rrrowr:

dancys:

Captain America: the Winter Soldier - The Falcon [x]

#SAM WAS SO GREAT LET ME LIST SOME OF THE WAYS #fearlessly chatting with captain america; treating steve like a human being #recognizing something in steve that speaks to having a hard time adjusting to his situation #and bringing it up in a way that doesn’t put steve on the defensive or make it sound like something not perfectly normal #inviting him to a ptsd meeting without making it seem like he thinks steve needs therapy #or that therapy is something to be ashamed about needing #just so casual and so fucking cool #Sam will be your legs before you realize you can’t stand anymore #and he’ll never ever make that about him (via queenklu)

THIS ^^^

(Especially the part about PTSD and therapy. Try talking about therapy with a man born in the ’20s and raised with certain “men don’t cry” stereotypes.)

He makes Steve smile.

Because Steve finds in him what he thought he had left in the ’40s: someone like himself.

(Do you remember the scene in Captain America in which Steve cannot keep up the pace with the rest of his squad when running? And then he found Peggy Carter? Who was another “odd one”?)

And it’s interesting (to say the least) that a blonde-haired blue-eyed man of the 1940s finds himself in a black man of the 2010s.

(via sherlockhooperholmes)

ashiftiperson:

amtrax:

needs-more-pony:

raptorjesusbearcavalry:

blueshogun96:

getoveryourselflady:

Per the man law code and if not it should be


I applaud this.

Ok so it was nice of him to do that and all, but are we just gonna ignore how fucking INGENIOUS it was for him to put it under the toilet seat?

Like, I’m simultaneously mad at the girl for cheating, impressed with the decency of the guy letting the boyfriend know, and blown away with the creativity of the placing the note there.
Many mixed feelings.

That’s not just the bro code.  That’s just the right fucking thing to do.


The creativity of the guy is awesome.
Now I’m thinking of an equivalent solution for a woman. It could involve finding the girlfriend’s tampons, I guess.

ashiftiperson:

amtrax:

needs-more-pony:

raptorjesusbearcavalry:

blueshogun96:

getoveryourselflady:

Per the man law code and if not it should be

I applaud this.

Ok so it was nice of him to do that and all, but are we just gonna ignore how fucking INGENIOUS it was for him to put it under the toilet seat?

Like, I’m simultaneously mad at the girl for cheating, impressed with the decency of the guy letting the boyfriend know, and blown away with the creativity of the placing the note there.

Many mixed feelings.

That’s not just the bro code.  That’s just the right fucking thing to do.

The creativity of the guy is awesome.

Now I’m thinking of an equivalent solution for a woman. It could involve finding the girlfriend’s tampons, I guess.

(via sherlockhooperholmes)

smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

And then you wonder why it’s a platitude to say that “women are a mystery.”

(via wilwheaton)

heidi8:

pierogi-jarskie:

smithsonian:

Protip: This is a really bad question to ask when visiting the National Mall. We have 8 buildings surrounding the Mall, and a total of 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo. A S.H.I.E.L.D agent should know better! 

(We think she means the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in this case.)  

I love that this is on the Smithsonian’s tumblr

Whoever does social media for the Smithsonian is awesome. 

Love.

(Just today I was saying that I’ve never been to Washington, D.C., and I would love to go, if only for the Smithsonian and Grace Hopper’s grave at Arlington.)

(Source: runakvaed, via karatam)

myselfisme:

Don’t Say “That’s So Gay” Campaign (Wanda Sykes) [ x ]

How about a round of applause.

(Source: amaratai, via theeveningsoother)

lacigreen:

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how expectations of society and privilege can destroy potential scientists who are not white men.

(Source: upworthy.com)

"The message to such women is that they didn’t experience “real” childbirth if they took pain medication. […] Taking pain meds doesn’t make you a weak or fearful person. It doesn’t make you a bad mother. Taking pain meds just makes you a person who would like to experience somewhat less pain."

There Is No Right Way to Have a Baby - The Cut (via serena)

I would prefer a mother who knows that pain is not a good thing to a mother who reveres the myth of “natural” over the chance to feel better.

(via serena)

uninterruptednonsense:

erikkwakkel:

Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark

Here’s something very special. In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them. The 915 items are mostly letters, notes and receipts, all written between the 11th and 15th century. Among the more notable scraps is a marriage proposal from a man called Mikita to his beloved Anna: “marry me - I want you and you want me, and the witness to that is Ignat Moiseev” (item 377).

The most special items, however, are the ones shown above, which are from a medieval classroom. In the 13th century, young schoolboys learning to write filled these scraps with alphabets and short texts. Bark was ideal material for writing down things with such a short half-life. Then the pupils got bored and started to doodle, as kids do: crude drawings of individuals with big hands, as well as a figure with a raised sword standing next to a defeated beast (lower image). The last one was drawn by Onfim, who put his name next to the victorious warrior. The snippets provide a delightful and most unusual peek into a 13th-century classroom, with kids learning to read - and getting bored in the process.

More information - On the scraps in general, see here. Here is a full inventory, in Russian. On the excavation, see here and here. More kids’ doodles here and here. Some letters in this Flickr stream. The Leiden scholar Jos Schaeken published a book in Dutch on this material, which can be downloaded for free here (English translation to follow next year). 

What! This is so cool!

thehidingcat:

stupidmiiverseposts:

There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.

I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.

"Women in my field are a majority, almost, I mean, they are 35-40%." (Someone explaining me why there are enough women in IT, more specifically OpenSource software. You can Google for the data.)

(via conundrum)