thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.

"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

(via thebiobabe)

womensenews:

One of the few female reporters covering the war, Thea Rosenbaum fell into journalism after arriving in Saigon with her husband, she says in “No Place for a Lady." In this excerpt she recounts going into the field for the first time.

womensenews:

One of the few female reporters covering the war, Thea Rosenbaum fell into journalism after arriving in Saigon with her husband, she says in “No Place for a Lady." In this excerpt she recounts going into the field for the first time.

peashooter85:

Nadezdha Durova, The Cavalry Maiden

Nadezdha Durova was born in an army camp to a Russian major in 1783.  From her very beginnings as an infant Nadezha had a life of hard knocks when she was almost killed by her abusive mother, who threw her out of a moving carriage.  During her childhood Nadezdha moved with her father from military base to military base.  It was then that she learned military discipline, how march, how to ride, and how to fight.  It was said that her favorite two toys were a pistol and a saber.  

At the age of 18, Nedezdha was forced into an arranged marriage with an influential judge.  Two years later she gave birth two a son.  Nadezdha hated her husband and couldn’t stand the life of a housewife.  In 1807 at the age of 24, she ran away, disguised herself as a boy, and enlisted in the cavalry under the alias Alexander Sokolov.

Nadezdha had joined the Russian Army just in time, as Europe was embroiled in war as Russia, Prussia, Saxony, Sweden, and Great Britain formed a coalition to stop that infamous French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.  Nadezdha served with incredible distinction and was heavily decorated throughout the campaign.  In one incident she rescued a cavalryman who had suffered a concussion.  While under heavy fire she lifted the man and carried him off the battlefield.  In another she rescued a high ranking officer from certain death by eliminating three French dragoons (cavalrymen) who were in pursuit of him.

In the meantime Nadezdha’s family used their influence to find her.  When she was discovered and her gender revealed, rather than being drummed out of the army, she was summoned to the court of Czar Alexander I, who was greatly impressed by her story.  He awarded her the Cross of St. George, then the highest award offered by the Russian Empire.  She was also promoted from the ranks to Lieutenant.  Keep in mind, this was at a time when few enlisted soldiers were “risen from the ranks” to officership.  It was rarer still to have a female soldier openly serving in the Czar’s army, or any army for that matter.

In 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Russia, what would become the biggest mistake of his career.  Nadezdha fought in the Battles of Smolensk and Borodino.  At Borodino, she was seriously wounded by a cannonball, which shattered her leg.  She continued her duty regardless until ordered to recuperate by her command.  The war ended in 1815, and in 1816 she retired from military service with the rank of captain.  She became the most heavily decorated Russian cavalryman (or I should say cavalrywoman) of the Napoleonic Wars.

During her civilian life she became a writer,publishing four novels.  Under the encouragement of the famed playwright, poet, and novelist Alexander Pushkin, she wrote and published her memoirs entitled The Cavalry Maiden in 1836.  Throughout her life she advocated for women’s rights, becoming an early inspiration for the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

In 1866, Nadezdha Durova passed away at the age of 82.  She was buried with full military honors.

(Source: famous.russian-women.net, via selfrescuingprincesssociety)

Feeling this one. Not that you should shame any one’s body, but I’m personally not attracted at all to super buff bodies.

(Source: daehyus, via polishfeminist)

Tags: gpoy

fandomsandfeminism:

1931 - Mädchen in Uniform, one of the first explicitly lesbian films and the first pro-lesbian film, is released.


1932 – Poland codifies the homosexual and heterosexual age of consent equally at 15. Polish law had never criminalized homosexuality, although occupying powers had outlawed it in…

1914: Will Be First Woman Lawyer to Battle to Save Man From Gallows

crumblingpages:

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"To Mrs. Georgia Bullock, brilliant attorney, has fallen the distinction of being the first woman in California to defend a man charged with murder.

Accused of having caused the death of Wm. G.  Wheeler of Sawtelle by poison, Wm. E. Davis, former gunman and self-confessed slayer of three men in border times, is relying on Mrs. Bullock to free him on an alibi. Davis claims he was away when the murder was committed.”

~From The day book. (Chicago, Ill.), 27 March 1914. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Tags: law lawyer

1916: Lived 24 Years as a Man

crumblingpages:

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"Cincinnati. —Authorities here face the task of making Frances Frey become a woman again after living 24 years as a man. Now she strenuously objects to being anything but a man. The secret of her sex was discovered when she was arrested in a fight."

~From The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.), 13 Jan. 1916. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

weirdvintage:

From what I can gather, this appears to be a Swedish bachelorette party of sorts.  Note the dangling sausage-like items on the table.  Date unknown.  (via)

weirdvintage:

From what I can gather, this appears to be a Swedish bachelorette party of sorts.  Note the dangling sausage-like items on the table.  Date unknown.  (via)

nativeamericannews:

O-o-be (aka Oyebi). Kiowa girl. ca 1894. Smile. It’s Friday! 

nativeamericannews:

O-o-be (aka Oyebi). Kiowa girl. ca 1894. Smile. It’s Friday! 

(via thebiobabe)

Fun Facts: The uterus is ultra-elastic

holisticsexualhealth:

When not in use, a healthy uterus is a small organ, measuring about 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) long and 2 inches (5 cm) wide. During pregnancy, that changes — fast. By about 20 weeks into pregnancy, the expanding uterus reaches all the way to the navel. The outer edge of the uterus reaches the lower edge of the rib cage by about 36 weeks.

(via thebiobabe)

trowelblazers:

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Florence Bascom (1862–1945) was a true pioneer in geoscience: her PhD work furthered our understanding of the origins and formation of the Appalachian Mountains, and she geologically mapped a good portion of the United States. She was both a professional geologist, and…

halftheskymovement:

Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, has begun an investigation into allegations made against its cadet athletes. The athletic department is being investigated for violations against the academy’s honor code, including reports of sexual assault, drug use, cheating and other violations. 
Central to the allegations of misconduct was a party in 2011 where athletes allegedly used synthetic marijuana and raped women who were under the influence of a “date-rape” drug. No charges were filed for that party, although eight cadets were punished and dismissed for other misconduct. 
General Johnson met with athletic department officials who had sponsored sexual assault prevention seminars, and outlined the other steps she has taken to ensure cadets were meeting the academy’s standards and values. 
Read more via The New York Times. 

halftheskymovement:

Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, has begun an investigation into allegations made against its cadet athletes. The athletic department is being investigated for violations against the academy’s honor code, including reports of sexual assault, drug use, cheating and other violations. 

Central to the allegations of misconduct was a party in 2011 where athletes allegedly used synthetic marijuana and raped women who were under the influence of a “date-rape” drug. No charges were filed for that party, although eight cadets were punished and dismissed for other misconduct. 

General Johnson met with athletic department officials who had sponsored sexual assault prevention seminars, and outlined the other steps she has taken to ensure cadets were meeting the academy’s standards and values. 

Read more via The New York Times.