not-safe-for-earth:

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I proudly understood that reference

regular fans: OH MY GOD IS HE GONNA DIE
me: no, he signed a two year contract, he's good

chainsawpunk:

wow. she really can play any role

norsegays:

astrolope:

People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.

I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.

A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?

It is a big deal because i’m a transman

It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.

Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.

At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.

At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.

TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.

THAT AD IS MY FAVORITE THING YEEEEAH.

Hey look I’m not writing my paper oops. But I have to chime on this, seeing as I’ve worked at Target for over 4 years now (not all at once though, I quit for about a year and a half but then was rehired very quickly and painlessly), and yeah, Target is actually a pretty great place to work, for anyone and everyone. During the time I did not work at Target, I had a string of other jobs and I can honestly say that Target is by far the best job experience I’ve ever had.

Why? Target, as a company, is a very understanding and caring place, which is something not many huge corporations or retail chains can say. They ARE very involved in LGBT issues and donate a lot of time and money to charities involving such issues (as well as many others). They were one of the first companies of their size and scale to offer FULL benefits to same-sex couples and their families, and yeah, they’ll abide by whatever you consider yourself, no questions asked. The Human Rights Campaign gave them a 100% score on their Corporate Equality Index for the best places to work for LGBT equality for the second year in a row. Sweet!

They do a lot of great work in other areas too, though. They’ve been recognized as great places to work by The National Association for Female Executives as well as DiversityInc magazine, and they’ve been named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies.” (<— additional links within this link) That’s some pretty heavy stuff. They also make a point of being as environmentally friendly as possible, which I love. They also give TONS of money to K-12 education, with money going to things like field trip grants, their School Library Makeover program (they did one in my hometown and it was awesome!), their literacy pilot program (which is also awesome), and many other things. By the end of 2015, they’ll have given $1 billion to K-12 education. One billion dollars. (You have to say it with your pinky by your mouth, it’s the only way.) That’s pretty freaking cool, and way more than other corporations can say for their community outreach.

When you work for Target, you’re called a “Team Member,” and unlike other companies, they actually mean it. There are tons of resources available for team members, that range from sweet discounts at a variety of places to health and well-being services that are pretty vital to some people. They don’t have to do any of that; most places don’t. But Target realizes that to be a successful company, they need awesome, friendly people working at every level, from their corporate offices to the hourly positions in their stores.

lol at me singing praises about Target, given how often I complain about my job. OOPS. But in all honestly, it’s the job, not the place that I complain about. Compared to the other places I’ve worked, Target is 1000000000% better. Seriously. They care about their employees and about the communities they are located in; you don’t hear stories about big, bad Target coming into town and ruining things for the community, do you? Nope.

tl;dr: SERIOUSLY YES, SHOP AT TARGET FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. ALSO WORK THERE IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF A JOB AND DON’T MIND MINIMUM WAGE ;) (ALTHOUGH THEY START OUT AT ABOVE MINIMUM WAGE SO THAT’S GREAT TOO)

textsfromthe-avengers:

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janesfoster:

struttingaway asked: Natasha’s hair in Iron Man 2 or in The Avengers?

because of the curls 

We’re not a team, we’re a time bomb.