1. roane72:

    I think every episode of AoS should start with Peggy and the Howling Commandos.

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  3. medievalpoc:

    Math and Science Week!

    aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

    Tan Yunxian / 谈允贤

    [x]

    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.

    Wikipedia on Tan Yunxian

    Women doctors of Ancient China

    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.

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  4. Everything you want is coming. Relax and let the Universe pick the timing and the way. You just trust that it is coming and watch how fast it comes.
    Abraham Hicks (via floatingmemories)
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  5. roane72:

    nowyoukno:

    socialjusticekoolaid:

    (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

    image

    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.

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  6. centuriespast:

Alice Maud Mary Arcliffe (1852–1936), as Joan of Arc, Shakespeare Memorial Commemoration, 1889
(from ‘Henry VI’)
by Gilbert Anthony Pownall
Date painted: 1914
Oil on canvas, 76.5 x 47.5 cm
Collection: Royal Shakespeare Company Collection

    centuriespast:

    Alice Maud Mary Arcliffe (1852–1936), as Joan of Arc, Shakespeare Memorial Commemoration, 1889

    (from ‘Henry VI’)

    by Gilbert Anthony Pownall

    Date painted: 1914

    Oil on canvas, 76.5 x 47.5 cm

    Collection: Royal Shakespeare Company Collection

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  7. moonblossom:

steverogershelmethair:

the-goddamazon:

sugaryleopard:

aculturedpearl:

Louboutins are redefining the “nude” pump— now available in five shades.  Great initiative!

Thank you Christian Louboutin. 

This is so important.

Yes, thank you for making more shoes literally none of us will ever be able to afford.

Fashion trickles down though. When a high-end designer like Christian Louboutin acknowledges that there should be variety in “nude” pumps, it will invariably be copied by cheaper and more accessible brands. This is a huge, positive thing.

    moonblossom:

    steverogershelmethair:

    the-goddamazon:

    sugaryleopard:

    aculturedpearl:

    Louboutins are redefining the “nude” pump— now available in five shades.  Great initiative!

    Thank you Christian Louboutin. 

    This is so important.

    Yes, thank you for making more shoes literally none of us will ever be able to afford.

    Fashion trickles down though. When a high-end designer like Christian Louboutin acknowledges that there should be variety in “nude” pumps, it will invariably be copied by cheaper and more accessible brands. This is a huge, positive thing.

    Reblogged from: moonblossom
  8. axemeaboutaxinomancy:

Artist johix was commissioned by drgrlfriend to create this LOVELY picture of Sherlock and John (and their daemons) from my Unsettled. THANK YOU!! ♥

John turned. A cab was pulling away, and there he was again, in his dramatic coat. The cat dæmon clung adroitly to his right shoulder, disdaining to walk on the pavement.
"Mr Holmes," said John, struggling for some kind of formal dignity.
"Sherlock, please."
They shook hands. And then the cat on Sherlock’s shoulder said, “And I am Vyarosse.”
This was a little shocking. It wasn’t as though other people’s dæmons never spoke to people, Mike’s dæmon had spoken to John once yesterday, but they did not introduce themselves, and definitely not in a tone which implied that they should have been introduced first.
But John recovered himself and said, “Nice to meet you. This is Ferendala,” with his hand on Feren’s back, and she wagged her tail once, politely, but her ears were perked forward a bit and her eyes were bright.


I love a brilliant illustration of a fic, especially when I’ve never read the fic.

    axemeaboutaxinomancy:

    Artist johix was commissioned by drgrlfriend to create this LOVELY picture of Sherlock and John (and their daemons) from my Unsettled. THANK YOU!! ♥

    John turned. A cab was pulling away, and there he was again, in his dramatic coat. The cat dæmon clung adroitly to his right shoulder, disdaining to walk on the pavement.

    "Mr Holmes," said John, struggling for some kind of formal dignity.

    "Sherlock, please."

    They shook hands. And then the cat on Sherlock’s shoulder said, “And I am Vyarosse.”

    This was a little shocking. It wasn’t as though other people’s dæmons never spoke to people, Mike’s dæmon had spoken to John once yesterday, but they did not introduce themselves, and definitely not in a tone which implied that they should have been introduced first.

    But John recovered himself and said, “Nice to meet you. This is Ferendala,” with his hand on Feren’s back, and she wagged her tail once, politely, but her ears were perked forward a bit and her eyes were bright.

    I love a brilliant illustration of a fic, especially when I’ve never read the fic.

    Reblogged from: thescienceofobsession
  9. akamine-chan:

    outrageouswizardofnottingham:

    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.

    Reblogged from: tygermama
  10. existentialismandmakeup:

    miikachu:

    onlylolgifs:

    High Five New York

    See? Now this is a prank. Something silly and good intentioned and actually funny. Not groping poor, unsuspecting girls.

    Reblogged from: tygermama
  11. last-snowfall:

airships-and-swords:

theracismrepellent:

go0fnugget:

During WWII, Japanese American soldiers were among the first to liberate the Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. “U.S military commanders decided it would be bad public relations if Jewish prisoners were freed by Japanese American soldiers whose own families were imprisoned in American concentration camps,” therefore, these Japanese American soldiers who liberated hundreds of Jews are missing in our history lessons.

Wow. 

See, that implies that our history lessons actually talk about the fact that our government put Japanese Americans IN camps - and that by our silence we LET them. We condoned it. That’s on the heads of every white person who stood silently by and said nothing.
Also, yeah, not regularly taught.

It is taught in Canada, but the liberation part isn’t.

    last-snowfall:

    airships-and-swords:

    theracismrepellent:

    go0fnugget:

    During WWII, Japanese American soldiers were among the first to liberate the Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. “U.S military commanders decided it would be bad public relations if Jewish prisoners were freed by Japanese American soldiers whose own families were imprisoned in American concentration camps,” therefore, these Japanese American soldiers who liberated hundreds of Jews are missing in our history lessons.

    Wow. 

    See, that implies that our history lessons actually talk about the fact that our government put Japanese Americans IN camps - and that by our silence we LET them. We condoned it. That’s on the heads of every white person who stood silently by and said nothing.

    Also, yeah, not regularly taught.

    It is taught in Canada, but the liberation part isn’t.

    Reblogged from: tygermama
  12. stuffimgoingtohellfor:

    "what are you doing this week" oh nothing just

    image

    Of COURSE Captain Renault was bi *heads desk* The discrepency I sensed upon first viewing finally explained!

    Reblogged from: stuffimgoingtohellfor
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  14. raecupcake:

    Here’s your morbid literary fact of the day.

    Fascinating! Romantic til the end.

    Reblogged from: elucipher
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