How Yoga Changed My Life

Yoga_by_KnotYourWorldgorgeous image by KnotYourWorld

I’ve never liked exercise.  As a kid, sports were not my thing, as much because of the team aspect as the athletics required.  Running is out of the question (get back to me when they make a sports bra out of woven steel).  Biking is great but, unless you’re commuting or spinning, it takes a ton of time to get a real workout.  Swimming is lovely, and beautifully solitary, but it’s hard to really focus on your body when you  are trying  not to run into the other lap swimmers at the park district pool.

Enter yoga.

Yoga is all the good parts of exercise without the things that make me crazy.

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The Hawkeye Initiative

Everyone who has ever read comics should go check out The Hawkeye Initiative.

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The picture above is artist Blue‘s commentary on Marvel Comics’ choices in cover art.  Keep in mind, this is a cover for an All-Ages (marketed to children) comic.  I don’t know about you but, when I was seven, I would have been more interested in Black Widow’s kicks and punches than her sexy acrobatics.  Great job attracting more girl readers, guys!

And so, the Hawkeye Initiative was born.  The challenge is simple: redraw “empowered poses” from comic books with Hawkeye in the role of the female character.  I love the comments from some of the artists that they feel “pervy” adding the butt cheek highlights and other details.  We’re so used to these images that it takes a paradigm shift to see how sexualized they really are.It’s been eye-opening for a lot of the internet.  Here are a few of the reblogged comments:

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