Lumi, 20 y/o lazy freelance artist and amateur programmer
Asgardian | Avenger | Master Assassin | Gryffindor | Tactician | Feminist
This is a personal blog.
its a vicious cycle
this entire recap is golden and i demand that you read it
The brutality, the sacrifice… it changes you.
Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.
(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).
- steve introducing bucky to the avengers
- all of them being instantly accepting of him
- bucky speaking russian with natasha
- clint teaching bucky all about archery and television
- thor inviting bucky to go out drinking with him
- tony offering to upgrade bucky’s arm
- bucky hanging out with bruce in his lab late at night
- bucky barnes being loved and having a family
That piano music from CA:TWS that people keep asking about. Taken from track 17 on the soundtrack, “End of the Line”.
Captain America was so unrealistic. You honestly expect me to believe they put the flash drive in the right direction on the first try every time.
-Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff
This line encompasses so much about the historiography of Cleopatra – and not only Cleopatra, but countless women throughout history who’ve done the same thing/s as the men around them and had it painted negatively. Cleopatra and Caesar largely met as equals in terms of social standing, and despite the three-decade age difference, it is consistently Cleopatra blamed for seduction against poor helpless Caesar. She saw in Caesar a means to secure her throne, and she took it, in so many more ways than just her sexuality – she offered him soldiers, money, etc, in return for his support against those who would depose and kill her (you know, her family). It was Caesar who lingered for months in Egypt after the civil war was over, Caesar who had far less to lose; Egypt remained a location important in Roman affairs, and having an ally on the throne as opposed to someone hostile was super important, especially given the number of resources (without Egyptian grain, Rome could literally starve). Theirs was a largely mutual beneficial relationship at the time, regardless of the level of intimacy that would develop. Both parties brought something to the table.
And that’s literally only the start of her story as queen in her own right, the strategies she wove, the people she worked with, before she even hit the age of twenty-two. (via queenlyanna)
this gif of buff chris evans having to pretend like he can’t do a push-up is so important to me.
question: if i did a comic rec every tuesday night, would anyone think that’d be interesting?
i’ve worked at a comic book store for 2 years now and every tuesday i head to the store and read anywhere from 10-25 books before wednesday and i’ve always wanted to give tumblr a kinda heads-up post on what to check out when you guys head to your local comic book store the next day or whenever you go. would that be chill