OK. So Children’s Place were selling Guardians of the Galaxy t-shirts for boys… and left Gamora out of the ugly-ass t-shirt design because she’s a female character and this “shirt in particular is a boy’s shirt.”
THIS. THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS, PEOPLE.
We all know that’s bull because the girls’ shirts are always covered in male characters. Apparently having a female character on merchandise would accidentally give young girls and women the false impression that they matter too. And we can’t have that, now, can we?
My daughter has a girl’s Avenger shirt, bought in the girl’s department with just the guys. I have never seen a Black Widow shirt, I have never seen a Gamora shirt. But gods forbid they show up in the group shot some boy might catch cooties from it.
This reminds me of a conversation I had with Jeff, my comics/toy shop guy back when I lived in New Jersey. He told me that just about every day, at least one (apparent) little boy would come in with an older (apparent) male relative, ask for one or more of the few items of merch Jeff was able to get featuring female characters, and pretty much immediately get shot down by their older companion for wanting “girly” or “gay” things.
Jeff considered it a point of pride to regularly take these troglodytes aside and ask them, pointedly, if they really put any thought into what sort of messages they were sending their kids if the only toys and comics they were allowed to touch featured huge, sweaty, muscular men wearing skin-tight clothing and grappling with other huge, sweaty, muscular men.
Nothing like using an asshole’s homophobia against them.
sebastian stan doing things with his face during interviews part 8/∞
The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department
(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)
Residents knew it was BS.
Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”
Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department
Do not let her story go ignored
"You took the things that mean the most to me"
was in the mood for some hugs but i just made myself sad
it’s amazing how something so beautiful and life affirming can make you want to throw yourself off a cliff