female firsts

 So I was really confused because like who is that ginger baby? So I did some research… APPARENTLY, THERE WERE TWO FEMALE ROBINS. LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL CARRIE KELLEY.

THIS GIRL RIGHT HERE WAS TECHNICALLY (IN EARTH 31 WHERE SHE WAS INTRODUCED) THE FIRST FEMALE ROBIN. SHE CAME BETWEEN JASON TODD AND TIM DRAKE (correct me if I’m wrong. This is just from what I’ve read.)

NOT ONLY WAS SHE THE FIRST FEMALE ROBIN TECHINALLY BUT BOTH OF HER PARENTS ARE STILL ALIVE. SHOCKING I KNOW SINCE OUR LITTLE HYPED UP ON CAFFEINE BOY TIM DRAKE IS REFERRED TO AS THE ONLY ONE WITH PARENTS STILL ALIVE. 

OH WAIT THERE’S MORE! SHE WAS VOICED BY ARIEL WINTER IN “BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS” (the animated version). SO DO WHAT YOU WANT FOR THIS INFORMATION. BUT I BELIEVE CARRIE KELLEY DESERVES SOME LOVE!

So after retrying the Mysterious Tactician special nap several times, I finally got the 2 star female Robin.

Which means I’ve now achieved my goal since day 1.

I can finally make a team composed entirely of my units.

(I am so happy right now, I don’t even care that it’s gonna take a while to get her to the same level as the other three.)

resonat1018  asked:

Who was the first female character you fell for?

This is gonna make me look like such a furry xD 

hahaha but as a KID i had the biggest crush on Sally 

and Lola

Hell I’m not gonna lie Space Jam lola bunny could STILL GET IT!

youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY3J82-HazY&t=388s

Hidden Figures: Violet Palmer #BlackHERstoryMonth 23/28

Violet Palmer was a referee for the NBA and WNBA (before her retirement in 2016), the first female ref in the NBA, and the first female official to reach the highest competitive tier in a major U.S. professional sport.

Born in Compton, California in 1964, Palmer hailed from the same neighborhood as Venus and Serena Williams and grew up playing basketball. She played point guard on the 1985 and 1986 NCAA Division II women’s championship teams at Cal Poly Pomona, and was recruited by the NBA in 1996 after officiating NCAA Division I and II college games as well as NBA pre-season and exhibition games. Palmer made history as the first woman referee in the NBA when she officiated the NBA season opener between the Vancouver Grizzlies and the Dallas Mavericks on October 31, 1997.

She went on to officiate hundreds of games over 19 seasons before her retirement, including play-off games and All-Star Games, which are reserved for only the best referees (she is the first, and only, woman to officiate an All-Star Game in any of the four major U.S. sports). When she married her longtime partner in 2014, Palmer also became the first openly gay NBA officiant.

She currently serves as coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the West Coast Conference and coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the Western Athletic Conference.

#HiddenFigures #BlackHERstoryMonth

thebigcrunchone9  asked:

Rukia cares about Orihime so much as Orihime was her first real female friend.

rukia is pretty compassionate with everyone but i kind of agree with you. tho i still don’t think rukia and orih*me’s friendship is shown very well. rukia almost died for her but orih*me didn’t really do anything to indicate that she considers rukia a very close friend. even as a friendship rukih*me is still a mess…

Wanna know what’s truly iconic? Rihanna literally not given a single shit that she didn’t win a Grammy and then two weeks later being named the Harvard Humanitarian of the year, being the first ever female singer to achieve that honor and joining the ranks of other people who earned that award like MLK like lol Grammys who??

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Google doodle honors Bessie Coleman, the first black woman in the United States to earn a pilot’s license

  • When Bessie Coleman took flight in 1921 she didn’t just break the glass ceiling — she soared tens of thousands of feet above it.
  • At the time, Coleman was the first black woman in the United States to earn a pilot’s license. 
  • And as she ascended into the sky that day, all of the people who doubted her, who discriminated against her for her race and gender, would become smaller and smaller until they disappeared out of sight.
  • “The air is the only place free from prejudices,” Coleman once said.
  • On Thursday, Google commemorated Coleman’s 125th birthday with a doodle showing her plane doing loops and turns to spell the search engine’s name. Read more 

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#mike. do an inspirational speech #*gets up immediately* yes, honey

Coherent Female Characters

My only requirement of any story is that it respect its own characters to behave as the human beings their backstories, personalities, and circumstances insist they are, and to react coherently to the context in which the story places them. 

In practice, that doesn’t mean a happy ending for them, or a character making a morally correct choice, or being likeable, or being treated respectfully, or even getting what they want. It doesn’t even require a character to be original, or interesting, or even anything too far removed from a basic stereotype. This requirement only asks storytellers to address issues their story raises and allow characters to react to those issues in a coherent way. 

Two things brought this basic requirement home to me: reviews of the film Passengers, and watching Elf with my mother. 

I have not seen Passengers, and given the spoilers I doubt I ever will. But it reminds me how frequently female characters are not given the benefit of coherent reactions and subsequent actions. Too often a story fulfills the desires of a male protagonist at the cost of any internal coherency in a female character. Why would an ambitious and adventurous woman whose choices in life led her to a career in journalism, suggesting a deep interest in experiencing and documenting human society in all its forms, accept never again being part of human history, never having another conversation with anyone other than this one guy she’s sleeping with? It’s possible to construct a character who would be okay with this scenario, but if you haven’t constructed her that way, you can’t expect an audience to accept her actions as coherent or okay.

Why would an intelligent, self-sufficient young woman who is knee-deep in the difficult realities of her life suddenly want to go on a date with a much older man wearing tights who behaves like a 7 year old? Is she tired of the real world and wants to retreat from it? A few moments of thought suggests that if she wants her life to be easier and have more innocence and magic in it, she would want a partner who can help her deal with its difficulties and rise above them, not someone who is unaware that they exist in the first place. I’m exhausted just thinking about it. But when a story needs a romantic ending for an idiot man, female characters often have to be bent to accommodate.

Fight back, ladies. You deserve better.