Thinkin' About String

saxas:

People love watching and reading about dystopias and rebellions, but when it happens in real life suddenly those people are demonizing the resistance and championing the oppressors as the protectors of society. 

Even if someone hates me for being white, or makes fun of me for being white, it's more than made up for by the fact that I DON'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF THE POLICE SHOOTING ME FOR NO FUCKING REASON
Anonymous

yoisthisracist:

Yeah, I think everyone would take that deal.

Why do you hate ALL republicans. We aren't all racist. Some of us are black, too. :( And I don't hate illegal immigrants, I just want them to come through legally.
Anonymous

yoisthisracist:

Fine, some Republicans are just idiot assholes who think shit like slightly lower taxes are more important than not supporting racist, sexist, homophobe assholes, happy?

coolchicksfromhistory:

Christine de Pizan (1364- c. 1430)
Art by April Babcock (tumblr)
Christine de Pizan is one of the best known writers of the medieval period, yet if not for circumstances beyond her control she might never have picked up a pen.  The daughter of an Italian scientist at the court of Charles V of France, Christine was given a classical education before her marriage at the age of fifteen to a royal secretary named Etienne du Castel.  When she was 25, her beloved husband died in an epidemic.  As her father had already passed away, Christine found herself responsible for the care of not only herself and her two children, but also her mother and an orphaned niece.
Christine began writing love ballads that caught the attention of wealthy patrons who enjoyed both her poetry and the novelty of a female writer.  Christine wrote hundreds of poems, many on commission for specific nobles, and this work allowed her to support her family and clear the debts left after her husband’s death.
Christine’s most famous work, The Book of the City of Ladies (1405), is an impassioned defense of women.  It challenged misogyny by creating a symbolic city of righteous women.  The women profiled include historical figures such as Zenobia and Sappho, pagan goddesses such as Isis and Minerva, women from the Hebrew Bible such as Deborah and the unnamed Woman of Valor (Proverbs 31), and Christian saints such as the Virgin Mary and St. Lucy.  Christine’s book was a testimony to the accomplishments of women and argued for wider access to education for women. 
While The Book of the City of Ladies is primarily about female achievement, Christine also included an anti-rape message.  As a character in the book, Christine says “I am therefore troubled and grieved when men argue that many women want to be raped and that it does not bother them at all to be raped by men even when they verbally protest…”  Lady Rectitude, one of Christine’s guides in The Book of the City of Ladies, responds “Rest assured, dear friend, chaste ladies who live honestly take absolutely no pleasure in being raped. Indeed, rape is the greatest possible sorrow for them. Many upright women have demonstrated that this is true with their own credible examples…”
In 1418, Christine retired to a convent in Poissy.  At the convent she wrote one final poem which she dedicated to Joan of Arc.  It is the only known French language work about Joan of Arc written during Joan’s lifetime.

I am WAY too smugly pleased with myself for recognizing a cartoon of Christine di Pizan before scrolling down to confirm. (I was an RA for a medievalist for a couple minutes back in aught five.)

coolchicksfromhistory:

Christine de Pizan (1364- c. 1430)

Art by April Babcock (tumblr)

Christine de Pizan is one of the best known writers of the medieval period, yet if not for circumstances beyond her control she might never have picked up a pen.  The daughter of an Italian scientist at the court of Charles V of France, Christine was given a classical education before her marriage at the age of fifteen to a royal secretary named Etienne du Castel.  When she was 25, her beloved husband died in an epidemic.  As her father had already passed away, Christine found herself responsible for the care of not only herself and her two children, but also her mother and an orphaned niece.

Christine began writing love ballads that caught the attention of wealthy patrons who enjoyed both her poetry and the novelty of a female writer.  Christine wrote hundreds of poems, many on commission for specific nobles, and this work allowed her to support her family and clear the debts left after her husband’s death.

Christine’s most famous work, The Book of the City of Ladies (1405), is an impassioned defense of women.  It challenged misogyny by creating a symbolic city of righteous women.  The women profiled include historical figures such as Zenobia and Sappho, pagan goddesses such as Isis and Minerva, women from the Hebrew Bible such as Deborah and the unnamed Woman of Valor (Proverbs 31), and Christian saints such as the Virgin Mary and St. Lucy.  Christine’s book was a testimony to the accomplishments of women and argued for wider access to education for women. 

While The Book of the City of Ladies is primarily about female achievement, Christine also included an anti-rape message.  As a character in the book, Christine says “I am therefore troubled and grieved when men argue that many women want to be raped and that it does not bother them at all to be raped by men even when they verbally protest…”  Lady Rectitude, one of Christine’s guides in The Book of the City of Ladies, responds “Rest assured, dear friend, chaste ladies who live honestly take absolutely no pleasure in being raped. Indeed, rape is the greatest possible sorrow for them. Many upright women have demonstrated that this is true with their own credible examples…”

In 1418, Christine retired to a convent in Poissy.  At the convent she wrote one final poem which she dedicated to Joan of Arc.  It is the only known French language work about Joan of Arc written during Joan’s lifetime.

I am WAY too smugly pleased with myself for recognizing a cartoon of Christine di Pizan before scrolling down to confirm. (I was an RA for a medievalist for a couple minutes back in aught five.)

findouteverything:

pharoahsectotherm:

sapientpawnkeeper:

somebody should write an essay comparing and contrasting tina from bob’s burgers and meg from family guy and explain why tina hit the mark for respectfully portraying the awkward teenage years and why meg is a huge fucking insensitive joke that isn’t even funny

Tina is a character, Meg is a punchline. 

wow that’s a pretty concise essay

So the Feguson PD is refusing to answer 911, assualted and arrested a black journalist for 'trespassing' at a McDonalds where he was eating, are tear gassing people for refusal to disperse FROM THEIR OWN PRIVATE PROPERTY, and have de facto declared war on the black community. But then, none of this would have happened if we'd have just believed their story about why they shot an unarmed black kid a bunch of times in the back. So who's the real racist now, smart guy?
Anonymous
colleenfrakes:

The new mini comics are (finally) back from the printers! SPX can start tomorrow, I’m ready.

colleenfrakes:

The new mini comics are (finally) back from the printers! SPX can start tomorrow, I’m ready.

gradientlair:

No. All “opinions” are not valuable. No “opinions” are neutral or accurate solely because they’re wrapped in clichés, benevolence, affirmations, platitudes or theism.

Regardless of your own identity, if it is your “opinion” that racism and anti-Blackness “go both ways” then…

Dude half the shit on here is just people trying to start shit. Most of its not even true racism. And almost every race is just as racist as all the others. Yes slavery was bad but people didn't free u to here u bitch and complain about it!!!

yoisthisracist:

And yet, only the fuckheads responsible for slavery managed to set up a global society where they benefit from racism. Oh shit, it’s almost like your argument is stupid as fuck, you racist garbage.

nbchannibal:

littlegreypuppy:

trr-rr:

graham-unhinged:

A Family of Strays

LOOK AT THE SHAKY ONE 

4eva & always a reblog - all Will puppies all the time….

[loud yelling]