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02 Feb 01:28

webbgirl34:thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:Gisella Perl was forced...



webbgirl34:

thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.

She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.

She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.

After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.

25 Jan 18:18

yesthattoo: flavoracle: isaacfhtagn: mindcrankismycommander: ...



yesthattoo:

flavoracle:

isaacfhtagn:

mindcrankismycommander:

bass-borot:

bass-borot:

mscottwrites:

shadow27:

Chewbacca… his arms open.

This is some NEXT LEVEL nerd-ing and I nearly cried reading it.

I don’t get it

Please explain ;_;

There is a star trek TNG episode where Picard encounters a race that doesn’t speak in actual structured sentences but conveys ideas through story parralels. The ones referenced here are “Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra” - cooperation, “Shaka, when the walls fell” - failure and “Temba, his arms wide/open" - signifying a gift.

http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Tamarian_language

nice

OK, but here’s what’s awesome/hilarious about this.

The whole point about why communicating with the Tamarians was so frustrating was because all of their communication was contextual. The problem wasn’t that Picard couldn’t understand what words they were saying (the universal translator worked fine) the problem was that he didn’t understand what THOSE WORDS TOGETHER HAD TO DO WITH ANYTHING.

Why is this hilarious/fascinating to me? Because this is essentially what people are doing today with memes. They are posting pictures and writing sentences THAT MAKE NO SENSE WITHOUT PRIOR CONTEXT.

If Picard beamed down right now, and you told him that Data is a cinnamon roll… you are a Tamarian.

I also think there are some ways that echolalic communication is like this.

Sometimes the words are what we’re matching, but sometimes it’s context or emotions or whatever else.

02 Feb 23:38

prokopetz: I think my biggest “huh” moment with respect to gender roles is when it was pointed out...

prokopetz:

I think my biggest “huh” moment with respect to gender roles is when it was pointed out to me that your typical “geek” is just as hypermasculine as your typical “jock” when you look at it from the right angle.

As male geeks, a great deal of our identity is built on the notion that male geeks are, in some sense, gender-nonconformant, insofar as we’re unwilling or unable to live up to certain physical ideals about what a man “should” be. Indeed, many of us take pride in how putatively unmanly we are.

Viewed from an historical perspective, however, the virtues of the ideal geek are essentially those of the ideal aristocrat: a cultured polymath with expertise in a vast array of subjects; rarefied or eccentric taste in food, clothing, music, etc.; identity politics that revolve around one’s hobbies or pastimes; open disdain for physical labour and those who perform it; a sense of natural entitlement to positions of authority (“you should be flipping my burgers!”); and so forth.

And the thing about that aristocratic ideal? It’s intensely masculine. It may seem more welcoming to women on the surface, but - as recent events will readily illustrate - this is a facade: we pretend to be egalitarian because it suits our refined self-image, but that affectation falls away in a heartbeat when challenged.

Basically, the whole “geeks versus jocks” thing that gets drilled into us by media and the educational system isn’t about degrees of masculinity at all. It’s just two different flavours of the same toxic bullshit: the ideal geek is the alpha-male-as-philosopher-king, as opposed to the ideal jock’s alpha-male-as-warrior-king. It’s still a big ego-measuring contest - we’re just using different rulers.

03 Feb 15:03

NASA: so watney, how did you feel when you first realized you were alone on mars

NASA: so watney, how did you feel when you first realized you were alone on mars
mark watney: well... at first, i was afraid
NASA:
mark watney:
NASA:
mark watney: i was petrified
03 Feb 01:27

druidquest: Modern Greek God story where the big three go on a road trip for brotherly bonding....

druidquest:

Modern Greek God story where the big three go on a road trip for brotherly bonding. Poseidon brings a mix tape that is made up entirely of whale noises. Hera tags along to make sure Zeus doesn’t try anything. Hades calls Persephone after two hours in tears because the other two won’t stop calling him “Boner Lord”. Zeus manages to impregnate three women and a man despite Hera never taking her eyes off him.

02 Feb 03:44

broken-skies-and-angel-wings: This guy I was talking to was saying how women play sports just as...

broken-skies-and-angel-wings:

This guy I was talking to was saying how women play sports just as well as men, and he said, “One time I was reffing a womens softball game, on the full moon, and -“ 

And I was like, ” Why does it matter that it was on the full moon?“ 

and he was like “Well, you know, the full moon… women on the full moon" 

and i was like ‘I don’t get it' 

and he was like “Periods" 

and he thought all women just get their periods on the full moon and i just thought it was really funny that he confused women with werewolves. 

01 Feb 17:00

If Tim Burton Directed Disney Films (10 Pics)

by Jeff Wysaski

Artist Andrew Tarusov shows us what the characters in various Disney movies would look like if they were the creations of Tim Burton. Check out more of Andrew’s amazing art here.

The post If Tim Burton Directed Disney Films (10 Pics) appeared first on Pleated-Jeans.com.

01 Feb 05:41

frozenmusings: kelgrid: This is Han Solo’s son we’re talking...











frozenmusings:

kelgrid:

This is Han Solo’s son we’re talking about there’s a 200% chance he has wookie as his second language

I would pay out my ass to hear Kylo Ren speak wookie.

Omg with the helmet tho.

31 Jan 02:54

glasssonion: I’m crying



glasssonion:

I’m crying

07 Feb 20:43

First of all

Fuckboy: lol are you a virgin
Me: *sighs*
Me: *unrolls absurdly large scroll*
Me: *reads aloud* first of all, virginity is a social construct and my value as a perso.....
04 Feb 19:07

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04 Feb 18:01

kelgrid: Kylo Ren is Hux’s tragic backstory















kelgrid:

Kylo Ren is Hux’s tragic backstory

01 Feb 17:53

do-as-youre-told: stimmyabby: Sometimes people use “respect” to mean “treating someone like a...

do-as-youre-told:

stimmyabby:

Sometimes people use “respect” to mean “treating someone like a person” and sometimes they use “respect” to mean “treating someone like an authority”

and sometimes people who are used to being treated like an authority say “if you won’t respect me I won’t respect you” and they mean “if you won’t treat me like an authority I won’t treat you like a person”

and they think they’re being fair but they aren’t, and it’s not okay.

This is so well put I am stunned

24 Jan 18:56

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25 Jan 15:07

An Early Valentine’s ‘GIF(T)’ from Lonac

by Christopher Jobson

heart

process

Here’s a fun new animated mural by Croatian artist Lonac (previously) who painted this anatomically-correct heart complete with an air duct aorta using nothing but freehand spray paint. You can take a peek at some of his ongoing projects over on Facebook.

24 Jan 17:05

thepigeongazette: Nm

19 Jan 23:39

herpderpscholar: hereiswhereiletitout: this is really...

















herpderpscholar:

hereiswhereiletitout:

this is really important. stop stigmatizing mental illness and associating all mental illnesses with aggression 

Although Reid makes it personal, there’s still an important message here that shows Dr. Reid knows what’s up re: schizophrenia and violence

Thank you. A lot of (not all) people with mental illnesses are more self-destructive than they are outwardly dangerous. In demonizing and stigmatizing us, society is saying, “I literally don’t care if you kill yourself, just as long as you don’t try to hurt anyone else. Figure your own life out, but I’m going to lock you up and throw away the key if you snap at someone funny on a tough day.”

17 Jan 07:27

not-so-secret-nerd: rowanwould: The best explanation I’ve heard so far for why R2 only woke up at...

not-so-secret-nerd:

rowanwould:

The best explanation I’ve heard so far for why R2 only woke up at the end, is that he actually does start booting up when BB8 first finds him; he just has to get through 10 years worth of updates before that.

I can literally accept that

12 Jan 02:01

Three year old Sophie's Princess Chewbacca birthday cake

cagefullofcrows:

hijabby:

loveconquersmonsters:

mostlysignssomeportents:

Sophie’s parents tapped their friend, Megan, to turn a Chewbacca doll into a Princess Chewbacca birthday cake, using the “Barbie cake” method, and making Sophie’s third birthday just the bestest.

http://boingboing.net/2015/12/11/three-year-old-sophies-princ.html

princess chewbacca is my favourite chewbacca 

@octoberlings can we?

Perfect.

10 Jan 22:56

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09 Jan 18:07

sourcedumal: raptorific: i keep seeing posts about the way the “hand-holding” arc developed in the...

Osias Jota

pqp que pariu!

sourcedumal:

raptorific:

i keep seeing posts about the way the “hand-holding” arc developed in the force awakens, with finn unable to function outside a team (hence finn’s compulsive need to watch his partner’s back and check their safety when he’s vulnerable) and rey unable to function when working with companions (hence her being confused at finn’s habit of watching her back and checking her safety) and eventually the two of them end up learning from the other and i love it because finn’s vulnerability and rey’s guardedness are perfect complements and watching them come into contact and blend created some chemistry that was really fun to watch

but then i also see the comments and honestly i’ve really grown tired of hearing millennials talk about how racist their parents and grandparents were and then turn around and basically say “get your hands off that white woman” the first time they see an interracial couple. you’re making your racist granddaddy proud. 

and don’t think i missed how some of these same people have mistaken kylo ren literally kidnapping, torturing, and attempting to murder rey as “sexual tension” but see finn reflexively, involuntarily making contact with his teammate when he feels threatened as predatory. apparently rey’s boundaries are being violated when a black man touches her without being cognizant of doing so but when a white man literally knocks her unconscious, straps her to the table on purpose, and tries to forcibly rip thoughts from her head it’s hot. i honestly don’t care how many buzzwords you dress it up in, if you feel this post describes you, you don’t give a shit about rey’s boundaries or autonomy and you’re just using that as a smokescreen so you can dismiss anyone who acknowledges your hatred and fear of black people and interracial relationships. 

It’s both hatred of black people and the normalization of white male violence and domination against others as the standard for romance

^^^^

09 Jan 17:30

shinysherlock: zombooyah2thesequel: He’s a card player,...

08 Jan 23:03

abbieprime: lycoteuthis: gwenstacy: the new kids +...









abbieprime:

lycoteuthis:

gwenstacy:

the new kids + interacting with harrison ford

this is just so fucking harrison ford tho i mean

Ultimate troll.

06 Jan 20:56

“Who’s your favourite Disney Princess?”

thepeacockangel:

leftbians:

I think you mean Disney General

06 Jan 18:38

yaelloush: PPHAHAHAHHAHAHA

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yaelloush:

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06 Jan 06:31

gracemoreland: artistshandbook: babydreamgirl: transmariahcare...



gracemoreland:

artistshandbook:

babydreamgirl:

transmariahcarey:

i couldn’t even open the article

That is so funny

OH SNAP

06 Jan 00:39

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31 Dec 04:05

sonneillonv: theladyems: bramblepatch: bramblepatch: Ok so I know I’ve seen a few posts about...

sonneillonv:

theladyems:

bramblepatch:

bramblepatch:

Ok so I know I’ve seen a few posts about the Organa-Solos passing baby Ben back and forth and spoiling him rotten while rebuilding the Republic but also consider:

Chewbacca

Big, loud, belligerent, protective, huggable Chewbacca toting his best friend’s kid around

You know what, I’m doubling down on this. Give me a Kylo Ren who not only understands spoken Wookie but can also speak it with a passable accent because Chewbacca babysat him so much when he was bitty. Give me a confrontation between them in Episode IIX where Chewy is screaming at him and Kylo Ren just starts irately yodeling back.

YES PLEASE MAKE IT SO

Chewie has a life debt toward Han that includes Han’s family, so YES LET’S DO THIS IT IS CANON

04 Jan 18:56

kittrose: I’m in a Star Wars mood after rewatching the whole...



kittrose:

I’m in a Star Wars mood after rewatching the whole series, so here’s a warm up portrait of princess Leia!