aninishib:

idionymon:

thinking about how the burning of the library of alexandria is remembered as the most prominent historical symbol of the destruction of knowledge…but that’s nothing compared to the thousands of entire languages killed in America and Australia by the colonialists…

*jeopardy voice* can I get “Diego de Landa burning the Maya codices of Mani” for 500 please

I’m on board with the fact that it’s racist and stupid for white people to wear “traditional Native American head-dresses” (i.e. big arcs of feathers) for fun or really any other reason. But I also think I can wear a feather in my hair or hat and that’s pretty much culturally neutral. What if I wore two? Five? Where’s the line?

fierceawakening:

prudencepaccard:

yoisthisracist:

Zero, the line is at zero feathers.

“No feathers in the hair” is bad enough, but…no feathers in the hat? That’s a like…codified sartorial thing…like a pocket square on your suit…it fits within an idiom that is so clearly and utterly orthogonal to anything ~tribal or ~indigenous–or even ~hippie or ~boho–that I can’t find any rationale for this shit even within OP’s austere and rigid framework. Andrew Ti, explain yourself sir

…did someone misunderstand something here or does it actually say what I think it does

Like, think there might be some misunderstanding here.  But if there isn’t then s/he just forbade wearing a feather in one’s hat which is part of traditional dress for one of my ancestral cultures.  Which is european in origin.

confused

10 February 2005 , HAMBURG – Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen was gay but may never have acted on his homosexual tendencies, according to a new biography published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Andersen’s birth. Author Jens Andersen, author of the book which has just been published in Germany, says the author fell in love with both men and women, though he may well have remained a virgin all his life.

Expatica.com: “Hans Christian Andersen was a gay virgin”

Um …

“fell in love with both men and women…”

*Makes rainbow arm gesture*

Jens, he’s bi.

At the very least, biromantic; no way of knowing (without going back in time and asking him) if he ever felt sexual attractions he never acted on, out of fear (celibate), or whether he never actually felt sexual attraction in the first place (asexual).

I found this little gem while looking for a full version of “The Ugly Duckling” (in English translation), instead of one of the myriad abridged and oversimplified versions our culture is glutted with, to see how far off the mark I am with this post: “The Ugly Duckling as a Queer/Cripple-Punk Metaphor.”

Reader, I found it.

Reader, I warn you: it gets Dark (it’s also satirical).

(via aegipan-omnicorn)

aninishib:

idionymon:

thinking about how the burning of the library of alexandria is remembered as the most prominent historical symbol of the destruction of knowledge…but that’s nothing compared to the thousands of entire languages killed in America and Australia by the colonialists…

*jeopardy voice* can I get “Diego de Landa burning the Maya codices of Mani” for 500 please

calling all non-U.S.-based studyblrs!

kaffee-und-weltschmerz:

hufflepuffwannabe:

I often can’t sleep, so I’m up in the week hours or very early in the morning. And my dash is dead. I must be following a lot of Americans/other folks in my time zone? So, I’m looking for more blogs to follow that are active elsewhere in the world. So, if you’re far from my timezone (UTC -5.00), please reblog this and add in the tags or reblog where you’re from, and I will check out your blog. Thanks and much love 🙂

Netherlands/Germany/Greece 😀 (UTC +1.00 or +2.00)

have a weird schedule so post things at all times :  )