“Forget stardust—you are iron. Your blood is nothing but ferrous liquid. When you bleed, you reek of rust. It is iron that fills your heart and sits in your veins. And what is iron, really, unless it’s forged? You are iron. And you are strong.”—
Damn right you’re iron, and do you know where iron comes from? Do you know how iron gets here? Let me tell you.
It does start with a star, but it’s not some dismal castoff from an eternal beauty, it’s so much more. Everything that makes our world came from stars, but nothing had as much effect on that star as iron.
See the sun burning in the sky? The light you see and the heat you feel are created when the sun fuses elements, the building blocks of our world, into new and heavier elements. The sun lives because more energy comes from that process than is needed to support it.
UNTIL IRON COMES ALONG.
Fusing iron — burning it to make a star shine — is nigh on impossible. Iron is strong and iron is heavy. Iron is so strong and so heavy that to make new elements from iron takes more energy than it produces. The star can’t keep up, it starts to die.
The iron that flows through your veins KILLED A STAR.
Those other metals that we so value, like gold, owe their existence to iron. As the star died it collapsed, crushing itself and making gold and platinum and other precious and powerful things. Then it exploded and scattered those metals throughout space.
Chief among them was iron. The iron whose formation was the death knell of the star. The iron whose intensity made other metals possible. The iron that was the last thing the living star could make.
No one is keeping you from buying birth control on your own. Your boss isn't obligated to buy your things for you. Access to contraceptives are not a human right. We live in a society where we feel obligated to everything, when the truth is, we are not.
So you’re very misguided & wrong. There’s also this dangerous and pervasive need to overgeneralize important critiques on systemic restrictions of access as “these greedy ignoramuses just want handouts” which is a very classed and raced argument.
No one’s boss is obligated to buy things for them, so that very line and tangent of reasoning is flawed at best (ignorantly confrontational for no reason at worst). Employment provided healthcare has been established as a national priority and key factor to public and individual welfare. Part of healthcare, WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT, is reproductive and sexual health. Allowing corporations, who otherwise not be allowed to, to excercise their privilege and power to restrict reproductive healthcare is limiting access to vital healthcare options to a subset of already marginalized groups.
so yeah you can fly your flag all day long but that is how it is
You guys are fed a lot of cynicism every day, but this country has always been built both through individual initiative and a sense of common purpose.
Don’t get cynical. Guard against cynicism. The truth of the matter is that for all the challenges we face, all the problems that we have, if you had to choose any time in human history to be born, you’d choose this time.
Terrible things happen around the world every single day, but the trend lines of progress are unmistakable.
-Lupita and Gwendoline as padawans fighting the dark side together for justice
-Lupita and Gwendoline as cut throat acolytes killing men for sport
-Lupita and Gwendoline as best friends until one of them is tempted by the dark side and they must fight each other