"Anne Bonny and Mary Read were pirates, as renowned for their ruthlessness as for their gender, and during their short careers challenged the sailors’ adage that a woman’s presence on shipboard invites bad luck."
Sculpture by Erik Christianson.
I’m not entirely sure that the statue really needed to have a tit out.
How dare women try to have nipples.
Actually I’ve seen this before and I can tell you— it’s because these women were bad ass pirates and when they killed someone they’d expose one or both breasts so that when their victim died, (s)he knew that they were killed by a woman.
ACTUALLY Anne Bonny purposely wore loose fitting clothes and displayed her breasts openly at all times during battle - mainly because men were distracted by them, and she took pleasure in killing said men while they were too busy staring at her breasts. Mary Read dressed mainly as a man (after posing as her deceased brother, Mark, for the entirety of her childhood) and both ladies cross-dressed from time to time, hopping between ships. They were known as the ‘fierce hell cats’ due to their ferocious tempers, and were key elements to Captain ‘Calico Jack’ Rackham’s crew - they were the only two known female pirates in the Golden Age of Caribbean piracy. IN FACT, when the ship was captured by the British Navy, Anne and Mary were the ONLY TWO pirates who fought while the males of the crew hid - they were all tried to be hung as pirates but Bonny and Read were both pregnant and were pardoned.
Calico Jack was a lover to Bonny, and as he was to be hung, Bonny’s final words to him were, “Had you fought like a man, you need not be hung like a dog.” Bonny and Read were possibly two of the most badass fucking pirates and they were FEMALE. The more you know.
Michelle Rodriguez laying down truths
That third gif also sums up the reason why so many queer women in fiction get treated like shit and why we barely get acknowledged as existing at all
These pathetic excuses for writers have no idea how to write a woman who doesn’t want to fuck a man
But also that stems from production codes and it not being acceptable for “deviant” characters to live happy lives and thus writers are forced to kill them off as punishment for being “deviant.” And also, because some writers are uncreative and rely on archetypes and the quickest way to point out “this bad person” was to make bad people stereotypically gay. Hopefully writers continue to change their tunes, but lesbians are still getting killed off. Sigh. And women in general too. *cough* Bond *cough*
In April, the World Health Organization issued its first-ever report tracking antimicrobial resistance worldwide, finding “alarming levels” of bacterial resistance. “This serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country,” the UN health body warned.
The reason for this is straightforward, as the companies themselves themselves admit: It simply makes no sense to pharmaceutical companies to invest an estimated $870 million (or $1.8 billion accounting for the cost of capital) per drug approved by regulators on a product that people only use a handful of times in their life when suffering from an infection, compared to investing the same amount on the development of highly profitable drugs for chronic diseases such as diabetes or cancer that patients have to take every day, often for the rest of their lives…
We see an identical situation with vaccine development. People purchase asthma drugs or insulin, for example, for decades, while vaccinations usually require only one or two doses once in a lifetime. For decades now, so many pharmaceutical companies have abandoned not just vaccine research and development but production as well, that by 2003, the US began to experience shortages of most childhood vaccines. The situation is so dire that the CDC maintains a public website tracking current vaccine shortages and delays.The Political Economy of Ebola (via redphilistine)
When I was a little girl they told me I could be whatever I wanted.Terms and Conditions - Meghan Lynn (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
They forgot to tell me that people would ask my husband about his job, and me about the kids,
forgot to tell me that the company for which I work
will have more rights that I will,
forgot to tell me that my body will be up for debate in
political circles, internet forums, the comment sections
by people who cannot name the parts of woman
that make a child,
but will tell you the cells inside a womb
are more important than those around them.
They didn’t mention that if I tried to be
a career woman and a mother
that people would ask how?
That trying to have it all
would earn criticism
instead of praise.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I am going to be a woman,
but I’d like to be a human, too.
The Hulk ain’t never lied.
I can’t even express how much respect I have for Mark Ruffalo. The dude’s on the US terrorism watchlist for fuck’s sake.
Omg, it’s true.
Yeah but if you try to make this argument you’re “un-American.” There’s too much propaganda making society think certain ways. We’re still policed like fucking McCarthy is still up and walking around instead of in the ground where he belongs. It is possible to support the troops but not the war. Healthcare is not socialism. The price of healthcare is minute compared to the trillions we throw at “defense.” And the necessity of defense-spending comes from the propaganda and fear-mongering we have instilled as a society. “If you see something, say something.” What the fuck am I supposed to see? Homeless people? Starving people? Mentally ill people? Sick people? Needy people? If I see them, what do I say? Will you help them? Or will you spend the money under the guise of “helping” people in other countries so you can protect your “foreign interests”, i.e., your oil? And why do we still rely on oil? Because the politicians are in the pockets of big business oil companies that use propaganda to assert that electric cars will kills us and alternate fuels are bad for us. Open your fucking eyes. And those of you who have them open, stop caring more about your pockets than your people or your children’s pockets because if I were a big business oil magnate, I would stick all of my money into alternate fuels and other resources because I am a logical human being and I see that oil is going to run out and oil causes so many problems and oil kills people. I would have a fucking conscience and the logical business mindset that alternate fuels will be more sustainable and if I were looking out for my children and my future generations, then I would put my money where it would actually last and make something of itself.
But then again, if I were that rich, I’d just donate everything to charities and schools and scholarship funds and an actual legit Harry Potter World instead of only caring about my bottom line.
Healthcare > War (Don’t fucking call it “defense-spending.”)
Going canoeing with my girlfriend tomorrow :]]
Pluto Tumblr Posts photoset
Okay but everyone cherishes Neil DeGrasse. GUYS HE WAS THE ONE THAT KILLED PLUTO
Neil DeGrasse Tyson nooooooooooooooo!
Heard ‘bout Pluto? That’s messed up
When men imagine a female uprising, they imagine a world in which women rule men as men have ruled women.
I feel this is very important.
It’s been apparent to me for a while that most men can’t really imagine “equality.” All they can imagine is having the existing power structure inverted.
I cannot decide whether this shows how unimaginative they are, or shows how aware they must be of what they do in order to so deeply fear having it turned on them.
"Most men can’t really imagine “equality.” All they can imagine is having the existing power structure inverted."