1. In the post-World War II era, the Klan experienced a huge resurgence. Its membership was skyrocketing, and its political influence was increasing, so Kennedy went undercover to infiltrate the group. By regularly attending meetings, he became privy to the organization’s secrets. But when he took the information to local authorities, they had little interest in using it. The Klan had become so powerful and intimidating that police were hesitant to build a case against them.

    Struggling to make use of his findings, Kennedy approached the writers of the Superman radio serial. It was perfect timing. With the war over and the Nazis no longer a threat, the producers were looking for a new villain for Superman to fight. The KKK was a great fit for the role.

    In a 16-episode series titled “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” the writers pitted the Man of Steel against the men in white hoods. As the storyline progressed, the shows exposed many of the KKK’s most guarded secrets. By revealing everything from code words to rituals, the program completely stripped the Klan of its mystique. Within two weeks of the broadcast, KKK recruitment was down to zero. And by 1948, people were showing up to Klan rallies just to mock them.

    How Superman Defeated the Ku Klux Klan | Mental Floss (via sarkos)

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    I ain’t the world’s best writer nor the world’s best speller
    But when I believe in something I’m the loudest yeller

    “Stetson Kennedy,” Woody Guthrie

    (via wolfpangs)

    If Woody Guthrie wrote a song about your merits, you freaking HAD them.

    (via delcat)

    Stetson Kennedy: American Badass.

    (via underscorex)

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  2. goshawke:

    babygoatsandfriends:

    breebade:

    A few years ago at my school there was a senior prank where two goats were released in the school and were labeled “1” and “3”. The teachers and administrators spent four hours trying to find goat “2”.

    thats hilarious

    genius

    Reblogged from: tygermama
  3. floozys:

    "hairless cats are disgusting!"

    "hairy women are disgusting!" 

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  4. georgetakei:

He-who-literally-can’t-even

Source: OhMyy - Facebook page

    georgetakei:

    He-who-literally-can’t-even

    Source: OhMyy - Facebook page

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  5. In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
    Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.

    ― Lundy Bancroft

    (via proletarianprincess)

    read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d  t h i s

    (via miss-mizi)

    i don’t know how to deal with this

    (via roachpatrol)

    Freud sold out his patients, the women who trusted him, to make the scientific world like him.  He gave up his integrity as a scientist for fame.  May it blacken his record forever.

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  7. Don’t get too high and mighty, ladies. Don’t step out of line. Don’t do anything to upset or disappoint men who feel entitled to your time, bodies, affection or attention. Your bared body can always be used as a weapon against you. You bared body can always be used to shame and humiliate you. Your bared body is at once desired and loathed.
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  8. fireplum:

    Dear Caitlin Moran,

    Yesterday afternoon I was with my friend and looking through the list of people she follows on Twitter, and your name appeared. I had already heard about you, mostly because your books had been recommended to me. I wondered for a moment if I should follow you too - I’m shy about following celebrities but you’re the type of person someone like me, who likes to think herself a feminist, wouldn’t be ashamed to publically be interested in. My friend, in any case, spoke very highly of you. “And you know,” she told me, “she’s hosting the Q&A of The Empty Hearse BFI event today!”

    It was only one more reason to envy you, a massively successful writer only a few years older than me, living a life of highbrow glamour at exclusive events, rubbing shoulders with interesting people. I was about to yield.

    Alas, in our Internet age, what a difference a few hours makes.

    In a rather spectacular manner, you managed to antagonise an entire fandom made up almost entirely of young, liberal-minded women like me, aka your core readership. How did you accomplish this? On paper, it doesn’t sound like much: you picked an erotic Sherlock fanfic off the Internet and made the stars of the show read an extract aloud for shits and giggles. But while it was most certainly shit, it wasn’t giggles for anyone, and least of all for us.

    Read More

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  9. awenyddogamulosx:

ruthlesswoodcarver:

mothensidhe:

fatfury:

omgxchrissy:

cumleak:

deux-zero-deux:

demands-with-menace:

Queen Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt. She has a lovely smile for someone who’s been dead for thousands of years.

she wasn’t a queen. she was a pharaoh and wanted to be referred to as such. she even had her statues modeled after the male pharaoh’s statues to state her dominance and authority. she was actually one of the most successful pharaohs in all of ancient egyptian history and she reigned longer than any other woman in power in egypt.

damn no wonder she died and smiled for a trillion years afterwards

The fact that we know about her is marvelous.
the next Pharaoh after her Tuthmosis III  tried to erase Hatshepsut out of history ,chiseled her name off her monuments ,covered the text on her obelisks with stone,knocked down and defaced her statues .
she was even left off the list of pharaohs ..talk about some patriarchy bullshit
her name was lost for a couple of millennia, her body was found in a unmarked grave  in early twentieth century
sad part is in Egyptian belief is  if your are forgotten in the living world you don’t exist in the afterlife,so he was trying to kill her even in death 

My best friend throwing down some herstory. A+ commentary

She wore a fake beard, you guys.She was the fucking boss.

If we remember her now does that save her from an awful afterlife?

I’m just picturing the Kemetic afterlife. All the Pharaohs are hanging out in some kind of swanky club, drinking and congratulating each other on being bros. 
The doors slam open and Hatshepsut strides in, glorious, robes swirling, rocking the fake beard and the insane amounts of wealth and power. “Miss me, bitches?” 

    awenyddogamulosx:

    ruthlesswoodcarver:

    mothensidhe:

    fatfury:

    omgxchrissy:

    cumleak:

    deux-zero-deux:

    demands-with-menace:

    Queen Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt. She has a lovely smile for someone who’s been dead for thousands of years.

    she wasn’t a queen. she was a pharaoh and wanted to be referred to as such. she even had her statues modeled after the male pharaoh’s statues to state her dominance and authority. she was actually one of the most successful pharaohs in all of ancient egyptian history and she reigned longer than any other woman in power in egypt.

    damn no wonder she died and smiled for a trillion years afterwards

    The fact that we know about her is marvelous.

    the next Pharaoh after her Tuthmosis III  tried to erase Hatshepsut out of history ,chiseled her name off her monuments ,covered the text on her obelisks with stone,knocked down and defaced her statues .

    she was even left off the list of pharaohs ..talk about some patriarchy bullshit

    her name was lost for a couple of millennia, her body was found in a unmarked grave  in early twentieth century

    sad part is in Egyptian belief is  if your are forgotten in the living world you don’t exist in the afterlife,so he was trying to kill her even in death 

    My best friend throwing down some herstory. A+ commentary

    She wore a fake beard, you guys.
    She was the fucking boss.

    If we remember her now does that save her from an awful afterlife?

    I’m just picturing the Kemetic afterlife. All the Pharaohs are hanging out in some kind of swanky club, drinking and congratulating each other on being bros. 

    The doors slam open and Hatshepsut strides in, glorious, robes swirling, rocking the fake beard and the insane amounts of wealth and power. “Miss me, bitches?” 

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  10. professorfangirl:

From Leaves of Glass, 2007. (x)

    professorfangirl:

    From Leaves of Glass, 2007. (x)

    Reblogged from: professorfangirl
  11. thisissadcat:

    WHEW ALL FINISHED.

    Series 3 Sherlocks! The last of the new prints I’ll have at Ottawa Comiccon. Hope to see some of you there!

    What brilliance!

    Reblogged from: thescienceofobsession
  12. englishsnow:

    by anna m.

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  13. sherlocked-development:

    look who’s finally ragging on the old lady

    Reblogged from: thebritishteapot
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  15. tstarksbitch:

    • i am angry because this is just another example of women being shamed for taking nudes instead of the douchebag who spreads them being shamed for violating someone’s privacy like that
    • i am angry because nobody deserves this, regardless of how i feel about their personality
    • i am angry because this is pure misogyny and shows how women aren’t respected in our culture
    • i am angry because she did not consent to having those pics posted everywhere but they still were
    • i am angry because on the VERY RARE occasion this happens to a male celeb he is not shamed but rather the perpetrator is and it’s forgotten quickly whereas this will haunt jennifer for years and years to come
    • i am angry because this was a sex crime and people are treating it like a joke
    • i am angry because she is being exploited/objectified and some gross dudebros are probably jacking off to those pics 
    • i am angry because people are CONGRATULATING the fucker who did such an atrocious thing to her instead of being appalled 

    listen i may not like her personally but the fact remains that as a human being she is entitled to body autonomy and to choose who sees her naked body and who doesn’t 

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