Taking life one day at a time.

callipygianology:

englishjakes:

rosalind franklin discovered the double helix in dna but her research was stolen by two men before she could properly share the information and now watson and crick are famous for what she spent years studying

Plus she developed ovarian cancer that was most likely caused by radiation from the HUNDREDS of hours spent using x ray crystallography to ascertain the structure. She literally worked herself to death to be a footnote in most genetics textbooks.

When [Gamora] walked into that prison, there should’ve not been her being protected. She should’ve said what Rorschach said in “The Watchmen,” which was, “I am not in here with you; you people are in here with me.” Then fucking killed everyone.

[…]

Though there was a weird line, because [Drax] is super literal, and there’s a laugh line where he calls her a whore, where you’re like, ‘Wait she didn’t turn tricks at all previously in this film.’ So why does he think she might be a whore?

Jackie Kashian, on “Doug Loves Movie” about her only beefs with GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

She’s one of us, Tumblr.

(via wintesoldieriscoming)

frankcoffee:

tumblr’s favourites as some of dc’s finest. 

wonder woman (diana prince) → gina torres 
powergirl (karen starr) 
→ nicki minaj
zatanna (zatanna zatara) 
→ lucy liu 
black canary (dinah lance) 
→ beyoncé
big barda (barda free) 
→ laverne cox

someone said gina torres for diana and i stood up and shrieked and needed to immediately do a revised dreamcast. it was just Too Good. how did it not occur to me sooner???

eta: i know it’s like way late, but for people asking about laverne, i’m kinda feeling this casting?? yye

zamii070:

age limits on things more like stop it

dontneedyourheroact:

shout out to natalie dormer and nicki minaj for both walking a fine line between ‘ethereal princess’ and ‘otherworldly predator’

beowulfstits-archive:

friendly reminder that spirit animals are a sacred concept in a variety of religions worldwide (many of them being aboriginal religions that are at risk of destruction by european colonialism) and are not a way to joke about your admiration for something

If you need something akin to that, I recommend Patronus. I’m not entirely sure, but I don’t think that is a word that is culturally appropriated, though I could be wrong given some of the things JK has written.

People get really irritated by mental illness. “Just fucking get it together! Suck it up, man!” I had a breakdown, and a spiritual friend came to visit me in the psych ward. And they said, “You need to get out of here. Because this is the story you’re telling yourself. You know, Patch Adams has this great work-group camp where you can learn how to really celebrate life.”

It’s something people are so powerless over, and so often they want to make it your fault. It’s nobody’s fault. I started thinking of suicide when I was 10 years old—I can’t believe that that’s somebody’s fault. Like, “Oh, you’re just an attention getter.” Mental illness isn’t seen as an illness, it’s seen as a choice.

Yeah. I have a joke about how people don’t talk about mental illness the way they do other regular illnesses. “Well, apparently Jeff has cancer. Uh, I have cancer. We all have cancer. You go to chemotherapy you get it taken care of, am I right? You get back to work.” Or: “I was dating this chick, and three months in, she tells me that she wears glasses, and she’s been wearing contact lenses all this time. She needs help seeing. I was like, listen, I’m not into all that Western medicine shit. If you want to see, then work at it. Figure out how not to be so myopic. You know?”

Maria Bamford (via thekateblack)

madnessandsmiles:

Three generations of golden retrievers playing in the water at Catalina

marsza:

god, it is so important to accept someone when they tell you something about themselves.

when they tell you about their family or share a secret with you. when they tell you they feel insecure about their thighs or their laughter or are battling depression or that they used to harm themselves. when they tell you they’re bisexual or trans or when they tell you they don’t really see themselves ever having sex at all. or when they tell you a word they don’t like or a good childhood memory or that they used to be bullied. anything at all. anything powerful. anything small. anything precious.

cherish that. be careful with that. be careful with them. Because when people disclose something so valuable to you, they’re being as brave and as vulnerable as they ever can be. they’re telling you “this is a bit of who I am and I hope you’ll still love me for it” and that’s beautiful and heartbreaking and incredibly strong.

be kind to them. 

It is because society tells us that women are objects, not subjects, that Stephen Hawkings can declare women to be “a complete mystery”, and have newspapers gleefully latch on to this, declaring women “the greatest mystery known to man”. It is a common refrain for men to bleat about not understanding women, but this is because they have simply never tried, because society has trained them to never look at life through the eyes of a woman.