when there’s a group of your friends hanging out and youre like trying to join the conversation but dont know how
We Can’t Get Out Of The Bedroom Now.
Shirley Maclaine on Parkinson in 1975
Never again (via japanigganirvana)
There is this woman
and the first time you see her
you will feel your throat
open as canal
for the ocean of
“I love you’s” to spill
onto her lips
You will look at her
as she sleeps
and you say to yourself
what have I done to
deserve this precious
Your breath on her
neck will be a quivering
“hallelujah” for every night
she decides to stay
She is no easy task
Her tongue will be match
for your kindling
She is untamed -
a sea of feathers and knives
She is your destruction
followed by resuscitation
is what Bukowski meant
when he said,
“Find what you love
and let it kill you”
"Bukowski’s Talked About This Woman"- K. Wagner (via th3gr0wnupchild)
Cornelius Lindsey (via thetowndrugdealer)
I love everything about this photoset
The lack of condescension in cultural sharing
The contextual foreignness of firm breasts in a society that doesn’t use bras
This is funny and charming
By far one of my favorite posts.
I love that across cultures, every woman grabs their boobs.
Additional stages preceding Stage 4 include, but are not limited to:
- the scene phase
- meme-loving fuck
- incessant roleplayer
- brainwashed democrat
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
this whole exchange was golden
important Anne Boleyn reminders
- Henry VIII would have ‘divorced’ Catherine of Aragon regardless of if he had met Anne Boleyn or not. In 1524 he and Catherine ceased to have sexual relations; in 1525 he began building his illegitimate son as a rival heir; in 1526 he began courting Anne Boleyn and in 1527 he and Anne agreed to marry.
- Although Anne was a leader mostly in the Church/religion-sphere, which seems quite irrelevant in the modern world, her achievements are still strongly connected to modern society in that, through supporting the translation of the English Bible, free education and a reformed Church, she was essentially fighting for a very universal right which was more freedom of opinion for the English people. This was actually monumental considering the few Englishmen who could read did not understand Latin, and thus did not understand the Bible and were dependent wholly on what they were told about it, as they could not form their own opinions about something they could not understand.
- Important note that women weren’t supposed to have their own opinions in the 1500s, let alone voice these opinions to their king.
- Rather than follow traditional, conservative English fashion, Anne Boleyn was a leader in spreading French trends and in that sense represented the hugely important ‘wear what you feel comfortable in’ concept of feminism.
- Elizabeth is known for her solid reign because of her wisdom in choosing advisers, all of whom were connected through their Cambridge origins, and so, essentially, their tie to Mathew Parker, who had a huge hand in raising Elizabeth. Parker was Anne Boleyn’s chaplain and it was her final request, days before her arrest and execution, that he raise Elizabeth in the new faith. This connection shaped Elizabeth’s entire upbringing and character, and thus, her reign, so that busts the myth that Anne Boleyn had no hand in her daughter’s greatness.
- Anne offered patronage to many less fortunate future Protestant scholars to study on the continent, interceded to save the lives of several Protestants who had been charged with heresy, and by the end of her three year reign, had given about 14000 pounds toward charitable causes.
- She was known to lend her books to her ladies-in-waiting.
- She initially tried very hard to have a friendly relationship with her stepdaughter Mary, but when Mary refused to so much as acknowledge her position as Queen, the abuses she subsequently suffered were largely called on by her father, Henry VIII, although Anne is mostly held accountable as the stereotypical ‘evil stepmother’.
- Reminder that, at her trial, Anne Boleyn was not even at the listed places at the listed times in which the many bizarre adulterous encounters with not one but five men supposedly took place. The listed actions were highly contrary to Anne’s character given most sources. A keen politician from the start, she was highly aware of what was at stake if she were caught.
- oh and reminder that who even gives a fuck if she did commit adultery, like Henry VIII was faithful to her so fuck your sexist double standards
- reminder that the fact that she dared call her husband the king out for his infidelities indicates huge self-respect and bravery rare even in modern women let alone a 16th century woman with everything at stake
- oh the awkward moment where most people in the 21st century still regard a mother who got her head cut off on fabricated charges a ‘whore’ who ‘got what she deserved’. who the fuck deserves to get their head cut off?? its not like she fucking killed someone
- 'she got what she deserved for being overly-ambitious' highly doubt this would be said about a man since even today men are encouraged to be ambitious and women are encouraged to get married. This is so commonly said and it is honestly so fucked up, like that woman going for the CEO position deserved to get shot?? A woman deserves to be executed because she's ambitious?? fuck that shit, and reminder that Anne didn't force Henry to do anything.
- the even more awkward moment where people in the 21st century are still using the word whore
- 478 years later I’m so done with your shit patriarchy