#TheMusketeers Great moment from Episode 6

"No, no, let’s keep it  suicidal." -Athos… I adore you so much. 



Watch: What Syria’s war would look like here

What would it be like if the U.S. was war torn like Syria? A new video by international NGO Save the Children imagines just that, through the eyes of a young girl:

The disturbing video features shots of the girl as she goes about her normal life over the course of a year. The video begins and ends with the child celebrating her birthday. Between shots, we see how her life changes dramatically as war ravages her country.

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This is so important.



I need feminism because a senator actually referred to a pregnant woman as a ‘host’.

Not a woman. Not a mother. A ‘host’.

You know what a host is?

It’s the victim of a parasite.

So this pro-life dude just made an argument against his own agenda.

And also, a host?

Fuck that shit. 

If I’m a host, then I have the right to kick an unwelcome visitor out of my house.

He may want to rethink that term.







Notice how Shan Yu doesn’t even question it or make a comment about “BUT YOU’RE A GIRL” he just instantly goes into a “I’LL TEACH YOU TO KILL MY MEN AND STEAL MY VICTORY” rage and I think about this a lot sometimes

((Well that might have to do with the fact that he’s a Hun.  Women among the Huns had higher status than their Chinese counterparts and even some of their own men. Women were free to hunt and fight along side of the men, could choose their own husbands and divorce him if she choose to. There were even records of clans being led by women leaders. So for Shan Yu Mulan is just another soldier))

thank you, history side of tumblr.

He also might not have been able to see very well, due to whatever horrible disease has taken hold in his eyeballs.

Pretty serious Wilson’s Disease judging by the copper buildup in in irises, and apparent melanocytosis localized to his sclera.

Thank you medical side of tumblr


3B was a really dark season


Chicago Fire is usually pretty good about women, but they definitely don’t have perfect track record.

However, I do really liked the writing in last night’s episode re: Jones, not because she’s easy to support in her actions, or because the other characters treat her the way they should, but rather the opposite. 

Sure, Jones is like, not a good person. Or at least so far she’s not. But you’re still supposed to be conflicted about how she’s being treated. Because she was obnoxious, sure, and we don’t want everyone to tiptoe around her because she’s a girl, but as Casey pointed out, a lot of the words being used to describe her were very much based on gender. And even when the characters that we already love give her good advice, they still end up making it about her gender, and then say it’s not. Everything Severide said when he pulled her aside was right, but then he had to tack on “Atta girl,” at the end… gosh, that made my skin crawl, it was so gross. But that’s the point. We’re supposed to be uncomfortable with the way she’s treated, because they shouldn’t act like everything she’s doing is “good enough” for a girl, but they are still having a hard time making sure their criticism has nothing to do with her gender.

My favorite part of this episode was Herrmann’s mini arc. I love Herrmann. He’s super sweet, and he definitely loves Shay and Dawson, but he was the one who had the strongest reaction against Dawson trying to be a firefighter.  And in this episode, you could really see that he still has a problem with women firefighters. When he said the truck was getting “a little crowded,” it wasn’t because Jones is obnoxious, it’s because he still isn’t comfortable working with women in the truck. Yet when it came down to it, when Jones was in struggling during the high rise fire, he was the one to step up and help her, and he was the one to make sure she knew it wasn’t her fault, and make sure she didn’t panic.

Good job, writers.