September Book Photo Challenge. Day 13. Can’t wait for this.
And buy this I mean my last three drop caps! U, V, and W arrived today and I have the last three already pre-ordered, but I want them now!
can’t wait to make gifs of these when I have the whole set.
Pixar Quote Posters 2/?: The Incredibles
its mediocre as fuck anyway, and he thinks women are mysterious inexplicable beings. consider putting this off literally forever.
Excellent, I can cross it off my list! :D
September Book Challenge Day 18: The Name of the Wind
This one has been recommended to me by a couple of coworkers! Apparently it is a great fantasy romp. I will be honest though, I probably won’t read it for a long long time. I want to wait until he has written more books in the series, so I could be waiting forever!
Fanfiction Rec of the Day: One I read because of a tumblr recommendation!
"Dammit Steve, hold still"
Captains Marvel! and Ms Marvel! I was so happy to finally get a photo with some of my favorite people in these costumes!
Carol Danvers is bellechere
Monica Rambeau is Jay Justice
Kamala Khan is blackflame16
Both photos are by patloika
You may think it’s unfair that we have to counteract and adjust ourselves for the ill behavior of other men. You know what? You’re right. It is unfair. Is that the fault of women? Or is it the fault of the men who act abysmally and make the rest of us look bad? If issues of fairness bother you, get mad at the men who make you and your actions appear questionable.
Because when it comes to assessing a man, whatever one man is capable of, a woman must presume you are capable of. Unfortunately, that means all men must be judged by our worst example. If you think that sort of stereotyping is bullshit, how do you treat a snake you come across in the wild?
…You treat it like a snake, right? Well, that’s not stereotyping, that’s acknowledging an animal for what it’s capable of doing and the harm it can inflict. Simple rules of the jungle, man. Since you are a man, women must treat you as such.
The completely reasonable and understandable fear of men is your responsibility. You didn’t create it. But you also didn’t build the freeways either. Some of the things you inherit from society are cool and some of them are rape culture."
This whole article should be required reading for every man, complete with actual tips on what men can do to combat rape culture.
Please. It would make things so much easier.
Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.
What a beautiful badass woman.
King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.
MORE FEMALE KINGS.
Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.
BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead!
the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.
Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.
"Get a better job," they said.
Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.
"Get a better job," they said.
All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.
"Get a better job," they said.
Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.
"Just get a better job," they said!
You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.
On top of the above being entirely accurate, do you honestly think we work where we do because we want to? Maybe it’s because we can’t find the magical unicorn known as a ‘better job’ and making some money is better than nothing. But damn, wouldn’t it be nice if that money was actually enough to cover our basic living costs and maybe even a little extra so we could enjoy one or two fun things in our life?
September Book Challenge Day 17: Spine
Everytime I pass these on my shelves, I always think they look so great together. The colours are lovely, you can see man-chest, it’s lovely! :D (Not to mention, these are fabulous romance novels. The Heir is one of my favourite books! I’m due for a re-read…)
Mini book peacock earring.
Because I really like peacocks.
BOOM - Fall 2014 | TNT - The Librarians
not my daughter, you bitch!
The older I get the more important this scene is to me. Molly Weasley in the books is The Mom. She has so many children, she loves them, she loves her husband, she takes care of the home, she nurtures and feeds and protected and advocates for the kids. That is who she is in the books, and it’s a great role, and one that Harry needed. But we never see the past, really, when she was younger and a rebel and a fighter and a survivor of a great war. I don’t know, it just seems so important to me.
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.
Our loss, U.S.A….
If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.
um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues
aaaand she had a pet cheetah