Until I can think of a suitable title...
I think every episode of AoS should start with Peggy and the Howling Commandos.
Math and Science Week!
aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:
Tan Yunxian / 谈允贤
I noticed we haven’t featured a lot of medieval POC women in science, so here’s one.
Tan Yunxian (1461–1554) was a doctor in Ming Dynasty China. She came from a family of physicians, specialised in gynecology, and lived to the age of 93.
She’s unusual in that she left behind a book, titled Sayings of A Woman Doctor / 女医杂言. It’s made up of 31 case studies - "habitual abortion, menstrual disorders, postpartum diseases, and abdominal lumps" - which she treated using traditional techniques such as moxibustion.
I couldn’t find any portraits of Tan Yunxian, but there’s currently a TV drama being made inspired by her life, called The Imperial Doctress / 女医·明妃传. I’m sure it’s going to be wildly inaccurate, but at least it’ll remind folks that women’s history in old China wasn’t just about bound feet.
Fascinating. As a Chinese girl I’m ashamed to say that this is the first I’ve heard of Tan. I wonder why her stories and legacy were buried in history, instead of recited to Chinese girls everywhere. Something to do with why we had the bloody Lotus Feet, I dare say.
(9.23.14) — Another morning in Amerikkka. Somebody thought it would be fun to desecrate the Mike Brown Memorial early this morning. I… I really can’t even. #staywoke #farfromover
Here’s a picture of some cops watching the memorial burn although there seemed to be no police at the scene when the fire department arrived.
I get that the first tweet may have been from a journalist, but what is this “caught fire” shit? It didn’t ‘catch fire’. It got set on fire. ‘Catch fire’ is what happens to things struck by lightning or left on the stove too long. This was fucking arson.
Its horrible that we live in a world where this is happening
Step 1 : Read the post
Step 2 : Sounds like an urban legend to me. Giveaways include the “IMPORTANT PLEASE READ” and “PLEASE PASS IT ON” and the “this happened to a friend” and finally, the addition of a likely sounding expert. Also, no sources.
Step 3: Go to Google and put in some relevant search terms. In this case, the likely sounding expert “Barbara Baker, Secretary Directorate of Training U.S. Army Military Police School” but also “killer in the backseat.” This is what you get:
Click on any link to find out that the story first appeared on the internet in the early 2000’s. It is a hoax.
I personally use snopes.com as my go-to source; they’ve been debunking urban legends since 1995 and are excellent researchers.
Step 4 : Pat yourself on the back.
The reason I go on and on about this is because so many people are not being the critical thinkers we all need to be. They see a post that says “Godzilla found in the South Pacific” and they hit the reblog button. They don’t stop and go, “What? Really?” They don’t question it and that’s dangerous. Because they also see posts like ” ‘Vaccines are a hoax, endangering children’, says prominent scientists” and years later the whooping cough and measles are making a comeback and killing children.
As people living in the society we do, with information spread far and wide from so many different sources, it’s so fucking important to be critical thinkers. Otherwise, we end up in situations where people are denying that climate change is a real thing, denying that sexism and misogyny are real things, denying that racism is still a thing.
We need to be smarter than that, so we can make informed, rational choices.
See? Now this is a prank. Something silly and good intentioned and actually funny. Not groping poor, unsuspecting girls.
"what are you doing this week" oh nothing just
Of COURSE Captain Renault was bi *heads desk* The discrepency I sensed upon first viewing finally explained!
Here’s your morbid literary fact of the day.
Fascinating! Romantic til the end.