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PEGGY CARTER as CAPTAIN CARTER in MARVEL STUDIOS’ WHAT IF…?
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PEGGY CARTER as CAPTAIN CARTER in MARVEL STUDIOS’ WHAT IF…?

How the media depicts the Apollo 11 mission:

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Actual quotes from the Apollo 11 mission:

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How the media depicts the Apollo 11 mission: Actual quotes from the Apollo 11 mission:

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: that hotline is forvo.com. It’s a pronunciation dictionary that allows you type in a...

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: that hotline is forvo.com. It’s a pronunciation dictionary that allows you type in a...

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Fika is the Swedish tradition of having  coffee, cake, and a chat. It’s such an  integral part of the culture that many...

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Fika is the Swedish tradition of having coffee, cake, and a chat. It’s such an integral part of the culture that many...

so women are supposed to grin and bear the books, the comics, the movies, the plays, the tv shows, the stories, the sci-fi, the translated ancient poems, the fucking millennia of men writing about their self inserts torturing women and it being declared as High Art by other men, we’re supposed to read it in our free time, study it in classrooms, include their styles in our own writing, accept their cultural influence as natural, watch it in the cinema, write about it, talk about it, accept it, aspire it, but men can’t tolerate three seconds of female wish fulfilment of a woman snapping the wrist of a creep without feeling personally kicked in the balls.

This reminds me of something I observed in college while I was doing my honors thesis on women in modern horror films. I watched a LOT of horror during that time as part of my research, and sometimes that was done with my family around.

And my dad and brothers? Were deeply disturbed by the movie Jennifer’s Body. I was flabbergasted. It’s not scary! It’s not even that gory. But they were horrified by it. These men who grew up on 70s slashers were legitimately shook by 90 minutes of Megan Fox eating a few teenage boys, mostly off-screen.

Similarly, my all-male reading panel for my thesis? Were so disturbed by my synopsis of the film Teeth that they couldn’t even talk about it. One of them said he couldn’t look at his wife for a week after reading it.

Again, grown-ass men who study and teach media for a living. Who definitely watch and enjoy horror movies. One of whom was a huge Tarantino buff. We watched and read worse in his intro to mass media class! But one movie about a girl whose vag could bite was enough to haunt him.

Then of course you have things like the Gone Girl backlash–men yelling that Amy Dunne is evil and women clamoring to assure everyone that they know she is not someone to emulate–the backlash against Carol Danvers, and, more recently, the griping from MRAs against the upcoming film Hustlers, which is about strippers scamming their Wall Street clients.

My conclusion? Most men–at least most straight, cisgender men, who are both my sample population and most of the ones whining that Carol is a “villain”–are perfectly fine with, and desensitized to, media where men do violence to women (horror movies), or men do violence to men (horror and action movies). They’re even sort of fine when women do violence to women (“ooooo cat fight!”).

But they get intensely uncomfortable when women are depicted doing any kind of violence to men, especially in films that tilt the balance of power to the other side of the m/f gender binary beyond a single moment or scene.

So woman as flesh-eating monster with men as her preferred cuisine? Woman who responds to unwanted sexual contact by biting it off? Woman who frames her cheating husband for murder? Woman whose response to harassment–behavior that many of the loudest whiners know is both creepy and reflective of their own thoughts/actions–is to break something?

Too scary. Unacceptable. Disturbing. These men hate being presented with the idea, even in fiction, that their position of power is socially constructed, that it could easily be flipped the other way. It terrifies them.

In feeling that terror, they experience a tiny modicum of what living, existing, moving, being perceived as a woman in the world is like.

And they flinch every time.

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Here have a newspaper comic from 1993

Lmao, TRUTH

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so women are supposed to grin and bear the books, the comics, the movies, the plays, the tv shows, the stories, the sci-fi, the...

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“The 5 baby foxes who live in my parents yard playing after the April snowstorm.“   (Source)

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“The 5 baby foxes who live in my parents yard playing after the April snowstorm.“ (Source)

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kidz bop cask of amontillado

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kidz bop cask of amontillado

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I’ve never ONCE seen one of these and not being just like…absolutely riddled with tension, so. Keep passing them around, I...

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I’ve never ONCE seen one of these and not being just like…absolutely riddled with tension, so. Keep passing them around, I...

When the Nazis invaded Athens, Greece in April 1941, one of the first thing they did as they inspected the city was to visit the National Archaeological Museum. They were surprised to find vast and entirely empty rooms. When they asked the few remaining archaeologists where the ancient artifacts were, the archaeologists answered: “Inside the earth - as always”.

Six months earlier, it became known that Germany was considering to invade Greece. That is when Greeks decided upon a colossal project of hiding as many ancient ruins and artifacts, in an attempt to save them from the Nazis and protect them from potential air raids. 

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Digging inside the museum to bury the artifacts underground.

The statues and other artifacts were buried in basements, which then were filled with sand and covered with cement.

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Burying the Kouros of Sounion.

This did not only happen to the National Archaeological Museum. Almost the entirety of Greece participated in this project, including Delphi, Olympia, Thessaloniki, Sparta and the Greek islands as well. Many volunteers joined in but the most demanding and technical aspects of the job were exclusively handled by Archaeologists and Academics.The most prominent figures of the project were Christos and Semni Karouzos, Giannis Miliadis and Antonis Keramopoulos. Two foreign archaeologists had am important role in this as well, a British and - interistingly- a German.

The chosen spots were usually the basements under the museums, about which it is suspected the Nazis found out. Some artifacts were hidden in caves of Acropolis and Philopappos, some artifacts of Delphi were hidden in the Macedonian Tomb, which was then sealed with concrete, and the golden ones where hidden in the basements of the vault of the Bank of Greece. 

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The Germans found out about the “plot” of the Greeks. However, because Hitler was fascinated by the Ancient Greek Culture, they did not want to give the impression they didn’t acknowledge its importance by attempting to seek the artifacts and risk their destruction. In fact, it is said  that many of them were more impressed than angry at the Greeks for carrying through with this plan.

Sources in Greek: 1 and 2

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When the Nazis invaded Athens, Greece in April 1941, one of the first things they did as they inspected the city was to visit...

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Любимое место с детства.

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Любимое место с детства.

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JENGA MASTER!  (Source)

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JENGA MASTER! (Source)

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THIS TURNED OUT SO MUCH BETTER THAN EXPECTED
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THIS TURNED OUT SO MUCH BETTER THAN EXPECTED

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I will topple your empires and your kings. I will drain the wealth from your coffers, and elevate your serfs and servants until...

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I will topple your empires and your kings. I will drain the wealth from your coffers, and elevate your serfs and servants until...

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again since no-one has yet given me a valid reason as to why James Potter, lacking a wand, didn’t just transform into Prongs when Voldy turned up and like… fucking spear him. Why didn’t he do that? Like I don’t care how astonishingly powerful a dark wizard he was, no-one could ever be prepared for walking into a house and there’s just… a massive fuck off stag staring you down? How could you possibly react to that? 

You couldn’t, giving said stag the opportunity to put an antler through his eye and save the day. Not to mention, can you imagine the Prophet headlines if that was how it’d gone down?

Valid reason coming your way….

You need a wand to assume your Animagus form.

You definitely don’t… Sirius did it in Azkaban.

Aha good point then yeah he should have impaled that motherfucker

He was unregistrated, right? I mean.. sure, he would have killed the dark lord, but still, it’s a crime. And then there’s the fact that the others were animagi too, which would lead to them being exposed and most certainly being accused of not getting themselves a registration. Their connections to Remus would be obvious, and I think he’d be exposed too. We all learned about the problems lycantrophy causes, and I don’t think James would have been stupid enough to risk that his best friend lost everything.

To be fair, you try telling the guy who FUCKING IMPALED Voldemort that he had to go to jail for being unregistered.

Also, it’s the ministry of magic. You could literally say that someone had created a stag by whatever means, and they’d buy it.

Another superlative point—"Where did the stag—yes, it was definitely a stag not a deer note that down please—where did it come from you ask? Oh, absolutely haven’t the foggiest Mister Minister Sir—it was just sort of there. Passing through I suppose.“

”…Passing through.“

“Yes.”

“Through your hallway.”

“Yes.”

“And stabbed Voldemort through the eye.”

“Through the eye, yes, and right through the brain: ghastly stuff, Minister, felt absolutely horrid.”

“It felt horrid?”

“I mean… I imagine so.”

“… right. And where did this deer go?”

“Oh, it vanished, Sir, quite spontaneously.”

“…uhuh. So the stag just wandered into your home, skewered a dark wizard, disapeared, and you saw neither where it came from nor where it went.”

“That’s about the size of it, yes.”

“… Yeah okay that sounds legit job done lads.”

Also you cannot tell me that James Potter gave two shits about whether or not it was illegal

You can’t tell me that Lily wouldn’t say, with a completely straight face, that it was a surprisingly solid Patronus.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again since no-one has yet given me a valid reason as to why James Potter, lacking a wand,...

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“My friend lives above a punk bar and sent us this pic of her dog and the regulars”

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“My friend lives above a punk bar and sent us this pic of her dog and the regulars”

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“Under The Blue Sheet” is the most highly contested territory of the Speakeasy at present.   [Description: A series of four...
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“Under The Blue Sheet” is the most highly contested territory of the Speakeasy at present. [Description: A series of four...

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Absolutely nothing. They’re strengthimg their bond by being chaotic dumbasses together and that’s beautiful.

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Absolutely nothing. They’re strengthimg their bond by being chaotic dumbasses together and that’s beautiful.

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diary comics - jamp   instagram / twitter
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diary comics - jamp instagram / twitter

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A book crystallized in the ocean

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A book crystallized in the ocean

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Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout
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Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout

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This is so important

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This is so important

*does 30 minutes of responsibilities in life* Good work me!!!! I have earned a 3 hour daydream session as a reward *grabs my earbuds*

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*does 30 minutes of responsibilities in life* Good work me!!!! I have earned a 3 hour daydream session as a reward *grabs my...

The Lincoln Assassination is really just wild if you think about it for a moment. The younger brother of one of the most famous actors in the country- himself a famous actor and heartthrob in his own right- killed the President in a theatre and yelled “Sic semper tyrannis,” a line often associated with Brutus, a character that his brother had famously played.

Like, imagine if Liam Hemsworth killed the Prime Minister of Australia at a red carpet movie premiere or something and yelled “I went for the head,” and Chris had to leave the Avengers press tour to tell everyone, “I swear I had nothing to do with this.” Imagine how weird that would be.

…a whole history major and yet this post is the first time I’ve fully appreciated the weirdness of the Lincoln assassination

It’s even more bizarre when you remember that said famous older brother, Edwin Booth, actually saved Lincoln’s eldest son Robert from being killed/severely maimed when he slipped off a train platform.

Now imagine that you’re at a crowded train station and you trip and fall between the platform and the train, someone hauls you up and you turn to thank them and realise that your rescuer is none other than famous actor Chris Hemsworth! Wow, that’ll be a great story to tell the grand-kids! Then a few months later his younger brother Liam Hemsworth murders your dad, the Prime Minister of Australia. 

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The Lincoln Assassination is really just wild if you think about it for a moment. The younger brother of one of the most famous...

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This is the purest, most beautiful thing I have ever seen in the entire world. What a wonderful experience wow honestly what a...

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This is the purest, most beautiful thing I have ever seen in the entire world. What a wonderful experience wow honestly what a...

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A very polite lioness. I imagine her saying, “Why, thank you for the compliment!”  Source: http://bit.ly/2lFDEsy

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A very polite lioness. I imagine her saying, “Why, thank you for the compliment!” Source: http://bit.ly/2lFDEsy

yall look at this shit ad*be is tryna pull now on ppl who have outdated software:

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(note for context: i’m all for piracy, but in this case my copy of CS6 was downloaded years ago when they were giving it away to students. i got it totally legally.)

so here is what NOT to do if you’re a loyal fan of adobe who has the cash to shell out for a newer and shittier version of the product you already paid for.

1) DON’T use your search bar to find and open the Run app

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2) DON’T type in services.msc

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3) DON’T find Adobe Genuine Software Integrity Services and right-click to get a dropdown menu, and don’t select ‘properties’

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4) if you happen to click properties, DON’T use the startup type dropdown to locate the option to disable the program. be sure you DON’T click apply to finalize that change. 

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5) DO NOT do the same thing in order to also disable Adobe Genuine Software Monitor 

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if you do all of these things, this WILL disable adobe’s ability to monitor the software, and you will be forced to continue using the same older software that you already paid for instead of having to sign up for a newer, shittier version and pay more for it. so if you have lots of cash to spare and are cool with putting it the pockets of racketeering capitalists, definitely don’t do any of these things. 

however, you SHOULD reblog this to spread the word, as we certainly want to make sure lots of people know what NOT to do :)

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I’M SORRY MA'AM. I KNOW YOU’RE UPSET.

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Pretend to be upset.

Just sharing this helplful advice of what you definitely (WINK) should not (WINK WINK) do (WINK WINK WINK)

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yall look at this shit ad*be is tryna pull now on ppl who have outdated software: (note for context: i’m all for piracy, but in...