Distinct Lack of Superpowers
urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.
English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time. 
This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight. 
A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible. 
Here, I’ll make you a better ad.

Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be. 

urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?

Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.

English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time. 

This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight. 

A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible. 

Here, I’ll make you a better ad.

image

Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be. 

shatterdomescientist:

trenchgun:

thespacegoat:

shrekyourself:

My buddy James found more unnecessarily gendered food products

why are men so embarrassing 

mmm. yeah bro im drinking my dude milk. it’s so thick, brah.

shake well before opening

shatterdomescientist:

trenchgun:

thespacegoat:

shrekyourself:

My buddy James found more unnecessarily gendered food products

why are men so embarrassing 

mmm. yeah bro im drinking my dude milk. it’s so thick, brah.

shake well before opening

nehirose:

lohelim:

winterthirst:

sabacc:

Steve Rogers did, in fact, realize that something was off when he saw the outline of the woman’s odd bra (a push-up bra, he would later learn), but being an officer and a gentleman, he said that it was the game that gave the future away.

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No, see, this scene is just amazing. The costume department deserves so many kudos for this, it’s unreal, especially given the fact that they pulled off Peggy pretty much flawlessly.

1) Her hair is completely wrong for the 40’s. No professional/working woman  would have her hair loose like that. Since they’re trying to pass this off as a military hospital, Steve would know that she would at least have her hair carefully pulled back, if maybe not in the elaborate coiffures that would have been popular.

2) Her tie? Too wide, too long. That’s a man’s tie, not a woman’s. They did, however, get the knot correct as far as I can see - that looks like a Windsor.

3) That. Bra. There is so much clashing between that bra and what Steve would expect (remember, he worked with a bunch of women for a long time) that it has to be intentional. She’s wearing a foam cup, which would have been unheard of back then. It’s also an exceptionally old or ill-fitting bra - why else can you see the tops of the cups? No woman would have been caught dead with misbehaving lingerie like that back then, and the soft satin cups of 40’s lingerie made it nearly impossible anyway. Her breasts are also sitting at a much lower angle than would be acceptable in the 40’s.

Look at his eyes. He knows by the time he gets to her hair that something is very, very wrong.

i’ve reblogged this before but this one has further breakdown of exactly why, and i love it. (also hell yes, kudos to the costume department for this; it’s wrong, but it’s so clearly DELIBERATELY wrong considering how well they nailed it during the 40s sequences).

tamorapierce:

tielan:

[] It should be a truth universally acknowledged
That a heroine in a major cinematic franchise
must be in want of her own damn movie.

~ Me: “Come on, Marvel, don’t be such weenies.” ~

"Weenies" is not the word I would use.

steflovessamwilson:

Sam comes out of the shower to spot Steve sitting in their living room, sketching quietly and an idea pops into his head. He doesn’t know if Steve’s seen Titanic or not, but he figures he’ll get one of those full-body blushes out of Steve and it’ll be worth it either way.

So he goes back into the bedroom, hangs up the towel and puts back on his dog-tags. Steve doesn’t look up when Sam saunters into the living room, but he does when Sam flops down on the couch dramatically, wearing nothing but the chain around his neck and says, “Steve. Draw me like one of your French girls.”

Of all the reactions he was expecting, he certainly couldn’t have predicted the startled look in Steve’s eyes, followed by all the blood promptly rushing from his face.

Sam just stared for a minute, confused, before Steve finally stammered, “Who…How do you know about the French girls?”

marsville:

New Zealand performs the haka after beating England 26-7 and takes Hong Kong Title.

pollypopit:

relahvant:

asktheteamofscientists:

hobgoblinhero:

danadies:

yes-master-thank-you-master:

The Kum and Go. Or as my mom called it, the ejaculate and evacuate.

Jizz and jet

shoot and scoot

blow your load and hit the road

bust ya nut and off ya strut

pray

pollypopit:

relahvant:

asktheteamofscientists:

hobgoblinhero:

danadies:

yes-master-thank-you-master:

The Kum and Go. Or as my mom called it, the ejaculate and evacuate.

Jizz and jet

shoot and scoot

blow your load and hit the road

bust ya nut and off ya strut

pray

wrrench:

YOU ARE THE DANCING QUEEN
YOUNG AND SWEET ONLY SEVENTEEN

image

OH YEAH

minim-calibre:

[x]

Wow.

howabootnaw:

nicbravo-reblogs:

deep sigh of contentment

whAT

howabootnaw:

nicbravo-reblogs:

deep sigh of contentment

whAT

milestaylorcosplay:

midorimashintarou:

clock: 3am

me: image

I SEE THIS ON MY DASH LITERALLY EVERY NIGHT AT APPROXIMATELY 3 AM AND IT NEVER CEASES TO BE FUNNY

bluandorange:

based on a scene from my fic, Turn Back the Clock, and wow. Wow, four straight days of work, wow. Wow. Wwwwow. I am beside myself, I am just. Wow. It’s donew ow.