tamorapierce:

doctorscienceknowsfandom:

anatsuno:

navalenigma:

shayvaalski:

friendlycloud:

agewa:

“We went to Kineshma, that’s in Ivanovo region, to visit his parents. I went as a heroine and I never expected someone to welcome me, a front-line girl, like that. We’ve gone through so much, we’ve saved lives, lifes of mothers, wives. And then… I heard accusations, I was bad-mouthed. Before that I’ve only ever been “dear sister”… We had tea and my husband’s mother took him aside and started crying: “Who did you marry? A front-line girl… You have two younger sisters. Who’s going to marry them now?” When I think back to that moment I feel tears welling up. Imagine: I had a record, I loved it a lot. There was a song, it said: you have the right to wear the best shoes. That was about a front-line girl. I had it playing, and [his?] elder sister came up and broke it apart, saying: you have no rights. They destroyed all my photos from the war… We, front-line girls, went through so much during hte war… and then we had another war. Another terrible war. The men left us, they didn’t cover our backs. Not like at the front.” from С.Алексеевич “У войны не женское лицо”

In Soviet Union women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining as the occasional anecdote of a female sniper or simply as medical staff or, at best, radio specialists. The word “front-line girl” (frontovichka) became a terrible insult, synonimous to “whore”. Hundreds thousand of girls who went to war to protect their homeland with their very lives, who came back injured or disabled, with medals for valor, had to hide it to protect themselves from public scorn. 

This has always happened in history: Women do something important. Then they get shamed for it (so nobody will talk about it) and it gets erased from history.

And then certain men will say: “Women suck, they’ve never done anything important.”

Look into history and learn that women have played a far greater role then douches (present and past) wanted you to know.

Hey Will (and Jack) I got you something.

So this is important. Let me tell you a story.

All the time I spend debating about women in combat, I’ve picked up on a trend that disturbs me. Supporting or attacking, people are quick to draw on biology, psychology, law, but very rarely - almost never - do I hear about the history of women in combat, and the evidence their service lends to this debate.

Hundreds of thousands of women faced combat in WW2, and on both sides, and on all fronts, and it is a history that has been almost completely erased from contemporary awareness. I have been given arguments about how women can not psychologically handle combat. And about how women in mixed-gender combat units will automatically disrupt group cohesion - the brotherhood, if you will. Both of these assertions are erasure.

Women have not lived in a protective bubble untouched by combat for all of history. Women have been killed, wounded, and captured in combat, and tortured after. We are not living a world where these are hypothetical situations women have yet to prove they can handle. Unfortunately, they have, they can, in the future, they probably will, again and again. Soviet women served as partisans, snipers, tank drivers, fighter pilots, bombers. And more.

Both British and American women served in mixed-gender AA units. I could drag you through several examples of British women performing exemplarily despite being wounded, or seeing their comrades die. The Luftwaffe did not discriminate. Between the British and the Americans, it was determined that mixed gender units actually performed much better than all male units, because of teamwork. Because women are better and certain tasks, men are better at certain tasks, and at other tasks they are comparably efficient, and in a team, hopefully, in combat, you let the best do what they are best at. For the most part, they were proud to serve together. 

German propaganda never commented on the British AA units, but they thoroughly smeared the Soviet fighting woman - flitenweiber. People often argue with me that women are a threat to group cohesion because men naturally give women preferential treatment. Which certainly explains why men are more likely to survive shipwrecks. And history shows us that Germans soldiers had no chivalrous compunction when it came to shooting captured Soviet women who were armed.

We’re fed a history of war that almost exclusively features white male figures, most of whom fit into this destructive constructed myth of the soldier that is somehow both chivalrous and charmingly womanizing and who’s sense of brotherhood is unshakably dependent on the band being all man. There is no history of woman at war, none. I hear a lot about how women have no upper body strength, I hear nothing about the Front-Line Female Comrade.

THE WORD FRONTOVICHKA BECAME A TERRIBLE INSULT - are you fucking kidding me? Fuck, that made me cry. At first when I started reading I thought I was reading alernate history fiction. I’m ashamed to be ignorant about this, and full of rage and much worse bitter shame that this history is constantly repressed, suppressed, hidden. WHAT THE FUCK. D: D: D:

I didn’t know that bit about the AA (Anti-Aircraft) units.

And even in this article I don’t see a mention of the women of the Israeli Army, or women of the resistance if we’re just sticking to WWII.  I didn’t know about the Russian soldiers, only the fighter pilots, the night witches, and I’ve spent years poking into the corners of history trying to find women who will serve as ammunition when men tell me women can’t fight. 

The best explanation I’ve heard of what happened to women after WWII comes from “A League of Their Own,” the publicist’s character: “What is this—the war is over, Rosie, turn in your rivets?”  Women all over the world had to step into the same old ruts.

I don’t think it’s any mistake at all that Betty Friedan wrote her ground-breaking text for the second wave of feminism, THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE, just 10 years after WWII, after women had dined on a full plate of the same old, same old.

And shame on the men who never stood up for the women who worked and fought beside them, and saved their lives.

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cthulhu-hand-luke:

Red Sonja by Donato Giancola

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didyouknowgaming:

Sonic Heroes.
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fuckyeahthelastofus:

wearetheplague:

"There are a million ways we could’ve died today. And a million ways we could die before tomorrow. But we fight for every second we get to spend with each other. Whether its two minutes… or two days… we don’t give that up. I don’t want to give that up. My vote? Let’s just wait it out. You know, we can be all poetic and just lose our minds together."Ellie and Riley cosplay by Me and chocolaten1nja 

The cutest pair ever.

fuckyeahthelastofus:

wearetheplague:

"There are a million ways we could’ve died today. And a million ways we could die before tomorrow. But we fight for every second we get to spend with each other. Whether its two minutes… or two days… we don’t give that up. I don’t want to give that up. My vote? Let’s just wait it out. You know, we can be all poetic and just lose our minds together."

Ellie and Riley cosplay by Me and chocolaten1nja

The cutest pair ever.

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orphanblack:

OBTumblr is pleased to announce…
The Official Orphan Black #CloneClub Meetup!

Fans meeting fans! Activities! Crazy science! And dancing! Just so much dancing. At least we’ll be dancing.

Important #CloneClub Meetup facts:
WHEN: The meetup is Friday, July 25th from 1 to 3pm PT.
WHERE: Southpaw Social, 815j St., San Diego
WHO: Everyone in #CloneClub is invited. All people. All clones. All ages. All geek monkeys. All leopards. Bring your seestras. Bring your seestra-brothers. Leave your sharpened pencils at home.
WHY: For science.

#CloneClub Meetup FAQ
Do I need a Comic-Con ticket to attend the meetup? Nope. You don’t need a Comic-Con ticket OR a ticket for the meetup. ZERO TICKETS REQUIRED.
No tickets! That’s terrific news. So, how do I get in to the meetup? The meetup is first come, first served. The line outside of Southpaw Social officially starts at 11am PT. OBTumblr will be there early, possibly with snacks.
Cool. What will happen at this meetup besides, you know, meeting up?

*The very first Alison-inspired Cloneplay Theater Challenge.

*Rad Cosima makeovers.

(Yep. Really.)
*A delicious Helena buffet.

*A clone yourself photo booth.
*A pop-up shop with OB swag, courtesy of the BBC shop.
*And dancing. Did we mention the dancing?


I’m not a great dancer. It’s ok. Neither are we.

Can’t wait to see you there, #CloneClub!
xOBTumblr

Well this sounds amazing.

orphanblack:

OBTumblr is pleased to announce…

The Official Orphan Black #CloneClub Meetup!

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Fans meeting fans! Activities! Crazy science! And dancing! Just so much dancing. At least we’ll be dancing.

image

Important #CloneClub Meetup facts:

WHEN: The meetup is Friday, July 25th from 1 to 3pm PT.

WHERE: Southpaw Social, 815j St., San Diego

WHO: Everyone in #CloneClub is invited. All people. All clones. All ages. All geek monkeys. All leopards. Bring your seestras. Bring your seestra-brothers. Leave your sharpened pencils at home.

WHY: For science.

image

#CloneClub Meetup FAQ

Do I need a Comic-Con ticket to attend the meetup?
Nope. You don’t need a Comic-Con ticket OR a ticket for the meetup. ZERO TICKETS REQUIRED.

No tickets! That’s terrific news. So, how do I get in to the meetup?
The meetup is first come, first served. The line outside of Southpaw Social officially starts at 11am PT. OBTumblr will be there early, possibly with snacks.

Cool. What will happen at this meetup besides, you know, meeting up?

*The very first Alison-inspired Cloneplay Theater Challenge.

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*Rad Cosima makeovers.

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(Yep. Really.)

*A delicious Helena buffet.

image

*A clone yourself photo booth.

*A pop-up shop with OB swag, courtesy of the BBC shop.

*And dancing. Did we mention the dancing?

I’m not a great dancer.
It’s ok. Neither are we.

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Can’t wait to see you there, #CloneClub!

xOBTumblr

Well this sounds amazing.

Our weekly Comics-You-Should-Know post is EXTRA BIG this week!

There are a whole slew of trade paperbacks (that is, novel-length comics or novel-length collections of previously released monthly comics) coming out this week, which means it’s an excellent time to catch up on a new series. There are also some single issues this week that are great points to jump into an ongoing title! Let’s get started.

Our weekly Comics-You-Should-Know post is EXTRA BIG this week!

There are a whole slew of trade paperbacks (that is, novel-length comics or novel-length collections of previously released monthly comics) coming out this week, which means it’s an excellent time to catch up on a new series. There are also some single issues this week that are great points to jump into an ongoing title! Let’s get started.

karl urban as: cupid
xena: warrior princess (2.16)

For anyone who has yet to watch Xena, may we present this?

(Source: rennerd, via wonderali)

That’s your Finnick Odair, folks.

(Source: dailysamclaflin, via the-absolute-best-gifs)

flatbear:

the new batgirl costume is a fanartist’s dreeeeeam <3
If you want to get me back DC, this is a step in the right direction.

We’re seeing SO many fantastic illustrations of the new Batgirl costume!

flatbear:

the new batgirl costume is a fanartist’s dreeeeeam <3

If you want to get me back DC, this is a step in the right direction.

We’re seeing SO many fantastic illustrations of the new Batgirl costume!

thisfeliciaday:

#nofilter #justold

Awwwww, look at tiny Felicia Day!

thisfeliciaday:

#nofilter #justold

Awwwww, look at tiny Felicia Day!

smitethepatriarchy:

bubonickitten:

capitolhillofficial:

capitolhillofficial:

Dragons are henceforth a feminist icon. You’re no longer allowed to participate in the appreciation of dragons and dragons in culture unless you’re totally down for helping the equality movement. 

Anti-feminist blogs are mad about this post so everyone should reblog it.

I saved this image off Tumblr awhile ago and I never thought I’d find another use for it

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FUCK YES.

(Source: officialfolgers, via princessathelstan)

remyreaper:

nerdylolita:

that’s the face of someone who just shit themselves

I love this because he thought giving her to a barbarian would break her and make her usable and compliant but it just turned her into his worst nightmare.

(Source: phoebebuffay, via kingcailans)

strangecousinsusanx:

pale-fire:

Feminist Graffiti from the 1970s [x]

I haven’t seen this in a while. It never gets old.

strangecousinsusanx:

pale-fire:

Feminist Graffiti from the 1970s [x]

I haven’t seen this in a while. It never gets old.

(via lielabell)