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theliltingwall:

By Leonor Fini

nothing2c:

“The truth is, women are still required to be “nice”. To be unthreatening. You can show me all the token examples of assertive modern women, but the fact still remains that more often than not, I hear women deflecting their seriousness, their cleverness, their interrogative spirit, via a systematic persona of infantilising niceness…”

— Hila Shachar, read the rest here.

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ledejeunersurlherbe:

Especial de Mujeres Solitarias.

Edward Hopper

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sydneyflapper:

vintagebeauties:

Josephine Baker - La Revue Des Revues(1927)

 I love this clip - you get a sense from it what people meant when they said she could move as if she had no bones.

mediumaevum:

In case you are wondering about the bleeding corpse and the upside-down scull or just looking for another history role-model… The lady in question is Rosamund, one of the few historical figures that actually had a life like one of Shakespeare’s plays characters.

To cut the long story short… (if possible)

In an attempt to secure a male heir, Alboin (the king of before mentioned Lombards) took her as his wife. Alboin was noted for his cruelty towards her; his most famous act of cruelty was reported by Paulus Diaconus, who states that at a royal banquet in Verona, Alboin forced her to drink from the skull of her dead father (which he carried around his belt), inviting her “to drink merrily with her father” .

After this, she began plotting to have her husband, Alboin, assassinated. Thus, Rosamund met with the king’s arms bearer and her lover, Helmichis, who suggested using Peredeo, “a very strong man”, to accomplish the assassination.

Peredeo refused to help, and that night mistakenly had intercourse with Rosamund, who was disguised as a servant. After learning that he had committed adultery with his king’s wife, Peredeo agreed to take part in an assassination attempt in fear of the king’s retribution. After the great feast, Alboin went to bed inebriated, at which point Rosamund ordered the king’s sword bound to his bedpost, so that should he wake in the middle of the assassination attempt, he would be defenseless. Alboin did wake, only to find himself unarmed. He fended off his attackers temporarily with a footstool, but was killed.

Read here what happened after (and before)

dykesanddykery:

vintagelesbian:

billyjane:

i12bent:Colette, French novelist who was as famous for her free (and therefore scandalous) life style as for her writing, died on Aug. 3, 1954…
Photo: Colette, 1925 - LIFE archives

dykesanddykery:

vintagelesbian:

billyjane:

i12bent:Colette, French novelist who was as famous for her free (and therefore scandalous) life style as for her writing, died on Aug. 3, 1954…

Photo: Colette, 1925 - LIFE archives

dykesanddykery:

A black and white photo of Frida Kahlo standing outside surrounded by small dogs.

Frida Kahlo and Her Dogs by Gisèle Freund, 1948

Both subject and photographer are eligible to be featured here.

100interviews:

Maria DiBari

Eight lines.

That’s how much space the officer at the scene had to take Maria DiBari’s testimony and to describe the injuries that left her temporarily paralyzed.

Eight lines on a police report that Maria would later have to beg to have reversed.

In 2007, Maria was brutally assaulted. Her spinal cord was compressed. There is a metal plate and at least nine screws in her right leg.

Her attacker was her husband.

Maria, a middle-class, educated chemist living in the New York suburbs, found herself someone she’d never thought she’d be: a victim of domestic violence.

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subconciousevolution:

Vintage Pro-Choice Photo: WE WILL NOT GO BACK to the days of bloody coathangers!

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dykesanddykery:

Labeled “Mae Snyder.”

This could be two women just standing close for the camera, but take a look at the backward tilt of the one woman’s hand, reaching back affectionately to touch the other woman. Intimate. I don’t know which one is Mae.

This photo is from John Lampert’s collection of gay and lesbian vintage photos.