Here are the women with ancient
anger in their veins and the cruelty
of a goddess in their hearts.

You will beg before her, you
will scream; but Hera never flinched
from the words of a mortal,

so why should she?

Do not stand in her way.

She will burn down your kingdoms,
herself with it, if it meant
your ruin.

—  Medea /// (d.s)
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EAST ASIAN MYTHOLOGY MEME:

[4/9] CHINESE GODS AND GODDESSES | CHANG’E

Chang’e or Chang-o [嫦娥] is the Chinese goddess of the Moon. Unlike many lunar deities in other cultures who personify the Moon, Chang’e only lives on the Moon.

In one version of the Chang’e legend, she was a beautiful young girl working in the Jade Emperor’s palace in heaven, where immortals, good people and fairies lived. One day, she accidentally broke a precious porcelain jar. Angered, the Jade Emperor banished her to live on earth.

Chang’e was transformed into a member of a rich farming family. When she was 18, a young hunter named Houyi from another village spotted her, now a beautiful young woman. They became friends. One day, a strange phenomenon occurred—10 suns arose in the sky instead of one, blazing the earth. Houyi, an expert archer, stepped forward to try to save the earth. He successfully shot down nine of the suns, becoming an instant hero. He eventually became king and married Chang’e.

But King Houyi grew to become greedy and selfish. He sought immortality by ordering an elixir be created to prolong his life. The elixir in the form of a single pill was almost ready when Chang’e came upon it. She either accidentally or purposely swallowed the pill. This angered King Houyi, who went after his wife. Trying to flee, she jumped out the window of a chamber at the top of the palace—and, instead of falling, she floated into the sky toward the Moon.

FEAR FOR YOUR BEARD

TWO BROTHERS, NYNIAW AND PEIBIAW, ARE BEING SHIT-DICKS TO EACH OTHER. INITIALLY THEY’RE  ARGUING ABOUT WHO HAS MORE SHEEP AND WHERE TO GRAZE THEM (IT’S WALES, SHEEP ARE SERIOUS BUSINESS), BUT THIS ESCALATES QUICKLY AND THEY START BEATING THE SHIT OUT OF EACH OTHER.

THIS WOULD BE FINE, BUT THESE BROTHERS BOTH HAD MASSIVE ARMIES AND SOON THERE’S A WHOLE FUCKING WAR. SHEEP ARE CLEARLY WORTH IT.

UP IN NORTH-WALES THE GIANT KING RHUDDA GAWR HEARS ABOUT THESE IDIOTS AND THEIR WAR AND THINKS THEY’RE BOTH FUCKING IDIOTS. HE TAKES THE OPPORTUNITY TO ANNIHILATE BOTH SIDES, BECAUSE HE HAS A MASSIVE ARMY AND HE WANTS TO ADD TO HIS BEARD COLLECTION.

RHUDDA HAD A MASSIVE FUCKING CAPE MADE OF THE BEARDS OF HIS ENEMIES. YES, WE WANT ONE TOO.

BY NOW, ALL THE OTHER NEARBY KINGS ARE TERRIFIED FOR THEIR BEARDS SO ONLY SOLUTION IS TO KILL RHUDDA AND SAVE THEIR SEXY SEXY FACIAL HAIR. BUT THEY’RE FUCKING USELESS AND RHUDDA ADDED TO HIS BEARD CAPE AND NUMBER OF SHEEP. 

anonymous said:

That person is not a racist they were using sarcasm to convey a point, that telling someone they can't use a piece of slang because it's origin was in a black community is as racist as hell. Racisms not cute for anyone. Including you.

Listen. 
I’m white (I assume you are too) I understand that everything in the culture encourages us to deny our privilege and feel that we’re entitled to everything. 

I get that you probably know nothing or next to nothing about racism, black history and the history of cultural appropriation in particular.

I get that your ignorance makes you arrogant because you assume that because you don’t know it, that there is nothing to know.

It doesn’t matter if he thought he was “joking” or “being sarcastic.”  What he is saying is basically:

"That’s like if I said black people weren’t allowed to participate in mainstream American culture!  Maybe for centuries!!  Maybe enslaved and segregated!  WILD!"
Hahaha what a fresh observation and not what a completely backasswards ignorant racist would say! 

This is too ridiculous: Please educate yourself. 

On Reverse Cultural Appropriation:
http://mycultureisnotatrend.tumblr.com/post/781005138/on-reverse-cultural-appropriation

What is Cultural Appropriation And Why is It Wrong?
http://racerelations.about.com/od/diversitymatters/fl/What-Is-Cultural-Appropriation-and-Why-Is-It-Wrong.htm

Native Appropriations Blog
http://nativeappropriations.com/

Racebending.com, racialious.com, your local fucking public library, iTunes U

Learn about “Race Records,” Jazz, Blues, Rock, Big Band, Rap, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Ska-
Read a fucking book! 

I’m serious, read a couple books about African American history in this country—- anything! 
The Freedom Struggle? Slavery? Segregation?  Forced Sterilization? Medical Apartheid? Jim Crow?

 …and come back and fucking tell me it’s possible to be racist towards white people.

What if every time they talked about “ships” in the Iliad, they actually weren’t talking about ships, in the way of boats, but the were talking about ships in the way of shipping in the way of desiring people to get in a relationship.

Reading the Iliad will never be the same again.

#262 Because of Dove's "Real Beauty".

In recent years personal care brand Dove has advertised its products in a campaign known as Real Beauty, where women of all shapes and sizes have appeared.This campaign has received a lot of positive criticism and I personally applaud them for making different types of bodies more visible in advertising. But despite their efforts to empower women, Dove is still really just reproducing the same message advertising has been telling women for generations: Your physical appearance is your most important quality.

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For example, Dove’s Movement for Self-Esteem, a project with the aim to boost the confidence of young girls, based their mission on a survey that concludes that “only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful" and "only 11% of girls globally are comfortable describing themselves as ‘beautiful’”. That’s not very happy news, but is it really that important? What if the other 89% are comfortable with describing themselves as intelligent, talented, confident, strong, etc?

In the words of WMC's Rikki Rogers:

Dove and Pantene continue to equate the pursuit of beauty with the pursuit of happiness and confidence, making a direct connection with exterior appearances and interior fulfillment. According to their ads, “looking confident” and “feeling beautiful” are really half the battle. A woman’s appearance is still a critical component of her strength and authority, and there’s nothing empowering about that message.

Despite using non-models in their advertising campaigns, Dove is still convincing women that they need to feel beautiful and then exploiting that artifical need in order to sell their products. Further, Dove is owned by Unilever, which also owns Lynx/Axe that advertises its products like this:

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Social conscience or inventive marketing strategy? You tell me. 

If private companies want to throw their money away on the Myers-Briggs, that’s their prerogative. But about 200 federal agencies reportedly waste money on the test too, including the State Department and the CIA. The military in particular relies heavily on the Myers-Briggs, and the EPA has given it to about a quarter of its 17,000 employees.
It’s 2014. Thousands of professional psychologists have evaluated the century-old Myers-Briggs, found it to be inaccurate and arbitrary, and devised better systems for evaluating personality. Let’s stop using this outdated measure — which has about as much scientific validity as your astrological sign — and move on to something else.
— 

Joseph Stromberg. 2014

(TitleWhy the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless

The assumption of corporal punishment is this: the child did something wrong, and in order to convince the child not to do it again, I will subject them to physical anguish. Thereafter, their fear of living through that anguish again will be so powerful that it will constrain their behavior. That this is the logic at work is utterly undeniable. If that wasn’t the logic, there would be no point. You can’t say the purpose of a pain-based physical punishment is to “get their attention,” because there are a hundred ways to get someone’s attention. The purpose is to hurt them and render them fearful of reliving that pain.

By that logic, Adrian Peterson’s actions only seem a tad overenthusiastic. His four-year-old son snatched a video game controller from another kid, and as a consequence got a vicious beating from a muscle-bound adult. You can bet he won’t be snatching any more game controllers from anyone! Mission accomplished.

Or maybe he will; there’s a raft of research showing that “short-term compliance” — i.e., stopping what the kid is doing right at that moment — is pretty much the only positive outcome from corporal punishment, while it’s associated with a range of negative long-term psychological and behavioral outcomes. But even if you think that it’s good for your kid (or somebody else’s), you should at least have the courage to acknowledge that making the child suffer is the whole point.

luna-myth said:

Jerza and Ten, Kacy. For The Thing. Seriously that's such an easy one, please do it and btw peeps my Jerza thing was my stupidly long Patience and Teamwork fic. Kacy prompted it after all.

AN: Okay, if you insist. ^_^ Jerza is still hard to write. I blame Jellal. I can do Erza okay unless she’s actually, you know, feeling something. 

Erza Scarlet owned the school. Not officially of course, but no one messed with her. She was the best in class, well-liked and beautiful. She also took fencing on the week ends! 

Erza knew this was the case and she took it in her stride. She also knew she wasn’t the most friendly of people, but she kept everything in order as best she could. 

So when she noticed there was a new kid at school who was sitting all by himself, Erza invited him to sit with them before she realized, with a shock, that he was an old friend from her past. 

AN: Have I mentioned it feels fake to write Jerza? What do I know about Erza or Jellal? They’re hard to read!

"Je-Jellal." She said. 

"How do you-Erza!" He said. "This is your school?"

Erza nodded. “For several years now. I transferred in shortly after….” There. There it was. Now that Jellal was back, would she be able to keep turning her back on what had happened in the past?

Jellal looked down. “Yeah…..if you don’t want me at your table. I’m fine here.” 

Erza looked him dead in the eye, taking a hold of his chin to force him to meet her gaze. 

"Jellal." She said. "Are you sorry?" 

He nodded, slowly. “Truly.” 

Erza let out a deep breath. “Okay. Come join our table. The past is in the past.” She smiled at him gently. “Let’s move forward.” 

They went back to Erza’s table together, receiving strange looks from her friends. 

"What do you think all that was about?" Lucy whispered, bumping Lisanna. 

"I don’t know." She whispered back. "I guess we’ll just have to wait and see."

AN: BOOM! I DID THE THING!!!!!!! AND IT WAS PRETTY GOOD! I ALSO PREDICT LUNA IS GONNA PROMPT ME MORE OF THIS, AREN’T YOU? YOU SLY SHIPPER!

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