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DC 20-Something / UMD '13 / Sigma Kappa / Event Planning
knowhomo:

Queer Avoidance, Vocabulary, Euphemisms, and the Language of Lesbians
9 Ways the Early Twentieth-Century Newspaper
Reviewed Broadway Plays & Avoided Saying the “L” Word
"A Twisted Relationship" - New York Times, 1926
"A Warped Infatuation" - New York Times, 1926
"Tormenting Impulses" - World, 1926
"Bondage" - World, 1926
"The Poisonous Serpents Spell of Decadent Women" - Evening News, 1926
"A Cancerous Growth" - Daily News, 1926
"A Monstrous Sexual Perversion" - New York Evening Journal, 1934
"L—N" - New York Herald Tribune, 1934
"A Naughty Word" - New York Herald Tribune, 1934
16 (Ninetieth/Twentieth Century) Euphemisms for Lesbian Relationships
Smashes
Sentimental Friends
Special Friends
Romantic Friends
Two Hearts in Counsel
Love of Kindred Spirits
Boston Marriages
Urningin
Gynander
Viragint
Invert
Contrasexual
Androgne
Moderne
Roaring Girl
Female Adventurer
Lists From:
Richards, Dell. Lesbian Lists: A Look at Lesbian Culture, History, and Personalities. Boston: Alyson Publications, 1990

knowhomo:

Queer Avoidance, Vocabulary, Euphemisms, and the Language of Lesbians

9 Ways the Early Twentieth-Century Newspaper

Reviewed Broadway Plays & Avoided Saying the “L” Word

  1. "A Twisted Relationship" - New York Times, 1926
  2. "A Warped Infatuation" - New York Times, 1926
  3. "Tormenting Impulses" - World, 1926
  4. "Bondage" - World, 1926
  5. "The Poisonous Serpents Spell of Decadent Women" - Evening News, 1926
  6. "A Cancerous Growth" - Daily News, 1926
  7. "A Monstrous Sexual Perversion" - New York Evening Journal, 1934
  8. "L—N" - New York Herald Tribune, 1934
  9. "A Naughty Word" - New York Herald Tribune, 1934

16 (Ninetieth/Twentieth Century) Euphemisms for Lesbian Relationships

  1. Smashes
  2. Sentimental Friends
  3. Special Friends
  4. Romantic Friends
  5. Two Hearts in Counsel
  6. Love of Kindred Spirits
  7. Boston Marriages
  8. Urningin
  9. Gynander
  10. Viragint
  11. Invert
  12. Contrasexual
  13. Androgne
  14. Moderne
  15. Roaring Girl
  16. Female Adventurer

Lists From:

Richards, Dell. Lesbian Lists: A Look at Lesbian Culture, History, and Personalities. Boston: Alyson Publications, 1990

(via historythings)

Have you ever heard the famous Midrash about how G-d offered the Torah to every nation but they all rejected it except for the Jews? I once heard a rabbi say that surely there must have been individual members of those other nations who wanted to accept it. He said that, over the generations, the souls of those individuals find their way to Torah through conversion. It’s a beautiful thought and it does explain why Torah calls to some more than others.

—Rabbi Jack Abramowitz (via storyofprocess)

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leuc:

Gustav Klimt, Hygeia (Detail from Medicine), 1900-1907 (destroyed: 1945)

leuc:

Gustav Klimt, Hygeia (Detail from Medicine), 1900-1907 (destroyed: 1945)

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the-goddamazon:

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

foreverpruned:

black-american-queen:

dapenguinninja:

giddytf2:

gyrojojo:

leylatimur:

yeeees
why is Ursula shunned from King Triton’s society? does it have something to do with being more powerful than him? why does King Triton have a magical trident, being otherwise a pretty regular merman? Ursula is a witch, if anyone should have a magical artifact it should be her, did King Triton steal it?
and finally, Ursula didn’t do Ariel much wrong
Ariel wanted some legs (and a vagina) and Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both
i’d watch the hell out of a movie about Ursula

“Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”
ohhhh shit though, ursula was being too real about the world
although perhaps a bit too literal

Okay, these were all excellent points and I’ll never see The Little Mermaid the same way again.

I laughed at that caption at first then the reality actually hit me

you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”


Bruh… Little mermaid was deep.

Ursula gave the game to Ariel:
"The men up there don’t like a lot of blather.They think a girl who gossips is a boor. And on land it’s much preferred for ladies not to say a word, and she who holds her tongue gets a man.”
^^^
Literally the whole song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” was Ursula asking Ariel if she was sure that was the kind of life she wanted. She told Ariel EXACTLY what to expect and exactly what would happen should she fail to uphold her end of the bargain. Ursula was 100% honest with her. Ariel STILL said yes because she was naive.
And notice Eric wasn’t too distraught about Ariel not having a voice during their time together? After he got over the initial shock, he was like “Okay, cool, I’LL do all the talking and you just look pretty.”
Can we get a whole line-up of movies about our villains, though? I really am more interested in their backstories than anything.

the-goddamazon:

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

foreverpruned:

black-american-queen:

dapenguinninja:

giddytf2:

gyrojojo:

leylatimur:

yeeees

why is Ursula shunned from King Triton’s society? does it have something to do with being more powerful than him? why does King Triton have a magical trident, being otherwise a pretty regular merman? Ursula is a witch, if anyone should have a magical artifact it should be her, did King Triton steal it?

and finally, Ursula didn’t do Ariel much wrong

Ariel wanted some legs (and a vagina) and Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both

i’d watch the hell out of a movie about Ursula

Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”

ohhhh shit though, ursula was being too real about the world

although perhaps a bit too literal

Okay, these were all excellent points and I’ll never see The Little Mermaid the same way again.

I laughed at that caption at first then the reality actually hit me

you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”

Bruh… Little mermaid was deep.

Ursula gave the game to Ariel:

"The men up there don’t like a lot of blather.
They think a girl who gossips is a boor.
And on land it’s much preferred for ladies not to say a word,
and she who holds her tongue gets a man.”

^^^

Literally the whole song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” was Ursula asking Ariel if she was sure that was the kind of life she wanted. She told Ariel EXACTLY what to expect and exactly what would happen should she fail to uphold her end of the bargain. Ursula was 100% honest with her. Ariel STILL said yes because she was naive.

And notice Eric wasn’t too distraught about Ariel not having a voice during their time together? After he got over the initial shock, he was like “Okay, cool, I’LL do all the talking and you just look pretty.”

Can we get a whole line-up of movies about our villains, though? I really am more interested in their backstories than anything.

(Source: tybalt-tisk, via coffeestainedanchors)

beccaliving:

Just a reminder that tattoos don’t have to mean anything. They do not require some intricate and moving backstory. Some people just appreciate having art on their skin…it’s as simple as that.

(Source: beccaradiating, via badllluck)

You have to find your own shtick. A Picasso always looks like Picasso painted it. Hemingway always sounds like Hemingway. A Beethoven symphony always sounds like a Beethoven symphony. Part of being a master is learning how to sing in nobody else’s voice but your own.

—Hugh MacLeod  (via vogue-le-mode)

(Source: observando, via vogue-le-mode)