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Birthday, Memes, and Bear: Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP Polar bear Nanook plays with a ball as she celebrates her first birthday in the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany.

Polar bear Nanook plays with a ball as she celebrates her first birthday in the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany.

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Bad, Bitch, and Fucking: dusty-purple I just love the myth of Persephone, i mean the real, original version of it, because it's not like she got kidnapped, no, this bitch was la-de-da-ing in a meadow and she just happened to find an entrance to the Underworld and she was like "Imma check this out. And she just wanders into the Underworid and discovers that hey this place ain't too bad Meanwhile Hades is in the background??2?? UM??? PRETTY GIRL?? WHY ARE YOU HERE?????? YOU AREN'T DEAD??? And Persephone (who was originally called Kore just a little fyi) just looked at him and said "I like it here. I'm staying." And Hades kinda just went with it, until Demeter started throwing the temper tantrum of the millenium upstairs and Zeus had to intervene because this shit was getting out of hand and its actually his job to be admistrator of justice Which considering the shit he gets up to is kinda histerical but that's another story there. And basically Persephone wasn't a prisoner or kidnap victim at all she just really loved the Underworld and her (eventual) husband, and the Greeks feared her arguably more than her husband because Hades could be reasoned with but Persephone was the one laying the smack down on sinners and really, who wouldn't be at least a little scared of someone who's name means something along the lines of "the destroyer Basically, Persephone is amazing and everbody needs to get on her level garnetthefirst i think the best part of that myth is that Zeus decided to change Kore's name to Persephone (basically "the one who brings chaos") only because she wanted to stay in the underworld and SHE WOULDN'T FUCKING LISTEN then Zeus, all-mighty king of the gods, kinda gives up and goes fine, but you're going to visit your mom "also, I changed your name "get rekt achillvs Also, if I'm not mistaken, Kore means little girl so imagine going from that to "chaos bringer parzifalsjudgment I mean, going from little girl to chaos bringer sounds like a p solid deal to me sign me up Source: dusty-purple 86,676 notes Persephone
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Booty, Sex, and Tumblr: SHOULD YOU CATCALL HER IS THAT BOOTY BANGIN'? DOES SHE HAVE THOSE LEGS THAT GO ON FOR DAYS? HELLSYA! It's more a light knock on a door that isn't mine to open AND THE THIGHS TO MATCH Mm, I didn't notice? IS SHE DRESSED UP REAL NICE? Yeah, she might be on her way to somewhere important. DOES SHE LOOK SAD? BRINGIN HER A-GAME. Seems perfectl content. Probably shouldn't bother her YEAH, SHE SHOULD GIMME A SMILE. IS SHE LITERALLY A CAT? YEP HERE, KITTY KITTY NO, A FIGURATIVE FINE FELINE. ARE YOU SEXUALLY FRUSTRATED? No, gonna go have sex with my partner. BRB YEAH, I WANNA YELL SEX STUFF AT PEOPLE. YOU WANNA GET WITH THAT? DO YOU KNOW HER, AND HAVE YOU BOTH CONSENSUALLY AGREED TO SHOUT SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE COMMENTS TO EACH OTHER IN PUBLIC? Nah, I don't even know her. ABSOLUTELY GOTTA LET HER KNOVW NO. YES IN EXPLICIT TERMS NOPE DON'T DOIT YEAH GO FOR IT. silverblueroses: thebicker: fenchurchdent: chicklikemeblog: Playboy’s catcall flowchart.   I’m reblogging Playboy. Somebody stop me.  Even Playboy wants men to stop screaming at women on the street. When the pinnacle of female objectification is telling you you’re being a sexist pig, maybe for real you’re being a sexist pig. (I mean, women have been telling you you’re a sexist pig for catcalling for a long time, but then again, they’re *women* so their opinions don’t count. Now a magazine for men has acknowledged it so LISTEN UP.) Even Playboy wants men to stop screaming at women on the street.  That needed to be repeated.  Even Playboy.

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Alive, Being Alone, and Bad: Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 Okay, one last thread. And then I'm watching Gilmore Girls. Idk what they're teaching about Nazis in school these days but here goes.. 275 7.9K 9.6K Katie @YourRacingBelle Follow When Hitler marched into Poland in 1939, my grandma was two years old. It was not immediately obvious that anything was changing in her town 5:46 PM-15 Aug 2017 from Alafaya, FL 1,351 Retweets 2,970 Likes OOOOOO 67th 143.0K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 Replying to @YourRacingBelle When she was 4 years old, she was playing outside when she suddenly heard yelling and screaming. She looked across the yard to see Nazis. 4 t 306 1.7K Katie @YourRacingBele Aug 15 And to see the dead body of her three year old neighbor boy who had been playing loudly in his yard. The Nazis were annoyed by the noise. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 They shot him dead on the spot. 3 years old. Dead from a Nazi bullet. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 A couple of months later, my grandmother and her family were woken up very early in the morning. They were told to get up and go outside 2t 250 1.5K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 They were marched to the train station. Her father got on one train. Her mother her baby sisters, and her were put on another 91 ti 252 1.5K Katie @YourRacingBele Aug 15 On the first day my grandma, who was five now, was in Majdanek, she and the other children were told to line up outside before breakfast. 91 tl 253 1.5K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The Nazi soldier counted each child. One...two...three...our... ive...six...seven...eight...nine...the tenth child was shot. 2 311 1.5K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The soldier told the children that any bad child would be shot. So they must work and not complain or be loud. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 My grandma was a Polish Catholic, which was only a couple steps above a Polish Jew. One of the officer's wives decided she wanted a child 2 t 279 1.6K Katie @YourRacingBele Aug 15 So she "adopted" my grandma. Changed her name. Told her her mother was dead. And that she was a German now Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The day the news broke that the Allies were coming to Poland, the German officer and his wife left in a hurry. In so much of a hurry... Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 That they forgot my grandma, their special new daughter. She was found in one of the officer's homes after 3 days alone t 267 1.6K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The Red Cross took her in, and they asked her her name, which she barely remembered. They spent six months looking for her family 253 1.6K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 They were eventually found, somehow all alive. Aunts and uncles weren't, but mother, father, and baby sister were 4 th 246 1.9 Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 My grandma did not remember the Nazi officer and his wife with fondness. She did not view them as humans or benefactors. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 And she did not tell me this story until the day she took me to the gates of Majdanek. Where she broke down screaming at the memories. 4 t1 309 2.2K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 That was in 2001. 56 years after she was rescued by the Red Cross. Those horrors did not fade with time. They were ingrained in her brain 4 2.5K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 Studies show the Holocaust changed the DNA of its victims. Changed their mental make up. I live with that DNA, with that change. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 And if you believe that Neo-Nazis are "good people" or they "deserve a voice", I remind you of a three year old boy shot dead Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 That is what giving the Nazis a voice in 1933 led to. It led to my grandma sobbing outside a place where she was imprisoned 10 500 2.6K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The Nazis did not start with these things. They started with a voice. And a message. And it ended in unspeakable horrors. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 And that? That is why Neo-Nazis don't deserve a voice. Because those they worship didn't just talk. 91 775 4.4K
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