mythology meme:  [1/5] pairings
↳ orpheus & eurydice

Eurydice was a nymph and the bride of Orpheus, a legendary musician and poet. On their wedding day, she got bit by a viper and died from the poison. The despairing Orpheus played such sad songs on his lyre that even the gods wept and told him to go to the Underworld to bring her back. Orpheus did so and finally played in front of Hades and Persephone, whose cold hearts were thawed by his song. They allowed for Eurydice’s return on one condition: Orpheus must walk in front of her and not look back until they’re out of the Underworld. Along the way, Orpheus began to suspect that he’d been deceived, that Eurydice was not there with him at all. Just as soon as he reached daylight, he looked back, and she disappeared back into the Underworld. However, when Orpheus was later killed by the Maenads, his soul was reunited with hers in the Underworld.

mythology meme:  [1/5] pairings

↳ orpheus & eurydice

Eurydice was a nymph and the bride of Orpheus, a legendary musician and poet. On their wedding day, she got bit by a viper and died from the poison. The despairing Orpheus played such sad songs on his lyre that even the gods wept and told him to go to the Underworld to bring her back. Orpheus did so and finally played in front of Hades and Persephone, whose cold hearts were thawed by his song. They allowed for Eurydice’s return on one condition: Orpheus must walk in front of her and not look back until they’re out of the Underworld. Along the way, Orpheus began to suspect that he’d been deceived, that Eurydice was not there with him at all. Just as soon as he reached daylight, he looked back, and she disappeared back into the Underworld. However, when Orpheus was later killed by the Maenads, his soul was reunited with hers in the Underworld.

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My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.

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Libby Anne  (via lucylivesherlife)

imaleobutmyfuckingbdayeveryday:

For all the White anti racists who don’t know why it has to be about color

dudes: "all men watch porn just get used to it"
dudes: "men just have stronger sex drives than women, its just biology"
dudes: "we can't help objectifying women, its in our dna"
feminists: "rape happens a lot in our society and most are perpetrated by men, towards women, and i can't tell the difference between safe men and dangerous men just by looking so i tend to be wary of men sometimes"
dudes: "NOW WAIT JUST A FUCKIN SECOND HOW CAN YOU GENERALIZE ALL MEN THATS SO UNFAIR"

microcomets:

i love that fall has a feeling, it’s not even the taste of smoke and barbecue in the air or the smell of wet dead leaves, it’s like a palpable feeling against your skin. it reminds me of renaissance festivals and cider barns and long highway drives to lawrence with the trees all sunset-shaded on the side of the road and cold night bonfires and guys i really fucking love autumn

You won’t make a meal of me yet!

 
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