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rhazade-waterbender:

bitterassfandom:

rae-rose:

rad-and-broke:

campdracula5eva:

youbestnotmiss:

smitethepatriarchy:

viva-la-fat:

"You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"

No problem.

in before “well most women can’t do that” because NEWS FLASH most men can’t either, that’s why it’s a highly specialized career that requires a lot of devoted training

One of my former coworkers was a very slim girl only a tad taller than me, and she was training to be a fireman, and she could lift the biggest dude on my crew like this who was around 6’5 and super bulky.One time she picked him up and ran around the crew room with him for about 5 minutes before letting him down.

Even though I haven’t exercised in over a year—if you count DDR—and I’m incredibly petite (5’0”, 100 lbs), I can carry most guys. If they’re under 200 lbs, I can run with them on my back for 5 blocks, but I can walk for a mile. Once they’re about 250, I can only walk about a block or two before my spine feels like it’s about to break. If I were in a survival situation and their life depended on it, I could go on much further, until my legs gave out.
It’s why I hate the bullshit that women are inherently weak. Nah, man. Nah.

More power to you all because I can barely lift my five year old nephew without hating myself ten minutes later….

People have done studies of the military that demonstrate that with the same training for the same length of time, both men and women can achieve the same fitness level. They can carry as much, run as far, shoot as well, you name it. The idea that women are weaker than men is a total myth, and one that that the patriarchy is desperate to make us believe. (I wish I could give you a source for this but it’s been a while since I read it)

My husband is twice my size, and I can drag him around in a fireman’s carry.  The scrubs who’ve claimed DFAB people are “physically inferior” (yes, one of said scrubs’ exact words) in my presence can go trip over their stereotypes.

I wish I had had this when my cousin posted some BS on Facebook about how women shouldn’t be allowed in active duty combat situations because WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR YOUR INJURED, BLEEDING SELF TO BE DRAGGED TO SAFETY, WHO WOULD YOU HOPE GETS TO YOU FIRST: THE DUDE OR THE LADY?
As it was I still regret not jumping in and saying, “Dude if they’re both trained THEY SHOULD BOTH BE ABLE TO CART MY BLEEDING ASS OUTTA THE FIRE, fuck you and your sexism.”

rhazade-waterbender:

bitterassfandom:

rae-rose:

rad-and-broke:

campdracula5eva:

youbestnotmiss:

smitethepatriarchy:

viva-la-fat:

"You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"

No problem.

in before “well most women can’t do that” because NEWS FLASH most men can’t either, that’s why it’s a highly specialized career that requires a lot of devoted training

One of my former coworkers was a very slim girl only a tad taller than me, and she was training to be a fireman, and she could lift the biggest dude on my crew like this who was around 6’5 and super bulky.One time she picked him up and ran around the crew room with him for about 5 minutes before letting him down.

Even though I haven’t exercised in over a year—if you count DDR—and I’m incredibly petite (5’0”, 100 lbs), I can carry most guys. If they’re under 200 lbs, I can run with them on my back for 5 blocks, but I can walk for a mile. Once they’re about 250, I can only walk about a block or two before my spine feels like it’s about to break. If I were in a survival situation and their life depended on it, I could go on much further, until my legs gave out.

It’s why I hate the bullshit that women are inherently weak. Nah, man. Nah.

More power to you all because I can barely lift my five year old nephew without hating myself ten minutes later….

People have done studies of the military that demonstrate that with the same training for the same length of time, both men and women can achieve the same fitness level. They can carry as much, run as far, shoot as well, you name it. The idea that women are weaker than men is a total myth, and one that that the patriarchy is desperate to make us believe. (I wish I could give you a source for this but it’s been a while since I read it)

My husband is twice my size, and I can drag him around in a fireman’s carry.  The scrubs who’ve claimed DFAB people are “physically inferior” (yes, one of said scrubs’ exact words) in my presence can go trip over their stereotypes.

I wish I had had this when my cousin posted some BS on Facebook about how women shouldn’t be allowed in active duty combat situations because WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR YOUR INJURED, BLEEDING SELF TO BE DRAGGED TO SAFETY, WHO WOULD YOU HOPE GETS TO YOU FIRST: THE DUDE OR THE LADY?

As it was I still regret not jumping in and saying, “Dude if they’re both trained THEY SHOULD BOTH BE ABLE TO CART MY BLEEDING ASS OUTTA THE FIRE, fuck you and your sexism.”

(via rraaarr)

Filed under gifs gif warning sorry i have my rage pants on today feminism

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"The thing is, Steve and Bucky’s friendship wasn’t just a "they grew up so they’re as close as brothers," thing, it’s way more dynamic than that. Their relationship may be symbiotic, but it was never particularly balanced. Growing up, Steve was sickly and physically weak but had precisely the same personality as he does now: unendingly hopeful and moral, with no conception of backing down from a fight. Hence why he’s constantly getting beaten up, with Bucky having to wade in and finish those fights for him. Bucky is incredibly protective of him, which must have caused a fair amount of confusion when Steve turned into a near-indestructable supersoldier.

It’s a classic partnership between idealism (Steve) and pragmatic cynicism (Bucky), with Bucky playing the role of Steve’s protector and #1 fan. It takes the supersoldier serum for everyone else to realise what Bucky knew all along: that Steve is an inspirational figure, destined for great things. There’s this beautiful transitional moment in the first Cap movie when Steve has just rescued Bucky and the other soldiers from the Red Skull’s lab, and Bucky calls out for everyone to cheer for Captain America. This is basically the first time Steve has ever received outside recognition for being the person he is, and you can tell that while Bucky’s happy for him, he’s also a tiny bit resentful because he knows that Steve is no longer “his”. The tables have turned, and now Bucky is walking in Steve’s shadow, rather than the other way round.”

CATWS: The Tragedy of Bucky Barnes

(Source: hellotailor, via rraaarr)

Filed under OH MY GOD SOMEONE ELSE IS FINALLY TALKING ABOUT THAT LOOK I always believed Bucky was a tiny bit resentful of what Steve had become captain america the winter soldier spoilers

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typette:

mucholderthen:

Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Potentially Support Life
Astronomers have discovered a planet about the size of Earth,
orbiting its star in the zone where oceans of liquid water would be possible.

From Space.com

A study of the newly-found planet indicates it could have an Earth-like atmosphere and water at its surface. The planet Kepler-186f is the fifth planet of the star Kepler-186, 490 light-years away.

The planet has 1.11 times the Earth’s mass. Its radius is 1.1 times that of Earth. Kepler-186f orbits at 32.5 million miles (52.4 million kilometers) from its parent star. Its year is 130 Earth days. 

The planet orbits Kepler-186, an M-type dwarf star less than half as massive as the sun. Because the star is cooler than the sun, the planet receives solar energy less intense than that received by Mars in our solar system, despite the fact that Kepler-186f orbits much closer to its star.

guys this isn’t just some science jerk-offery. This is legitimately the first confirmed exoplanet that fulfils all of NASA’s main prerequisites, same mass, same density, rocky, right zone in terms of heat, it may even have an atmosphere.

Soon we’re launching a satellite code named “Star Shade”, which although it sounds badass is literal- it’s a massive unfurling shade that will allow a powerful telescope to TAKE PHOTOS of these goddamn planets, no doubt this one will be first on the list, to see what they look like.

PHOTOS, EVERYBODY. PHOTOS.

I say we name it in honour of Carl Sagan who first brought serious investigation into finding exoplanets in a time where people didn’t even believe they existed, yet.

(via yinesa)

Filed under /screeches YES PLEASE NAME IT AFTER CARL SAGAN I FOR ONE AND IN FAVOR OF SEEING IT AS SAGAN FROM NOW ON exoplanets science

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bioticbootyshaker:

drtanner:

missmokushiroku:

thegamingmuse:

all-four-cheekbones:

n-o-r-m-a-n-d-y:

nothing makes a gamer more nervous than when the game autosaves in a seemingly harmless location

"this is an awfully convenient collection of healing items"

"why is all this ammo here"

"where did all the enemies go"

"This room has rather a lot of wide, open space in it." 

"The music stopped suddenly."

"No, there it is."

"….That’s an awful lot of bass."

(Source: missromanovs, via ursulavernon)

Filed under truth I always find my heart racing a little when I enter a room full of supplies OH MAN THIS MEANS BAD THINGS FOR ME DOESN'T IT *five minutes later* JFC YES IT MEANT BAD THINGS ABORT ABORT ABORT

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ladyrinlyn:

Last two for the Zelda watercolor tattoo series! Here are the gate of time and the mirror of twilight! I’m sorry if some of the detail is a little hard to make out. I couldn’t get my strokes thin enough in some areas.
So yeah that’s it for now! I may do something similar to this in the future, but I really need to get back to doing portfolio work haha.

(via ticcytx)

Filed under whoa awesome art design watercolor the legend of zelda

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fus-ro-draw:

Anyone remember when I went on a massive Tron: Legacy spree and made a bunch of identity discs in all different colors? Anyone? Bueller?

Well, I do! Found the discs file as I was going through stuff on my external hard drive and decided to make the things into shirts. Don’t know why that idea never occurred to me before. 

…I should probably have based the orange design off Rinzler’s armor, but it’s just a duplicate of Sam’s for the moment. Wanted to see how it would carry over in different colors. 

Heyyyyyy, Tron: Legacy shirts! That finally put that sad, sad, AI file of identity discs I had to good use!

Filed under art my art reblogging to the main I'm actually surprised these shirts don't exist anywhere or if they do....I haven't found them.

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blondebarbells:

politicsprepandpearls:

Feminist-a person who supports feminism.

Feminism-the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

Can I tell this to every woman and man I’ve ever met who says that she/he isn’t a feminist, but supports equality?

People, don’t be afraid to call yourself a feminist. If someone judges you off of that alone, they are a person of poor character.

(via afurerukimochi)

Filed under this feminism idgaf if the word has become associated with all those people who want to turn the entire system on its head THIS is what feminism is IT'S NOT CALLED EQUALISM OR WHATEVER it's fucking feminism