british rights

Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.
—  from the first feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797). She wrote a pamphlet Vindication of the Rights of Man, followed by her most important book Vindication of the Rights of Women. In it, Wollstonecraft argued that the British people had the right to remove a bad king and that slavery and the treatment of the poor at that time were immoral, as well as the upbringing and treatment of women being immoral. Wollstonecraft saw the rights of men and women as mutual and inextricably linked. Sadly, she died at the early age of 38 in childbirth, and was unable to write more.
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Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel backstage at the 2016 Oscars

Right wing-ers?

Nationalist, traditionalist, conservative, NS, WN/WP, fascist, alt-right, reactionary or any other right-wing, political or historical blogger, please reblog/like this post and I will follow you!

Returning from a long hiatus as I’ve just been released from prison, hoping to start up again but a lot of my friends and fellow bloggers are no longer active.

America First…. explained by Dr Seuss back in 1941!

My first thought was ‘Britain First’, the name of the British far-right group connected to the violent murder of UK MP Jo Cox by Britain First supporter  Thomas Mair. 

People who spout this kind of rhetoric are fascists. It’s not an ‘innocent’ or ‘patriotic’ term, it is fascism, nazism. And it must be opposed by ANY means neccessary. 

A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up ‘revocation’ in the Oxford English Dictionary.)

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except North Dakota, which she does not fancy).

Your new Prime Minister, Theresa May, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections.

Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

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1. The letter 'U’ will be reinstated in words such as 'colour,’ 'favour,’ 'labour’ and 'neighbour.’ Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut’ without skipping half the letters, and the suffix ’-ize’ will be replaced by the suffix ’-ise.’ Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary’).

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2. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as “like’ and 'you know’ is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as U.S. English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take into account the reinstated letter 'u” and the elimination of ’-ize.’

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3. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.

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4. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you’re not quite ready to be independent. Guns should only be used for shooting grouse. If you can’t sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist, then you’re not ready to shoot grouse.

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5. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. Although a permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

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6. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left side with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

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7. The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon. Get used to it.

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8. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.

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9. The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable, as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of the British Commonwealth - see what it did for them. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat’s Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

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10. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialect in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one’s ears removed with a cheese grater.

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11. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies).

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12. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.

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13.. You must tell us who killed JFK. It’s been driving us mad.

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14. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty’s Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).

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15. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 p.m. with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.

God Save the Queen!

PS: Only share this with friends who have a good sense of humour (NOT humor)!

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On this day, 30 January, in 1972 thirteen civil rights demonstrators were killed by members of the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment on the streets of Derry, Ireland; fourteen more were injured. Another victim of the shootings died months later. In 2010 an inquiry found the killings ‘unjustifiable’ and police began a murder investigation.

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Accent (Sirius)

Requested- A short imagine please where y/n is a transfer from America(not southern) and she tries to mimic his accent and he laughs so he tries to mimic hers and just cute fluffiness

A/n- I’m sorry this is relatively short but I didn’t have a lot of time to write :(

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“I’ve never seen you before,” a low voice comes to your hearing as you sit down on an empty seat in Potions. You look at the owner of the voice to see a guy with black hair and mischievous looks. Chuckling you reply, mimicking his British accent. “That’s right, mate.”

The boy raises his eyebrows at your remark, “American, I see. Trying to sound British?”

Perhaps, the tea I had this morning was too strong to my proper liking, you know.” You laugh and do your best on the accent.

“Okay, y’all need to chill. Does this burger come in extra large?” Sirius retorts, crossing his arms over his chest.

You know what, the weather is shite.”

“Seriously, what about my milkshake? Can I have the biggest one?”

You’re a twat.” Rolling your eyes, you throw a piece of paper at him.

“You’re an asshole.” He ducks away.

“Thank you.” You throw another one. It hits him.

“You’re welcome. By the way, I’m Sirius, Sirius Black.” The boy grins and puts his hand out.

You hesitate before finally shaking it. “Y/n y/l/n, it’s a pleasure to meet you.”