rectumofglory
badassjewishwomen:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson. Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

Very few people have deserved a spot on this blog more

badassjewishwomen:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson. Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.

"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

Very few people have deserved a spot on this blog more

rubdown

Anonymous asked:

What advice do you have for a 14 year old girl?

porn4smartgirls answered:

This is so vague I love it. The voices you are hearing are real, god is speaking to you. The nation of France needs you. Don your armor, take up arms, lead the French army. This is your destiny, joan. When the flames come for you let them lick your bones and laugh.

killerville

theheirsofdurin:

-hewastheirfriend:

ok so i was watching this gif carefully 

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and when i first saw it i was like “aww Nat jumping into steve’s lap that’s so cute she’s like AHH STEVE SAVE ME” and then i was thinking ‘well she probably realized he’s way stronger than she is and could help shield her if they crashed’

but then i kept watching it and i noticed how she immediately pulls him forward 

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and first i thought it was the momentum of her jump but you can clearly see in the gif how she gets settled (quickly) THEN pulls him close to her

and then i realized

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that is a bullet hole. 

Nat somehow knew EXACTLY where Steve was gonna get shot at, jumped up into his seat, and saved him

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Natasha Fucking Romanoff 

!!!!!!!!!!!!

she didn’t just jump in the front to save steve, tws shot at her first 

she also pushed sam away from the bullet bc she knew he’s next

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all of this in the span of 3 seconds how fast do u think her brain works i mean DAMN

booksandglobes

appropriately-inappropriate:

misandry-mermaid:

scandalouslyfollowing:

nuric:

cap-out-of-time:

schwoozie:

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ooc: Reblogging because holy shit.

I aspire to be this woman when I’m older. 

YASSSSSSS!

This woman was born before women were legally allowed to vote.

So don’t think for a second that she’s joking when she sees you trying to take that right away, Republicans.

Don’t fuck with grannies. They mean every word they say.

beatonna
medieval-women:

Marie de France 
Poet, 12th Century CE
Claim to fame: Author of immensely popular works that challenged societal norms.
Marie de France was a 12th century medieval poet. Details of her life are scanty but she was probably born in France and lived in England, possibly writing in the court of King Henry II.
Marie was proficient in Anglo-Norman French, Latin and English. Her most notable work is the Lais of Marie de France, a series of twelve narrative octosyllabic poems that influenced the development of the romance genre.
The Lais are captivating stories that glorify the romance and suffering of courtly love. The poems are notable for defying the traditional religious ideals of virginal love and marriage. Marie wrote about adulterous affairs with the heroines seducing men, extricating themselves from loveless or abusive marriages, exhibiting self determination and sexual freedom.
Marie’s remarkable willingness to romanticise adultery in the 12th century “reminds us that people in the Middle Ages were aware of social injustices and did not just accept oppressive conditions as inevitable by the will of God”.
English Translations of Selected Lais
Wiki

medieval-women:

Marie de France

Poet, 12th Century CE

Claim to fame: Author of immensely popular works that challenged societal norms.

Marie de France was a 12th century medieval poet. Details of her life are scanty but she was probably born in France and lived in England, possibly writing in the court of King Henry II.

Marie was proficient in Anglo-Norman French, Latin and English. Her most notable work is the Lais of Marie de France, a series of twelve narrative octosyllabic poems that influenced the development of the romance genre.

The Lais are captivating stories that glorify the romance and suffering of courtly love. The poems are notable for defying the traditional religious ideals of virginal love and marriage. Marie wrote about adulterous affairs with the heroines seducing men, extricating themselves from loveless or abusive marriages, exhibiting self determination and sexual freedom.

Marie’s remarkable willingness to romanticise adultery in the 12th century “reminds us that people in the Middle Ages were aware of social injustices and did not just accept oppressive conditions as inevitable by the will of God”.

English Translations of Selected Lais

Wiki

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bewaretheides315:

lukystars:

bluberryjelly:

starkednlokid:

 

Admit it we were all a little bummed out that the old lady didn’t actually all that badass fighting in this scene

I WAS DEVASTATED

Agreed

 (stuffimgogingtohellfor)

I choose to believe that before the Alzheimer’s really set in Peggy and a bunch of the other retired ladies of SHIELD used to tell their families they were going out for bingo nights and then drive into the roughest parts of the city to bring some sweet vigilante justice. Nobody ever heard about it because none of the criminals were ever willing to admit they got their asses kicked by a bunch of grandmas, but there was a sudden drop in crimes against the elderly in DC. 

shingekigofuckyourself
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

(via bansheewhale)