Can I just tell you all about this one day I went to school and a girl who sat in front of me told me to look in her sleeve
i am not so sleepy but i am in dire need of affection so i am going to wiggle into bed next to rome and bother the shit out of them, nighty night
*throws loving birdies and rodents at, until you are buried in a nest of lovely soft babs*
Portraits of Women Living as Men to Escape Oppression in the Balkans
Photography by Jill Peters
‘Sworn Virgin’ is the term given to a biological female in the Balkans who is chosen to take on the social identity of a man for life. Dating back hundreds of years, this was necessary in societies that lived within tribal clans, followed the Kanun, an archaic code of law, and maintained an oppressive rule over the female gender. The Kanun states that women are considered to be the property of their husbands. The freedom to vote, drive, conduct business, earn money, drink, smoke, swear, own a gun or wear pants was traditionally the exclusive province of men.
As an alternative, becoming a Sworn Virgin, or ‘burnesha’, elevated a woman to the status of a man and granted her all the rights and privileges of the male population. In order to manifest the transition such a woman cut her hair, donned male clothing and sometimes even changed her name. Male gestures and swaggers were practiced until they became second nature. Most importantly of all, she took a vow of celibacy to remain chaste for life. This practice continues today but as modernization inches toward the small villages nestled in the Alps, this archaic tradition is increasingly seen as obsolete. Only a few aging Sworn Virgins remain.—Jill Peters
via Feature Shoot
This doesn’t mention that sworn virgins usually arose out of a need for bequeathing. in families that had no male heir the oldest girl would become a sworn virgin to maintain the family property. you can read more in the book Gender Diversity by Serena Nanda.
Dying right now.
I cannot believe this got so many notes. But this is the continuation.
Mary, you’re my online dating hero!
OH PLEASE fucking tell me you were honest about sending his mom the convo
because i need a christmas present that good
knowing a guy is going to have to deal with his mom knowing he perpetuates rape culture
and be accountable for his actions
I’m going to do this to every guy who does this to me. And they’re so easy to track down on FB too.
:chin hands: The joys of the internet: exposing assholes to their friends and family, and the world!
Men, are you worried for your own safety because misandry?
You need to accept that misandry happens in the real world and take some precautions.
Take a self defense class, they’re only a couple hundred dollars a month.
Don’t go out after dark unless you have a woman…
In which NASA wins at Gangnam Style parodies now and forever. Everyone else go home.
This is beautiful.
It’s amazing that with the growing popularity of social media, large, traditionally professional groups/businesses/etc. are doing things like this. It absolutely blows my mind.
Why aren’t we giving them all of our money yet?
everyone else needs to just go home, because nasa wins everything
This is beautiful and amazing.
NASA I love you.
Wow Kennedy Space Center you need to step up your shit Johnson is killing it
ok wow so that was awesome… XD