James Woods Is Boycotting Marvel Because They Apparently Hate White Men | 22 Words

Captain Marvel is currently known as the strong female superhero we have all waited for from Marvel.

But few of us really know how Carol Danvers became Captain Marvel. Turns out, her story is one of the more complicated in the Marvel universe.

In the beginning, she was a regular female human whose main role in the comics was to be the love subject of Mar-Vell, a Kree alien. That was until an accident gave her superpowers similar to his and she became Ms. Marvel.

But only in the twentieth century did the writers decide to give her story a different spin. All for the sake of making her a feminist symbol. That’s when Ms. Marvel ceased to exist, and Carol Danvers returned as Captain Marvel.

Marvel’s latest movie, starring Brie Larson, has been widely promoted as female-empowering. But this strategy received lots of criticism from film critics, regular movie-goers, and trolls.

And now from James Woods too.

Who is Captain Marvel and how did she come to be the strongest hero in the Marvel universe?

AV Film says the character has been in the comics since the 1960s, and her story is quite complicated.

Captain Marvel was created by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan.

She first appeared in the Marvel Super-Heroes comics in 1968.

In fifty years she’s been “a military officer, a fighter pilot, [and] a feminist activist.”

She’s also “the proud wearer of more distinct superhero identities than any other major hero out of either Marvel or DC.”

Captain Marvel, or Carol Danvers, was always overshadowed by Mar-Vell.

Mar-Vell came from an alien race called the Kree that lived on the Hala planet.

He’s previously appeared in the Fantastic Four comics.

Mar-Vell was on a mission to spy on the humans and report back to Krees.

However, he eventually fell in love with the planet Earth and its people. So instead of spying on them, he protected them from villains.

Mar-Vell’s bosses back in Kree did not like it.

They were especially unhappy about his relationship with military officer Carol Danvers.

Danvers’ time for the spotlight came when one of these bosses kidnapped her and used the Psyche-Magnetron machine to create a Mandroid weapon.

Mar-Vell came to Danvers’ rescue, beating up the Mandroid.

But the machine got damaged during the fight.

It “blasted Danvers with Kree energy.”

As a result, her DNA merged with Mar-Vell’s, giving her powers similar to his.

In the 1990’s comics, Captain Marvel (i.e. Mar-Vell) died of cancer.

Over the past few years, Carol Denvers’ character has been redefined.

Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco, and Eric D’Urso decided that Danvers always had Kree blood.

The Psyche-Magnetron machine simply reactivated her Kree powers.

Danvers’ abilities included flight, lifting heavy things, and shooting energy blasts.

In the new stories, she returned as Ms. Marvel and later joined the Avengers.

Her creators made her into a feminist version of Mar-Vell.

She was named Ms. Marvel to emphasize that she was not “Mrs. Marvel or Marvel Girl.”

She also “advocated for feminist causes in her solo book when she wasn’t doing superhero stuff.”

In 2012, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick made it official – Carol Danvers was a huge success among Marvel fans.

So she decided it was time to give her an appropriate superhero name.

Ms. Marvel was now Captain Marvel.

She also got a new superhero costume.

It was more similar to Mar-Vell’s “red and blue full-body jumpsuit, replacing her old bathing suit and leather boots combo.”

In the new Marvel movie, Captain Marvel is played by Brie Larson.

She’s “the first female superhero to carry a Marvel film,” writes Caryn James, BBC. But “this is not the woman’s empowerment story the orchestrated hype claims.”

James gave the movie 3 stars.

“It is an action movie shaped by the Marvel cookie cutter, with perfectly adequate but unsurprising special effects,” she wrote.

“Larson fits seamlessly into the world of the Avengers, which means leaping into space and sending blue beams of energy from her fists.”

James believed the movie would do just fine with Marvel fans, but not with those who are expecting something more.

“Whether she’s Carol Danvers or Captain Marvel, this character is slight.”

“So are a lot of other Avengers, but they didn’t set themselves up to deliver more,” she added.

“Larson glares a lot, as she should.”

“There’s a great meta-moment when a random guy tells Vers to smile, echoing a line that internet trolls have thrown at Larson herself.”

“She exudes the look of an actor who takes the part seriously, but any nuance is suppressed by that action-hero straitjacket.”

However, James believed that “Captain Marvel takes it for granted that women can be tough and take charge. Carol rediscovers her best friend, Maria (Lashana Lynch), a single mother who is also a first-rate pilot.”

But she believes the film still doesn’t measure up to Wonder Woman in that department.

The film was a big hit in 2017 because it told a “story of a woman finding power in a man’s world [which] spoke to an audience beyond fans of comics-based movies.”

“One element does fulfill the film’s female-empowerment hype,” James continued.

“We see how central the heroine was in creating the Avengers team, with a hint at how crucial she may be in Avengers: Endgame.”

As for regular movie-goers, Heroic Hollywood says the film became the target of misogynistic trolls.

These trolls have been attacking Captain Marvel and its star Brie Larson since the time she “called for more diversity and inclusivity” during the movie press tour.

Recently, James Woods joined the trolls’ side.

First, he replied to a tweet which stated that “white men haters” were not welcome at the screenings with the following tweet.

Then he posted the “Distracted Boyfriend” meme.

He had edited the famous meme to showcase “moviegoers being tempted by Alita and not Brie Larson’s” Captain Marvel.

Woods didn’t like Larson’s comments on the press tour which supported feminism and inclusivity.

That’s because he believed Larson’s remarks were “attacks on masculinity,” CBR reports.

Some people responded to her comments, saying they would rather watch Alita.

They chose Alita because “it doesn’t have a political message or a perceived agenda of any kind.”

CBR also says Woods has been very outspoken when it comes to the issues Brie Larson stands for.

One Heroic Hollywood reader, TanukiTrooper, made a good point regarding the original “white men haters” tweet.

“The key word there is ‘haters’ but everyone likes to focus on ‘white male.'”

“I’m a white male who does not attack women for standing up for themselves,” he wrote.

“I am a white male who didn’t hate on Brie for wanting more diversity in the press.”

“I am a white male who didn’t attack Rotten Tomatoes with dumb reviews,” he said, referring to the many negative fake reviews the film has received.

Luckily, the trolls didn’t have much effect on the movie’s first weeks of screening.

According to CBR, Captain Marvel has done really well at the box office and received lots of positive reviews from film critics. All despite the hate.

People Living On The Streets Can Now Clean Up Austin’s Parks For An Hourly Wage | KUT

Pacheco stated he makes $15 an hour cleansing up regional parks as part of the City of Austin program.”They’re helping us clean up our parks or remove graffiti and actually enhancing our city,” said Austin City Council Member Ellen Troxclair, who brought the idea to the complete council in 2017. The city has actually contributed $58,000 to the program, with another roughly $30,000 coming from The Other Ones Structure, which works with the workers.

HIV-positive shelter worker Levian Pacheco sexually abused 8 teen immigrant boys, Phoenix area authorities say

PHOENIX — Federal authorities allege that a former youth care worker at a Phoenix-area facility for immigrant youths sexually abused eight teenage boys, one of several cases brought to light in recent weeks as thousands of immigrant children remain detained around the country.

Court documents show Levian Pacheco faces several charges stemming from incidents that allegedly took place between August 2016 and July 2017 at a Southwest Key facility in Mesa. The case was first reported by ProPublica.

Authorities charge that Pacheco performed sex acts on two boys and touched six others, all between ages 15 to 17 at the time. Court documents also state that Pacheco is HIV-positive and that some of the teens opted to be tested for the virus.

Pacheco has pleaded not guilty and denied the allegations. His federal public defender has said in court documents that the government’s allegations of the crimes committed by Pacheco include an “extraordinarily broad range of dates and lack of specificity.”

“We are looking forward to defending Mr. Pacheco in court,” attorney Benjamin Good said in an email to The Associated Press.

The revelations Thursday came one day after police said another worker at a different Southwest Key facility, Fernando Magaz Negrete, is suspected of molesting a 14-year-old immigrant girl.

Authorities say Magaz Negrete kissed and fondled the girl in her bedroom on June 27 in an encounter witnessed by the girl’s 16-year-old roommate. They said surveillance video shows Magaz Negrete, 32, approaching the bedroom several times throughout the night, though the bedroom itself was outside the camera’s view.

Southwest Key fired Magaz Negrete. It was not clear if he is represented by an attorney.

The Texas-based nonprofit organization, the largest contracted by the U.S. government to house immigrant children, has come under scrutiny for its practices at its various shelters around the Southwest. Many of the over 2,000 children who were separated from their parents after crossing the border illegally have been held at Southwest Key facilities.

The victims in the case against Pacheco were all unaccompanied minors and it’s not clear if they had been separated from their parents or traveled to the U.S. alone, although the government was not widely separating families at the time of the incidents.

Southwest Key spokesman Jeff Eller said in an email that Pacheco was immediately suspended and police were called when allegations surfaced.

He said Southwest Key and the Health and Human Services department, which is in charge of caring for immigrant youths, take every incident seriously “and there is a never ending process to improve care and standards.”

ProPublica published a report in July saying police responded to at least 125 calls reporting sex offenses at shelters that primarily serve immigrant children since 2014. The report detailed a 2015 incident at a Tucson, Arizona, Southwest Key facility in which authorities said an employee touched a 15-year-old Honduran boy’s penis from outside his clothing. The worker was fired and later convicted of molestation.

Split-T Management’s Normatov, Shaw, Nova, Ceballo and Pacheco Score wins to remain undefeated – – Boxing News – Ring News24

Over the the last six-days, five highly-regarded fighters under the Split-T Management banner registered victories to remain undefeated.

Thursday night at The Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut, heavyweight Stephen Shaw scored three knockdowns en-route to a fourth round stoppage over Willie Jake Jr.

Shaw dropped Jake in each of the first three frames, and the fight was waved off at 56 seconds into the fourth round.

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With the win, Shaw raises his perfect mark to 12-0 with nine knockouts.

On the same card, Hurshidbek Normatov made it nine in a row as he won a eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Walter Wright in a junior middleweight contest.

With the win, Normatov won the WBA NABA US Super Welterweight title. Normatov, who was a European Amateur Champion boxed very well as he worked behind a jab that he followed nicely with straight shots that landed throughout the contest.

Normatov of Uzbekistan, who now calls Brooklyn home won by scores of 80-72 twice and 79-73.

Shaw and Normatov are promoted by DiBella Entertainment.

Last Friday night in Boston, at the Encore Boston Harbor, super featherweight, Abraham Nova stopped Luis Castillo in the opening frame to retain his NABA Title.

Nova of Albany, New York landed a perfect combination that dropped Castillo down for the ten count.

With the win, Nova, who is ranked number-six by the WBA raised his mark to 16-0 with 12 knockouts.

Nova is promoted by Murphy’s Boxing.

On the same bill, welterweight Brian Ceballo kept his winning ways by stopping veteran Luis Eduardo Flores in round four of a scheduled eight-round bout.

Ceballo landed a thudding body shot that put Flores (24-15) down in a heap of trouble, and the bout was halted.

Ceballo of New York, has kept an active schedule, as he won his 4th bout of 2019 and is now 10-0 with five knockouts.

Ceballo is promoted by 360 Promotions.

Saturday night in Hermosillo, Mexico, prized middleweight prospect, Diego Pacheco stopped previously undefeated Jose Alonso Esparza inside of one round to raise his perfect mark to 5-0 with four knockouts.

The Los Angeles native has been impressive as this was the 3rd undefeated foe that Pacheco has defeated, and the 5th win in an eight-month span.

Pacheco, 18 years-old will be right back in action on September 14th in Carson, California.

Pacheco is promoted by Matchroom Boxing.

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Jeremy Pacheco

For Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco, the farm-to-table movement is more than a pattern; it remains in his DNA. His family’s Arizona roots return 9 generations, and he likes to boast that a person of his great-great-uncles was the last constable of Tucson to do a hanging. Growing up on the family farm in Marana, farm-to-table was a daily incident. They would harvest sweet corn and white corn from the field and make fresh masa for tamales. Now, as a professional chef, Pacheco continues working with regional farms, including his father’s where he has actually sourced durum wheat for LON’s house-made gnocchi.

The Art of the Farm

The LON’s menu reads “Worldwide inspired Arizona fare,” and Pacheco finds inspiration all around him. When Chef Pacheco is not in the kitchen area, he’s constructing relationships with Arizona farmers and purveyors– a favorite part of his job. He’s so devoted to showcasing regional products (80% of his fruit and vegetables is Arizona grown) that he likewise changed to buying the resort’s coffee from the Roastery of Cave Creek and tea from China Mist of Scottsdale.

The Hermosa includes many Arizona products including wines, goat cheese from Crow’s Dairy in Buckeye and dairy goat items from Black Mesa Ranch. Chef also supplements his own garden with the luscious products from McClendon Select Organics and Duncan Household Farms.

The Art of the Meal

Surrounded by the initial art of Lon Megargee, cowboy artist and contractor of the original Hermosa Inn in the 1930s, Pacheco is inspired to make his meals artistic presentations. Everything starts with the product and then he makes use of the art of keeping things simple to highlight and showcase natural flavors.
Every dish is an artwork. From beginners such as the sizzling Himalayan Salt Seared Ahi Tuna served on a natural salt rock so each visitor can prepare the tuna to their choice to entrees like the Pecan Grilled Filet Mignon or Pan Roasted Scottish Salmon. Pacheco also salutes the whimsical nature of Megargee’s art with desserts such as LON’s Signature Cowboy Candy Bar.

“We celebrate art year-round, from our Artist-in-Residence brunch and dinner series to our customized suppers in the underground white wine cellar which are genuinely artistic productions for my whole group,” states Pacheco. The wine cellar likewise commemorates the legacy of Megargee, who had initially developed an underground tunnel near the area that he and his betting pals used as an escape route when the sheriff would drop in unannounced. Today, the cellar displays over 1,000 of the 7,000-bottle stock and is a romantic location for an intimate dinner for two or an event for as much as twelve guests.

The Art of the Journey

In addition to working on the household farm, Pacheco’s first job off the farm was washing dishes at 16. Something inside him gravitated to cooking and he left the filthy dishes behind to work as a lead cook at the Sheraton El Conquistador in Tucson. It was here that Pacheco recognized his newfound interest might be a profession. He registered in the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and received a degree in Culinary Arts and Dining Establishment Management.

Pacheco worked his method up from prep cook to chef de food at The Phoenician’s Terrace Dining Room. After seven years, he was enticed to Las Vegas to be chef de food at Wynn’s SW Steakhouse and tournant chef for all Repetition and Wynn properties. He was chef de cuisine at Society Cafe Encore, named among the “Best Brand-new Restaurants in America” by Esquire magazine in 2009, and he won the 2008 “Vegas Uncorked Bon Appetit,” Iron Chef- inspired competitors for master chefs of Las Vegas.

In 2010, Pacheco joined Hermosa Inn as Executive Chef, where he was finally able to marry his love of cooking with his farming roots. He went back to Las Vegas for a two-year stint as the executive chef of Society Café Encore/Wynn. In September 2015, Pacheco went back to his house state and Hermosa Inn to repeat the role of executive chef under new owners.

“The food scene in Arizona continues to flourish and I anticipate belonging to that once again as we take Lon’s cooking program to the next level,” said Pacheco. How does somebody with a lot going on perhaps relax? By investing time with his spouse and 2 boys, playing golf every now and then, and stepping back in to work the kitchen line a number of times a week to ground himself in the fundamentals, like completely braising a piece of meat.

Client Spotlight: Jerry Pacheco

YES Client Jerry Pacheco Soto Selected for
OCC’s 2018-19 Hazel Cubbon Greenleaf Scholarship

YES thanks Orange Coast College for tapping YES clients as potential applicants for their 2018-19 Hazel Cubbon Greenleaf Scholarship. Mrs. Greenleaf was a teacher and administrator in the Newport Beach schools for most of her adult life.

The OCC scholarship selection committee has selected YES client Jerry Pacheco Soto, who will begin his freshman year at OCC this fall.  We at YES are pleased and proud!

Jerry’s high school journey of self-discovery has led to a confidence he never anticipated.  From having to learn English as a first-grader from classmates, to helping support his family financially from a very early age, Jerry has had his share of private difficulties.  And, during his earlier years, that got in the way of his academic success.  But in high school, he began to realize that education was the road out of the poverty cycle, and he began to challenge himself with classes that would advance his education.  Encouraged (and, again, surprised) by his academic success in these tougher classes, Jerry began to feel empowered.  He also began to use his new-found voice and organizational skills to make a difference in our community.

This success has encouraged Jerry’s desire to achieve academically in order to become a public servant, and to make the biggest impact possible in the larger community.  Jerry has momentum, and has become an agent of change, first for himself and now in his community.  We can’t wait to see what he accomplishes next!

We are proud of all our clients, and aim to be a part of their success. YES welcomes the opportunity to extend notice of scholarship opportunities like the Hazel Cubbon Greenleaf Scholarship to our clients; inform us of your organization’s scholarship opportunities at maureen@yesworks.org.

“Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. I am eternally grateful.”

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Robert Pacheco called to Walnut City board– San Gabriel Valley Tribune

WALNUT– Robert Pacheco, who began his political career in regional government and went on to serve 6 years in the state Assembly, is going back to the City Council.The 79-year-old Latino Republican politician stuck out amongst an excellent field of 10 prospects, winning the visit by a 3-0-1 vote of the Walnut City board Wednesday night.Pacheco served two years on the City Council in the 1990s. He was chosen to the Assembly in 1998 where he served till 2004, the only individual from Walnut ever elected to state office.”I am going to bring new members to the City board. Oh

, on the other hand, it is refurbished blood,”Pacheco stated in a light moment after taking the oath of workplace administered by his wife, Gayle, and the Rev. Tony P. Astudillo of St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Church in Walnut.Pacheco will fill the seat of long-time council member Thomas King, who transferred to Orange County.

He will occupy the unexpired council term up until April 2014, at which time he stated he will run for a complete, four-year term.”Yes, that is the plan,” he said.Pacheco got support from Mayor Tony Cartagena

and council members Mary Su and Nancy

Tragarz. Councilman Eric Ching stayed away. Ching chose Howard S. Chang, who ran for City Council in 2010 and lost.Coming in second was James Swartz, who gathered Ching and Tragarz’s votes but did not get a bulk. Swartz serves on the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission and is a former unique assistant to the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff.Cartagena spoke in glowing regards to Pacheco, stating he was important in assisting the city win a fight versus an Industry material healing center and assisted prevent criminally outrageous clients from relocating to Lanterman State Hospital in Pomona.On the MRF, Cartagena said Pacheco assisted to obstruct it from being located at Valley Boulevard and Grand Opportunity in Market, across the street from Walnut residents.Pacheco could be a crucial property for wringing more funding out of Sacramento, stated Su,

who raised the city’s gradually reducing share of revenue from Sacramento. Pacheco himself agreed, stating his connections may help the city’s budget plan, which experienced a 10 percent drop in profits from residential or commercial property taxes and intergovernmental transfers this year over in 2015.”We must be getting an excellent part of our share back into the city,”he informed the council throughout the unique conference interview segment.The prospects were asked about how they would go about filling an anchor occupant vacancy left by Albertsons. Pacheco, a practicing lawyer who was a shop manager for a supermarket chain, stated he would go over the vacancy with a buddy who owns a chain of Latino supermarkets.”In this location, we have a lot of grocery stores

that cater to the Asian community. We don’t have any for the Latino neighborhood, “he said.Walnut’s population of about 30,000 residents is 64 percent Asian, 24 percent Caucasian/Non-Hispanic, 19 percent Hispanic and 3 percent African-American, according to the city site. The city’s typical home income is$ 106,996.

Bloomberg Businessweek called Walnut the finest place to raise children in California in 2012.

Split-T Management’s Normatov, Shaw, Nova, Ceballo and Pacheco Score wins to remain undefeated – Abrams Boxing

Thursday night at The Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut, heavyweight Stephen Shaw scored three knockdowns en-route to a fourth round stoppage over Willie Jake Jr.

Shaw dropped Jake in each of the first three frames, and the fight was waved off at 56 seconds into the fourth round.

With the win, Shaw raises his perfect mark to 12-0 with nine knockouts.

On the same card, Hurshidbek Normatov made it nine in a row as he won a eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Walter Wright in a junior middleweight contest.

With the win, Normatov won the WBA NABA US Super Welterweight title. Normatov, who was a European Amateur Champion boxed very well as he worked behind a jab that he followed nicely with straight shots that landed throughout the contest.

Normatov of Uzbekistan, who now calls Brooklyn home won by scores of 80-72 twice and 79-73.

Shaw and Normatov are promoted by DiBella Entertainment.

Last Friday night in Boston, at the Encore Boston Harbor, super featherweight, Abraham Nova stopped Luis Castillo in the opening frame to retain his NABA Title.

Nova of Albany, New York landed a perfect combination that dropped Castillo down for the ten count.

With the win, Nova, who is ranked number-six by the WBA raised his mark to 16-0 with 12 knockouts.

Nova is promoted by Murphy’s Boxing.

On the same bill, welterweight Brian Ceballo kept his winning ways by stopping veteran Luis Eduardo Flores in round four of a scheduled eight-round bout.

Ceballo landed a thudding body shot that put Flores (24-15) down in a heap of trouble, and the bout was halted.

Ceballo of New York, has kept an active schedule, as he won his 4th bout of 2019 and is now 10-0 with five knockouts.

Ceballo is promoted by 360 Promotions.

Saturday night in Hermosillo, Mexico, prized middleweight prospect, Diego Pacheco stopped previously undefeated Jose Alonso Esparza inside of one round to raise his perfect mark to 5-0 with four knockouts.

The Los Angeles native has been impressive as this was the 3rd undefeated foe that Pacheco has defeated, and the 5th win in an eight-month span.

Pacheco, 18 years-old will be right back in action on September 14th in Carson, California.

Pacheco is promoted by Matchroom Boxing.