Holy glitter shit.
This is the most important thing I have ever seen on Tumblr.
pls don’t go through the beginning of my blog it’s terrible
^ that. I’ve changed a lot in the last three years. No one needs to see that
People keep acting like Bucky treated Steve like some precious little flower too fragile to touch and that he was constantly keeping him out of trouble and all “no that’s a bad idea, Steve.” but …like …
I mean sure obviously Steve dragged Bucky into trouble by doing reckless shit (no not “picking fights” because he didn’t do that, he tells off bullies who proceed to resort to violence and if Bucky’d been at the movie theater he’d have totally told that guy off too so don’t even) but it’s made perfectly clear that Bucky dragged Steve into plenty of shit too. Just imagine that day on Coney Island “I don’t about this, Buck” “you’ll be fine, Steve, it’ll be fun!” “I’m not sure I should …” “don’t be a baby, let’s go!”
The only time he takes the well-meaning but extremely patronizing “No, Steve, this is too dangerous for you.” stance people constantly write/draw him with is at the Stark Expo, when the thing he’s warning Steve away from is going to war. Kind of an extreme, clearly not his every day attitude regarding him. Just the fact that he even suggested Steve take a factory job (which were extremely dangerous, something Bucky had to know) is proof he never babied him.
Bucky treated Steve like an equal and that meant letting him make his own decisions and face the consequences of those decisions whether good or bad, maybe facing them with him. Yes, he was protective, maybe a little overly so, but he never treated him like a child and he definitely did his share of getting them into trouble.
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In the Netherlands, abortion is freely available on demand. Yet the Netherlands boasts the lowest abortion rate in the world, about 6 abortions per 1000 women per year, and the complication and death rates for abortion are miniscule. How do they do it? First of all, contraception is widely available and free — it’s covered by the national health insurance plan. Holland also carries out extensive public education on contraception, family planning, and sexuality. An ethic of personal responsibility for one’s sexual activity is strongly promoted. Of course, some people say that teaching kids about sex and contraception will only encourage them to have lots of sex. But Dutch teenagers tend to have less frequent sex, starting at an older age, than American teenagers, and the Dutch teenage pregnancy rate is 9 times lower than in the U.S.
I saw this in a documentary once. They asked Dutch teenagers their thoughts on dudes carrying around condoms in their wallets. They all basically had the same opinion; if a guy DOES NOT have a condom on him (especially on a date where things could go in that direction), then he’s considered unsafe to sleep with and you should probably not be going out with him at all because he doesn’t care about safe sex.
When they switched it and asked the American teenagers the same question, they said if the guy DID have a condom on him, they’d think he was sleezy, only thought about sex, and they wouldn’t ever want to go on a date with him because you don’t know where he’s been.
There’s something really twisted about this stigma of a guy being prepared to have sex safely with a girl.
This is precisely why a puritanical view on sex as shameful, and a political party who capitalizes on that for power, is one of the most dangerous weapons against a citizenry.
70,000 USD does seem like a lot, which is why many of our users may be surprised to find out that in 2015, the OTW will need 75,000 USD just to replace old servers and expand capacity! The OTW’s annual budget for 2014 is 221,863.44 USD, and 70% of that goes directly to servers, collation, and staff development for AO3. The remaining 30% of our 2014 budget funds Fanlore, Legal Advocacy, Open Doors, and Transformative Works and Cultures; covers administrative costs; allows for outreach and membership development (such as our thank you gifts and shipping); and provides opportunities for professional development and training for personnel. All of these things help the OTW protect and celebrate fans and fan culture.
I find it amazing that people think that’s a lot of money to ask. It’s incredibly expensive to fund such heavily used and non ad supported websites, and that before anyone even gets paid for their work. I am definitely donating what I can to this drive, and I hope if you have a few dollars spare and benefit from Archive of Our Own, or any of their projects you will consider donating as well.
Every single word of this.
The body monitoring though.
jesus h christ hallelujah preach
My brilliant professor- Caroline Heldman- love her!
Shonda Rhimes on ambition, writing Grey’s Anatomy, and learning on the job. [x]