I didn’t fall off planet Earth, I’m just in a place with very bad mobile reception and even worse wireless ;-)

spanishskulduggery:

It’s really weird trying to explain the differences between Catholicism and other branches of Christianity to people who aren’t religious because it ultimately ends up, “Well this is Catholic, this is Catholic classic, this is Catholic-lite, this is diet Catholic, this is new taste less calories not as popular Catholic, and this is I can’t believe it’s not Catholic.”

"

We were grabbing a bite of lunch at a small cafe, in a mall, right across from a booth that sold jewelry and where ears could be pierced for a fee. A mother approaches with a little girl of six or seven years old. The little girl is clearly stating that she doesn’t want her ears pierced, that’s she’s afraid of how much it will hurt, that she doesn’t like earrings much in the first place. Her protests, her clear ‘no’ is simply not heard. The mother and two other women, who work the booth, begin chatting and trying to engage the little girl in picking out a pair of earrings. She has to wear a particular kind when the piercing is first done but she could pick out a fun pair for later.

"I don’t want my ears pierced."

"I don’t want any earrings."

The three adults glance at each other conspiratorially and now the pressure really begins. She will look so nice, all the other girls she knows wear earrings, the pain isn’t bad.

She, the child, sees what’s coming and starts crying. As the adults up the volume so does she, she’s crying and emitting a low wail at the same time. “I DON’T WANT MY EARS PIERCED.”

Her mother leans down and speaks to her, quietly but strongly, the only words we could hear were ‘… embarrassing me.’

We heard, then, two small screams, when the ears were pierced.

Little children learn early and often that ‘no doesn’t mean no.’

Little children learn early that no one will stand with them, even the two old men looking horrified at the events from the cafeteria.

Little girls learn early and often that their will is not their own.

No means no, yeah, right.

Most often, for kids and others without power, ”no means force.”

"

from "No Means Force" at Dave Hingsburger’s blog.

This is important. It doesn’t just apply to little girls and other children, though it often begins there.

For the marginalized, our “no’s” are discounted as frivolous protests, rebelliousness, or anger issues, or we don’t know what we’re talking about, or we don’t understand what’s happening.

When “no means force” we become afraid to say no.

(via k-pagination)

This broke my heart. My mother almost always respected my “No!” (not my dad, but that’s a different story for another time) so I can’t imagine the pain and betrayal that poor kid must’ve felt, being completely stripped of any freedom… Fuck you parents like that. You shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near children.

(via dracolegend)

marvelentertainment:

It’s the first OFFICIAL Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” Dancing Groot toy, thanks to Funko! Hitting shelves soon…

marvelentertainment:

It’s the first OFFICIAL Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” Dancing Groot toy, thanks to Funko! Hitting shelves soon…

benjaminminu:

Guardians of the Galaxy (2013-) #18

STORY BY Brian Michael Bendis

ART BY Ed McGuinness

COVER BY Ed McGuinnessAlex Ross

PUBLISHER Marvel Comics

COVER PRICE:$3.99

RELEASE DATE Wed, August 27th, 2014

Original Sin Tie-In!

• You know you want to know how Star-Lord got back from the Cancerverse.

• And didn’t Nova go in there with him? Guess he’s not into the whole “no man left behind” thing.

lightthefuze:

fleshandbloodbrother:

fuck that chris evans guy

i’m tryin

why-i-love-comics:

Colleen Coover and the wonderful women of Marvel

from Girl Comics #1-3

written and drawn by Colleen Coover

Chris Evans Ice Bucket Challenge (x)

everybodyilovedies:

CHRIS EVANS. ICE BUCKET. WATCH IT. WATCH IT NOW.

A message from ykoriana
Hi there, regarding your post /94629847896 could you please tell me what comic it's from? I've had trouble keeping up with the current Marvel runs and I'm trying to catch on. Thanks!

colonelrogers:

Hi there! That panel is from last weeks issue of Original Sin (#7). Hope that helps :3

Ooh thanks! I just finished catching up to New Avengers #23 and Avengers #33 so Original Sin is next on my list.

marvelentertainment:

Take an exclusive first look at Paco Medina’s cover for “Legendary Star-Lord” #7 by him and Sam Humphries, coming in December and featuring Kitty Pryde: http://bit.ly/1tp877r

marvelentertainment:

Take an exclusive first look at Paco Medina’s cover for “Legendary Star-Lord” #7 by him and Sam Humphries, coming in December and featuring Kitty Pryde: http://bit.ly/1tp877r

hardestcopy:

soulstooloud:

polysyndetons:

mxjoshuafranklinstein:

Are you fucking serious?!??!!!

holy fucking shit

She’s also a fervent supporter of Palestine and a vocal critic of Israel. Hedy Epstein is badass

Tonight on “Thank God for Social Media because none of this shit is gonna be Covered up”

hardestcopy:

soulstooloud:

polysyndetons:

mxjoshuafranklinstein:

Are you fucking serious?!??!!!

holy fucking shit

She’s also a fervent supporter of Palestine and a vocal critic of Israel. Hedy Epstein is badass

Tonight on “Thank God for Social Media because none of this shit is gonna be Covered up”

the-linaerys:

septembriseur:

Wow, OK, I had kind of conceptualized that Joss Whedon post along the lines of “here are some random thoughts that I’m gonna store behind a cut in case a few people are interested,” not expecting so many people to reblog it. But since there was so much interest, I ended up thinking about it more. And the direction my thinking took me in was this: what is it that women find attractive in male and female characters, and to what extent does this match up with what men assume that women find attractive in these characters?

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And a nifty follow-up to that last piece.