1. Pour out how much you think you need.
Today’s Gender of the day is: Maximilian Pegasus
since abercrombie an fitch destroys its unsold clothes and wont donate bc poor people wearing their clothes gives them a bad image i say everyone should donate as much abercrombie and fitch brand clothing that you have to homeless shelters so you can simultaneously piss off a shitty company and help those in need
thor is always running into little kids who are thrilled to meet him - he doesn’t really understand the concept of signing autographs, but he starts carrying asgardian toys around in his pockets to give to kids he meets (much to shield’s chagrin - how are we supposed to keep alien tech under control when the god of thunder is giving out magnetic propulsion toys to five-year-olds?)
but one day, he meets this girl who’s nine, maybe ten, and she runs up to him all misty-eyed and immediately asks him if he knows jane foster
and her mother’s embarrassed because “honey, that’s thor, aren’t you excited to see thor?” but the girl just explains that she wants to be a scientist when she grows up, and that jane foster is the astrophysicist (she pronounces the word carefully, as if she’s been practicing) who found out how the rainbow bridge worked - isn’t that so cool? she read about it in kids discover and they watched a documentary in school and dr. foster was in it and it made her think that maybe because she likes planets so much she could be a scientist, too
and thor smiles broadly and tells her that wanting to be a scientist is a noble dream, and he says “if your mother would be willing, i could introduce you”
and that’s how jane foster ends up with a tiny science geek in pigtails trailing around behind her in her lab, asking how everything works. jane can’t really comprehend the fact that a kid would want to meet her, but she likes explaining things and she looks at this girl and can’t help seeing herself. thor is just fucking delighted because to him the idea of jane being a child’s hero makes perfect sense, why wouldn’t it? she’s jane
and years later the girl grows up to be an astrophysicist or an astronaut or an aerospace engineer and she never forgets the time that dr. jane foster knelt down beside her and said, don’t let anybody stop you from chasing the stars, if that’s what you want
jane foster inspiring girls in science, y/y
Marauders Appreciation Week [3/7] - One Marauders AU
Harry and Ginny, sensing a disturbance in the force, rethink the naming of their second child.
You know what actually this part really pissed me off. Not that people stood behind Harry but because Pansy is being vilified for that totally legitimate action: Voldemort, the terror of their time, the dark wizard of all dark wizards, is going to spare their lives if he’s given this ONE KID. These are all children, she wants her life, she wants her friends to live, she doesn’t want war and fighting and death. She thinks sacrificing that one life is better than causing the deaths of all these other people, including herself. And everyone acts like this is a shameful decision and she’s a horrible person for thinking it, well fuck that.
And then ALL the Slytherins get locked up in the dungeon as if they’re going to turn traitor on them, completely negating any sense of unity and friendship that the stupid hat was singing about a couple books back. Fuck this scene and the judgey people and couldn’t someone have looked at Pansy sympathetically and said the fighting wouldn’t end with that one sacrifice or that Voldemort was too far gone and too evil to be bargaining with and that this was worth fighting for? Couldn’t they have been given any sympathy or understanding at all?
I especially hate that all the Slytherins were dismissed, and that in the book they even voluntarily left and that was supposed to be shameful. I don’t care that they were purebloods, after the hellish school year of being beaten and tormented and forced to torture other students, there’s no way not a single Slytherin wouldn’t have been compelled to fight against Voldemort. They are indeed children, and children will parrot their parents’ political opinions until they see for themselves what they’re signing up for. I refuse to believe that every Slytherin stood by their mudblood prejudice in the face of such horror. And if some did leave? Uh, yeah, they’re children, they want to go home to mom and dad and not get slaughtered, that’s understandable. Love Harry Potter but I hate the imbalance of the houses so much.
This is basically a post for people who think that the world is accessible for those who are disabled, although this is centred around those who use a wheelchair.
And this doesn’t include when people park in disabled spaces without a badge, or question those who park in disabled spaces who don’t use a chair.
The first picture is of a disabled parking space, where the snow has been pushed into that space whilst people were clearing the car park. This also happens when snow ploughers push the snow to the side of the road and onto the pavement as it blocks the dipped down pavement where wheelchair users can get on/off of the pavement and most wheelchairs struggle to be able to push through the snow.
The second picture is of a lift/elevator in Boots a store in the UK, where there are baskets and cases in front of the lift, which block wheelchair users from using it and accessing other levels in the store.
The third picture is of a zebra crossing with a lowered pavement for wheelchair users, and there is an island in the middle with a normal height curb, which blocks wheelchair users, and it means they have to go around, along with having bollards near the entrance which don’t look wide enough to fit a wheelchair through.
The fourth picture is that of a ramp, which has a step in order to get onto the ramp. (I’m pretty sure they didn’t even try.)
The fifth picture is of a ramp with a tree in the middle, which doesn’t have enough room on either side for a wheelchair to get through.
The sixth picture is of a very very steep ramp, which even if you have someone pushing your chair you probably won’t be able to get up it!
The seventh picture is of a disabled parking space, which has a ramp leading to the entrance, which again has steps in order to access the ramp.
The eighth picture is of ‘disabled parking’, where non of the spaces have room to allow chairs to get out of the car, except at the back. They are just normal spaces where a blue sign has been placed in an attempt to make the parking ‘wheelchair accessible’.
The ninth picture is of a reception desk which is too high for wheelchair users to access, as they can’t be seen, due to the fact that they are smaller than the desk.
The final picture is of a ramp which only goes halfway up the curb, essentially meaning there is a step at the top of the ramp.
If anybody still thinks the world isn’t staked against those who are disabled, then I honestly worry about you.
You make good points, but you can’t say the world is actively against the disabled. There are a good many buildings who need to accommodate for them, and some haven’t for a myriad of reasons. Some places’ll do the bare minimum to keep the law from breathing down their necks, but that’s all.
However, this doesn’t mean that the ‘world is staked against’ the disabled. Some places have really nice accomodations, and other places go above and beyond. Let’s try not to generalize.
People with disabilities are among the most marginalized groups in the world. WHO
83% of women with disabilities will be sexually abused in their lifetime bpvav
Children with disabilities are five times more likely to be abused bpvav
The amount of people with disabilities that drop out of Uni have doubled in a year the guardian
Goodwill pay their disabled employs less than a $1 per hour aljazeera
Disabled people are less likely to be employed gov
Disabled people are three times less likely to have any qualifications, and are half as likely to have a degree gov
Over 25% of disabled people have said they don’t frequently have control of their own lives gov
Disabled people are more likely to experience discrimination at work than those who aren’t disabled gov
About a third of people with disabilities experience difficulties accessing public, commercial and leisure goods and services gov
About a fifth of disabled people have difficulties accessing public transport gov
Disabled people are more likely to be a victim of crime than non disabled people gov
1 in 3 households with a disabled person do not live in decent accommodation (this could be linked with the poverty statistic) gov
1 in 5 people with disabilities who need adaptations in their home believe their accommodation isn’t suitable
Disabled men make 11% less than non disabled men per hour, and women 22%
- 38 per cent of people believe disabled people are a burden on society
- 28 per cent of people believe there is Ill feeling around the perceived extra support given to disabled people (28 per cent
- More than a quarter (27 per cent) of people think disabled people are treated differently because there is a lack of knowledge around disability
- Nearly two-thirds (65 per cent) of people have admitted they avoid disabled people because they don’t know how to act around them
- More than half (52 per cent) of people assume disabilities are physical
- Only 7 per cent of people would consider mental disability when told that a person is disabled
- Only 26 per cent of people class facial disfigurement as a disability
- More than a third (34 per cnt) don’t consider hearing loss to be a disability.
- One hundred and eighty disability hate crimes are committed every day in this country.
- Fear and loss of confidence are the most common consequences of disability harassment.
- Prosecutions and convictions for disability hate crime fell in 2011/12 after rising three years in a row – only partly due to fewer referrals from the police
TLDR: disabled people do not have life handed to them on a plate, there are so many things that people could do to make our lives easier, but they don’t. things like the pictures above were a visual example, and the sad thing is, I found all these pictures on sites that stated they were hilarious.
The world is staked against disabled people, and so are the people, and yes not everyone is, but stop implying that disabled people have it easy, but some of the world is actively against disabled people, and some of it isn’t, but when it comes down to it, disabled people have a hard time, and a lot have to fight for basic rights.
And I’m going to presume that you aren’t disabled, and I’m sorry for making an assumption, because I know better than anyone that invisible disabilities are all too common, so please don’t try to tell us what it’s like to live with a disability if you have no idea what it’s like yourself