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Snow White twist where Snow White is played by a dark-skinned woman with snow white hair
- another twist: the story focuses on beauty in the context of racial prejudice
- the stepmother is white and known as the ‘fairest of them all’ but then this girl with dark skin grows to be more beautiful than her and she doesn’t understand and she doesn’t like it and she is threatened by it
- you can see where this is going
Anyone else loving this idea? Because I sure am
I am here for this. So here for this.
Jane and Sif fistbump
Continuing from Carol and Jess, now we have buddies Dr Jane Foster and Lady Sif. I loved their interaction in Sif’s Journey Into Mystery run. I also love how huge Asgardians are compared to humans he he
muji spice book
Traveling with your spice rack is not ideal. This is why Japanese company, Muji, has made a book of spices to make flavoring your food while away from home a little bit easier.
This book from Muji is full of pages that are made of spiced paper, which dissolve from the heat and moisture of cooking. Now that kick of white pepper or red chili is just a tear away. And, since it is compact and perfectly portable, the Muji spice book is ideal for when you’re traveling!
This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success.
The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?”
In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.
This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.”
To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ
Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
Guys this is the coolest thing ever and this makes me proud to be an Indian lady and everyone needs to know about this RIGHT NOW
I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the third time this afternoon, and came out even more convinced that Jasper Sitwell is a triple agent and is, in fact, working for Fury rather than Hydra. These are my reasons.
1. He gives up everything he knows way too easily.
Okay, so Sitwell is a level 7 or 8 (I forget which) SHIELD agent, which means he is not some wimp, okay? He’s probably jumped out of planes before, and he’s certainly gone through training in dealing with interrogations. He has to know that, even if Steve doesn’t push him off the roof himself, he’s not actually going to let Sitwell die. And even if he doesn’t know that, if he’s really working for Hydra, wouldn’t he die rather than give up any secrets? We’ve seen multiple Hydra agents bite the poison tooth or whatever rather than be captured.
Instead, Sitwell tells them basically everything he knows that can help them. Even once they’re in the car, he’s still telling them stuff.
2. He’s a person of color, and Hydra is based on Nazi ideology. More than that, he’s the only Latino SHIELD agent we know about. People we know are really in Hydra, like Ward, Garrett, and Pierce, are all white, and Agents of SHIELD directly addresses the Nazi issue when Skye is talking to Ward about how much he disgusts her.
3. Sitwell is an excellent patsy, per the one-shot with him and Coulson in the diner.
4. The SHIELD pin that Sitwell is wearing in the scene with Gary Shandling as the Hydra senator is interesting, I think. The senator specifically comments on it, so we are meant to take notice. It is very similar to the SHIELD pin that either May or Coulson (I can’t remember which at the moment) wears in Ragtag—a pin that came from the early days of SHIELD and can be used for communications, possibly through UHF instead of standard radio, which would make it harder for Hydra to detect if they didn’t know to look for it. Sitwell could very well be transmitting everything he hears to someone on Fury’s side.
5. The reveal of Sitwell as a bad guy doesn’t make a lot of sense. When we found out Grant Ward and John Garrett were bad guys, that was a surprise, but it felt like it fit within the mythology of the series much more than this does. Granted, we don’t know Sitwell’s backstory the way we do Ward’s, but everything we do know about him indicates that he’s a good guy, right up until the time he starts telling everyone to try to take Cap down. Which, granted, he is the one giving out the orders there. But I think you could argue that there are moments where he takes just a little longer to tell people to do certain things, moments that could give Cap just a little more time to get out.
Of course, the biggest reasons I have for thinking of Sitwell as a triple agent is that I really like the character and really like Maximiliano Hernandez. Then again, the biggest reasons I had for not believing that Coulson was dead was that I really loved the character and how Clark Gregg portrayed him, so there you go.
I’m not sure how I’m gonna deal with how the Winter Soldier apparently throws Sitwell into the path of an oncoming truck, but there are certainly plenty of work-arounds for that, too.