pam grier was/is on a different level.
if ur sad do not fear friend i am sending puppies to help u
History is not a long series of centuries in which men did all the interesting/important things and women stayed home and twiddled their thumbs in between pushing out babies, making soup and dying in childbirth.
History is actually a long series of centuries of men writing down what they thought was important and interesting, and FORGETTING TO WRITE ABOUT WOMEN. It’s also a long series of centuries of women’s work and women’s writing being actively denigrated by men. Writings were destroyed, contributions were downplayed, and women were actively oppressed against, absolutely.
But the forgetting part is vitally important. Most historians and other writers of what we now consider “primary sources” simply didn’t think about women and their contribution to society. They took it for granted, except when that contribution or its lack directly affected men.
This does not in any way mean that the female contribution to society was in fact less interesting or important, or complicated, simply that history—the process of writing down and preserving of the facts, not the facts/events themselves—was looking the other way.
I actually recommend the entire post, especially if you like history or fantasy or writing.
I’m always ashamed of how few female composers I know of. And the ones they DID teach us about in music class, I can’t recall their names off the top of my head. But I can rattle off Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and dozens of male film composers at the drop of a hat.
This is primarily a failing of mine that I’m seeking to remedy, but it still really bothers me that the number of male composers we study in music history FAR OUTWEIGHS the number of female composers we study. And it’s similar across the board when it comes to history in the arts—it’s a little better in the contemporary literary world, but still a discrepancy, especially the further you go back.(via makingnewmistakes)
This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever
- "FREEDOM OF SPEECH"
- "STOP PULLING THE RACE CARD"
- "MY BEST FRIEND/BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND/WIFE/ HUSBAND/GRANDMOTHER’S SISTER’S UNCLE’S COUSIN IS BLACK"
- "UM IF SOMEONE SAID THIS ABOUT A BLACK PERSON IT WOULD BE RACIST"
- "THIS APPLE JUICE IS TOO SPICY"
Someone told me their fruit-flavored water was too spicy. I tasted it. It tasted like fruit-flavored water.
Look how many fucks I give.
This is gorgeous.
Literally the inside of my head.
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Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. is challenging YOU to defy stereotypes. The sorority has launched a national photo campaign through its 15 chapters at 15 universities using the hashtag #IDefyStereotypes. Shoutout to Emory University for getting the campaign started. Y’all are some badass fierce womxn!
Today’s society is plagued by labels of race, skin colors, even clothing preference. It is up to us to stop these stereotypes. And I do more than just stand up to stereotypes, I defy them.
I challenge you to show what stereotype you defy!
calling certain areas the “bad part of town” serves to dehumanize a group of people and turn them into a faceless mob of evil people; most of whom have very complex lives; and this middle+ class drive to just base an entire population’s existence around a nebulous idea of “crime” is a dehumanization tactic
Also, it’s almost always racist code for, “the colored side of town.”
Good news: I finally found a scholarship for atheists
Bad news: I have to explain how I am an activist for atheism
Sorry I was too busy being concerned with real issues like feminism and racism to care if we take “under God’ out of the Pledge of Allegiance????
the reason people think that only/mostly gay men are pedophiles is that the only time pedophilia is really demonized in the west is when its towards boys; sexual attraction towards young girls (or bodily features/clothing used to indicate youth like pigtails and school girl uniforms) by straight men is encouraged and seen as healthy and normal
Wow. Never heard that connection made before. Seems obvious now.
this fucked me up