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  2. hitrecord:

"BOOKS"
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  3. lyndsayfaye:

    What would Effie Munro’s daughter Lucy from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventure of the Yellow Face” have looked like in adulthood?  And what would have happened to her?

    The hard truth is that very few options existed in the 19th century for women of color, and almost none as regarded what we would today call a “career.”  Those who worked inside the home were most often domestics or cooks in other people’s households, or else did sewing, crafts, or laundry within their own homes. But Effie Munro’s daughter had tremendous advantages, so let’s consider rather further.  She had a well-traveled white mother who practically merited the term “adventuress,” one with her own money and prospects, and she had a white father pledged to love and protect her.  The family must have faced terrible social pressures, but they were strong and affluent and committed and brave.  So what might have become of her?

    Marriage.  Well to do women seldom, let us remember, sought work at all.  One of the most likely lives Lucy would have found is marriage to a prosperous man of color—but remember, Effie married a black gentleman, and her new husband saw no issue with interracial marriage.  Therefore, provided the groom was suitably courageous, kind, and generally awesome, I have no problem believing Effie’s daughter could have married whomever she damn well pleased!

    —Education.  Lucy came from two highly intelligent and resourceful parents, and ones with no fear of flouting social convention.  If Effie’s daughter developed an interest in the sciences or the humanities, she would most likely have used the knowledge for teaching, possibly even in a school dedicated to educating people of color.

    —Small Business Ownership.  It was extremely uncommon for women to own their own businesses, but it was just barely possible.  Lucy had no need of her own income; however, if she had a love of hospitality, hats, printing, what have you, she could have owned a restaurant, millinery, or small press, for example.

    The Arts.  Lucy must have experienced myriad disappointments and snobberies even growing up with such a badass parent and step-parent.  She would have a lot to express, and since money was no object, I personally like to think that she could have chosen to tell her story through music, painting, or some other medium.  This is my headcanon.

    —Social Justice.  Times, they were hard in the 19th century, especially for people of color; it would come as no surprise to me if Lucy became a revolutionary, a crusader for civil rights during the early days of the suffragette movement—in fact, if she wasn’t a suffragette, I’ll eat my hat.

    Whatever became of Lucy Munro, I hope she had a full and happy life.  Not only were her parents behind her, but so were Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself—a pretty formidable cheer team if I ever saw one.

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  4. We never say that all men deserve to feel beautiful. We never say that each man is beautiful in his own way. We don’t have huge campaigns aimed at young boys trying to convince them that they’re attractive, probably because we very rarely correlate a man’s worth with his appearance. The problem is that a woman’s value in this world is still very much attached to her appearance, and telling her that she should or deserves to feel beautiful does more to promote that than negate it. Telling women that they “deserve” to feel pretty plays right in to the idea that prettiness should be important to them. And having books and movies aimed at young women where every female protagonist turns out to be beautiful (whereas many of the antagonists are described in much less flattering terms) reinforces the message that beauty has some kind of morality attached to it, and that all heroines are somehow pretty.
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  6. artmonia:

    Ulla Thynell.

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  7. nickjamesbxtch:

    spiritual-realm:

    i want to live here

    I’m going to live here

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  8. crissle:

    Malcolm X on "Progress"

    WE. ARE. STILL. HERE.

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  9. 57fandom59:

 

scarystardragonball:
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  10. bevismusson:

    bri-loves-cats:

    ramblingsarcasm:

    king-samanthian:

    forget-the-maps:

    Want

    Calvin and Hobbes: the college years

    WHAT.

    Y’know, I scrolled past this and thought to myself, “yeah, this is pretty cute, but I’m not gonna reblog it.”

    Until I saw that last gif.

    Yeah, last one did for me as well.

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  11. 
favourite pictures of Ben Whishaw: 90/100 
(+ Romola Garai & Dominic West)

    favourite pictures of Ben Whishaw: 90/100 

    (+ Romola Garai & Dominic West)

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  13. 1021girl:
snickerdoodlesandsausages:

enjolrasactual:

in-love-with-my-bed:

the-winchesters-creed:

ayellowstateofmind:

imagine stabbing someone with this knife.

it would instantly cauterize the would, so the person wouldn’t bleed, so it’s not very useful.

if you want information it is

and above, in order, we see a gryffindor, a ravenclaw, and a slytherin

why would you stab a PERSON when you can have TOAST?

there’s the hufflepuff

    1021girl:

    snickerdoodlesandsausages:

    enjolrasactual:

    in-love-with-my-bed:

    the-winchesters-creed:

    ayellowstateofmind:

    imagine stabbing someone with this knife.

    it would instantly cauterize the would, so the person wouldn’t bleed, so it’s not very useful.

    if you want information it is

    and above, in order, we see a gryffindor, a ravenclaw, and a slytherin

    why would you stab a PERSON when you can have TOAST?

    there’s the hufflepuff

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  14. littlemissmutant:


binghsien:

note-a-bear:

kaalashnikov:

cracked:

Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

cloudy with a chance of witch burning

your periodic reminder that a good chunk of Europe basically shat the bed for a few centuries while everyone else kinda did their thing.

I am sorry I’m going to be that person.
This map is extremely inaccurate.
1) China was not going through business as usual China was going through the TANG DYNASTY i.e. the Golden Age of Chinese culture, which would lay down legal and social and poetic norms for the rest of Chinese history. The Tang is so influential that a lot of languages call Chinese people 唐人 (People from Tang.) (We call Chinese people “people from Qin” so.)
2) Japan is _first becoming literate_ during this time period (due to the influence of the Tang they adopt Chinese script), which is a BFD for poetry, religion, politics, society. Japanese court culture develops, which near the end of this period (11th century, around the time Europe enters “high middle ages”) will produce The Tale of Genji (by a totally awesome woman named Murasaki),widely regarded as the world’s first novel because of it’s deft use of irony and social commentary.
3) The southern part of Korea is experiencing the emergence of Unified Silla, a state that will last the entire period and will see the importation of Chinese and Indian buddhism, the construction of the first Confucian college in Korea, and so on.
4) In Mesoamerica, the Mayans are inventing astronomy, writing (the third and final independent invention of writing in human history), and a whole crapload of other stuff. This is the triumph of their culture.
5) The Umayyads in Spain are a massive center of technology, learning, and (comparative) religious toleration.
6) The Eastern Roman Empire, which spans both the green and yellow portions of your map, isn’t doing too badly either, bouncing back after losing territory to the Caliphate.
7) The Polynesians are colonizing the ENTIRE PACIFIC using amazing advanced navigation technology not rivaled until the INVENTION OF GPS.
8) I am not equipped to talk about Sub-Saharan Africa in detail (cue rant about how we never learn about subsaharan africa in the western educational system) but you can bet there are some major, amazing developments going on there too. I’d be shocked if there weren’t.
9) HOLY SHIT INDIA.
10) OMG SOUTH EAST ASIA. SOUTH. EAST. ASIA.
11) THEY WEREN’T BURNING WITCHES IN EUROPE DURING THE MIGRATION PERIOD (dark ages). Witch burning took off in the EARLY MODERN PERIOD, nearly 1000 years after this. Europe was going through some tough shit, which would leave them backwards compared to the rest of the world for 1000 years, but also there were some amazing things happening there, at least have the decency to be like “angry dudes with swords stabbing people” not WITCH BURNINGS FFS.
12) And ABSOLUTELY Islamic Caliphate was a totally amazing flowering of intellectual, artistic, and spiritual culture, a mixing pot between a thousand cultures and languages, and totally amazing. Don’t in any way want to diminish that in any way.

PLEASE ALWAYS BE THAT PERSON

    littlemissmutant:

    binghsien:

    note-a-bear:

    kaalashnikov:

    cracked:

    Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

    cloudy with a chance of witch burning

    your periodic reminder that a good chunk of Europe basically shat the bed for a few centuries while everyone else kinda did their thing.

    I am sorry I’m going to be that person.

    This map is extremely inaccurate.

    1) China was not going through business as usual China was going through the TANG DYNASTY i.e. the Golden Age of Chinese culture, which would lay down legal and social and poetic norms for the rest of Chinese history. The Tang is so influential that a lot of languages call Chinese people 唐人 (People from Tang.) (We call Chinese people “people from Qin” so.)

    2) Japan is _first becoming literate_ during this time period (due to the influence of the Tang they adopt Chinese script), which is a BFD for poetry, religion, politics, society. Japanese court culture develops, which near the end of this period (11th century, around the time Europe enters “high middle ages”) will produce The Tale of Genji (by a totally awesome woman named Murasaki),widely regarded as the world’s first novel because of it’s deft use of irony and social commentary.

    3) The southern part of Korea is experiencing the emergence of Unified Silla, a state that will last the entire period and will see the importation of Chinese and Indian buddhism, the construction of the first Confucian college in Korea, and so on.

    4) In Mesoamerica, the Mayans are inventing astronomy, writing (the third and final independent invention of writing in human history), and a whole crapload of other stuff. This is the triumph of their culture.

    5) The Umayyads in Spain are a massive center of technology, learning, and (comparative) religious toleration.

    6) The Eastern Roman Empire, which spans both the green and yellow portions of your map, isn’t doing too badly either, bouncing back after losing territory to the Caliphate.

    7) The Polynesians are colonizing the ENTIRE PACIFIC using amazing advanced navigation technology not rivaled until the INVENTION OF GPS.

    8) I am not equipped to talk about Sub-Saharan Africa in detail (cue rant about how we never learn about subsaharan africa in the western educational system) but you can bet there are some major, amazing developments going on there too. I’d be shocked if there weren’t.

    9) HOLY SHIT INDIA.

    10) OMG SOUTH EAST ASIA. SOUTH. EAST. ASIA.

    11) THEY WEREN’T BURNING WITCHES IN EUROPE DURING THE MIGRATION PERIOD (dark ages). Witch burning took off in the EARLY MODERN PERIOD, nearly 1000 years after this. Europe was going through some tough shit, which would leave them backwards compared to the rest of the world for 1000 years, but also there were some amazing things happening there, at least have the decency to be like “angry dudes with swords stabbing people” not WITCH BURNINGS FFS.

    12) And ABSOLUTELY Islamic Caliphate was a totally amazing flowering of intellectual, artistic, and spiritual culture, a mixing pot between a thousand cultures and languages, and totally amazing. Don’t in any way want to diminish that in any way.

    PLEASE ALWAYS BE THAT PERSON

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