With all the heat Anita Sarkeesian gets for her Tropes series, you’d think it was a new topic, but Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert had a discussion on a similar theme when they were talking about the influx of slasher movies on their show in 1980.
34 years later and this is STILL relevant
how do you act around people who dont like star trek
follow the prime directive and don’t interfere with underdeveloped societies
The absence of women in history is man made.
just look at babe ruth’s face tho
i love it
pure hater shit
Jackie Mitchell…a bad ass lady I had never heard of.
From her Wikipedia page: “Seventeen-year-old Jackie Mitchell, brought in to pitch in the first inning after the starting pitcher had given up a double and a single, faced Babe Ruth. After taking a ball, Ruth swung and missed at the next two pitches. Mitchell’s fourth pitch to Ruth was a called third strike. Babe Ruth glared and verbally abused the umpire before being led away by his teammates to sit to wait for another batting turn. The crowd roared for Jackie. Babe Ruth was quoted in a Chattanooga newspaper as having said:
"I don’t know what’s going to happen if they begin to let women in baseball. Of course, they will never make good. Why? Because they are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day."
Next up was the Iron Horse Lou Gehrig, who swung through the first three pitches to strike out. Jackie Mitchell became famous for striking out two of the greatest baseball players in history.
A few days after Mitchell struck out Ruth and Gehrig, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis voided her contract and declared women unfit to play baseball as the game was “too strenuous.” Mitchell continued to play professionally,barnstorming with the House of David, a men’s team famous for their very long hair and long beards. While travelling with the House of David team, she would sometimes wear a fake beard for publicity.”
TL;DR: teenage girl strikes out two of the greatest baseball players ever, teenage girl gets her contract voided, teenage girl plays baseball wearing fake beardis going to love this
My princess is back on my dash again, eeee!
On that note, I have never done a serious illustration of Jackie Mitchell and I need to do that.
"Too delicate"?? Someone was sore about losing…
Babe Ruth was a total jerk, actually. This situation was no different. Gehrig, on the other hand, was a perfect gentleman about it, because Lou Gehrig was wonderful. (If forced at gunpoint to pick a favorite Yankee, my choice would be Gehrig.)
Basically, here’s Babe Ruth once again showing his true colors and Lou Gehrig being all perfect and polite as usual.
don’t get it twisted like i respect bugs for being the best they can be in spite of their specific assigned flesh prisons and their ecological significance but they need to stay the fuck away from me
standing next to sunflowers always makes me feel weak like “look at this fucking flower. this flower is taller than i am. this flower is winning and i’m losing”
Wow you are not ready to hear about trees.
if you wannabe my lover, you gotta get with my feminist ideologies
Reasons why I’m excited for “Dear White People:”
- Black actors portraying 3-dimensional characters
- Honest social commentary
- Targeted to the college age demographic
- Thorough exploration of the various forms of racism in America
- Tessa Thompson’s voice and Tyler William’s afro wig
Reasons why I’m not excited for “Dear White People:”
- White people calling it racist
- Mainstream media agreeing with the white people calling it racist
Every dudebro who says these women shouldn’t have taken private nude photos on themselves and then put them on a secure, private server if they didn’t want everyone in the world to see them should have to have every message they have ever sent on OKC dramatically read to their boss, mom, and granny
A new HVAC system is scheduled to go online at the Sistine Chapel in October. While the arrival of a more energy-efficient system to heat, ventilate, and cool the chapel is welcome, the Vatican Museums administration’s plans to allow even more visitors to the chapel is troubling. In June, Vatican radio reported that the new system will enable an increase of 1,300 visitors at a time (from 700 to 2,000). For anyone who has been to the chapel in high tourist season, it seems impossible to imagine that another person, let alone more than one thousand tourists, could fit into the chapel space. Originally built in the late 15th century as the chapel of the papal residence, the structure was meant to hold the college of cardinals, a body that typically had membership in the 100s, not the 1000s. While access to the world’s artistic treasures should be open, mass tourism raises serious concerns about the preservation of our shared cultural patrimony. Similar tensions have arisen as crowds grow ever larger at popular sites like the Louvre and Venice.
Crowds in the Sistine Chapel, Rome. Two Vatican employees told the Spanish newspaper El Pais: “This is not MoMA in New York, but a palace that was not built to be a museum.”
The Sistine Chapel as it appeared in the late fifteenth century.
Crowds viewing the “Mona Lisa” at the Louvre in Paris, the busiest art museum in the world. Photo credit: Guia Besana for The New York Times
Re-identification of Viking corpses has revealed that half of their warriors were female.
"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”
Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.
This reminds me of:
A. The Etruscan “prince” buried with weapons that turned up being a woman;
B. White supremacists sh*tting on History Channel’s Vikings saying: “there was no such thing as a shieldmaiden”.
Dionysus, Hermitage, Russia
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