So in the comics Hawkeye has 80% hearing loss.
The Black Widow is Russian.
Can you imagine when they’re on a mission and something goes wrong; the police are about to arrest them and they fall back on Plan H.
Black Widow, “So remember, you’re deaf and I don’t speak English”
hey tumblr i was just wondering, like, where is the line between “i CANNOT keep reading all these news stories about gross racism/misogyny/general bigotry without literally losing all hope and going crazy,” and “burying my head in the sand”??? like is there. a number of articles that i can skip.
Ann Friedman's Disapproval Matrix for handling criticism is a thing of genius, not to mention essential internet-age literacy. She explains:
Critics: These are smart people who know something about your field. They are taking a hard look at your work and are not loving it. You’ll probably want to listen to what they have to say, and make some adjustments to your work based on their thoughtful comments.
Lovers: These people are invested in you and are also giving you negative but rational feedback because they want you to improve. Listen to them, too.
Frenemies: Ooooh, this quadrant is tricky. These people really know how to hurt you, because they know you personally or know your work pretty well. But at the end of the day, their criticism is not actually about your work—it’s about you personally. And they aren’t actually interested in a productive conversation that will result in you becoming better at what you do. They just wanna undermine you. Dishonorable mention goes to The Hater Within, aka the irrational voice inside you that says you suck, which usually falls into this quadrant. Tell all of these fools to sit down and shut up.
Haters: This is your garden-variety, often anonymous troll who wants to tear down everything about you for no rational reason. Folks in this quadrant are easy to write off because they’re counterproductive and you don’t even know them. Ignore! Engaging won’t make you any better at what you do. And then rest easy, because having haters is proof your work is finding a wide audience and is sparking conversation. Own it.
The general rule of thumb? When you receive negative feedback that falls into one of the top two quadrants—from experts or people who care about you who are engaging with and rationally critiquing your work—you should probably take their comments to heart. When you receive negative feedback that falls into the bottom two quadrants, you should just let it roll off your back and just keep doin’ you.
i forgot players i know i’m sry
this is your friendly neighborhood Only Person Who Still Cares About the WHA poppin’ in to say these are all great!!! except that gordie howe didn’t play his whole career for the detroit red wings. he played for the wings for like 100 years and then spent 6 years in the WHA, and then returned to the NHL to play for the hartford whalers.
"that’s nice mollyhall but no one cares about the WHA," you say.
WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE THE WHA BROKE THE RESERVE CLAUSE AND ALLOWED HOCKEY PLAYERS TO DEMAND A FAIR WAGE, AND ALSO BROUGHT WAYNE GRETZKY INTO PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY, AND ALSO BROKE ENORMOUS BARRIERS FOR EUROPEAN PLAYERS PLAYING IN NORTH AMERICA.
"WHY DOES NO ONE ELSE LOVE THE WHA THE WAY I DO???" the blogger screams into the abyss. somewhere in the distance, mark howe raises a fist in solidarity and whispers: "yo gurl, you and i both loved."
When you say your a feminist…I hope you really know what that means. It means standing up for women of color.
Standing by black women who must deal with being referred to as welfare queens or ratchet.
Being a feminist is standing beside immigrant women who deal with wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and being referred to as leaving anchor babies in America.
It means standing beside Native American women who face domestic violence and rape at unprecedented rates.
It means standing beside Muslim women who choose to live out their faith and face Islamaphobia, sexism and ignorance constantly.
It means standing beside Asian women who have been misrepresented in the media to be thought of as only submissive and quiet.
Please recognize that feminism impacts the lives of every single one of these groups…but we are all women"
this was sent to me by tumblr user mmmcoconut as a joke but the more i look at it the more i feel that it fundamentally describes the human condition as i understand it