DeadPool Movie Trailer THIS IS THE TEST FOOTAGE GUYS OMG WITH RYAN REYNOLDS VOICE ACTING AND EVERYTHING
Wtf?! How the hell does that work?!
Did you consider googleing this to see what she was referring to? Because I wasn’t sure either, but sure enough, a quick google search found:
The report, Gender and Climate Change(available here as a PDF), concludes that women are more severely affected by climate change and natural disasters because of their social roles and because of discrimination and poverty. To make matters worse, they’re also underrepresented in decision-making about climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and, most critically, discussions and decisions about adaptation and mitigation. From the report:For example, the 20,000 people who died in France during the extreme heat wave in Europe in 2003 included significantly more elderly women than men. In natural disasters that have occurred in recent years, both in developing and in developed countries, it is primarily the poor who have suffered—and all over the world, the majority of the poor are women, who at all levels earn less than men. In developing countries, women living in poverty bear a disproportionate burden of climate change consequences. Because of women’s marginalized status and dependence on local natural resources, their domestic burdens are increased, including additional work to fetch water, or to collect fuel and fodder. In some areas, climate change generates resource shortages and unreliable job markets, which lead to increased male-out migration and more women left behind with additional agricultural and households duties. Poor women’s lack of access to and control over natural resources, technologies and credit mean that they have fewer resources to cope with seasonal and episodic weather and natural disasters. Consequently traditional roles are reinforced, girls’ education suffers, and women’s ability to diversify their livelihoods (and therefore their capacity to access income-generating jobs) is diminished.
The report notes examples from other sources, including this:An Oxfam Report (March 2005) on the impact of the 2004 Asia Tsunami on women raised alarms about gender imbalances since the majority of those killed and among those least able to recover were women. In Aceh, for example, more than 75 percent of those who died were women, resulting in a male-female ratio of 3:1 among the survivors. As so many mothers died, there have been major consequences with respect to infant mortality, early marriage of girls, neglect of girls’ education, sexual assault, trafficking in women and prostitution. These woes, however, are largely neglected in the media coverage.
And this:In a study executed on behalf of ACTIONAID in 1993-1994 in the Himalayan region of Nepal, it became clear that environmental degradation has compounded stress within households and pressure on scarce resources. This meant that the pressure on children, particularly girl children, to do more work and at an earlier age was increasing. Girls do the hardiest work, have the least say and the fewest education options. Programmes that concentrate only on sending more girls to school were failing as the environmental and social conditions of the families deteriorated.
Amazing what a 5 second google search will teach you.
That last gif, though.
Julia Gillard is actually my favourite ever.
The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) has done things that are far more heinous than anything Grant Ward has ever done as far as we know, and yet, at the end of the movie, you’re rooting for him to come back on the side of the angels,
Jeph Loeb (via jennieconvertible)
The difference here being that Grant Ward CHOSE to do them.
Worst of all — this dude is one of the execs for Agents of SHIELD, and this sounds like a prelude to a fucking redemption arc. Now I fully expect the next season to be a shitfest. Just… how can you misinterpret your characters this badly?
#friends don’t let friends write redemption arcs for grant ward
bucky was literally a prisoner of war who was experimented on and tortured until he was unable to fight back against any orders and the minute someone showed up who started treating him like a person again, he started to revert back to his humanity and fight against his programming
ward is a grown-ass man who was treated as a person by the people on his team clearly presented with opportunities by them to make the right choices and refused to make the right choices every time
fuck grant ward
y’all are surprised??? this is how he publicly promotes himself.
Creators often astound me. Sometimes with their insight, sometimes with their lack of it. How did you get this job, who is letting you have this responsibility and make these decisions? (via stonelionhearts)
This is all kind of shit and dumb and Loeb is trash for this, this is the kind of stuff I see on compared on Tumblr that makes me rage and then it comes from someone high up at Marvel and I weep internally.
Oy. Honestly, I don’t care which characters you choose to love or woobify or ‘ship or whatever, or what backstory you write to justify/explain a character’s actions, but looking solely at what’s presented to us in the actual text, I do not understand people who conflate Bucky with Grant Ward. Bucky’s capacity for making moral choices was physically burned out of his brain. There can’t be evil in the absence of a capacity to make a choice. Bucky doesn’t get a redemption arc because he doesn’t need one - he gets a healing arc.
“Bucky doesn’t get a redemption arc because he doesn’t need one - he gets a healing arc.” THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS
You know, I’m actually not opposed to redemption arcs. I’m not opposed to bad people who have made bad choices and done bad things learning to be better. It’s something that’s very rarely done well in fiction, but it’s definitely something that can happen — and I don’t like to believe that any person is ever truly irredeemable. I’m okay with a Grant Ward redemption arc in principle! (Even though I doubt AoS can be trusted to make that arc work.)
But this comparison is just baffling. Bucky’s not a person who made bad choices. Bucky had his ability to choose ripped from him. Bucky didn’t do heinous things; Hydra used his body to do heinous things. As above: what Bucky needs isn’t redemption, it’s healing.
Toronto-based editor Lyndsay Kirkham has started a firestorm this week after overhearing what was apparently an incredibly sexist conversation between IBM executives at lunch — and live-tweeting it.
Unaware that they were transmitting sexist nonsense to cyberspace, the IBM executives openly discussed “why they don’t hire women.” If you take Kirkham’s account at its word, it actually gets way worse.
But people want to say that the Computer Sciences are open to women!!! there is no sexism in the industry!!! all identities are welcome and it’s on the boom(tm)!!!
there’s a reason why many women end up leaving comp sci majors. it’s not because women don’t like comp sci, it’s because men harass women who are interested in comp sci.
Remember when Snape made fun of the size of a teenage girls teeth and she subsequently chose to change them so they were permanently smaller? What a hero.
Remember how close Snape and Lily were and remember the time when he went and saw her dead on the floor and remember how he held her and cried because he was in love with her
Ah yes, from my favourite book, Harry Potter and the Things That Never Actually Happened
Fall in love with someone who wants you, who waits for you. Who understands you even in the madness; someone who helps you, and guides you, someone who is your support, your hope. Fall in love with someone who talks with you after a fight. Fall in love with someone who misses you and wants to be with you. Do not fall in love only with a body or with a face; or with the idea of being in love.Unknown (via didyoueatallthisacid)