Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell at #NYCC #commiecon by jimhalterman

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell at #NYCC #commiecon by jimhalterman

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quickweaves:

Nevada Senator Proposes To Boyfriend Seconds After Gay Marriage Legalized: WATCH

Nevada State Senator Kelvin Atkinson didn’t waste anytime once a federal appeals courtoverturned his state’s ban on gay marriage. At a Freedom Nevada rally on Tuesday,  Atkinson surprised his partner of over six years, Sherwood Howard, with a proposal — though it sounds like it may  have been a surprise to the senator as well.
“I was telling my story and it just came out,” said Atkinson, who memorably came out during a debate on same-sex marriage. “I proposed to him on stage in front of everyone.” Atkinson expected Howard to say yes, though he had to clarify amidst the peal of tears and celebration. “He said yes,” he told the crowd. (x)

quickweaves:

Nevada Senator Proposes To Boyfriend Seconds After Gay Marriage Legalized: WATCH

Nevada State Senator Kelvin Atkinson didn’t waste anytime once a federal appeals courtoverturned his state’s ban on gay marriage. At a Freedom Nevada rally on Tuesday,  Atkinson surprised his partner of over six years, Sherwood Howard, with a proposal — though it sounds like it may  have been a surprise to the senator as well.

I was telling my story and it just came out,” said Atkinson, who memorably came out during a debate on same-sex marriage. “I proposed to him on stage in front of everyone.” Atkinson expected Howard to say yes, though he had to clarify amidst the peal of tears and celebration. “He said yes,” he told the crowd. (x)

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baeweber:

i’ve seen posts and tweets that basically say “HAHA KINGS” and i just want you to know that you fucking suck. you’re really going to sit there, in the wake of finding out that a person was abused by someone close to them, and your first thought is “i can use this to make fun of a hockey team”. go crawl back into your hole. scumbag

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baeweber:

most importantly, hopefully the victim is ok

If you don’t know the context yet: Voynov was arrested for domestic violence and is for now suspended indefinitally by the league (Still getting paid however.)

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lesushhh:

This will forever be adorable

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werewolfau:

audible-smiles:

dsudis:

antoinetrips:

sansagrowingstrong:

allofthefeelings:

sugarfey:

freaoscanlin:

everyworldneedslove:

theladymonsters:

i’m waiting for someone to write epic meta on why the reason bucky is so popular with female fans is bc his storyline being about being stripped of agency and personal autonomy resonates particularly with female experiences

I think you… just did it?

Yeah, this must be why most of the fic on AO3 is written with really great Black Widow, who’s never sidelined, ignored, or turned into a series of Dad Jokes. Because her plotline is about the same things.

…..wait.

Or why there’s a tonne of fanworks and meta about Gamora.

I’m not discounting or dismissing female fans who find that Bucky’s narrative resonates with them. But I think there’s meta to be written about how this storyline of being stripped of agency and personal autonomy, a storyline that applies to at least two female characters in the MCU, was not considered narratively important until it happened to a white man.

Fandom is notorious for wanting storylines that resonate with female experiences but dismissing female characters, such that even when we have two women whose storylines match that they’re ignored in favor of the dude. And THEN fandom is notorious for writing long essays about how they like the male character because he represents their experience in ways they’ve never seen before, without ever acknowledging that women are having that same storyline in more explicitly gendered terms right there.

That’s fandom in a microcosm. And I’m pretty sure that’s the point theladymonsters was making.

All of the above is true, but I wouldn’t blame media consumers so much as media creators.

Bucky’s storyline and experience with losing agency and autonomy is played out in an extremely engaging way. The movies show his before, during, and (presumably and hopefully) will show his after.

Natasha’s loss of agency and autonomy isn’t explicitly shown in the movies like Bucky’s is. (I believe it’s played out in the comics but I don’t know for sure). We only get an ‘after’ of Natasha; the way that she’s trying to rebuild and recreate herself. Her story is aftermath, not process.

Gamora’s storyline was handled terribly. There’s a lot of much better meta than I could write about this, but suffice it to say that the main thing that I took from that movie was “dear god i wish the movie actually addressed Gamora and Nebula in any substantial way”. Gamora’s reaction to her loss of agency revolved around Quill, rather than herself, and therefore, I think, packed a lot less punch.

Point being, Bucky’s experience is the one fandom latches onto because it has the best source material. It elicits the most emotional response because it was explored more and better than the stories of the women. Because misogyny. 

#basically i don’t like blaming female fans for their engagement with media

For myself, I’ve made my peace with the fact that I want to work out all my issues of female experience on the bodies of male characters because it gives me a little distance from it. When those bad things happen to female characters, it’s too real, too close. I don’t want stories about women suffering violence and dehumanization; I want stories about women who are strong and fierce. I want stories about women who are as safe as I hope I am (and know I’m probably not). When I want a story about suffering and helplessness you’re damn straight I want it to be about a man, because I don’t want it to be about me.

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officialofficial-nhl:

god you think y’all would be grateful for all that i, official-nhl, have done single-handedly for hockey on tumblr

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penroseparticle:

subtlelikeseabrook:

But it is pretty cool that Hockey Players With Pets is almost at 20,000 followers, and that I didn’t have to trick people into thinking it was an official NHL blog to get them to follow the site. :)

hahaha seriously what the fuck tho

seriously, how many people actually believed that? Ifollowed for the gif and not bc I honestly thought the nhl was on tumblr. Without crosslinking that tumblr anywhere or giving credit to who maintains that account

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castiowls:

black-nata:

i keep reading all these headcanons about human!impala (dark-haired dude with green eyes, vixen in long black dress, etc.) and not one of them sticks because all i can image is a big, muscly black guy in his late 30s dressed head-to-toe in black leather that refuses to be called anything but ‘Baby’ by an alarmed yet aroused dean winchester

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lazyandg:

Penguins Halloween party 10/19/14

Top Photo (left to right): Max Ivanov, Kris Letang, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin

Bottom Photo (left to right): Paul Martin, Beau Bennett, Evgeni Malkin, Robert Bortuzzo, Nick Spaling

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prokopetz:

fangirlingdragon:

cutestmoose:

iwishtoreportaburglary:

thefamilyphantom:

ihaveanarmy-wehaveatimelord:

karen-valentine:

chianina:

heyfunniest:


Someone get this guy a fucking medal.

They made birth control for men. However it never got past the clinical testing stage because its side effects were things like “moodiness, extreme cramping, hunger, increased sexual drive” and were considered INHUMANE.

what the fuck do they think women go through every goddamn month seriously

I’M SORRY MEN CAN’T HANDLE MENSTRATION

men are pussies

Men are not pussies because they can’t handle having one

men are penises

the post was amazing and the comments made it better.

Oh, it’s even worse than that.
Hormonal birth control for men has been a solved problem since the 1970s, and the current iterations of the technology are actually substantially superior to equivalent treatments for women, demonstrating higher effectiveness, less dangerous side effects, and lower prevalence of side effects in virtually all modern trials. At this point, some forty years on, such treatments continue to be refused certification on the ostensible basis of concerns over the purely hypothetical effects of long-term use.
Meanwhile, a hormonal birth control treatment for women whose known and documented side effects include “sudden death” can go from the laboratory to the pharmacy shelf in under five years.
Really shows you where our priorities lie, doesn’t it?

prokopetz:

fangirlingdragon:

cutestmoose:

iwishtoreportaburglary:

thefamilyphantom:

ihaveanarmy-wehaveatimelord:

karen-valentine:

chianina:

heyfunniest:

image

Someone get this guy a fucking medal.

They made birth control for men. However it never got past the clinical testing stage because its side effects were things like “moodiness, extreme cramping, hunger, increased sexual drive” and were considered INHUMANE.

what the fuck do they think women go through every goddamn month seriously

I’M SORRY MEN CAN’T HANDLE MENSTRATION

men are pussies

Men are not pussies because they can’t handle having one

men are penises

the post was amazing and the comments made it better.

Oh, it’s even worse than that.

Hormonal birth control for men has been a solved problem since the 1970s, and the current iterations of the technology are actually substantially superior to equivalent treatments for women, demonstrating higher effectiveness, less dangerous side effects, and lower prevalence of side effects in virtually all modern trials. At this point, some forty years on, such treatments continue to be refused certification on the ostensible basis of concerns over the purely hypothetical effects of long-term use.

Meanwhile, a hormonal birth control treatment for women whose known and documented side effects include “sudden death” can go from the laboratory to the pharmacy shelf in under five years.

Really shows you where our priorities lie, doesn’t it?

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blackhawkswags:

Niklas and Elina Hjalmarsson, Jonathan Toews, and Lindsey Vecchione

My main take away here isthat those shiny red pants deserve fic written about them.

blackhawkswags:

Niklas and Elina Hjalmarsson, Jonathan Toews, and Lindsey Vecchione

My main take away here isthat those shiny red pants deserve fic written about them.

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goatcorporation:

this video is life-changing. i have lived two lives, one before seeing this video and one after

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poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

street artist el seed undertook a calligraphic road trip through tunisia transforming run down walls into dramatic works of art across various regions of the country. read more about the lost walls project here.

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