Oh, dear, I do not hate men. I hate douchebags.
I make jokes about men and misandry because it’s funny and it relieves a lot of the frustrations that I have with douchebags. But the fact remains that they’re jokes in the vein of “heh heh, look at me, I’m such a man-hating feminist.”
Someone on Tumblr once said that even if there are women out there who do hate men, it doesn’t come close to the way men hate women. All you have to do is look at the threats of rape, injury, murder, etc. that women get on the internet for merely suggesting that male realms like comic books and video games could be criticized for excluding women. A boy thinks he’s entitled to have a girlfriend and get laid, even though he’s a terrible creepy person with no respect for women as human beings,and so he goes on a rampage and kills six innocent people. There are deep, deep, scary undercurrents of society that quietly tell men that they’re more important than women, that they’re entitled to women’s bodies, and that women need to be shut down and subservient. That’s the shit I hate. And the sick part of it is, the fact that I hate living in fear of rape and harassment because it’s happened to too many of my friends and to women that I admire is mistaken as hatred towards men.
And let’s say that I do hate men. I hate them and i want to castrate every man I come across and then murder him and burn his corpse. Still no female president. Women still earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. I’m still entering a massive, scary boy’s club when I start my career as a screenwriter. Men still have it good, and little ol’ me sitting here stewing in my hatred towards them isn’t going to change that. Men are the last thing in the world society needs to be worrying about.
I don’t hate men, misandry doesn’t exist, and male oppression is not a thing. Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking it’s the other way around.
Surreal Underwater Photo Shoot with Freedivers on a Freedivers on a Shipwreck in Bali : Benjamin Von Wong
Earlier this year, artist and photographer (and fellow Canadian!) Benjamin Von Wong ventured to Bali for the photo shoot of a lifetime. The always ambitious photographer envisioned an underwater shoot with freedivers amongst a shipwreck 25 meters (82 ft) beneath the surface.
To pull off the project, Von Wong assembled a team that consisted of seven divers and two freediving models, Nora Li and Camilla Argent (Nora and Camilla can hold their breath for 3:36 and 4:40 respectively). Shooting underwater carries a unique set of challenges, as Von Wong outlines in his informative blog post.
Gail Simone, Wonder Woman: The Circle
I may always reblog every gifset/imageset I see of this scene, if only to point out (over and over and over again) that Black Widow’s “very specific skillset” is not, actually, ass-kicking (as amazing as she is at that), because all the Avengers can kick ass to a pretty high degree. The Black Widow’s superpower (as it were) is emotional manipulation.
She is not interrogating this man not while tied to a chair. She is tied to a chair because that is exactly where she wants to be, because apparent vulnerability on her part is part of her interrogation. She uses the exact same trick on Loki later, when she leads him into gloating over having successfully pushed her buttons (and I have a theory that he did actually push her buttons, that she was genuinely distressed by the things he said to her because Loki is old enough and smart enough to know when someone is lying to him) and turns his gloating around on him, uses it to dig into the cracks of him, because that is what she does, and she can do it even when her target is expecting it. (Really, Loki knows that’s why she’s there. He was expecting to be physically tortured first, and for her to come be sympathetic later, if you recall, but Loki and Widow both know that wouldn’t work.)
And this is why she’s so unsettled by the Hulk. The Black Widow relies on emotional manipulation — and the Hulk, to the best of her knowledge, only has varying shades of a single emotion: anger. She doesn’t know how to manipulate a creature if it doesn’t have all the hooks to emotions like pride and lust and guilt and greed that she’s used to using.
This is a REALLY good character analysis of Natasha.
A woman was left gobsmacked when she learned the gold ring she stumbled across in a field was 2,000 years old.
#THERE ARE LITERALLY THREE MOVIES AND A HUGE-ASS BOOK EXPLAINING WHY KEEPING IT IS A BAD IDEA
"…it felt like a gift from the underworld," Lundin told The Local. "It was my magnificent ring. I didn’t want to give it up."
Secretary (Steven Shainberg, 2002)
i didn’t ask to get made! i didn’t ask to be torn apart and put back together over and over and turned into some little monster!