xkcds:

I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.
Free Speech

xkcds:

I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.

Free Speech

(via amagicgoldenflower)

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While Johansson’s first Marvel appearance in Iron Man 2 may have relied somewhat upon sex appeal, this was quickly nixed in favor of characterizing her as the most cerebral Avenger. Her most important scenes in The Avengers relied upon her intelligence and skills as a spy, to the extent that she even managed to outwit Loki, the God of Lies. At the end of the movie, she’s the one who closes the portal that let all the aliens into New York. Then in Winter Soldier she’s given second billing to Captain America, a meaty role that showcases a wide-ranging skillset that stretches far beyond just “kicking ass.” At no point during any of these movies does she seduce anyone, by the way.

Sadly, there’s very little sign of this character in the most easily accessible reviews of both The Avengers and Winter Soldier. Judging by the Guardian, WSJ, or New Yorker, Black Widow is more like a blow-up doll with a black belt. By their logic, if she’s wearing a tight outfit, then she must be a sexy ass-kicker, meaning that she must be the token female character, and therefore is little more than eye candy.

With that thought process in mind, it must make perfect sense to relegate Black Widow to a single sniggering comment about her catsuit, because obviously Scarlett Johansson is just there for decoration. And if you’ve read in the New York Times that Black Widow is a token female character, then chances are you’ll have internalized that opinion before you even buy a ticket. The feedback loop of misogynist preconceptions continues on, and in the end, we all lose out.

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— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Every review of Black Widow in ‘Captain America’ is wrong (via fyeahmcublackwidow)

(Source: bewaretheides315, via amagicgoldenflower)

thisisbluelanguage:

veggielezzyfemmie:

The regular girl couldn’t make it, so I’m here.

miss claudette has a special place in my heart. 

miss claudette over everything 

(Source: quatres, via voicesandanalogies)

Orange is the New Black cast for Entertainment Weekly (May 2, 2014)

(Source: causeallkindsoftrouble, via maisiewilliams)

"Maybe you are the one I am supposed to fall in love with. Maybe you are the one that is supposed to come along and reassure me of how much I deserve and how much I am worth. Maybe you are the one that is supposed to remind me that love does exist and can heal. Maybe you are the one that is meant to hold my hands when I am pulling it away. And maybe through all the bad, you are the one good thing that was meant to come out of it."

Ming D. Liu, Maybe I Am Hoping (via mingdliu)

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butthorn:

I made another tote bag, and it’s for sale! You can find it, along with some comics, in my etsy

butthorn:

I made another tote bag, and it’s for sale! You can find it, along with some comics, in my etsy

(via marissa1982)

sapphicnymph:

leaving Laverne Cox off of the Time top 100 despite the overwhelming support she received is an act of violence and erasure towards trans women

(via halfboyhiccup)