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stfuconservatives:

thedailywhat:

Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: Four-year-old comic book fan Anthony Smith is deaf in his right ear and has hearing damage in his left. He also refused to wear his hearing aid (which he calls “Blue Ear” because it is blue), because “superheroes don’t wear hearing aids.” So in a long-shot attempt to help her son, Anthony’s mom emailed Marvel for ideas.
“She didn’t know a specific person to write to here at Marvel, and even figured it might get caught in our spam filters, but she sent it in anyway, because that’s the kind of great parent Christina is,” said Marvel editor Bill Rosemann. “And it was her inspiring effort to help her son that touched so many of us here. As a fellow parent of a toddler, I can understand where she’s coming from, so I forwarded the email around the rest of Editorial, asking what we could do to help, and like when Cap yells, ‘Avengers Assemble,’ the gang leapt into action.”
Not only did Anthony receive an image of the superhero Hawkeye, who lost 80 percent of his hearing back in the ’80s and wore hearing aids — Anthony also received a drawing, by Nelson Ribeiro in Collected Editions, of a brand-new superhero: “Blue Ear.”
Now, with his hearing aid back in, Anthony is able to “fight battles and help people.” His preschool, for hearing-impaired kids, recently hosted a superhero week to inspire the students to overcome their limitations.
DON’T miss the video. It’s the best thing you’ll see all day.
[death+taxes / robot6]

A gay marriage, a disabled superhero, AND the Avengers all in the same month? Marvel must have some real-life superheroes on the payroll.

stfuconservatives:

thedailywhat:

Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: Four-year-old comic book fan Anthony Smith is deaf in his right ear and has hearing damage in his left. He also refused to wear his hearing aid (which he calls “Blue Ear” because it is blue), because “superheroes don’t wear hearing aids.” So in a long-shot attempt to help her son, Anthony’s mom emailed Marvel for ideas.

“She didn’t know a specific person to write to here at Marvel, and even figured it might get caught in our spam filters, but she sent it in anyway, because that’s the kind of great parent Christina is,” said Marvel editor Bill Rosemann. “And it was her inspiring effort to help her son that touched so many of us here. As a fellow parent of a toddler, I can understand where she’s coming from, so I forwarded the email around the rest of Editorial, asking what we could do to help, and like when Cap yells, ‘Avengers Assemble,’ the gang leapt into action.”

Not only did Anthony receive an image of the superhero Hawkeye, who lost 80 percent of his hearing back in the ’80s and wore hearing aids — Anthony also received a drawing, by Nelson Ribeiro in Collected Editions, of a brand-new superhero: “Blue Ear.”

Now, with his hearing aid back in, Anthony is able to “fight battles and help people.” His preschool, for hearing-impaired kids, recently hosted a superhero week to inspire the students to overcome their limitations.

DON’T miss the video. It’s the best thing you’ll see all day.

[death+taxes / robot6]

A gay marriage, a disabled superhero, AND the Avengers all in the same month? Marvel must have some real-life superheroes on the payroll.

masteradept

Dear: All People Of The World

razycrandomgirl:

signalfire90:

Just because something is not important to YOU, doesn’t mean it’s not important to everyone else. Just because you are passive about the treatment of blacks in the entertainment industry, doesn’t mean other people are. Just because you are passive about the treatment of women in the entertainment industry, doesn’t mean other people are. Just because you are passive about just about everything that life has handed you, doesn’t mean other people will sit idly by and accept what they’ve been handed and not strive for better things. Because if passiveness and indifference were rewarded, I’m pretty sure we’d still have segregation today. And women wouldn’t be able to vote. And a whole load of other injustices would still be around and nothing would have ever changed.

But, alas, there are still miles to go in social reform. So do us all a favor and keep your mouth shut while the people who actually DO care fight for the rights you want, but are too afraid to do something about it. You accept your inequality and welcome it with open arms, while the rest of us will be doing something to try and change it. When it’s all said and done, we’ll be making history while you bask in the glory of someone else’s accomplishments. So keep quiet, okay? 

It’s the least you can do if you’re not going to help. That’s all I’m saying.