Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

cloudy with a chance of witch burning

your periodic reminder that a good chunk of Europe basically shat the bed for a few centuries while everyone else kinda did their thing.

I am sorry I’m going to be that person.

This map is extremely inaccurate.

1) China was not going through business as usual China was going through the TANG DYNASTY i.e. the Golden Age of Chinese culture, which would lay down legal and social and poetic norms for the rest of Chinese history. The Tang is so influential that a lot of languages call Chinese people 唐人 (People from Tang.) (We call Chinese people “people from Qin” so.)

2) Japan is _first becoming literate_ during this time period (due to the influence of the Tang they adopt Chinese script), which is a BFD for poetry, religion, politics, society. Japanese court culture develops, which near the end of this period (11th century, around the time Europe enters “high middle ages”) will produce The Tale of Genji (by a totally awesome woman named Murasaki),widely regarded as the world’s first novel because of it’s deft use of irony and social commentary.

3) The southern part of Korea is experiencing the emergence of Unified Silla, a state that will last the entire period and will see the importation of Chinese and Indian buddhism, the construction of the first Confucian college in Korea, and so on.

4) In Mesoamerica, the Mayans are inventing astronomy, writing (the third and final independent invention of writing in human history), and a whole crapload of other stuff. This is the triumph of their culture.

5) The Umayyads in Spain are a massive center of technology, learning, and (comparative) religious toleration.

6) The Eastern Roman Empire, which spans both the green and yellow portions of your map, isn’t doing too badly either, bouncing back after losing territory to the Caliphate.

7) The Polynesians are colonizing the ENTIRE PACIFIC using amazing advanced navigation technology not rivaled until the INVENTION OF GPS.

8) I am not equipped to talk about Sub-Saharan Africa in detail (cue rant about how we never learn about subsaharan africa in the western educational system) but you can bet there are some major, amazing developments going on there too. I’d be shocked if there weren’t.



11) THEY WEREN’T BURNING WITCHES IN EUROPE DURING THE MIGRATION PERIOD (dark ages). Witch burning took off in the EARLY MODERN PERIOD, nearly 1000 years after this. Europe was going through some tough shit, which would leave them backwards compared to the rest of the world for 1000 years, but also there were some amazing things happening there, at least have the decency to be like “angry dudes with swords stabbing people” not WITCH BURNINGS FFS.

12) And ABSOLUTELY Islamic Caliphate was a totally amazing flowering of intellectual, artistic, and spiritual culture, a mixing pot between a thousand cultures and languages, and totally amazing. Don’t in any way want to diminish that in any way.


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"White women’s feminisms still center around equality…. Black women’s feminisms demand justice. There is a difference. One kind of feminism focuses on the policies that will help women integrate fully into the existing American system. The other recognizes the fundamental flaws in the system and seeks its complete and total transformation."

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  • Question: Hey!! I'm currently interested in an Indian girl (who I think is interested in me too!) and I'm wondering if there are certain things that Indian women look for in a guy? Also, is there any hostility for Indian parents when their daughter dates a non-Indian man (in my case, white)? Thank you! - blakebaggott
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    im so glad you came to me obviously i am a master at knowing all things indian women and i know everything about pleasing indian parents and since ur a white this will help tremendously because i am ur only reliable source so listen up 

    1. indian parents looooove when you are super dominate towards them like right in the moment you step into the house (DONT REMOVE YOUR SHOES THO THIS IS CRUCIAL KEEP THEM ON) make sure you tell them straight up that you are the Boss!!! don’t show any courtesy or respect thats like a sign of weakness and shit 
    2. us indian women are all from the same background and religion and all the unimportant stuff so what I’m trying to say is like kama sutra is like super important AND appropriate to discuss with ur lovers parents INFACT its rude not to explicitly list the details of you and your partners sex life so make ur you tell mom and pops all the juicy deets  
    3. at the end of the beautiful arrangement tell them with ur white power that you own their daughter because we love dowry and history so thats great and that you want to move in with them as a family <-OBVIOUSLY you will be the new head of the clan if you follow these steps right

    wow omg this advice is gold and you will do amazing at impressing your indian woman’s parents don’t worry u are white! colonizing all things indian naturally runs in ur veins Go Get Em Tiger!!! 

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Once Upon a Time is on tv and apparently Hook has two hands now, and can Hollywood just stop “fixing” disabled characters? It’s erasure and it’s gross. Disabled people cannot be fixed because we are not broken.

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there is a really fucking gross “mental ill people get a pass on being emotionally abusive” post on my dash right now

and i just

actions do not exist in a vacuum? there are no free passes? while its understandable that a mentally ill person might have not been in complete control that doesn’t…

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Bryan Stevenson on The Daily Show.

tl;dr our country pretends that it doesn’t have a huge problem when it comes to acknowledging it’s horrors and its systematic racism

Plantations here are basically fun themepark rides that show all the “good” of slavery. Imagine the Holocaust museum spun into a fun ride about pulling Germany out of economic depression. That’s the US handling of its history.

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  1. Cloud Atlas: This movie was- I can’t even begin to describe it. Now I can’t listen at the soundtrack without crying. This is what I want from a movie: I want it to take me, to make me love characters, to be visually beautiful, to make me laugh and cry at the same time and…
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FROZEN+DISNEYLOG by ぽん酢 on pixiv

1989 — 1995

Disney heroines of my childhood & my Dreams

My original Nine was finalized in 1995 (which was also the year I decided I wanted to be a writer).

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So I like old movies and classic movies and sometimes I think “Look at her/him, a perfect *insert arthurian character here*!” so this started as a “movies of the 30s and 40s” and simply became “all the old movies!” arthurian dreamcast. Sorry.

Christopher Plummer as Arthur; Dorothy Dandridge as Guinevere; Omar Shariff as Lancelot; Bette Davis as Morgan; Loretta Young as Morgause; Dirk Bogarde as Kay; Terrence Stamp as Mordred; Ninetto Davoli as Galahad; Sidney Poitier as Bedivere; James Fox as Percival; Mary Pickford as Elaine of Corbenic; Theresa Harris as Vivian; George Segal as Gawain; Charles Boyer as Agravaine; Jean-Claude Brialy as Gaheris; Peggy Dow as Ragnelle; Rita Hayworth as Laurel and Hideko Takamine as Lynette.

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