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Calgary Stabbing Information Post →

citiesofcoinandspice:

So if you’re familiar with Calgary, you may have heard that this morning the community at the University of Calgary woke up to the news that five of their classmates had been stabbed to death just hours after the last day of classes and the ensuing party.

Here’s a…

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fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Djuna Barnes, writer and journalist of the early twentieth century. 
Probably her most famous work is the novel Nightwood, chronicling the tempestuous and complex relationship of two women, Nora Flood and Robin Vote, but she was also a prolific journalist.  In order to write an article on force-feeding, she submitted to the process of force-feeding: “If I, play acting, felt my being burning with revolt at this brutal usurpation of my own functions, how they who actually suffered the ordeal in its acutest horror must have flamed at the violation of the sanctuaries of their spirits.” (‘How It Feels To Be Forcibly Fed’, New York World 1914).
She was opinionated, divisive, and sometimes problematic…but how could you not have a tiny bit of a crush on this woman?

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Djuna Barnes, writer and journalist of the early twentieth century. 

Probably her most famous work is the novel Nightwood, chronicling the tempestuous and complex relationship of two women, Nora Flood and Robin Vote, but she was also a prolific journalist.  In order to write an article on force-feeding, she submitted to the process of force-feeding: “If I, play acting, felt my being burning with revolt at this brutal usurpation of my own functions, how they who actually suffered the ordeal in its acutest horror must have flamed at the violation of the sanctuaries of their spirits.” (‘How It Feels To Be Forcibly Fed’, New York World 1914).

She was opinionated, divisive, and sometimes problematic…but how could you not have a tiny bit of a crush on this woman?

— 13 hours ago with 166 notes
coolchicksfromhistory:

c. 1920 Suffrage FlyerMissouri Historical Society Collections

coolchicksfromhistory:

c. 1920 
Suffrage Flyer
Missouri Historical Society Collections

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weirdvintage:

"What Michael Jackson may look like in the year 2000", Ebony Magazine 1985.  "At 40, he will have aged gracefully and will have a handsome, more mature look." (Via Retronaut)

weirdvintage:

"What Michael Jackson may look like in the year 2000", Ebony Magazine 1985.  "At 40, he will have aged gracefully and will have a handsome, more mature look." (Via Retronaut)

(Source: weirdvintage, via weirdvintage)

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pizzafeminism:

“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself” ~Simone de Beauvoir
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pizzafeminism:

“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself” ~Simone de Beauvoir

submitted by samson-the-cat

— 1 day ago with 153 notes