Peggy Carter on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x01 Shadows
Peggy Carter on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2x01 Shadows
According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, nearly one-third of all female prisoners worldwide are incarcerated in the United States of America.
that’s because the USA runs on a for profit prison system, duh!
(Someone do a t-shirt with this on the back and “Nostalgia is an emotion for people with no future” on the front)
[Don’t know why tumblr has stopped crediting stuff when you reblog, but the above is Miles, not me.]
I really love Kieron’s comic writing, but his writing about writing is sometimes even more valuable to me. (And I’ll take one of of those t-shirts in black, please.)
I like this quote because it addresses something that makes sense to me: certain things might become more “dated” more easily, but everything is ultimately going to be dated to the time it was created in solely by existing.(via wolvensnothere)
Meanwhile, my logical thought process is saying, “You know, the idea of ‘Posterity’ is absurd and nostalgia is often really gross.”
The past is a country of narcissism, unfettered by compassion. The future is one we are responsible for creating, and where we will be judged without our input. Neither is a reason for choosing stasis in the now.
this is the second meta challenge that was inspired by and based off of this one. it also borrows or adapts some of its prompts, but also changes things and adds in new ones.
- Explore a representation of women that you love.
- Explore a representation of women that bothers…
See? Now this is a prank. Something silly and good intentioned and actually funny. Not groping poor, unsuspecting girls.
that sign is so accurate right now it’s scary
I <3 William Shatner on Twitter
I love how they respond to him, as if he is actually a captain, even more.
Nasa confirmed for huge fucking nerds
This is awesome and priceless and people that work on space stuff are the best people of all time.
Are you surprised that they’re trekkies?
Susan tells bedtime stories
Susan tells the BEST bedtime stories.
What is this?! Besides AMAZING!
The Live-Action adaptaion of Terry Pratchett’s ‘The Hogfather.’
Remembering LGBT Hispanic Victims of Murder/Police Brutality
Lawrence “Larry” Fobes King, 15 (California) - Transgender Student Murdered By Their 14-Year-Old Classmate After Giving The Classmate A Valentine, The Murderer Used The So-Called “Gay Panic” Defense To Justify His Killing, The Killer Was Sentenced To 21 Years in Prison
Larry King of Oxnard, California, was a gay or bisexual 15-year-old eighth-grade student who was shot to death at his school on 12 February 2008. He wore gender variantclothes, jewelry and make-up and had come out as gay at school. King was bullied and teased by his fellow students due to his effeminacy and openness about being gay, having come out at ten-years-old and while in the third grade. On the morning of 12 February, Lawrence was in the school’s computer lab with 24 other students. Fellow student, fourteen-year-old Brandon McInerney was witnessed repeatedly looking at King during the class. At 8:15 a.m, McInerney shot King twice in the head using a handgun. King was declared brain dead the next day but kept on a ventilator to preserve his organs for donation. Prosecutors charged McInerney as an adult with murder as a premeditated hate crime and gun possession. The crime was reputed to be the most high-profile hate crime case of 2008. Newsweek described it as “the most prominent gay-bias crime since the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard”, bringing attention to issues of gun violence as well as gender expression and sexual identity of teenagers. On 21 November 2011 McInerney pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm. He will receive 21 years behind bars, with no credit given for time served prior to the trial and no credit will be given for good behavior. He will initially serve his sentence in a juvenile facility and then be transferred to prison upon turning 18. [Wikipedia]
Retro-style posters that were given out to the cast and crew of the Captain America films. I absolutely love these, and really wish they’d been the official one-sheets. The First Avenger poster is absolutely beautiful.
Oooooh, I would hang these on my wall.
a podcast recorded with a $60 dollar mic in a harlem apartment about an openly queer radio host with a poc love interest as literally the most normal part of the show made it to be the number one most dowloaded podcast in all of america and if you don’t think that’s the tightest shit you can get out of my face
People think feminism means that there’s a group of women somewhere that want to take trousers with pockets away from men and give them to women, and give men trousers with fake pockets, while in reality feminism is the general idea that everyone should have trousers with pockets, because pockets are awesome.
Anonymous said: u should totally draw some poc!hermione bein cute man. like readin in her books or tryin 2 tame her wild hair or having to put up with ron and harry.
hermione bein cute and multitasking while she gets dressed or s/t woo
So, serious question, because for some reason, I can’t actually recall if the books SPECIFY that Hermione *is* white/Anglo, but do they?
Cuz, ya know: “pale” and “pink” can be used as a adjective for anyone if you’re talking about shock or blushing. Dark skin can go pale, dark skin can go pink, relative to the normal, healthy appearance of it.
But as far as physical characteristics go: bushy brown hair, brown eyes, and large front teeth don’t precisely scream a particular race to me.
Just throwing that out there.
Howdy there folks. We’re back again to hear me speaking words to you about ideas and whatnot. In this installment: “The Invisible Architecture of Bias,” available in both spoken audio (this one) and written text formats.
In addition to that, I’m going to go ahead and put the reference links, right here. There are a lot of them, but I think they’re pretty useful, on the whole:
Links to a great many seriously upsetting statistics: http://lordbape.tumblr.com/post/93357010164/killed-for-being-black-theres-more-black-on-white
“Michael Brown, Ferguson, and The Logic of Slavery”: http://www.racefiles.com/2014/08/20/michael-brown-ferguson-and-the-logic-of-slavery/
Four Youths Claimed to Have Committed Suicide, With Guns. While in Police Custody. And Handcuffed: https://38.media.tumblr.com/bc066f62b8cb99b0c8b2e0aefa87abac/tumblr_naxi6iOfOu1qkoj3co1_500.jpg
Shaun King on The Murder of John Crawford, III, and How it Fits into American Society: http://poldberg.tumblr.com/post/97152925423/while-there-is-a-lot-of-appropriate-rage-about
Also: Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart
Also: Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story
“Actress Daniel Watts Wrongfully Detained on Accusations of Prostitution”: http://www.forharriet.com/2014/09/actress-daniele-watts-wrongfully.html?m=1
A Non-Famous Person Recounts Several Similar Experiences: https://twitter.com/FunSizeBytes/timelines/511261473046528001
“Black Boys Viewed as Older, Less Innocent Than Whites, Research Finds; Police likelier to use force against black children when officers ‘dehumanize’ blacks, study says”
“Men And Women Appear To Suffer Pain Differently. So Do Blacks And Whites. Modern Medicine Has Trouble Even Talking About It.”
'Paradoxically, the same groups accused of insensitivity often were also said to respond to pain with insufficient stoicism. Black people’s supposed indifference to pain was used to justify colonization and slavery; at the same time, slaves were often accused of overreacting to pain. Bourke looked as far back as the 18th century and found that some groups were accused of widely disparate kinds of “improper” pain responses practically all at the same time. “It’s a really a Catch-22,” she said. “They’re either not really feeling, and it’s just reflexes, or they’re feeling too much and it’s exaggerated or it’s hysterical.'
‘“Affluenza” Judge Gave 14-Year Old Black Boy 10 Years in Prison for a Far Lesser Crime’
‘Race As A Social Construct: Resisting The “Pseudo-Science” Of Race’ http://minerva.stkate.edu/people.nsf/files/mina-82v8bu/%24file/inclusivescience.pdf
“What We Mean When We Say ‘Race Is a Social Construct’” http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/05/what-we-mean-when-we-say-race-is-a-social-construct/275872/
“’Racism’ Of Early Colour Photography Explored In Art Exhibition: Artists Spent A Month In South Africa Taking Pictures On Decades-Old Film Engineered With Only White Faces In Mind”
“[Texas Man Being Prosecuted For Capital Murder After] SWAT Officer Shot In The Face Breaking Into Window During No-Knock Raid”
“Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is” ‘So, the challenge: how to get across the ideas bound up in the word “privilege,” in a way that your average straight white man will get, without freaking out about it?
‘Being a white guy who likes women, here’s how I would do it…’ http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/15/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is/
“Girls and boys’ differing understanding of when to talk, when to be quiet, what is polite and so on, has a visible impact on the dynamics of the classroom. Just as men dominate the floor in business meetings, academic conferences and so on, so little boys dominate in the classroom - and little girls let them.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/voices/yourvoice/classroom_talk.shtml
“NPR- Casting Call: Hollywood Needs More Women”
“My theory is that since all anybody has seen, when they are growing up, is this big imbalance - that the movies that they’ve watched are about, let’s say, 5 to 1, as far as female presence is concerned - that’s what starts to look normal. And let’s think about - in different segments of society, 17 percent of cardiac surgeons are women; 17 percent of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?” -Geena Davis
PBS “Language Myth # 6: Women Talk Too Much”
“No, they don’t. Rather, they don’t in every situation. Social context and relative power determine who talks more, men or women. Janet Holmes sets the record straight and establishes the reasons for the lingering myth of female chattiness. (The research cited in this essay was first published in 1999.)”
Continual Depictions of ONLY MALE Cardiac Arrest on Television colour what we expect ALL CARDIAC ARREST to look like: http://feministing.com/2012/02/23/for-women-heart-attacks-look-different-and-so-do-heart-health-outcomes/
Audio of the Panel “Gender, Race, and Identities in Comics,” from the Comics and Popular Arts Academic Conference at 2013’s Dragon Con, with Presenters Kari Storla and Daniel Amrhein: http://thehangedman.com/cpac-files/02GenderRaceAndIdentitiesInComics.mp3
Audio of the Panel “Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Cosplay and Fandom,” from the Comics and Popular Arts Academic Conference at 2013’s Dragon Con, with presenters John Flowers, Kari Storla, and Daniel Amrhein: http://thehangedman.com/cpac-files/05RaceGenderAndSexualityInCosplayAndFandom.m4a
Black People Make Up Largest Share of LGBT Community
“From Norma to Normalization”: http://www.patreon.com/creation?alert=2&hid=635526
David Hume and the Is-Ought Gap: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume-moral/#io
Cosmic Anthropology Broadcast System #2, “Roll Your Own Culture”
“…on building your own reality map”: https://soundcloud.com/pir8m1k3y/roll-your-own-culture-a-chat-with-gordon-white-of-runesoupcom
Thank you all for being here, and, as always, if you like what we’re doing here, please: Tell Your Friends. Catch you next time.
For the daywalkers.
Also, please note that when I say culture, or “society,” in this piece, I mean to indicate Western and especially US American society. The intricacies of HOW bias gets reinforced within other cultures and societies may be similar, but will have important variations to which we should pay especial attention.
OH LOOK, IT’S A WEALTH OF USEFUL INFO
Since my original post about an idea for a post-apocalyptic comic featuring disabled people has gathered over 4000 notes, I figured it’s time to go about seeing if I can find an artist.
I’m already talking to a couple of people, but I haven’t made any firm…
It’s On Us:
To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.
To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
Or, yanno: It could fucking be ON US to teach age-appropriate boundaries and how not to violate them, teach WHAT rape is through actual examples and not just “Don’t rape, no means no, rape is a man engaging in forcible sex, (grrrrrr) and it’s wrong.” Since there are about a million permutations of rape and sexual assault (incl Street Harassment) that have been normalized. Pick-up Artists TEACH HOW TO RAPE VIA COERCION FFS, and if we teach everyone what RAPE IS, that it’s not just men, and that everyone has a right to their own physical boundaries at any age, and how not to violate them, we can stop people from normalizing sexual assault in their own heads. But, that would mean admitting that we do normalize rape and that rape culture exists, and RAINN told the White House that it doesn’t, so we’re doing this instead.
Of course we are.
Yes, bystander intervention can stop someone from being raped, but it doesn’t put the responsibility on the rapist, but on the bystander.
And how many bystanders will even recognize that something is horribly wrong without thorough training?
Fair points, but I’m hazy on what you’d regard as age-appropriate boundaries given the varieties in ages of consent worldwide. Would you mind unpacking that?
I wasn’t talking about age of sexual consent. Because THAT HAS NO BEARING AT ALL unless you’re discussing the legal definitions of pedophilia, hebephilia, or statutory rape and in all of those, consent doesn’t obviate the crime because being below the age of consent means it cannot be legally given to an adult. I was talking about a curriculum of age-appropriate boundaries such as: not making a child hug a relative, teaching respect for bodily autonomy, like if they hate blue socks, not making them wear blue socks. Not requiring a child to eat liver without consent, or not teaching them that you can be coerced as a parent, if they whine about not getting a toy, they’re allowed to be disappointed but not to keep begging until a parent gives in. Teaching them not to BE bribed by adults, too, since that’s frequently a tactic pedophiles use. None of this, “Grandma will give you a sweet if you give her a kiss.”
Teaching children that their bodies are their own, and to respect that in others as well as to demand respect for it. And introducing the varieties of conduct that they may encounter as they get older, as age-appropriate and using age-appropriate language.