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Something that pisses me off: when people that have not been diagnosed with depression or experienced it say: I’m so depressed I had such a bad day. Like no. No fuck you. You don’t know what depression is.

Depression is hating yourself for no reason. Depression is crying yourself to sleep every single night because you don’t feel good enough. Depression is not eating. Depression is eating too much. Depression is no motivation. Depression is no happiness. Depression is not just one bad day, but bad day after bad day.

So no. You don’t know the half of it.

 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.

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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.

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

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!

Apparel || Prints

why you should watch Agent Carter
  • SO. MUCH. FEMALE. AGENCY.
  • Peggy Carter is straight up a hero— all of the goodness, all of the noble traits, the archetypal background of Lost Love, desire to do good by the world
  • chill ass female buddies
  • I’ve already cried twice dear god Haley Atwell A+++++
  • every time Peggy eats she stuffs food in her cheeks and it’s the most fucking adorable thing I’ve ever seen okay
  • assholes who get what’s coming to them
  • “tip generously”

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! 

  • Saudi Arabia:expresses “deep sorry” in response to “this cowardly terrorist attack (Charlie Hebdo) which is incompatible with Islam religion.”
  • Saudi Arabia:has a representative in the current Paris March in solidarity with the people murdered in the attack
  • Saudi Arabia:sentences a man (Raif Badawi) to ten years in prison and one thousand lashes for "insulting islam" and "adopting liberal views"