women and girls lead

The Netflix series “Gypsy” is basically about a white woman who’s a therapist that’s fucking around with her white patients and people in their lives. And considering the stereotypes surrounding Romani women I’m assuming Netflix wants to play into the stereotype of us being “sexual temptresses”. Our girls and women are already subjected to sex trafficking way too much and being seen as nothing but “sex crazed nymphos” by the media because non-Roma decide to take our culture (or what they believe is our culture) and sexualize it which (subconsciously) leads to our girls and women being fetishized and being taken away and sold off into the sex industry. Is Netflix serious right now.

EDIT: Please sign this petition to rename the show:

https://www.change.org/p/netflix-rename-the-show-gypsy
https://www.change.org/p/netflix-rename-the-show-gypsy
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A Wrinkle In Time is The Most Amazing™

So you may have heard that the best Chris™ will be in a new Disney film coming up. Or perhaps you know that the director of 13th, Ava DuVernay is the first black woman to be given a $100m budget to make this movie. Or maybe you just saw the boss ass picture of Oprah in her full makeup.

Whatever it is, you’ve probably heard that this movie is happening. Now, I assume that many of you read the book growing up like I did, but in case you didn’t, I here to tell you why it is The Most Amazing™

1. It is a SMART sci-fi novel for children. It doesn’t pander. It is complex and goes into a lot of cutting edge science (from the 60’s when it was published) and was almost rejected because it was considered too “adult.”

2. It has a 12 year old female protagonist. Back in the 60’s you didn’t have a lot of women and girls as the leads of anything, and certainly not leads in a sci-fi world. But meet Meg Murray, the fucking best. She is totally subversive of so many tropes that males usually inhabit (angry and acts out because of an absent father, oldest sibling responsibility, etc.) , plus her own set of personality traits and struggles that just make her a really wonderful well rounded character. This is another reason why 20 something publishers rejected it back in the day. Also in case you didn’t hear STORM REID (12 Years A Slave) IS PLAYING HER AND I AM HYPE FOR THIS.

3.It’s a really beautiful marriage of science, magic, and religion. Meg is assisted by three Witches who guide her along a journey across time and space and they respect all three of these things, which I think is pretty remarkable. Plus, this means that the majority of the main characters are women.

4.It introduces children to the idea that their relationships with their parents will be complicated. While Meg loves her father (portrayed by Chris Pine) she comes to see that he, as all other authority figures are imperfect and that she must solve some things herself. Once again, the theme of a young woman claiming her own agency is a powerful one, and its accomplished in a really nuanced way.

5.Meg isn’t good at everything and that’s ok. The narrative reenforces that no one is perfect or good at everything but everyone has their own value and strength that uplift others. Meg begins the story feeling frustrated she isn’t as athletic as her 11 year old twin brothers, or a genius like her parents or 5 year old brother. She has another scene where it shows she struggles with the fact she isn’t nearly as remarkably beautiful as her mother (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) but in the end she learns her own talents still matter.

6.Lastly, it teaches that empathy, compassion, and love, are all strengths. I know were all reveling in Wonder Woman and how it had the theme that you can be both powerful and kind, strong and loving, so guess what YOURE GUNNA LOVE THIS STORY.

I’d really recommend checking out the book, and of course SUPPORTING THE HELL OUTTA THE MOVIE. I promise, it’s going to be something truly special.

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Dolly Haas as Pat Caverley in Girls Will Be Boys [d: Marcel Varnel, 1934]

This is in no way the English version of the previous year’s German Viktor und Viktoria, (it doesn’t have the knowing sophistication of that film’s genderswapping, for a start, although the ‘reveal’ scene is not at all coy) or the following year’s American Sylvia Scarlett (how I love the mid-30s trend for women dressing as men) but it’s a lovely little comedy, has Esmond Knight at his dark-eyed thick-haired swooniest as the romantic interest, and Dolly Haas is bloody marvellous as Pat; adorable, boyish, bolshy and delivers my menswear trifecta of tweed/dressing gown/chunky knit, with bonus evening wear.   

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There’s that kind of double bind that women find themselves in. On the one hand, yes, be smart, stand up for yourself. On the other hand, don’t offend anybody, don’t step on toes, or you’ll become somebody that nobody likes because you’re too assertive. ~Hillary Rodham Clinton

anonymous asked:

are you still bi if you like women way more and way more often than you like men? what if you choose to only date women? idk i'm just honestly really confused right now, sorry if this is a stupid question

This is not a stupid question! The answer is a little less straightforward than simply “yes” or “no” though so no wonder you’re confused.

You can still be bi if you like women way more and way more often than you like men. Being bi doesn’t mean you have to experience attraction along a 50/50 split - you can be attracted to women more often and more intensely than to anyone else but still occasionally experience attraction to people of other genders and still be bi.

But there’s also a chance that what you’re experiencing isn’t actual attraction to men but something called compulsory heterosexuality. Compulsory heterosexuality essentially describes the ever present societal pressure women feel to be with men. Women are taught that being with men is normal, natural, logical and, in a way, their destiny as women. It can lead to girls and women convincing themselves that they are attracted to men even though they aren’t to escape the punishments that society heaps on women who are not attracted to men. If you’re finding that you are attracted to women more often and more intensely than you are to men, there’s a chance that the attraction you’re feeling for men isn’t actually really attraction but you struggling with the effects of compulsory heterosexuality - especially if you want to only date women!

There’s nothing wrong with choosing to only date women but still identifying as bi. Bi women who only date women exist! But there’s also nothing wrong with not being sure whether you’re attracted to men but knowing that you only want to date women and calling yourself a lesbian because of that. And there’s also nothing wrong with deciding that trying to decide which of these two labels fits you best is too exhausting and too confusing and just calling yourself “sapphic”, a “woman loving woman” or even “queer” if you’ve reclaimed that term for yourself instead. Ultimately, the most important thing about this is what label you feel most comfortable and most happy with.

(Btw, there’s some more stuff on my blog if you search bisexuality and/or compulsory heterosexuality if you’d like to read some more stuff about it. And people and blogs like @violetdanger and @oceansunfire might also be able to help!)

Year-old Kensington comic book store and coffeehouse getting attention

Since Ariell Johnson opened her comic book store and coffee shop in Kensington in December 2015, she has taken the world by Storm.

In fact, her childhood fascination with Storm, the X-Men superheroine, led her to comic book and sci-fi fantasy geek fandom in the first place, she said.

She has been profiled on ABC News, CNN Money, and MSNBC, not to mention various nerd and geek websites, as the first African American woman to open a comic book store on the East Coast.

And in November, she was depicted on a variant cover of the Invincible Iron Man No. 1 comic book, along with Riri Williams, the 15-year-old African American superhero character known as Ironheart.

Storm “was the first black woman superhero I ever saw,” Johnson, 33, said at her shop, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, 2578 Frankford Ave.

“In addition, she was a powerhouse; she was one of the most powerful mutants in the X-Men universe. She controlled the very elements. She wasn’t a sidekick. She was the main event, which was exciting.”

Johnson said all the attention has been good for business.

“I think we’re doing well. We’ve had a very strong first year, and an untraditional first year, with all the hubbub around the shop,” she said.

Diversity in comic books has been met with some backlash from mostly male fans who assert on YouTube videos that characters should not be suddenly changed to black or gay. Some have called it pandering to attract more women and people of color to comics.

Johnson has not hesitated to speak out about the importance of the comic book world becoming more inclusive.

That means having characters who represent everyone - black, white, Latino, Asian, and people of all religions and sexual identities.

She makes sure to carry books written by and for women and people of color.

Johnson said people like them as heroes in fantasy and science fiction can empower young readers.

“When young girls come in here and know that a woman owns the shop, a black woman owns the shop, and they can see titles where girls are the heroes and not just the love interests or the sidekick … when they see women and girls taking the lead in things, that’s really powerful,” she said.

Since word of Johnson’s success got around, celebrity comic book writers have visited Amalgam.

The store was packed a couple of months ago when Ta-Nehisi Coates came for a book signing to accompany the release of a new comic in his Marvel series Black Panther.

She has also welcomed Greg Pak, author of X-Treme X-Men and other titles, and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights icon who coauthored a graphic novel, March.

Amalgam is spacious and colorful, with a red couch at the front window and blue and yellow armchairs nearby. In fact, it’s like entering a live comic strip tableau.

Small round tables have comic book logos: symbols for ThunderCat, Captain America, and Spider-Man.

Johnson said she became enamored of superheroes while watching television cartoon shows as a child.

“I’ve always liked shows about super powers,” she said. “I grew up watching ThunderCats, He-Man and She-Ra. But none of those shows had any black characters featured.”

When she was about 11, she saw herself in the character Storm in X-Men cartoons.

“In addition to being black and a woman, she had dark skin. The only thing that didn’t look like me was that she had white hair and blue eyes.”

A Baltimore native, Johnson came to Philadelphia to attend Temple University and earned an accounting degree there in 2005.

It took a decade of working for other people, first in retail and later as an accountant, before she decided to fulfill her dream.

Inside Amalgam the other day, Sam Woods Thomas, the commercial corridor coordinator for New Kensington Community Development Corp., said the coffee shop was the only one in the neighborhood.

Still, he said, things are looking up, with a new apartment development in the next block that people are comparing to the Piazza in Northern Liberties.

But he said it’s small businesses like Johnson’s that are key.

“They bring life back to the block,” Thomas said.

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So about USA channels ad on a movie marathon exclusively showcasing Women.

But the only Black Women featured film is of a Black Man dressed in a stereotypical drag of a Black Women. This meets their quota of a Women of Color featured film.

What is this trash!!!!??? #Heated 

Here is a list of Movies/Docs with Black Women leads:

4 Little Girls (1997)

Alex Haley’s Queen (1993) 

American Violet (2009)

Anna Lucasta (1958) 

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) 

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Beloved (1998) 

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) - Starring Angela Davis, Shirley Chisholm
The Bodyguard (1992) 

Boarding House Blues (1948) 

Carmen Jones (1954) 

Claudine (1974) 

Cleopatra Jones (1973) 

Coffy (1973) 

Colombiana (2011)

The Color Purple (1985) 

Crooklyn (1994)

Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Dreamgirls (2006) 

Eve’s Bayou (1997) 

Feast Of All Saints (2001)

I Will Follow (2011)

The Josephine Baker Story (1991)

Lackawanna Blues (2005) 

Mama Flora’s Family (1998) 

Middle of Nowhere (2012)

Pariah (2011) 

Poetic Justice (1993)

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997) 

The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

Set It Off (1996) 

Sister Act/Sister Act 2 (1992/1993)

She’s Gotta Have It (1986)

Something New (2006) 

Soul Food (1997) 

Sparkle (1976) 

Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)

Waiting to Exhale (1995)

What’s Love Got To Do With It? (1993) 

Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998) 

The Wiz (1978) - Starring Diana Ross

A Woman Called Moses (1978)

Yelling to the Sky (2011) 

How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

Lila & Eve (2015)

Love & Basketball (2000)

Brown Sugar (2002)

Love Jones (1997)

Two Can Play That Game (I don’t like the centering of getting a man but whatever)

-Notice the lack of Sci Fi films. There is a lack of black sci fi films in general, but especially black sci fi films written, directed, and acted by black women. We need to work on that.

Here is films with Black Women in 2016/2017:

Fences (2016)

Black Panther

Hidden Figures 

Danai Gurira in All Eyez On You

Queen of Katwe 

Southside With You

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Misty Copeland Biopic

Viola Davis in Harriet Tubman Biopic

Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in Confirmation

Regina Hall in ‘When the Bough Breaks’

Ruth Negga in 'Loving’ ( Unsure about this one..gonna keep my eye on it)

Add to the list.

Here is a list of Films centering Women of Color & Produced By Women of Color/Directed By Them Too:

“35 Shots of Rum” by
Claire Denis (2008)

“A Different Image” by
Alile Sharon Larkin (1982)

“A Girl Walks Home Alone at
Night” by Ana Lily Amirpour (2014)

“Advantageous” by
Jennifer Phang (2015)

“Ala Modalaindi” by
Nandini Bv Reddy (2011)

“All About You” by
Christine Swanson (2001)

“Alma’s Rainbow” by
Ayoka Chenzira (1994)

“Appropriate Behavior”
by Desiree Akhavan (2014)

“B For Boy” by Chika
Anadu (2013)

“Bande de Filles/Girlhood”
by Céline Sciamma (2014)

“Belle” by Amma Asante
(2013)

“Bend it Like Beckham”
by Gurinder Chadha (2002)

“Bessie” by Dee Rees
(2015)

“Beyond the Lights” by
Gina Prince-Bythewood (2014)

“Bhaji on the Beach” by
Gurinder Chadha (1993)

“Caramel” by Nadine
Labaki  (2007)

“Circumstance” by Maryam
Keshavarz (2011)

“Civil Brand” by Neema
Barnette (2002)

“Compensation” by
Zeinabu irene Davis (1999)

“Daughters of the Dust”
by Julie Dash (1991)

“Double Happiness ” by
Mina Shum (1994)

“Down in the Delta” by Maya
Angelou (1998)

“Drylongso” by Cauleen
Smith (1988)

“Earth” by Deepa Mehta
(1998)

“Elza” by Mariette
Monpierre (2011)

“Endless Dreams” by
Susan Youssef (2009

“Eve’s Bayou” by Kasi
Lemmons (1997)

“Fire” by Deepa Mehta
(1996)

“Frida” by Julie Taymor
(2002)

“Girl in Progress” by
Patricia Riggen (2012)

“Girlfight” by Karyn
Kusama (2000)

“Habibi Rasak Kharban”
by Susan Youssef (2011)

“Hiss Dokhtarha Faryad
Nemizanand (Hush! Girls Don’t Scream)” by Pouran Derahkandeh (2013)

“Honeytrap” by Rebecca
Johnson (2014)

“I Like It Like That” by
Darnell Martin (1994)

“I Will Follow” by Ava
DuVernay (2010

“In Between Days” by
So-yong Kim (2006)

“Introducing Dorothy
Dandridge” by Martha Coolidge (1999)

“It’s a Wonderful
Afterlife” by Gurinder Chadha (2010)

“Jumpin Jack Flash” by
Penny Marshall (1986)

“Just Another Girl on the
IRT” by Leslie Harris (1992)

“Just Wright” by Sanaa
Hamri (2010)

“Kama Sutra” by Mira
Nair (1996)

“Losing Ground” by
Kathleen Collins (1982)

“Love & Basketball”
by Gina Prince-Bythewood (2000)

“Luck by Chance” by Zoya
Akhtar (2009)

“Mi Vida Loca” by
Allison Anders (1993)

“Middle of Nowhere” by
Ava DuVernay (2012)

“Mississippi Damned” by
Tina Mabry (2009)

“Mississippi Masala” by
Mira Nair (1991)

“Mixing Nia” by Alison
Swan (1998)

“Monsoon Wedding” by Mira
Nair (2001)

“Mosquita y Mari” by
Aurora Guerrero (2012)

“Na-moo-eobs-neun san
(Treeless Mountain)” by So-yong Kim (2008)

“Night Catches Us” by
Tanya Hamilton (2010)

“Pariah” by Dee Rees
(2011)

“Picture Bride” by Kayo
Hatta (1994)

“Rain” by Maria Govan (2008)

“Real Women Have Curves”
by Patricia Cardoso (2002)

“Saving Face” by Alice
Wu (2004)

“Second Coming” by
Debbie Tucker Green (2014)

“Something Necessary” by
Judy Kibinge (2013)

“Something New” by Sanaa
Hamri (2006)

“Still the Water” by
Naomi Kawase  (2014)

“Stranger Inside” by
Cheryl Dunye (2001)

“Sugar Cane Alley/Black Shack
Alley” by Euzhan Palcy (1983)

“The Kite” by Randa
Chahal Sabag (2003)

“The Rich Man’s Wife” by
Amy Holden Jones (1996)

“The Secret Life of
Bees” by Gina Prince-Bythewood (2008)

“The Silence of the
Palace” by Moufida Tlatli (1994)

“The Watermelon Woman”
by Cheryl Dunye (1996)

“The Women of Brewster
Place” by Donna Deitch (1989)

“Their Eyes Were Watching
God” by Darnell Martin (2005)

“Things We Lost in the
Fire” by Susanne Bier  (2007)

“Wadjda” by Haifaa
Al-Mansour (2012)

“Water” by Deepa Mehta
(2005)

“Whale Rider” by Niki
Caro  (2002)

“What’s Cooking?” by
Gurinder Chadha (2000)

“Where Do We Go Now?” by
Nadine Labaki  (2011)

“Whitney” by Angela Bassett
(2015)

“Woman Thou Art Loosed: On
The 7th Day” by Neema Barnette (2012)

“Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down
Girl” by Joan Chen (1998)

“Yelling to the Sky” by
Victoria Mahoney (2011)

“Young and Wild” by
Marialy Rivas (2012)

Here is a short SCI FI film Produced by a Black Woman, and Main Character is a Black Woman: 

PUMZI :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlR7l_B86Fc

When entrepreneur Ariell Johnson opened her comic book store and coffee shop in Kensington, Pennsylvania back in December 2015, it became an instant hit both locally and nationally. 

Being hailed as the first African American woman to open a comic book store on the east coast

she immediately caught the attention of ABC News, CNN Money, MSNBC, and tons of other web sites and blogs.

“When young girls come in here and know that a woman owns the shop, a black woman owns the shop, and they can see titles where girls are the heroes and not just the love interests or the sidekick… when they see women and girls taking the lead in things, that’s really powerful.”

She’s The Boss

#BlackGirlMagic #BlackExcellence 

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It’s here it’s here it’s here!!!! Out of the closet and into our hearts, Gay Mean Girls is now live. Share with your friends, your exes, and everyone who’s afraid of you.

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we are sooooooo super excited!!!!!!! omg

anonymous asked:

Hi sorry to bother you but I'm really distraught over what's happening with Chimamanda Adichie..I'm afraid that trans activists are going to bully her out of her beliefs. I just read some recent articles saying that she's been apologizing to them and I'm just upset bc she's such a strong woman and I don't want her to have to agree with them out of fear.

You aren’t bothering me with this in the least. The entire idea that a bunch of western activists would attack a Nigerian feminist for expressing the fairly straightforward belief that trans women do not experience the same way as female people is complete and utter nonsense.

Queer theory and this type of liberalism is some of the most colonial bullshit I have ever seen in my life, frankly. How could they possibly believe that a Nigerian feminist’s concerns would not be rooted in sex-based oppression? Do they believe that the 276 schoolgirls sold into sex slavery and, for many, forced into pregnancy through rape, were targeted for their gender identity? Do they really think that is relevant to the country with the world’s highest incidence of FGM? Do they consider that Nigerian abortion laws are some of the strictest in the world? I’m not Nigerian, so I can’t speak to what the focus of Nigerian feminism should be exactly, but those seem like far more pressing issues than validating someone’s feelings on their gender. 

Ms. Adichie’s comments were fair and succinct and are respectful to her own experiences and the country in which she is from. To try to force her into prioritizing gender over sex–when sex is in fact the leading force behind harm towards Nigerian women and girls–is to force and impose the ideals of western academia on her. To call her a “white feminist” is the most fucking white feminist thing I’ve seen in my life. 

It seems that she has softened her tone but not changed her beliefs. I hope that she continues to prioritize women and girls and that she isn’t bullied for respectfully speaking her truth. 

King and Lionheart

JILY CHALLENGE | @mslilyevans vs @lamelylimes 

A/N: So, I’ve head this idea for a while now and this prompt helped me put it down on paper. If you hadn’t guessed by the title, it’s based off of this song King and Lionheart by Monsters and Men. Hope you enjoy!

royalty + so you’re the rebel knight who has decided to conquer my land and oh shit with your helmet off you’re actually pretty hot au

Summary: Lily didn’t like the fact that she had to serve the new prince. 
Word Count: 13,625
Rating: Explicit
FF.net | AO3

The clash of swords greeted Lily’s ears as she pulled on her armor. They were under attack. This city hadn’t been attacked in over a thousand years, and some idiots had decided to attack when Lily was having a bad day. No matter. They would be deposed of quickly, and Lily’s life would return to normal.

Quickly, she marched down the stairs of the keep and ran straight into Marlene and Dorcas.

“What are you two doing here?” Lily demanded to know. They had left before she had to join the fray in the courtyard.

“We’re being overwhelmed,” Marlene explained. “There’s too many.”

Lily snorted. “We’ll figure something out. Now, let’s get back down there and fight.”

The other girls nodded, and Lily stepped in front of them, grabbed her helmet, and left the safety of the Keep.

Unfortunately, Marlene was right. They were vastly outnumbered. Lily didn’t know if she’d ever seen an army this size before. No matter, they’d still defeat them. No one marched on this city and lived to tell the tale.

Drawling her sword from its sheath, she marched into the crowd of those fighting, dying, and fleeing. She came in contact with an enemy sword for a few moments before she delivered a death blow. These idiots had no idea how to guard themselves properly. Scanning the crowds, she searched for their leader. If she could take him out, then they’d stand a better chance at winning. Lily always found that quickest way to defeat your enemy was to break his spirit.

Just as she spotted the man fighting in the middle—the one who was no doubt their leader—a long blast sounded from the horns that signaled to Lily that she needed to put her sword away. She did so immediately. Looking around, she spotted McGonagall striding out of the castle and into the courtyard. Everyone went silent, no one daring to move at the sight of the old women walking through the courtyard. She made her way up to the man sitting atop his horse.

Lily watched quietly. Her leader spoke to the man softly and she couldn’t hear a thing they were saying, even if the courtyard was dead silent. Finally, McGonagall turned around.

“We will surrender,” the women announced. “Anyone who lifts sword against these men will find themselves in the dungeons.”

Lily nearly dropped her sword. What was happening?

Just then she heard a whoop. Turning her head, she saw the knight she had been heading for pulling off his helmet. Why did the bastard have to be cute?

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Women in Ancient Greek Religion

In 480 BCE the Athenians had every reason to be very afraid. The Persian king Xerxes was marching into Greece with a giant army to destroy every city not willing to surrender to him. And Athens was one of the few city states that chose to defy him. How could the Athenians and their allies ever defeat the Persian army? In search for an answer, they asked the god Apollon for help. And his priestess, the Pythia of Delphi, gave them this answer:

“Though all else shall be taken, Zeus, the all seeing, grants that the wooden wall only shall not fail”

This was a very cryptic answer indeed. Some said that they should all stay within the city walls, as the “wooden walls” referred to the ramparts of the Acropolis, according to them. Others said that the “wooden walls” were meant to be ships and that they would defeat the Persians in a sea battle. 

The priestess of Athena Polias, gave them the answer. Athena’s holy snake hadn’t eaten its honey cake. This was a clear sign: The goddess had already left the city. The Athenians all left as well and prepared to battle the Persians at sea. And they won a glorious victory.

Women in ancient Greece, save for a few exceptions, didn’t have a lot of rights. In Athens, for example, women weren’t allowed to vote, represent themselves in court or move around freely. And yet two women greatly influenced one of the most important events in all of Greek history. This was because of one very important part of ancient Greek life women weren’t excluded from: Religion.

Religion was everywhere in ancient Greece. So much so, that the ancient Greeks didn’t even have a word for “religion”. It was so intertwined with every part of their lives that didn’t see it as a separate sphere. And women were very important.

I’ve already mentioned the priestess of Apollon at Delphi and the priestess of Athena Polias. But these weren’t the only ones. Women had important roles in everday religious life: Girls would lead processions to a sacrifice, priestesses would pour libations and sing hymns.

Women also had their own festivals. One of most famous is the Thesmophoria . Every year in the month of Pyanepsion (late fall) women would gather to honor Demeter and Persephone. They would celebrate for three days, including baking cakes that resemble genitalia and engaging in sexual banter. At Thebes, the men were even forced to hold a senate session in the marketplace because the women were celebrating the Thesmophoria in the Cadmeia (the citadel) where they usually met.

Women known as Thyiades would dance for Dionysos at the slopes of Mount Parnassos. Pausanias tells a story of one time when some of the Thyiades, still in trance, fell asleep in marketplace at Amphissa. Local women, of fear that the men would mistreat them, formed a circle and kept a vigil all through the night.

In Hellenistic Greece, priestesses and religious benefactors would be given extraordinary honors like front seats in the theater. They were revered by the people in life and in death, like Berenike of Syros who was granted a gold crown and a public proclamation at her funeral.

Women in ancient Greece were forced to live in the shadows for most of the time. But their gods gave them an opportunity to step into the light.

(Most of the facts and stories mentioned are from Joan Breton Connelly’s book Portrait of a Priestess: Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece)

anonymous asked:

Ok now this is just me being curious but who do you think in blackpink would actually date a girl? Obviously it's hard to guess how someone labels themselves, but do you think any of them are not straight? (Since that's what they are by default, lol) love your blog btww!!

Lmao, of course! Everyone is straight until proven gay, didn’t you know?

If I had to pick only one member, I’d say the one who pings me the most is tol bean Chaeyoung.

Originally posted by yeorume

(^I chose that gif just for this bc of the shirt that literally just fucking says GIRLS on it like rly.) Rosie sets off my gaydar slightly more than the others(because they all ping it to some degree, let’s be real). 

To me she gives off the intense vibe that she likes girls and the company of girls. First of all, this crop top. Secondly, she likes to wear snapbacks like a true Gay™ and always posts videos on IG where she does the whole fuckboy face and then smiles like a lil baby. Let’s not forget how she told everyone she fell in love with Jisoo at first sight(as a joke, but I digress), was very ambiguous when describing her ideal type(generally a sign that someone is not straight, but also not necessarily gay), and also legit said, “I love girls with bangs, it’s so attractive.”

Not to mention the gayest outfit she ever wore:

Originally posted by lisa-yg

(Oh look, another crop top but this time with ABS.)

I could go on all day about why I think she’s at least bisexual, but my general idea is this; I think Rosie here is trying to be extremely subtle. So much so that a lot of people don’t really pick up on it aside from us - the Gays™. I think that she’s trying to be very subtle with the lesbian stereotypes(snapbacks, the occasional flannel, vans, the fact that she uploads fuckboy videos on IG all the time). She just has this image that’s both very beautiful and enchanting, and yet somehow like it’s meant to be geared more towards women than men. To me, a lot of the things she has said in regards to women(about Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa, and just girls in general) lead me to believe that she is someone with a heavy WLW leaning. I just have a feeling, ya know? My gaydar isn’t always right, but it’s not always wrong, either.

Anyway, I’ve been gay enough this morning, lmao. That pretty much covers the gist of what I wanted to say.