historically relevant

Imagine living in a city where there are no monuments, no buildings from before 1970, no proof that you had grandparents or parents, no history at all. Wouldn’t that make you feel like you were just a passing fad, that you could be blown away like leaves?… for any community to feel substantial and able to change without losing themselves, a history is absolutely crucial.
—  Emma Donoghue, talking about LGBT history and LGBT historical fiction

like attack on titan is clearly a bad show for many imperialist terrifying historically and culturally relevant reasons, but its also just… a badly written story in general. like its so bad


“The government isn’t that much of an issue. My men in the military respect me. It’s the morally righteous citizens who piss me off sometimes. And my siblings.”

First and second picture: 19th century purity culture wanted women and men separated in the workplace. Women, if the family could afford it, shouldn’t work at all or only “good, pure” jobs in some rich family’s house.
Cass sometimes gets comments such as “A woman in the military? That’ll make us look weak!” or “If our state even sends women to work, how will we ever be taken seriously?” But nations are a vital part of their military so she usually ignores those remarks. She just wants to do her job, after all.

Third picture: Women shouldn’t do politics, most 19th century men said. Some had different opinions on it though: Mazzini was quite the feminist! You can see him rooting for Cass as she confronts Feli about his sexism. The guy trying to be the peacekeeper in the fight is Cavour, by the way. For no particular reason, I just see him being the kind of guy going “Hey, calm down y’all”

Source on 19th century gender roles:
Phillipe Ariès/Georges Duby: Geschichte des privaten Lebens, Band IV

Wonder Woman Wank

If I see one more person saying they’re going to boycott DC and Wonder Woman over one theater having a special women only screening, I’m going to scream.

Jerks like this already ruined Ghostbusters, which was not a bad remake. I’m so tired of this nonsense.

I was inclined to listen. But here’s the thing: 90% of films made feature a male hero as the lead character. If one theater somewhere wants to have a lady’s night to celebrate the opening of what’s probably going to be the first female heroine blockbuster ever, is it that big of a deal?

I could see it being called misandry if the Avengers came out, and a theater banned men on the night of the premier. That wouldn’t be a special event because it would have no historical or gender-related relevance for a female audience. But one or two screenings at one theater, in celebration of a female icon finally getting a titular role?

If you’re so worried about these two small movie screenings, because of perceived gender inequality, then I don’t understand why more of you aren’t upset about the recent government panel voting on women’s health care issues in the US. A panel that was 100% comprised of men. Why aren’t you screaming about that inequality all over the internet?

Why are you not protesting Congress being primarily male?

Why don’t you care that 45 out of 45 presidents have been male?

Why don’t you care that the vast majority of CEOs are still male?

Because you don’t actually care one bit about gender inequality unless it’s perceived as not being fair toward you.

You’re mad because we’ve got two movie theaters in a random cinema somewhere for a women’s only screening of Wonder Woman? When you’re more than capable of renting an auditorium for any movie you want, and inviting your male friends to fill it up? But a female special event? Totally unacceptable!

So where in the hell were you when your raised voices were needed to tell people how unfair it is that entirely male panels are dictating women’s healthcare policy?

Bad healthcare policies kill women.

You still think a few screenings of a movie, outside your home state, is the more important thing to go to bat for?

You wonder why feminists think you’re full of shit.

leannecircusfreak  asked:

I get that it's a funny tongue twister, but it's super important to remember this is NOT Hobby Lobby. This is the Museum of the Bible. Their furor for collecting things to bring people to God has manifested in a complete lack of respect for law, tradition, historical significance, and relevance to their mission statement. Don't forget. Museum of the Bible. They are opening in November in DC and think of themselves as part of the Elite of Capitol museums.

My understanding is that Hobby Lobby is the primary funder (if not the only funder) of this thing, which is as much about the teachings of Christ as Scientology is about not taking as much money from their adherents as possible.

Thinking about Night Watch and how I think it might have the highest difference in the ratio of appearances of death and Death, which contributes to its tragedy.  Usually, when a character dies, Death appears help them move on.  This comforts both the character and the reader.  But Death doesn’t show up for any of the watchmen.  Nancyball dies suddenly, violently, and we’re left floundering with the rest of the cast with no reassurance that Death came to him and he had some closure before moving on.  Dai Dickens doesn’t get any last words or a peaceful sendoff.  Characters we spent the whole book getting to know are killed unceremoniously, without glory, without closure.  

It fits the tone of the book.  Death only appears in person for wizards and plot historically-relevant people, and the watchmen who fell on the 25th of May are not relevant.  They’re a footnote in history.  They died in a useless revolution, killed for no reason, remembered only by those who were there.  They weren’t heroes and they didn’t get dramatic individual death scenes with a visit from Death.  They died, and the world didn’t care.  

friederikevulpius  asked:

Theres a chance some generations of Ladybug and Chat noir had the oposite gender. And theres a chance they had the same gender too. just think of the posibilities! how about reincarnation? soulmates AU? gaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!

To me it’s possible for their to have been a male Ladybug and female Chat Noir and a female Ladybug and Chat Noir or male Ladybug and Chat Noir. The possibilities are endless.

What if there was a genderfluid Ladybug or Chat Noir and the public thought Ladybug/Chat Noir was two people putting on similar costumes?

What if there was one instance, where a female Ladybug was in love with a female Chat Noir but Chat Noir was desperately in love with another, maybe a man, but Ladybug helped her Chat Noir achieve happiness with the one she loved? They never ended up together.

Soulmates aren’t always destined to led lives together.

things my friends have said that will probably end up in wanna chat: 

  • the moral of this story is to go to ikea
  • two and a half stars? it’s an american classic (dude we’re french)
  • nothing turns me on like relevant historical facts
  • milk is default milk
  • you can’t die if you’re already dead inside
  • it’s a big deal when i do anything
  • it’s been a long day
    it’s 8:30 am 
  • i’ve been talking a lot so i’m gonna stop someone else take over
  • good job dad you suck
  • i want to be hypnotized to forget this life 
  • i’m sorry but juice boxes are the height of sophistication
  • are there twelve months in the year or twenty four? wait no there’s twenty four hours in the day. …..oh god
  • either way you’re going to feel like a powerful sorceress 
AP World History Essay Tips

3 essays in two hours. Crazy, right? Here are some tips to help you for each essay.

DBQ: 40 minutes + 10 minutes for reading documents

  • Use and analyze all the documents given in your essay.
  • Don’t simply quote/paraphrase a document- analyze. Explain how the document’s meaning supports your thesis.
  • Analyze point of view in 2+ documents. Determine how who the person is affects what is in the document.
  • You need one additional document, but it’s safe to write two in case one is not written properly.
  • Try to bring in some relevant historical evidence if at all possible.

CCOT: 40 minutes

  • I use a timeline to plan out this essay. That way, you stay in the time period given in the prompt. I put changes on top (marking dates if I can remember them) and continuities below.
  • Analyze global context/historical context. Bring in information from other regions outside the prompt.
  • Analyze reasons for continuity/change. You’ll get credit for saying what changed or stayed the same, but do your best to explain why those changes/continuities occurred.

Comparative: 40 minutes

  • Make sure you pick the right regions and time frame from the prompt.
  • Make clear, direct comparisons between regions. (exm. “Slave labor was widely used in Rome, while in Han China, agricultural labor relied on peasants.)
  • Analyze reasons for similarities/differences. Again, it’s nice to list the similarities/differences, but it’s better to explain why those occurred.

Other tips and tricks

  • You’re going to have to know information for the CCOT and Comparative essays from the top of your head. Review your textbook, notes, study books (5 Steps to a 5, Strive for a 5, Cracking the AP World History Exam) or watch Crash Course (x).
  • PLAN PLAN PLAN. Even if you don’t feel like you have enough time, try and plan out your essay and organize your thoughts. That way, writing will be easier because you know exactly what to write.
  • Don’t dawdle. It seems simple, but try to stay focused.
  • The recommended times (for total work on an essay and planning times) are actually accurate and good guidelines. Try not to spend more than 5 minutes planning and 35 minutes writing.
  • Get a good night’s rest- i.e., don’t cram all night. That’s no good. Also, eat a nice breakfast. (I think we’ve all done enough standardized testing to know this.)
  • Don’t panic. You know a lot of stuff- you’ve been learning all year! Just calm down, breathe, and show the AP readers that you know what you’re talking about.
  • Throughout the exam, you may not know everything. This isn’t a memorization test- make comparisons and inferences from things you know. You may not know much about the Gupta empire, but you probably know it’s in India- which was primarily Hindu. And you know a lot about Hinduism.

The best of luck to you all tomorrow morning!



The Mickiewicz Legion was a group of Polish radical revolutionaries who went to Italy (Rome, Milano, Genoa,…) in order to fight after the Polish revolution failed. Their leader was a feminist poet with an interesting hair style. I couldn’t find many sources on them so most of it is Wikipedia, so if I have some Polish followers who can give me more info that would be amazing!

smrdis  asked:

hi cherry, i was wondering which signs are the moat cynical when it comes to horoscope

hey…. this is Sagittarius… which is interesting considering that astrology is found in the 9th house. but skeptism is good for astrology, it’s what has kept it so prevalent century to century, we can try and test the theory, astrology is an experience of life, not so much a study bc u cannot separate yourself from it, this is what makes it also so sagittarius - it involves the higher mind and lower mind, logical, physical experience, and historical relevance. sagittarians typicaly dont believe in ghosts because they’ve ‘never seen one’, but if they could just hold on in their hands and mould it… they can do this with astrology. sagittarius can become the skeptic or the sorcerer. though its their inherent doubt in everything that keeps them exploring, questioning and discovering. sagittarius refuse to hear what they don’t see with their own eyes, or integrate unless they have experienced it firsthand.  they doubt, they doubt and doubt, and analyse and they do not believe until they have EXPERIENCED it personally and felt it intimately. they prefer to see so they can believe. they must participate in astrology, see it manifest in real life and have the logical transcript behind it to be relevant. this is why if a sag says they are not interested in astrology i won’t push the subject ( i don’t really anyway) but with sag i know nothing i say will change their minds,astrology is already moving for them..obvious in their approach to it, sagittarians are too opportunistic to miss a chance at mental expansion, so if its meant to be it will be…


Theories on Cortana...

A few weeks ago I referenced this quote in an earlier post about Edom: When they arrived in the mirrored city of a destroyed Alicante Alec tells them Edom’s story (COHF 482-483): “They didn’t have seraph blades; they hadn’t developed them. It doesn’t look like they had Iron Sisters or Silent Brothers, either. They had blacksmiths, and they developed some sort of weapon, something they thought might help them.”


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Happy Blackout!!! The top photo is in honor of the  50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party of Self Defense. The last picture was taken at the opening of the African American of History and Culture’s opening where Public Enemy, Living Colour, and The Roots performed. (Jacket by Reformed School). (Photo creds in order : @jamesjuly@36chambersof-oldirtybae, Paul Holston) (also I wear the jacket more for historical relevance than for gender)

Transgender vs "Transracial"

The difference between gender and race is that although they are both social constructs, gender has a historical basis in personal identity. Gender has been a part of cultural identity throughout a vast amount of ethnic groups, and many of these groups have lived gender in complex ways throughout time before colonization.

For example, an ethnic group in Indonesia called the Bugis have historically believed in 5 genders. Another example is the Two Spirit identity in certain Native American tribes that praise gender fluid people as wise leaders.

This proves that there is no true concept of what gender inherently is because historically gender fluidity has been a true, lived experience. We have never been born as a gender, but Eurocentric ideals have imposed the way we think that people are either one or the other and that people “change” genders. Gender is a social construct but it is also a LIVED experience that we feel within ourselves. As a social construct, it is not based in actual face or science that the binary is a true and accurate way of living gender, but it is created on ideas of being based on our bodies at birth.

Race, on the other hand, is created simply to label people based on ethnicity and skin color. It has no historical relevance in identity, only in categorization. In modern day we only identify with racial labels because of the social implications of race. In pre-colonial times we didn’t have “race,” we were simply just people. Race is simply defined as a construct, with implications only socially. There is no LIVED experience of race. It didn’t exist at all until colonization.

A trans person’s life will change drastically due to presentation and identity, no matter if they are trans male, trans female, no binary, etc.

A person of color will NEVER be seen as a white person. Certainly, there are light skinned people of color. But regardless, no person of color will ever receive the true benefits of white privileges. I could never just go around calling myself white and reap the same benefits granted from that privilege.

Honestly the idea of “transracial” is incredibly transphobic because it erases the lived experience of gender. Please don’t believe for a second people can be transracial, because race can never be changed for every individual person.

anonymous asked:

are there different connotations for te amo vs te quiero?

There usually are.

In most contexts, te quiero is the basic “I love you” and you can use it for friends, family, relatives, and can be used in romantic or more platonic or friend-love. Couples do use it, but you can also say it to family members.

Saying te amo is almost always interpreted as dramatic and romantic love in modern Spanish and is really only something you’d use for couples or romantic love. It’s not something you would use for your family members because then it would have weird incest connotations.

I think it has something to do with the way that querer is linked to the idea of “dear” while amar is “beloved”. In letters to close friends you’d write querido/a for “dear” [for not friends or for business things you say estimado/a “dear” which is literally “honorable”]. The use of amado/a is “beloved” and is a term of endearment for romantic partners.

There’s some more to querer in cultural contexts for romantic/sexual things vs. amar but that’s much more historical and not totally relevant to the modern day.

Image from:
Raymond Stephanson, The Eighteenth Century,  Vol. 38, No. 2 (SUMMER 1997), pp.151-170

Stephanson’s ‘Epicoene Friendship’ paradigm provides some context for romantic male friendships in the eighteenth century, and at face-value it fits the Hamilton/Laurens relationship startlingly well, but it should be noted that these conventions were out-dated by the 1770s by the shifting standards of masculinity, so the fact that Hamilton and Laurens were still adhering to a similar model either means they were overly-affectionate dorks trying to act like the old-school millennial bros that came before them, or they were just really gay and pretty bad at hiding it.

fdeviant  asked:

Hey there! I really enjoyed your recent post about the differences between magic as a whole and witchcraft. In that post you used a host of terms for magical practitioners (sorcerer, witch, magician). I was wondering if you could provide some of the definitions/distinctions between these common terms based on your experiences/research. I've looked into multiple times for use in my own practices and also in my writing, but I'm looking for a little more specificity if possible. Thanks!

I will try to specify to the best of my ability. Just remember that these terms are not concrete and are ever shifting. It’s very difficult to pin the terms down. 
I’ll also be giving terms relevant to historical/folkloric sources. Modern practitioners may not agree with them. 

Cunning Folk- A practitioner of folk magic who uses their abilities for the general public. The public may approach them with payment, and in return they will give them charms, spells, protection, etc. Some are noted to curse as well ad cure, just to have a wide variety of options for their customers. Very similar to a witch, but lacks certain qualities, or should I say, has certain qualities that a witch does not. Cunning folk were considered human, or at least humane, while witches were often not thought to be so. 

Witch- A practitioner of a certain brand of magic called Witchcraft. However, there is a separation in folklore between those who use witchcraft and witches. Witches have undergone a certain transformation, a metaphorical death, or an initiation. They are known for being familiar with magic of a darker brand, but are just as apt and familiar with magics of a lighter persuasion. Again, the division between cunning folk and witches is hard to draw in certain environments, but the deciding factor usually is selfishness. A witch functions for their own means. Motivations of amusement, revenge, or distaste are often the reasons behind their cursing of the people, at least in folklore.

Sorcerer- A magician of a darker or more grave inclination. Many consider sorcery and witchcraft to be interchangeable terms. Personally, I find the word to imply more involvement with high magic than folk magic. I do however agree on its likeness to witchcraft. Whether it is the same thing, I cannot say. In any case, it is agreed upon that the term refers to a darker practitioner. 

Warlock- These days ‘warlock’ is the term referred to someone who was banished from a modern coven. In Scotland, the word is simply used to refer to a male witch. The word is not extremely popular anymore and many male witches tend to stick to the gender neutral term ‘witch’. 

Magician- Simply put, a practitioner of some kind of magic. This term does not imply an inclination towards light or dark. In certain environments, the word often implies the preference of high magic with the practitioner, such as in ancient Egypt. 

Folk Magician- A practitioner of magic who seeks to affect and control the physical world through charms and spells. As its name tells, it is the magic practiced among the common folk. It does not make use of elaborate ingredients, specially crated tools, or extremely complex rituals. Instead, it utilizes plants, powders, rocks, bones, written spells, and charms. These spells and charms are used to draw love, heal, protect, curse, find lost objects, etc. This is the magic most often utilized by the cunning folk and witches in the past. However, they did sometimes use the second section of magic as well, which brings me to-

High Magician- A practitioner of magic who seeks to control and affect the subtler forces (spirits, deities, etc) through elaborate tools, ceremonies, and words of power. High magic is also known as ‘ceremonial magic’ and ‘learned magic’ (a term which has caused many arguments for those who don’t know what it means). The ceremonial magic they practice has influenced many streams of modern witchcraft. The use of specific ritual tools, magical words, names of God, sacred geometry, and old grimoires is their specialty. In the past, High Magic was reserved for the socially elite, those who served kings and Pharaohs.