting the tattoo, for me, was me getting a permanent reminder of that,” says Liesl Dittmann, 22, a genderfluid telecaptioning assistant and comic shop worker in Utah.


http://www.themarysue.com/bitch-planet-tattoos/

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Wed Jun 17, 2015, 08:54 AM

1. My tat was inspired by Sturgis

But it's of my brown Newfie.

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Thu Jun 18, 2015, 09:17 AM

2. It's an interesting book to be sure

I'm looking forward to following up on it with the first trade. I love seeing how elements from comics and so forth provide new launching points and views. There was some interesting stuff with anti-ISIS forces taking on the Punisher skull as their symbol in the middle east. These things take on their own life.

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