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I have never hit reblog so fast in my LIFE.

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devil-whore-bitch:

They’ve got civilians trapped.

I love that while the avengers fought the aliens you also see them helping to evacuate people so they are safe. It’s not just fighting, it’s rescue as well.

YES THANK YOU! This was my huge and horrible problem with Man of Steel. No help. Buildings falling left and right. I just kept saying “There’s another 10,000 dead people…oooh, and another 10,000 right there!” And no one cared. It left me feeling a bit sick, actually.

In the same movie Captain American *repeatedly* goes out of his way to rescue civilians, order the local police to make sure that the civilians are safe, tells people to get underground in a deleted scene, and leaves the main battle to rescue an entire bank full of terrified people from the Chitauri.  He damn near gets blown to pieces doing the last, after losing his cowl so that the entire world can see his face and realize that the guy in the Captain America outfit is the lost hero from 1945 who sacrificed himself to save the entire Eastern Seaboard.  

Want more?  Don’t forget that Thor offers himself to save an entire town of people he doesn’t even know, and that a couple of years later Jane runs through a library screaming at people to get away from Malekith and his ships as they ravage Greenwich.  And what the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps banding together to save an entire planet?  Tony Stark sending his precious armor to save Pepper, then ordering her to remove Maya from the battle zone before thinking of himself?  Bruce Banner going underground to heal people in the most literal sense?  Sharon Carter taking the extra second to kick the launch technician’s chair out from under him just in time to prevent Crossbones from blowing him to hell?  All those poor doomed SHIELD agents trying to take on STRIKE teams with hand guns to prevent those helicarriers from getting intot he air?

Best of all, after spending two years working beside Cap and going on the lam with him, Black Widow, the most morally ambiguous character of them all, shouts “Get out of the way!  RUN!” as she flees for her life from the Winter Soldier.  This is a woman who a worldwide reputation for black ops, and even she puts non-combatants above her own life.

It’s one of the things I love best about Marvel:  their characters are more than muscle and speed and grandstanding against impossible odds.  They have heart and soul and spirit, and every single one of them, without exception, is willing to take the extra second or two to protect the innocent and the defenseless even if it means their own lives.  There’s a moral core there that the Superman of Man of Steel lacks, and it’s a reason why these movies are so popular:

We know in our bones that if we lived in their universe, they’d do what true heroes do, and they’d save us.  

Superman, at least in Man of Steel, doesn’t.  

That makes all the difference.

Also why Christopher Reeve is and will always be my Superman.

(Source: bucky-thevampireslayer)

(Reblogged from benndragon)

misterandry:

blows my mind that women are considered shrill and whiny when all i have to do is insinuate that male feelings are not my #1 priority at all times and every indignant male in a 500 mile radius comes out of the woodwork to let me know how they feel

I’m dating a cis dude and I still find myself being more concerned about his feelings than mine because men are so sensitive, even though they claim women are.

(Reblogged from call-me-a-feminist-killjoy)

heavy-metal-magic said: When you swear, I can't take you seriously.

thisisthinprivilege:

That’s fine, I can’t ever take you seriously.

ETA: Also, the irony of a metalhead complaining about language. OMG.

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pardonmewhileipanic:

recoveringfromcfs:

stanley-tsaii:

Just a set of quick photos I did for class.

Chronic illness 101.

Reblogging again because I am about to walk out the door to do something that would drain a half or full battery, and I’m already at 40%

Ugh

(Reblogged from ironedorchid)
arse-moriendi:

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maskedbrute:

I think the term Trigger Warning (molestation in this case) is merited here. Just a big stack of awful facts are to follow.
Whatever else Marion Zimmer Bradley was to the rest of the world, apparently she was determined to be an absolute horrible human being in her private life.First, when Walter Breen (the man who would become her husband) was controversially banned from a con because of his history of “seducing” young boys she was one of the many who leapt to his defense. Later she would stand by her position of denying the accusations or that it was no one else’s business, claiming that even though she knew of his behavior the victims (in at least one case) “did not impress [her] as a minor child.” The victim in that case was 10 and 11 at the times in question.
Second, according to the testimony and timeline of events archived on Stephen Goldin’s website, by her own admission she lived for years with a known pedophile while also allowing him to share beds with young boys. It was her claim that, because he was impotent (supposedly from the time her daughter was two), “nothing that could bother anyone could happen.” She even tried to adopt the boy that quote is in regards to, not telling anyone about her husband’s pedophilia or spending time in bed with the boy.
Third, and most important is the fact that her own duaghter, who through the years was instrumental in bringing Walter Breen to justice and was also raped by him, has recently publicly stated that Marion Zimmer Bradley herself sexually abused Moira and her siblings. Even in the rather stone-wall deposition from Marion’s secretary/lover, where she claims to have been blind to just about everything, the current head of MZB’s estate admits that she was aware of claims that Marion had inappropriately touched her daughter (to which Marion replied, “Children that age didn’t have erogenous zones”) and the feeling she got from Marion’s son that he may have been molested by her.In the words of Marion’s daughter, “Walter was a serial rapist with many, many, many victims (I named 22 to the cops) but Marion was far, far worse. She was cruel and violent, as well as completely out of her mind sexually. I am not her only victim, nor were her only victims girls.”
As someone who’d read her works and never heard any of this until the most recent revelations from her daughter… I felt it was important, if not pleasant, to share.

fuck Marion Zimmer Bradley

Makes me feel like getting rid of those of her works I have.  
(I was molested as a child, so this kind of thing really bothers me.)

Man, I feel ya. I wish I could go back in time and burn Piers Anthony’s books instead of just tossing them(I decided against reselling them because that’s how I ran into his work in the first place, in a secondhand bookstore.) I’m actually kind of glad I never got into Dawkins and Card for the same reason. As much as I hate to hurt a book, I can’t always get my hands around the real thing. 
In marital relationships like this, I always wonder why the partner stays with them and excuses their actions so long, how they can turn such a massively blind eye to their deeds. Here I no longer have to wonder, because she’s a fucking pedophile too. Fuck.

We got rid of all MZB books in our house because while blah blah blah art vs. artist, there are some authors whose books I will not keep the end.

arse-moriendi:

morven:

arse-moriendi:

maskedbrute:

I think the term Trigger Warning (molestation in this case) is merited here. Just a big stack of awful facts are to follow.

Whatever else Marion Zimmer Bradley was to the rest of the world, apparently she was determined to be an absolute horrible human being in her private life.

First, when Walter Breen (the man who would become her husband) was controversially banned from a con because of his history of “seducing” young boys she was one of the many who leapt to his defense. Later she would stand by her position of denying the accusations or that it was no one else’s business, claiming that even though she knew of his behavior the victims (in at least one case) “did not impress [her] as a minor child.” The victim in that case was 10 and 11 at the times in question.

Second, according to the testimony and timeline of events archived on Stephen Goldin’s website, by her own admission she lived for years with a known pedophile while also allowing him to share beds with young boys. It was her claim that, because he was impotent (supposedly from the time her daughter was two), “nothing that could bother anyone could happen.” She even tried to adopt the boy that quote is in regards to, not telling anyone about her husband’s pedophilia or spending time in bed with the boy.

Third, and most important is the fact that her own duaghter, who through the years was instrumental in bringing Walter Breen to justice and was also raped by him, has recently publicly stated that Marion Zimmer Bradley herself sexually abused Moira and her siblings. Even in the rather stone-wall deposition from Marion’s secretary/lover, where she claims to have been blind to just about everything, the current head of MZB’s estate admits that she was aware of claims that Marion had inappropriately touched her daughter (to which Marion replied, “Children that age didn’t have erogenous zones”) and the feeling she got from Marion’s son that he may have been molested by her.

In the words of Marion’s daughter, “Walter was a serial rapist with many, many, many victims (I named 22 to the cops) but Marion was far, far worse. She was cruel and violent, as well as completely out of her mind sexually. I am not her only victim, nor were her only victims girls.”

As someone who’d read her works and never heard any of this until the most recent revelations from her daughter… I felt it was important, if not pleasant, to share.

fuck Marion Zimmer Bradley

Makes me feel like getting rid of those of her works I have.  

(I was molested as a child, so this kind of thing really bothers me.)

Man, I feel ya. I wish I could go back in time and burn Piers Anthony’s books instead of just tossing them(I decided against reselling them because that’s how I ran into his work in the first place, in a secondhand bookstore.) I’m actually kind of glad I never got into Dawkins and Card for the same reason. As much as I hate to hurt a book, I can’t always get my hands around the real thing. 

In marital relationships like this, I always wonder why the partner stays with them and excuses their actions so long, how they can turn such a massively blind eye to their deeds. Here I no longer have to wonder, because she’s a fucking pedophile too. Fuck.

We got rid of all MZB books in our house because while blah blah blah art vs. artist, there are some authors whose books I will not keep the end.

(Reblogged from arse-moriendi)

littlebluboxx:

silentauroriamthereal:

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When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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bunmer:

i don’t get people who apologize for bigots by saying they were “products of their time”

you know who else was a product of their time too? the marginalized people they unreasonably despised

(Reblogged from moniquill)

factsinallcaps:

HARRIET TUBMAN ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY AND THEN WENT BACK TO GET OTHERS. LIKE, I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO HARRIET TUBMAN IS AND THAT SHE DID THAT, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO TAKE THAT IN FOR A SECOND. 

HARRIET TUBMAN WAS HELD CAPTIVE AND BOUND TO UNPAID, BACK-BREAKING LABOR SINCE BIRTH UNDER PENALTY OF TORTURE OR DEATH. SHE MANAGED TO ESCAPE THAT LIFE, AND SHE TURNED THE FUCK AROUND AND WENT THE FUCK BACK TO GET EVERYONE ELSE WHO WAS STILL TRAPPED IN IT. AND THEN SHE DID IT AGAIN EIGHTEEN MORE TIMES.

WHEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS UNSURE WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS PREPARED TO MAKE A STAND AGAINST SLAVERY, HARRIET TUBMAN BASICALLY SAID HE SHOULD STOP BEING SUCH A DIAPER BABY AND THAT GUYS WHO ARE TOO SCARED TO END SLAVERY DON’T DESERVE TO WIN WARS.

NOT ONLY DID SHE SECRET OVER 300 SLAVES TO FREEDOM ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, BUT SHE ACTED AS A SPY FOR THE UNION ARMY DURING THE CIVIL WAR, AND BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD AN ARMED ASSAULT IN THE CIVIL WAR. THAT RAID BROUGHT FREEDOM TO OVER 700 SLAVES IN ONE GO.

SO I JUST WANT YOU TO STEW ON THAT FOR LIKE A MINUTE. ACTING IN THE SHADOWS, SHE WALKED INTO HELL ON EARTH 19 TIMES TO SAVE HER FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS FROM THE TORMENT SHE ENDURED, AND THE SECOND SHE WAS GIVEN EVEN A MODICUM OF POWER, SHE MANAGED TO FREE SEVEN HUNDRED SLAVES IN ONE DAY

I GUARANTEE, HOWEVER IMPRESSED YOU ALREADY ARE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN, YOU ARE FALLING LIKE AT LEAST 40% SHORT OF HOW IMPRESSED YOU SHOULD BE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN. SHE IS ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF BADASSERY IN THE ENTIRETY OF AMERICAN HISTORY. 

(Reblogged from benndragon)
  • The compliment every white guy in a movie has given his movie girlfriend: Wow.. you.. you look great.
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pyrositshere:

internetgoose:

I’m gonna depress the hell out of all of you. ready? ok go

so, that “stop devaluing feminized work post”

nice idea and all

but the thing is, as soon as a decent number of women enter any field, it becomes “feminized,” and it becomes devalued.

as women enter a field in greater number, people become less willing to pay for it, the respect for it drops, and it’s seen as less of a big deal. it’s not about the job- it’s about the number of women in the job.

observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field. so has happened with scores of other areas; nursing comes to mind

so the thing is, it’s not the work or the job that has to be uplifted and seen as more respectable. it will never work out, until people start seeing women as respectable

but there’s a doozy and who the fuck knows if it’s ever happening in my life time

"observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field."

Personal anecdote time!  I’m in a biology graduate program.  An acquaintance wanted to introduce some guy to me because his son was thinking about becoming an undergrad science major.  When he found out I was in the biology department, he grinned and said, “Well, I guess that’s kind of related to science.”

I gave him what I hope was an icy look and said, “Isn’t it strange how men outside the field started saying that right around the time biology majors shifted from mostly male to mostly female?”

The guy got this look on his face like he was about to play the “just a joke” card, and then an older woman who had been standing nearby, talking to someone else, turned to me and said, “The same thing happened with real estate.”  She went on to explain that, over the course of the career, the male-to-female ratio among real estate agents had dropped, and the pay and “prestige factor” of that job dropped along with it.

The logical next step is to dominate as many fields as possible.

(Reblogged from blue-author)

(Source: stonedpervert)

(Reblogged from congalineofdurin)
Sometimes this really seems to shock people. They appear genuinely upset when I say ‘this conversation is over’ or ‘I’m actually not interested in debating this with you.’ There’s an expectation that if you care about social justice and political issues, you’re always ‘on.’ You’re always ready to debate, you’re always ready to have theoretical discussions about your own lived experiences and the issues you care about, you’re always ready to defend yourself. That’s manifestly ridiculous and unjust, an expectation that’s simply not reasonable.
(Reblogged from brutereason)
unexplained-events:

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These ominous clouds are a new Cloud Type (2009) since over 50 years.

unexplained-events:

Undulatus Asperatus

These ominous clouds are a new Cloud Type (2009) since over 50 years.

(Reblogged from arse-moriendi)

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

(Reblogged from moniquill)