ah yes, civil war, where the government wants all 6 superheroes to register even tho one has a smithsonian exhibit, one never hid his identity AT ALL and the rest of the information shield had on everyone else was thrown onto the internet at the end of cap 2
so as some of you may or may not remember, a few months ago my mama was diagnosed with lupus and had to undergo a battery of testing, and largely through the wonderful and amazing generosity of tumblr, she did so and we received great news that she was not nearly as worse off as she could have been.
things changed, but we more of less went back to the day-to-day we were used to, time passed, and i saved enough to attend howlercon in november-which i was really pumped about.
fast forward to this week when we got a call after routine bloodwork came back my mama has done quite often to check her diabetes lupus, etc., that it seems she may be in a much more dire situation that she was a few months ago, because something has drastically changed and she now needs more tests for sure, and different medications, and who knows what else.
i am not asking for financial help again, i still can’t even begin to thank those of you that helped when she was first diagnosed—however i will be unable to attend howlercon given that A: getting to the root of where she’s at health-wise will be expensive and B: i wouldn’t feel right leaving her for 3-4 days with everything up in the air.
i have spoken to the howlercon staff who have graciously allowed me to sell my ticket since they do not offer returns, and i very much need that money to help fund everything stated above that my mama will need in the coming few weeks.
i am offering my Full Moon ticket at $300, $50 less than the direct howlercon price, and if i’m not mistaken, they are running very low on tickets at this point, so those who may want to attend are running out of time to even purchase full-priced packages. (just found more on that here.)
the list of what comes with the Full Moon package is here.
please, if you’re interested message me as soon as possible and we can discuss this further, or if you know someone who is thinking of going or wants to go-please pass this to them and have them contact me.
at the very least, please-please reblog this post so i can hopefully get someone a discounted ticket to what i’m sure would have been an amazing weekend, and the money i desperately need to help out my family.
"Because 1 in 33 men will be raped in his lifetime, men are 82,000x more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. It seems many of us would do well to pay more attention to how rape culture affects us all than be paranoid about false accusers.”
“A friend of mine asked me recently, was I gonna go see the new Batman movie with him. But I don’t respect the concept of Batman because of what I understand about politics now. I’mma lay it out for you: rich dude owns a corporation with state of the art equipment, and he uses this to beat up on street level crime. He doesn’t mess with the industrialists, or the super capitalists, or the Murdochs, or the Trumps. He really just fucks with the person that’s on the corner. Batman is a conservative’s wet dream. Fuck Batman.”—
this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1
A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes
A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes
A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes
A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes
A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes
That’s some bullshit right there.
Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.
Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.