that post I just reblogged though is why I’m…not into the “au where natasha is the winter soldier” posts?? because if it were natasha, a female character, in that position - I mean even with a male character in that position there’s something wheird and potentially sexualized, and I can’t help but think that in the natasha case that would go up to eleven and it would have all kinds of weird power and sexual assault connotations and undertones if not overtones and I just…can’t think about it without getting the heebie jeebies
idk idk I don’t feel the need to make female characters more vulnerable and more of tools/plot devices than they already are pushed into being just by virtue of being female?
Natasha is somewhere between Captain America and James Bond, and any transfer of her to a role other than those two needs to retain a similar level of power and agency. If you don’t, it’s a demotion, and I side-eye anyone who decides to demote Marvel’s biggest(only) female hero.
The fact that this wasn’t historical Jesus really confused me for a minute there.
no but kids from pureblood families going through embarrassing weaboo phases except they become obsessed with muggle pop culture
5th years carrying around pink razr phones from 2004 and awkwardly inserting “text speak” into daily conversations
11 year olds carrying plush carebears backpacks into transfiguration
everyone of them using outdated muggle slang incorrectly, making all of the muggleborns wince in pain
that is so fucking cute and hilarious
Abortion was not just legal—it was a safe, condoned, and practiced procedure in colonial America and common enough to appear in the legal and medical records of the period. Official abortion laws did not appear on the books in the United States until 1821, and abortion before quickening did not become illegal until the 1860s. If a woman living in New England in the 17th or 18th centuries wanted an abortion, no legal, social, or religious force would have stopped her.
Reminder that records of contraception and abortion exist all the way back to 1550 BCE in ancient Egypt!
This was a really fascinating read. Until the early 19th century, abortion was legal until “quickening,” or when the pregnant person first felt the baby kick - anywhere from 14 to 26 weeks into the pregnancy. Society only began to condemn it when people decided white, middle- to upperclass women weren’t having enough children soon enough in their lives, and when male doctors started taking over traditionally female health care fields, like midwifery.
Yep, shockingly enough, it’s never, ever been about the life of the fetus - only about misogyny, racism, and classism (ableism, too, though the article doesn’t discuss it).
Come on, Nog, tell me. Why is it so damned important for you to get into Starfleet?
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Batman: 75th Anniversary |
That moment when a photoset of Batman characters includes the damn DOG but not Steph, Cass, Carrie, or Helena. Huh, what do all those forgotten characters have in common?
A FuCKING BULLDOG
"The Favorite" by Omar Rayyan
Favorite what? Demon?!
Loving the fact that whatever it is is wearing a matching flower.
"Allow me to describe all of the stupid, outdated things that are also in the Bible that one would have to follow in order for the ‘the Bible says gays are wrong’ argument to make sense: *lists exclusively things that Jews all over the world still do* And we all know that no one follows those barbaric, backwards rules, so haha checkmate Christians!"
Whether people follow them or not doesn’t matter, what matters is if people condemn others for not following them. No one has attempted to pass laws banning the sale of shellfish, no one is abused for working on the Sabbath, no one is killed for taking the lord’s name in vain. Because that would be silly. I give 0 shits what you do with your religion as long as it doesn’t interfere with other people’s lives.
Trust me, if I go out after church on any Sunday I always make sure to tip well. Actually I do any other time too, but I’m especially aware of it on Sundays.
Haha, the after church crowds on Sundays are always the worst/best. But yes tipping is so important especially on the weekends so it makes me glad that you do haha.
Ugh, I remember the after-church crowds as being worthless for tips and a special pain to deal with since they come in waves and were pretty damn demanding. So glad I’m out of food service now.