"Skandar was the funniest because he’s thirteen years old, he made a great pretense of trying to avoid any sign of physical affection and we would just periodically yell "Group Hug" and all jump on him and give him a big hug while he squirmed."

(Source: sunshinefun27)

my heart says yes but bones and spock and their eyebrows keep telling me no

james t kirk at some point, probably (via spicyshimmy)

75% of Jim Kirk’s internal monologue (via triplexpoint)

You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.

(via 5000letters)

actualucifer:

astolat:

liminalzone:

notwithoutmycoffee:

Anyone notice that Tony has plans to build each Avenger their own floor at Stark Tower? He picks Captain America’s first.

I HAD NO IDEA THAT WAS WHAT HE WAS DOING. I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST REBUILDING. NOT PLOTTING EVERYONE’S APARTMENTS~ IN HIS TOWER. OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD.

okay this is AWESOME, who is going to write the Tony Stark Interior Designer AU please

"I’m thinking a theme of muted sepia and cream, with dark blue notes — relaxing, yet masculine," Tony said. "What do you think?"

"Uh," Steve said. "Can I have a firm mattress?"

"Four-thousand springs Duxiana, buddy, nothing but the best for my team," Tony said. 

"…is that a yes or a no?" Steve said. 

"Okay, okay, buddy, I think you’re going a little overboard with the red. I think we can tone down the silver, too. What about, like, a nice pale gold? With like, shades of dark brown-green? Or is that too Loki…"
"Uh, Stark-"
"C’mon, Thor, gimme something to work with here. What kind of stand do you need for the hammer?"

"So I’m thinking lots of green and purple-"
Tony-“
"I’m kidding! What about pale blue? You know, those weird unnatural eggshell things. That’s a nice, calming colour. And like, a bit of pale yellow, too."
"I thought you wanted me to "embrace the beast" or whatever-"
"Not in my tower. Do not wreck my tower."

"So did you guys want like a double room, or-"
"Stark-"
I will rip your face off-“
"Alright, Blackhawk! Chill! I’m still thinking joined - hey! That record player actually cost stuff, you know?! You can’t just be tossing - and there’s my fridge. That’s heavy, you know. My mini-fridge is heavy - stop it!"

omnicat:

genalovestoons:

kungphooey:

my headcanon here is that legolas is just BARELY visibly holding it together

since canon tells us that mirkwood elves like to party and are fully capable of passing out from drunk

so legolas is using EVERYTHING HE HAS to fuck with gimli and pretend he hasn’t a clue what it’s like to be affected by alcohol

while inside he’s all ‘sdkla;hgsj you can do this leggles you can do this’

‘don’t think about that time you blacked out from dorwinion wine while naked in the middle of an impromptu archery contest’

‘and all your friends drew orc penises on your face’

‘and when you woke up you were halfway to dale without a clue as to how you got there’

‘And especially don’t think about that time you drank so much that the dwarves you were supposed to be watching escaped in the empty barrels of wine.’

‘Dad never let me hear the end of that one’

Leggles

(Source: thorinium)

newwavefeminism:

I like what this Army officer had to say about sexual harassment in the military.

newwavefeminism:

I like what this Army officer had to say about sexual harassment in the military.

http://doctorwithanm4.tumblr.com/post/83275480495/erlynntheemerald-so-im-sure-you-recognize

erlynntheemerald:

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So I’m sure you recognize this as one of the epic moments from “The Prince of Egypt” where we see the super majestic whale as they cross through the Red Sea. However I noticed just one little issue: whale tales don’t move from side to side, they move up and down. And…

basedpidgeot:

feather-in-my-cap-and-cheese:

urbendisaster:

what?

The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer

nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway

basedpidgeot:

feather-in-my-cap-and-cheese:

urbendisaster:

what?

The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer

nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway

(Source: cute-decoration)