anonymous asked:

Could we get a bit more context or explanation for, "Playing dress up doesn’t make you a lady"? I don't know what your intent was but on its own it comes off as transphobic, and you don't strike me as that kind of person.

Actually, it does not come off as transphobic because trans women are not “playing dress up.” Clothing is not what makes them women; they are still women even if they aren’t able to dress in traditionally feminine clothing. 

You should bite your tongue for suggesting otherwise, then you should bite it again for trying to put those sentiments in my mouth.

Though you are not owed an explanation, I’ll include one for your edification. All women are not ladies, and the comment was meant to highlight the importance of behavior over attire.


                                                                   under the sea 
                                                                   darling it’s better 
                                                                   down where it’s wetter 
                                                                   take it from me.

The reason women like Dita von Teese so much? Because no one ever doubted she was doing all this corset and Noir and fashion stuff for her own personal edification and satisfaction.  It was all about  what SHE liked and got off on.

She forced men into simply being supporting players in her fantasies.

And that’s empowering.

If you’re not from the midwestern United States, Menards is a chain of home improvement stores, similar to Lowe’s or Home Depot or your neighbor’s unlocked garage when they’re out of town. During the 2012 Iowa caucuses, Menards encouraged their employees to take an online civics course to improve their understanding of the government. Who can get mad at that?

It turns out, a reporter at The Investigative Fund discovered that the “civics” materials Menards encouraged employees to peruse for implicit promotions actually had a lot in common with literature from a for-profit, ultra-Republican company called Prosperity 101. 

Here’s how the Menards civics course worked: If you were a run-of-the-mill employee, you were encouraged to take a no-big-deal civics class for your own edification on your own time. The course itself concluded with an online pass-or-fail,multiple-choice test, which you’d want to take if you wanted to advance within this company. The only problem was that the materials included scientific pie charts explaining how the government was the worst and Obama hated America.

For anyone who doesn’t have three seconds to read the graphic, the pie chart says that under President Obama’s administration, your tax dollars are given to “supporters” and postage stamps, ha ha. Also included in the graphic are separate categories for corruption, sleaze, and two different plumbing metaphors – “tossed down the drain” and “flushed down a toilet.” It should be noted that in addition to sending your federal taxes into a drain or toilet, you can also “piss them away,” on the ground, we guess? If you aren’t peeing in a toilet or a drain, you’re living in a country without plumbing, so peeing away your taxes into a separate container feels like a weird metaphor but whatever – they’re making jokes.

6 Totally Batshit Ways Real Companies Tried To Get Political

Hawke’s Wedding

Waaaaay in the future. Fenris’ daughter asks a serious question. (this is maybe 4 years after the end of Inquisition, and a little over 10 from the end of da2)


“Hey, Da?” Rinna asked, and Fenris lowered his book to look at his daughter.

“Yes?” He replied. Rinna had a pensive look on her face that reminded him starkly of her mother. Barely 8-years-old, Rinna leaned towards her father’s features; Green eyes, dark skin, she even had the same coarse hair, though hers was as black as her mother’s. But there were times such as these that Fenris was reminded of how much Rinna took after her mother too.

“You an mama aren’t married…” Rinna frowned at the floor. Fenris put the book away.

“Ah,” Fenris said, uncomfortably as he glanced over to his… His Hawke.

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How To Read A Stab Wound

Most emergency departments do not see much penetrating trauma. But it is helpful to be able to learn as much as possible from the appearance of these piercing injuries when you do see them. This post will describe the basics of reading stab wounds.

Important: This information will allow some basic interpretation of wounds. It will not qualify you as a forensics expert by any means. I do not recommend that you document any of this information in the medical record unless you have specific forensic training. You should only write things like “a wound was noted in the midepigastrium that is 2 cm in length.” Your note can and will be used in a court of law, and if you are wrong there can be significant consequences for the plaintiff or the defendant. This information is for your edification only.

1. What is the length of the wound? This does not necessarily correspond to the width of the blade. Skin stretches as it is cut, so the wound will usually retract to a length that is shorter than the full width of the blade.

2. Is the item sharp on one side or both? This can usually be determined by the appearance of the wound. A linear wound with two sharp ends is generally a two sided knife. A wound with one flat end and one sharp end is usually from a one-sided weapon. The picture below shows a knife wound with one sharp side.

3. Is there a hilt mark? This can usually be detected by looking for bruising around the wound. The picture below shows a knife wound with a hilt mark.

4. What is the angle? If both edges are symmetric, the knife went straight in. If one surface has a tangential appearance, then the knife was angled toward that side. You can approximate the direction of entry by looking at the tangential surface of the wound edge. In this example, the blade is angling upward toward the right.

5. How deep did it go? You have no way of knowing unless you have the blood stained blade in your possession. And yes, it is possible for the wound to go deeper than the length of the knife, since the abdominal wall or other soft tissues can be pushed inwards during the stab.

After today’s clip:

Jonas continues to be the MVP and I envy Isak his friendship.

Mahdi pleasantly surprised and once again I have to give SKAM props for not going the obvious, stereotypical route with their characters, especially the ones people would expect certain kinds of reactions from. I’m glad they didn’t give the haters more reasons to dislike him.

Magnus was as ignorant as I expected him to be, and not just towards Isak. Boy needs some serious edification.

It still sucks that Isak was outed (whuddup random chick. I mean, really?) but I’m so happy to see him smiling and relaxed, surrounded by his friends. I hated seeing them fractured when he was head over heels with Even. But I do want Even to come back (I miss him so much!) and it’ll be interesting to see him meet Isak’s friends officially with them knowing exactly who he is. But when it happens, someone needs to glue Magnus’ mouth shut, no joke.


25 days of outlander: day three → favorite bonnie prince charlie scene
“ Gentlemen of noble birth and noble distinction, tonight for your entertainment and edification, I present you with your wives. Ladies, if you please. Zounds! Such anger such frustration. And why ? Because gentlemen, you are here. Your wives are lonely. Unhappy. What they need is dildos! Take them as gifts from the husbands you need never miss ever again! Need I say more ? Except to inform you that these items are available in this very establishment. For purchase or for rent. Gentlemen, I thank you. ”

Kingsman Timeline

So because I’m a detail oriented gal, and I needed this info all in one place, I’ve compiled a canon compliant timeline of events in Kingsman: The Secret Service. See the end of the post for references to the other posts I used while compiling this list.

The biggest part for me was finding as many of the Sun headline dates as possible. I realize that the actual dates and such were likely not important to the set dressers, and they simply chose the front pages according to what they had available and what looked good on screen. A fair number were too generic for me to find definitive dates for, or I couldn’t get a clear enough image to actually read the headline. But I did manage to date more than I was expecting. (Also, it should be noted that the pages aren’t pinned to Harry’s wall in chronological order, which made the search process more difficult, and definitely points to the set dressers just going with what looked good, rather than what made sense canonically.)

I wanted to do this as an infographic, but I’ve got a million other things I should be doing, so this is just text. Anyone who wants to graphicize it is more than welcome.

@hartwinorlose and @agentdagonet, I’m tagging you because I think you both may find this rather interesting.

And of course, if anyone has any additional dates they can confirm and verify, please let me know and I’ll add them!

And so, the timeline!

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Before continuing on with our normal history, we think it important to analyze and comment on these new developments.



Is this worth reading - is it True?

On the matter of credibility: On first reading, readers of these pages generally feel amazement, the concept of Blacks being the original settlers, and builders of the first civilizations everywhere, including Europe, is particularly unsettling to them. Both Black and White, because they were taught that there were no Blacks in Europe until the Romans brought them. Then some Blacks correctly say: Uh huh, I knew the Whites were lying, and then go on to enjoy their edification. But Whites remain incredulous, they say: this is simply Blacks with no accomplishments, trying to steal White accomplishment and history! They say, if this was true, my Teachers and Professors would have taught it to me. So either this is lies, or the information is so new that my Teachers and Professors don’t know about it yet!

Well No, though it may be comforting to believe that your Teachers and Professors are of sufficient character that they would not lie to you, the facts do not support that conclusion. The fact is that European scientists had evidence, and knew from earlier that the 19th century, of the Black mans central role in settling and establishing civilization in Europe and everywhere else. The exhibits below attest to the fact that this knowledge was known over a hundred years ago. So either your Teachers and Professors are indeed liars, or they were very poorly educated.



At the close of the last and at the beginning of the present century, largely owing to the interest taken in the history of primitive man by the Prince of Monaco, systematic excavations were carried out in deep strata of their floors. In one of these, the “Grotte des Enfants,” usually named the Grimaldi Cave In the lowest layer of all were found two skeletons—one of a woman past middle life, with a stature estimated (5 ft. 2 in.) and the other of a boy about sixteen to seventeen years of age, and about (5 ft. 1 in.) in height. With them were found traces of a civilization and of a fauna which has led anthropologists to assign them to the end of the Mousterien or beginning of the Aurignacien Period [40,000 to 28,000 years ago]. French anthopologist Dr. Verneau, who has published the results of a minute examination of these two ancient individuals, from various features seen in the skeletons, had no hesitation in assigning them to a Negroid race.


I shall confine myself, in discussing this question, to those fragmentary Human skulls from the caves of Engis in the valley of the Meuse, in Belgium, which have been examined with so much care by Sir Charles Lyell; upon whose high authority I shall take it for granted, that the Engis skull belonged to a contemporary of the Mammoth and of the woolly Rhinoceros. The skull from the cave of Engis was originally discovered by Professor Schmerling, and was described by him, together with other human remains disinterred at the same time, in his valuable work, “ Recherches sur les Ossemens fossiles decouverts dans les Cavernes de la Province de Liege, published in 1833 (p. 59, et seq.), from which the following paragraphs are extracted, the precise expressions of the author being, as far as possible, preserved. 

In order to neglect no point respecting the form of this fossil skull, we may observe that, from the first, the elongated and narrow form of the forehead attracted our attention. In fact, the slight elevation of the frontal, its narrowness, and the form of the orbit, approximate it more nearly to the cranium of an Ethiopian than to that of a European.

BY CHEIKH ANTA DIOP (1981): PP. 15-16

The Grimaldi Negroids have left their numerous traces all over Europe and Asia, from the Iberian Peninsula to Lake Baykal in Siberia, passing through France, Austria, the Crimea, and the Basin of Don, etc. In these last two regions, the late Soviet Professor Mikhail Gerasimov, a scholar of rare objectivity, identified the Negroid type from skulls found in the Middle Mousterian period.