According to the text of the Madrid manuscript of the “Synopsis historion,” a Byzantine chronicle written by John Skylitzes, “There were some Varangians dispersed in the Thrakesion theme for the winter. One of them coming across a woman of the region in the wilderness put the quality of her virtue to the test. When persuasion failed he resorted to violence, but she seized his Persian-type sword, struck him in the heart and promptly killed him. When the deed became known in the surrounding area, the Varangians held an assembly and crowned the woman, presenting her with all the possessions of her violator, whom they threw aside, unburied, according to the law concerning assassins.” In the image depicting these occurrences, the woman uses a spear to kill her attacker, and the other Varangian men approach her with armfuls of clothing.
Courtesy of Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
hell yeah fuckin right
well THIS is timely
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.
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Even though, I have not heard of accounts of people saying that, yet. I have read quite a startling amount of breast cancer patients divorced by their spouses for having the life saving surgeries. One account of a breast cancer survivor, including recounting the tale of her husband telling her while she was in her hospital bed, that he rather that she had died of cancer, than having it removed. Another woman, came home to an empty house, after she came home from the surgery. A note was left on the kitchen counter, that the husband had divorced her, sold the house and moved in with a neighbor he has been seeing. Even though, it may not a be a majority of male opinions. There are too many real stories like this. One man is too many, to think that we are no more than our breasts. That we’re nothing without our breasts.
Meet the Predators
Acquaintance rape isn’t simply a mistake about consent. The vast majority of rapes are being committed by a small group of men who do it again… and again… and again. The notion that these predators are somehow confused good guys does not square with the data.
5-50 times? That’s no “accident.”
These men are habitual line-steppers; they know what they’re doing. And they know how to do it without getting caught.
Here’s what we need to do.
*paraphrased; see the link above (or link #1 below) for the exact text of the four questions used.
“Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?”, Part 2 of 2. (link to Part 1)
- College Men: Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,Lisak and Miller, 2002 [PDF, 12 pages]
- Navy Men: Lisak and Miller’s results were essentially duplicated in an even larger study (2,925 men): Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel, McWhorter, 2009 [PDF, 16 pages]
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Knowledge is a seed; sow it.
Some wacky Friday fun with Bodyline, Fanplusfriend, Chantilly, and some custom Etsy finger bling by emikoshop.
hahaha i love you belle
Dat skirt, yo!
have you ever just been so incredibly fond of someone
like you don’t want to date them or anything but you honestly love them as a person and want to listen to them talk forever and find out all of their little quirks and hug them when they’re sad
so like friendship then?
I know right? If only we had a word for that! ;P
But whatever, you gotta love the enthusiasm.
STOP DISNEY FROM TRADEMARKING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS! I am signing this petition to stop Walt Disney from appropriating and exploiting Mexican religion and culture.
Dia de los Muertos is a religious observance during which people, and particularly native peoples, in Mexico, the United States, and abroad, honor ancestors and loved ones who have died. This important religious, spiritual, and cultural observance pre-dates the invasion of Mexico by the Spanish. We celebrate and honor our deceased loved ones by making altars and placing offerings of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempaxochitl, and offering prayers and the smoke of copal.
I initially couldn’t believe this, so I verified it from another source. Ugh, I fucking hate Disney.
this is so offensive I simply have no words.
The Fuck, Disney.
Someone wanted this rebloggable and I didn’t see til just now. Sorry bout that, love.
Thank you so much for this. This post actually changed my view. Thank you!
I think this explains it in a way that might help a lot of people understand
We’re working on moving the outer lanes forward, but there’s several hundred years of this to overcome. Keep fighting, fight as hard as you can, to move those outside lanes forward.
ALL OF MY FOLLOWERS!
All my followers
ALL THE FOLLOWERS
hello to everyone
P0RTALMADNESS, KAMKAIRO, DEMONICHELLHOUND666, EXTROKITE………HNG
el-aatmik, varae-far-out-there, maltrake, winterenchantment, formerly-wretched, archmage-proudmoore, doctor-benchflip, worldofstuckcraft, littlest-death-knight, astrall-cooties, others I’m probably forgetting…
Kitty, Turnip, Benchy, Stuckcraft, darkqueenSylvanas, king-of-stormwind, young-alliance-prince, Winty, Cal’mun, Jason of the Fourth Wall Manor… Tons of people who I can’t think of names for right now…
Not just someONE, ALL OF THEM!!
Let’s not beat around the bush here…
OR SHALL WE?!
Why the fuck is she cuddling with Tampax at what appears to be a pool that is also the ocean?
I want a tampon commercial where the women are fighting zombies or some shit.
And they’re all beat up and bloody and shoving tampons into bullet wounds to stop the bleeding.
And I want one of the ladies to full-on decapitate a zombie with a machete or maybe a scythe.
And then I want her to look directly into the camera with blood running from an open wound on her forehead and say,
“For the fighting spirit.”
^ That commercial would win all of the Oscars.
That commercial would make more sense that all this faffing about through the fields of daisies and cuddling your fucking tampons bullshit…
What are you talking about?
I sit by the pool/ocean cuddle my tampons all the fucking time.
Who wants to start a tampon company with me just so we can make that commercial?
What would it be called, Tampocalypse? I’d be game if it were called Tampocalypse.
reblogging for the priceless notes
FOR THE FIGHTING SPIRIT.
Well periods aren’t all ‘Let me parade around in my motherfucking white bikini at the beach and shake my ass around in front of the hot boys while snuggling my tampon box”
IT’S LITERALLY A BLOOD BATH!!
IT’S A WAR!
IF YOU GET IN MY WAY, FUCKER I WILL KNOCK YOU THE FUCK OUT!
Reblogging for the comments
this is the best chain of comments ever. period.
can I be a shareholder?
Hahaha BLOOD BATH
It’s a blood bath. Tampocalypse. For the fighting spirit.
Needs, “This is a Kubelwagon. It’s a wagon, with kubels.”