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: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were 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.
I AM SO DONE WITH PEOPLE CALLING A TRILBY A FEDORA!
A Fedora is classy as fuck. The Trilby is like it’s douchey younger cousin that is easier to get a hold of but still looks okay if you wear it with the right fucking outfit .
You have been educated.
Okay fair enough but
macklemore: “don’t shit on other people just because they’re of a different race or because of their sexuality.”
the world: “hey, lets shit on macklemore because he’s straight and white; therefore he shouldn’t be spreading a good message because he’s already privileged.”
Trigger Warnings for Cats
Trigger Warning: Vacuum Cleaner
Trigger Warning: Something On the Wall Only You Can See
Trigger Warning: One In 75 Cars
Trigger Warning: Your Human Is Wearing a Knit Hat
Trigger Warning: That Golden Retriever That Lives Two Houses Down
Trigger Warning: A Bag of Skittles Falling On the Floor
Trigger Warning: This Sweater Smells Weird and Reminds You of Another Trigger
GUYS YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW WONDERFUL THIS IS
Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease and while it’s progress can be slowed down, it currently doesn’t have a cure. People suffering from Parkinson’s will experience a gradual loss of coordination and ability to perform even the most basic of every day tasks, including feeding themselves.
This fucking spoon is HUGEfor them. Look at that gif of the man just trying to eat with the regular spoon and compare it to the liftware device. It’s NOT just a spoon, by the way, it comes with a fork as well, for example.
I found the website for the project where you can purchase a spoon for someone you know/love and even possibly donate money to help someone out who can’t afford it themselves right: HERE.
At the very least, please spread this for all the people who have Parkinson’s or loved ones with Parkinson’s.
You’ll help them take part of their life back.
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKING OUT THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND JUST REBLOGGING THE PICTURE. IF YOU CAN REBLOG THE PICTURE, YOU CAN REBLOG THE LINK TO ACTUALLY HELP PEOPLE. THANKS.
Okay, I admit it. A few days ago, I made an OKcupid account because of reasons (that we don’t have to talk about). I’ve never had luck with online dating, but this time something different is happening.
Normally, I don’t like writing or talking much about myself. However, in a dating profile, you absolutely must talk about yourself—the more, the better! So I went for it. I wrote about myself and I wrote way too much. I keep adding little bits as I go. I didn’t hold back or hide tiny nuggets of information behind layer after layer of sarcasm and/or apathy. It was surprisingly freeing to write and… I’m having a lot of fun.
It almost makes me feel bad that I’ve shamed myself out of making that kind of profile, describing myself that way for a long time. I had a traumatic experience one time, looking back at a Yahoo Geocities website I had made for myself only a couple years later. The embarrassment I felt still keeps me up most nights.
It still makes me a little uncomfortable to dedicate hundreds of words to describing myself, my thoughts, what I like and dislike, but I feel like an online dating profile is the appropriate place to do that sort of thing. Anyway, I got a date out of it. (Wish me luck.)
I’m not a misandrist, but I think that men just don’t belong in the military. They can’t control their libidos enough to stop raping people — even their fellow soldiers — long enough to actually aim their guns and shoot. Such hormone driven individuals cannot be trusted in the front lines of a war.
if you dont have a gay cousin then youre the gay cousin sorry to break it to you
but if none of your cousins have a gay cousin, then all of you are the gay cousin. Then you all have a gay cousin, so you aren’t necessarily a gay cousin. Then once again, you all don’t have a gay cousin.
You are all Schrodinger’s gay cousin, in a super positioned state of both being the gay cousin and not.
when everyone forgot how to play hockey at the same time
I don’t even like hockey but this made me laugh so hard I think I ruptured something
pretty sure that guy is Dennis Wideman… he also did this one time…
Just tell me how many calories are in the whole bag because there’s no way I am only eating ten chips.
Gaming, Gold Farming, and Being a Girl (in a world that’s not always kind to girls, no matter how good they are with a sword). Jen Wang’s adaptation of Cory Doctorow’s ANDA’S GAME comes out this fall.
this looks really cool. First Second publishes some cool shizz, yo.
WOW THIS LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE AMY T. FALCONE’S NEW COMIC WHICH WAS ANNOUNCED ALMOST A YEAR AGO AND JUST LAUNCHED A FEW DAYS AGO…