Lego Clint smiles at Lego Emma Frost and Lego Nat doesn’t like it.
Anonymous said: imagine natasha getting her hands on grant ward
"hill told me," is the first thing out of her mouth, and grant ward looks terrified.
Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. [x]
After a successful grocery store adventure, I took the many children in my care to Starbucks to enjoy some non caffeinated beverages. We began to discuss what movie (Ever After) we were going to watch during quiet time and how it featured a strong female character. The kids seemed a bit confused, because the main female character isn’t a super strong super hero character. The discussion that took place was fabulous as we touched on the idea that being strong doesn’t simply equal physical strength. We also talked about how in movie and book stories, girls are often used to make the boy characters become better instead of having a story and personality of their own.
At that point, Oldest exclaimed, “THAT’s why you wear your Strong Female Character shirt, Mama! You are a girl who has her own story instead of just making other people’s stories better”.
A man turned around in his seat as Oldest said that, with a strange look on his face. I was worried and concerned I was going to have to navigate a bad situation in a public place with four young children in my care. Instead, he shared with me that he had never thought about women simply being plot points in media and how listening to our conversation gave him some food for thought.
Yet once again, Tumblr was applicable to conversation with complete strangers AND parenting moments. Internet FTW.
I’m not saying school is unneeded we need to learn and grow as individuals but there is definitely something majorly wrong with our educational system, that should be correctedThe whole point of schools is to prepare people to work in factories and cubicles, and to inculcate, on a mass scale, from childhood, the systems of control.