“He works with Captain America and follows him through this ordeal because he believes in him.” - Anthony Mackie.

(Source: ariahastings, via dances-withhipsters)

el-fridlo:

Sergeant Stubby, so named for his lack of a tail, was a stray pitbull found wandering Yale campus by some soldiers there during drill.

"He learned the bugle calls, the drills, and even a modified dog salute as he put his right paw on his right eyebrow when a salute was executed by his fellow soldiers."

He was smuggled into WW1 by a soldier, and allowed to stay when he saluted the man who would later become his commanding officer.

He was sent to the trenches where he was under constant enemy fire for over a month. He was wounded in the leg by a German hand grenade, sent to a hospital to convalesce, then returned to the front lines…

After being wounded in a gas attack, Stubby developed such a sensitivity that he would run and bark and alert the other soldiers of incoming gas attacks AND artillery attacks precious seconds before they occurred, saving countless lives. A canine early warming system.

He would go into no man’s land, find wounded men, shouting in English, And stay with them, barking, until medics arrived.

He once captured a German spy.
The spy, mapping out Allied trenches, tried to call to Stubby, but Stubby got aggressive and then chased down and attacked the spy when he attempted to flee, allowing Allied soldiers to capture him.

For this he was awarded the rank of Sergeant- the first dog to do so.

After helping the Allies retake Château-Thierry in France, Sergeant Stubby was sewn a uniform by the women of the town, on which to wear his many medals.

He went on to meet multiple Presidents, dignitaries and ambassadors and become the mascot of Georgetown University football.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergeant_Stubby

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uglychu:

fireblooms:

pollums:

nerd culture and gatekeeping authenticity is always just code for keeping out women and the underprivileged

There’s a great article about the hyper-white language of nerd culture by Mary Bucholtz, which was actually the first ~truly linguistic~ article I read and started me down this path from which there is NO RETURN. You can read it [here]

AHH, cynthia, this is so great! bookmarking for after work reading

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Defining Disability

diversityinya:

By Corinne Duyvis

I am autistic.

I remember vividly a time in art school when I mentioned this to a classmate. His immediate reaction: “Ha! I’ve seen autistic people. You’re seriously not autistic.”

It didn’t matter to him that I’d had to drop out of high school the…

http://yaflash.tumblr.com/post/83626326676/meltedthedashboard-hey-are-you-an-academic

meltedthedashboard:

HEY, ARE YOU AN ACADEMIC, STUDENT, OR PERSON INTERESTED IN LITERATURE (PARTICULARLY FOR TEENAGE GIRLS?)

HAVE YOU EVER WRITTEN OR READ A THING ON THE INTERNET WHICH EXPRESSES SAID THOUGHTS?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP A GIRL OUT?

I’m writing my diss on YA Literature this…

yaflash:

Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
From Goodreads:
Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated deep space merchant ship Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap in the Pacific Ocean, in this thrilling, surprising, and thought-provoking debut novel that will appeal to fans of Across the Universe, by Beth Revis, and The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood.

After reading a sample of this book, it reads to me like many literary-based science fiction novels (think FEED by MT Anderson or BLOOD RED ROAD by Moira Young). It’s been described as literary, descriptive, and “super feminist.” I haven’t read it in full yet, but I intend to.

yaflash:

Salvage by Alexandra Duncan

From Goodreads:

Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated deep space merchant ship Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap in the Pacific Ocean, in this thrilling, surprising, and thought-provoking debut novel that will appeal to fans of Across the Universe, by Beth Revis, and The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood.

After reading a sample of this book, it reads to me like many literary-based science fiction novels (think FEED by MT Anderson or BLOOD RED ROAD by Moira Young). It’s been described as literary, descriptive, and “super feminist.” I haven’t read it in full yet, but I intend to.

doncheftw:

grizz-z:

brownglucose:

iverbz:

MY NIGGA MOVED.

Children have zero sense of fear

He just ran a 4.3 sec 40

NYOOM

doncheftw:

grizz-z:

brownglucose:

iverbz:

MY NIGGA MOVED.

Children have zero sense of fear

He just ran a 4.3 sec 40

NYOOM

(Source: 4GIFs.com, via nooby-banana)

when-fates-collide:

tbruiser:

iloveyoulikekanyeloveskanye:



I feel like Rebel Wilson did whatever the hell she wanted and barely followed the script for this movie.

#her character didn’t exist and when she auditioned the creators were like#no you get your own character#do whatever you want#all of her shit was improv (via liarassideboob)

whatbethsays:

"im a woman and im not offended?!??!!"

after years of searching without success, i have found her. the one. behold: the spokesperson of the entire female population. bask in the glow of her internalized misogyny. bask, my friends.

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Friend: So how do you think you've changed since high school?
Me: Well I became aware of oppressive power structures and how we are complicit in them and now seek to dismantle them.
Friend: ...
Me: I also think I got hotter.

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