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6 months ago | 150,667 notes

edgebug:

natti-karlo:

recovery-in-pink:

fitnesstreats:

Stand Like This for 2 Minutes Per Day
from http://jamesclear.com/body-language-how-to-be-confident

No, for real, though—this is a thing.  Not sure about the science behind it, but it makes me feel fancy and powerful regardless.  I highly recommend it.

There actually is legit science behind this. In fact, here’s an entire TED Talk about the science behind it, and the confidence-related chemicals that your brain produces JUST BY YOU STANDING LIKE THIS.

Via The Mary Sue
6 months ago | 44 notes

heckyeahstevetrevor:

marrymepizza:

the moral lesson of wonder woman is that you can be stronger than any living human and literally stop bullets with your arms but there will always be white dudes thinking they’re stronger than you are

HYST note: This post brought out a lot of feels.  I’m a brown girl who grew up in a small mostly-white town and can’t remember a time when I didn’t feel exoticized, othered, and intensely aware of how the combination of my race and gender played into every social interaction. Chalk that one up to white dudes (white girls too, sometimes). Yeah, it’s a bummer, but unfortunately my experience isn’t unique – it’s the American WoC story.  Luckily, all of this made me angry! – the anger fuelled me to work hard! When my goal of getting into an Ivy League happened and white guy classmates explained it away as “Oh you just got in because you’re a minority and a girl” I got even angrier!

Being angry is rewarding but exhausting, though! I think this is why I could never stop reading Wonder Woman once I started.  While I was working relentlessly (and, sometimes it seemed, pointlessly) in campus feminist activism, Diana fought patriarchy and its limiting and annoying constructs about women but she kept so collected and regal while she did it.  She inspired me then, and she inspires me now that I’m an angry grad student (except for this insulting WW/SM nonsense, which makes me… you guessed it: ANGRY). 

And – here’s the kicker – it wasn’t just Wonder Woman who inspired me; there was a guy in almost every issue who loved her and supported her and thought that she was the bee’s knees in general… and he was a white dude! WHAT.  Steve Trevor is supposed to be a “typical American male,” by the way – he even won a nationwide contest for the Most Typical American Male once – and while I wish that the typical American male was like Steve Trevor, he is nevertheless a great example of the kind of ally that men can be for women.  This is a guy who smacks of white cis male privilege; he’s also great at his job, fearless, kind, funny, and doesn’t bat an eyelash when he needs help from good lord a woman.  Every once in a while he gets embarrassed about it, but then Diana comes in and is like, “Oh, my poor boo is a product of the patriarchy he subverts, he just needs a little reminder to keep trying.” And then Steve *listens* to her and understands and tries.  This is amazing to me.  It gives me a lot of hope.

However, if your post was referring to the Steve Trevor from the 2009 Wonder Woman movie, then yikes! That dude was okay for a laugh but he was no Steve Trevor.  Pre-Crisis comic book Steve (with a few exceptions in the Silver Age, heh) and rare-cartoon-cameo Steve are the real deal. I like the New52 version of him so far too.

(Sidenote:  It’s shocking, but I have met a lot of cool white dudes – also JK about the “shocking” part I realize that they’re not a monolithic entity.  And I’m getting plenty of good-natured crap for dedicating a tumblr to a fictional white dude character.  But, like I said, Steve makes me hopeful!)

(Source: firstenchanters)

Via Heck Yeah, Steve Trevor!
6 months ago | 195,674 notes

johnsoniscool:

The selfie olympics turned up out of no where

Via TotalRandomness
6 months ago | 263 notes

Was “Girl Power” an attempt at pop and personal transformation or a cynical plan to sell a remarkable amount of dolls? Both, obviously. We live in a world where women get to be the protagonists of adverts far more than of stories: the default way popular culture lets you reach a truly mass female audience is by selling to them. Once the Spice machine got going, there was plenty to sell. But to imagine that the Spice Girls – or any star since – must have unsullied motivation to have positive impact would be to imagine that young girls are a) uncritical idiots and b) not already used to constantly negotiating a world in which every pleasure or statement of independence is someone else’s weapon against them.

Via Karen Healey: Writes Things
6 months ago | 13,491 notes

Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins to not just tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms.

- Gene Roddenberry (via muttnikk)
Via Karen Healey: Writes Things
6 months ago | 295 notes

Can we PLEASE stop humouring people who don’t understand what the words “strong character” mean in a critical context? It’s a pointless, derailing argument designed to make enemies of people who are working towards the same goal.

postcardsfromspace:

davidwynne:

STRONG means WELL DEFINED repeat this 100 times

Yes.

The real problem is not writing too many women who punch dudes but have nothing else, or having too many female characters who cry… the problem is female characters in there simply to fulfill the “girl” role and be sexually appealing to male viewers. That’s why there’s a backlash against “strong” women, because too damned many women are written as aggressive purely because the male writers and producers think a woman who hits things is “hawt.” The problem isn’t that they’re cardboard, a lot of male characters in action movies are a stock type too. The problem is that male characters are there so we can put ourselves in their position and female characters are overwhelmingly there are a damned prize for the male characters and all the viewers living vicariously through them. That is why they’re unsatisfying, no matter what they’re fucking doing.

Fuck “strong” and “weak”, we should be yelling for “identify” over “objectify”.

Via Postcards from Space
6 months ago | 13 notes
classictrek:

It’s plainly stated in the “official” biography located at StarTrek dot com slash database underscore article slash Spock, which I would consider to be a “canon” source.

Although really, that is not the only reason to be cranky over Enterprise.  Just watch any episode that does not include Andorians.

classictrek:

It’s plainly stated in the “official” biography located at StarTrek dot com slash database underscore article slash Spock, which I would consider to be a “canon” source.

Although really, that is not the only reason to be cranky over Enterprise. Just watch any episode that does not include Andorians.

Via They Boldly Went
6 months ago | 93,842 notes
chibird:

You’ve successfully completed another whole year! Now you’ve gotten enough experience to level up and unlock another great one to fight your way through. 8D

chibird:

You’ve successfully completed another whole year! Now you’ve gotten enough experience to level up and unlock another great one to fight your way through. 8D

Via Indigoneiromancy
6 months ago | 2,047 notes

homovikings:

"who would win in a fight, superman or thor"

they would see each other, have a friendly spar, whoever wins, wins, they don’t care, then they see their combined might could make so many people happy, they team up and save kittens, douse fires, give flowers to orphans, bake food for the homeless, and have a jolly good time

because thor and superman aren’t mindless brutes focusing on who is stronger LOL they are both otherworldly lovely beings filled with hope, optimism, and love for humanity of course they’d team up and make people happy 

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