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The Original Black Feminist
This video is dedicated to a long forgotten Movement called the New Negro Woman Movement which lasted from the late 1890's until the early 1920's.

This Movement was not just in America because it was an International campaign that pushed for Black Women to be seen as dignified ladies with the utmost respect in a time when many still looked at the Black Woman like she was the same rag tag mistress that many were during chattel slavery. 

The New Negro Women may have been influenced heavily by Wealthy class European standards but it was indeed the Predecessor to both the Black Nationalist, and Pan-African Movements that would take the World by storm during the 1920’s.

J, Just Leave It!

Requested by Anon : Could you do a kinda fluffy oneshot pls? Like the readers got her time of the month & visually she just gets more angry & J loves it but she’s really emotional one month and loses it (like emotionally) in the middle of a heist. She is annoyed at herself all night and J finally shows his slightly caring side to her, by comforting her or something pls? I know it’s kinda out of character for him so if you don’t wanna that’s cool i was jw thanks

Warnings: Fluff & out of character Joker.


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Okay so maybe I lied a bit in the last post but now I’ll post them!
Tiffany- “Tiffany is a college student who’s looking for a way to start paying off her student loans, but can’t seem to find a decent part time gig.”
Aiko- “Aiko is looking for a way to fill her days after recently being fired from her job as a university professor for sexual misconduct with her students.”
Kyanna- “Kyanna is a fitness buff who’s looking for a fun way to provide for her family that ideally makes a lot more money than hairdressing.”
Audrey- “Audrey started messing with hard drugs after having her heart broken by her last boyfriend and now she needs a way to feed her awesome coke habit.”
Lola- “Lola is a flight attendant who is sick of dealing with annoying passengers and is thinking it just might be time for a career change.”
Nikki- “Nikki is a shy need girl who started out streaming video games but quickly realized how much more money she could make by showing the goods”
Jessie- “Jessie is a porn star who’s looking for other opportunities in the industry now that her age is starting to show and she doesn’t get as many film offers.”
Beli- “Beli was a conservative yoga instructor until recently when she discovered her true sexual nature and frankly, she’s kind of a freak.”
Nora- “Nora is a badass birch who grew up on the streets slingin’ rock to get by. She’s out of the game now but the rent isn’t gonna pay itself”
Lillian- “Lillian is a gothed-out brat who hangs out at the mall and does pretty much anything her parents disapprove of just to piss them off.”
Candace-“Candace is kind of an airhead who just goes along with whatever people say. She’s a professional stripper with big fake tits. Deep.”
Renee- “Renee escaped her hometown and moved out west to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress. She’s working her way up; you gotta start somewhere”
Sarah-“Sarah is an unbearable weeaboo who thinks she’s Japanese and calls herself "Suki”. She’s the worst. But she’s still kinda hot in that weird way"
Nadia- “Nadia is a self described Russian sex goddess who used to provide sadistic and domineering escorting services to wealthy European men”
Brooke- “Brooke is a wife, mother, and business woman who seeks out attention online from young men because her boring husband leaves her drier than a desert.”
Lailani- “Lailani moved from the pacific to get away from her strict family and live by her rules. She acts shy but she knows what she’s doing.”
Zoey- “Zoey is an insufferable millennial who tries a little too hard to be unique. She sexually identifies as a cybernetic android”
Marlena- “Marlena is a Brazilian bombshell who basically coasts through life on her bang in’ good looks. She’s very confident and extremely narcissistic”

In the early 20th century, german and british companies dominated the lucrative transport of immigrants from Europe to North America. Therefore the french CGT decided to stay out from this sort of bussines and began to build ships designed for another kind of passengers: wealthy Americans and Europeans. The ships were luxurious and offered a flawless service. The food on board quicky gained widespread fame.

The first one of this new category of ocean liners was the SS France. Launched in 1910, her maiden voyage passed mostly unnoticed sine it started only a few days after the famous sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912 (the France was the first ship which, as a reaction to this catastrophe, had enough life boats on board). Although she was smaller than many of the ships of her time, she offered more first class facilities than bigger ships and had a opulent design. She survived the war and continued to service succesfully on the North Atlantic. To her regular clients she was known as “The Versailles of the Atlantic”.  Her career ended in 1935 when, after the great depression, her age didn’t permit a profitable service anymore and she was scrapped.

However, her success became a model for future french ships: the CGT from now on would concentrate more on luxury than on speed or capacity.

Source: Wikipedia

YA Lit Meme: [1/5] Protagonists » Kat Bishop (Ally Carter’s Heist Society)

Any other student might have flinched in that bright spotlight, but from the moment Katarina Bishop set foot on the Colgan campus, she’d been something of an enigma. Some said she’d gained her last-minute slot because she was the daughter of an incredibly wealthy European businessman who had made a very generous donation. Some looked at her perfect posture and cool demeanor, rolled her first name across their tongues, and assumed that she was Russian royalty—one of the last of the Romanovs.
Some called her a hero; others called her a freak.
Everyone had heard a different story, but no one knew the truth—that Kat really had grown up all over Europe, but she wasn’t an heiress. That she did, in fact, have a Fabergé egg, but she wasn’t a Romanov. Kat herself could have added a thousand rumors to the mill, but she stayed quiet, knowing that the only thing no one would believe was the truth.

anonymous asked:

yeah ok there's not white race right. then theres no white privilege and everything that comes along with that. brilliant you guys. thats what i meant: the social implications of saying theres no white race

Wrong, Anon.  While race is a completely made-up social construct with zero scientific value or basis in the real world, social constructs have real-world implications when they’re used to develop a hierarchical ranking of people, which in turn is used to privilege some groups over others.  This isn’t race, but rather racism. We hope you can see this crucial distinction.

As we just pointed out, racism is a social construct invented by wealthy European elites around the 17th century as a way to prevent the poor indentured Europeans working in their colonies in the Americas from uniting with African slaves & displaced indigenous peoples to fight for their common interests against those elites.  This was a serious concern for the elites (see the history of Black Seminoles as one example of what happened), who depended on the labour, obedience, and resources of all three groups to enrich them through their continued pillaging and theft.

Racism persists because the powers-that-be continue to benefit from dividing people who have more interests in common with each other than with the wealthy few that exploit them.  For example, Henry Ford’s segregation of Dearborn (for “whites”) and Inkster (”for blacks”) being one glaring example of this.   Or for a more recent example, the scapegoating of other ethnicities or “races” by right-wing political leaders/parties.

Another way to think of it: race was supposed to explain who people are, but it turned out to be a totally invalid way of doing that.  Racism is something that’s done to people - giving or taking away benefits & privileges based on an arbitrary, random, and ever-changing list of physical features, language, geography, religion, ethnicity, and culture.

Prayer nuts are small spherical wooden objects that can be opened to reveal remarkably ornate relief carvings of biblical events. Prayer nuts were a luxury for pious and wealthy Northern Europeans during the 16th century. The objects are now rare and reside in a few museums around the world

Recommended Elsanna fanfiction second edition

I promised to do this list, so there we go:

Also, I only put one story per each author, so I recommend to check out other works of these talented people.

Let’s get first three, the most popular fics, which I guess I don’t need to introduce, out of the way(and which I heartily recommend to anyone who have not read them yet):

Tempest  Word was, the war in Arendelle lasted less than a day. “There’s just one thing, and if you agree, I can promise Arendelle leniency.” Elsa nodded at Anna. “I want her.” (AU, Elsa is raised as a weapon of war and Anna becomes her unwilling guest.) Elsanna, but not incest.

A Formal Arrangement  AU. Elsa and Anna are the heiresses of different kingdoms and are married as a result of a betrothal arranged years prior. No incest, but definitely Elsanna.

A Snowflake in Spring  After her brother Hans is institutionalized, Anna makes it her mission to visit him whenever she can. The sooner he comes home, the sooner everything will go back to normal. She wasn’t expecting to meet the asylum’s resident ‘Ice Queen,’ who refuses to speak or acknowledge anyone… except Anna.

Now, let’s start the fun, in no particular order(I put fics that were updated in the last month): (click read more for Elsanna goodness)

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Q and A about PM tidbits

[The following texts are from a conversation on my profile on dA but I believe the questions refer to the data I posted on the Info tumblr of PM. The questions are quite interesting so I have decided to post my answers here as well…]


* Does Sun have a human name? If so, what is it?

You can also just call him ‘Sol’. Since it is an actual real name 

* In Saturn’s A.L.I.A.S description, you only put in “Kronan.” Does he have a last name?

Still unknown as of now

* You said in Mars’s character description that his hair was dyed, in that case, what’s his natural hair color?

Grey (but don’t tell him that)
His hair is a reference to the red rusty dust covering Mars as we see it now

* Can you possibly give me a list of the main characters’ ideal types of lovers? I kinda need it for my story… Please?

Sol: ((Sol thinks like a romance novel ))
Mercury: “Strong but gentle… and I hope they are shorter than me”
Venus: “Someone 'graceful’ and not a dumbass.”
Earth: “Somebody who has great chemistry with me~ =w= Also, someone who could 'boss’ me around.”
Mars: “Someone who is pretty cool. It’s a plus if they have the similar hobby as me!!!”
Jupiter: “Cute, gentle, petite and has a 'motherlike’ personality.”
Saturn: “Somebody who is funny and is willing to talk to me…even if I don’t talk much.”
Uranus: “Someone who is 'hard to get’.”
Neptune: “I would like someone not weird.”
Pluto: “Somebody warm and passionate.”

Just ask if you want a character to be added

* Does Uranus act any different around a person he likes? Aside from the fact that he normally gets out of character?

Uranus is more pushy when it comes to those he likes.

-Related to that question, do any of the other characters act different around the person they like?

Sol: acts like someone 'cool’ and somebody to 'look up to"
Mercury: acts more manly so they will not be mistaken as schoolgirls lol
Venus: tsundere
Earth: more serious and doesn’t seem like an idiot
Mars: you cannot tell
Jupiter: smiling and drops weird lines
Saturn: talks a bit more than usual
Neptune: acts like a 'pretty cool serious guy’ but becomes tsundere when you see past it
Pluto: becomes more reserve and stiff

* If the characters were human, what would they be like? I mean, what’s their nationality, favorite food/drink, job, etc…

er.. that’s a hard question.
let’s see….

Sol: I could see him as a wealthy European, owner of a vast vineyard, always drink wine and eat fancy food and has a Mediterranean summerhouse //haha
Mercury: Asian who lives in an apartment for one person, a worker of some small company… may model part-time too
Venus: Secretary of some influencial person, and would have an aura of sophistication. Likes fine dining but only choses few invitations.
Earth: Photographer of a magazine or an astronomer. I also consider an environmentalist.
Mars: American forest ranger, would love hiking too and eat some canned food in camp
Jupiter: Hunter in some harsh mountain range with hunting dogs, I guess… Would like warm soup too.
Saturn: cosplayer or a Visual Kei singer (joke)…. I guess an artist or prop designer of some fancy movie studio
Uranus: A scientist in Antarctica, possibly European
Neptune: A scientist near the Arctic circle or an ocean scientist. He also likes salmon.
Pluto: A quiet writer living in a cabin in a snowy place. Loves a cup of warm coffee.

* What does Mars look like in the morning, exactly? 

he looks like a hobo

* What are the human names of the gender-
bent characters?

I haven’t really though about it… but here are some I can see their names could be 

Sol: Eleonor
Mercury: Nina (it means 'small-child’ lol)
Venus: Allen
Earth: still Terry (it’s a unisex name)
Mars: Jessie
Jupiter: Dahlia or Anne (Annie)
Saturn: Serena
Uranus: Erika
Neptune: Jenny (from Johann and John, names of some of Neptune’s discoverers)
Pluto: Venetia

* You said that Saturn’s singing voice sounded like the Underworld. What exactly do you mean by that?