21 10 / 2014

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You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.

Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone — profusely. But don’t apologize for being who you are.

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21 10 / 2014

aka14kgold:

the-uncensored-she:

coeur-de-porcelaine:

But another of the interviewees left me feeling concerned. Darren was young, good-looking and bright; I asked him how often he thought the women he paid enjoyed the sex. “I don’t want them to get any pleasure,” he told me. “I am paying for it and it is her job to give me pleasure. If she enjoys it I would feel cheated.” I asked if he felt prostitutes were different to other women. “The fact that they’re prepared to do that job where others won’t, even when they’re skint, means there’s some capability inside them that permits them to do it and not be disgusted,” he said. He seemed full of a festering, potentially explosive misogyny.

When asked what would end ­prostitution, one interviewee laughed and said, “Kill all the girls.” Paul told me that it would take “all the men to be locked up”. But most of them told the researchers that they would be ­easily deterred if the current laws were implemented. Fines, public ­exposure, employers being informed, being issued with an Asbo or the risk of a criminal record would stop most of the men from continuing to pay for sex. Discovering the women were ­trafficked, pimped or otherwise coerced would appear not to be so ­effective. Almost half said they ­believed that most women in prostitution are victims of pimps (“the pimp does the ­psychological raping of the woman,” explained one). But they still continued to visit them.

Germaine Greer: “Women have little to no idea how much men hate them.

Discovering the women were trafficked, pimped or otherwise coerced would appear not to be so ­effective.

Only harm to the self would have any impact. Even if they don’t all relish harm to the woman, they are all knowingly—and unashamedly—complicit in it

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20 10 / 2014

hawkcyes:

Cool date idea: sit and listen to me dissect every scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. End the night with me crying in your lap.

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20 10 / 2014

sandandglass:

Bryan Stevenson on The Daily Show.

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20 10 / 2014

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I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.

My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe.

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Jason Momoa on getting to play Aquaman (via racialicious)

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20 10 / 2014

zamimami:

provocatoria:

EVERY WHITE DUDE WRITER I’VE EVER KNOWN

me in workshop

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20 10 / 2014

stardustandstrawberries:

americachavez:

marvel give me a short about sharon’s undercover time as a nurse/steve’s neighbor and that one time she had to fight off ninjas from steve’s apartment while he was like, making dinner and sitting alone reading obama’s biography

With the music turned up really loudly because he’s a gentleman and he thought the noises were her having sex.

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19 10 / 2014

theamazingindi:

'You need to read YOUR manga dude!' replied william shatner 

19 10 / 2014

ikkinthekitsune:

bobbityhobbity:

This feels like a very cynical moment, but I think there’s more going on than just that. I think what Toph is really saying to Korra is that if you derive your self worth solely from your accomplishments, then you are going to wind up pretty empty as a human being. Because our accomplishments, huge as they may seem in the moment, ultimately don’t amount to a ton in the grand scheme of things. Granted, Korra did save the Air Nation and the world from 10,000 years of darkness. But she’s gotta find other reasons to keep going.

Toph doesn’t think her police work really “solved” anything, but she also doesn’t seem like she’s a shattered human being. Rather, she’s made peace with the vanity of human pursuits (dukkha) and has chosen a spiritual path. She is literally the bodhisattva beneath the banyan tree. 

I knew there was something more to this than sheer cynicism, but I couldn’t quite put it into words. When you say it like this, though, it makes a lot of sense.

This could also be read as a general critique of many punitive-based criminal justice systems. Simply putting people behind bars has never (and will never) solve crime in itself. Instead, you have to have a balance between rehabilitation and punishment to really make a difference at the root of why crime is happens (i.e. socioeconomic conditions, distribution of power, etc.). This fits in perfectly with season 4’s themes of balance and the entire series’ journey for Korra -it isn’t enough to simply punch your way through problems, most things are much more complex than that and require nuance to cause real substantive change and peace.   

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18 10 / 2014

ajacquelineofalltrades:

fyeahlilbit3point0:

Hayley Atwell laying waste to the Agent Carter set: A Timeline

One woman wrecking crew

ajacquelineofalltrades:

fyeahlilbit3point0:

Hayley Atwell laying waste to the Agent Carter set: A Timeline

One woman wrecking crew

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18 10 / 2014

18 10 / 2014

spidergwensday:

A nice talk with PASTE MAGAZINE… 

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18 10 / 2014

17 10 / 2014

dcwomenkickingass:

The issue of why there are so few permanently bad female characters in comics is one that has been discussed before and it is an interesting one that came up as recently as the revamp that Gamora received in Guardians of the Galaxy

But there was a time when there a lot of women who were bad to the bone in comics and a new book provides a fun and thoughtful overview. Vixens, Vamps and Vipers is the newest book from comic historian Mike Madrid. Madrid is the author of the must have guide to female characters in the early and mid-years of comics as well the look at female heroes of the golden age Divas, Dames and Daredevils. I spoke to Madrid when the latter book was published and he’s back to chat about his latest.

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Read what he has to say about the book and how you can win a copy.

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17 10 / 2014

ultrafacts:

Mr Rogers Facts.

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