The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant had everyone in the city killed.”
#you can tell which era emphazied which priorities
The evolution of Halloween costumes for girls…
this is really important
and they’re all white too.
no joke there are like 1000 photos on the costume picture wall at work at like three of the people pictured are POC
literally my childhood
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"The hyper-sexualization of little girls and their bodies, as a mother, really bothers me. It plays into the sexualization of their bodies into their teenager years and adult life. It makes them grow up faster than they need to. Let them be little girls, have fun, be able to play in the playground and not worry about going on the monkey bars because someone’s going to see their underwear. Something like this constricts their movements, which affects the way they play."
Jenny Reid, a volunteer firefighter with Langford Fire Rescue, says the costume is not only offensive to women in her field, it’s also damaging to the self-esteem of little girls.
"That costume is awful and it sends the wrong message," she says. "It reinforces that there are still jobs that are off-limits to women. It’s not a representation of the real job. Little girls can do whatever they want. They shouldn’t be restricted. Those types of costumes put so many limitations on them. They don’t build the self-esteem and confidence you need to be a firefighter or police officer." " [x]
I work at a halloween store and have been pointing this out to coworkers, as well as getting into discussions with moms and dads about this all year (really, for the past four years, but it has actually gotten worse).
We did a count and we only had two little girls costumes that weren’t a dress/skirt. Costumes like pikachu, cat, cop, firefighter, powerranger ALL are turned into little dresses that barely look anything like they are supposed to.
It is sad and scary. Make your own costume.
first things first i’m a princess
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raven baby sweetheart
are we not going to talk about her hair? ‘cause that’s fucking gorgeous
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“A member of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition plays the bagpipe for an indifferent penguin, 1904.”
#the greatest caption in the history of the world
First tattoo and couldn’t be happier.
On your hand. Wow ok. You’re so edgy and cool.
You’re right. I did not this so I can be “edgy and cool”. I got this tattoo because I wanted to commemorate my best friend who died in a car accident 5 years ago. “Promise” was a word that we would say to one another. I chose my pinky because when we were younger we would always do the pinky promise thing.
So no, I don’t think I’m edgy or cool. What I think is that you should be respectful to other people before you fire off a dumb comment.
THIS POST IS EVERYTHING
I hate tattoo shaming.
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so i’ve been experimenting with ways to make the axolotls’ feeding less messy and i found these tiny candleholders that looked perfect but
i put food in one for moony and he keeps biting the sides and going all around it and he can’t figure out that the food is INSIDE
i think he thinks the food is underneath this mysterious new rock HE’S SO FRUSTRATED IT’S THE FUNNIEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN HE KEEPS LOOKING AT ME LIKE WTF IS THIS
UPDATE HE FIGURED IT OUT BLESS HIM
Jeanette Winterson (via uglypnis)
I have never related to a quote more in my life than I do this one right here, right now. BAM. (via kbfoto)
Wow, this just described me. (via sally-hatchet)
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Steve Irwin (1962 - 2006)
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