Monday, September 22, 2014

More friendships between women like this please.

(Source: 08x20)

vivre-sa-vie-bellavie:

A Love: Lisa Bonet

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stop Racist, Sexist and Homophobic Comments on the Official Star Trek Facebook Page

trekkiefeminist:

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For over a year I’ve been noticing and sometimes documenting the kinds of sexist, racist and homophobic comments that proliferate on the official Star Trek Facebook page (more examples of posts here).

And I kept hearing from followers: this is a serious issue and it needs to be addressed in an organized campaign.

Thanks to testimonials sent by many of you, and incredible help from some other Tumblr connections to screencap even more egregious examples (collected at this link), we’re ready to go.

Please click here to sign the petition to CBS and StarTrek.com, calling on them to work together to implement a comments policy that:

  • Clearly bans hate speech, rape jokes, and referring to women as a group by derogatory terms (e.g. “sluts”). As well, the policy should ban comments referring to groups of people by racial, homophobic, transphobic, or ableist slurs;
  • Disallows personal attacks against other commenters; and
  • Bans aggressive negative commenting on the personal appearance of other commenters and the posts’ subjects.

See here for additional supporting documents:

Thanks everyone for your support and help getting this campaign together!

bapgeek2geekbap:

sgt-becky-barnes:

I want to point out that Gabe Jones had completed at least three semesters of college (and probably more) before he ended up running around Europe blowing things up with a guy in spangly tights.

Dum Dum: I didn’t know you spoke German.
Gabe: Two semesters at Howard before I switched to French because the girls were cuter.

Gabe Jones is pretty damn awesome.* I dug up some stats so we can appreciate how awesome.
In 1940:
2% of white people age 14 and older in the USA were illiterate. For POC ("Black and other") it was 11.5%
13% of white men age 25 and older had completed high school. For men of color of the same age (“Black and other races”) it was 3.8%.
5.3% percent of white men age 25 and older had completed at least one year of college. For men of color of the same age it was 1.7%.
In other words, Gabe had the deck stacked against him in a serious way, but he is a smartypants and he is tenacious and he slogged through a lot of crap to get to where he wanted to be. He needs more appreciation.
*Of course, we knew that already, but there’s no such thing as too much Gabe Jones love.

I really hope he shows up on Agent Carter.

bapgeek2geekbap:

sgt-becky-barnes:

I want to point out that Gabe Jones had completed at least three semesters of college (and probably more) before he ended up running around Europe blowing things up with a guy in spangly tights.

Dum Dum: I didn’t know you spoke German.

Gabe: Two semesters at Howard before I switched to French because the girls were cuter.

Gabe Jones is pretty damn awesome.I dug up some stats so we can appreciate how awesome.

In 1940:

  • 2% of white people age 14 and older in the USA were illiterate. For POC ("Black and other") it was 11.5%
  • 13% of white men age 25 and older had completed high school. For men of color of the same age (“Black and other races”) it was 3.8%.
  • 5.3% percent of white men age 25 and older had completed at least one year of college. For men of color of the same age it was 1.7%.

In other words, Gabe had the deck stacked against him in a serious way, but he is a smartypants and he is tenacious and he slogged through a lot of crap to get to where he wanted to be. He needs more appreciation.

*Of course, we knew that already, but there’s no such thing as too much Gabe Jones love.

I really hope he shows up on Agent Carter.

mfred:


mindy kaling serving some geek realness

I just about died over this episiode.  Fast, funny, and so damn hot.  
Mindy is a chubby, brown, geeky, spoiled, self-centered, woman AND she is loved for those things, AND her boyfriend is fucking hot, AND they have good sex, which she especially enjoys because he is good at oral sex, AND it’ s not wish fulfillment, they totally complement and appreciate each other… IT’S THE FUCKING REVOLUTION, BEING TELEVISED.

mfred:

mindy kaling serving some geek realness

I just about died over this episiode.  Fast, funny, and so damn hot.  

Mindy is a chubby, brown, geeky, spoiled, self-centered, woman AND she is loved for those things, AND her boyfriend is fucking hot, AND they have good sex, which she especially enjoys because he is good at oral sex, AND it’ s not wish fulfillment, they totally complement and appreciate each other… IT’S THE FUCKING REVOLUTION, BEING TELEVISED.

(Source: kucistov)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"But my favorite restaurant would probably be this little spot uptown called Camellia Grill. My friend Leon, who works there, makes me a burger called ‘The Mackie’ and its the worst thing you can possibly eat because its like heart failure on a bun but it’s really good."

-Behind the Scenes with Anthony Mackie’s UPTOWN Magazine Photoshoot

(Source: iwouldfookthat)

intrikate88:

shardsofblu:

agentrromanoff:

favorite action sequences
↳ captain america: the winter soldier - nick fury is attacked

Look at this. JUST LOOK AT HOW FUCKING BADASS THIS IS.

But you still truly fear for him, because this shit happens right in the middle of a city in broad daylight, where they’re gonna riddle him with bullets and tear him into pieces. And how most people would then regard him simply as a common criminal rightfully pursued by the police, who deserved the very public execution he’s about to get.

There’s a lot to be said about how they chose the “police” machinery to take down Fury, while Steve and company was pursued by nondescript Hydra thugs and the presumably private STRIKE team. They would have absolutely no problem to murder Fury then and there, but with Steve they know they simply cannot do it when there are witnesses around.

Not here, they say for Steve Rogers. But right here and right now for Nick Fury.

And also? Before the attack, Fury sees the white cops eyeballing him in his nice SUV and says “you wanna see my lease?” This man has decades of experience in intelligence operations. He’s been lead developer on an international security-based predictive analysis program. He’s an operations mastermind. 

AND NICK FURY DOESN’T SEE THIS ATTACK COMING BECAUSE THE WARNING SIGNS LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE AVERAGE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM HE SEES ON A REGULAR BASIS. 

thesoftghetto:

We’ve all heard of Betty Boop. But how many of you knew that she was based off of a BLACK woman.

Yes Betty Boop was based off of Ms.Esther Jones known by her stage name “Baby Esther”. She was an African-American singer and entertainer of the 1920’s. Her singing trademark was “Boop oop da doop” hence the name Betty Boop! She performed regularly at the cotton club in Harlem,New York.

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New ‘Walking Dead’ Trailer Shows a Main Character Won’t Last

glossylalia:

project-casting:

New ‘Walking Dead’ Trailer Shows a Main Character Won’t Last

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The new ‘Walking Dead’ trailer suggests a main character doesn’t have much time left.

In the world of The Walking Dead either you’re the doing the killing or you may end up being the one ending up getting killed. Based upon the latest trailer, it looks as though Glenn may be the next character that will not make it out alive. Which is sad since, Steven Yeunrevealed that he is struggling to find…

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Have you ever seen me fight a television? Because, you’re about to.

Um. Excuse you.

scienceyoucanlove:

Tony Hansberry II was a ninth-grader. The new sewing technique he has developed helps to to reduce the risk of complications and simplifies the hysterectomy procedure for less seasoned surgeons.His goal is to attend medical school and become a neurosurgeon. For Tony, it all began in school. He attends Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts, a medical magnet school for middle and high schoolstudents. As part of its integrated medical curriculum, students receive medical instruction, but are also exposed to medical professionals who demonstrate advanced surgical techniques with specialized equipment. His lead medical teacher, Angela TenBroeck, told the Florida Times-Union that Hansberry is a typical student, but is way ahead of his classmates when it comes to surgical skills “I would put him up against a first year medical student. He is an outstanding young man,” she said.During his summer break, Tony volunteered at the University of Florida’s Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research (CSESaR) at Shands Jacksonville Hospital. He was supervised by Dr. Brent Siebel, a urogynecologist, and Bruce Nappi, the administrative director. Together they worked with Tony exploring the mannequins and simulation equipment that physicians and nurses use in training. He became quite interested in invasive surgery and using laparoscopic instruments. As the story goes, one day an obstetrics and gynecology professor asked the group to help him figure out why no one was using a particular surgical device, called an endostitch for hysterectomy suturing procedures. This long medical device has clamps on the end, but Tony used the instrument in a new way allowing for vertical suturing, instead of the traditional horizontal method. After two days, Tony had perfected and tested his new technique. He soon developed a science fair project comparing the suturing times of the vertical endostitch closures vs the horizontal closures using a conventional needle driver instrument.His results showed he was able to stitch three times faster using this new method. Use of this inventive technique may lead to shorter surgical times and improved patient treatment. Found on http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/

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scienceyoucanlove:

Tony Hansberry II was a ninth-grader. The new sewing technique he has developed helps to to reduce the risk of complications and simplifies the hysterectomy procedure for less seasoned surgeons.

His goal is to attend medical school and become a neurosurgeon. For Tony, it all began in school. He attends Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts, a medical magnet school for middle and high schoolstudents. As part of its integrated medical curriculum, students receive medical instruction, but are also exposed to medical professionals who demonstrate advanced surgical techniques with specialized equipment. His lead medical teacher, Angela TenBroeck, told the Florida Times-Union that Hansberry is a typical student, but is way ahead of his classmates when it comes to surgical skills “I would put him up against a first year medical student. He is an outstanding young man,” she said.

During his summer break, Tony volunteered at the University of Florida’s Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research (CSESaR) at Shands Jacksonville Hospital. He was supervised by Dr. Brent Siebel, a urogynecologist, and Bruce Nappi, the administrative director. Together they worked with Tony exploring the mannequins and simulation equipment that physicians and nurses use in training. He became quite interested in invasive surgery and using laparoscopic instruments. As the story goes, one day an obstetrics and gynecology professor asked the group to help him figure out why no one was using a particular surgical device, called an endostitch for hysterectomy suturing procedures. This long medical device has clamps on the end, but Tony used the instrument in a new way allowing for vertical suturing, instead of the traditional horizontal method. After two days, Tony had perfected and tested his new technique. He soon developed a science fair project comparing the suturing times of the vertical endostitch closures vs the horizontal closures using a conventional needle driver instrument.

His results showed he was able to stitch three times faster using this new method. Use of this inventive technique may lead to shorter surgical times and improved patient treatment. 

Found on http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/
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