news: yahoo just bought tumblr
tumblr: do you hear the people sing singing the songs of angry men
…well, if this isn’t the greatest metaphor for Fandoms on Day One of a Hiatus…
The patriarchy told me that I’m expected to give oral sex to a boy if he wants it, but he shouldn’t have to give me oral sex because my vagina is probably dirty and gross and smells like fish.
(submitted by pamperedmoose)
what kind of a movie starts out like this you sick bastards
Leonie Vernet, 1955
Photo by Roger Prigent
Praying for an end to abortion.
You do understand the difference between consent and non-consent, correct? Planned Parenthood offers abortions to those who want them, they don’t secretly switch their girlfriend’s Amoxicillin with Cytotec and take away their choice to carry a pregnancy.
Do you really not understand the differences in circumstances here?
A California Park, 1920s
I refuse to blur this mans name, because this is beautiful
No, this is a variation on a circle parry and a counter circle parry. Both are commonly taught in French and Italian style foil fencing.
A circle parry is when you avoid your opponents blade by moving your blade around theirs in a circle. A counter circle parry is circling around your opponents circle so that they can’t get their blade past to stab you.
When two fencers know each other well, this often happens. It becomes a game of chicken, it only ends when someone is willing to risk leaving an opening so that they can launch a different attack.
The foil version of this happens at least once a practice on my college fencing team. The only difference is that the blades are horizontal rather than diagonal.
Bolded for sadness
Accurate description of my entire life