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So lay your head down and you'll feel me
An empty prayer, electric light
And if you find someone to love you
Remember me before it dies

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So much this.

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What more is there to say?
Please read this.

I keep trying to think of something more to say about it, or something to excerpt, but I can't without just wanting to paste it all.

Just read the whole thing.

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A huge victory covering much of the South, from one of the most conservative circuits in the nation. Congratulations to hopeful LGBT couples in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina! #TheRightSideOfHistory
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MARVEL DEBUTS FEMALE THOR ON THE VIEW
+Eric Honaker Thanks for the Heads Up! Squee!

Official Press Release

Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR, written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Original Sin) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops).

This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain America, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge who will be worthy of the name THOR. Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe?

“The inscription on Thor's hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it's time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “The new Thor continues Marvel's proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn't a temporary female substitute - she's now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”

Series writer Jason Aaron emphasizes, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”

THOR is the latest in the ever-growing and long list of female-centric titles that continues to invite new readers into the Marvel Universe. This female THOR is the 8th title to feature a lead female protagonist and aims to speak directly to an audience that long was not the target for Super Hero comic books in America: women and girls.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=54067
#thor   #femalethor   #marvel   #feminism  
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18-year-old Mighty Girl Megan Grassell was shocked when she went shopping with her younger sister, Mary Margaret, to buy her first bra: “The choices for her, and for all girls her age (the 11-15 age group)... were all padded, push-up, and sexual. Not only that, they did not fit her body properly." So the Wyoming high school senior decided to design a bra made with the needs of girls her sister's age in mind. She started her own bra company, Yellowberry and is now crowdfunding on Kickstarter to “build, manufacture, produce, market, and distribute Yellowberry bras to girls in the US and around the world.”

Megan vividly remembers watching her sister trying on bras clearly intended for an older age group: ‘Mary Margaret, you can't wear that!’ I whispered to my 13 year old sister in the dressing room as she tried on a leopard push-up bra. 'Yeah, um… I don't… I don't look like this…' she giggled and looked at me with sheepish eyes.” Wherever they went shopping, “[w]e came across the same thing at every store: push-up features, underwires, and padding that were all part of the standard to make a girl ‘grow’ two cup sizes. I remember thinking to myself in anger, 'What is the hurry to grow-up so fast?'" 

She thought, “Where were the young, cute, and realistic bras for girls?!” -- but when she got home, she realized, “I could do it; I could make those bras for girls... a bra that is unique, colorful, and young made for all girls who love and enjoy their youthful, yellow stages in life.” Megan recalled, "In early April, my mom and I had no idea what we were doing. We ordered sample materials, hardware, and elastic from Seattle." Over time, she developed many more prototypes and gradually perfected her bras which she designed to be simple, cute, and age-appropriate. 

Megan knows she is facing challenges in making Yellowberry succeed: after all, she is still a full-time student and planning to leave home for college in the fall to study business marketing and Mandarin. But she believes that Yellowberry can “continue under my leadership to grow and develop” and Megan is motivated to reach more girls like her sister: "as a protective big sister, I felt passionate about making these." 

To help support Megan's Kickstarter campaign, visit http://kck.st/1gfEzzd. You can also check out their designs and learn more about Yellowberry at http://www.yellowberrycompany.com/ 

For two great guides for girls ages 8 to 12 on body changes during puberty, including breast development and selecting a first bra, we highly recommend the newly released "Girl to Girl: Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body" (http://www.amightygirl.com/girl-to-girl) and the bestselling classic "The Care and Keeping of You 1: The Body Book for Younger Girls" (http://www.amightygirl.com/the-care-and-keeping-of-you-1). 

For our review of more puberty-related resources, check out our blog post on “Talking With Tweens and Teens about Their Bodies” at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=2229

For many resources to help prepare your Mighty Girl for her first period -- including several first period kits -- check out our blog post “That Time of the Month’: Teaching Your Mighty Girl about Her Menstrual Cycle” at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=3281

And, for an excellent resource for parents that explores how sexualized clothing and messages are being directed at ever younger children and offers age-appropriate guidelines to help parents counter the sexualized messaging directed at kids, check out "So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids” at http://www.amightygirl.com/so-sexy-so-soon
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