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Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.

Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)

Literally the most important thing you will read today.

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#staywoke

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lapinchecanela:

Manifestación Mexicana en Solidaridad con Palestina exigiendo un ¡ALTO A LA OFENSIVA MILITAR ISRAELÍ CONTRA GAZA! 

Palestina México Corsopal 

And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.

"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica) —

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i’ve never seen something so accurate

People: you always seem so happy!
Me: ...k

markdoesstuff:

afro-dominicano:

afro-dominicano:

oldjukebox:

Can’t stop listening.

I never knew I needed this..

okay but like why doesn’t this have a million notes????

oh my god

Damn they are so good

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lapiernadesantaanna:

Flashback Friday to 2010, senior year at Berkeley, with witchymerqueer and forteriot, two of the most important people in my life forever. This pic pretty much sums up our relationship.
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Flashback Friday to 2010, senior year at Berkeley, with witchymerqueer and forteriot, two of the most important people in my life forever. This pic pretty much sums up our relationship.

lapiernadesantaanna:

Flashback Friday to 2010, senior year at Berkeley, with witchymerqueer and forteriot, two of the most important people in my life forever. This pic pretty much sums up our relationship.

Well actually
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Flashback Friday to 2010, senior year at Berkeley, with witchymerqueer and forteriot, two of the most important people in my life forever. This pic pretty much sums up our relationship.

Well actually

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Let’s raise children who wont have to recover from their childhoods

flowrescentonyx:

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT I STOPPED BREATHING

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whitesupremacymemes sent: You do realize that it was whites that ended slavery and have invented almost everything, right?

badbilliejean:

harleylovegood:

therealizationofme:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

Black Inventions:

  1. Air conditioning unit

  2. Almanac

  3. Auto cut-off switch

  4. Auto fishing device

  5. Automatic gear shift
  6. Baby buggy (aka stroller)
  7. Bicycle frame
  8. Biscuit cutter
  9. Blood plasma bag
  10. Cellular phone
  11. Chamber commode
  12. Clothes dryer
  13. Curtain rod and curtain rod support
  14. Door knob
  15. Dust pan
  16. Door stop
  17. Egg beater
  18. Electric light bulb
  19. Elevator
  20. Eye protector
  21. Fire escape ladder
  22. Fire extinguisher
  23. Folding bed
  24. Folding chair
  25. Fountain pen
  26. Furniture caster
  27. Gas mask
  28. Golf tee
  29. Guitar
  30. Hair brush
  31. Hand stamp
  32. Horse shoe
  33. Ice cream scooper
  34. Improved sugar making
  35. Insect-destroyer gun
  36. Ironing board
  37. Key chain
  38. Lantern
  39. Lawn mower
  40. Lawn sprinkler
  41. Lemon squeezer
  42. Lock
  43. Lubricating cup
  44. Lunch pail
  45. Mail box
  46. Mop
  47. Motor
  48. Peanut butter
  49. Pencil sharpener
  50. Phone transmitter
  51. Record arm player
  52. Refrigerator
  53. Riding saddles
  54. Rolling pin
  55. Shampoo headrest
  56. Spark plug
  57. Stethoscope
  58. Stove
  59. Straightening comb
  60. Street sweeper
  61. Thermostat control
  62. Traffic light
  63. Tricycle
  64. Typewriter
  65. Jazz (and subgenres)
  66. Hip Hop (and subgenres)
  67. Rock n Roll 
  68. Speech (Africans first to use language)
  69. Writing (before it became more complex in Mesopotamia)
  70. Medicine (Ancient Egypt)
  71. Architecture (Ancient Egypt)
  72. Mathematics (prehistoric)
  73. Mining of minerals
  74. Iron smelting
  75. Religion
  76. Laws
  77. International trade
  78. Philosophy (dates back to before Ancient Egypt was before Ancient Egypt if you know what I mean)
  79. Art (oldest art known is 75,000 years old found in South Africa)

Muslim Inventions:

  1. Hospitals
  2. Surgery
  3. Algebra
  4. Coffee
  5. First to invent a flying machine
  6. University
  7. Optics (eye stuff)
  8. Instruments in music
  9. Toothbrush
  10. Crank connecting rod system
  11. Perfume

Central and South American inventions:

  1. First try at the color television
  2. Ochoaplane, a folding wing airplane
  3. Acceleglove, a glove that can translate sign language into speech
  4. Rocket belt
  5. Air-pressure powered driver for pneumatic ventricular assist device
  6. A method for preforming cable for promoting adhesion to overmolded sensor body for Delphi Technologies Inc
  7. Contraceptive pill
  8. The pen
  9. Discovering mosquitos are cure to yellow fever
  10. One of the world’s earliest submarines
  11. Photographs

Chinese inventions:

  1. Silk fabric
  2. Ink
  3. Irrigation canals
  4. The kite
  5. Poetry
  6. Domestication of rice
  7. Umbrella
  8. Handheld crossbow
  9. Paper
  10. Wheelbarrow
  11. Seismoscope
  12. Abacus
  13. Toilet paper
  14. Porcelain
  15. Gunpowder
  16. Flamethrower
  17. Magnetic compass
  18. Circulation of paper currency (paper money)
  19. Land mines

Sumerian inventions:

  1. First written language
  2. The wheel

Babylonian invention:

  1. Soap

Mesopotamian inventions:

  1. Parasol
  2. Map making
  3. Discovery of alcohol

Middle Eastern inventions (prehistoric):

  1. Food supply
  2. Domestication of the cat and cattle

Judea:

  1. Weaving

Southeast Asian invention (prehistoric):

  1. Domestication of chicken

Syrian invention:

  1. The mirror

Persian inventions:

  1. Ice cream
  2. Windmill
  3. Vertical sails

Indian inventions:

  1. Modern numbering system (also in Arabia)
  2. Chess

Korea

  1. Metal movable type
  2. Ironclad “turtleboat”

Filipino inventions:

  1. Karaoke
  2. Medical incubator
  3. Moon buggy
  4. Erythromycin
  5. Yoyo
  6. Video phone
  7. Computer microchips
  8. Isolated rice breeds
  9. Drug detection
  10. Jeepney (Jeeps)
  11. Patis

Native American inventions:

  1. Maple syrup
  2. Hammock
  3. Lacrosse

Inuit inventions:

  1. Kayak
  2. Parka
  3. Toboggan

Hawaiian invention:

  1. Surfing

Also, whites didn’t end slavery. Abraham Lincoln didn’t care about Black people and slavery until he knew that slavery was a very important economic part of the South, so he threatened to end slavery if they didn’t surrender because then the Confederate states would crumble, which is mostly what happened after they had to surrender. Slavery wasn’t necessary over after the Emancipation Proclamation, either. He only freed the slaves in the South. Sharecropping happened so after, which is basically slavery but only with drowning in debt so the Black families could become dependent on the white folk they’re on the land and work for.

Goodbye honky.

- Jess

They weren’t ready

Yaaaaasssssssss!!!

This gave me sooo much life

tastefullyoffensive:

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killerville:

i don’t care about what trends men hate. tell me what trends women love. how do i wear my eyeliner so a girl will want to kiss me. what color lipstick makes her think about moving to a cute house on the beach with me and getting 5 dogs. do ladies like peplum dresses and platform heels or not. come on.

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