Map of the World by Natural Skin Color
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
Gwen Stacy went to study to Oxford and there’s zero chance to convince me otherwise.
It was proven by Coulson that fandom can actually nope the character back to life, so I suggest we do it.
Coulson was a character invented for the movies and not a character whose death was an essential pivot moment in comic book history though.
And some people will still think this is good enough, because when Gwen Stacy died on paper, she died as a woman who needed saving, not as an active hero in her own right. But you know what would have been braver? To have dressed her in the clothes she died in and then turned around to say: We believe that this character, this woman, matters more than a single famous moment in comics history that happened over 40 years ago. We believe she has proved herself worthy of our respect and recognitionbeyond her ability to die. Beyond her ability to teach harsh life lessons. Beyond her ability to provide hope and new resolve for the man who loved her. We believe she is a hero on her own merits, deserving of a hero’s story.
We believe in Gwen Stacy’s right to live.
To have done that, to have allowed Gwen to walk away from that fight while wearing the clothes she had canonically died in would have been a stunning slap-in-the-face move. And it would have forever altered these conversations. Because you know why this death stings, perhaps more than it did in 1973? It’s because between Peter dwelling on her father’s last words and his own feelings of impending doom, all it did was make the men in Gwen’s life right. Made them right to want her home, safe and sound, made them right to be overprotective watchdogs who attempted to remove her choices and push her life onto the path of least resistance and danger. It made it okay for them to try and control her, because in the end, if she had only listened she would still be alive.
And that’s not a good enough reason to rehash the lesson Gwen’s death was originally meant to teach, that superheroes can’t save everyone, that sometimes they lose. Peter has already lost someone—Uncle Ben was his price. Forcing him to lose Gwen, too, is just a reason to sulk for six months. Sulk until he’s finally reminded by her atrociously-written off-topic high school graduation speech that she can still give him hope at least.
Women are great at giving people hope, right?
You know what would have been great? If after the dust had settled, a very alive Gwen had gone to Oxford and Peter had stayed in New York. “
Yeah, hi there. I don’t give a rat’s ass about your perception of “bravery”. This is not only iconic to Spider-Man, this is iconic to comics as a WHOLE. This is vital. This is a piece of history, period. This broke the rules of who was “safe” or not in a comic. It literally ended the Silver Age of comics.
And no, don’t even try to give me that pseudo-Feminist BS. Gwen Stacy, in case you forgot, SAVED PETER PARKER’S LIFE. Had she stayed gone, had she not showed up to help him, he would indeed have died. That’s it. City gone. She not only saved him, but that whole city. Why? BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T LISTEN AND DID HER OWN THING!
But you know what else? She’s not immortal. She’s not someone with super powers. She is, by default, fragile. Just as her FATHER was. Just as UNCLE BEN was. You know, MEN. Who ALSO died doing the right thing. This is not sexist, this is a very real danger in doing what’s right, sometimes you have to make even the ultimate sacrifice. But they did it, all three of them, and that’s what makes them amazing. That’s why they have affected Peter’s life so deeply. Because they serve as a constant reminder both of his own failure, but also that no matter what, even at the cost of your own life, you always, ALWAYS have to do the right thing. Lessons he carried with him.
But you don’t care about that. All you see is someone with a vag died. Literally. That is what you see. News Flash: Her genitals do not give her a shield or make her any more important or invincible than the “big strong men” who made that same choice and paid that same price. You don’t care that she actually showed that sometimes you NEED to not do as you’re told, you intentionally overlook her accomplishment, all so you can whine and BITCH that it’s sexist, as if she just got in the way and got herself killed when that is in NO way what happened. Neither Peter nor Gwen even could have foreseen what happened to her that night, but it is, again, a very real danger. That could have just as easily been a falling beam, a cable that popped loose, a stray bolt from Electro as he lost the ability to hold himself together, but that in NO WAY diminishes or demeans what she accomplished… by not letting someone else make her choices for her.
Gwen Stacy is a hero in this movie. STOP trying to turn her into a victim.
I knew Tumblr would try shit like this, thank god for that response
They see him rollin’
WonderWoman is super chill to her fans
it’s about goddamn time I’m seeing how compassionate Wonder Woman is on this goddamn site
I AM HERE FOR WONDER WOMAN PLAYING POKEMON!
Mean Hijabis by VeiledHumor
You all need to seriously check these girls out!
never not reblog
And then there’s good ol’ America
This actually makes me so angry. The truth is right here and people see it and brush it aside. We really could make things better. But no, America apparently wants to suck forever.