Jul. 2nd, 2017

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“Mine, mine, mine, all mine!”
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A post shared by Laurie Hudgins (@bbflabradors) on May 31, 2017 at 3:36am PDT


The ol’ switcheroo.
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The United States continues to embarrass.

The delegates were appalled by the lack of gender equality in America. They found the U.S. to be lagging far behind international human rights standards in a number of areas, including its 23 percent gender pay gap, maternity leave, affordable child care and the treatment of female migrants in detention centers.

The most telling moment of the trip, the women told reporters on Friday, was when they visited an abortion clinic in Alabama and experienced the hostile political climate around women’s reproductive rights.

“We were harassed. There were two vigilante men waiting to insult us,” said Frances Raday, the delegate from the U.K. The men repeatedly shouted, “You’re murdering children!” at them as soon as they neared the clinic, even though Raday said they are clearly past childbearing age.

“It’s a kind of terrorism,” added Eleonora Zielinska, the delegate from Poland. “To us, it was shocking.”

In most European countries, she explained, abortions are performed at general doctors’ offices and hospitals that offer all kinds of other health services, so there aren’t protesters waiting to heckle the women who enter.

The women discovered during their visit that women in the United States have “missing rights” compared to the rest of the world. For instance, the U.S. is one of three countries in the world that does not guarantee women paid maternity leave. The U.N. suggests that countries guarantee at least 14 weeks of paid parental leave. Some countries go further – Iceland requires five months paid leave for each parent, and an additional two months to be shared between them.

“The lack of accommodation in the workplace to women’s pregnancy, birth and post-natal needs is shocking,” Raday said. “Unthinkable in any society, and certainly one of the richest societies in the world.”

Another main area of concern for the delegation is violence against women – particularly gun violence. Women are 11 times more likely to be killed by a gun in the United States than in other high-income countries, and most of those murdersare perpetrated by an intimate partner. While the Obama administration has talked a lot about combatting violence against women, its efforts have been frustrated by Congress’ inability to pass new federal gun restrictions.

While the delegates were shocked by many things they saw in the U.S., perhaps the biggest surprise of their trip, they said, was learning that women in the country don’t seem to know what they’re missing. “So many people really believe that U.S. women are way better off with respect to rights than any woman in the world,” Raday said. “They would say, ‘Prove it! What do you mean other people have paid maternity leave?’”

The US is so far behind in women’s rights, people don’t even believe that other countries allow Paid. Maternity. Leave. Good lord.

The myth of American exceptionalism is used to promote and maintain oppression. It discourages citizens from daring to wonder if other countries might be better than America.


It’s easier to believe that other counties can’t possibly actually have things like paid maternity leave and universal health care than it is to believe you’ve been lied to for years about how “communist” ideas like those will kill businesses and doom the nation.
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It’s happening. 2 hour finale episode. Tell your cluster. (x)
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people: tony stark ditching the avengers for the guardians of the galaxy!
me, an intellectual: tony stark standing tall in avengers tower, surrounded by their symbol, while a teenager looks at him completely starry-eyed and tries his hardest to enter tony's world -- tony stark taking the avengers name, the name that was so long denied him, the name of the group SHIELD scratched him out of, the name he was the FIRST to use as a battle cry against loki without even including himself in the line-up -- tony stark clinging to the avengers name and symbolic relevance with tooth and nail. tony stark, who was an avenger at the beginning and will keep being an avenger forever, no matter what others say or do. tony stark meeting the guardians of the galaxy as the Golden Avenger
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Look at this Edward Nigma bullshit



“I’m so proud of you. I’m so proud of you. You’re pulling off single-color suits!”

“I think I looked okay. It’s hard to wear green.”

“It’s nearly impossible to wear green and you’re wearing nothing but green! It’s glorious.”

“I sense an “and” in there somewhere.”

“And hideous. Glorious and hideous. Your beard looks green. It’s amazing. Well done, young padawan.” 

[RDJ Advises Chris Evans on his Life Choices]
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I have gone and gotten tipsy. Ask me silly things for a silly answer.
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Hard spirits in general and cocktails of the froufrou variety in particular! Tonight was vodka cranberry, but I do love the long islands and I make a mean salted caramel apple martini. Actually, it is very nice, not mean at all.
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@anvil527up: Honey or peanut butter?

Why not both?? Honey and peanut butter sandwiches are the best.
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@anvil527up: Honey or peanut butter?

Why not both?? Honey and peanut butter sandwiches are the best.

Well, damn. Now I have to have one.

Do the thing. Toast it first. 🍞
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@anvil527up: Re: raisins and coconut

I have developed a thoroughly unfair allergy to coconut, and alas, I cannot. Also, I am sometimes texture-weird with food and raisins in a peanut butter and honey sandwich would probably not be awesome for me. I will however eat raisins separate from my peanut butter and honey sandwich, because raisins are amazing.
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By request! Salted caramel apple martini:

In a shaker with ice: 1.5oz of Whipped Vodka (or caramel, though I prefer the whipped), 1.5 oz Sour Pucker apple, 3/4oz cloudy apple cider, liberal squeeze of caramel sauce and shake it to within an inch of its now icy life.

Apply sea salt to the rim of a martini glass, drizzle in some more caramel around the sides of the glass just for funsies, pour in icy caramel apple goodness and enjoy.

Additionally, I have added creme de cacao to this recipe and it’s pretty amazing.
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my favorite thing i’ve learned in college is that way back in ancient china there was this poet/philosopher guy who wrote this whole pretentious poem about how enlightened he was that was like “the eight winds cannot move me” blahblahblah and he was really proud of it so he sent it to his friend who lived across the lake and then his friend sends it back and just writes “FART” (or the ancient Chinese equivalent) on it and he was SO MAD he travels across the lake to chew his friend out and when he gets there his friend says “wow. the eight winds cannot move you, but one fart sends you across the lake”

i googled this bc i desperately wanted this to be real, and guess what…it is.

the dude’s name was su dongpo (also known as su shi). his original poem went like this:





(Humbly bowed my head below all skies
Minutest lights shine through my deepest bounds
Immovable by strong winds from eight sides
Upon purplish gold lotus I seated straightly by the low mound) (x)

on which his friend wrote “放屁” (fart, literally), and you know the rest.

(here’s a chinese source for the skeptics)

this is even funnier because just writing “fart” out of the blue sounds really stupid and random in english, but in chinese, fart (fang pi) is used as a common reply to, well, people talking out of their ass. kind of like how we’d use “bullshit” in context.
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Chris Evans as Steve RogersCaptain America: The First Avenger (2011) dir. Joe Johnston
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Octopi Embedded in Ceramic Vessels by Keiko Masumoto


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an illustration I did for the fic “out of obscurity into the dream”, the bar scene from the first chapter
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we all have that movie we saw too young and probably scarred us for life.
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You’re so sweet 
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Peggy Carter & Diana Prince
In another universe, they would be best friends. They would share stories, talked about how they both had a “Steve” in their lives, and they would be kicking ass & changing the world.


I am so here for this.

my everything is ready for this to be a real thing.
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In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.

The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive — which is a lot to expect of a rat.

The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy — and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.

“A New Model of Empathy: The Rat” by David Brown, Washington Post


this just in: rats are more humane than humans
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“How did you find me?”
Ohhh Spock prime…;(

Oh that breaks my heart… after so many years… in another universe…logical Spock’s first explanation for Jim’s presence is that Jim found him… that Jim has come to save him…

Oh, Spock…
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냥발바닥 찍는 스티부. 리퀘박스.

“고양이로 산다는건 피곤한 일이얌”
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You never know when you might have to fight an alien.
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Me: not even remotely good at math

Also Me: decides to write a math genius
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Flint [lying]: you can take the fucking warship, I don’t care…

Rewatching this brilliant scene made me do this. Worked on it quite literally all day. Drawn in PS from start to finish.

Please do not repost my art or remove caption, thank you!
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I feel like there needs to be some kind of post for MCU fans on How To Write About Africa because I feel like there’s a lot of people out there who want to write about Wakanda and T'Challa but are worried about being problematic and that makes me sad because there’s SO MUCH GREAT meta to be had about T'Challa and Wakanda but at the same time there’s a lot of legitimate concerns about perpetuating racist stereotypes and yeah.

T'Challa and Wakanda could be such a great way to introduce people to amazing sci-fi concepts that people should know

This is SO needed. 

It’s so easy to be like ‘just try it!’ but the problem with this website is that people don’t think its okay for people to make mistakes. I’ve gotten messages from people who want to write about T’Challa/Wakanda but are nervous about how their work will be perceived and its so sad. 

We really need to gather some people who’d be interested in writing a nice little info post!

I’ll start

How to Write About Africa

How to Write About Africa II: The Revenge

Wikipedia - Afrofuturism

An Afrofuturist Reading List

We Are Wakanda

Writing With Color

You Don’t Know Africa 


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