October292013
“Dear Prime Minister, You have done a great favour to us today, of which you are not aware. I’ve seen a Galatasaray (football team) fan picking up a Fenerbahçe (another football team) fan off of the street who fell against the police, to whom you have ordered to kill. I’ve seen students sharing their water and bread with each other; Kurds and Turks walking hand in hand. I’ve seen women, whom you call whores, coming out of the brothel to give lemons and water to those who were injured. I’ve seen people, whom you call transvestites, opening their hotel rooms for refuge; I’ve seen lawyers and doctors sharing their phones, medical students responding in emergencies. I’ve seen elderly ladies giving out clothes soaked in vinegar. I’ve seen shopkeepers sharing their wireless network passwords, hotel owners taking injured in to their lobbies. I’ve seen a bus driver blocking the road to prevent the panzer from entering. I’ve seen pharmacists opening their shops at night. And rest assured, tonight our eyes were filled with tears not because of the teargas you ordered to be fired but because of pride.”

Open letter from the Turkish citizens to the prime minister.

Thousands of people are protesting against the government right now because of the violence and injustice they’ve been subjected to when they were peacefully protesting against government’s decision to cut down the trees and demolish a park.

Please share and let the world know that these people will not stand this torment and injustice anymore. They are chanting “We’ll have revolution!” and “Government resign!” and courageously resisting the police against the tear gas and physical brutality.

(via careful-sweetheart)

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6PM

gynocieum:

asugarprince:

mypocketshurt90:

jethroq:

diablerie-clusterfuck:

fenris-kin:

tacticalzergface:

themadrambler:

thom-yorkes-eye-thing:

geekishchic:

I think he may be missing the point.

no i think you’re missing the point.

things designed for women that we call “sexist” actually have advantages which weigh out the disadvantages. 
It’s like women and men in general. We don’t need the same rights to have equal rights.

The pros of being a man are equaled by the pros of being a woman.

"Equal" is not synonymous with "The same" and i think a lot of feminists need to realise this

Also lets not forget that plate armor is not good for women to wear and leads to longer term complications.

Bullshit to both of these, as an amateur scholar of European Warfare. Now while Medieval War is not my specialty, I’ll do my best.

First off, there are zero advantages to the woman’s armor. None. Zilch. Nada. Weight is not an issue with plate mail, since even with the chainmail under-covering, the heaviest part, knight armor comes out to 47 kilograms. That’s less than the average infantryman carries into battle today. It was enough so that guys in reproductions are able to do cartwheels in them. Look up a film by the Metropolitan Museum of Art called I believe “A Night at the Armor Galleries”. People in knight armor were agile.

Secondly, we don’t see any armor that looks anything close to the woman’s because the people during the Medieval Period, contrary to popular belief, were not stupid. The plates are so well made that someone who wore a suit of armor from the period said he had full range of motion inside of it. Think about that. He was 100% able to do everything a normal person could inside his armor.

Thirdly, it does not have long-lasting complications for women. Hell, I know women who do reenactments of Medieval battles, and guess what? They put on the armor like everyone else. Why? Well because as long as they’re strong enough, they can wear it. Armor doesn’t force the weight in any one spot like a backpack. The plates are form-fitting, and distribute the weight evenly.

Fourthly, the female warriors of the period just wore men’s armor.

That simple.

Finally, what you’ve been taught about armor is undoubtedly wrong. Armor was an extremely complex operation, taking at a minimum 7 months and two years’ wages in order to make. Again, these people were not stupid. Armor from the period even included sloping, a concept which was only applied to armored vehicles in the 1930’s! Hell, plate mail was so useful, some units, most notably the Polish Winged Hussars used it successfully up until the 1760’s and achieved absolutely amazing successes with it. Even in 1683, when musketmen were the norm of warfare, the Winged Hussars, armored in full plate armor, managed to fight the Siege of Vienna, performing the largest cavalry charge in history, killing over ten times their number.

tl;dr this is so fucking wrong i don’t even, have a picture of real, sane armor

I would just like the say that the agile thing is absolutely true; I’ve seen a guy wear full plate armour do a motherfucking combat roll, from standing, back to standing, in one smooth motion, no sweat. 

I wear chainmail. I have worn plate. Out of the two, I would prefer chain for agility and plate for being a fucking tank. See? YOU CAN BE GODDAMNED AGILE WITHOUT WEARING A FUCKING BIKINI. 

So what we’re seeing here is that somebody looked at that chainmail bikini and thought it was a) actual ‘women’s armour’ and b) at all practical. This is the level of ignorance and delusion people will go to.

people who think a fucking bikini made out of metal protects you in any meaningful way at all in combat. lal

Did….did someone actually think this was women’s armor? 

Not to mention that a mail bikini would offer virtually no protection of any kind! Not only does it not cover anything, even a proper shirt of mail needs to have stuffed quilted padding called a gambeson under it to protect from the blunt force of the physical blows, since mail provides no such protection on its own.

Holy fucking shit

(Source: insanelygaming, via rm4rqu3s)

5PM

russianoatmeal:

chloehenderson:

noctstiel:

noctstiel:

If they show sports events at bars why don’t they show tv shows?

someone should get to making a fandom bar.

no but can you imagine? fandom themed drinks, tv show maraton nights, discount to cosplayers, and special season finale events.

WHY ISNT THIS A THING??!!

THIS WOULD BE THE BEST THIS EVER OK

Shipping wars might get a little more literal in an environment with alcohol, and no internet to keep the warring parties separate.

(via linatrinch)

5PM
pinkhairedlesbianadventures:

coachela:

rehability:

sadaholic:

loudwhisperss:

teenage-drrtbag:

If only all men were like this.

If men were all like this the world population rate would be so slow

There are guys like this you’re just too busy putting them in the fucking friend zone to see that

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Oh hell no you better listen the fuck up dickwads
I was about to go to sleep and then this bullshit showed up on my dash and you have all earned yourselves fedoras so sit down, shut up, and educate your stupid asses.
"Putting them in the friendzone"? I’m sorry did you mean "I was nice to a girl and I cared about her and I’m bitter because she didn’t want me back?" Or was it "I believe that if I love another person they’re a bitch for just wanting to be friends." Perhaps it was "I treated her (or pretended to, rather) like a person instead of a sexual object and now she’s not being a sexual object for me like I deserve." No, wait, it’s "friendship with a girl makes me angry because I’m a self-entitled shithead who feels like if I want to be with a girl she has to accept that regardless of her feelings or else she’s a total bitch."
The friendzone is the concept that a girl wanting to be your friend is somehow this inherently awful thing. Like, wow, did it occur to you that she thought you were, I dunno, FRIENDS? Did it occur to you that maybe she doesn’t feel romantically towards you but she still wants you to be part of her life because she thinks you’re a great person? I mean, if this is your reaction you’re wrong, because if you think friendzoning is a thing then clearly you’re a fucktrumpet but that’s beside the point.
Women are not machines you put niceness coins into until sex comes out. There are no punchcards to fill out to get to sex that you are apparently entitled to.
There is no friendzone, there are only people who don’t know how to behave like they’re not five-year-olds who don’t know how to take “no” for an answer.
Now I’m going to sleep. Disrespectful misogynistic asswagons.

pinkhairedlesbianadventures:

coachela:

rehability:

sadaholic:

loudwhisperss:

teenage-drrtbag:

If only all men were like this.

If men were all like this the world population rate would be so slow

There are guys like this you’re just too busy putting them in the fucking friend zone to see that

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Oh hell no you better listen the fuck up dickwads

I was about to go to sleep and then this bullshit showed up on my dash and you have all earned yourselves fedoras so sit down, shut up, and educate your stupid asses.

"Putting them in the friendzone"? I’m sorry did you mean "I was nice to a girl and I cared about her and I’m bitter because she didn’t want me back?" Or was it "I believe that if I love another person they’re a bitch for just wanting to be friends." Perhaps it was "I treated her (or pretended to, rather) like a person instead of a sexual object and now she’s not being a sexual object for me like I deserve." No, wait, it’s "friendship with a girl makes me angry because I’m a self-entitled shithead who feels like if I want to be with a girl she has to accept that regardless of her feelings or else she’s a total bitch."

The friendzone is the concept that a girl wanting to be your friend is somehow this inherently awful thing. Like, wow, did it occur to you that she thought you were, I dunno, FRIENDS? Did it occur to you that maybe she doesn’t feel romantically towards you but she still wants you to be part of her life because she thinks you’re a great person? I mean, if this is your reaction you’re wrong, because if you think friendzoning is a thing then clearly you’re a fucktrumpet but that’s beside the point.

Women are not machines you put niceness coins into until sex comes out. There are no punchcards to fill out to get to sex that you are apparently entitled to.

There is no friendzone, there are only people who don’t know how to behave like they’re not five-year-olds who don’t know how to take “no” for an answer.

Now I’m going to sleep. Disrespectful misogynistic asswagons.

(via thepreciousthing)

5PM
I dunno man, if I learned anything from the Joker, that gun’s still dangerous as hell.

I dunno man, if I learned anything from the Joker, that gun’s still dangerous as hell.

(Source: recadosdalua, via linatrinch)

5PM
activistaabsentee:

caffeinatedfeminist:

shisno:

marimboo:

alacritousheart:

This is in my Economics textbook

This is fucked up

I need a bachelor’s degree to make around the same amount as a male high school grad makes.
If you don’t think that’s unfair I don’t know what to tell you.

This likely doesn’t even take into consideration how race affects these numbers. WOC earn considerably less than white women.
It’s all super fucked up.

Awesome, with my MA I can make as much as some guy with an Associates! Glad I spent all this time in school stressing about how to afford rent! 

Time to make it worse! A bachelors degree is pretty much the new high school diploma.

activistaabsentee:

caffeinatedfeminist:

shisno:

marimboo:

alacritousheart:

This is in my Economics textbook

This is fucked up

I need a bachelor’s degree to make around the same amount as a male high school grad makes.

If you don’t think that’s unfair I don’t know what to tell you.

This likely doesn’t even take into consideration how race affects these numbers. WOC earn considerably less than white women.

It’s all super fucked up.

Awesome, with my MA I can make as much as some guy with an Associates! Glad I spent all this time in school stressing about how to afford rent! 

Time to make it worse! A bachelors degree is pretty much the new high school diploma.

(Source: melodicflow, via thepreciousthing)

October122013
“I plan on documenting the rise in prominence of fake nerd girls and their effect on the push in modern media towards a fascist matriarchal state of suppression of the male.”

Junior Film Studies Major Submitted by Anonymous

… I can only laugh at the stupidity.

(via rm4rqu3s)

So, it’s a comedy?

(Source: shitrichcollegekidssay, via rm4rqu3s)

9PM
the-little-two-mouthed-girl:

terraterracotta:

This has been a Pokemon PSA.

Cute PSA

Based on their behavior so far, I’ve always assumed PETA stood for People Euthanizing Their Animals, and refused to associate with them in any capacity anyway.So, this should be pretty easy.

the-little-two-mouthed-girl:

terraterracotta:
















This has been a Pokemon PSA.

Cute PSA

Based on their behavior so far, I’ve always assumed PETA stood for People Euthanizing Their Animals, and refused to associate with them in any capacity anyway.

So, this should be pretty easy.

(via thepreciousthing)

October42013

rotbtd-thebigfour:

jumpingjacktrash:

ironinomicon:

screwyou-imhilarious:

misssquare:

ferocious-fangirl-ofdisneyland:

disneyprincess10:

No thanks

A guy at a princess store in Disneyland was asking me if I related to Merida in any way and I was like

“I don’t know man. I’m more of an Elinor.”

And he busted out laughing.

What I love most about this movie is that shows that being a princess is not wearing a beautiful dress, marrying a prince and live happily ever after, but a job, a hard job with duties and responsibilities were a lot of people depend on you

being the Lady of a medieval estate was SUCH AN IMPORTANT FUCKING JOB AND SO FUCKING FULL OF HARD WORK WHICH MEDIEVAL MEN ACKNOWLEDGED TBH

(one problem with perception of medieval gender roles is that most of the people who were writing, especially those who were writing HISTORY, were CLERGYMEN who had never been married and lived in a weird situation cut off from the way the rest of the world worked and had like no actual life experience with the real world - and then popular culture’s idea of it has been heavily informed by VICTORIAN choices of who and what to translate and popularize)

upper class medieval women were expected to run and manage the entire estate that they got from their husband (or that they already had in their own right through inheritance or as their marriage portion), a job which was acknowledged as being way difficult and requiring a wife with strength and fortitude and business sense if you wanted to be a successful person

they were the HR managers of households that might have over a hundred people in, and tho a duchess or a queen would certainly not go to the store to do the household shopping, and she probably had a steward to assist her, it was ultimately her responsibility to know what things were needed for that household, to make sure that the appropriate people obtained those things, to oversee the use of the household materials, to make sure that EVERYTHING got done so that ALL those people could live and work smoothly. they wrote letters and managed the business of the estate and networked with other members of the nobility for both important game-of-thrones political reasons and for smaller more personal reasons like ‘that guy has a really nice deer chase, so if i send him some marmalade from our garden, he might send some venison back as a return gift”

even in lower class households mom managed everything and women were basically considered to be shrewder and have better heads for that particularly kind of business than men and choosing a wise wife was the best thing you could do for yourself as a man who intended to be successful

they were like hands-on CEOs and shit yo and don’t get me wrong society was sexist as fuck and they were limited as hell in what they could do and everything was classist beyond belief but no way was being a noblewoman just a matter of sitting up a tower looking pretty & the contributions that they made are so important

also, the ladies of castles were responsible for defense when their husband was away at war (which happened a lot), so while personally participating in battle was unusual (though not entirely unheard-of) they did often find themselves in strategic command. and in wartime they frequently functioned as a sort of de facto logistics officer.

oh, and has anyone mentioned diplomacy. because an arranged marriage is only the START of a princess’s diplomatic career. the alliance she forges with her marriage is one she’s responsible for maintaining her entire life. unless she decides to go ahead and take over the country; that’s been an option too from time to time. :D

suddenly i really want to see a disney movie about a princess AFTER the wedding — forging a political bond with her new husband, defending the castle, sending troops and supplies to make sure he comes home from the war, reading secret reports from her spies in the enemy’s court… *swoon*

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I nominate Grace O’Malley. Considering she pretty much did all of this shit at some point in her life at least once.

Also decided one of her marriages wasn’t working out on a trial basis, kicked her husband out, moved her troops into his castle, and basically said “so uh, this isn’t really working, and btw this is mine now because it’s prime real estate for the other shit I’m up to.”

(they then remained lifelong political and military allies, despite the whole divorce-and-stealing-your-castle thing)

(Source: theladyelsa, via rm4rqu3s)

October32013

solidgoldleg:

maythefoxbewithyou:

Sometimes when I’m having a bad day, all it takes is a quick stop at home for lunch. When I get to see this fluffy fox face greeting me at the door, my problems at work don’t seem so bad anymore!

I WANT A FOX SO FUCKING BAD

I DID NOT EVEN KNOW THEY CAME IN THIS COLOR BUT I WANT TO CUDDLE IT

(via thepreciousthing)

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