In Star Wars, a boy can grow up to be a knight or a wizard, but if you’re a girl, you have one good role model- one good, sexy role model- but you better be born a princess or good at space hooking, cuz those are your options [x]
#really tired of explaining this shit#slave leia is pretty much the most defining picture of geek culture#S L A V E LEIA#think about that for five seconds#because it says a FUCKING LOT about our culture as a whole#and any other woman who isn’t leia is treated as a prop or accessory#(twi’leks are window dressing)#(and also slaves)#(and can we talk about how the thing mass effect took away from the asari was that they should all be strippers?)#(i see the parallel and uh…you realize you’re modeling a whole race of women after a race that is NEVER given any autonomy?)#and the fact that they pull it all over again with padme#and then fridge her#ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh#star wars#female representation in media#tw: misogyny (tags via mjolnerding)
do you ever feel like there’s just so many pretty girls but most dudes are just subpar like there are radiant goddesses everywhere and just piles and piles of guys in backwards baseball caps and sandals
it’s called makeup
you can put eyeliner on a frat boy that doesn’t change the fact that’s he’s wearing a neon muscle shirt and nike flip flops
We really need to talk about this scene a lot, because holy wow. The MCU movies have definitely been getting a little darker since the Avengers, but scenes like this? This is pure optimism. Tony is told he can save 4 out of 13, and then he saves all 13 of them anyway, because these people can work together and help Tony save them.
If a similar scenario had happened in the Dark Knight Saga or Man of Steel, you know damn well 9 out of those 13 people would have been dead. Hell, Bruce or Clark would have been lucky to even save the 4, because DC movies have gone down a route of unrelenting grtty realism that makes good old super heroics virtually impossible. Bruce can’t save the city without faking his own death; Clark can’t save the world without becoming a murderer.
But even in the darkest hours of the Marvel Universe, Tony Stark can damn well save 13 people plummeting to their certain death. Is it realistic? Hell no. But it was an awesome victory that both Tony and the audience needed at this point in the story, and by god it was heroic.
kittenskysong’s tags: #and he didn’t have to decide between them and pepper#he was able to rescue them w/ the suit while he saved pepper#you know how many movies would have had him sacrifice pepper for them?#or the other way around#and the only way he is able to save all of them#is because they work together to save each other#i don’t care if it’s realistic#this is a movie about a man that flies around inside a robot#in a universe where Thor exists#i don’t want your realism if its all just grimdarkness#you know what is realistic about marvel?#tony’s anxiety & ptsd#steve’s ptsd and loneliness#bruce’s guilt and anger#thor’s fall from grace and strained relationship w/ loki#Clint’s loss of control#and natasha’s fear and her search for self#we can relate to these things#and yet they are still heroes#they struggle like real people#but they never succumb and they fight on and they win#and the right choice isn’t to do the dark things#but to root them out and pull them into the light#to make the good choice even when it’s the hardest#i don’t know i just got into a huge ramble#but give me marvel superheroes any day
Reblogging for those tags. Because yes. Heroic is doing the right thing because it’s the right thing, even when it’s impossibly hard.
THIS POST MADE MY DAY JFC
The best thing that ever happened was definitely during “The Message”. I think for some reason it wasn’t on the gag reel. It was possibly the best piece of acting I’ve ever seen, which is the three-sixty [360 degree camera rotation] that Tim [as director] did while everyone was listening to the farewell message from Tracey [played by Jonathon Woodward]. And Nathan is standing with Zoe, looking kind of stricken - this is his old friend - and the camera pans around to Kaylee - and Nathan’s sitting next to Kaylee, looking kind of stricken in another way. And he managed to duck under the camera and get to every single member of the cast and just look really sad [laughs]. And some of them just could not keep it together and some of them did. But I’ve got to tell you - it’s hard to describe. And then when it finally panned down to the body in the coffin, Nathan was lying in [Woodward’s] arms, looking stricken. It was unbelievable - not only hilarious, but technically proficient. He really put some thought into it. But that’s Nathan.
— Joss Whedon, Firefly - The Official Companion. Volume Two x
"you’re too young to determine your sexuality" said no one to the heterosexual teenager
LITERALLY MY FAVORITEThis is so much better than any russian roulette or “poison cookie” analogy.
- Societal expectations of masculinity
- Societal expectations to provide for women
- No long term reversible male birth control
- Men who are raped are more likely to remain silent and be dismissed or outright laughed at
- Unfair treatment in child custody battles
- No support for male victims of domestic abuse
Not men’s issues
- The friend zone
- Women not dating you
- “Fucking femnazis”