A 14 year-old boy was recently raped at knife-point by a 20 year-old woman. When the story broke, it was primarily men who claimed he should have enjoyed it. It was feminists who validated his pain and spoke in support of him.

This is why we need feminism.

(via charlesneedsfeminism)

"but men get raped too-"

AND LOOK HOW YOU HANDLED THAT

(via harry20l2)

I’m so glad I’m not pregnant. Or a parent. I like having my own identity.

gallifrey-feels:

fragmentsofthesilverthorn:

sun-sex-and-suspicious-satanists:

talk-to-tennant:

 

ximjustinlovex:

sleeping-with-theveil:

allyykatt:


 

I’m a lesbian so i must have a crush on every girl i see.
I have alot of guy friends so i must be fucking every single one of them.
I smile alot, so i must have the perfect life.
I listen to reggae, so I must be a stoner.
My opinion matters, so I must be a bitch.
I’m comfortable with my body, so I get around?
I’m friends with a lot of guys, so I’ve must have hooked up with all of them.
I like to help out, so I must be a suck up.
I’m black, so I must be ghetto.
I’m black, so I must be stupid.
I’m Mexican, so I must be low class.
I’m bisexual, so I must get around.
I’m straight up blunt, so I must be a bitch.
I like to drink, so I must be an alcoholic.
I don’t hang out with guys, so I must be a lesbian.
I cut myself so I must be emo.
I’m bisexual, so none of my girl friends can feel safe.
I laugh and smile, so I cannot be depressed.
I like spending my day at home, so I don’t have any friends
I am gay, so i must be bullied
I am trans, so I must be a freak.
Most of my friends are dudes, so I must be a tomboy.
I’m on Tumblr, so I must have zero friends in real life
I’m a Muslim, so I must be a terrorist
I make alot of mistakes so I must be stupid/retarded.
I strongly defend LGBT so I must be gay.
I’m from a broken family, so I must be a rebel.
I like rasta colors, so I must smoke weed.
I’ve had sex, so I must be a slut.
I’ve made mistakes, so I must be untrustworthy.
I really love him, so I must hold on.
I’m a Filipino, so I must be a maid.
I really love him, so I must be taken for granted.
I’m a Politician, so I must be corrupt.
I’m Blonde, so I must be really stupid.
I’m wearing a black shirt, so I must be emo.
I wear make up, so I must be a flirt.
I make alot of mistakes, so I must be hated.
I am a teenager, so I must be misunderstood.
“Forever reblogg”.


Wow this

this is perfect wow

I’m a Christian, so I must hate gays
I have big boobs, so I must dress like a whore
I’m overweight, so I must be fat
I’m not a big talker, so I must have no friends
I’m homeschooled, so I must be a loner
I like country music, so I must be a redneck
I like pop music, so I must be a floozy


I’m a lawyer, so I must have no emotions. I skipped a year or two, so I must get flawless grades. I get good grades, so I must think I’m better than you. I’m atheist, so I must not accept you and your religion. 

I’m straight white and cis, so I must be prejudiced against almost everything mentioned here

I’m a Jew, so I must have faced discrimination.
I’m French, so I must hate the English

I’m a Pagan, so I must be a flaky hippie
I have Aspergers,so I must be socially inept
I’m pansexual, so I must sleep around

I got married at 21, so I must be a hillbilly. I’m overweight, so I must hate exercise. I don’t shave my legs, so I must be unhygienic.

gallifrey-feels:

fragmentsofthesilverthorn:

sun-sex-and-suspicious-satanists:

talk-to-tennant:

 

ximjustinlovex:

sleeping-with-theveil:

allyykatt:

 

I’m a lesbian so i must have a crush on every girl i see.

I have alot of guy friends so i must be fucking every single one of them.

I smile alot, so i must have the perfect life.

I listen to reggae, so I must be a stoner.

My opinion matters, so I must be a bitch.

I’m comfortable with my body, so I get around?

I’m friends with a lot of guys, so I’ve must have hooked up with all of them.

I like to help out, so I must be a suck up.

I’m black, so I must be ghetto.

I’m black, so I must be stupid.

I’m Mexican, so I must be low class.

I’m bisexual, so I must get around.

I’m straight up blunt, so I must be a bitch.

I like to drink, so I must be an alcoholic.

I don’t hang out with guys, so I must be a lesbian.

I cut myself so I must be emo.

I’m bisexual, so none of my girl friends can feel safe.

I laugh and smile, so I cannot be depressed.

I like spending my day at home, so I don’t have any friends

I am gay, so i must be bullied

I am trans, so I must be a freak.

Most of my friends are dudes, so I must be a tomboy.

I’m on Tumblr, so I must have zero friends in real life

I’m a Muslim, so I must be a terrorist

I make alot of mistakes so I must be stupid/retarded.

I strongly defend LGBT so I must be gay.

I’m from a broken family, so I must be a rebel.

I like rasta colors, so I must smoke weed.

I’ve had sex, so I must be a slut.

I’ve made mistakes, so I must be untrustworthy.

I really love him, so I must hold on.

I’m a Filipino, so I must be a maid.

I really love him, so I must be taken for granted.

I’m a Politician, so I must be corrupt.

I’m Blonde, so I must be really stupid.

I’m wearing a black shirt, so I must be emo.

I wear make up, so I must be a flirt.

I make alot of mistakes, so I must be hated.

I am a teenager, so I must be misunderstood.

“Forever reblogg”.

Wow this

this is perfect wow

I’m a Christian, so I must hate gays

I have big boobs, so I must dress like a whore

I’m overweight, so I must be fat

I’m not a big talker, so I must have no friends

I’m homeschooled, so I must be a loner

I like country music, so I must be a redneck

I like pop music, so I must be a floozy

I’m a lawyer, so I must have no emotions. 
I skipped a year or two, so I must get flawless grades. 
I get good grades, so I must think I’m better than you. 
I’m atheist, so I must not accept you and your religion. 

I’m straight white and cis, so I must be prejudiced against almost everything mentioned here

I’m a Jew, so I must have faced discrimination.

I’m French, so I must hate the English

I’m a Pagan, so I must be a flaky hippie

I have Aspergers,so I must be socially inept

I’m pansexual, so I must sleep around

I got married at 21, so I must be a hillbilly.
I’m overweight, so I must hate exercise.
I don’t shave my legs, so I must be unhygienic.

romkids:

Daggers of Luristan

In museum circles the region of Luristan in the Zagros Mountains of Iran has a long association with the antiquities looted from tombs there in the 1920’s and 30’s. These objects seem to be primarily from the Early Iron Age (circa 1000 BC - 750 BC), and comprise an array of distinctive objects that include horse bridles and other equipment; fittings possibly associated with chariots; and an array of weapons, primarily of bronze. These “Luristan bronzes" flooded the market for a while, and some archaeologists also excavated in the region to give the finds some context. However, most of the material associated with Luristan is based on the attribution of dealers. This includes two interesting weapons in the ROM collection.

The first of these is a bronze short sword or dagger (ROM #938.35) which bears a cuneiform inscription in Akkadian saying that it belongs to Marduk-shapik-zeri, “King of the World.” Marduk-shapik-zeri (which means “Marduk the outpourer of seed”, Marduk being the great god of Babylon). Marduk-shapik-zeri was king of Babylon from about 1082 to 1069 BC, so the weapon will have the same date. The association with Luristan is therefore entirely due to the dealer’s attribution, it being acquired from the noted dealer Dikran G. Kelekian in 1938. Conceivably the weapon was taken to Luristan as a diplomatic gift or as booty in subsequent centuries.

The second object seems more reliably associated with Iran, although it is actually made of iron, not bronze. The iron dagger (ROM# 931.19.10) was purchased from Sotheby’s in 1931, and apparently ninety of this style are known, although none are from a specific site. The ROM’s object provides a major contribution to our knowledge of these daggers, however, as it has been radio-carbon dated using accelerator mass-spectrometry to 1044 plus or minus 60 years BC (since the date is of the carbon in the object derived from the wood used to smelt the object, the date of the object would probably be 15 years later). Like most iron in this period, it is generally low carbon, but it is very heterogenous with higher carbon areas, essentially being “steel”, the alloy of iron and carbon.

So here we have two objects made in the same general area, at about the same time, for what seems to be the same purpose. So why is one made of iron or steel and the other is bronze? It is a common misconception that iron or steel is functionally superior to bronze. The quality of the iron or steel is an important consideration and these early irons are not of the quality of later steel anyway, but even so tests of bronze against iron weapons have shown that the iron is not actually superior to a well-made bronze weapon. The advantage of iron over bronze is the economy of the material itself. Bronze is made of copper and tin, two relatively rare materials - especially tin, which may even have been imported from Britain in this period. Iron is a relatively common material, and once the process of smelting it had been developed, it was possible to supply much more metal for use in weapons and tools. Hence bronze weapons would have continued to be produced as long as people could afford them!

A further interesting aspect of these weapons is how they were used. Daggers are held in a number of specific ways which dictate to a certain degree how you fight with them. The dagger of Marduk-shapik-zeri has a distinct grip that looks odd at first, but when you hold it your hand naturally takes on the “fencer’s” grip, with the forefinger and thumb settled into the embayments in the grip. The iron dagger is quiet unwieldy in this grip, as has been mentioned by other authors, but in fact it works very well in the “ice-pick” grip, which I would associate with fighting against heavily armoured opponents.

Image information

  1. ROM #938.35, the dagger of Marduk-shapik-zeri, 43.6 cm long (ROM Photography)
  2. Detail of inscription on ROM #938.35, the dagger of Marduk-shapik-zeri (ROM Photography)
  3. Iron dagger ROM# 931.19.10, 40.3 cm long (ROM Photography)
  4. Detail of iron dagger ROM# 931.19.10 (ROM Photography), showing bearded heads which were made separately and then forged onto the main piece. These daggers are thought to be high-status items, the pinnacle of the metal workers craft at the time.

More information

  • Robert Mason is a ROM archaeologist. See his previous posts HERE. Follow him on twitter HERE.
  • Original post found HERE.
  • All images by ROM Photography.

Post by Robert Mason. Last updated: April 7th, 2014

STEM Heroines: Math role models for girls

stemettes:

We’re loving this list of Maths heroines. How many have you heard of? Who would you add?

barnacleboyofficial:

maljoylove:

indiscoverable:

stardustkr7:

justplainsomething:

morice:

songs that have an amazingly catchy and cool tune but really uncomfortable lyrics

image

I think we’re all thinking of the same thing but don’t dare speak its name for fear of summoning it.

The-song-that-must-not-be-named

We don’t talk about it

image

ARE THOSE BLURRED FUCKING LIMES

(Source: moraniarty)

broadwayklaine:

somewhereonlyino:

kissedmequiteinsane:

someone put blaine anderson, rachel berry, sharpay evans, and ryan evans in a room together.

put one mic in the middle

lock the door.

I think Ryan and Blaine would be like “hey let’s share it” while Sharpay and Rachel would claw each other’s eyes about.

moc-tod-ffuts-modnar:

faelan01:

mapsontheweb:

Map of European leaders.

this is highly disturbing


I like this trend. I hereby decree that all maps be replaced with this highly intuitive system.

moc-tod-ffuts-modnar:

faelan01:

mapsontheweb:

Map of European leaders.

this is highly disturbing

image

I like this trend. I hereby decree that all maps be replaced with this highly intuitive system.