Anonymous said: Question: why does the education system hate Steve so much?

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There’s at least one, every year. A parent who is both a blessing and a curse, a teacher’s dream and an administrator’s nightmare, and from the very beginning, it’s clear as the crystal apple awarded to each teacher of the month that the parent who will be as unnameable as Voldemort in faculty meetings will be Captain Rogers.

Captain America, the school board says, is a complete fabrication. Captain Rogers is unpleasant at best. He has custody of eight children of scattered ages, their names utterly, hopelessly eccentric, who insist on being treated as inseparable pairs of twins in spite of their birth-dates all being disparate, who all test above their age but who he insists are placed in grades based on how they’ll fare socially- in terms of each other, not their peers. All of them have chronic health conditions, dietary requirements, and psychological trauma triggers, one is transgender and at least one other identifies as a special gender classification no one outside of the guidance office has ever heard of, and Captain Rogers has made it politely but abundantly clear that he has newspapers, talk shows and the ACLU on speed dial, along with more lawyers than can comfortably fit in one big black armored SUV.

The principal is terrified. The guidance counselor ends her vacation a week early. The early elementary teachers, including the preschool teachers, make jokes about a prayer circle. Kindergarten will, apparently, be given a year’s reprieve before they inherit the pair of children currently headed for pre-K like a pair of twin hurricanes simultaneously aimed at the eastern seaboard. They’ll get theirs next year, when Five and Six move up and the aptly named Seven and Eight join the rest of the brood as the second assault on pre-K.

And yet, when the kids are invited for a special open house on the tail end of the teacher workdays that precede the school year, just them, they seem… Almost conspicuously quiet.

Captain Rogers has a few questions, but the teachers find themselves being interviewed by the precociously self-aware One and Two, who, aside from a slight rasp in One’s voice, are damn near identical and easily pass for twins. They’re obviously extremely bright. The kids are wary, cliquish, but not openly hostile. One, Two and Triplet are small enough that they’ll blend in more easily than anticipated, and Little Six looks so much like his brother that the bathroom is their only anticipated problem. The biggest surprise is Sergeant Barnes.

Sergeant Barnes has Seven hooked to his left elbow on a child leash, carries Eight on his left hip and signs papers with his free hand. He huffs softly, blowing the air through his dark, wavy hair, and Triplet yanks Four away from the fire alarm by the back of her suspenders. He barely speaks above a murmur, but the loudest sound of the visit is a shrill, two-finger whistle that summons all of the kids to his side like-

Well. Like ducklings, if the mother duck were a sharp-eyed military sergeant.

"Sunshine? Can we get ice cream?" Four is heard on the way out.

"Ask the money," Barnes says.

"Stevie, can we get ice cream?"

"Building’s still standing and nobody’s in handcuffs," Rogers says, fishing the car keys out of his pocket. "That’s within mission parameters."

Seven and Eight will go to middle school in eight years. Hopefully, mission parameters will continue to hold.

Oh gosh I love this so much. But man, I can totally imagine the parent teacher meetings, the IEP meetings, all of the muttering about the Barnes-Rogers children, the inevitable sibling comparisons, careful planning of seating charts and crafting of emails…

Those teachers are in for a decade of fun. :)

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buckywinchesterr:

no but lil college!au punk!steve gettin into fights and goin to protests and painting graffiti on the walls and fighting for what he believes in
leaving bucky to jump in after him because the dumb punk is gonna get his face smashed in otherwise
jerk
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buckywinchesterr:

no but lil college!au punk!steve gettin into fights and goin to protests and painting graffiti on the walls and fighting for what he believes in

leaving bucky to jump in after him because the dumb punk is gonna get his face smashed in otherwise

jerk

help me

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

This is so beautiful.

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peteqvills:

marvel meets parks and rec [pt. 1]

this is in no way an original idea. 100% of the credit goes to this amazing post (and various others)

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"The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward. Also, a lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed."

Terri Conley, professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan ( link )

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Bucky in #15 for tron-ja-30-20-70

Bucky in #15 for tron-ja-30-20-70

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kaciart:

"I feel like Im going to have to take this crashmat out for dinner soon - I normally wait a few dates before getting so up close and personal"
"You’re just trying to make me jealous"
"I doubt that, you’re the one that’s been pushing this relationship"
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kaciart:

"I feel like Im going to have to take this crashmat out for dinner soon - I normally wait a few dates before getting so up close and personal"

"You’re just trying to make me jealous"

"I doubt that, you’re the one that’s been pushing this relationship"

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sargeantstuckbutts:

Bucky gets flirty after missions especially when Steve’s gotten a little cut up, but he did a really good job punching out nazis today and he just wants to make Cap feel all better. YouNah’w’aMean? ;) 

sargeantstuckbutts:

Bucky gets flirty after missions especially when Steve’s gotten a little cut up, but he did a really good job punching out nazis today and he just wants to make Cap feel all better. YouNah’w’aMean? ;) 

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