marvelousladies's Journal

Marvelous Ladies
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated
This is a community dedicated to fanwork exploring the female characters of the Marvel movie and comics verse.

Posting Guidelines

Be focused on women. Genfic, femslash, het, and poly that centers on canonically female-identified characters are welcome. This includes readings of these characters as genderqueer, transgender, or any other non-binary gender identity. Shipfic is lovely as long as it offers some kind of character-based insight/development. Is your Natasha/Clint fic really about who Natasha is? Is Pepper just windowdressing for your Steve/Tony, or does she have a real relationship with them? Please take a moment to consider the comm's purpose when you make your decision to post. This community exists to broadcast voices not usually heard, not just serve as another stop on your crosspost list.

Be Inclusive. While this community was catalyzed by the Avengers 2012 film, we welcome women from any and all Marvel movie and comic canon. Got a story about a comic lady who should have been in the film? Want to flesh out the waitress whose face we saw for a second on the bridge of the helicarrier? Bring it on!

Be creative. We are open to any and all fanworks celebrating female characters. Meta? Hell yes! Fanfic, fan vids, pic spams, rec posts? Go for it!

Be constructive. It's okay to be upset about female characters getting the shaft, but remember this community exists to celebrate and expand them.

Be mindful of your privilege. Privilege exists along many axes, among them gender, race, class, ability, ethnicity, and body type. When discussing issues in the comm, please be mindful of how your statements may be perceived by others. We all have different experiences, and what may be an acceptable statement to you could be triggering/hurtful to someone else. Warnings for non-con/dubcon, graphic violence, and character death are absolutely required.

Be smart. All fic posts should be marked clearly as such, with title, author, rating, and any warnings you may have noted. Please place all fic and non-thumbnail-sized fanart behind an LJ cut. Mind your tags. Please limit WIP posts to once per week, using the "weekly digest" format to link to multiple chapters. Be aware that misogyny isn't the only problem that faces women either in fiction or in reality. Don't be a jerk.

Note: While genderswap has a place in feminist discussion, this community is dedicated to celebrating the female characters we already have. To that end, we respectfully request that you post genderswap stories elsewhere.

Advertisements may be posted only with moderator permission, and they must promote a female-centric fandom event, or they must clearly reference the need for female characters in a larger fest.