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Girls, Life, and Love: Jane Austen more more likely to have had sex with a woman than a man, says historian 'People often long to know if the eternal spinster Jane Austen ever had sex with a man. The answer is almost certainly not,' says Lucy Worsley The idea that Charlotte Brontë, the apparent goddess of hetero- sexual romance, was in love with a woman for most of her life, in a way that would today be described as lesbian, might come as a shock, yet it is not entirely new. Most notably, E.F. Benson in his biography of Charlotte Brontë, written in 1932, described her relationship with Ellen Nussey as 'an emotional thread that for years was the vividest colour in Charlotte's life'. More directly, he assessed it as 'one of those violent homosexual attachments' and found it 'reasonable to conclude that for a considerable period of her life, her emotional reactions were towards women rather than men'. Even earlier, Vita Sackville- West, a lesbian herself, who kept a photograph of Charlotte Brontë on her desk, wrote in her Journal that the letters of Charlotte to Ellen were 'love-letters pure and simple' and left little doubt in one's mind as to what Charlotte's tendencies really were'2 Ernest Raymond in his book In the Steps of the Brontes (1948) described Charlotte's feelings for Ellen as 'a hot In Little Women, Alcott based her heroine "Jo" on herself. But whereas Jo marries at the end of the story, Alcott remained single throughout her life. She explained her "spinsterhood" in an interview with Louise Chandler Moulton, "I am more than half-persuaded that l am a man's soul put by some freak of nature into a woman's body because I have fallen in love with so many pretty girls and never once the least bit with any man." However, Alcott's romance mysong5:alright!!!!!
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Kardashians, Work, and Yale: Historian at Yale begins work on a list of men the Kardashians have slept with. 2018

Historian at Yale begins work on a list of men the Kardashians have slept with. 2018

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Bad, Beer, and Butt: yveinthesky: earthgirl2788: neveratrest: gallusrostromegalus: allthingshyper: gallusrostromegalus: soup-that-is-2-hot: everything-is-stickers: brummbart: Wasserspeier am Freiburger Münster WINTER IS A BAD TIME. What it feels like to chew 5 Gum IT’S MY FAVORITE GARGOYLE BACK AGAIN FOR WINTERTIME. I want to know the exact conversation that lead to the creation of this abomination Ye olde German architect: “ok, it’s time to put in the rainspouts and last night I was out with the lads and Hans had too much and the point is I had the FUNNIEST idea…” *Holds up drawing* Ye olde German Architect Supervisor: * snorts beer out of his nose.* “YES. BUILD IT IMMEDIATELY.” That’s gussy babe Sooooo I just came back from studying in Freiburg and went on a tour of the Münster with a historian who knew all of the insider secrets and the story is even better than you think.  It took more than 300 years to build the Freiburger Münster (1200s-1500s), so they went through a lot of architects and people who paid those architects. Some of the patrons were dicks and one of those dicks lived in a house right next to the Münster. The asshat kept demanding they work faster and changed his mind every five hours about what he wanted and THEN he refused to pay the architects because he wasn’t happy with what they’d done.  That really pissed the builders off so in retaliation, the head architect built the butt gargoyle facing his house so that every morning for the rest of his life, when the dick looked out his window at the Münster, he’d have to look at a gargoyle butt. So, the defecating gargoyle is a big fat “fuck you” to someone’s dick of a boss that has survived 500 years and two world wars  *standing ovation*
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Barcelona, Facts, and Family: 1346 Moscow Stockholm openhagen Kiey London ologne Cracow Vienna Paris Milan Constantinople Marsailles Rome Barcelona detenebrate: 0xymoronic: shitarianasays: theeyesinthenight: the-sonic-screw: platinumpixels: volpesvolpes: unseilie: sarahvonkrolock: gaysexagainstawall: them-days-was-olden-as-fuck: The spread of the black death. Poland Poland, tell us your secret. Poland is the old new Madagascar.  If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there.  Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there. Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it.  I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new. Damn Italy, you scary. Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better” Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!” Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague. Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world.  WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did. Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!
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Tumblr, Blog, and Hell: fakehistory: Salem Witch creates inflatable device to prevent drowning (1632 or whenever the hell the Witch Trials were. I’m not a historian)

fakehistory: Salem Witch creates inflatable device to prevent drowning (1632 or whenever the hell the Witch Trials were. I’m not a historia...

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Hell, Salem, and Witch: Salem Witch creates inflatable device to prevent drowning (1632 or whenever the hell the Witch Trials were. Im not a historian)

Salem Witch creates inflatable device to prevent drowning (1632 or whenever the hell the Witch Trials were. Im not a historian)

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Girls, Life, and Lit: Jane Austen more more likely to have had sex with a woman than a man, says historian 'People often long to know if the eternal spinster Jane Austen ever had sex with a man. The answer is almost certainly not,' says Lucy Worsley The idea that Charlotte Brontë, the apparent goddess of hetero- sexual romance, was in love with a woman for most of her life, in a way that would today be described as lesbian, might come as a shock, yet it is not entirely new. Most notably, E.F. Benson in his biography of Charlotte Brontë, written in 1932, described her relationship with Ellen Nussey as 'an emotional thread that for years was the vividest colour in Charlotte's life'. More directly, he assessed it as 'one of those violent homosexual attachments' and found it 'reasonable to conclude that for a considerable period of her life, her emotional reactions were towards women rather than men'. Even earlier, Vita Sackville- West, a lesbian herself, who kept a photograph of Charlotte Brontë on her desk, wrote in her Journal that the letters of Charlotte to Ellen were 'love-letters pure and simple' and left little doubt in one's mind as to what Charlotte's tendencies really were'2 Ernest Raymond in his book In the Steps of the Brontes (1948) described Charlotte's feelings for Ellen as 'a hot In Little Women, Alcott based her heroine "Jo" on herself. But whereas Jo marries at the end of the story, Alcott remained single throughout her life. She explained her "spinsterhood" in an interview with Louise Chandler Moulton, "I am more than half-persuaded that l am a man's soul put by some freak of nature into a woman's body because I have fallen in love with so many pretty girls and never once the least bit with any man." However, Alcott's romance motherhenna: mysong5: alright!!!!! all classic lit is gay - an essay
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Being Alone, Club, and Dinosaur: Best Careers for Your Personality Type ESTJ ESTP Danger Barons ISTP Practical Supervisors Lizard trainer Dutiful Subordinates Creative Thinkers -Professional gambler -Evil clone -Fanny pack bedazzler Satan's minion The person who gets beat up at self-defense training courses -Butter churner -Grave robber -Blood salesman -Hair comber -Horse cop (the horse not the human) Trader of fine spices -Smash Mouth fan club president -Steven Seagal's personal assistant ESFJ ESFP ISFP Dark Artisans Outgoing Entertainers -Competitive eater Caring Providers -Squirrel wrangler -Art theft coordinator -Unpaid intern -Paranormal detective who wanders from town to town solving mysteries Sensible Helpers Shed consultant Seat filler at an award -Insurance fraud claimant -Screaming at people in public until they pay you to go away -Forest witch -Ghost therapist -Crafter of fine talismans -Soul reaper ceremony ENTJ NTJ ENTP INTP Rugged Loners Useless Creators -Sad clown -Donkey breeder -Email scammer -Pickle artisan Strategic Masterminds -Penguin salesman Noble Leaders -Human scarecrow Bed tester Weed dealer -Scorpion king/queen -Lead singer for a Korn cover band Sonic the Hedgehog fan fiction writer -A job where you can be alone because no one likes you ENFJ ENFP The Unemployable -Failed artist The town mooch -Cackling old sea hag -Going to construction sites and stealing copper wiring Resourceful Thinkers -Werewolf Compassionate Weirdos -Taco historian -Snake groomer -Fortune cookie writer -Spokesperson for adult diaper cream Social Helpers -Voodoo priestess -Sandwich artist -Professional failure An actual walrus -Time wizard -Dinosaur impersonator obvious obviousplant:What’s your next career?

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America, Bailey Jay, and Children: ElleGato @ellle_enm The Holocaust is not "fading from memory" The United States is unwilling to teach history responsibly. The Holocaust is being erased The New York Times@nytimes 41% percent of Americans cannot say what Auschwitz was, a survey found nyti.ms/ 2JF9EEn 4/12/18, 1:21 PM musingsdeme: So I’m a historian who works particularly on the relationship between trauma, national memory, and childhood.  The focus of my research is not the Holocaust, but it’s a subject upon which I’ve taught, mused, written, and examined.  A few years ago, I was a TA in a class on the Holocaust (cross listed in the History Department and the Department of Judaic Studies) at a US University (a pretty prestigious one). Most of the course focused on the realities of the Holocaust:  what happened?  how?  why? Now because of my areas of expertise/interest, I was invited to give a lecture to the entire class as opposed to teaching my particular subset of students each week.  The subject of the lecture?  The Holocaust in US education and children’s/YA literature.  The thing that I found most distressing about this lecture?  The fact that only about nine state in the US require that students learn about the Holocaust in classrooms.  Among those only a few require it as a part of history or social studies classes, the rest require it as part of language arts.  And, the way that students actually learn about this subject is determined at the discretion of the school district, which means that, as long as students meet the general requirements of standardized tests, they don’t have to learn particular details.  So, let that sink in.  Even more distressing?  The states that “require” students to learn about the Holocaust, have only done so since (at the earliest) the 1980s, and far more likely the 1990s and 2000s.  This means that there is an entire generation whose knowledge of the Holocaust comes from popular media and triumphant narratives about US involvement in WWII:  these narratives are hugely false, and what I call the “Punching Hitler” story after the iconic image of Captain America socking Hitler in the jaw.  In the US the general shared narrative about WWII is that the US went over the Europe, lost a lot of boys, but killed Hitler, won the war, and saved the Jews.  o__O  That’s…not what happened.   In a class of 200 students, only about 10 percent knew anything about how the Holocaust happened.  They didn’t know about the groups that were targeted, the way that anti-semitism and opportunistic nationalist politics helped make it happen, they didn’t know about complicity or bystandardism.  They knew nothing.  They didn’t know that US officials were aware of what was happening and refused to get involved in the war.  They didn’t understand that there was concurrent anti-semitism and racism in the US.  They were taught none of these things.  And that is actually terrifying, not only because it means that these kids have no idea about the past, but because they can’t see the giant flashing warning signs in our current socio-political world.  
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Apparently, Drugs, and Love: More Videos Noisey March 14 at 1:01 PM 900 VIDEO STORE DAY Not only is it not true, it akes you look like an idiot. 3:45 HD 3 tips on what NOT to do in record stores. 00O 1.9K Comments 926 Shares Like Comment Share <p><a href="http://dragonkyng.tumblr.com/post/172545497172/libertarirynn-princessofnegativity" class="tumblr_blog">dragonkyng</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172544988614/princessofnegativity-libertarirynn-i-just" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://princessofnegativity.tumblr.com/post/172544770408/libertarirynn-i-just-had-to-share-what-is" class="tumblr_blog">princessofnegativity</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172544289208/i-just-had-to-share-what-is-probably-the-most" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I just had to share what is probably the most hilariously pretentious, uninviting promo for a business I have ever seen. This woman can’t go 30 seconds without slipping some kind of man bashing into the situation while at the same time pretending she’s a totally welcoming and nonjudgmental place to buy records. Even as a record collector I wouldn’t set foot into this place if it was the last record store on earth.</p></blockquote> <p>“No judgement”, she said. <strike>And also lied.</strike></p> </blockquote> <p>“I love it when customers come in to talk about music</p><h1>EXCEPT IF THEY’RE MEN THEN THEY’RE MANSPLAINING AND SHOULD DIE.</h1><p>Also my opinions are the only ones that matter and working at a record store makes me a music historian. Thanks and please come again!”</p></blockquote> <p>“I get so sick of men claiming Yoko Ono killed the Beatles.”</p><p>Okay, but she did. I’ll give you the Beatles weren’t on their best foot, but it’s like saying that this guy had a terminal cancer so it doesn’t matter that I shot him.</p><p>“It’s like saying Courtney Love killed Kurt Cobain.”</p><p>Okay, but she did. Maybe she didn’t actually shoot him, but she destroyed him with drugs.</p></blockquote> <p>I’m sure she only gets salty about that because those are women and she doesn’t like the idea of women ever ruining something a man created because women can only make things better. Also apparently she’ll kick you out of her store if you suggest such a thing.</p>
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