Things are starting to seem a little skewed, right? Men’s stories being told, not women’s.And then we were assigned our summer reading for Sophomore year. Lord of the Flies and The Jungle, both written by men. There are literally no women whatsoever in Lord of the Flies, because it is an all boys school isolated on an island. The Jungle has a male protagonist, but I do give it some credit because Marija is so prominently featured in the story, and Upton Sinclair does not condemn her when she becomes a sex worker. Still, the novel is terribly male-centric. This class focused a lot on free choice reading for most of the year, but second semester we read Of Mice and Men. Written by a man. There is one woman in this novel, and despite the adaptations, she is not actually that big of a character. And, spoiler alert, she dies. And she’s seen as “loose” and made a villain by the male community she is in.
Pleeeaase start using this website, https://www.ecosia.org, it’s basically a search engine that plants trees every time you use it, how beautiful is that? It’s pretty much the same as google only like a million times more ethical- 80% of their income goes toward tree planting programs in Brazil. It’s totally free and there’s an app available for IOS too, so you really don’t have an excuse… Now go and help the environment my darlings!
Captain America: Red Skull grabs an Infinity Stone with his bare hands, gets his face melted off like in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Guardians of the Galaxy: “Yeah, Infinity Stones are not to be fucked around with. If you’re anything less than immortal, touching it for more than a second will make you explode. MAYBE if you got a couple of people to share the load, you could hold it for a minute or two, but even then if you push it too far your head will pop off like a soda bottle.”
Thor 2: Jane Foster absorbs an Infinity Stone into her bloodstream, sees the whole of the universe, develops defensive superpowers, goes for days where her only negative side effects are a fever and occasional fainting.