I overheard this woman complaining to her friend about how she can’t take birth control hormones because it makes her feel sick so she has the IUD (or whatever it’s called) which she said is the most effective but she’s still scared that Trump will ban abortion and I was just sitting there thinking “well, it sounds to me like if you’re going to use abortion as a backup form of birth control maybe you shouldn’t be having sex in the first place.”

anonymous asked:

What are one of your favorite moments where superheroes end up going full on parental mode? Whether it's beating the crap out a villain for threatening/intentionally harming their kids/partners or just an easy going moment in time where they are just trying to be nurturing or at least trying to nurture them?

There’s a lot of these moments, but the two off the top of my head right now are this scene from Gotham Adventures where Bruce is. not. having. it. when someone tries to shoot Tim:

[Batman: Gotham Adventures (1998-2003) #54]

And then this more recent scene from Wolverine where Laura decides to be the person in Gabby’s life that she had always needed in her own and giving us this moment of beauty:

[All-New Wolverine (2015-present) #7]

I’m such a sucker for moments like these. Nothing melts my heart faster.

td;lr: My Marxist Professor said some wild things

So I have quite a long story for y’all regarding my Marxist professor. In fact, he’s such an interesting person that I’m not going to give him his own tag (#adventures with my marxist professor)… so if you wanna track my wild stories about him, you know where to look lmao.

So on Thursday night, he had scheduled a pub outing with he and our class. I wanted to go because the pub was located about 10 minutes (on foot) from my internship, plus I want good grades in his class and I believe that part of getting a good grade entails getting to know your professor a little better by going to his office hours and seeing him outside of class to discuss class work). 

So anyways, I show up at the pub and he’s sitting at one of the tables so I join him. What ended up happening is that nobody else in my class showed up to his pub outing invitation. It was just me and him. Me, a 21-year old American Republican, and this 32 year-old Greek Marxist. I knew it was going to be an interesting night and quite frankly, I was far from disappointed; it’s made for a great story to tell at parties and to tell anyone, really. I will certainly never forget it!

He buys me a pint of cider. I insisted on paying but he wouldn’t let me! It was really nice of him to do that. The cider tasted great. He ordered a beer. 

Anyways, we get to talking. He notices the Republican elephant necklace I’m wearing and points to it with a furrowed brow and half smile. My reflex was to tuck it back underneath my collar because I was full aware of his political views. Then he goes all “DOn’t worry, I’m not going to give you a bad grade or hate you for your political views! But I do have a question for you… why do you hate poor people?” His blunt question kind of threw me off guard so I asked him if he was being serious or sarcasm… hint: he was completely serious. So I told him that I don’t hate poor people at all. I went on to explain to him about my beliefs in low taxes and a free market, and how I don’t believe in government handouts to those who don’t want to work. 

So we end up in a heated debate. He starts telling me that he hates Capitalism and that he hates the rich because as a direct result, other people suffer. He continues to talk about wealth privilege and how Capitalism promotes that. I acknowledged his argument by saying that I felt fortunate that I was born into a well-off family, but I told him that they haven’t always been well-off. He then exclaimed, “A Republican acknowledging her privilege? That’s unusual! Not only do you benefit from wealth privilege but you also benefit from white privilege! The fact that you have blonde hair allows you to benefit from white privilege even more!” I told him I wasn’t a real blonde and he responded with “Yeah, but you look like a natural blonde so others don’t know it’s fake. If I dyed my hair blonde, everyone would know it’s fake.” 

He then went on to say that he doesn’t like Obama because he benefits from wealth privilege and he also said that Obama is still half white so benefits from white privilege too. He also claimed that Obama is more white than he is, which confused me because he’s full blood greek and I’m fairly certain that the Greeks are more white than a biracial white/black man is… unless I’m completely missing something?

Next he asks me about my views on abortion. i tell him I believe it’s morally wrong and he expresses is bafflement on how I could possibly be female AND pro life. I told him that it’s not a matter of gender, it’s matter of ethics and I believe that abortion is ethically wrong.

We discuss the Second Amendment next. He believes that people should not be allowed to own guns, I firmly disagree with that. That was the gist of that discussion. He tells me that he used guns when he fought in two wars. Which is why he has a cane – he injured his knee in war and had to get it replaced. He told me that I must love the fact that he fought in wars considering I’m a Republican and all. To be honest, I don’t automatically love someone just because they fought in a war and I’m Republican.

After our brief abortion and guns discussion, I ask him his views on Marx, Lenin, and Stalin. He was born in Moscow originally, because his parents were diplomats. He says he grew up with a lot of Communist influence so that’s sort of how he learned about Marxism and began to identify with it. He claims he is a Marxist, Leninist, and a Stalinist. I ask him how he justifies being a Stalinist even though Stalin killed millions of people, even more than Hitler did. I was worried that maybe he would deny Stalin’s atrocities like a Neo Nazi denies HItler’s atrocities, but he didn’t deny them whatsoever. He said in response that “individual life is not worth much” along with a weirdly explained, jumbled answer surrounding that explanation. I felt I may have put him in the spotlight. It made me a bit uncomfortable to be honest. 

He tells me that religion is the “opiate of the people”, as Marx said. I found it funny that he hated religion and capitalism so much considering that he teaches at a private Catholic university.

We go back to talking about Capitalism. I tell him that a person deserves money for their labor and he tells me he disagrees because every person should just willingly help out in society so no one is poor. He says he hates the rich with a passion because it isn’t fair. I retort with saying “So what you’re saying is that if one person is poor and miserable, then we should all be poor and miserable?” He says yes, and his blunt honesty shocked me but I still appreciated his honesty instead of straight up lying about it. 

Later on, things get personal. He tells me about the things that he’s gone through in the past (and boy has he had to go through A LOT OF HORRIBLE things). I’m not going to talk about them here because that stuff is real private and I promised him I wouldn’t tell anyone. 

He then tells me that I am extremely unlikeable because I come off as arrogant, standoffish, and socially… different. I ask him why and he tells me that I’m a really intense person in that my preferred topics of conversation tend to be heavy. I’m also not super bubbly and I don’t act friendly just for the sake of being friendly. He says that it’s a result of me being highly intelligent. Every time he complimented me, he would say “I can’t believe I’m actually saying this to a Republican but you’re very intelligent.” He said it was too late for me to change others’ minds of me and I said that I thought that was unfortunate because I always give people second and third chances in making impressions on me. He tells me that I’m extremely open minded as a person and again, he can’t believe he’s saying that to a Republican. 

He told me that we’re a lot alike in that we’re both really intense and intelligent people and that most people don’t like that and so they don’t want to talk to us that much. I was complimented when he told me I was highly intelligent but kinda sad when he explained how I came across to people. On the contrary, I was so relieved by is brute honesty. I knew I was having trouble socializing with people and I kept trying to figure out why. He didn’t brush things over and I appreciated that. 

We sat in the pub and talked for 4 hours. He told me that, and he can’t believe he’s saying this, but I, a Republican, held his interest and attention for 4 hours and apparently, people rarely hold his interest and attention. 

Ultimately, I have extremely mixed feelings about him. I HATE his views with a burning passion. Sometimes he hurt my feelings. But he was honest and he liked to engage in debate and he’s, although politically stupid in my opinion, generally highly intelligent. The man speaks 8 languages fluently after all! I don’t know what to think, honestly. I’m so confused!

anonymous asked:

I'm actually seeing a lot of people making it seem like what KF did to Cisco and Barry abandoning everyone in his grief are the same and I'm just like ??? because if there's an instance where it's understandable that Barry pulled away from everyone I think losing the love of his life should count. It's weird though because I'm also seeing some say that Future!Barry obviously didn't care about Iris because he decided to be the flash again instead of staying locked away. The man really cant win.

It is literally not the same because Barry isolated himself out of grief, self-loathing, and feeling like a failure who did not deserve to be a hero. He gave up EVERYTHING and everyone to sit in his misery and not move on from what happened. Apparently, he stopped Savitar in 2020/2021 and then completely gave up. He had enough fight left in him to finish off Savitar and then he was done being a hero, too.

And like….Iris would not want him to give up everything, anyone who thinks she would be okay with him not being The Flash and not moving forward with his life is delusional and does not know Iris as a character AT ALL. 

Iris Ann Westallen would be heartbroken and devastated and disappointed that Barry let himself fall apart and not be The Flash over her. She never wanted him to give up being The Flash, never wanted him to stop being a hero for her sake.

It is ENTIRELY possible for Barry to be mourning her, but accept he has to do what he has to do to be The Flash and take a step forward. He won’t be the same hero, he could never without her, but Iris would WANT him to try!!!! SHE WOULD NOT WANT HIM STUCK GRIEVING HER SHE WOULD WANT HIM TO LIVE HIS LIFE.

Here, @soar319 I made a doodle for this one. Ahaha! Happy New Year, you made Gabe cry, thanks and you’re welcome! >x’DDD

Soar319: This shit i thought of while listening to shelter by porter robinson & madeon, both the original and cover by Juby and lemme tell you I probably cried a little inside. It’s sad but has a happy ending I promise bro I mean one is happier than the other but still HAPPY ENDING PROMISE

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There are times I’m sure I’d want & am bound to a life of nomadic introversion but then??? I remember how much I LOVE meeting & learning about people & I literally cannot imagine leading anything but a gabby socialite’s life.


I look like I could be POTUS and that feels so cool

Also I saw someone get arrested for shoplifting and I was like bruhhh at H&M?? Seriously? That’s just sad. Then the dressing room people gave me hell because they still have their panties in a bunch over the shoplifter (understandably so, though)