The curious tale of the stolen books
A sealed letter that arrived at one of Britain’s most historic libraries in February 2011 was to leave its staff stunned.
The letter had been written before his death by a former employee of Lambeth Palace Library. Forwarded shortly after he died by the man’s solicitor, it revealed the whereabouts of many of the library’s precious books.
Staff had known since the mid-1970s that dozens of its valuable books had been stolen. But they had no idea of the true extent of the losses until the letter led them to the man’s house in London.
» via BBC
‘Grandmother’s fairy tales’ from the French of Charles Robert-Dumas by Pia Hewlett, illustrated by Maurice Lalau. Published 1915 by William Heinemann, London.
See the complete book here.
Whenever a comedian or performer says they aren’t going to say bitch or make jokes about rape after having their first daughter, I always imagine them running around shouting at people in the hospital “Dude I just figured out WOMEN ARE PEOPLE”
it’s better when you realize that their first daughter had to have a mom somewhere
and it just didn’t occur to the comedian or performer that the woman he was having a child with was also a person
"Victim blaming is bigger than rape, it’s our default setting when we bear witness to exploitation. It makes us feel bad to apprehend that kind of knowledge and we shove off that discomfort in the directions we feel safe to express it."
Musings On Mold | Maggie Mayhem Speaks (via sinshine)
Truth. Victim blaming is especially prominent and toxic when rape is involved but it happens whenever there is an injustice that we’re not willing to confront.
- If you get beaten up because you’re gay, maybe you flaunted it.
- If you get fired the day you come out as transgender, maybe you just weren’t good enough at your job.
- If you call out oppression, maybe you’re just being oversensitive.
See the pattern?
Moon Rise Time Slice…. this is a collage of 11 photos taken over 27 minutes and 59 seconds
It’s beautiful and it’s freaking me out.
"The thing that’s incredible to me – North Dakota being case in point – is the thought that women’s rights in this country depend on their ZIP code. There are now states where it’s not safe to be a woman."
"In every single demographic—country, city, suburban, various economic classes, ethnic backgrounds—I’d go into a class and talk about the book. And usually by the end, a junior boy would say, ‘I love the book, but I really didn’t get why she was so upset.’ I heard that so many times. The first couple dozen times I sort of freaked, and then I got down from my judgmental podium and started to ask questions. It became clear that teen boys don’t understand what rape is."
"It’s easy to be considered a misandrist when men are socialized to feel entitled to women and our time. So, if you ignore them, you’re a misandrist. If you insist they leave you alone, you’re a misandrist. If you focus on building healthy female-centered relationships over relationships with men, you’re a misandrist. Misandry is basically, prioritizing your agency, autonomy and fellow women, over men in a society that teaches you that being feminine relies on giving into men’s feelings of entitlement."