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[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]



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history meme: 01/07 pairings | DANTE and BEATRICE

Dante Alighieri first met the beautiful Beatrice Portinari when he was 9 and she was 8, in a gathering at her father’s palazzo in Florence. and fell madly in love with her. She captivated him completely. As he later wrote, “From that time forward love fully ruled my soul.” For the next nine years he remained absolutely besotted with her but only from a distance. He frequented places where he could catch a glimpse of her, but she never spoke to him until nine years later. Then one afternoon, in 1293 when he was 18, he saw her walking down a street in Florence. Accompanied by two older women, Beatrice turned and greeted him. Her greeting filled him with such joy that he retreated to his room to think about her. Falling asleep, he had a dream that became the subject of the first sonnet in his La Vita Nuova, one of the world’s greatest romantic poems.
In 13th century Florence arranged marriages were the norm, especially amongst the uppers classes, to which both Dante and Beatrice belonged. So, at the age of 21 Dante was married off to Gemma Donati, to whom he had been betroted since the age of 12 and Beatrice married a year later too, only to die three years after that, at the tender age of 24. Dante was devastated.
He remained devoted to Beatrice for the rest of his life and it was her that continued to lend inspiration to his work
Dante completed La Vita Nuova (1294), one of the world’s greatest romantic poems, when he was 29 years old. Yet he felt that his love sonnets still did not do justice to honor the beauty and blessedness of his dear Beatrice, the glorious lady of his mind. So he vowed to write a poem to honor his beloved that has never been written of any woman. Dante fulfilled this promise 27 years later just before his death, when he finished The Divine Comedy (La Divina Commedia- 1321)— the greatest love poem about the soul’s ascent from Inferno to Purgatory to Paradise.
Beatrice appeared as his guide: being the incarnation of true love, she led him into the Beatific vision in Paradise…

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“My wife and staff would ask me, ‘Why make a story about a man who made weapons of war?’ And I thought they were right. But one day, I heard that Horikoshi had once murmured, ‘All I wanted to do was to make something beautiful.’ And then I knew I’d found my subject… Horikoshi was the most gifted man of his time in Japan. He wasn’t thinking about weapons… Really, all he desired was to make exquisite planes.”

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Harry Potter meme four locations [3/4] diagon alley

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"I dare not hope. I never was fainthearted before; but I cannot believe such a creature cares for me."

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80’s Grace Jones basically looks like she stepped right out of a cyberpunk novel. 

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1,000,000+ followers! 1,000,000 THANK YOUS!!!! #IGotTheEm

1,000,000+ followers! 1,000,000 THANK YOUS!!!! #IGotTheEm

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일하다 틈틈히 그려본 세일러문 팬아트예요.20주년 기념 새 시리즈 애니가 나온다니 기념삼아 그렸지요 호호


일하다 틈틈히 그려본 세일러문 팬아트예요.
20주년 기념 새 시리즈 애니가 나온다니 기념삼아 그렸지요 호호

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found a duct tape as punny as my life


found a duct tape as punny as my life

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Cathedral of St. Quentin ruins, France, 18 October 1918


Cathedral of St. Quentin ruins, France, 18 October 1918

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Even little kids have a wage gap

  • Boys, on average, spend two fewer hours doing household chores per week than girls do (they play two hours more).
  • If they live in households where children are compensated for doing chores, boys make and save more money.
  • A 2009 study conducted by University of Michigan economists found a two-hour gender disparity in responsibilities per week in a study of 3,000 kids.
  • 75 percent of girls had chores, while just 65 percent of boys do
  • This disparity in chores and free time continues into adulthood all over the world. According to the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), men “report spending more time in activities counted as leisure than women. Gender differences in leisure time are wide across OECD countries.”
  • Year after year, studies repeatedly confirm these patterns.
  • The problems women face with unequal pay and housework duties actually start in childhood.
  • The fact that boys’ chores appear to be more profitable makes the childhood chore gap even more disturbing. Turns out, parents tend to value the work that boys do more.
  • Gender stereotypes dictate these patterns.
  • men who grow up with sisters do less housework than their spouses and are also significantly more socially conservative.

Just had to bold that bottom point there because of the amount of misogynists who claim that because they have women in their family, they can’t POSSIBLY be sexist ever.

oh my fucking god

I vividly remember all the families in my church where the grade-school boys were goofing off with toys and the girls were being handed younger babies and turned into babysitters.

Boys got to be boys, but girls had to be Moms.

Really, it ‘s a serious drag that even little girls today could answer #WithoutTheWageGapIWould

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