“We went to Kineshma, that’s in Ivanovo region, to visit his parents. I went as a heroine and I never expected someone to welcome me, a front-line girl, like that. We’ve gone through so much, we’ve saved lives, lifes of mothers, wives. And then… I heard accusations, I was bad-mouthed. Before that I’ve only ever been “dear sister”… We had tea and my husband’s mother took him aside and started crying: “Who did you marry? A front-line girl… You have two younger sisters. Who’s going to marry them now?” When I think back to that moment I feel tears welling up. Imagine: I had a record, I loved it a lot. There was a song, it said: you have the right to wear the best shoes. That was about a front-line girl. I had it playing, and [his?] elder sister came up and broke it apart, saying: you have no rights. They destroyed all my photos from the war… We, front-line girls, went through so much during hte war… and then we had another war. Another terrible war. The men left us, they didn’t cover our backs. Not like at the front.” from С.Алексеевич “У войны не женское лицо”
In Soviet Union women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining as the occasional anecdote of a female sniper or simply as medical staff or, at best, radio specialists. The word “front-line girl” (frontovichka) became a terrible insult, synonimous to “whore”. Hundreds thousand of girls who went to war to protect their homeland with their very lives, who came back injured or disabled, with medals for valor, had to hide it to protect themselves from public scorn.
This has always happened in history: Women do something important. Then they get shamed for it (so nobody will talk about it) and it gets erased from history.
And then certain men will say: “Women suck, they’ve never done anything important.”
Look into history and learn that women have played a far greater role then douches (present and past) wanted you to know.
My comic; “Introversion” is finished! Please go to the main page of my blog to read it in full size (the text is kinda small)
I really hope you’ll like it!
This hits close to home
There’s just something about a comic on the subject of people not being understanding enough towards introverts that involves the main character giving someone else the side-eye for “not even trying” to socialize with her that’s kind of funny to me.
I’m kind of waffling on whether it was supposed to be an intentional statement on people who become so self-involved with their identities they judge other people as though they themselves are the only one with a particular personality trait and other people they might find difficult to deal with are “normals” trying to antagonize them.
I guess it could also read as a sort of desire for camaraderie, like “hey we’re the two people who look uncomfortable in this bustling social situation we gotta make this conversation happen for each other’s sake”. I mean, I assume it was just supposed to read as an innocent “well, this isn’t working…” but it came across as more mean-spirited than that to me.
I dunno, I’m probably thinking into this too far. I’ve just had a lot of experience dealing with the former sort of person who doesn’t realize they’re being critical of people for being any more or less than exactly as outgoing as they themselves are.
reblogging for cute art, first, but second, if I’ve been pegged as “extroverted”, but I find being peacefully alone very satisfying personally and social interaction to be fun but extremely taxing, have I somehow ruined this binary of A and B type personalities? What if… I’m… BOTH? or… maybe such things are just too broad to shoehorn everyone into either A or B. I like silence, but I enjoy other people’s company.
I do feel a little crappy though when I see a lot of writing and art about introversion being contemplative and pensive but media concerning extroversion being loud and obnoxious and impersonal. I’m all of these things. I don’t know if I can join the “introvert” secret club house because I do enjoy friends and speaking my mind, but I don’t want to be pegged as loud and obnoxious either in this perpetual nightclub party of a life we seem to lead.
…..I don’t know if I’d get on well with someone who was like “..I know who you are already.” when I told them my name… is being able to converse make me an extrovert? I don’t know anymore :T what is even these things. I’d like to hear some real input on that, without rhetoric.
I know I’m both an extravert and an introvert. I’m sorry I can’t be labelled as one or the other. I LOVE hanging out with friends, and communicating with people and go to parties - however I love staying at home and doing nothing. When I’m at my dad’s I’m by myself or surrounded by people I dread, and after a week I spend with him, I have to hang out with my friends otherwise I’ll go mad!
I love this art, however I just wanted to put my two cents in, as a reply to the above comment.
Well introversion is about where your energy comes from, if the majority of your energy comes from being around people then you’re an extrovert but if you get the majority of your energy from being alone - or being around people drains you then you’re more likely to be an introvert.
People often confuse the idea of introverts being antisocial - these two things are not always connected. Often antisocial tendencies come because introverts interact with people differently. There’s a tendency to not enjoy small talk, to sit back and observe conversation rather then participating, finding that they feel no need to say something unless they feel that they’re going to add something of value to the conversation blah etc. So sometimes an introvert around the wrong people will feel alienated, and thus start to feel like maybe they are not great with people and that their social awkwardness limits them.
I also tend to find that I am more drained around people who demand me to interact with them in a certain way. Where as if I am around a group of people who let me interact with them the way I feel works for me at the time then I am quite happy to either be boisterous and loud or very quiet and contemplative and be with a group. On top of that I am very much an introvert that does enjoy public speaking (I know I am odd) and I can be quite the show pony when the mood takes me. However I will always feel more energized after spending some time with myself pottering about on my own schedule.
So yeah most people these days peg me as an extrovert because when I am with them they allow me to be myself. But I am VERY much an introvert.
To Live On by Min Jeong Seo
“The stalks these flowers are already dried up but their blossoms are preserved and kept fresh by the medical infusion bags. The life-span of every living creature is limited.The infusion bags stand for the progress in medicine and the prolongation of human life.They somehow carry an ambivalent message as they refer to both death and life an the same time. Both states are immanent here. To preserve the beauty of the flowers artifically with the help of the infusion bags points out man’s inclination to repress the fact having to die and to postpone death.”
The giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus), also known as the golden-capped fruit bat, is a rare megabat and one of the largest bats in the world. The species is endangered and is currently facing the possibility of extinction because of poaching and forest destruction. It is endemic to forests in the Philippines.
if i ever saw this thing irl i would start screaming
i’m going to have nightmares about this chasing me now
thats fucking awesome
IF I SAW THIS IRL I WOULD WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH IT OMG
ITS SO CUTE HOLY SHIT
This is one of my favorite set of photographs ever. Every time I see them, I can’t get over how simply beautiful they are—they’re breathtaking.