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cosascool:

The Ghosts of World War II by Sergey Larenkov

Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way.

talesoffjords:

Viking Expansion:An image illustrating the Viking expansion really well. Most of Europe have been under Old Norse influence by one way or another. As an example, there were trade rutes around modern day Spain and Portugal, and Sicily were literally under Viking control.- Also note that the “Rus’ States” is what were later to become Russia, and that some Vikings actually were all the way down around Turkey and Greece, as some were mercenaries for the Byzantine Empire.
(Picture from Wikipedia)

talesoffjords:

Viking Expansion:

An image illustrating the Viking expansion really well. Most of Europe have been under Old Norse influence by one way or another. As an example, there were trade rutes around modern day Spain and Portugal, and Sicily were literally under Viking control.
- Also note that the “Rus’ States” is what were later to become Russia, and that some Vikings actually were all the way down around Turkey and Greece, as some were mercenaries for the Byzantine Empire.

(Picture from Wikipedia)

boxlunches:

colorsoftheswim:

pastelmorgue:

ubuntuliberation:

"The average prison sentence for men who kill their intimate partners is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their partners are sentenced, on average, 15 to 17 years. A pair of Maryland cases vividly illustrates this inequality in sentencing. In one case, a judge in Baltimore County, Maryland sentenced Kenneth Peacock to 18 months for killing his unfaithful wife. The very next day, another judge in the same county sentenced Patricia Ann Hawkins to three years in prison for killing her abusive husband. Significantly, the prosecutor in the Peacock case requested a sentence twice as long as the one imposed, while the prosecutor in the Hawkins case requested one-third of the sentence imposed.”  “As many as 90% of the women in prison today [2008] for killing men had been battered by those men.” ~ The Michigan Women’s Justice & Clemency Project

try and tell me sexism isn’t real

Hold the fucking phone

So about that one song in Chicago

boxlunches:

colorsoftheswim:

pastelmorgue:

ubuntuliberation:

"The average prison sentence for men who kill their intimate partners is 2 to 6 years. Women who kill their partners are sentenced, on average, 15 to 17 years. A pair of Maryland cases vividly illustrates this inequality in sentencing. In one case, a judge in Baltimore County, Maryland sentenced Kenneth Peacock to 18 months for killing his unfaithful wife. The very next day, another judge in the same county sentenced Patricia Ann Hawkins to three years in prison for killing her abusive husband. Significantly, the prosecutor in the Peacock case requested a sentence twice as long as the one imposed, while the prosecutor in the Hawkins case requested one-third of the sentence imposed.”

As many as 90% of the women in prison today [2008] for killing men had been battered by those men.

~ The Michigan Women’s Justice & Clemency Project

try and tell me sexism isn’t real

Hold the fucking phone

So about that one song in Chicago

Most upsetting thing I’ve learned this semester: African Americans took thirty years to establish Seneca Village, NYC as an autonomous village with churches, homes, organizations where they could have freedom and exert political control. The village was destroyed by white backlash culminating in the creation of Central Park on that site to, which successfully erased it from the city’s history.

gwendolynfaker:

theblackamericanprincess:

niggaimdeadass:

babybutta:

The fucking tears in my eyes right now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seneca_Village

http://projects.ilt.columbia.edu/seneca/start.html

See; Africville.

Kazakhstan

historical-nonfiction:

  • it’s the largest landlocked country in the world
  • their Botai culture (3600-3100 BCE) is credited with first domesticating horses
  • though nominally Islamic, eighty years of Soviet rule have made religion less important to people. Mosques are rare.
  • the word Kazakh can be translated to “independent” or “wanderer.”
  • it had been ruled by Russia since the 1860s, but Kazakhstan briefly declared its “independence” in 1917 and formed the Alash Autonomy. In reality it was ruled by a White Army general and fought against the Bolshviks. The Alash Autonomy was taken over by the Red Army after three years.
  • Kazahstan’s recorded history begins with its conquest by the Huns in the 200s BCE

fygirlcrush:

The incredibly talented and super smart Evan Rachel Wood called out the MPAA on their misogynistic, sexist crap after seeing the new cut of her movie and she ain’t wrong.