carabooo:

2damnfeisty:

rozhanitsa:

2damnfeisty:

Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.

And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.

ALL OF THIS

This is so true it’s scary.

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factsinallcaps:

HARRIET TUBMAN ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY AND THEN WENT BACK TO GET OTHERS. LIKE, I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO HARRIET TUBMAN IS AND THAT SHE DID THAT, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO TAKE THAT IN FOR A SECOND. 

HARRIET TUBMAN WAS HELD CAPTIVE AND BOUND TO UNPAID, BACK-BREAKING LABOR SINCE BIRTH UNDER PENALTY OF TORTURE OR DEATH. SHE MANAGED TO ESCAPE THAT LIFE, AND SHE TURNED THE FUCK AROUND AND WENT THE FUCK BACK TO GET EVERYONE ELSE WHO WAS STILL TRAPPED IN IT. AND THEN SHE DID IT AGAIN EIGHTEEN MORE TIMES.

WHEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS UNSURE WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS PREPARED TO MAKE A STAND AGAINST SLAVERY, HARRIET TUBMAN BASICALLY SAID HE SHOULD STOP BEING SUCH A DIAPER BABY AND THAT GUYS WHO ARE TOO SCARED TO END SLAVERY DON’T DESERVE TO WIN WARS.

NOT ONLY DID SHE SECRET OVER 300 SLAVES TO FREEDOM ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, BUT SHE ACTED AS A SPY FOR THE UNION ARMY DURING THE CIVIL WAR, AND BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD AN ARMED ASSAULT IN THE CIVIL WAR. THAT RAID BROUGHT FREEDOM TO OVER 700 SLAVES IN ONE GO.

SO I JUST WANT YOU TO STEW ON THAT FOR LIKE A MINUTE. ACTING IN THE SHADOWS, SHE WALKED INTO HELL ON EARTH 19 TIMES TO SAVE HER FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS FROM THE TORMENT SHE ENDURED, AND THE SECOND SHE WAS GIVEN EVEN A MODICUM OF POWER, SHE MANAGED TO FREE SEVEN HUNDRED SLAVES IN ONE DAY

I GUARANTEE, HOWEVER IMPRESSED YOU ALREADY ARE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN, YOU ARE FALLING LIKE AT LEAST 40% SHORT OF HOW IMPRESSED YOU SHOULD BE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN. SHE IS ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF BADASSERY IN THE ENTIRETY OF AMERICAN HISTORY. 

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Women invented all the core technologies that made civilization possible. This isn’t some feminist myth; it’s what modern anthropologists believe. Women are thought to have invented pottery, basketmaking, weaving, textiles, horticulture, and agriculture. That’s right: without women’s inventions, we wouldn’t be able to carry things or store things or tie things up or go fishing or hunt with nets or haft a blade or wear clothes or grow our food or live in permanent settlements. Suck on that.

Women have continued to be involved in the creation and advancement of civilization throughout history, whether you know it or not. Pick anything—a technology, a science, an art form, a school of thought—and start digging into the background. You’ll find women there, I guarantee, making critical contributions and often inventing the damn shit in the first place.

Women have made those contributions in spite of astonishing hurdles. Hurdles like not being allowed to go to school. Hurdles like not being allowed to work in an office with men, or join a professional society, or walk on the street, or own property. Example: look up Lise Meitner some time. When she was born in 1878 it was illegal in Austria for girls to attend school past the age of 13. Once the laws finally eased up and she could go to university, she wasn’t allowed to study with the men. Then she got a research post but wasn’t allowed to use the lab on account of girl cooties. Her whole life was like this, but she still managed to discover nuclear fucking fission. Then the Nobel committee gave the prize to her junior male colleague and ignored her existence completely.

Men in all patriarchal civilizations, including ours, have worked to downplay or deny women’s creative contributions. That’s because patriarchy is founded on the belief that women are breeding stock and men are the only people who can think. The easiest way for men to erase women’s contributions is to simply ignore that they happened. Because when you ignore something, it gets forgotten. People in the next generation don’t hear about it, and so they grow up thinking that no women have ever done anything. And then when women in their generation do stuff, they think “it’s a fluke, never happened before in the history of the world, ignore it.” And so they ignore it, and it gets forgotten. And on and on and on. The New York Times article is a perfect illustration of this principle in action.

Finally, and this is important: even those women who weren’t inventors and intellectuals, even those women who really did spend all their lives doing stereotypical “women’s work”—they also built this world. The mundane labor of life is what makes everything else possible. Before you can have scientists and engineers and artists, you have to have a whole bunch of people (and it’s usually women) to hold down the basics: to grow and harvest and cook the food, to provide clothes and shelter, to fetch the firewood and the water, to nurture and nurse, to tend and teach. Every single scrap of civilized inventing and dreaming and thinking rides on top of that foundation. Never forget that.


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from a post by Reclusive Leftist on women’s erasure in history. 

her comments relate specifically to an article by the NYT thanking “the men” who invented modern technology, but pick absolutely any academic field of study, and women’s contributions are minimized, if not outright ignored.

literature has been a huge part of my life for a long time, and i grew up reading the classics—which, of course, are typically books written by white men, depicting their experiences. i was taught that the first “modern novel” was Don Quixote, written in the early 1600s by a guy (Cervantes). i don’t think i know of a word to accurately describe my mixture of outrage, shock, and pride, when i discovered later that actually, the first modern novel was written 600 years earlier—by a woman! (it’s The Tale of Genji, written by a Japanese lady-in-waiting who was known as Murasaki Shikibu.)

this might not seem important, but if you’re a woman you know just how vital this knowledge is. even now, when women are being told that we can do anything we set our minds to, the historical, literary, and scientific figures we learn about are all men. it’s a much more insidious way to discourage women from aiming high—because what’s the point in putting in so much hard work if it’s not even going to be remembered after you’re dead?

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animaglacialis:

itsa-me-amelie:

verceri:

verceri:

sniperj0e:

sniperj0e:

ok but what if like. werewolves transform under the full moon but theres just this one and by day hes a big tough guy and then when he transforms hes a tiny dog. just fucking. just fucking turns into the tiniest, fluffiest dog

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imagine that howling at the moon

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Truly a ferocious predator.

And lastly: (He’s the pack leader obviously)

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the big wolves are his younger sisters

oh my fucking god it got better

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D-DAY

2012.10.30. ↼2014.07.29.

21 months, 91 weeks, 637 days, 15288 hours, 917280 minutes, 55036800 seconds.

Over the past year and a half, you’ve continued to showcase your never ending strength and motivation throughout your military service. You were initially ineligible for active duty, but received treatment to enlist for active duty insisting that you wanted to on join the regular army camp. From the start, you made us proud by becoming the leader of your training unit. Then, you even surprised us on the day of your release from boot camp training by receiving a special award for your outstanding shooting skills. When you were in bad shape because of a fever and had rehearsals for “The Promise” musical, you endured through the pain and went as far as practicing for 15 hours with the will to do well. And once the musical began, you received many praises for your impressive performance. The musical not only received praises from critics, but tickets for the encore performances ranked #1 in sales. After which, you went on to receive the newcomer award at the 7th Daegu International Musical Festival. Many more things happened.. and then on April 1st, you made us more proud than ever before by being promoted to a Sergeant, the highest rank achievable during your enlistment.

In every step of the way, you continued to say that you wanted to take care of Park Jungsu; to do well in the name of Super Junior and you did. Though there were many bumps in the rode and a few big hills that were hard to overcome, in the end you found a way to get through those hard times and keep moving forward.

There are not enough words in this world that can express how proud I am of you Sergeant Park Jungsu… Thank you so much for having the strength to endure and continue without giving up. I love you. 

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rurouneko:

D-DAY!!!!!!!!!!!
Leeteuk is finally back ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

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14.07.28

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talk and ramen

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smilefor-medarling:

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internationalgirl:

This is why you should have a cat y’all. Egyptians believed that cats repelled evil spirits.

Cats are evil spirits. They’re just the strongest so all others must bow to their greatness.

Actually, according to legend, cats are guardians of the Underworld. So once you are dead if you try to sneak back into the land of the living they send you back where you came from. They protect the living from the dead.

Suddenly, I have no shame being a crazy cat lady.

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tumblespark:

15/ Favourite SJ individual photoshoots: Leeteuk for Harper’s Bazaar

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welcome to eunhae world… again

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those smoky eyes..

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kunstpause:

Can we talk about how 4Minute NAILED the random play dance to a point where Doni & Coni had to give up even though they tried their absolute best to throw them off?

And they did all that while throwing around cheeky comments and dancing in fucking heels…

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ohmymyeolchi:

Time for another giveaway! I was going to wait until 7jib came out, but that could be a while so why not just do another a little earlier. This one has a bit more than I usually do, so please read the rules to help it go as smoothly as possible.

Prizes:

  • 1st winner:

All about Super Junior “Treasure Within Us” (DVD)

All About Super Junior DVD Preview

Henry’s Fantastic album

Donghae & Eunhyuk’s Skeleton album

  • 2nd winner

All About Super Junior DVD Preview

Henry’s Fantastic album

Donghae & Eunhyuk’s Skeleton album

Rules:

  • Likes and reblogs count.
  • No giveaway blogs. I’ll check.
  • You do not have to be following me. 
  • As always, this giveaway is international
  • Your ask box must be open! If i can’t contact you within 48 hours, I will pick a different winner. I will message you several times over that time.
  • You have to be comfortable with giving me your email and address. I have had previous issues with asks going through and that only causes problems, so emailing is best.
  • All the entries will be numbered and the winner will be selected through a random number generator
  • Giveaway ends August 19, 2014 11:59 pm PST

Don’t be afraid to ask if you have any questions!

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