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Stop praising mediocre white men for their sexist, boring works of fiction.

- From The Emperor’s New Clothes (The Myth of Moffat’s Scriptwriting ‘Genius’) by Claudia Boleyn  (via claudiaboleyn)

"If a female writer had produced such an almighty mess, you can bet she’d be despised by now."

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Fortunately, I never started.  That’s the trick to a habit.  It’s easier not to start one than to start one and have to quit.  And Moffatt should never have been started by anyone.  They should have hired a good woman a number of seasons back, like, before I quite watching.

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Seriously.

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lere8:

Guillaume Côté -The National Ballet of Canada

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I’m no longer watching television in which middle-aged men figure out how to be men. I’d rather watch shows about teenaged girls figuring out what it means to be a monster

Kelly Link, in an interview from last year that has really stuck with me because of this line.  (via andrewasalways)

YES.

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Kelly Link is the greatest.

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Yes!

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Yup.

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tamorapierce:

illbeoutback:

If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.

But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.

Yeah …  what up with that?

Maybe if we brought the Supreme Court to one of our protests they would make the cops stop using tear gas.

paalangpu-sihu:

daughtersofdig:

Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture by Danielle Seewalker for Marie Claire UK

Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture.

Meet the women leading that fight: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/547176/meet-the-generation-of-incredible-native-american-women-fighting-to-preserve-their-culture.html#y5UioxWL1hQHhom1.01

pueblo dress is beautiful

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There is always a saturation point with protest and compassionate response, and this is what the militarized response in Ferguson is banking on—that they can wear out the protest and more strategically, wear out our attention. It’s not that people get bored and move on, it’s that they know we’ll get compassion fatigue and our brains will invoke the Silencing Response, where we want to turn away from things we feel ill-equipped to fix. We have a lot to do now that a compassionate response to injustice has been prompted, and most importantly that includes not shutting down. not turning away because we don’t know what to do. I’m bearing down on bearing witness.

sigynofasgard:

It just occurred to me tonight that in the first Thor film, Thor’s little freakout in the hospital is played for laughs, but now that the second movie came out we see that he might have had understandable reason for it.

Here are Asgardian healers (Pardon the bad quality):

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This is what Thor woke up to on Midgard:

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It probably never crossed Thor’s mind that this guy was anything like a healer, because it’s a male.

As someone who took classes in Anthropology, I’m a bit embarrassed I didn’t realize that sooner. From what we’ve seen, despite their advanced technology Asgard seems to be culturally medieval and noticeably sexist, and it’s in-character for Thor at that point to not know that mortal males can practice healing. So when he woke up to some guy trying to get blood out of him, he assumed it was an attack and freaked out.

I’ll bet he’d have reacted differently if it had been a female doctor: he wouldn’t have been happy, of course, but he wouldn’t have immediately assumed her to be a threat as he did the male. His response would probably have been more like “Whoa whoa lady, what are you doing?” rather than “HOW DARE YOU ATTACK THE SON OF ODIN!!”

Just a point to ponder that I thought I’d share. : )

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amuseoffyre:

peggylives:

Steve ‘did it hurt - a little’ Rogers

#/SCREAMS ABOUT HOW SKINNY!STEVE’S CHRONIC PAIN PROBABLY FUCKED UP HIS PERCEPTION OF PAIN FOR LIFE  #STEVE ROGERS ‘OKAY YEAH THAT’S UNPLEASANT’ WOULD PARALYSE ANYONE ELSE  #AND THAT’S NOT THE SERUM  #THAT’S SKINNY STEVE THROUGH AND THROUGH   (via beccabuchanans)

Don’t even start me on the fact he’s spent his whole life trying not to make a big deal of when he’s ill. He doesn’t want pity or sympathy. He doesn’t wanted to be treated like he’s weak. He doesn’t want to be looked down on because ‘he can’t take it’.

You only ever hear Steve Rogers scream once, and when he thinks people think he’s being weak, he stops and never screams again. Not unless you count the moment he sees Bucky fall to his death.