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deathsblood:

Jon Snow knows nothing about what women* do every month.

xeb695:

A little Palestinian girl vs. an Israeli soldier
A Palestinian girl tries to punch an Israeli soldier during a protest against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish.
Image by Majdi Mohammed / AP

xeb695:

A little Palestinian girl vs. an Israeli soldier


A Palestinian girl tries to punch an Israeli soldier during a protest against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish.

Image by Majdi Mohammed / AP
bakethatlinguist:

mamamantis:

thetinkertoyboy:

fromflabbytofitbehindthescenes:

webcomixwastaken:

Lilo & Stitch is my favourite Disney film mostly because it’s hilarious, has catchy songs, feature charming yet realistic relationships, dem wacky aliens, and ohana. But there’s one other thing I really appreciate about it…
Nani Pelekai’s legs.
No, seriously. You see, I used to hate my legs. I very specifically recall a moment when I was eleven - yes, as early as freakin’ age eleven - when I looked at my legs and swore I would always hide them under long pants. I blamed my father for giving me my soccer calves, and I used to admire Sleeping Beauty’s slender gams. Don’t judge me; I grew up in HK where girls are blasted every day by strangers and family alike for not being this impossibly ideal image (my hate-hate relationship with the Asian media is a story for another time).
But, look! Nani has the same kind of legs as me! Round calves, thick thighs that result in skin-hugging shorts, grounded and sensible feet. They tell you the side of her that’s hardworking, athletic, responsible and determined. She’s still attractive and obviously quite healthy. And though they’re located above the hips, you gotta appreciate that little tummy stickin’ out too.
Only in the past year or so have I embraced the fact that I’m built like a swimmer, not a princess. And I’m still coming to terms that it’s fine to be that way. So when I tug on my shorts in the morning, I’ll tell myself that I’m Nani, not Aurora.

Bless this post and the awesome girl that wrote this.

A plot twist I think you’ll all enjoy : ‘Nani’ means ‘beautiful’ in Hawaiian.

god, nani is the best

bakethatlinguist:

mamamantis:

thetinkertoyboy:

fromflabbytofitbehindthescenes:

webcomixwastaken:

Lilo & Stitch is my favourite Disney film mostly because it’s hilarious, has catchy songs, feature charming yet realistic relationships, dem wacky aliens, and ohana. But there’s one other thing I really appreciate about it…

Nani Pelekai’s legs.

No, seriously. You see, I used to hate my legs. I very specifically recall a moment when I was eleven - yes, as early as freakin’ age eleven - when I looked at my legs and swore I would always hide them under long pants. I blamed my father for giving me my soccer calves, and I used to admire Sleeping Beauty’s slender gams. Don’t judge me; I grew up in HK where girls are blasted every day by strangers and family alike for not being this impossibly ideal image (my hate-hate relationship with the Asian media is a story for another time).

But, look! Nani has the same kind of legs as me! Round calves, thick thighs that result in skin-hugging shorts, grounded and sensible feet. They tell you the side of her that’s hardworking, athletic, responsible and determined. She’s still attractive and obviously quite healthy. And though they’re located above the hips, you gotta appreciate that little tummy stickin’ out too.

Only in the past year or so have I embraced the fact that I’m built like a swimmer, not a princess. And I’m still coming to terms that it’s fine to be that way. So when I tug on my shorts in the morning, I’ll tell myself that I’m Nani, not Aurora.

Bless this post and the awesome girl that wrote this.

A plot twist I think you’ll all enjoy : ‘Nani’ means ‘beautiful’ in Hawaiian.

god, nani is the best

xximmaeatjooxx:

britain-ruined-my-life:

I can’t believe this episode of Adventure Time, and I mean that in the best way. Can we please take a moment to appreciate the fact that this CHILDREN’S show, (which airs at Seven PM Eastern Standard Time in the US) shown on a network that is entirely and undoubtedly produced for CHILDREN, just did an entire episode filled with subtext about an actual SERIOUS issue? 

Adventure Time just addressed the fact that at some point in your life, you might be faced with sexual assault, coercion, or even, as shown in the last two gifs, emotional manipulation and or abuse. And what did Adventure Time, this children’s show, have to say about it?

DON’T LET ANYONE DOMINATE YOU OR FORCE YOU TO DO SOMETHING YOU DON’T WANT TO.  

Adventure Time just told its audiences: “If some big galoot is trying to have his way with you, fight back. Don’t be afraid to show him that you are strong.” And most importantly? “Be prepared for this to happen, be ready to defend yourself.” 

Last time I checked in with kids cartoons they were spouting crap like “Share with your friends”, “Help your parents clean up the house!” and, my personal favorite, “Treat others as you’d like to be treated! (Unless this is a show about sexy teen girls, in which case, be super judgmental and treat everyone around you like shit because that’s what “cool” characters do in shows, even if they’re made out to be bad guys.)”  But not Adventure Time, they were like “What do children need to know that is absolutely essential?” “Well, we could tell them to defend themselves if someone is forcing themselves upon them…” “Hey, yeah, sexual assault is a serious problem. Let’s do that.”  I MEAN HOW  MUCH MORE FUCKING AWESOME CAN THIS SHOW GET? 

/end enthusiastic rant/ 

nezua:

millsmind:

*MUST REBLOG NOW*
The founder of the gulabis is the fearless Sampat Pal Devi, 40, who was married off at the age of 12 to an ice-cream vendor and had the first of her five children at 15. The gulabis, whose members say they are a “gang for justice,” started in 2006 as a sisterhood of sorts that looked out for victims of domestic abuse, a problem the United Nations estimates affects two in three married Indian women. Named after their hot-pink sari uniforms, the gang paid visits to abusive husbands and demanded they stop the beatings. When obstinate men refused to listen, the gulabis would return with large bamboo sticks called laathis and “persuade” them to change their ways. “When I go around with a stick, it’s to make men fear me. I don’t always use it, but it helps change the mind of men who think they are more powerful than me” says Pal. She has assumed the rank of commander in chief and has appointed district commanders across seven districts in Bundelkhand to help coordinate the gang’s efforts.
Pal’s group now has more than 20,000 members, and the number is growing.

Spotted: 20,000+ oppressed brown women kicking phenomenal ass. Fucks were not given.


yeah, it makes me pretty happy to know this is a thing in the world. look at that bamf. all hot pinked out with a long staff. “me and THIS army, sun.”

nezua:

millsmind:

*MUST REBLOG NOW*

The founder of the gulabis is the fearless Sampat Pal Devi, 40, who was married off at the age of 12 to an ice-cream vendor and had the first of her five children at 15. The gulabis, whose members say they are a “gang for justice,” started in 2006 as a sisterhood of sorts that looked out for victims of domestic abuse, a problem the United Nations estimates affects two in three married Indian women. Named after their hot-pink sari uniforms, the gang paid visits to abusive husbands and demanded they stop the beatings. When obstinate men refused to listen, the gulabis would return with large bamboo sticks called laathis and “persuade” them to change their ways. “When I go around with a stick, it’s to make men fear me. I don’t always use it, but it helps change the mind of men who think they are more powerful than me” says Pal. She has assumed the rank of commander in chief and has appointed district commanders across seven districts in Bundelkhand to help coordinate the gang’s efforts.

Pal’s group now has more than 20,000 members, and the number is growing.

Spotted: 20,000+ oppressed brown women kicking phenomenal ass. Fucks were not given.

yeah, it makes me pretty happy to know this is a thing in the world. look at that bamf. all hot pinked out with a long staff. “me and THIS army, sun.”

motoko kusanagi does not give a fuck about your male gaze.

motoko kusanagi does not give a fuck about your male gaze.

leona has had enough of your shit.

leona has had enough of your shit.

dominion tank police is my all-time favorite comic, and leona ozaki is 90% of why.  it’s easy to make fun of her obsession with her precious bonaparte and forget that when cornered by buaku’s gang, facing anti-tank weaponry and with her own tank disabled, she pulled out a shell, pointed it at buaku, and //hit the firing mechanism with a hammer//.
(since this was a comedy everyone lived, but still.)

dominion tank police is my all-time favorite comic, and leona ozaki is 90% of why. it’s easy to make fun of her obsession with her precious bonaparte and forget that when cornered by buaku’s gang, facing anti-tank weaponry and with her own tank disabled, she pulled out a shell, pointed it at buaku, and //hit the firing mechanism with a hammer//.

(since this was a comedy everyone lived, but still.)

comicbookrappers:

Appleseed Book 1 page 120

comicbookrappers:

Appleseed Book 1 page 120

rachelelm:

I would draw a lot more Fujiko if homegirl wore a suit like the fellas

rachelelm:

I would draw a lot more Fujiko if homegirl wore a suit like the fellas

doctorwho-quicksummaries:

The best moment ever? Yes. Yes.

doctorwho-quicksummaries:

The best moment ever? Yes. Yes.

liquornspice:

Exactly!

liquornspice:

Exactly!

catiemonstrosity:

Are you guys ever jells at how amazing I am?

catiemonstrosity:

Are you guys ever jells at how amazing I am?