JCC It is funny how

Discussion in 'Community' started by beezel26, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. beezel26 Force Ghost

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    in the years since Star Wars came out, there has been other sci fi shows and genres. Yet no one I mean no one ever acknowledged female fans. Sure they acknowledged them in a sexual way when they are swooning over an actor. But never in a lets get their money kinda way. And now after two years Her Universe has succeeded and now just turned sales of a million dollars. It was one of the last areas where men just refused to listen to female fans and provide stuff for them. Now they all look like fools for not providing it. Ashley Eckstein saw a need, delivered a product, and made a ton of money doing it. Why couldn't a guy have done that or a Lucas himself?
    http://www.heruniverse.com/
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  3. Debo Force Ghost

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  5. EmpireForever Chosen One

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  6. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    They haven't gone after the pensioner market either. Fools.
  7. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Funny? No. I also don't see the big deal in Ashley Eckstein being the first to determine that there might be a market for rebel insignia earrings or pink T-shirts with Han's face on them.

    I personally haven't bought any of her stuff, it's out of my price range for the most part, but if she's making money off of it, more power to it.
  8. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Do you want her as your college professor?
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  9. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    Yes, thank you Ms. Eckstein for making money off of ugly pink and over feminized star wars products. Because really, why would females just want the same tshirts as guys only in female sizing? That's just an absurd thought.
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  10. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    What about Black Milk Clothing's stuff?
  11. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    I'm not going to claim to understand clothing, but I've not seen many HerUniverse shirts that are pink, and I've been told by friends the biggest thing is that it means they can get shirts that are better fitted to the female body. So you bring up the sizing thing, but isn't that a huge part of it? I guess I'm not seeing the whole overfeminized part of this. I mean, it'd make more sense if the people making the rest of the tshirts just added some more styles of shirt, but in lieu of them doing that (not that they shouldn't, just that they didn't), then I'm confused as to what the problem is with someone else making shirts that do have those styles/sizings.
  12. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    I just meant that they're overfeminized in design for the most part, a lot screaming "look I'm a nerdy chick". Not that they're all literally pink.
  13. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    That's the part I'm saying I'm not seeing, though, I guess. A lot of them I don't see the 'overfeminized' part in the design. There are some, yes, that are directly female-oriented, but a lot of them seem fairly gender-neutral if you remove the style of shirt that it is.
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  15. SuperWatto Manager Emeritus

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    I think it's entirely too gullible to believe the blurbs that say Eckstein came up with this.
  16. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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  17. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Beez, the creepy white knight.
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  18. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    "A Lucas himself" is worth several billion dollars. I do not understand the topic of this thread...

    Amazing.
  19. beezel26 Force Ghost

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    You know, I think I know why she did or how she did. It comes down to those involved in sci fi and its popularity. Let's face it, how many characters on sitcoms wore sci fi shirts. Mostly it was ones with bands or plain ones. You have the acceptance of sci fi merchandise in the mainstream and you have the growing popularity of san diego comic con. You have hot topic with their shirts but hot topic wasn't exactly trendy. Now its trendy as is comic book merchandise. Even though star wars isn't comic book material its origins and fans are similar. You had a few women making stuff but you needed that one person that was an organizer and go getter. She put it together and made her universe. I am sure there was women that complained and wanted this. I am sure there was women that wanted to make the idea themselves but it always comes down to the person who can pull it together and stick with the idea. You know I bet after seeing Ashley's success, even George asked himself. Why didn't I think of that. I could have had this going ten years ago. Instead George saw what the rest of the world saw. Only Ashley saw differently. That is exactly how these boards started out as well. Someone seeing something no one else could see.
  20. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    This applies, frankly, to just about everything in the universe.
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  21. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    She didn't even have the decency to marry a good baseball player.
  22. jacktherack Force Ghost

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    Sir, have you been drinking tonight?
  23. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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  24. hudzu Force Ghost

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    beezel-wave feminism
  25. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    This was me when i read this



    near the end, couldn't find a shorter one