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Girls, Obama, and Taken: Steve Silberman @stevesilbermarn Rosaries confiscated from immigrants at the Arizona/Mexico border. [via @MikeOLoughlin] newyorker.com/ culture/photo-, く @claríssalule Remember the piles of wedding rings taken from holocaust victims and how we see it now and wonder how we ever let the violation of human rights get so far well yeah cryptid-sighting: arithanas: gaylileofigaro: This is worse. Looking at these you can tell they have no significant monetary value. They were confiscated as a fear tactic. Nothing more. This picture breaks my heart everytime it appears in my dash. It’s a fear tactic, alright but— The first one in the left corner: It’s a first communion rosary, and it’s not cheap. The black one in the first line: That’s a widow rosary and it’s old. The white one in the second line:  is a commemoration rosary. It has a miniature picture in the round part. I haven’t seen that since the 70′s. In the third line, multicolor one: It’s an Anima mundi, I have only seen those in the hands of Rosary ministery’s old ladies. The oldest ones are from the 80′s after Juan Pablo II came to Mexico for the first time. It’s one of the old ones, I know because the crucifixes are different.  The third one on the fourth line: Red and gold. The style is old, the metal is dark, that’s a 50′s rosary, probably a quinceañera one (or it’s maybe older, from the 40′s when the brides carried red roses with their offerings). The fifth one on the fourth line: It’s a quinceañera rosary with Ignatius’s tear. The style is old and in my part of Mexico is orphan girls who used it. At least it was when I was young.The third one of the fifth line: the blue one with the anchor. That one I have only seen in Veracruz and it doesn’t look new.The fifth one on the fifth line: That’s a 90′s wedding rosary. Black and white patterns were popular on that date.The fourth one on the last line: That’s a first communion rosary from the 30′s. It’s delicate and most probably silver. The rest wrench my heart too, the humble everyday rosaries with wooden beads and knots. Those are cheap and bear the wear and tear of their user handling. But those  I described are much more. Those are mother’s rosaries. Those are not just rosaries. Those are mementos, that’s the proof of their families stories. They are taking from them the only portable things they can carry to feel the connection to their families.It’s not a fear tactic. Call it like by its name.It’s dehumanization. Just want to remind everyone that the DHS janitor who saved these rosaries and photographed them started his project in the latter years of the Bush administration and finished during the latter days of the Obama administration. Just in case anyone reading naively believes this atrocity began on November 8 2016

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Comfortable, Definitely, and Family: khadij-al-kubra: simplelittlepaperyanon: shitposting-hobbits-to-gallifrey: transrants: a-little-bi-furious: transrants: idopaint-themgreen: the-fury-of-a-time-lord: lgbtqblogs: Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia. Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month. As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate. The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent. ‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page. But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole. ‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said. Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013. holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses they are my heroes YOU GO GIRLS “Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage” that is amazing TRANS EXCELLENCE Okay but other reports state that Alina identifies as androgyne but feels more comfortable as a woman, it definitely is trans excellence but the label she uses is not reported correctly here. Thanks for the info! (This means it’s not only trans excellence but also NONBINARY EXCELLENCE YEAH!) Fucking amazing “Can I be woman?”  “No.”  “I am still man?”  “Yes.”  “I can has wife, then?” [Russian government sweats nervously] Ya gotta love loopholes!
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Best Friend, cnn.com, and Facts: The "best man" at a wedding wasn't originally the groom's "best friend". Rather, he was the best swordsman the groom could afford to hire. Back in the day most marriages were arranged. There was a great danger of the bride's actual sweetie crashing the party & kidnapping the bride and slicing up a bunch of people. So the groom hired a swordman to watch his back the entire night so he could party without worrying. As time went on, it became harder to find swordsmen to hire that would risk their life for your money, so it started to move towards "the friend you have who is best with a sword and would sacrifice himself should the need arise". But lucky for them, things calmed down and the role of the best man eventually evolved into cutting out the swordsmanship part entirely. Ultrafacts.turmblr.com Bridesmaids at weddings were to confuse evil spirits so they can't tell who the real bride is. Ultrafacts.tmblr.com theboneylibrarian: imaginarykangaroohorns: francesvhale: lordticklefish: 23devil: ultrafacts: Source: 1 2 If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts marriage is fucked up Evil Spirit: FUCK, THERE’S 8 WOMEN ALL WEARING THE SAME COLORED DRESS AND ONE IN WHITE, FUCKING WHICH ONE IS THE DAMN BRIDE?! DAMN IT, FUCK THIS SHIT I’M OUT OF HERE actually originally the bride and all the bridesmaids wore the exact same dress and veiled their faces heavily. Which one was exactly the bride wasn’t revealed until the very last minute. I love this so much Groom’s bff: bro id die for u and ur wifeBride’s bff: lets confuse the fuck out of these spirits “If anyone should have any reason why these two should not be wed they must first defeat the Best Man in single combat.”
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Cats, Children, and Facts: The Vikings would give kittens to newlywed brides as an essential part of a new household. Ultrafacts.tumblr.com golvio: owlygem: attack-on-sarcasm: macksassie: nekoama: prokopetz: ultrafacts: bryarly: foxfairy5: ultrafacts: Source More Facts Yes this could have to do with the fact that Freya the Norse Goddess of love, beauty and fertility drove a chariot pulled by cats. So, if I ever get married, I fully expect a catmobile.  One of the other reasons why they gave cats to each other was for their valuable skills as mousers. Cats were able to control rodent populations around their properties. Also, Norse myths are thought to have the earliest literary descriptions of the Norwegian Forest Cat. They were described as large, strong cats that drew Freya’s chariot and were so heavy that not even Thor, God of Thunder, could lift them from the floor. (Source) They kinda live up to the legend, too. Your average Norwegian Forest Cat is twenty pounds of solid muscle, with claws large and strong enough to climb solid rock. They’ve been known to attack bears when defending their territory. And yet they’re one of the cuddliest breeds out there, particularly noted for being patient with small children. I have a Norwegian mix, and can attest that she is the cuddliest cat but also insane enough to try and fight a bear. @seestramattie i love mythology in any place of the world. It’s all just great! Also vikings had an affinity for the ginger cat mutation and created the breed, spreading them throughout the countries they raided as they often brought cats on their voyages And that is why there are so many ginger cats! Ginger cats are vikings!!! The version of the myth I read as a kid didn’t chalk up Thor’s inability to lift the cat to it being so heavy, but because it just wouldn’t let him pick it up. It just bent like a big, fluffy rainbow to keep its feet on the floor. That is the most Cat thing ever.

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