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She’s tore up plenty, but she’ll fly true.

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I could watch Bucky twirl sharp, bladed objects for the rest of my life.

I have this whole massive meta thing about this fight, about the symbolism of their weapons.

Steve always has and always will be the defender, the shield. He defends innocent people. He defends anyone against anything, pretty much.

Bucky, on the other hand, defended Steve but fought pretty much everyone else on his behalf.And in the Winter Soldier, he is the blade that has been honed to kill and to fight.

Together, they are two halves of a whole, sword and shield. You can have one without the other, but they work best together.




Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.” 

Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets. 

Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets. 

When she started out, Veronika states,

“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.” 

And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”

Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”

You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.

To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit

For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.

For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness at or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit

Important in so many ways.

This is amazing and wonderful.

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Indisputably Flawless Human Beings

Gina Torres

"I like to stay within the peace of my home and just enjoy the real simple things. I love to cook and hang out. My daughter just learned how to ride a bike, which is awesome […] All that energy and love and passion that I’ve been putting out over the years, into the darkness and into the lens, to have that reflected back is incredible and overwhelming but it’s not every day. So it’s important to just stay grounded and be in the everyday of your life.”

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I find it so fucking hilarious, men think about famous women and female characters sexually all the time, they masturbate to the thought of Scarlett Johansson and Black Widow all the time, there is an entire genre of porn dedicated to spoofing movies like Star Wars and Harry Potter

but women write (sometimes novel length) pieces of fiction featuring their favourite characters who sometimes end up in sexual situations and it’s “weird” and “gross” and “odd”

and I’m just, I didn’t see your double standard there, would you mind just shoving it a bit further into my eye socket that’d be great

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It was the attitude that she brought to it, and the respect that she got from the stunt team. She was pushing herself so hard and putting so much into it, because she’s not a natural fighter.

Miranda Otto as Éowyn // The Lord of the Rings

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Lady Eboshi was awesome.  You know why?  Because she looked at a town full of abused and exploited women and said “Fuck this shit”

And they said “Look lady these girls are just trying to earn a living”

But Lady Eboshi didn’t take that shit.  She said “Well I’ll buy them and if they want they can come with me.”

"Lady you are hysterical you can’t afford…"

"Fuck you.  I’m paying for all of it.  And you know how?  These ladies are going to work for me.  I’m going to pay them to make iron for weapons and you are going to buy those weapons."


"Your town is so big and succesful the Emperor wants it.  You better sell out now because all of those natural resources are protected by the Gods so you might as well…"

"Fuck the Gods.  Fuck the Emperor.  Fuck your shit.  It’s my hot town I’ll do what I want."

She also took in men who’d been crippled and were cast out to be beggars and gave them work they could do and plenty of respect and care. Lady was feminist as fuck

Those guys with the bandages? I’m pretty sure that they are all lepres.

Leprosy is where your limbs slowly rot away and is very painful and back then they didn’t know how it spread, so people put them in colonies to keep them away from the healthy people.

Lady Eboshi made a safe haven for “untouchables” and she cared and protected them. THAT is why she is highly respected and regarded by her people. She showed compassion towards those who were sick and cast aside by society.

I wouldn’t call that feminist, that’s more like a Jesus hearted woman who didn’t take nonsense from anyone. 

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