nederys  asked:

(3/2) - it's old. when *novels* first came out the Moral Police of the time took it out on women, bc ofc they'd all be hysterical and not know good from bad in reality. if they liked it, they were obv diseased! god forbid someone enjoys something you don't approve of! it's so historically ironic and unaware to pull this bs in fandom, a sexually liberated, female empowered space. i rly can't with these people.

Ha! I missed part three of your question because I was answering the first part! 

Here’s a fun piece of concern trolling. It’s called  "Novel Reading, a Cause of Female Depravity,“ and was published in a British journal in 1797. 

And of course, in Victorian times they moved on from the idea that novels were just bad for a young lady’s morals – they also caused insanity, and diseases of the organs, and all sorts of reproductive issues. 

Men, don’t let your wives and daughters read novels. It’s for their health. I’m worried about them. I’m concerned. This is serious. 

This is really cool.

An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honour in times of war. They also represented a divergence from the traditional ‘housewife’ role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes referred to as female samurai. Significant icons such as Empress Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako are famous examples of onna bugeisha. (x)

  • Taiyang: HAHA, oh man, Qrow, I can't believe I got you to wear a skirt.
  • Qrow: It's not funny, guys.
  • Qrow: I'm gonna get you for this one day.
  • Taiyang: And how are you going to do that?
  • ------Many years later-------
  • Taiyang: *Alone, lost 2 wives and 1.2 daughters, has crippling depression*
  • Qrow: My semblance fucking rules.
The Advice of Umāmah Bint Al-Hārith to her Daughter Umm Iyyās on the Night of her Marriage

Umāmah Bint Al-Hārith said to her daughter when she being sent off to her husband:

My dear daughter, if advice were to be left off due to the refinement of one’s manners then you would be in no need of that. However, it is a reminder for the heedless and useful tool for the intelligent. If it were that a woman could go without a husband due to the wealth of her parents and their great need for her then you would be the least of the people in need for that. However, the women have been created for the men and the men for the women.

My dear daughter, you have left the environment from which you have sprouted and left the life which you have grown up in, going to a home that you do not know and a companion that you are unfamiliar with. He has become, by his authority over you, an overseer and a king. So be a slave to him and he will be a willing servant to you.

My dear daughter, take from me ten qualities and they will be for you an asset and a reminder:

  1. Accompany him in contentment and be amicable with him by hearing and obeying.
  2. Safeguard where his eyes land and safeguard what his nose smells, so that his eyes never see anything ugly from you and his nose never smells any repugnant odour.
  3. Kohl is the best make-up and water (i.e., good hygiene) is the best perfume.
  4. Safeguard his meal times and keep tranquil his sleep times. The heat of hunger is infuriating and deprivation of sleep is irritating.
  5. Safeguard his home and his money and take good care of him, his relatives, and take care of his children.
  6. Safeguarding his money is a sign of good judgement and taking care of his children and relatives is a sign of good management.
  7. Don’t spread his secrets and don’t disobey his commands. If you spread his secrets you will not be safe of him lying to you and if you oppose his commands he will resent you.
  8. Beware of displaying joy when he is upset and and sadness when he is happy. The first is irresponsible and the second is antagonistic.
  9. The more you honor him the more veneration he will have for you; the more you are in agreement with him the longer your time will be with him.
  10. And know, that you will not attain that which you want from him until you give preference to pleasing him over pleasing yourself and to his desire over your own in whether you like it or not.

And may Allāh give good to all.

Source: Bulūgh Al-Arb by Al-Alūsī 2/19
Translated by: Raha Batts (حفظه الله)


1.21.17 women’s march on Austin

Austin, TX showed up today. I saw people of all identities coming together in solidarity, in ways we haven’t seen much of since this divisive election began.

I saw women of all ages. From my 16 year old sister, to babies in “future president” onesies, to elderly women telling me about the marches they walked in the sixties. I saw men supporting wives and daughters and men supporting women as a whole. I saw proud queer people chanting in the streets, I saw banners about birth control and immigration and trans rights and corruption, but most of all I saw Love.

These are some of my favorite shots from today. I only had my phone and it was hectic and there were thousands of people and signs to see, but here’s a glimpse of the support pouring through the streets of the Texas Capital. I plan to compile a vlog of the entire day because it was life-changing and inspiring and I want to share it with you all.

Keep marching, as long as it takes.


Texas family broadcasts ICE arrest on Facebook: “You Trump supporters happy?”

  • On Tuesday, Texas resident Robert Espino broadcast on Facebook as U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, together with the DeSoto Police Department, arrested his brother and his brother-in-law.
  • Mundo Hispánico identified the two people arrested as Eduardo Díaz and Marín Márquez.
  • “My brother and brother-in-law were cuffed and taken away from their families,” Espino wrote. "They are not drug dealers, rapists, thieves, not even a traffic ticket. They leave behind wives, sons and daughters. This [is] what Donald J. Trump supporters wanted — to see families torn apart because of where you’re born.“ Read more.

Did y'all see this?
Post with the pic:
1. We don’t raise them to get jobs,
2. We don’t put them into boy sports,
3. We don’t teach them to be independent,
We won’t let them be girlfriends,

WIFE SCHOOL is parenting school too! November 5th! RootsOfRoyals.com”

Don’t u hate that brown boys act like desi aunties are the worst thing to happen to this world and ur just sitting there thinking bout all the desi uncles you see first hand abuse their wives, stop their daughters from getting an education, blackmail them into marriage, victim blame women who are assaulted, even discourage women from attending mosque and basically benefit from internalised misogyny and misogyny in general.