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Women In History

I grew up believing that women had contributed nothing to the world until the 1960′s. So once I became a feminist I started collecting information on women in history, and here’s my collection so far, in no particular order. 

Lepa Svetozara Radić (1925–1943) was a partisan executed at the age of 17 for shooting at German soldiers during WW2. As her captors tied the noose around her neck, they offered her a way out of the gallows by revealing her comrades and leaders identities. She responded that she was not a traitor to her people and they would reveal themselves when they avenged her death. She was the youngest winner of the Order of the People’s Hero of Yugoslavia, awarded in 1951

23 year old Phyllis Latour Doyle was British spy who parachuted into occupied Normandy in 1944 on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for D-day. She relayed 135 secret messages before France was finally liberated. 

Catherine Leroy, War Photographer starting with the Vietnam war. She was taken a prisoner of war. When released she continued to be a war photographer until her death in 2006.

Lieutenant Pavlichenko was a Russian sniper in WWII, with a total of 309 kills, including 36 enemy snipers. After being wounded, she toured the US to promote friendship between the two countries, and was called ‘fat’ by one of her interviewers, which she found rather amusing. 

Johanna Hannie “Jannetje” Schaft was born in Haarlem. She studied in Amsterdam had many Jewish friends. During WWII she aided many people who were hiding from the Germans and began working in resistance movements. She helped to assassinate two nazis. She was later captured and executed. Her last words were “I shoot better than you.”. 

Nancy wake was a resistance spy in WWII, and was so hated by the Germans that at one point she was their most wanted person with a price of 5 million francs on her head. During one of her missions, while parachuting into occupied France, her parachute became tangled in a tree. A french agent commented that he wished that all trees would bear such beautiful fruit, to which she replied “Don’t give me any of that French shit!”, and later that evening she killed a German sentry with her bare hands. 

After her husband was killed in WWII, Violette Szabo began working for the resistance. In her work, she helped to sabotage a railroad and passed along secret information. She was captured and executed at a concentration camp at age 23. 

Grace Hopper was a computer scientist who invented the first ever compiler. Her invention makes every single computer program you use possible. 

Mona Louise Parsons was a member of an informal resistance group in the Netherlands during WWII. After her resistance network was infiltrated, she was captured and was the first Canadian woman to be imprisoned by the Nazis. She was originally sentenced to death by firing squad, but the sentence was lowered to hard lard labor in a prison camp. She escaped. 

Simone Segouin was a Parisian rebel who killed an unknown number of Germans and captured 25 with the aid of her submachine gun. She was present at the liberation of Paris and was later awarded the ‘croix de guerre’. 

Mary Edwards Walker is the only woman to have ever won an American Medal of Honor. She earned it for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War. It was revoked in 1917, but she wore it until hear death two years later. It was restored posthumously. 

Italian neuroscientist won a Nobel Prize for her discovery of nerve growth factor. She died aged 103. 

A snapshot of the women of color in the woman’s army corps on Staten Island

This is an ongoing project of mine, and I’ll update this as much as I can (It’s not all WWII stuff, I’ve got separate folders for separate achievements). 

File this under: The History I Wish I’d Been Taught As A Little Girl


Parts 2, 3, and 4 are up! Along with a website dedicated to women in history. Thank you so mud for your love and support! You can find them here:

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: finnick odair is viewed widely as a superficial character who was only self-obsessed and okay with being a killer, but really he survived the hunger games as the youngest ever winner, went through that much trauma and survived at 14 years old, grew up to fall in love with an emotionally damaged girl who had gone through what he had, yet she had turned out more externally damaged, grew close with a sweet old woman, was willing to protect her with his life and literally physically carried her on his back in the games, despite the risk to himself, stood with the rebellion against the Capitol even though he was their darling, publicly defied and spilled secrets about the president, married that same damaged girl he loved even in the middle of a war and had a child who he never got to meet, helped a psychologically damaged and unrecognizable Peeta and defended him, protected his friends and team against the lizard mutts, and actually begged for Katniss to throw a bomb down where he was, because he knew that it would save her and the rest of the team, even though he would die.
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Why you should watch Rupaul’s Drag Race

1. The winners: 

The show didn’t have a white winner till season 4. S E A S O N 4. It has the most diversity. 

first season winner: Bebe Zahara Benet -Black, won because fierce af

Second Season Winner: Tyra Sanchez -Black, she won because well, honestly she deserved it in the end..

Third Season Winner: Raja Gemini -Asian, won because honestly, it was either her or Manila, and either one deserved it as much as the other. Raja stood out with her fashion sense, and just how she does drag, fierce af. Raja is amazing and will be one of the best drag queens you ever see.

Fourth Season Winner: Sharon Needles -White, won because she stood out, and was different then most type of drag. She deserved it. Plus fierce af, her style is spooky, and creepy, she isn’t all glamour, but she is her own type of glamour.

Fifth Season Winner: Jinkx Monsoon -White, had narcolepsy and didn’t let it stop her. She improved throughout the season and deserved to win 100% Sweet af person and fierce af.  

Sixth Season Winner: Bianca Del Rio -Hispanic, also a different kind of drag, not all fishy, but comedy. She is a comedy queen. and an insult queen, again won because she stood out, and is the funniest winner so far. Underneath all that heavy makeup and insults, she’s the nicest person ever. Fierce af

Seventh Season Winner: Violet Chachki -White, she deserved it 100% The youngest winner yet, and the fiercest. Her fashion level is beyond high, probably up there with Raja tbh. She was a bitch till episode 5 then you saw her change and you just loved her. Fierce af, bdsm goddess. Smallest waist in rupaul drag race herstory. 

2. Each season is fucking hilarious, and as the seasons go along, each one gets funnier.

season 2:

Season 3: which we had the heathers vs the boogers drama, which WAS HILARIOUS. all the big drama started in this season. Plus we get the best queens ever. The top 5, not one was white. 

Season 4: Oh god this is one of the best seasons honey.

Then we had all stars: where the best of the best and fan favorites come back from past seasons (1-4) where they come back to compete for the crown again, unless you already won.

Season 5; ah, the season of back rolls

Season 6. The 2nd best season. 

Season 7:

3. It literally brings families together. 

4. The lip-syncs: every challenge, their is always a bottom 2, and one goes home I’m going to post the best lip-syncs 

season 3: Manila vs Delta. 

Girl sign me the fuck up this right here makes me emotional

also Carmen vs Raja, it was like soft fucking porn LIKE WTF

Season 4: Jiggily vs Alisa 

Season 5: Roxxy vs Alyssa


All stars: Jujubee vs Raven,

 most emotional lip sync ever, I wouldn’t want to lipsync against my best fucking friend when we didn’t deserve to be there. like pls no 

There was tons more. Just, those are some examples.

5. They don’t call it rupaul’s best friend race for nothing. It’s amazing how everyone is friends after filming or when the show airs, because there is alot of drama, and sometimes that can pull friends apart. they are basically oNE BIG FAMILY.

Suzanne Lenglen (1899-1938) was a French tennis player, who dominated the world of women’s tennis from 1914 to 1926. During this time she won 31 Championship titles, and became the first female international sports star.

She won the World Hard Court Championship at the age of 15, making her the youngest winner of a major championship in tennis history, a record that still stands. She was No. 1 from 1921, when the rankings began, to 1926, and her record of 98% wins means that she is regarded as the best female player of all times.


Jelena Ostapenko defeats Simona Halep 4-6 6-4 6-3 during women’s singles final match of the 2017 French Open to win her first ever Grand Slam at the age of 20.

  • First ever Latvian Grand Slam winner.
  • First player to win a debut title at RG since Guga Kuerten in 1997.
  • Youngest RG winner in 20 years
  • Youngest GS winner since 2004 (Kuznetsova, USO)
  • First unseeded player to win Roland Garros in the Open Era 
Recap: Oscar Trivia, Winners Edition

They’re not as pressing or as interesting, but here we go!

  • Elephant in the room first: that envelope debacle has never, ever happened before at the Academy Awards. There was an urban legend after Marisa Tomei won Supporting Actress in an upset for My Cousin Vinny that presenter Jack Palance read the wrong name, but that’s been proven to be false. This is the only time a legitimate gaffe has been made in presenting an Oscar.
  • Moonlight has made history in several ways with its Best Picture win! Not only is it the first film with an LGBTQ+ storyline to win the award, it is also the first with an all-black cast. It also, at $1.5 million, it’s by far the lowest budgeted winner in Oscar history. It’s only the second Best Picture winner where the sole protagonist of the film is black (the first being 2013′s 12 Years a Slave), and only the fourth to have a black protagonist of any kind (after 1989′s Driving Miss Daisy, where Morgan Freeman is a clear co-lead, and 2005′s Crash, which is a heavy ensemble film, but has four different black protagonists). 
  • While La La Land tied with Titanic and All About Eve for nominations (14), it is, of course, the only one of the three to not win Best Picture. All three won Best Director. 
  • Damien Chazelle is now the youngest Best Director winner, usurping the 85-year-old record set by Norman Taurog, who won in 1931 for the film Skippy. He is also the first American director to win the award since Kathryn Bigelow in 2009.
  • Mahershala Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar.
  • Viola Davis is the first black performer to win an Oscar, a Tony, and an Emmy. Grammy next?
  • This is the second consecutive year where the Best Picture winner ended with the word —-light. So there’s that, I guess.
  • O.J.: Made in America, clocking in at a brisk 467 minutes (almost eight hours), is the longest film to win an Oscar of any kind. It is also the first Oscar win for ESPN. 
  • Zootopia is Disney’s third film to win Animated Feature, after Frozen (2013) and Big Hero 6 (2014).
  • It’s often said that there’s a strong tie-in between the winners for Best Film Editing and Best Picture, however, the last couple years have begun to buck that trend. In 2014, when Birdman won Best Picture, it became the first film to do so without getting nominated for Film Editing. This year, with Hacksaw Ridge’s somewhat surprising win, it marks the sixth time since 2010 that the Best Picture winner actually won Editing. The only film to win both awards since has been Argo (2012). Meanwhile, The Social Network (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Gravity (2013), Whiplash (2014), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), and Hacksaw Ridge (2016) all won editing and failed to win Picture.
  • With wins for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Suicide Squad, the Harry Potter and DC Films franchises each won their first Oscar.
  • With Colleen Atwood’s Costume Design win for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, she is now tied for third most decorated costume designer in Oscar history. This is her fourth Oscar. The record to beat: eight, held by the queen of costume design, Edith Head. 
  • Sound designer Kevin O’Connell finally wins his first Oscar in 21 nominations with his win for Hacksaw Ridge. He is no longer the unluckiest nominee in Oscar history. That title, now extra true, belongs to sound mixer Greg P. Russell, who was nominated–and then was disqualified–this year for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. He’s been nominated 16 times, not including his disqualification.
  • This is the seventh year in a row where the Best Picture winner wasn’t the sole most decorated film of the year. This year, that still went to La La Land, with six wins; Moonlight won three.  

Rihanna has done so much in her twelve-year career. She was one of the youngest Grammy winners ever at age 19 (tied with Xtina) and on top of that, she has 8 Grammys. She has 14 number ones hits, making her the fourth artist with the most #1s (second female artist). In addition to that, Riri has 30 top-ten hits making her the third artist to the have the most top 10s OF ALL TIME. And on top of that, out of all of her eight studio albums, SIX of them are platinum (about three are multi-platinum if I am correct) and TWO of them are gold.

Have I forgotten to mention that all of her albums are certified in PURE sales? (As in real sales and not streaming just in case y’all forget) 🐸 ☕

Besides music, Rihanna is like the Lil’ Kim of our generation, if not, a fashion DEITY. Sis can turn any ugly ass outfit into something iconic. You cannot tell me that there ain’t not ONE single bitch in this world that wouldn’t want to raid her closet and be like her, cause bitch I do!

And on top of that, Rihanna is not only the best current female artist and a fashion icon, sis is an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. Bitch got an award from one of the biggest Ivy League in the country, goes around the goddamn world sponsoring Global education and even founded “The Dollar Campaign” for students in Malawi. She also has a successful shoe collection AND an upcoming makeup line I can only predict will sell out before that shit is even released.

Rihanna went from being a 17-year-old pop princess from a little island of Barbados to a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. All before she is fucking 30 YEARS OLD.

Y’all cannot tell me that this woman is not a legend.

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some human!lightning headcanons

-hes little. very short. v e r y short. im talking like 4'8

-he wears platform shoes to look taller but stops after radiator springs

-he naturally has red hair but dyes it cherry red anyway because “its not the RIGHT shade of red!!”

-in addition to being short hes very light. basically anyone can sling him over their shoulder and carry him

-he secretly wants a lightning bolt tattoo. however the specifics of Where and What It Looks Like Exactly are still something hes debating

-COVERED in freckles and has Babyface Syndrome

-very young to be a racer. when they say “youngest rookie in history” its actually by a considerable margin

-is one of those people thats like “[incredibly serious problem] is TOTALLY FINE i have it UNDER CONTROL it happens to EVERYONE RIGHT?” wrt himself

-ironically despite being the fastest racer, he cant run very fast at all. tiny little legs

-he doesnt mind his real name THAT much, but his gripe with it is that “monty” is a dorky sounding name and he doesnt need it piled up on his other features that make him look dorky

-was never good at making friends. ever. never had an actual long lasting friend

-a downside to his legendary youth: he cant say it publicly for fear of backlash, and he basically had to sacrifice all his time and put every scrap of free time he had into racing. he got very lucky to be discovered and he honestly didnt expect it to happen so soon

-he doesnt get much sleep but when he does, his dreams are always vivid and follow a linear path, even if they dont make much sense

-he Does get to make piston cup history despite not being the first rookie to win: he becomes the youngest cup winner

oscars conspiracy theory ahead:

since LMM was robbed of the oscar in 2017 (and the subsequent “youngest EGOT winner ever” notoriety), it’s gonna be whatever music work he does on “the little mermaid” that wins it for him. if it comes out in 2019 (I will admit that I know nothing about film production so is that even plausible? who knows) it will be the 30th anniversary of the original, so in 2020 he’d win his oscar– and at that point it wouldn’t matter that he’s not the youngest person to achieve an EGOT because he would be THE ONLY PERSON to win a MacPEGOT. add in the extra “human interest” backstory about how he’s loved “the little mermaid” since he was a child and was inspired by it (and even named his child after a character), and ESPECIALLY if the oscar is for either/both “best original score” and “best original song” (both of which “the little mermaid” won in oscars 1990… again 30 years prior) and that’s a narrative for the history books.

(juuuuuuust in case this implausible theory of mine ACTUALLY happens– called it on july 22, 2017 ;)

Each Skaters motivator to win the Grand Prix
  • Otabek: Bring Kazakhastan honor
  • JJ: to claim the title of king
  • Chris: To defeat Victor
  • Yuurio: To be the youngest winner in history/ to defeat the katsudon
  • Phichit: Bring Southeast Asia honor
The Story of Bruce McLaren

Bruce McLaren was born on 30th August 1937 in Auckland, New Zealand, the second child in the family.

Bruce, when he was nine, was diagnosed with Perthes disease. He was placed flat on his back for up to 2 years in an orthopedic hospital. He never fully recovered and had a marked limp as a result.

At 16, he competed in his first hill-climb in a tweaked Austin 7.

4 years later, he won the “Driver to Europe” scholarship and headed to Europe. He would take part in F2 races, but Germany 1958 was the day it all changed: he competed in the F1 race with an F2 car and finished fifth overall - the winner of the F2 class. 

From 1959 until 1965 he drove for Cooper and won 3 races: Sebring in 1959 (becoming the youngest ever winner in F1 at the time), Argentina 1960 and Monaco 1962.

As an indicator of his experience and reliability over the years, in accumulative championship points he ranked fifth behind Graham Hill, Fangio, Jim Clark and his friend Brabham.

In 1966 he won the 24 hours of Le Mans with Chris Amon in a 7-liter Ford Mark IIA and in the following year the 12 hours of Sebring with Mario Andretti in a Ford Mark IV.

He also took part in Can-Am. His domination of the series was so clear the whole thing was nicknamed “The Bruce and Denny Show”. The team won five of six races in 1967, four of six in 1968 and all 11 in 1969.

Bruce won the title in 1967 and 1969.

Partly thanks to the prize money coming from the Can-Am series, Bruce funded his own Formula 1 team in 1963. Here he is seen with Teddy Mayer and Robin Herd.

He had to wait three years until he was able to race in F1 though. He did so in Monaco 1966. 

In 1968, he won the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps. Bruce is, still to this day, one of only 3 men to perform the incredible feat of winning a Formula 1 race in a car of his own making, joining Sir Jack Brabham and Dan Gurney in this accomplishment.

Sadly, his life was taken way too early from us in 1970 after an accident in Goodwood, where he was testing his M8D car. 

He was reportedly the “most universally liked driver of his era” as written by Geoffrey Williams and Pete Lyons. Frank Falkner said in August 1970: “He would say that he had had a marvelous life and that he hoped we wouldn’t forget him”.

Deal. We will never forget you, Bruce.

honestly my favorite part of the Emmys last night was Soap Twitter playing fact checker and being all EXCUSE YOU to mainstream media.

EXCUSE YOU MSM…the youngest Emmy winners are Camryn Grimes at age 10 and Kimberly McCullough at age 11.  

EXCUSE YOU MSM…Julia Louis Dryfus is tied with QUEEN ERICA SLEAZAK with the most Emmys for  a single role. Pay homage to the queen.

gri-clover  asked:

OH HELL I CAN'T DECIDE between this one: “So, is there anyone you’re secretly crushing on?” and this one: “If I see another couple holding hands, I’ll… I’ll-” :3 thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks Beeeeeeeeeeeeells! love ya

Awww Gri I love you too babe! I mixed the prompt and put a dash of Allydia in there for you and it got BIG, I hope you like it! All my love and gratitude to @mahnaxmahna​  for the beta work on this you’re amazing!

Stiles hated valentine’s day.

“No, that’s not true. It’s not like I hate it, okay? I just think it is a day made up for capitalists to earn money. I mean there is a whole section of the market just for it? It’s flower shops, food companies, teddy bears, restaurants, hotels, and a lot of our entertainment section is directioned to a day of the year made for us to spend money. It’s ridiculous.”

“You know that you actually sound like a whiny bitch without a date, right? Trust me on this Stiles, you don’t want to be that bitch. You want to be the fierce bitch who get’s the girl, or the guy, or the non binary person. Sometimes your pansexuality tires me. I mean, I have to cover all the bases, while you aren’t getting on anyone’s bases,” Lydia told him for tenth time.

They were lazing around Lydia’s office, waiting for the last print of pictures to decide which one they would put in the current issue, but their photographer was late. Stiles was currently lying in Lydia’s expensive couch that was indeed more comfortable than Stiles bed, while Lydia had her legs up on the desk. Perks of being the Editor in Chief and the creative director of the QUEER magazine.

“Right, why not throw it in your best friend’s face that he’s not getting laid, or getting loved. And also insult his sexuality in the process. Someday I’ll believe you and file a lawsuit against you, Lyds.”

“As if you would ever sue me. First, you know you would lose because Allison would kick your lawyer’s ass in the next generation, and second, you love me too much to risk it. Talking about Ally, I want to tell you something, but I don’t know if you can keep your bloody mouth shut.”

“What? Lydia? You can’t just look to me and say, look I gotta tell you something but I can’t. I have anxiety and I’m also very curious and nosy, you know I need to know, and I need to know now! Besides I would never tell anyone your secret.”

“You would. If it was anything related to Ally, you would sell my soul in a blink of an eye.” She gave him a meaningful look and he had to yield.

“Okay, you’re right. I would tell Ally. But she’s my sister Lydia, it’s like my duty.”

“I’m not criticizing the fact you put my girlfriend first Stiles. I would never get between you two, you know that, but I want this to be kept secret. I need it to be.”

Stiles sat up and took a second to look at Lydia, really look at her, and he noticed a emotion so rare, that it was almost like a pod person had taken control of his best friend’s body.

Lydia Martin was insecure, and there was only one reason for her to feel like that.

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