grown. ass. men.
you scared she gonna strike out yr precious baby boy? OH TOO LATE.
they were doing a special on her on one of the news channels at the gym. i didnt have the headphones so i couldnt hear the story, but one of the photos they showed was of a little girl in the crowd holding up a sign that said “I want to throw like a girl.” For every pathetic, insecure grown man who is threatened by this amazingly talented girl, hopefully there is another little girl who is inspired. But that she has to put up wit this kind of abuse even though she is OBJECTIVELY the best pitcher in the league right now and can throw a ball SEVENTY MILES PER HOUR is absolutely uncalled for. She is truly phenomenal, and those dads can all go eat shit and live
Go on with your bad self
I love that, in a brief interview I got to see, she stated that her main goal was to have more girls play ball so that “we could maybe get our own locker room.” Like, that’s all she wanted, and then she went back to talking about how winning is a TEAM effort and that the reporter should interview the rest of the team, too.
I LOVE THIS ONE.
The planets, aligned.the sickest thing ive ever seen
YOU CAN TELL HE’S SO PROUD OF HIMSELF AND SO AM I
I don’t like this
In case you have forgotten, you’re in a world perpetually stuck in the silver age of comics.
This is normal.
This is like the fifth time those specific nuns have gone on a trip that involved being run into a truck full of dynamite.
THOSE POOR NUNS
They accepted their lives would be full of international intrigue and danger the moment they took the habit. They knew what they were doing.
THEY COVERED THIS IN THE FIRST DAY OF NUN SCHOOL
"You Sisters will ALWAYS be on the bus that crashes! And don’t even think about air travel!"
Yes please. Thank you! (also the SDR2 prologue is up on Justonegamr’s youtube channel)
What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to accomplish with his new photo project, “Weapons of Choice.”
The series uses a makeup artist to put bruises and scars on photo subjects. Embedded in these violent marks are some hateful words typically associated with abuse, such as “Stupid,” “Dumb,” “Trash” and others that are much, much worse.
What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse
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bringing this back
Upon rewatching Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I noticed something about the scene where Pierce is telling Steve the story of how Fury led an unauthorized rescue mission that ended up saving lives: that’s almost exactly the same way that Steve ended up actually serving in the war effort without promoting bond sales. Pierce says that he and Fury are realists, and is implying, based on Steve’s shared experience with Fury, that he is the same.
What he doesn’t realize is that Steve is and has always been an idealist. This is not the same as being an optimist, though there is some overlap. What Pierce calls realism is more akin to cynicism; he leads an organization that, in the words of Zola, was founded on the belief that humanity could not be trusted with its own freedom. Steve believes that freedom is a responsibility, and that humanity is up to the task.
Steve didn’t go to rescue Bucky and the rest of the 107th because he didn’t trust the decision of the people in charge. In fact, as soon as he returned he offered to surrender himself so he could be disciplined, possibly even court-martialed. He did it because it was the right thing to do, and took the responsibility for it upon himself, completely willing to face the consequences. I think in a way that was Fury’s motivation too, and Pierce attempts to twist it to accomodate his own worldview and the point he wants to make to see if he can convert Steve over to his side.
The major underlying theme of The Winter Soldier is trust. Natasha reveals her secrets to the world after learning that the people she thought trusted her didn’t, so that she would have nothing to hide. Steve trusts Sam, a man he very recently met, based on their shared experience as veterans, and he ends up being instrumental to their success. He trusts the agents of SHIELD to do the right thing and help him stop HYDRA. He trusts Bucky not to kill him, even as he finds himself on the end of his fist. Surrendering himself is not a show of suicide, but of trust. He is willing to go to any lengths to make sure his best friend remembers who he is.
The outcome of each of these acts of trust demonstrates that idealists like Steve are destined to succeed in the end, while so-called “realists,” who rely only on themselves and don’t trust the people around them, are destined to fail. “Holding a gun to everyone on Earth and calling it protection” is never the answer, and through his actions Steve proves to the “realists” that amazing things can happen if you’re willing to extend just a little bit of trust to people.
Steve says later in the same conversation that Fury told him not to trust anybody, but that’s simply not his way. It’s obviously impractical to trust everybody, since some people will always take advantage of that trust or betray it. But Steve is willing to take a risk by trusting people like Natasha, who can change into someone else on a dime and never lets anyone see her true self, until the end when she exposes it to the world. He trusts people like Fury, who has demonstrated on multiple occasions that he is willing to lie and manipulate people if it serves the greater good or his own personal agenda. He trusts Bucky without hesitation, even as the latter is trying to murder him. And it’s because of this trust that he and the rest of his allies in this film come out on top.
Steve’s tendency to disregard bureaucracy and the law in service of what’s right has nothing to do with not trusting the people giving the orders. He trusts that people are, on the whole, inherently good and trustworthy, and opposes the people who use the public’s inherent trust to abuse the power they’re given. American Imperialism and the rise in security at the cost of liberty after 9/11 make a nice backdrop and reference to current events, but the real enemy in The Winter Soldier is both a lack of trust in people by those in charge, and their tendency to take advantage of the trust those people place in them.
And like Steve says, it’s nice to know who he’s fighting.