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undertheteacup:

to be honest i get confused when people talk about how great Orphan Black is in terms of representation

like… this is the show where ALL of the characters of color are some combination of marginal, dead, tragic, absent, abusive, or subservient to the white characters (post doesn’t include Alison’s friend Meera, played by Priya Rao). like i’ve said before, this show has truly made casting only white people for the significant roles into an art

but then i remember that for queer white fangirls, good representation never includes people of color. it’s all about white queerness, and we don’t just cast everyone else aside but actually stomp them down so that we can get higher up

you only have to look at how the most beloved character in the fandom seems to be Cosima the anti-black little shit. and her appropriation of a Black hairstyle is part of the REASON people like her (because “it’s so sexy and edgy and just looks so good on her” -___-)

“As a queer person of color, I have been told all my life that I will never play the romantic lead, and that’s fucked up. When they say that, what they’re actually telling you is that your love story doesn’t exist.”
Dylan Marron, SDCC 2014 (via ivory-spirals)
wolevrine:

WOLEVRINE’S MARVEL COMICS MASTERPOST

I have received tons of questions regarding comics, where to buy them, where to read them, where to download them, etc. This post is for all the download links I have previously used, or tested out. If any of these links stop working then make sure to contact me, and I’ll see what I can do. 
Before you use these links you will need a comic reader. There are a bunch that you can find on the internet, but I recommend reading through this website to find out which one is right for you.
DISCLAIMER: these comics in no way belong to me, they belong to their rightful owner. I do not gain any profit from this post, it is for public use and enjoyment.
Also
DOWNLOAD LINKS:

THE AVENGERS (2012)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

AVENGERS VS X-MEN (2012)

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

1) YOUNG AVENGERS VOLUME 1 (2005)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (Special) 9 10 11 12

2) YOUNG AVENGERS AND RUNAWAYS CIVIL WAR (2006)

1 2 3 4 

3) YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS (2008)

1 2 3 4 5 6

4) YOUNG AVENGER AND THE RUNAWAYS SECRET INVASION (2008)

1 2 3

5) YOUNG AVENGERS DARK REIGN (2009)

1 2 3 4 5 

6) YOUNG AVENGERS SIEGE (2010)

1

7) AVENGERS CHILDREN’S CRUSADE (2010)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (Special)

8) YOUNG AVENGERS VOLUME 2 (2013)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 

THE UNCANNY X-MEN (1963)

1-200

NEW X-MEN

114-156

X-MEN: LEGACY

208-267

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2012)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

ROCKET RACCOON (2014)

1

LEGENDARY STAR-LORD (2014)

1

IRON MAN: EXTREMIS (2005)

1-6

HAWKEYE (2012)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011annual12131415161718

HAWKEYE: BLINDSPOT (2013)

1  2  3  4

WORLD WAR HULK (2007)

1-36

BLACK WIDOW (2014)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

INFINITY (2013)

1 2 3 4 5 6

LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD (2014)

1 2 3 4 5

ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER (2014)

1 2 3 4

CAPTAIN MARVEL (2014)

1 2 3 4

MS. MARVEL (2014)

1 2 3 4 5

SHE-HULK (2014)

1 2 3 4

NIGHTCRAWLER (2014)

1 2 3

These are all the comic download links that Ihave used, but there are many more out there that I haven’t. If you’d like me to add a specific comic’s download links to this list, send me a message and I will see what I can do.
If you found this helpful, please like/reblog, because it did take me a long time, and it would mean a lot!

wolevrine:

WOLEVRINE’S MARVEL COMICS MASTERPOST

I have received tons of questions regarding comics, where to buy them, where to read them, where to download them, etc. This post is for all the download links I have previously used, or tested out. If any of these links stop working then make sure to contact me, and I’ll see what I can do. 

Before you use these links you will need a comic reader. There are a bunch that you can find on the internet, but I recommend reading through this website to find out which one is right for you.

DISCLAIMER: these comics in no way belong to me, they belong to their rightful owner. I do not gain any profit from this post, it is for public use and enjoyment.

Also

DOWNLOAD LINKS:

THE AVENGERS (2012)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

AVENGERS VS X-MEN (2012)

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

1) YOUNG AVENGERS VOLUME 1 (2005)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (Special) 9 10 11 12

2) YOUNG AVENGERS AND RUNAWAYS CIVIL WAR (2006)

1 2 3 4 

3) YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS (2008)

1 2 3 4 5 6

4) YOUNG AVENGER AND THE RUNAWAYS SECRET INVASION (2008)

1 2 3

5) YOUNG AVENGERS DARK REIGN (2009)

1 2 3 4 5 

6) YOUNG AVENGERS SIEGE (2010)

1

7) AVENGERS CHILDREN’S CRUSADE (2010)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (Special)

8) YOUNG AVENGERS VOLUME 2 (2013)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 

THE UNCANNY X-MEN (1963)

1-200

NEW X-MEN

114-156

X-MEN: LEGACY

208-267

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2012)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

ROCKET RACCOON (2014)

1

LEGENDARY STAR-LORD (2014)

1

IRON MAN: EXTREMIS (2005)

1-6

HAWKEYE (2012)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011annual12131415161718

HAWKEYE: BLINDSPOT (2013)

1  2  3  4

WORLD WAR HULK (2007)

1-36

BLACK WIDOW (2014)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

INFINITY (2013)

1 2 3 4 5 6

LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD (2014)

1 2 3 4 5

ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER (2014)

1 2 3 4

CAPTAIN MARVEL (2014)

1 2 3 4

MS. MARVEL (2014)

1 2 3 4 5

SHE-HULK (2014)

1 2 3 4

NIGHTCRAWLER (2014)

1 2 3

These are all the comic download links that Ihave used, but there are many more out there that I haven’t. If you’d like me to add a specific comic’s download links to this list, send me a message and I will see what I can do.

If you found this helpful, please like/reblog, because it did take me a long time, and it would mean a lot!

last night i was reading my comic diaries from the time when i was like 14-15 and holy hell

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lightspeedsound:

geekygothgirl:

julianahuxtable:

thepoliticalfreakshow:
Flying Solo: This 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.



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Now 92 years old, she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II. She was only 21 at the time.
Getting her pilot’s license at just 18, Robina became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.




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In 1976, she decided to begin living as a woman “in body, soul, and mind.” The prejudice against her at that time was extraordinary.







Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men’s clothing and then change in the evenings.
“It was quite burdensome, and I knew it would never be accepted then. So I quit and decided I had to live and work as a woman.”



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She legally changed the sex on her pilot’s license, her driver’s license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.



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She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.






When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.






Less than a week later, Norwood came back.




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Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.



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Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.
“It was, without a doubt, the finest time in my life.”



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Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.



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After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was “legally male” at the time of their marriage — despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.



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“I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way.”



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In June 2013, Lambda Legal filed a request for reconsideration on Robina’s behalf. After more than six months, there is still no word from the Social Security Administration.







She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for “the act of humanity which is necessary here.”





And this is why equality is important. This is why respecting trans self-identification is important. Robina should not be having to fight this battle at the age of 92, but she is because of shitty gender essentialist laws. This is why inclusive feminism is so important, and why TERFs can take a long leap off a damn short cliff. 

what was that again about being trans a “modern new thing”

lightspeedsound:

geekygothgirl:

julianahuxtable:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Flying Solo: This 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

Now 92 years old, she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II. She was only 21 at the time.

Getting her pilot’s license at just 18, Robina became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

In 1976, she decided to begin living as a woman “in body, soul, and mind.” The prejudice against her at that time was extraordinary.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men’s clothing and then change in the evenings.

“It was quite burdensome, and I knew it would never be accepted then. So I quit and decided I had to live and work as a woman.”

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men's clothing and then change in the evenings.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot’s license, her driver’s license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot's license, her driver's license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

Less than a week later, Norwood came back.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

“It was, without a doubt, the finest time in my life.”

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was “legally male” at the time of their marriage — despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was "legally male" at the time of their marriage  despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

“I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way.”

"I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way."

In June 2013, Lambda Legal filed a request for reconsideration on Robina’s behalf. After more than six months, there is still no word from the Social Security Administration.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for “the act of humanity which is necessary here.”

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for "the act of humanity which is necessary here."

And this is why equality is important. This is why respecting trans self-identification is important. Robina should not be having to fight this battle at the age of 92, but she is because of shitty gender essentialist laws. This is why inclusive feminism is so important, and why TERFs can take a long leap off a damn short cliff. 

what was that again about being trans a “modern new thing”


Eartha Kitt in Amsterdam, 1962

Eartha Kitt in Amsterdam, 1962

prokopetz:

prokopetz:

Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.

I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.


Crazy Like A Fox
Out of prison garb, “Orange Is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba is as stunning as her perfomance. By Sara Lieberman, Photography by Adam Krause
Rhapsody June 2014

Crazy Like A Fox

Out of prison garb, “Orange Is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba is as stunning as her perfomance. By Sara Lieberman, Photography by Adam Krause

Rhapsody June 2014

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