i was reading the wiki page on american mary and
The Soska sisters’ parents re-mortgaged their house in order to raise money to finance the project. As a thank you gift the sisters allowed their parents to cameo in the film.
i love this because not only did they grace their parents with the…
Queen Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt. She has a lovely smile for someone who’s been dead for thousands of years.
she wasn’t a queen. she was a pharaoh and wanted to be referred to as such. she even had her statues modeled after the male pharaoh’s statues to state her dominance and authority. she was actually one of the most successful pharaohs in all of ancient egyptian history and she reigned longer than any other woman in power in egypt.
damn no wonder she died and smiled for a trillion years afterwards
The fact that we know about her is marvelous.
the next Pharaoh after her Tuthmosis III tried to erase Hatshepsut out of history ,chiseled her name off her monuments ,covered the text on her obelisks with stone,knocked down and defaced her statues .
she was even left off the list of pharaohs ..talk about some patriarchy bullshit
her name was lost for a couple of millennia, her body was found in a unmarked grave in early twentieth century
sad part is in Egyptian belief is if your are forgotten in the living world you don’t exist in the afterlife,so he was trying to kill her even in death
My best friend throwing down some herstory. A+ commentary
She wore a fake beard, you guys.
She was the fucking boss.
If we remember her now does that save her from an awful afterlife?
I’m just picturing the Kemetic afterlife. All the Pharaohs are hanging out in some kind of swanky club, drinking and congratulating each other on being bros.
The doors slam open and Hatshepsut strides in, glorious, robes swirling, rocking the fake beard and the insane amounts of wealth and power. “Miss me, bitches?”
this post was amazing from start to finish
leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:
The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.
from the infographic:
Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:
- only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
- of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
- 0% of protagonists are women of color
- 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
- 1% of protagonists are people with a disability
I don’t know if you’d call it ‘sad’. Most films lose money so companies that produce films determine who their audience is and cast their films so as to attract the widest possible audience. T’would be nice if they didn’t care about money and so could cast anyone of any race, color, creed, or gender, but the real world won’t let them do that and hope to turn a profit at the same time.
Added to my usual note that economics do not equal ethics, how in any way is it appealing to the “widest possible audience” to feature so prominently only straight white able-bodied men? Everyone else - the majority of any given population - can imagine themselves into these pale dudely hetero protags, but those dudes in the audience can’t imagine themselves into anyone else? In genres NOTED for the audience’s ability to suspend disbelief and accept the astonishing?
I don’t accept it. I do not believe that straight, white, able-bodied, neurotypical men are that limited.
But misandrist sci-fi and fantasy producers apparently do.
Right now, the straight white men who watch science fiction and fantasy are being talked down to and babied because the producers think they really are that incapable. What a terrible thing to do to that section of your audience! Why, if you kept up that insulting charade long enough, those poor gentlemen might be permanently damaged by a lack of empathy and be completely devoid of a sense of the interiority of others and start to think that they’re the only people who count as people.
Hello everyone, I am in a bit of a bind here.
I moved back to Seattle from Portland in May to take on a job that the employer didn’t feel that she needed to pay me, I obviously left and was never paid, I am 30 years old, Male to Female Trans* and am looking for people…
I will be writing a sociological research paper about the effects of the lyrics in Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines.
Please reblog this if you are a female who finds the lyrics of this song offensive or upsetting.