On November 19th 1869 a riot broke out at Surgeons Hall Edinburgh.

Sophia Jex-Blake, Isabel Thorne, Edith Pechey, Matilda Chaplin, Helen Evans, Mary Anderson, and Emily Bovell were studying medicine at Edinburgh University, at a time when most of the establishment considered the idea of women undergraduates, let alone doctors, preposterous. 

Several hundred male students pelted the women with mud and rubbish as they arrived. The women struggled through the crowd until a supporter unbolted a door to hurry them inside. The rioters shoved a live sheep, used by the medical faculty, into the exam hall, causing further chaos. Jex-Blake was later sued by a student, Mr Craig, who she claimed was at the root of the riot, but she defended his claim. The court awarded him one farthing instead of the £1,000 he sought in damages and the case was seen as a victory for the Edinburgh Seven. Public support for the women started to grow with a report in The Scotsman urging “all…men…to come forward and express… their detestation of the proceedings which have characterised and dishonoured the opposition to ladies pursuing the study of medicine in Edinburgh.”

The decision to allow them to study was later overturned on an appeal by Claud Muirhead, Senior Assistant Physician at the Royal Infirmary, supported by around 200 students. Unable to graduate, the battle moved to London. Jex-Blake was instrumental is setting up the London School of Medicine for Women. In 1876, the Enabling Bill gave medical examining bodies the right to admit women. Jex-Blake and Pechey did their MD in Berne, Switzerland, then sat the Irish exams with the College of Physicians in Dublin, finally becoming registered doctors in Britain. In 1877, Jex-Blake opened Edinburgh School of Medicine for Women and Edinburgh Hospital and Dispensary for Women the following year.

A plaque marking the work of the Edinburgh Seven was unveiled last year and now hangs in Surgeon’s Hall. The date differs on sources. 


“ … as for your request to stay… normally I would tell creatures like yourself to leave immediately, as such darkness would turn anyone to madness.

You, however… have a strong willed air about you. As such… my warning is merely words in the end. Do as you wish, whether you heed them or not…

… just don’t do anything suspicious. Understood? “

Watch on

Tegnap Jet Airways 118 (BOM-LHR, VT-JEX, Boeing 777-300ER) nem erőltette a kommunikációt a német irányítással, kapott maga mellé két Eurofightert díszkíséretnek.

Az egészet felvette egy British Airways pilóta.

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After an endless struggle as an ignored street musician fails to help C Jay gather funds necessary to save their dogs from illness, they agree to be a test patient for a covert government funded research program. When the experiment goes awry, C Jay is left with a juxtaposition of powers that are beyond their control. Newly named Cosma Jex (Cosmic Juxtaposition), they become a part of an elite group of individuals who take on the mantle of protecting those who require them. 

Superhero Name: Cosma Jex, CJ

Powers and Abilities: Fire manipulation, water manipulation, soil manipulation, wind manipulation (elemental powers), sub-level sound manipulation

I hope you like it <3 

Sophia Jex-Blake (1840-1912) was the first practicing female doctor in Scotland, and the leader of the campaign which saw the first female students accepted to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh. All throughout her life she was a devoted militant for medical education for women and other feminist issues.

She was motivated to secure access to education and careers in medicine for women after visiting several schools in the United States, and constantly applied to universities in Scotland and lobbied at a national level until she was accepted, along with six other women, in 1869. The group was met with much hostility and even violence by male students, but she persevered and eventually opened a practice which provided vital care to poor women.
Why Detroit Has the Largest Satanist Temple Chapter in the US
The "largest public satanic ceremony in history" took place Saturday in Detroit, a city that has the largest and oldest chapter of a national Satanist organization.
By ABC News

Since I hail from the Motor City, I, being who I am, felt somewhat compelled to finally weigh in. Congratulations should go to the Detroit Satanic Temple for staging one of the largest and most unshockingly ostentatious spectacles of self-publicity of its kind. Truly nothing more or less than that was accomplished. Oh, aside from this: thanks should also go to the Temple for finalizing its absolute appropriation of the Baphomet in the minds of the mainstream public. 

“Baphomet was chosen for the statue because of the contemporary recognition of it as a satanic figure…” says Jex Blackmore, temple founder.

I gather that’s a pseudonym.  

I realize the Temple’s stated goal was to make a political message. I also realize their intended goal was to shock and offend certain people. I myself am neither shocked nor offended. But I will say this. There are those outside of Christianity who may frown upon secular humanists once again appropriating and misrepresenting a symbol of deep-seated occult and spiritual significance for use as a prop in the mass distribution and consumption of their message. Within the full span of history, Baphomet actually has about as much to do with Satanism, their brand or otherwise, as the Easter Bunny has to do with the true meaning of Easter. Though to be clear, the Satanic Temple is the Easter bunny of this analogy.