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Anonymous asked:

Um. Clint makes Steve and Bucky read Harry Potter. The Avengers all have very, very strong opinions about which house they get sorted into. Bucky thinks he's a Slytherin, but Steve says he's a Hufflepuff through and through.

ifeelbetterer:

"This isn’t a legitimate classification system," said Steve angrily, throwing the book onto the couch next to Clint. "This is bullshit. They’re children, for cripe’s sake.”

Clint’s eyebrows rose to comical levels.

"You can’t just isolate different children or—or— or try to predetermine their characters at age eleven," Steve said, thoroughly angry. "And you certainly can’t condemn an entire fourth of your school’s population to a villainy house, what the hell is that?”

He started to pace.

"As if people never change! As if there’s no moral or ethical growth after age eleven!

Bucky reached over Clint and picked up the book. Clint gave him a look and he shrugged.

"Hell, if it makes Steve this angry, I gotta check it out," he explained.

***

"This isn’t a basis for education!" Bucky shouted. "Where are the art classes, huh? Kids this age should have access to art classes."

"Exactly!" shouted Steve. "Maybe a little less institutionalized racism and a little more arts education, am I right?"

Clint buried his head in his hands.

currentsinbiology:

Scientists reported today the first human recipients of laboratory-grown vaginal organs. A research team led by Anthony Atala, M.D., director of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, describes in the Lancet long-term success in four teenage girls who received vaginal organs that were engineered with their own cells.
"This pilot study is the first to demonstrate that vaginal organs can be constructed in the lab and used successfully in humans," said Atala. "This may represent a new option for patients who require vaginal reconstructive surgeries. In addition, this study is one more example of how regenerative medicine strategies can be applied to a variety of tissues and organs."
Atlántida M Raya-Rivera, Diego Esquiliano, Reyna Fierro-Pastrana, Esther López-Bayghen, Pedro Valencia, Ricardo Ordorica-Flores, Shay Soker, James J Yoo, Anthony Atala. Tissue-engineered autologous vaginal organs in patients: a pilot cohort study. The Lancet, 2014; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60542-0

The scaffold is configured into a vaginal shape. Credit: Image courtesy of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Am I the only a little bit concerned with what this might mean for the intersex community?? Intersex individuals have already come forward with horror stories of having to endure a number of invasive surgeries so that theur bodies with ‘align with their sex/ the gender binary’. As an intended surgeon I am just concerned that this will be another scientific discovery that might be construed by societal and cultural norms at the expense of nonbinary minorities. I AM excited that this technology now exists, but i am curious as to what others think???

black-nata:


 Steve before and after Bucky fell

#don’t hurt me like this

But have Steve’s morals really changed? There is a distinct difference between wanting to kill someone and the moral necessity to track down mass murderers . Hydra, for all intents and purposes in the Marvel universe, is just another name for the Nazi regime. Even today, people are working desperately hard to track down Nazi war criminals who participated in the mass genocide and imprisonment of Jewish/homosexual/Romanic/etc peoples during World War II.
I would argue that this ‘change is attitude’ has little to do with the overall (supposed) death of Bucky, but more so with the Steve’s first hand experience with the horrors of World War II. If I had gone to war for the sole purpose of helping others and doing what’s right, only to come into contact with the world’s worst horrors being committed against thousands if not millions of people, then I wouldn’t stop until I was dead trying to get justice for those who had died. If I then woke up 70-ish years later only to find that justice was never served?
Well, I think you know I’d do next.
black-nata:


 Steve before and after Bucky fell

#don’t hurt me like this

But have Steve’s morals really changed? There is a distinct difference between wanting to kill someone and the moral necessity to track down mass murderers . Hydra, for all intents and purposes in the Marvel universe, is just another name for the Nazi regime. Even today, people are working desperately hard to track down Nazi war criminals who participated in the mass genocide and imprisonment of Jewish/homosexual/Romanic/etc peoples during World War II.
I would argue that this ‘change is attitude’ has little to do with the overall (supposed) death of Bucky, but more so with the Steve’s first hand experience with the horrors of World War II. If I had gone to war for the sole purpose of helping others and doing what’s right, only to come into contact with the world’s worst horrors being committed against thousands if not millions of people, then I wouldn’t stop until I was dead trying to get justice for those who had died. If I then woke up 70-ish years later only to find that justice was never served?
Well, I think you know I’d do next.

black-nata:

Steve before and after Bucky fell

But have Steve’s morals really changed? There is a distinct difference between wanting to kill someone and the moral necessity to track down mass murderers . Hydra, for all intents and purposes in the Marvel universe, is just another name for the Nazi regime. Even today, people are working desperately hard to track down Nazi war criminals who participated in the mass genocide and imprisonment of Jewish/homosexual/Romanic/etc peoples during World War II.

I would argue that this ‘change is attitude’ has little to do with the overall (supposed) death of Bucky, but more so with the Steve’s first hand experience with the horrors of World War II. If I had gone to war for the sole purpose of helping others and doing what’s right, only to come into contact with the world’s worst horrors being committed against thousands if not millions of people, then I wouldn’t stop until I was dead trying to get justice for those who had died. If I then woke up 70-ish years later only to find that justice was never served?

Well, I think you know I’d do next.

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