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Male artist makes statement by installing sculpture in public w/out permission. Outraged that artist installs sculpture in public w/out permission.

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‘Charging Bull’ creator says NYC, 'Fearless Girl’ statue violated his rights

“Speaking at a Manhattan news conference, Arturo Di Modica said he placed the “Charging Bull” statue in front of the New York Stock Exchange in 1987 as a symbol of America’s resilience following the stock market crash that year. The city later relocated the sculpture to a small public park area nearby.

“The bull represents strength,” said Di Modica. “The strength of America, the strength of the market.”

The iconic statue over the years has become one of the city’s most popular tourist attraction. But on the eve of International Women’s Day, State Street Global Advisors placed the new a statue of a little girl, hands defiantly on hips, in front of the bull.

The new sculpture virtually overnight became a representation of a lack of gender diversity and equality on Wall Street and in other  U.S. workplaces. The investment firm said it commissioned the artwork as a part of its call on behalf of the more than 3,500 companies that benefit from its clients’ investments to make sure their governing boards are diverse.

Created by artist Kristen Visbal, “Fearless Girl” gained widespread attention as tourists flocked to the site to take pictures with the statue. 

By March 27, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio agreed that the “fearless girl” statue would remain on Department of Transportation property as a part of a municipal art program through February 2018.

Many hailed the announcement. But Di Modica was far from pleased. He said “Fearless Girl” was part of an advertising campaign that altered the artistic message behind “Charging Bull” without his permission.  

“What they did, it’s a negative,” Di Modica said of the new message conveyed by “Fearless Girl.” Now, the message is “I’m here, what are you going to do,” he said.

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female awesome meme; 5/10 ladies who deserve better: tris prior (the divergent series)
“sometimes it isn’t fighting that’s brave, it’s facing the death you know is coming”

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In Egypt, 3 Muslim female police officers died protecting Christians in Palm Sunday attack

  • In Egypt, three Muslim female police officers — Nagwa El-Haggar, Asmaa Hussein and Omneya Roshdy — are being hailed as heroes for attempting to save the lives of Coptic Christians targeted in two attacks that took place on Palm Sunday.
  • El-Haggar, a brigadier general for the Egyptian police force, died while in the line of duty at St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria. She was 53.
  • The attack at St. Mark’s killed at least 17 people and injured 48 others; the suicide bombings took place right outside the main gates of the cathedral. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. El-Haggar was conducting inspections for people entering the church. The bomb detonated when she rushed to the aid of her male co-workers after noticing they had trouble with the suspect, Arab News reported.
  • On Twitter, Council of Arab-British Understanding’s Joseph Willits tweeted photos of El-Haggar, including one taken minutes before the attack. Read more. (4/10/2017 8:34 PM)
Why you should see wonder woman

FULL OF SPOILERS !!!!!!  (and swears)



I did not at first realise what an emotional experience this film would be, but FUCK ME on watching the first few scenes I felt the tears spring forth like fucking fountains of glory.

It was seeing all those strong women on screen, those incredible women, unsexualised and with agency of their own, that completely undid me and I didn’t stop weeping until the film was over.

So here is a list of 15 reasons why Wonder Woman was the best damn film of this year:

  1. The Amazons will have you wanting to take on the patriarchy with a bow and arrow in 10 seconds flat. A society of women, who love and support one another. A mother-daughter relationship unspoilt by ‘female jealousy’. LESBIAN ISLAND (also I am gay for every single Amazon ever.)
  2. The soundtrack will take you from 0 to I-wanna-punch-a-nazi really quickly.  
  3. I’m not really one for heterosexual white guys in films, but Steve Trevor is a good and brave soul and never, not once, does he treat Diana as his inferior. From the moment she rescues him from the sea he treats her as an equal and respects her and supports her. AND THIS IS WHY SHE LOVES HIM.
  4. Diana listens to no man. Not even the man she is romantically involved with. When he tells her not to get involved, out of his fear she will be hurt, she fucking gets involved anyway. In fact, the whole film can be boiled down to Steve going; ‘Stay here.’ and Diana going; ‘Fuck that.’
  5. Wonder Woman is canonically bisexual.
  6. It might be because I’m a slut for history but Diana calling out WWI generals on their old world Victorian values made my Fucking Day. ‘A real general fights alongside their soldiers.’  Queen of my heart.
  7. Diana asking why women would want to hold their tummies in. We don’t Diana thank you for asking, bc tummies are beautiful.
  8. Everyone telling Diana she can’t save everyone, to which she responds, ‘Watch me.’
  9. Steve saying, ‘It’s no man’s land, no man can cross it.’  and Diana, the fucking icon that is, going ‘I am no man.’ (it’s in subtext) And the costume!?? Fuck me. No seriously, fuck me.
  10. There is a Moroccan and a Native American character, the Moroccan character highlights racial issues that stop him reaching his dreams and the Native American character calls out white Americans on their genocide of his people. (having diversity in a film set in 1918 just sticks a big ol’ middle finger up to any film who has said ‘diversity isn’t historically accurate’)
  11. There is also a character with an invisible disability; Charlie has, one presumes, PTSD and not only does this highlight and give representation to people with mental illness, but the other male characters genuinely care for his emotional wellbeing. Men emotionally supporting other men! Men showing their emotions!! Men caring for one another tenderly!!!!
  12. None of these characters die. Only the het white guy dies, in a nice twist on the ‘female love interest dies to give het white male lead Angst’ trope.
  13. Humans aren’t good, we don’t deserve Diana (damn right we don’t) but we have goodness in us and it’s a choice!! 
  14. ‘I believe in Love.’
  15. War is a white old guy, and Diana destroys him. The overwhelming message of this movie is peace and love and in this shitshow we call the modern world, we need more movies with this message.


OH WAIT I FORGOT ONE!!! ‘Men are unnecessary for pleasure.’  !!!!!!!

Teacher

Author’s Note: Hey guys! @lucifer-in-leather sent this gif in to me a while ago (sorry this took so long!) and I decided to combine it with a challenge…it seemed to fit well! This is for @beckawinchester ‘s Birthday Challenge! Prompt will be bolded in the fic. I hope you enjoy it and as always feedback is welcome and appreciated! I love all of you. If you would like to join my tag list, send me an ask. I don’t bite. ;)

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Word Count: 3,000-ish

Warnings: Fluff, SMUT, Language

Prompts: #5 “How the hell am I supposed to fit in that?” and #1 Bar (Place)

Song: “Teacher” by Nick Jonas (I highly suggest you listen to this song. I love it!)

Originally posted by frozen-delight

“Fort Wayne, Indiana,” Sam confidently slid his laptop toward you as you sipped on your whiskey while Dean sighed and laid his head back in frustration. “String of female deaths at a bar. Apparently they do an amateur night for girls to dance up on the bar. The girls make some tips while they compete. The top two girls who collect the most cash move on to the finals, ya-da ya-da…”

You rolled your eyes and set your drink down, “Classy.”

“But get this,” Sam started and Dean raised his eyebrows expectantly, “The past three females that have died were one of the finalists. All found in the same dressing room. No forced entry, no sign of struggle. And the cameras show no one going in or out of the room but the girls.”

“Coyote Ugly gone bad,” You muttered and Dean snickered, enjoying your reference. “I will assist on this hunt under one condition…I am not dancing on a bar under any circumstances. You understand me?”

“Crystal clear,” Sam smiled and you stood up, then made your way to your room in the bunker to start packing. “Let’s leave within the hour.”

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Sgt. Candice Puente, a drill instructor for Platoon 4011, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, looks over her recruits’ marksmanship data book on the rifle range Feb. 25, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits use marksmanship data books to keep track of their progress and to adjust their techniques accordingly. Rifle qualification is one of eight requirements recruits must fulfill to become Marines. Puente is a 26-year-old native of El Paso, Texas. Oscar Company is scheduled to graduate April 4, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple)

Female Bilbo Smut Galore!!!!!! (All complete!)

1. Glimpse of Bliss:

Given the shortage of lady dwarves, Thorin’s company is eager for a look at Bilbo’s parts.

2. Hidden far away:

Thorin is going to keep her.

3. That Fair Via Lactea:

From the following anonymous prompt on the kink-meme:

“Dwarf women may grow short and stout, but being rather muscular and male in build, they do usually grow rather small breasts. (Unless they grow to Bomburic proportions, which most do not.)

Which means that girl!Bilbo, an average Hobbit lass with an average chest, has much bigger tits in proportion to her size than any Dwarf women do. And that in turn means that Bilbo can introduce Thorin to the joys of titty-fucking.”

4. Soft Speech, Smooth Touch:

“Perhaps there is something else I could offer your kingship, for anything within my power to give would be yours.”

Or, wherein Thorin’s favorite fantasy is something straight out of a Middle Earth porno.

5. Restless Move:

A continuation of fem!Bilbo smut prompts, wherein Bilba indulges Thorin in his fetishes, while gaining a few of her own.

[FFXV Spoilers]

Genderbend Gladnis is like the cutest and saddest thing if you think about it immediately after Leviathan battle.

Because it was mostly for sure that Gladdie had to go help Ignis with her hair, because she knows the adviser likes it perfectly brushed and perfectly combed in a perfect ponytail, but right now Ignis can’t…well…she’s struggling with it.

So Gladdie goes over to her, stops her hand and just goes “Let me do it for you”.

She brushes Ignis’ hair as best as she can, and even though she does fine and Ignis thanks her kindly, Gladdie just hates and despices this, not because it’s a bother to her but because she isn’t meant to be helping someone who could do such a simple task on her own just three days ago.

Idk, the mental image of a sad Gladdie helping female Ignis with her hair is just…aodhfsiasdkljsdfj give it to me.