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Other parts of ancient Eurasia had traditions of third-gender spirit-people. Herodotus and Hippocrates both discuss the “enarees”, or male-to-female transsexual shamans among the ancient Scythians, who “mutilated” their genitalia and took on female roles. They were said to be the most powerful shamans of their people. Ovid actually claimed that some Scythian priestesses knew how to extract “female poison” distilled from the urine of a mare in heat, with which to dose men in order to feminize them. The average person might throw this off as silliness, if they didn’t know that pregnant mare’s urine is the main source of Premarin, the most widely used estrogen drug today. They also ate a lot of licorice root - so popular among them that the Greeks to whom they exported it referred to it as “the Scythian root” - which is also an anti-androgen.

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Ergi - The Way of the Third (via regionalholidaycaptain)

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I love trans history!

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I would FUCKING LOVE to see a comprehensive trans history book, that especially covered the history of HRT, I’ve always had questions but never really had answers!

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especially after YEARS of our HISTORY BEING ERASED and pushed under the rug to make cis people comfortable, and say that “trans people id a modern thing” to be able to show up and take out a history book and be like BOOM shut the hell up.

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gobigorgoextinct:

Steve Irwin in a Jaeger would be entertaining.

Look over there. There’s a Catergory 3 Kaiju. Biggest one yet. 

Ah’m gonna wrassle with it. 

#yeah but who’s his drift partner. a crocodile. just a crocodile. its not a special or humanoid croc its literally just a croc strapped in.

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You may
blame Aphrodite

soft as she is

she has almost
killed me with
love for that boy.

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Sappho, Blame Aphrodite (via camilla-macauley)

Thanks, Mary Barbard’s 1958 translation, for taking the ambiguity implied in the Greek by the lack of gendered article attached to the word for “child” and claiming that is 100% definitely a dude Sappho is writing about. I understand the constraints of Greek lyric meter preventing the use of the word for “young man”, but that still doesn’t change the fact that she in no way indicated that her beloved was male. And she certainly didn’t use Phaon’s name, as other shit lord translations would like us to believe. If everyone could stop basing their assumptions of Sappho’s bisexuality on Ovid’s fictionalized account of her romance with Phaon’s written centuries after her death and show me in the Greek where she definitively speaks about her love for a man, then I can stop being angry about everyone’s horrid job of misconstruing what social conditions were like for ancient Mediterranean women.

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What does it say about the world that I have to threaten my dad with a Nerf Gun to get him to stop ruffling my hair? It makes me uncomfortable, but he always does it, so now we have an agreement: he touches my hair, I nerf him.

Asked by sergeant-thundershield

correctly-corrupted:

misandry-mermaid:

If he doesn’t stop, upgrade to a paintball gun.

He’s playing with your hair? It’s just an annoying dad thing?? He’s not doing anything wrong???

No one gets to touch you without your consent.  Not even family.  Not even in a platonic way.

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CollegeHumor: The 10 Lies You Tell Yourself Every All-Nighter

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Elizabeth by ev1ct

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This poor woman was much distressed at my inquiries, and it was with difficulty that I prevailed on her to accept some little relief. I was obliged to tell her repeatedly, but perhaps without convincing her, that all white people were not like those who had treated her with so much barbarity; and that the greater part of them detested such horrid cruelty. “Why then,” she inquired with much earnestness, bursting into tears, “why then do they not prevent it?”

-- Abbe Guidicklly, Liberator, 7 January 1832

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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea ~ Elizabeth ~ Cosplay

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http://cghub.com/images/view/774260/ - A pencil sketch of Elizabeth from one of my favorite artists.