A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. 
Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]
A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. 
Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]
Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]
Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. 
Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. 
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Nobody is ever going to talk about the ableism inherent in disability used as symbolism for weakness and uselesness, hmm?
No, that’s right, I forgot, the disabled are broken half-people. Right.
Poor disabled Korra, what a horrid fate it is to be disabled.
No seriously, this is fucking…
Whole I agree 100% with what you are saying, Korra is NOT disabled. She is sick. The stuff that she was poisoned with was Mercury. Which has long-term, but not permanent, side effects of muscle weakness, and loss of coordination. So while Korra needs the wheelchair NOW, she will eventually be able to walk again.
People aren’t saying “poor Korra” because of the wheelchair, they are saying it because the events of the past three seasons have emotionally broken her. But Korra is not in the chair forever, a couple more months, tops.
Also, give the writers a BIT more credit. Remember Toph? She was blond and it wan never portrayed as a weakness, Rather, it was her greatest strength, and she USED that blindness to become the greatest Earthbender in the world and invent Metalbending.
And then there was Teo, an minor character who was paralyzed, and he was never portrayed as “broken” or even “half-broken.” He was portrayed not as “a kid in a wheelchair” but rather as “Another kid who just happens to be in a wheelchair.”
Neither this show nor The Last Airbender have ever used disability as weakness, they are WAY to informed and sensitive to do that.
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Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.
I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking. So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?
Do cops want CCTV cams removed from businesses and streets? If they don’t want to monitored on their jobs, why should everyone be monitored at theirs (and in their LIVES)? Oh, it makes cops’ job easier to have a video record of crimes and infractions? Huh.
I work in an office and not retail, but I also know that every website I visit, and instant message or email I send is monitored and stored by my employer.
Also, surveillance cameras in public areas are nearly everywhere in America, watching just about everything completely innocent people are doing.
Police should be held to a higher standard than the public they are sworn to protect, and the data shows that cops equipped with cameras are simply better cops.
"Consensual sex" is just sex. To say that implies that there is such a thing as "non consensual sex", which there isn’t. That’s rape. That is what it needs to be called. There is only sex or rape. Do not teach people that rape is just another type of sex. They are two very separate events. You wouldn’t say "breathing swimming" and "non breathing swimming", you say swimming and drowning.
- Mom: Four acres isn't enough for horses!
- Me: ... I don't know how big that is?
- Sophie: Well, an acre... four acres are smaller than the Hundred Acre Woods. Because four is smaller than one hundred.