Female BAMFs Throughout History
this is fab BUT WHERE ARE THEIR NAMES?
- Ching Shih
- Nancy Wake
- Lyudmila Pavlichenko
- Rukhsana Kausar
- The Gulabi Gang
- Neerja Bhanot
- Zainab Bibi
- Susan Walters
- Nong Thoom
- Juliane Koepcke
I’m always wanting to read more about these posts immediately and I have trouble finding the sources.
Reblogging for the names of these fabulous women right here <3
holy shit there is a name for it
Well damn. Explains a lot.
Suddenly I understand some of my fan base a LOT better. That is Awesome.
"holy shit there is a name for it" was my reaction before I even scrolled down to the comments.
I just need to keep reblogging this because I cannot even begin to tell you how profound a feeling of YES and THIS and THERE IS A WORD FOR ME OMG I get every time I see this, and I hope it helps others too.
seriously, anytime you see a post with a comment saying “theres a name for it?!” reblog that post because even if it doesnt apply to you any of your followers could be waiting for that revelation.
i was just talking about this today actually
Of fucking course
What sick bastard doesn’t
"You’d be surprised", said Xaldien, who just lost four followers and received a lovely "men can’t be raped" anon shortly after reblogging this the first time.
no one ever says that Rome needed help from aliens to build their empire
#l laughed for days when i found out that #ancient egyptians used water to reduce friction and move blocks for distances #and that this was literally DEPICTED ON THEIR HIEROGLYPHICS #but ~western archaeologists~ #thought that the pouring of water depicted ~superstitious rituals~ #jfc
So when people say “you (or I) am not like other girls,” they’re really saying “you (or I) are not like what society has taught me to expect girls to be like.”
The latest addition the Archie McPhee Library is a sidesplittingly funny and tremendously educational book entitled Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-BS Guide to World Mythology [Buy on Amazon], written by Cory O’Brien. This hysterical book is a collection of some of the very best stories from O’Brien’s awesome Better Myths blog. O’Brien loves mythology. He’s an MFA writing program student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago who’s made a riotous art form out of retelling ancient tales in a candid, no-nonsense, conversational and sometimes quite shouty style.
O’Brien’s goal: To learn everything possible about myths, chop out the BS, and leave readers with an uncensored version of the tales.
O’Brien’s humorous yet insightful interpretations of ancient tales from all over the world read as though they’re being told to you over drinks by your best friend who happens to be immortal and, thanks to their inherent nosiness and an uncanny sense of good timing, has witnessed all sorts of truly, literally incredible events firsthand.
"All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. In reality, mythology is more screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified… wait, it all makes sense now. In Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, Cory O’Brien, creator of Myths RETOLD!, sets the stories straight. These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter words.”
The table of contents alone is well worth the price of the book. Here are a few gems:
Cronus liked to eat babies.
Odin got construction discounts with bestiality.
Isis had bad taste in jewelry.
Ganesh was the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy.
And Abraham was totally cool about stabbing his kid in the face.
The Mayans have the most brutal Calendar.
The moon is made of meat.
As for the actual stories, here’s the very beginning of the myth of Persephone, entitled “Persephone Is the Mother of Invention…No, Wait…”:
So persephone is the daughter of this chick Demeter
who is the goddess of like fertility and crops and whatnot
and she is also incredibly hot
so hot, in fact
that hades down in the underworld (which is also called hades actually)
looks up one day and sees her and goes DAAAAAAAAAAA
I gotta get me some of that
so he just pops on up to the world in his black chariot of ultimate wretchedness
and he says hey little girl do you want to come to hell
and she probably would have said no only he kidnapped her
basically hades is the ultimate ladies’ man…
And this is the beginning of a Native American myth entitled “Rabbit Takes Summer Fun to the Next Level”:
See, once upon a time the sun used to be even more of a bastard than it is now.
It would take a flying leap off the horizon in the morning
and then spend the rest of the day
doing flaming kickflips of disaster off the clouds.
But one day
Rabbit decides he has had enough of this nonsense.
He is trying to get his chill on
in the shade of a shady oak tree
but the sun is just pretty much PRYING THE SHADOWS STRAIGHT OFF HIM
and then BAKING THE CANCER INTO HIS SKIN
Anyway, Rabbit is not about to take guff
from some puffed-up ball of superheated hases
so he grabs his gun
and he starts walking…
There are so many myths from so many different cultures contained within this book that you’re guaranteed to read stories about mythological figures you’ve never heard of before. Also, based on how much this book makes us laugh out loud, we advise that it’s probably not the best choice to bring along and read during solemn occasions.
We’re also willing to guess that more than a few head librarians have soundproofed rooms just for people who want to read Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes at the library.
[Cover image from Chicagoist]
Ah, in love with this idea! Hope to read this one day!
Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.
Take note: The moment people stopped reblogging and tweeting and writing news articles and calling attention to Ferguson, they brought back the armored cars. It is not over. They were waiting for the world to lose interest and knew it would.