Thursday, July 31, 2014
Basking on top of the filter outlet. Freak. #murderturtle

Basking on top of the filter outlet. Freak. #murderturtle

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The best way to get kids to read a book is to say: ‘This book is not appropriate for your age, and it has all sorts of horrible things in it like sex and death and some really big and complicated ideas, and you’re better off not touching it until you’re all grown up. I’m going to put it on this shelf and leave the room for a while. Don’t open it.  Philip Pullman (via abookblog)
One year, I taught this (Sociological theory) class and only used female writers. The journals were written by women, the textbook was written by females. Do you know what kind of responses I got on my student evaluations that year? {…} That I was biased, that I was only looking from one point of view… that I was basically a man eater. That’s the kind of things I’d get from the students… The semester before, I used only male writers. Do you think I got any kind of feedback like that then?

"Not a single word."

Dr Rebecca Erikson, my professor, in her introduction of epistemology and challenging the main narrative

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fursasaida:

WHA T THE HELL

fursasaida:

WHA T THE HELL

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Comic Con 2014

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assassinregrets:

NO

ONE

SWEATS LIKE WILL GRAHAM

HAS MORE PETS THAN WILL GRAHAM

NO ONE OUTLINES MORE CHALK SILHOUETTES THAN WILL GRAHAM

"I USE ANTLERS IN ALL MY INVESTIGATING"

OH WHAT A GUY WILL GRAHAM

Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”

The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

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This makes me laugh every time I see it.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
THE SAUSAGE 
#greyhoundsofinstagram #ohpotato #steevieblunder #livvyloo #greyhound

THE SAUSAGE
#greyhoundsofinstagram #ohpotato #steevieblunder #livvyloo #greyhound

Friday, July 25, 2014

everybodyilovedies:

TRAGIC Shieldhusbands moment in Secret Avengers #5!! Phil is suffering from some mild PTSD, Clint tries to talk to him, Phil stonewalls him, Clint goes down to the range to work out his sadness, Phil flies around in Lola to work off his… it’s like all the best sheildhusbands fanfic!

Colonialism, English language teaching, and balancing politics with love

I qualified as an EAL teacher nearly ten years ago, as a fantastically naive eighteen year old school leaver with a promise of a job for six months, and no prior work experience save for three months as a shopgirl at M&S. I hadn’t a clue what I was doing beyond teaching for a bit to fill in the rest of my “gap year”, which was otherwise filled with retaking my chemistry exam and trying…

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thebestpersonherelovesbucky:

I’m starting to get the feeling that maybe people who still support the idea that Bucky Barnes is a villain just actually missed a bit of the movie. How can you see all of this and walk away with that thought? 

Back in TFA, the man was experimented on by a scientist who worked for a group formed by nazis who didn’t think the nazi party was evil enough. He survived that, went back into war to kick more ass and then fell of a moving train while trying to keep his best friend safe. He survives the fall because of the evil experiments but doesn’t get rescued by his allies or friends. He gets taken back to Dr. Zola, the same scientist who experimented on him in the first place.

Bucky is then experimented on more, genetically altered, physically modified, subjected to inexplicable horrors and it’s still implied that he resisted and fought back pretty damned hard. 

Here is a man who has been systematically abused, tortured, tormented, brainwashed (through what is clearly a very agonizingly painful procedure) over and over and over again for years and years and years until there is virtually nothing left of the man that once was and is just the Winter Soldier. He’s been stripped of everything and that includes the ability to tell the difference between right and wrong. The Winter Soldier knows nothing other than to follow orders, and when he’s “out of cryo for too long”, when he does begin to pick up on things—because Bucky is in there, screaming as he frantically tries to break free—they start the process all over again. He has no chance to be anything other than what they want him to be, and that’s their weapon. 

When something changes that, he’s lost and confused and desperate for someone to help him, someone to explain to him what is going on. For the Winter Soldier, the only ones who have ever been there for him to do that are his handlers who feed him the HYDRA programming. So when Steve comes along and gives him something else, it’s like a freaking brick to his head. 

And what is the first thing he does when he has the ability to make a choice on his own? He saves Steve’s life. He doesn’t know him, not really anyway. He feels something. Knows he needs to save this man, even though the man is the target he’s been sent to kill. But somehow Bucky breaks through long enough to disobey the orders the Winter Soldier had and saves Steve’s life. He knows damn well that if he’s caught something terrible with happen to him, but he still takes that chance. He then goes off alone, in search for something, anything that will make sense to him, anything that isn’t what he’s known the past 70 years. 

Bucky Barnes is not a villain.
Bucky Barnes is a victim. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
oldbonesanddust:

tittily:

my favorite thing about england is that the word pulp doesnt exist 

pffft

oldbonesanddust:

tittily:

my favorite thing about england is that the word pulp doesnt exist 

pffft


“I don’t really have a bucket list necessarily, but there are things that I’ve wanted to do that I haven’t done yet. To fly a helicopter was always a boyhood dream, or to go skydiving. Those are things that I guess you could consider dangerous, but they’re not life-threatening in my mind. I’ve always had fantasies of wanting to climb Everest for Christ’s sake; but I think I’m getting too old to do that, and I don’t know that I have the time to train for it either. But as a young man, I always thought it would be really cool to do that.” 

“I don’t really have a bucket list necessarily, but there are things that I’ve wanted to do that I haven’t done yet. To fly a helicopter was always a boyhood dream, or to go skydiving. Those are things that I guess you could consider dangerous, but they’re not life-threatening in my mind. I’ve always had fantasies of wanting to climb Everest for Christ’s sake; but I think I’m getting too old to do that, and I don’t know that I have the time to train for it either. But as a young man, I always thought it would be really cool to do that.” 

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