http://cisyphus.tumblr.com/post/98264913247/its-incredibly-fucked-up-that-before-you-are-even

cisyphus:

It’s incredibly fucked up that before you are even born a doctor can declare that you are male or female, that you are a little boy or a little girl. Based solely on the visibile traits of your body you are then placed into one of two coercive categories that you will spend your life being…

whenasinsilks:

Stereoscopic portrait of a woman identified as Miss Willis, 1870-75, English (London). 
Manchester Art Gallery accession no. 2008.40.4.8

whenasinsilks:

Stereoscopic portrait of a woman identified as Miss Willis, 1870-75, English (London). 

Manchester Art Gallery accession no. 2008.40.4.8

heaveninawildflower:

Transformation of cicada septendecim (1885). “Report of the Entomologist Dept. Agriculture 1885.”
Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery.

heaveninawildflower:

Transformation of cicada septendecim (1885). “Report of the Entomologist Dept. Agriculture 1885.”

Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery.

satdeshret:

fatanarchy:

goodstuffhappenedtoday:

Free Scarves In Ottawa A Helping Hand In Freezing Temperatures 

The so-called polar vortex has Canada in its grip once again, with temperatures plummeting down to -35°C across Ontario on Tuesday, reports the National Post, with Ottawa experiencing an average of -23°C. Going outside without a scarf is not an option, which is why one kindhearted soul is trying to make sure every citizen is properly dressed.

A picture posted on Reddit on Monday evening showed a statue of army hero Andrew Mynarski, tied with a purple scarf and a tag that read, “I am not lost! If you’re stuck out in the cold, take this scarf to keep warm!”

According to the Ottawa Citizen, scarves were placed on each of the statues in The Valiants Memorial on Wellington Street.

Remember when someone did this last year and we were all inspired to do it? Well it’s the first day of Autumn and the weather is starting to change so get your knitting and crochet needles out and start making scarves and hats to hang on trees and benches and statues and everything else! Don’t forget to make a tag that says it’s free! And if you go to a Goodwill or Value Village (or similar) you can find large bags of random yarn for very cheap! Let’s go!

I’m gonna do this this year hell yeah

(Source: huffingtonpost.ca)

Fancy Old Buildings

medievalpoc:

Maybe I’m searching wrong, but I can’t find anything about fancy old buildings built in Africa, like giant churches and state buildings plastered everywhere from Europe. I tried looking for specific countries but still nothing. Surely they’re not all destroyed?
Well, if you’re searching for “Africa”…then yeah, you’re probably searching wrong? I mean, I’ll act like stating the obvious isn’t necessary…? Because…?
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This is so general, I don’t know quite how to answer you but I’ll do my best, I suppose.

You probably need to be much more specific. Basically you want the equivalent of European Medieval-y type castle buildings? They’re pretty much all over the place…
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Fasilides Palace in Ethiopia:

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For fancy Christian churches with painted interiors, try searching “Copt” or “Coptic” (these are Zagwe dynasty, I believe):

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Here’s Saint George’s Church in Addis Abeba:

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And Bete Giorgis in Lalibela, Ethiopia:

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I mean, there’s no order to this, I’m just throwing stuff out there at random. If you want, there’s a Wikipedia page for World Heritage Sites in Africa here. There’s another Wikipedia page for Architecture of Africa here.

facebooksexism:


I know it’s not really sexism but I felt like issues like this should come up.
Because as far as I’m concerned when people make jokes about minimum wage workers wanting a better living wage but not being “smart enough” for it, they’re:
a) Saying fuck poor people they don’t deserve to be able to live properly and
b) Saying fuck people with learning disabilities or couldn’t go to college or even had to drop out middle/high school.
To me this is classist and ableist because god forbid we actually try to help the people in minimum wage jobs who were unable to get anything better because they’re set up to fail. 

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tbh, I don’t think it’s any coincidence that they drew what appears to possibly be a WOC who is the object of their scorn. It’s all intersections, peeps.

facebooksexism:

I know it’s not really sexism but I felt like issues like this should come up.

Because as far as I’m concerned when people make jokes about minimum wage workers wanting a better living wage but not being “smart enough” for it, they’re:

a) Saying fuck poor people they don’t deserve to be able to live properly and

b) Saying fuck people with learning disabilities or couldn’t go to college or even had to drop out middle/high school.

To me this is classist and ableist because god forbid we actually try to help the people in minimum wage jobs who were unable to get anything better because they’re set up to fail. 

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tbh, I don’t think it’s any coincidence that they drew what appears to possibly be a WOC who is the object of their scorn. It’s all intersections, peeps.