proudwingofstannis:

cactusluv:

Can Asexuals and Bisexuals create the “Included in the acronym but excluded from the actual community” club

And Pansexuals can create a “Not included in the acronym or the community” club

The BAP community.

"Come for the civil rights, stay for the bacon.[*]"

[* veggie option available, of course.]

(via black--hawks)

triptone:

Last night my little sister (5th grade) was making an e-mail account

She saw gender and went to click female when she noticed the “other” choice

She looked at me confused and I started to explain that some people don’t think they fit in with strictly male or female

"Oh! You mean like transgender and stuff like that. I was freaked out for a second- I thought they meant robots."

Yet another example the kids are more open-minded than adults

This girl is making me hope for the best.

Bonus: can we talk about how “I thought they meant robots” means that she probably doesn’t believe that robots are not “boys only” stuff?

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catastrofe:

now they’ve done it

I read it yesterday. I’m going to read it again today.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Ms Marvel gets even better.

catastrofe:

now they’ve done it

I read it yesterday. I’m going to read it again today.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Ms Marvel gets even better.

delete-the-wife:

reblogalert:

boneycircus:


Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.
The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.
Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:
You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.
The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)
I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.
Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.

Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.

If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.

As if that isn’t bad enough someone actually “liked” his comment.

(I’m reblogging with the tag “Nicholas Lord” - let’s give visibility to how bad this is …)

delete-the-wife:

reblogalert:

boneycircus:

Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.

The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.

Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:

You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.

The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)

I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.

Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.

Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.

If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.

As if that isn’t bad enough someone actually “liked” his comment.

(I’m reblogging with the tag “Nicholas Lord” - let’s give visibility to how bad this is …)

(Source: facebooksexism, via killingbambi)

Anonymous said: how do you think the us government feels about steve rogers? i've just been thinking that they might resent/hate him a little, because a dead martyr is much simpler than a living saint. before he came out of the ice, every second rate politician could use the idea of steve rogers, but now he's back and it's much more difficult to claim that the american hero would support your issue when he's in the next room. what do you think (if anything) about it bc you are so much more coherent than i am

ilvalentinos:

OH WHAT I WOULD GIVE TO TAKE AN EXTENDED VACATION IN THE MCU HOPEFULLY NOT IN ANY LARGE CITIES BUT AN ISOLATED SPOT THAT HAS VERY LITTLE CHANCES OF BEING TARGETED, WITH A FULLY FUNCTIONAL INTERNET SERVICE AND ALSO SUBSCRIPTIONS TO MAJOR NEWSPAPERS 

honestly? i think you’re right with the whole dead martyr stuff - we LOVE martyrs. martyrs are easy. martyrs are political, martyrs can become anything we want or need them to become. you cannot tell me that in the mcu itself steve’s legend and genesis wouldn’t have been warped to fit whoever is talking about him - given that he spent most of his time post serum fighting in the howling commandos, and probably didn’t have time to do anything more political than selling war bonds, there’s a nice little blank spot there for anyone to fill in with whatever they wanted. especially - and this is the key point - everything about dead national icons is just so EASILY warped to fit whatever perspective you’re going for, unsavoury actions so easily erased - for example, ghandi hated black people, churchill was a racist and said some weird shit about gassing, thomas jefferson raped sally hemings (the founding fathers OWNED SLAVES COME ON). in light of what we’ve managed to sweep under the rug with regards to ACTUAL people doing ACTUAL shitty things; it’s not a stretch to imagine that steve rogers and captain america would have been used as an easy shorthand to promote some pretty fucked up shit in recent history. in fact, im pretty sure you only have to look at the comics that came out during the sixties and seventies to see how they do it?

ANYWAY, now that he’s out of the ice and OH DONT FORGET DESTROYING INTELLIGENCE FACILITIES nobody is probably too fond of him at the moment. in this case, however, there’s an ideological issue at stake here - sure, nobody would want to make extrapolations on ‘what captain america would do’ because there’s a very real chance that he would show up and be like YOU’RE WRONG - but there’s also an issue of conflicting purposes. for the first time, they actually have QUITE A GOOD REASON TO BE PISSED AT HIM. for all that cap 2 was a big movie it was also really really internal - everything was seen from steve’s point of view, and we as the audience know that destroying shield and subsequently unleashing the majority of delicate state secrets was a necessary move; but at the same time - it also puts america as a country in very very dangerous waters. how many agents deep undercover do you think were recorded on those files? how many of them do you think died as a result of total transparency? how many plans in the pipelines? obviously as an institution and as a ideological creation nazis are BAD BAD VERY BAD and so is the military industrial complex, but those plans and those institutions are made up of people who will be endangered by this complete transparency. steve himself, as well - you see by the end of the movie, refuses to show up to the congressional meeting to answer for his actions, and natasha basically says ‘yolo’ and leaves. there is no accountability, and it’s interesting because - when tony decided to be iron man he told the press that his company was going to be held accountable, but he never (and neither do the other superheroes) applies the same standard of accountability to themselves. both steve and natasha showed contempt for the court in refusing to answer for their actions; there’s an ideological issue where people won’t be able to use captain america for politics anymore, but there’s also genuine reason for resentment considering how steve’s actions look to the outside world.

it’s not purely an issue of partisanship. it’s not purely an issue of how politicians use him to further their own ends - i mean, god, of cOURSE WE DO if we can use political unrest in other countries as a talking point then we sure as hell can use this - but it’s also GENUINE REASON TO BE WORRIED, because a system without accountability for individuals - a system where you literally cannot make these individuals obey the law, is a system of private vigilantes and ‘privatized world peace’. that’s not a sustainable model and it’s sure as hell not going to hold. so yes, there is personal resentment, but on the other hand i think they’re realizing now that this is a problem that needs to be contained.

One of the best analysis of the politics in the MCU I’ve ever read (and an amazing synthesis of why we should accept that our heroes can be wrong - and still heroes).

w3cmemes:

A book dedicated to the z-index property appears to be in the works

w3cmemes:

A book dedicated to the z-index property appears to be in the works

(via conundrum)

explore-blog:

A wonderful 1992 conversation with the great Leonard Cohen on creative process, hard work, and the dignity of song.

explore-blog:

A wonderful 1992 conversation with the great Leonard Cohen on creative process, hard work, and the dignity of song.

(via abbiamoleprove)

catastrofe:

ci voleva Christian Ice per montare il video definitivo su Renzi

Dalle vostre parti si dice “figura da cioccolatai” o “peracottai”?

(via nipresa)

iloveherthatwomanin12b:

mamarenren:

She’s 50 years old
She’s older than both Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo.
and she does all her own stunts


AND she’s the voice of Mulan

And she has dark hair and is beautiful with highlights too.
[I have this pet peeve: I rarely like dark hair with highlights. It has something to do with the fact that it’s a typical hairdo for a certain kind of middle-class ladies from Milan; and here’s the part where I’m not telling you my life history, for once. Anyway, Janet Mock and Ming-Na wen can do it and make my head turn. Not many others can.]
[And, of course: personal tastes and issues.]
[And f**k the fact that we live in a world where you have to add a disclaimer any time you talk about a personal preference in someone’s (especially: a woman’s) appearance.]

iloveherthatwomanin12b:

mamarenren:

She’s 50 years old

She’s older than both Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo.

and she does all her own stunts

image

AND she’s the voice of Mulan

And she has dark hair and is beautiful with highlights too.

[I have this pet peeve: I rarely like dark hair with highlights. It has something to do with the fact that it’s a typical hairdo for a certain kind of middle-class ladies from Milan; and here’s the part where I’m not telling you my life history, for once. Anyway, Janet Mock and Ming-Na wen can do it and make my head turn. Not many others can.]

[And, of course: personal tastes and issues.]

[And f**k the fact that we live in a world where you have to add a disclaimer any time you talk about a personal preference in someone’s (especially: a woman’s) appearance.]

(via theeveningsoother)

"But socialism is nothing personal: it is not concerned with individuals and their origins, but rather with a system that concentrates wealth and power in so few hands. It advocates a society run on the basis of people’s needs, rather than profit for a small elite. The daughter of a dinner lady or the son of an aristocrat should be equally able to embrace this vision. If Queen Elizabeth wishes to abdicate and join the fight against this unjust society, then comrade Liz would be welcome on the picket lines."

Mocking an Eton boy’s death is the worst politics of envy | Owen Jones | Commentisfree | The Guardian