The true heroine of “Thor Ragnarok”, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie in this movie is outstanding. She is extraordinary and steals the show in every scene that she’s in. She doesn’t even need Thor because she’s saving him most of the time.
Alongside Valkyrie, Cate Blanchett as Hela is such an amazing character. She has to be the best marvel villain ever to grace the cinematic universe.
I’m so glad marvel actually took the time to develop Hela and Valkyrie and not just make them throwaway characters. I also loved see how much the actresses playing these role embrace the strength that these characters had.
It a beautiful thing knowing that my niece can grow up and have a strong women of color who she can see as a hero. Looking forward to seeing the future of superhero films change with more representation amongst the heroes and more films geared toward powerful women in universes.
If you claim to be progressive, about equality, and for unconditional love but reblog a bunch of trashy, hateful “memes” and posts that insult and terrorize the very people you want to be equal with, you’re not doing what you should be doing.
Trans people need equality! but There’s nothing “brave” about being a trans female who posts degrading GIFs about cisgenders.
Gay people need equality! but There’s nothing “adorbs” about a gay person thinking it would be funny to terrorize hetero people.
Women need equality! but There’s nothing “Rosie the Riveter” about a female feminist assuming a man isn’t worth her time as a human being simply because he’s a man.
Larger people need equality! but there’s nothing “body positive” about shaming a “little skinny bitch with no meat on her bones”
Summary: If you need negative thoughts about others to help you feel equal, you’ve become a terrorist, and no longer a victim. Just Love yourself and those like you. Fight the good fight for equality, especially against *actual oppressors*, but not by sharing hateful crap that says “ "ladies are beautiful but men are ugly” or “body pos is only for curvy girls” or “I love Disney villains cus they terrorize hetero love lol!”
If someone isn’t holding a “weapon” in the equality war, why are you letting your attacks hurt them? That’s like killing innocent civilians in a war and that’s some US government-level shit right there. If you’re angry, get therapy. If you want equality, suck it up and live a life of respecting others. If we are all in this together *as equals*, why are you trying to separate us?
Group hug me, I love you, but cut the hate.
p.s. I haven’t seen anyone in the ASL or Differently Abled Communities on here picking people apart for hearing well or being normatively abled, so props to those communities!
I mean I suppose it really is the easiest way to ensure minorities don’t get so to see rep of themselves to claim that every single intersection with another minority is either a stereotype or just “bad”
Like it really easily masks your hatred and desire to wipe them from traceable existence, but I hope you know you’re not just targeting that one group
When you say that no one can create representation of traumatized aces, or fat aces, or gay aces, or PoC aces, you’re not just shitting on aces by telling them they can’t have rep.
You’re telling traumatized people “if you’re ace you don’t deserve rep.” You’re telling fat people “if you have this orientation, you really are undeserving of this representation.”
You’re telling gay people “if you experience your orientation this way, I don’t want to see it and you’re not important enough to see yourself over one of us instead.” You’re telling PoC “I don’t think you deserve to see yourselves represented unless its in the way I approve. Those of you that don’t conform to this specificity can get fucked.”
Denying intersectional and diverse representation won’t establish your hated group as the (white, straight, neurotypical, skinny) oppressors you want to claim they all are, it will literally just squash entire minorities who have an additional intersection. And its incredibly telling that your priorities lie with attempting the first over caring about the latter.
In my country, we only celebrate the 8th as Women’s Day, but I’ve decided I’m going to dedicate all of this month to reading ONLY women’s books, including books dealing about feminism, or just written by women.
I know this isn’t anything new, Manda’s #readwomen book club was all about this, and there’s also Emma Watson’s book club (which I’m part of but I never participate) and I mostly read books written by women. In fact out of all the 26 books I’ve read this year, only Miss Peregrine’s was written by a man, so I’m already only reading women.
But I’d like to celebrate Women’s Day and Women’s History Month reading books dealing with women’s identity, their struggles, their accomplishments, and I want to make it as intersectional and diverse as I can. So if you have recommendations of books by trans women, by lgtbqa women, by poc women, by all the forgotten women, my askbox is open to all your recommendations.
I’m going to be reading all the genres, so hit me up with all the poetry, non-fiction, fiction, YA, adult or children’s books you can.
Also, if you see me pick up a book that you consider problematic, please let me know, as I’m still learning and I don’t want to offend or hurt anyone.
If you’d like to join me, you’re welcome to! I’m going to be using the hashtag #reading women in march so you’re welcome to use it too, tag me in your posts or discuss with me the books you’ll be picking up.
I’m going to start with Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Artificial neural networks decode brain activity during performed and imagined movements
Filtering information for search engines, acting as an opponent during a board game or recognizing images: Artificial intelligence has far outpaced human intelligence in certain tasks. Several groups from the Freiburg excellence cluster BrainLinks-BrainTools led by neuroscientist private lecturer Dr. Tonio Ball are showing how ideas from computer science could revolutionize brain research. In the scientific journal Human Brain Mapping they illustrate how a self-learning algorithm decodes human brain signals that were measured by an electroencephalogram (EEG).
It included performed movements, but also hand and foot movements that were merely thought of, or an imaginary rotation of objects. Even though the algorithm was not given any characteristics ahead of time, it works as quickly and precisely as traditional systems that have been created to solve certain tasks based on predetermined brain signal characteristics, which are therefore not appropriate for every situation.
Movies and television shows that show black women as attractive or desirable is not oversexualization. Oversexualization is when a woman is used as nothing but eye candy and is dehumanized in the process (which usually includes copious amounts of unnecessary nudity or sexual violence directed at the female character).
Black women are hardly ever seen as the ideal beauty or even remotely desirable in mainstream media. Racist portrayals of black women in western media continue to push the idea that black women are unattractive and are not deserving of love or affection, and that attitude translates to real life situations. So, when you see a black female character receiving positive attention for her looks or femininity, please stop and remember that black women even being given the opportunity to be portrayed in this light is a huge step.
We’re still fighting to be seen as human. To be seen as women.
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