Royal Black ‘Winter Solstice’ Corset Couture Gown
Who knows about Sally Hemings?
She was Thomas Jefferson’s slave.
Called his “mistress,” but how can you be a mistress when you were a slave, a child, and could not consent? Had absolutely no choice?
She bore him 6, perhaps as many as 8 children. He kept her locked in a basement room.
The room was recently unearthed, and DNA evidence has proven the lineage of Sally’s children.
She was beteeen 12 and 14 years old when he started raping her, and Jefferson was in his forties. He freed the children that he had with her, but not Sally. Her daughter had to free her mother after Jefferson passed away.
This is not taught in schools. This side of history. We are supposed to consider the founding fathers as great men, fighting for justice and freedom, guided by God… when they are evil men. Selfish men who did nothing, save that it was for their own aggrandisement, personal benefit, and financial gain.
I would also like to add that Sally was Jefferson’s dead wife’s half sister. Sally’s mother was raped by her owner, who was Martha (wife of Thomas) Jefferson’s father.
These people left a legacy.
A legacy of entitlement under the most criminal of circumstances, and White Supremacist beliefs which pervade U.S. Society and Culture, to this very day.
what a deal.
And then your hip would break because their medical staff is garage and they don’t have the same regulations as over so no you’re back to square one you fucking tool
that is american propaganda used to justify their lack of a working healthcare system. it’s not true and even if it was what good would having slightly better healthcare do if it’s only accessible by the richest members of society?
You absolute fucking clown. Lmao
Damn. Spains healthcare sure isnt garage like they said
He’s really not that bad, people are just mean
People make fun of “It was a dark and stormy night,” but you know what? He fucking established the scene in seven words. He didn’t prattle on for thirty pages about the fucking wallpaper, like some Victorians could.
“It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.”
It straight up tells you what’s up. Here’s the weather, here’s the setting, God forbid you set a tone
Have you ever tried reading a Don DeLillo novel
Salty literature tumblr is a niche I live for
I reblogged this before, but fuck it. The man invented a phrase so good that it became overused by people echoing him. That’s not a sign of a bad writer.
It was a short and salty post
dude: we have to
GF: we could just…pretend and make noises by the wall–
dude: *popping cap on lube* No other choice
Imagine your M/F otp.
No seriously. I want you to. And share those imaginings with me.
There is no shared white history. Europeans all hated each other from the first settlers up until the 1500s. No Italian has even fucking heard the word “Odin” until long after (”white”) christian missionaries nearly eradicated that religion. If you and I are both white than our ancestors probably fucking hated each other. Hell, if you’re a white mutt like me, various roots of your own family tree fucking hated each other and considered each other foreign savage barbarians. The only thing that unifies the white race is skin color and privilege, and neither of those things fill me with any kind of pride.
Zohra Sehgal, a South Asian actress par excellence, actually spoke multiple languages including Urdu, Hindi, English and German. She is one of the earliest international actresses who came from an aristocratic Muslim family in India. When her father insisted that she get married, she outright said, ‘I don’t want to get married,’ and announced that she might become a pilot. In 1917 she went to a boarding school in Lahore, after which, in 1930, she donned a burqa and set off for Europe by road — crossing Iran, Syria, Palestine and Egypt. She trained as a ballet dancer in Germany. Zohra was quite blunt when it came to expressing her opinions. She was an agnostic and defied all the stereotypes about a “Muslim girl from a traditional family”. She was unbelievably bold and confident and was known for her mischievous humor. She earned immense respect in British TV at a time when people were not accepting of ‘diversity’ and even the Asian roles were played by white people. When she had first arrived in Britain, “it was such that if we were sitting in the bus, the British did not sit next to us. Unconsciously in the minds of white people, there was a hesitation”. She defied cultural norms once more when she married her Hindu student eight years younger than her. She never felt welcomed in Lahore, so she left half her family in Pakistan after 1947 Partition and settled in Delhi where she taught a theater group. She raised her children on her own when her husband committed suicide at a young age. She was literally unstoppable and appeared consistently in British TV series like The Jewel in Crown, Mind Your Language and Doctor Who. She has acted in myriad Bollywood films and performed across Japan, Egypt, Europe and the US. She was a classical dancer, choreographer, cinema, theater and television actress whose career spanned over 8 decades. She was awarded Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan, some of the highest civilian honors in India. She was a fighter all her life, she even defeated cancer. On her 100th birthday she said, “I want an electric cremation. I don’t want any poems and fuss after that. And for heaven’s sake don’t bring back the ashes. Flush them down the toilet if the crematorium refuses to keep them. If they tell you that I am dead, I want you to give a big laugh". Zohra aapa lived the life of a grand diva and passed away in 2014 at the age of 102.
“Oh, my burqa was of lovely silk and I was so glad I made petticoats out of it!”
Zohra with her husband Kameshwar Sehgal in 1945.
“What actually makes brings out your beauty is the radiance of being content and you can only be content when you are employed in something you love.”
“You see me now when I am old and ugly, in fact you should have seen me earlier — when I was young and ugly!”
Zohra at her 100th birthday was quietly humming “Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon” (I am still young) by poet Hafeez Jullundhri, as she attacked the huge cake.
“Life’s been tough but I’ve been tougher. I beat life at its own game”
What an amazing face! And an even more amazing woman!
What a life, what a woman!
I am so pleased that there are people who make these types of posts.
New plan! The majority of it will be donated to the local women’s shelter where they help women and children who have been exposed to violence. Often times the women had to leave in a hurry, bringing very little, and the men usually controlled the finances so the women have no money, least of all for toys for their traumatized children, so the shelters are VERY happy to receive toy donations which will be distributed for free to the children in most need.
I’m saying this in case you got some toys lying around yourself and hadn’t considered the option. I only thought of it because I passed a poster asking abused women to seek help.
Today I went to throw some candy wrappings in a dumpster behind a toy store and found all this “trash”
It had all been thrown out because one or two things are missing or the packaging is dented but otherwise nothing is wrong with it. Most of these things cost 150 usd or more in stores!
So tomorrow various institutions in my local area that take care of children will receive some very expensive donations.
the idea of gaydar is honestly so funny to me. straight people truly think that gay people have absolutely no control over the way they present themselves, and no self awareness about how that presentation comes off…. trust me if a gay man is wearing nail polish and tight button downs and speaking in a higher pitch he knows that he’s doing that. he knows that you know he’s gay and he’s doing that on purpose. if a lesbian has a crew cut and wears basketball shorts and wifebeaters she knows that you know that she’s a lesbian and she’s doing that on purpose. you don’t have a special talent for decifering gay people you’re just able to pick up on messages that are actively being sent to you congrats i guess
Reminds me of the “Tapera Naevia” aka Striped Cuckoo whose chicks look like Pine Cones, so now we have “Moss Birb” and “Pine Cone Birb”
ATTENTION: IT IS NOW TIME FOR MOSS
I just learned about a bird species called Golden Plover. Their chicks have an amazing camouflage: their baby fluff resembles MOSS!
LOOK AT THEM! JUST LOOK AT THEM!
…Oh to be a tiny golden plover lying in the moss safe and sound waiting for your mom to bring you some worms…
“because a 16 year old girl who had her first orgasm whilst getting raped, had to watch her 34 year old rapist go free because she had an orgasm.
because when one of my guy friends told me and some friends he got raped by a woman when he was 12, a “friend” laughed at him and told him he should be happy he got laid that young.
because my 17 year old friend’s parents let her 14 year old brother roam the streets until 12am, but she has to be home by 10.Because my brothers girlfriend, told the police she was raped and fell pregnant but the rapist didn’t get jail time as she got an abortion and the ‘evidence’ was gone.
because a guy from my old school was raped by another guy, but because he’s gay, they said it wasn’t considered rape.
because a 19 year old lesbian got raped by a guy, and he didn’t go to prison because he said “he only tried to turn her straight so she would be accepted by her parents”.
because in some cultures, girls (and boys, of course) still get thrown out of the family because somebody sexually assaulted them.
because they’re still teaching girls to walk faster at night instead of teaching boys that they shouldn’t rape.Because they’re teaching kids that they’re only male rapists and not female rapists too.
because I have to explain why rape makes me mad.“
If you excuse rape for any reason stay the fuck away from me because you are literally a peice of human refuse.
I’ve reblogged this before but he’ll im doing it again
Rape is not, and never will be sex. Rape is the same as a punch in the face, rape is assault.
RAPE IS NOT SEX.
RAPE IS AN ACT OF VIOLENCE.
Rape is not sex, it’s violence! If you hit someone with a shovel, you wouldn’t call it gardening!
He was ordered to resign. 💅🏻
Sure would be a shame if this got spread around and he lost his job 💅🏽
Did you Know?
FYI, especially during Corona-time Pandemic.
These exercises honestly work. As someone who needs to stretch daily just to keep from seizing up in pain every week, 100% would recommend doing stretches
I love how all these reblogs from ableds are like “boxes of paper are 20 pounds GOTCHA” as if every single person in a 60-person workplace needs to be able to lift a box of paper.
“What’s that, James? You tore your rotator cuff? Sorry, we have to let you go. What if the printer needed to be refilled and the other 200 people in this building were home sick? It just wouldn’t be fair.”
I deserve more intellectually challenging low-effort justifications for bigotry. Please try harder next time. 1/10.
How much does a box of paper weigh?
hi! i’m a secretary with a lifelong congenital back issue that i had fixed via surgery.
the first thing i want to point out is that the box of paper that @bransrath posted is not the weight of the box. the 20 lb in that description is the paper weight, which is the amount of force a piece of paper can take before tearing. i know this because it’s described as copy paper, and copy paper is by default 20 lb weight. so posting that picture as a ‘gotcha’ in response to this post is ignorant at best and intentionally ableist at worst. in reality, that box probably weighs no more than 15 lbs.
secondly, i have never had to actually pick up one of these boxes ever. and i have to deal with them a lot, given that i’m a secretary who, prior to the pandemic, was printing off 1000+ pages of booklets per week. i’ve never had to pick these up because you can literally just open them, grab a ream of paper, and take it to the printer to load it in. there’s no fucking reason why you would need the whole box. most places, like my office, also store them on or near the ground because they’re heavy, so what i do is a just drag the boxes to their designated corner until they need to be used.
so “must be able to lift 20 lbs” is a tactic of discrimination, and there’s no excuse for it in office jobs like mine. i can’t actually lift more than 15 lbs and chances are, i’ll never be able to lift more than 20 lbs. i can still do all the duties of my secretary job, though, and it’s really easy to find work arounds for things like heavy boxes of paper. even i can, and my office literally employs 3 people including me. a weight limit is not a reason to deny someone a job.
I’m a cashier and the plexiglass shield has baffled me sense the beginning. We’re still exchanging money with one another that can easily transfer covid-19 and we’re already required by law to wear face masks. The glass makes it hard for me to easily scan items and has served more so as an inconvenience than a good protector. To me, it’s a case of “good intentions, but had execution”
pretty much every visible protection is about placebo. masks, plexiglass shields, schools staggering class days, it’s all about making people feel safe but they don’t do shit.
Pretty sure the plexiglass is for the worker’s sake, not ours, boys. We may only interact with them once, but they have go through entire shifts dealing with dozens, if not hundreds, of people who may or may not be infected. They’re ina riskier position than most, and this is for their benefit.
Yeah, what if someone comes through checkout not wearing a mask, like an asshole? What if someone sneezes?
The masks are ABSOLUTELY not placebos, they reduce your germ cloud to a small percentage of what it would otherwise be. Don’t put that shit out there.
Also the potential virus on the clerk’s hands is a way smaller amount than what’s going to be coming out in their breath, if they’re infected, by reason of the virus lives inside you not on the surface of your body. And by the time you get home a large percentage of any microbes will have died of exposure. As opposed to the ones in their breath on your face, which is definitely still live.
This isn’t magic pollution, guys. Just because it’s invisible doesn’t mean it’s not following physical laws.
Also, since I’ve seen it complained about, the plastic they tape over the touchscreen or the number pad or what-have-you at the checkout? Not to replace the surface everyone touches with a different surface that everyone touches, but because the plastic handles being sanitized a lot better than the touchscreen does, and is cheaper to replace if repeated sanitation degrades it.
This. The barriers are so the cashiers aren’t getting breathed on by every customer, not so the cashier isn’t breathing on you. And the plastic covers on the card readers can get replaced every day, unlike the readers themselves.
It’s there for the worker’s sake not yours.
People are genuinely surprised that there are protective measures in place for workers.
What the actual fuck
she should have been rewarded.
Y'all got sources?
yeah so more information about this woman who leaked important information pertaining russia’s involvement in the election:
Her name is “Reality Leigh Winner” and she was a NSA Contractor. She passed a top secret NSA document to a news source (an article from The Intercept) that contains information about a Russian cyber-attack with one voting machine DAYS before the 2016 presidential election. This is considered the most detailed piece of proof regarding Russia’s interference with the elections to date.
Here’s how the NSA document described how the Russians did the hacking:
“As described by the classified NSA report, the Russian plan was simple: pose as an e-voting vendor and trick local government employees into opening Microsoft Word documents invisibly tainted with potent malware that could give hackers full control over the infected computers.
But in order to dupe the local officials, the hackers needed access to an election software vendor’s internal systems to put together a convincing disguise. So on August 24, 2016, the Russian hackers sent spoofed emails purporting to be from Google to employees of an unnamed U.S. election software company, according to the NSA report. Although the document does not directly identify the company in question, it contains references to a product made by VR Systems, a Florida-based vendor of electronic voting services and equipment whose products are used in eight states.
The spear-phishing email contained a link directing the employees to a malicious, faux-Google website that would request their login credentials and then hand them over to the hackers. The NSA identified seven “potential victims” at the company. While malicious emails targeting three of the potential victims were rejected by an email server, at least one of the employee accounts was likely compromised, the agency concluded. The NSA notes in its report that it is “unknown whether the aforementioned spear-phishing deployment successfully compromised all the intended victims, and what potential data from the victim could have been exfiltrated.”
So instead of having Trump and his entire party removed, they gon throw home girl in jail and try to act like none of this happened.
Another batch of character reference sheets I made before starting the Webtoons comic! I can finally post it now that you’ve guys probably have seen everything at this point!
Here’s a high res photo of baby Shifty so that everyone can put it in their wallet LOL
I also JUST realized the irony that Richie’s Mom doesn’t have a photo of Richie HER OWN SON in her wallet. It’s SHIFTY.