Secretly Timid

monobeartheater:

the stars on the american flag are actually asterisks for all the restrictions on the freedom it boasts

Pow

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

feferi-captor:

get out your VCR’s it’s time to watch The Prince of Egypt. or you can watch it here.

please don’t watch exodus: gods and kings because it’s icky and racist. you deserve better. you deserve the prince of egypt.

It is safe to say that I will not be going to watch the weird gross whitewashing mess that is Exodous…

Cause I fucking loved The Prince of Egypt. I’m pretty agnostic, borderline atheist, but I love some bible stories, for whatever reason. Moses is one of my favorites, and I dig the cartoon musical version! 86 this new bs.

mrsnerdynerdnerd:

I was teaching at a Summer School this summer and one of my students told me he did not feel British, because he didn’t look British. He was black. That broke my heart a little. So I started questioning the kids on British history, and oh they fit in it and all the kids…

This kind of story is why I fear for my children once they get to public school. We’re white, and I know that they’ll learn that white history is the only history, that their tales are the only ones worth telling. I have a sense of dread that every day after school I will unweave the white supremacist tapestry and re-teach them facts. And what is that but another set of privileges of which to make them aware? That due to my education and the tools I’ve been given, I am able to teach them more than perhaps their classmates are learning? It’s a real mess. I’m ever grateful to medievalpoc for this blog, a jumping off point for resources I’ll need in the days ahead. I wish everyone would read it and catch on!
ehbeesea3:

apatosaurus:

xysciences:

A size comparison of some of the largest animals to ever of lived, compared to humans.
[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

Perspective

Blue whales are terrifying monsters. I will never sway in this long-held belief. They are too huge and should not be allowed.

I need to save this. I think about stuff like this waaaay to often. Like “wait, how big is a dinosaur?” Not nearly as big as a blue whale, apparently. Holy!

ehbeesea3:

apatosaurus:

xysciences:

A size comparison of some of the largest animals to ever of lived, compared to humans.

[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

Perspective

Blue whales are terrifying monsters. I will never sway in this long-held belief. They are too huge and should not be allowed.

I need to save this. I think about stuff like this waaaay to often. Like “wait, how big is a dinosaur?” Not nearly as big as a blue whale, apparently. Holy!

sea-change:

MARY FUCKING SHELLEY. ’oh, i’m a nineteen year old female in a world where females are basically valued only as mothers, grieving over the loss of my child, disowned by my father, in dire financial straights, stuck in a country that’s not my own, ignored and cheated on by my…

medievalpoc:

mindsplat:

hoomanao:

medievalpoc:

1800s Week!

Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault

Le Radeau de la Méduse (The Raft of the Medusa)

France (1819)

The Louvre Museum, Paris.

The Raft of the Medusa—a major work in French 19th-century painting—is generally regarded as an icon of Romanticism. It depicts an event whose human and political aspects greatly interested Géricault: the wreck of a French frigate off the coast of Senegal in 1816, with over 150 soldiers on board. The painter researched the story in detail and made numerous sketches before deciding on his definitive composition, which illustrates the hope of rescue.

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The raft had been abandoned by the crew of the wrecked Medusa. For sustenance they had only a bag of ship’s biscuit (consumed on the first day), two casks of water (lost overboard during fighting) and a few casks of wine. Only fifteen people survived.

i fuck with this painting. bc i think the captain of the ship just had his position bc of politics & he didn’t really know what the fuck he was doing, so no big surprise when his colonizin ass crashed. he high-tailed it on the lifeboat with the other upper-class men while the crew had to make this shitty raft & were abandoned. but see the diagonal that starts in the lower left and brings your eye up to the black man signaling for help? in that black man lies hope for the rest

[also, fun fact: gericault’s studio had mad cadavers and severed body parts while he was doin the studies for this. commitment!]

Yes!!  Ingres actually had a massive problem with this painting and tried to get it removed from the Louvre:

"I should like to see removed from the Louvre that picture of the Medusa and those two big Dragoons[The Charging Chasseur and The Wounded Cuirassier], its acolytes…then they will no longer corrupt the taste of the public,which should be accustomed solely to the Beautiful….I resent the Medusa and those other pictures of the dissecting room [Gericault’s studies of human limbs]: they show us man only as a cadaver and reproduce only the ugly and the hideous. No! I object to them. Art should always be beautiful and should teach us nothing but the Beautiful."

^^ Like I’ve said repeatedly-what we think of as “beautiful” is shaped by our culture, and has been shaped that way ON PURPOSE by individuals. Note how Ingres is very concerned that this painting would “corrupt the taste of the public”.

This kind of open grappling for control over what kind of art people see, what kind of subjects, is nothing new.

This painting was my first *painting*, where I went “woah”. I’ve been smitten since my first view. I would eat nails for the opportunity to see it in person. It’s amazing the way it has ridden with me from my first glimpse in a history book, through art history in college, and now learning more and more how it functioned as a subversive work. Dig.

Welp, I’m going to just use this space to blog about my husband’s cancer. He’s got third stage testicular. And we thought treatment would be “easy”. But it’s not. After 2 rounds of chemo, it looks like it’s spreading. So, fuck. I need a space to have my thoughts and feel super vulnerable now, so… We’ve got two kids, 3 and 15 mos. and cat, Kitty, who is now on anxiety meds bc of all this nonsense. Here goes.

My bed feels empty when he’s in the hospital, even though we havent shared a bed in over a year because of co-sleeping with the baby
Some problems we share as women, some we do not. You fear your children will grow up to join the patriarchy and testify against you, we fear our children will be dragged from a car and shot down in the street, and you will turn your backs upon the reasons they are dying.
Audre Lorde, “Age, Race, Class, and Sex,” Sister Outsider (via cyanine)
stfuprolifers:

willhenreeeee submitted:

This isn’t abortion related; but I made an image I feel might come in handy for a blog like this. 

I love it!  Thanks for sharing it!
And to everyone else, I’m slowly going through the messages I’ve received!  Thank you always.

stfuprolifers:

 submitted:

This isn’t abortion related; but I made an image I feel might come in handy for a blog like this. 

I love it!  Thanks for sharing it!

And to everyone else, I’m slowly going through the messages I’ve received!  Thank you always.