The picture reads: #WeAreAllVerônica. Art by Vítor Teixeira.
Verônica Bolina is a black transgender woman in Brazil who, at 12th of April 2015, was arrested on charges of attacking another woman after a strife in her building, in São Paulo. During a cell transfer, she and a police officer engaged in a physical fight, during which she bit his ear and tore half of it off. Later on, a very disturbing picture started circulating social media in Brazil, showing her with cuffs on her hands and feet, head shaved, breasts exposed and face misconfigured from the battering she suffered from several police officers (see it here). Almost every news outlet that covered this focused on her biting off the cop’s ear, with no mention of the police brutality, and referred to her as a male. The event has caused outrage between LGBTQ+ activists and supporters in Brazil, who claim transphobia was the police officers’ motivation. Recent audio came out in which supposedly denies being tortured by the cops and claims she needed to be restrained, but its veracity hasn’t been confirmed so far, and it’s also unclear if Verônica wouldn’t have been coerced and forced to make the statement.
PSA If you didn’t make it, somebody else did. It didn’t just magically appear into being. Google isn’t actually a google of tiny elven creatures that live inside your computer and create awesome graphic works of art for your re-posting and credit-taking entertainment. Google itself is not a source and if you “can’t find the source”, then use something you can source and give credit to.
We know a lot of you have been itching to get your hands on prints and the wait (in the US, at least) is finally over. Hop on over to RAD.co to get your hands on some prints as well as apparel at a discounted price for a limited time. To our EU supporters, don’t worry we’re working on getting prints to you!
April Fool’s Day is TOMORROW. As of noon today, TRUST NOTHING. If a site announces major changes, DO NOT TRUST IT. If a popular show/comic/thing announces a dubious thing, DO NOT TRUST IT. If Google says anything, DO NOT TRUST IT. This has been your yearly PSA.
I took onboard some of your suggestions and now I am proud to unveil a week to appreciate the female characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
MCU Ladies Week - 9th - 15th February.
Day 1 - Favourite Character - Tell us who your favourite female character is, and why. Do you identify with them in some way? Did they do something special that makes them your favourite? Tell us!
Day 2 - Unsung Hero - Who do you think doesn’t get nearly enough attention? Who would you like to see more of?
Day 3 - Favourite Scene - What is your favourite scene involving a female character? Do you have more than one? Are there any parallels between them?
Day 4 - Actor Appreciation - a day to appreciate the actors who make the characters come to life.
Day 5 - Favourite Friendship - Pretty self explanatory, a day to explore your favourite female friendship in the MCU.
Day 6 - Headcanons/AU - a day for exploring your headcanons for the characters and any alternate universe ideas you might have.
Day 7 - To the Future! - What are you hoping for from the new female characters coming to the MCU? Which characters would you like to see from the comics? What do you want to happen to the existing characters?
I’m leaving the themes loose, feel free to interpret them however you wish. I shall be using the tag ‘mculadiesweek’ so it can be seen by everyone and it is easier for me to find and reblog!
There’s a little over three weeks to go before the start date, and I will keep reminding you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
As the weather gets colder in the coming months, please take the time to look out for small animals such as cats and squirrels who hide underneath cars and crawl up into their engines. A firm couple bangs on the hood of your car before getting in and turning it on can save the life of a small animal.