Writing as a white American man, images like this sometimes (often) leave me with a vague, faintly uneasy feeling. Like this example, they generally succeed quite admirably in being provocatively erotic and, photographically, black women can obviously provide tonalities in an image that lighter-skinned women under the same lighting conditions cannot. But, given the history of slavery in America, is it unsettling for anyone else to see a naked black woman bound?
Wish I had seen this in 1972!
The push-pull dynamic.
Otho Cushing imagines a future of 1950, in 1914.
I always loved the guy. I love him even more now. He was born 140 years ago today.
During World War 1, Harry Houdini took 1 year off performing to help sell war bonds and teach american soldiers how to escape from german handcuffs.
This map should be included in every history book.
“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”
Such truth. Beautiful
Fuck yes… This!!! -D
This is literally true and it makes my blood boil. I know for a fact at least one rural high school in Illinois that was teaching Latin in the 1930s.
If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness.
A phrase that was carved on the walls of a concentration camp cell during WWII by a Jewish prisoner (via cunnilingusbliss).
I am not remotely, remotely qualified to comment on the sheer profound tragedy of these words about human nature but perhaps —on this, of all days— we should pause for a moment and take them into our hearts and be thankful for all the blessings we have.
Abraham Lincoln delivered his address at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 150 years ago today.
Know were you stand: Modern Day Locations blended with Major Historical Events by Seth Taras
1. The Hindenberg Disaster of May 6, 1937
2. Allied soldiers rushing the beach at Normandy in June 1944
3. The Fall of the Berlin wall in 1989
4. Adolf Hitler touring Paris and standing in front of the Eiffel Tower in 1940
This makes me mad as hell and I am embarrassed to admit that I didn’t recognize one of those names. However, there is always time for personal growth and I am happy to recommend to you womenrockscience.tumblr.com. If you care about women or science or —Joy! Rapture!— both, you’ll love it. If you have a daughter who has ever shown even the least interest in math or science, I’m making it mandatory reading.
And yes, it will be on the final.
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