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Sep 24

disabledgirlism:

it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.

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therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Virgo: This is a week for making order of all the strange parts of your life, it’s a week for making meaning, it’s a week for sorting and naming and drawing maps. It’s a week for navigating the weird territory of your dreams and the weird landscapes of your desires. Try to keep moving and try to keep your eyes open. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can find what you need to guide you. Even if you don’t know what you want, you can stay honest, you can stay good, you can keep trying.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Virgo: This is a week for making order of all the strange parts of your life, it’s a week for making meaning, it’s a week for sorting and naming and drawing maps. It’s a week for navigating the weird territory of your dreams and the weird landscapes of your desires. Try to keep moving and try to keep your eyes open. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can find what you need to guide you. Even if you don’t know what you want, you can stay honest, you can stay good, you can keep trying.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.



Sep 23

Things I did those past few days with no Internet

  • went to the Musée des Tissus
  • ate plantain fries for the first time
  • read The Cuckoo’s Calling
  • read The Importance of Being Earnest
  • discovered that Decitre Part-Dieu has a surprisingly okay and reasonably-priced English-language section and bought six books for 25€
  • started reading Death on the Nile
  • played The Sims 3
  • rewatched one or possibly two seasons of The Golden Girls
  • bought ten pairs of socks and three pairs of tights in anticipation of cold weather
  • made chocolate-and-coconut-dipped speculoos biscuits

Sep 22
thisishangingrockcomics:

actual diary entry from when i was in 5th grade oh my god

thisishangingrockcomics:

actual diary entry from when i was in 5th grade oh my god

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Sep 20

Hey friends

I’ll have limited Internet access for the next ten days or so, so I won’t be around much. See you in October!


Sep 17

medievalpoc:

peashooter85:

The Jews of Ancient China —- The Kaifeng Jews

The destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Romans in 70 AD would create a wave of Jewish diaspora as Jewish rebels were sold into slavery or exiled to locations all over the Roman Empire.  However the spread of Jewish peoples would expand beyond the borders of the Roman world, as Jewish genes can be found all over Europe, Africa, and Asia.  One far flung Jewish community can be found in China, one of the most extreme examples of Jewish immigration in the ancient world.

After the Jewish revolt against Rome many thousands of Jews headed east to enjoy the wealth and riches of the Silk Road to Asia.  Jewish merchant communities sprang up all over Persia, Afghanistan, and Northern India.  One Jewish group traveled as far as Henan Province (Eastern China) and settled in the cosmopolitan city of Kaifeng between 600 – 900 AD.  By the year 1100 the Jews of Kaifeng had established a large and healthy community with a synagogue, communal kitchen, kosher slaughterhouse, ritual bath, and Sukkah (special building used to celebrate the festival of Sukkot).  During the Ming Dynasty the Kaifeng Jews took Chinese surnames which corresponded with the meanings of their original Jewish names.  One Kaifeng Jew, Zhao Yingcheng (Moshe Ben Abram) made his mark in Chinese history by being named the Director of the Ministry of Justice by the Emperor in the mid 1600’s. The religious traditions of the Kaifeng Jews remained the same through most of their history, corresponding exactly to the religious practices of Jews in the west.  However, in the 1860’s the community would be uprooted due to the chaos caused by the Taiping Rebellion.  The synagogue was destroyed and much of the ancient practices of the Kaifeng Jews were lost or forgotten.  The war caused a mini-diaspora of Chinese Jews as they sought refuge all over China.  After the war many Jews returned to Kaifeng to rebuild their community.  Today the Kaifeng Jews still maintain a small community with a rebuilt synagogue.  Today 1,000 Jews still maintain a prosperous community in Kaifeng.

Further Reading:

The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture, and Religion By Xin Xu

The Haggadah of the Kaifeng Jews of China By Fook-Kong Wong, Dalia Yasharpour

Legends of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng By Xin Xu

The Kaifeng Stone Inscriptions: The Legacy of the Jewish Community in China By Tiberiu Weisz

The Jews of China: Historical and Comparative Perspectives edited by Jonathan Goldstein



Birthday presents!


46/50 films watched in 2014: The Big Lebowski

46/50 films watched in 2014: The Big Lebowski


Dawn Powell book covers by Richard McGuire


Sep 16

thegirlofgood replied to your photo “So I accidentally gave myself this haircut.”

That’s a mighty fine accident you’ve gotten yourself into :). I like it a lot. Are you going to color it?

Thank you! I think I’m going to go with my natural colour for a while. It’s “more professional,” and there’s only so much dyeing one’s hair can take (I actually decided to cut my hair because the dyed ends were so damaged). Also I haven’t been my natural colour in 3 years so it will be a nice change (and it’ll save me a little money).


So I accidentally gave myself this haircut.

So I accidentally gave myself this haircut.


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