What do you mean how did they get away with it?
History isn’t one straight line progressing towards a liberal society.
Look how much Americans attitudes have changed between 1980 and today. 1980 was the first time most very religious people voted, they abstained before that at the behest of their churches. Now they dictate policy at every election.
In my family photo album there are pictures from the 20s of a woman called ‘uncle bob’. She dressed in men’s clothing, and had a ‘companion’. This was a rough industrial town, they were working class, nobody cared. It was her business.
This is why politics is important - the moment you think everything is better today than it was in the past, you let other people take control of the direction society goes in - with you sitting back presuming we’re going forwards.
reblogging for the commentary
Damn. Best takedown of the repressive hypothesis I’ve seen in a while.
What To Do When Your Boyfriend’s Asshole Best Friend Says, “Hey, Never Trust Anything That Bleeds For Seven Days And Doesn’t Die,
OR The Only Poem I’ll Ever Write About Periods.
Don’t excuse him because he’s had
at least three lite beers
and is sweating through his black button down
that his mom or exgirlfriend
probably bought him.
Don’t excuse him because he’s been turned down
by the last six girls he went on dates with
after meeting them on tindr
with a picture that’s seven years old
Don’t excuse him because
he’s usually such a nice guy
because you don’t want to be a bitch
because you don’t want to cause a scene
because when you were seventeen
your sister told you
no one likes an angry feminist
Let me explain something to you.
Every goddamn motherfucking month since I was eleven,
a part of me
tore itself to shreds
ripped itself apart inside me
and then remade itself.
So yes, I bleed for seven days
and I don’t die
You know what else can do that?
Things of legend.
Fuck, I can even
So I say, never trust anything that can’t
bleed for seven days and not die.
You know what that makes it?
So let’s see, hon,
What you’re made of.
If you can bleed for seven days
and not die.
Rip out his jugular with your teeth.
And when he bleeds for seven seconds
spit on his corpse and say,
I thought not.
Don’t get me wrong. I like flowers. I got some only two weeks ago, and I was very happy about it. And if you like/need make-up, go for it as long as it is on offer! But it is kind of annoying when you are reminded that it is International Women’s Day by getting make-up offers from amazon.
But all is not lost! My flatmate turned on the tv, and they where sending a very good documentary about Lise Meitner. Her childhood, her years in Berlin, how she had to flee from the Nazis, her relationship with Otto Hahn and how she felt about her work and the bomb.
And I know, Lise Meitner (and also Marie Curie) have somehow become ‘the alibi female scientists’, and there are more important things to talk about today, but it was still nice to see it after all the commercials.
Kostenloses Make-up? Sign me up! Wer braucht schon faire Löhne?!?!
Remarkable German women today in Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin. Happy international women’s day!