reproductive.

elinoriii  asked:

talk aroace pidge to me

You’ve been waiting so long omg I’m so sorry :///

So!

  • Pidge adopting/fixing up an entire gaggle of lil robots and naming them all after historical space probes/rovers (Curiosity, Juno, Cassini, Voyager, etc)
  • Pidge giving absolutely ridiculous responses when anyone asks for dating or relationship advice
    • “Build them a nest out of dryer lint”
    • “Run laps around the Castle all day to show off your reproductive fitness”
    • “Elbow licking is the quickest and most romantic way into someone’s heart”
  • Pidge starts to loudly blow raspberries in the background whenever Lance attempts to flirt, much to Lance’s annoyance
    • Lance retaliates by bursting in on Pidge working on the Green Lion and yelling Spanish song lyrics at the top of his lungs until Pidge gives up working in frustration and yells back in joual
    • It quickly devolves into all-out war
  • Pidge and Keith being “humans are weird I don’t understand them sometimes” buddies
  • Pidge being totally oblivious to being flirted with (which incidentally makes them the most likely candidate for the “accidentally married to an alien” trope)
  • Pidge really liking casual contact and affection and feeling safe and surrounded, so the others naturally start always standing with Pidge in the middle of the group, and hugs and back pats and casually holding hands or carrying Pidge on shoulders become common
    • Imagine Shiro doing push-ups with Pidge on his back or Hunk walking around with Pidge clinging to him like a koala

Anyone feel free to add on!

so Tim Kaine is Catholic, and believes that abortion is wrong but that it ought to be legal and access ought to be protected. I talked with someone today who felt very strongly that this is Not Good Enough, that ‘it’s wrong but I’ll let you do it anyway’ cannot possibly be confidence-inspiring for people worried about reproductive rights and that it’s reasonable to insist on Democratic candidates that hold that abortion is fine, not just that it’s a sin one should be not be impeded in committing.

and I have a lot of respect for that perspective, but also I cannot think of any trait more important to me in politicians than the willingness to say “I think that this is wrong and I have no business making laws about it.” There are lots of things that are morally wrong but should totally be legal, because prison is also morally wrong, and our bar for ‘worth outlawing’ should be set very, very high.

So I find it very reassuring that Tim Kaine thinks abortion is wrong and abortion rights matter; it’s from that vein of thought that we will eventually get drugs and sex work legalized and eventually build a society with less of a mass incarceration problem. It is critically necessary to build a society where people who genuinely have deep-seated moral disagreements can actually live side-by-side.

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This wedding gown was designed by Walter Plunket for David O.Selznick’s 1939 Gone with the Wind.  The costume was worn on Vivien Leigh as Scarlet O’Hara, though it only appears on screen for a brief time. The next year when Selznick was searching for a costume for Joan Fontaine to wear in the 1940 film Rebecca, he had her try on a couple of pieces from Gone with the Wind. This gown ultimately was not chosen for use in the film, but the screen test with Joan wearing the dress still exists.

This costume, as well as several others from Gone With the Wind are now housed at the Harry Ransom Center. They are in extremely fragile condition and are not on display. However, in 1987 the center had reproductions of the originals made. You can learn more about the gowns and the collection here.

Costume Credit: Angela, James

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FEMINISM IS TOXIC - PART 9

‘’NOT ALL WOMEN WANT KIDS’’ 

Trigger warning: sarcasm. 

I was a strong believer in the statement ‘not all women want kids’ for many years. Before I was a feminist, during my brief time of insanity (when I was a feminist) and up until 2 days ago.

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there are issues where there is some room for compromise, but women’s* health and safety is not one of them

* and others’, but reproductive rights are a referendum on the personhood of all women as a class

anonymous asked:

what is the purpose of kagura?

Hi! Kagura, or sacred dance, originates from Ame no Uzume no Mikoto. The deity of mirth, happiness, dawn, and revelry. 

It comes from the cave myth where, after her brother Susanoo no Mikoto caused lots of difficulties in her realm, he finally did the worst thing - he threw a skinned sacred pony through the roof of Amaterasu Omikami’s sacred weaving hall, where she and her younger sister and attendants created sacred garments. Her younger sister Wakahirume no Mikoto was hit by the pony, and fell onto the weaving loom at such a force it pierced through her reproductive areas and killed her. (In some myths it is an unnamed weaving maiden/attendant who is killed in this way. And in some myths it is Amaterasu Omikami herself who is injured (not stated where or how) but not killed).

Due to this incident, Amaterasu Omikami, seeing her deceased sister (or attendant/or after being injured herself) and the skinned pony - blood all over as well - she fell  into shock, disgust, anger, and grief. She cried and ran into the Heavenly Rock Cave - Ama no Iwato, and shut herself inside with a large boulder. 

This caused a long-lasting darkness to overcome everything. Plants began to sulk and wither and the Kami were concerned about the crops of food and livelihood. When they found out Susanoo no Mikoto had done this, they shaved his beard (his pride and manhood), and ripped his fingernails from the cuticle (a very old and brutal way of exile). And was banished from Takamagahara (land of the Heavenly Kami (Amatsukami) to the land of the Kunitsukami (Earthly kami) at Izumo. In that time, the Amatsukami and Kunitsukami did not get along or were together, so it was like sending him off to another clan to essentially be killed or not accepted. However - this did not occur to him, thankfully. (Later on in the myths, he marries Kushinadahime, a Kunitsukami, and redeems himself heroically)

So after Susanoo no Mikoto was exiled, the Amatsukami tried to plan how to bring Amaterasu Omikami back. There were many ideas created by Omoikane no Mikoto, the deity of wisdom. He said to put roosters at the cave so their crowing would make Amaterasu Omikami think dawn was here, and she would have to come out.

Then, Ame no Futodama no Mikoto performed divination on his ideas with the ancient Oracle Bone method, and how to execute the plans of Omoikane no Mikoto. Upon the divination results, they learned to raise a large Sakaki tree in front of the cave.

Sacred cloth from her weaving hall was put on the tree, and Tamanoya-no-Mikoto (the deity of jewel-making, who made magatama for the Amatsukami), strung very long strands of magatama jewels across the branches. 

 Ishikoridome-no-Mikoto (the deity of mirrors and clarity, and self-reflection) then created the Yata no Kagami , the most important and sacred mirror which is still ensrhined today at Ise Kotaijingu - and hung it on the tree to show Amaterasu Omikami-sama her face upon her exit from the cave.

Then, Ame no Koyane no Mikoto (the deity of words and prayers) began to chant prayers/norito to incite Amaterasu Omikami to come out


The origin of Kagura in the main point:

Once everything was ready, then, Ame no Uzume no Mikoto overturned a wooden washtub, and began to dance with bells (now modern days kagura suzu - kagura bells), and a sakaki branch. She danced and danced and fell into a divine trance, opening up her clothing to expose her breasts and pubic hair. The Kami, upon seeing this dance, uproared with laughter at it’s vitality and slight absurd nature.

Amaterasu Omikami heard this laughing, and she peeked out from the cave. She asked, “What makes you all laugh so much, when I am here in the cave and there is darkness?”

To which Ame no Uzume no Mikoto responded, “There’s a better kami than you who has come! And she shines much more beautifully and radiant than you ever did!”

Amaterasu Omikami, feeling embarrassed, flustered, and overwhelmed by curiosity to see who could have possibly replaced her, forgot about her sadness for the moment and reached out more, looking farther.

That’s when she noticed her reflection in the mirror. Bright, beautiful, dazzling, she thought, “Who is that?” while caught up in her reflection, she was about to realize it was her and despair and retreat, but …

Suddenly, the big burly hand of Ame no Tajikarao caught her arm and dragged her out into the open, restoring light. 


At the same time,  before she could struggle away, Futodama no Mikoto brought across the shimenawa, known today as the rice straw rope that marks off sacred areas, across the cave entrance, and said, “You now cannot pass through this rope!” Then finally, light was restored to the world. 


The traditional thinking in Japan is that this represented the solar eclipse. Some modern Western scholars believe it is the usual solar cult belief connected to the Winter Solstice, the death and rebirth of the Sun. I do not believe that is so accurate however. I believe it was a true spiritual event, and possibly even physical event - but connected later by priests to the solar eclipse, because during this time we can realize just how much we need the sun’s warmth and blessings - eternal darkness will be no good for humanity. 


I know I went on a long story about the cave myth - but to understand the entire context of Ame no Uzume no Mikoto’s sacred dance, is to understand the origins of kagura.

Kagura originated from her dance into the more sacred, mild and reformed nature it is today. While it is not to incite laughter, it is a ritualistic dance now performed to entertain the Kami as an offering to them, alongside the Gagaku, sacred music.  It has an ancient tradition from this long ago, and why items such as branches, bells, and fans (another traditional item of Ame no Uzume) is used in today’s Kagura. 





listen I get that it’s a political label but I refuse to call anyone who supports restricted access or no access to abortion “pro life” when their platform endangers and kills many, many people, when it killed approximately 120,000 people in Canada from unsafe abortions alone (Globe and Mail, Illegal Abortion, 1990; Childbirth By Choice Trust, No Choice: Women Tell Their Stories Of Illegal Abortion, 1998) let alone the number of deaths that occurred due to unsafe childbirth that could have been avoided had abortion access been secured earlier, and when it still endangers millions and kills tens of thousands of people every year (World Health Organization, Preventing Unsafe Abortion).  Not when abortion legislation is intended to target women and attacks on womens’ bodily autonomy have far-reaching implications for all women of all different backgrounds and reproductive abilities. Lack of bodily autonomy and safe access to adequate healthcare kills women in many different ways, and it kills people who aren’t women too and those people are important, I just want to be clear that the primary intended targets of this war on the right to healthcare, bodily autonomy, and LIFE - THE ACTUAL RIGHT TO LIFE - are women, because this has always been rooted in misogyny. 

anyway the “pro life” platform is fundamentally about death and there are millions of dead people whose bodies and souls have been the sacrificial lambs for the hypothetical scenarios that anti-choicers value over other human beings actual lives (I say “other human beings” because statistically anti-choicers do have abortions and feel that they should just be the special exceptions, source on that here). I’m not going to respect that by calling it the term that they’d adopted and neither should you. 

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My gentleman friend paid me a visit and discovered THIS on my stovetop. He did not run away in terror. What a champ!

(I was in the process of ‘rescuing’ the nice glass eyes, which had been thoroughly plastered into a not-very-nice reproduction / fake-antique doll head. Hence, a Grand Guignol of body horror in my kitchen.)

Photo credit: Me (Haze Dolly / Aquamarine Dream Vintage)

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The Ghent Altarpiece as it appeared in St. Bavo Cathedral in 1829 is, despite being a lost masterpiece; Jan and Hubert van Eyck’s perhaps most powerful religious symbol, and historically, as important a painting as ever.
At the turn of the 15th century, religious pilgrims flocked to Ghent, Belgium to take in the spirited wonders of the Ghent Altarpiece. Now, art lovers from around the world can examine the work up close and in minute detail through the interactive digital recreation though the genial courtesy of the Getty Research Foundation and the collaboration of many art lovers and connoisseurs. All except for the original Just Judges panel, of course, which the digital copy shows as a distant, greyed out reproduction of the vibrant panel that once hung there and that now remains hidden away, waiting to be found. The Ghent Altarpiece is one of the world’s most abused and threatened artworks, even becoming the center of a tug of love between Hitler and Goring, as of course, it is to the Nazis we owe it to have been defaced of its original vibrancy. It is now 584 years ago, in 1432, that Jan van Eyck put the finishing touches on the large masterpiece that he began with his brother years earlier. The lesser known Hubert van Eyck didn’t live to see the completed magnificence of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, which consisted of 12 panels depicting religious scenes and saints. It was one of the most intricate of oil paintings to ever have been produced, and the result was a powerful and stunning work of religious art.

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anonymous asked:

I've been feeling a little insecure lately about my stomach... The little pooch at the bottom really bugs me :(

That little “pooch” is a totally normal thing that protects our organs, especially the reproductive system for females :) I have it too!!

I think I like Tim Kaine's position on Abortion

He says that his faith drives his personal opinion on Abortion but…. Issues of reproduction and intimacy are personal and should be decided by individuals, not the government.

I honestly don’t know much about him but my first impressions are good.

Group of People on Mission Dock by Wisconsin Historical Images
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Five ladies and one man standing on Mission Dock holding picnic baskets and umbrellas. For more information about this image, click here: www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/fullRecord.asp?id=48408 To browse a featured gallery of Photographs from the Apostle Islands click here: www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/feature/apostle/ Did You Know? The Wisconsin Historical Society produces giclée print reproductions made from high-resolution scans of original source material from its holdings. Custom orders are printed on matte or semigloss papers using large format printers and archival pigmented inks. All print sale proceeds directly benefit the acquisition, preservation and maintenance of the physical and online collections. E-mail business manager Lisa Marine for details. For more information, see our FAQ. This image is issued by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Commercial use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Division of Library-Archives. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright.

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HELLO ANGRY FRIEND! I WAS OBSERVING YOUR CONVERSATION ABOUT TROLL BREEDING. TO BE HONEST I DONT KNOW MUCH MYSELF. THE EMPRESS INTENTIONALLY OBSCURES MUCH BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION AND REPLACES IT WITH PROPAGANDA TO REINFORCE THE HEMOSPECTRUM. BUT I’VE LONG SUSPECTED OUR SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MOTHERGRUB IS ONE FORCED BY THE EMPRESS THROUGH THE SAME ORGANIC TECHNOLOGY THAT INTEGRATES OUR HELMSMEN AND ALLOWS US TO STORE DATA ON GRUBS. AFTER ALL, IT DOESN’T MAKE MUCH SENSE FOR ANY SPECIES TO EVOLVE COMPLETE REPRODUCTIVE DEPENDENCY ON A SECOND SPECIES DOES IT? FURTHERMORE TROLL NATURE AS WE KNOW IT, WHICH TENDS TOWARDS SOLITARY PREDATION AND SMALL MATED GROUPS RATHER THAN SWARM OR HERD BEHAVIOR- IMPLIES AT LEAST A HISTORY OF INDIVIDUAL BREEDING RATHER THAN A GROUP SPAWN OR BREEDING SEASON. I MUST ASSUME THEN, AND THIS REALLY IS ALL ASSUMPTION I PRESUME NO EXPERTISE, THAT WERE TROLLS TO ATTEMPT BREEDING INDIVIDUALLY, IF WE ARE EVEN STILL CAPABLE OF IT, THE RESULTS WOULD LIKELY BE WILDLY DIFFERENT FROM THE GRUBS WE ARE FAMILIAR WITH. WE MIGHT GIVE LIVE BIRTH RATHER THAN LAY EGGS. THEY MIGHT SKIP THE LARVAL STAGE ENTIRELY AND BE BORN AS WRIGGLERS RATHER THAN GRUBS, 

I might be mistaken, but it kinda looks like reproductions of both versions of the maquette will be available for purchase. (At nearly $1,000, but what’s money, anyway?)

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Douglas County High School graduation class of 1912 by Douglas County History Research Center
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ACCESSION NUMBER: 1992.001.0678.0105 PHOTOGRAPHER: Unknown DESCRIPTION: Young men in suits and young women in dresses stand and sit in the auditorium of the “old” Douglas County High School (Cantril School) holding diplomas. The stage has a sea shore backdrop. Back Row L to R: Robert Jones – William White – Clark Alford – Edward Peterson – John Briscoe. Middle Row: Elsie Palm Tucker – Helen Bennett – Flossie Day – Ethel Cantril Enderud – Enna Stone Jones – Ruth Freed Campbell – Frances Palm – Myra Wolf Andrews – Ida Lambert. Front Row: Katherine Schultz – Gwendolyn Curtis White. Information about the Douglas County History Research Center and photo reproduction information is available at www.douglascountyhistory.org If you choose to use one of our images, we’d love to know how! Leave a comment below or email us at sboyd@dclibraries.org