I don’t need an excuse to draw mohawk storm. 8I I JUST NEED IT.
THAT IS ALL THE REASON YOU NEED :D
I’m glad this is now in my life
It’s soooooo pretty :D
Based off of Alex Ross’ Captain Marvel design. I didn’t know which I liked better so I included both.
And now we get to call her Spectrum!
“Lois Lane, bless her heart, was a working girl.” — Noel Neill
“She was spunky; she was Lois! She just was a career woman and she didn’t take any crap from anybody.” — Dana Delaney
“She was intelligent, and clever, and fun and…her own woman.” — Erica Durance
“She’s fun and sassy, in control, getting into trouble, and always looking for a headline!” — Amy Adams
Happy 75th birthday to the First Lady of comics.
cambridge university students were asked on campus why they needed feminism. here are 60 answers. click the link for over about 600 more.
This is amazing
Man I just about cried at this
25 favourite Fringe episodes
#11 - the Plateau
This is quite possibly my favorite episode. Just stunning —
not just from a Fringe fan level; ‘tis television at its best, script and acting and themes too.
Portrait of Storm from The X-Men series by Marvel Comics
“We went to Kineshma, that’s in Ivanovo region, to visit his parents. I went as a heroine and I never expected someone to welcome me, a front-line girl, like that. We’ve gone through so much, we’ve saved lives, lifes of mothers, wives. And then… I heard accusations, I was bad-mouthed. Before that I’ve only ever been “dear sister”… We had tea and my husband’s mother took him aside and started crying: “Who did you marry? A front-line girl… You have two younger sisters. Who’s going to marry them now?” When I think back to that moment I feel tears welling up. Imagine: I had a record, I loved it a lot. There was a song, it said: you have the right to wear the best shoes. That was about a front-line girl. I had it playing, and [his?] elder sister came up and broke it apart, saying: you have no rights. They destroyed all my photos from the war… We, front-line girls, went through so much during the war… and then we had another war. Another terrible war. The men left us, they didn’t cover our backs. Not like at the front.” from С.Алексеевич “У войны не женское лицо”
In the Soviet Union, women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining as the occasional anecdote of a female sniper or simply as medical staff or, at best, radio specialists. The word “front-line girl” (frontovichka) became a terrible insult, synonimous to “whore”. Hundreds of thousands of girls who went to war to protect their homeland with their very lives, who came back injured or disabled, with medals for valor, had to hide it to protect themselves from public scorn.
This has always happened in history: Women do something important. Then they get shamed for it (so nobody will talk about it) and it gets erased from history.
And then certain men will say: “Women suck, they’ve never done anything important.”
Look into history and learn that women have played a far greater role then douches (present and past) wanted you to know.
Hey Will (and Jack) I got you something.
So this is important. Let me tell you a story.
All the time I spend debating about women in combat, I’ve picked up on a trend that disturbs me. Supporting or attacking, people are quick to draw on biology, psychology, law, but very rarely - almost never - do I hear about the history of women in combat, and the evidence their service lends to this debate.
Hundreds of thousands of women faced combat in WW2, and on both sides, and on all fronts, and it is a history that has been almost completely erased from contemporary awareness. I have been given arguments about how women can not psychologically handle combat. And about how women in mixed-gender combat units will automatically disrupt group cohesion - the brotherhood, if you will. Both of these assertions are erasure.
Women have not lived in a protective bubble untouched by combat for all of history. Women have been killed, wounded, and captured in combat, and tortured after. We are not living a world where these are hypothetical situations women have yet to prove they can handle. Unfortunately, they have, they can, in the future, they probably will, again and again. Soviet women served as partisans, snipers, tank drivers, fighter pilots, bombers. And more.
Both British and American women served in mixed-gender AA units. I could drag you through several examples of British women performing exemplarilyy despite being wounded, or seeing their comrades die. The Luftwaffe did not discriminate. Between the British and the Americans, it was determined that mixed gender units actually performed much better than all male units, because of teamwork. Because women are better and certain tasks, men are better at certain tasks, and at other tasks they are comparably efficient, and in a team, hopefully, in combat, you let the best do what they are best at. For the most part, they were proud to serve together.
German propaganda never commented on the British AA units, but they thoroughly smeared the Soviet fighting woman - flitenweiber. People often argue with me that women are a threat to group cohesion because men naturally give women preferential treatment. Which certainly explains why men are more likely to survive shipwrecks. And history shows us that Germans soldiers had no chivalrous compunction when it came to shooting captured Soviet women who were armed.
We’re fed a history of war that almost exclusively features white male figures, most of whom fit into this destructive constructed myth of the soldier that is somehow both chivalrous and charmingly womanizing and who’s sense of brotherhood is unshakably dependent on the band being all man. There is no history of woman at war, none. I hear a lot about how women have no upper body strength, I hear nothing about the Front-Line Female Comrade.
THE WORD FRONTOVICHKA BECAME A TERRIBLE INSULT - are you fucking kidding me? Fuck, that made me cry. At first when I started reading I thought I was reading alernate history fiction. I’m ashamed to be ignorant about this, and full of rage and much worse bitter shame that this history is constantly repressed, suppressed, hidden. WHAT THE FUCK. D: D: D:i’d love to know more. any recommendations would be cherished.
So, I heard a lot of this growing up, being from the USSR, about women on the frontlines, but it was always isolated incidents or particular jobs that like radio communications, as the original text says. There was no context for the scope of it, even though you’d always hear about a woman who had medals of valor from WWII and things like that.
To echo the rest of the original text - I live in Israel where, in 1948 the Jewish (majority European) military was mixed, down to the fact that women served as commanders-in-combat of men. This was official and recognized and the military to this day in Israel is, I think, more gender-integrated than in any other country.
I remember reading memoirs of women who were combat commanders there, and it’s this exact, EXACT same story. After whatever happened on the frontlines happened, they came home and had to fight another war. They weren’t remembered, weren’t acknowledged, they were expected to adhere to norms of femininity that meant not talking about their combat record.
In fact, today the Israeli military offers fewer command positions, fewer frontline jobs to women than it did in the 40s and 50s. Which I just find… utterly mindblowing. Even in a country where less than 60 years ago women were filling these roles you still have discussions a la women will disrupt cohesion/women can’t handle combat/excuse excuse excuse. There’s just no way to get this right, is there?
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Today we are all the Black Panther! And today we will fight as one! For Wakanda!OMG FLAWLESS CASTING CHIEWETEL FOR ALL MOVIES
He could do the genius prince thing really well, I think.
I am LOVING this casting :D
He has already been in a Whedon movie. HE HAS A CHANCE!
Yes and yes.
PLEASE LORD YESSS