ringokotomi:

Have you ever just looked at someone and thought, “I really love you”. They’re just talking or humming or watching a movie or reading a book or laughing or something, and there’s something about them in that moment that makes you think, “I just really love you”

(via insaneantics)

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Melinda May/Natasha Romanov
Characters: Melinda May, Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton
Summary:

Clint and Natasha are leaving for Tibet after the Battle of New York for a little R and R. But first, Clint has to make a stop to see an old friend. And Natasha makes a new one.

tittily:

my little cousin got bit by a house spider and she was crying so i went to get some stuff to soothe and numb it but before i could even walk out the door i heard her quietly whisper ‘i can’t handle the responsibility of being spiderman’

(via theladymonsters)

sliceofbri:

jenniferrpovey:

sliceofbri:

sometimes i think “wow wouldn’t it be great if the government provided this basic human necessity” then the other half of my brain goes communism. the thing you are thinking of is communism. and it was so fucking drilled into my head in school that communism is a big, giant horrible BAD THING that will destroy everything but like it actually makes a lot of fuckin’ sense

Would it make you feel better if I told you that it is not communism?

The majority of Americans have been taught that socialism and communism are essentially the same thing and that any time the government provides basic human necessity, it’s communism.

And, of course, communism is evil.

First of all, Medicaid, Medicare, welfare, food stamps, etc, are socialist. In fact, the United States is a mixed economy - it has capitalist and socialist elements.

It’s western socialism, which says “Prove you need it and you can have it.” Other western countries have socialized medicine, which means everyone pays in and everyone gets out (It’s NOT free healthcare, that’s a misunderstanding. In the UK, for example, it is called “National Insurance” - you pay contributions, just the same as to social security).

Communism is different.

Marx stated “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This evolved, or devolved, into the idea that everyone gets what they need equally regardless of their job…you do the job you’re suited for, but a general and a janitor should not get different paychecks.

Needless to say, this doesn’t work except for small voluntary communities (A form of communism has been practiced by monastic communities in the east and the west for centuries).

The reason Communism is wrong is not so much because it is evil as because it goes against human nature and human needs and doesn’t work. Because it doesn’t work, you start having to “Build a wall to keep your people in” - to apply force to the situation.

And because people have a desire to earn more than their next person, communist systems on any large scale rapidly become corrupt.

Socialism, on the other hand, says “Give everyone their basic needs, let them earn the rest.” To be socialist, there has to be a central plan as to what those basic needs are - which results in massive infrastructure that decides who needs what, system fraud, and people not getting things they actually need.

The other alternative, the government simply handing people enough money to cover basic needs is called Guaranteed Income or Basic Income and has been toyed with and experimented with, and is under serious discussion in Switzerland. This is not true socialism, because you aren’t planning people’s lives. If you give somebody, say, $1000 a month, it’s their fault if they spend it on booze then don’t make the rent, so there’s still freedom and personal responsibility…and I could go into that all day (needless to say, I’m a proponent of Guaranteed Income as a solution moving into a society in which the amount of necessary labor keeps dropping).

THANK YOU SO MUCH

YOU JUST TAUGHT ME MORE THAN ANY GOVERNMENT CLASS EVER

(via stardust-rain)

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"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.

White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always.

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This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”

Please, everybody: read this article!

(via theyoungblackfeminist)

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joanwatsonismyhero:

Joaniarty + terrible pick up lines (x)

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avengersuniverse:

Ever want to binge watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe but want to do it in chronological order? Here you go:

Captain America: The First Avenger
Agent Carter - Marvel One-Shot
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
The Incredible Hulk
The Consultant - Marvel One-Shot
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer - Marvel One-Shot
Thor
The Avengers
Item 47 - Marvel One-Shot
Iron Man 3
All Hail the King - Marvel One-Shot
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 01 – Pilot
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 02 – 0-8-4
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 03 – The Asset
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 04 – Eye-Spy
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 05 – Girl in the Flower Dress
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 06 – F.Z.Z.T.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 07 – The Hub
Thor: The Dark World
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 08 – The Well
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 09 – Repairs
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 10 – The Bridge
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 11 – The Magical Place
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 12 – Seeds
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 13 – T.R.A.C.K.S.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 14 – T.A.H.I.T.I.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 15 – Yes Men
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 16 – End of the Beginning
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 17 – Turn, Turn, Turn
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 18 – Providence
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 19 – The Only Light in the Darkness
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 20 – Nothing Personal
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 21 – Ragtag
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 22 – Beginning of the End

(Source: avengersuniverse.com, via stardust-rain)