Ancient Greeks favoured homosexuality not because they were oh so tolerant but because they were misogynists and believed you should only have sex with women for the sake of procreation and lesbians were banned can everyone please stop glorifying that now Please
#and let’s not forget the fact that the ideal male form to ancient Greeks was PREPUBESCENT FUCKING BOY (via hannibaleatspussy)
First; ancient Greeks did not “favor homosexuality.” Ancient Greece had a wide variety of different cultures in which homosexuality was everything from institutionalized to banned. However, in most cases that we have records for, ancient Greece did have a higher rate of male homosexuality than we have today.
Second: in classical Athens, which is usually what is meant by ancient Greece, men had sex with women not for the sake of procreation QUITE A LOT. Citizen men went to pornoi (enslaved prostitutes) or hetairai (courtesans, who could be free or slave, were usually well-educated, provided romantic relationships to men as well as sex, and influenced great thinkers such as Pericles and Socrates). Sex with citizen boys was merely one of the many, many sexual outlets available to the citizen male.
Third: while it is possible that lesbians were banned in some place I don’t know about, we do not actually have enough information about the state of lesbianism in the vast majority of Greece, because Greece was incredibly misogynistic and so didn’t record what the women were up to. The exceptions are Lesbos, in which we have the poetry of Sappho, which seems to depict pederastic lesbian relationships, and Sparta, which seemed to have institutionalized female homosexuality.
That said: the Greeks were into teenage boys and were goddamned misogynists.
Okay, the Spiders Georg meme is now even more annoying than doge.
And since I KNOW THE WAY YOU PEOPLE THINK, I want to emphasize that I specifically mean that the median use of Spiders Georg is worse than the median use of doge, and so there is no way outliers could have affected this result.
"median use of Spiders Georg is worse than the median use of doge" factoid actually just statistical error. median use of Spiders Georg is excellent. Georg Georg, a chatbot that adds the word "Georg" to posts and reposts them randomly 10,000 times each day, is an edge case adn should not have been counted
(joke stolen from benjamin hoffman, who does not have a tumblr)
"birb", now thats a cute verbal trend on this website. i dont know how it came about, but its cute, and i’m glad its a trend
I still consider the first 2 waves as actual feminism … the 3rd wave is still seen as a misguided parody in my eyes
the first two waves were important but very racism, homophobic, transphobic, etc, and focused on the middle-upper class. the third wave presented here it kind of a mess of false statements or worded in a way that isn’t fair. there’s still problems with “third wave”, but overall the concept is the focus on more intersectionality between the races/sexualities/gender identities/economic classes/etc so what is with the “mostly middle/upper class US” when that should be in the previous two waves more so. also, lol “tumblr and facebook”, really? anti-feminists shouldn’t make comics about feminism if they aren’t educated on it.
Okayyyyy third wave feminism started in the nineties prior to tumblr and facebook. You’re thinking of the fourth wave.
And do you really think “patriarchy” is a new concept to fourth OR third wave feminism???
And that first and second wave feminists all dressed very conventionally and smiled politely???
The really amazing part is that during the second wave everyone was like “I support REAL FEMINISTS like the FIRST-WAVE FEMINISTS, but I don’t support these second-wave victim-complex feminists who are burning bras and hate men”
and now they are like
"I support REAL FEMINISTS like the SECOND-WAVE FEMINISTS, but I don’t support these third-wave victim-complex feminists who are burning bras and hate men"
the universe is amazing
Reblogged as text since the picture is kinda horrible.
Anyone able to help me? Someone removed my signature one of my flock of owls poster and replaced it with their site address and now it’s posted in pinme.ru and and i can’t find where i could report it.
Not much you can do unless you can identify who did it. If you’re a member of some artists’ union or similar you might have an access to a lawyer’s services. You need to send the infringing party a “cease and desist” letter and threaten to report them to police (and all kinds of copyright enforcement associations), since copyright infringement is only punishable if reported by the owner or the copyright. Contacting a lawyer, if possible, would be a good idea.
You could also report the infringement to pinme.ru but I wouldn’t hold high hopes about them taking the picture down. The domain is in Russia and Russian authorities have been notoriously bad at enforcing copyrights that belong to foreigners, so pinme.ru has basically nothing to fear.