What the city is missing: Thierry Cohen photographs cityscapes and then photographs deserts at night, combing the two to show us what our cities would look like with the lights off. The stars are not enhanced, they are actual photos from relative latitudes that would expose the same starry sky view if it weren’t for light pollution. Click on each photo to see which city it is.
“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.
This reminds me of how Egyptian women, who participated in Arab Spring protests in great numbers and were critical to the revolution that ousted Mubarak’s regime, have only been treated with great disdain and violence for their passion and work.
Remember that time I made a post reminding people that okaying women for front-line combat is not the beginning of women fighting in wars, but only the beginning of men finally realizing we weren’t going to shut up about it? Remember after I posted that some dudebro came into my inbox and tried to claim I was wrong and that only a few “rogue women” were fighters?
Again, we have fought in every conflict and every war since the beginning of time. We’re the ones most likely to be victims of war crimes so you better fucking believe we fight for our homes, our people, our lives.
We fight alongside men and help them, save them, die for them as battle buddies and they turn around and write us out of their histories. They erase our efforts, our sacrifices, our deaths.
Badass women in history.
Every song you have ever loved and every song you have ever hated.
THIS. WAS. EVERYTHING. LITERALLY.
ALL THE AWARDS.
Lucky - Brittany Spears
Love Story - Taylor Swift
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
Escape - Enrique Iglesias
Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
Hot & Cold - Katy Pery
The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
It’s Ok If It’s In a 3-Way - Justin Timberlake, Andy Samberg, Lady Gaga
Whatchu Say - Jason De Rulo
Baby - Justin Beiber
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
Take On Me - A-Ha
Jar of Hearts - Christine Peri
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Love the Way you Lie - Eminem Ft. Rihanna
Skyscrape - Demi Levato
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
3 AM - Matchbox 20
Airplane - B.o.B ft. Haylie Williams
Let It Be- THe Beatles
Party Rock Anthem - LFMAO
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Someone Like You - Adele
It’s All Coming Back To Me Now - Celine Dion
Apologize - One Republic
No Scrubs - TLC
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Who’s that Lady - Isley Brothers
All I Wanna Do -Sheryl Crow
Friday - Rebecca Black
Last Friday Night - Katy Perry
HOLY SHIT THAT WAS AMAZING
I’ve waited for this to come back onto my dash for a long time.
GIVE THIS GIRL AN AWARD.
Thus proving ridiculous amounts of songs use the same chord progression as the Pachelbel canon. XD
I’M FUCKING SOBBING
THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. but to the person who wrote all the songs up there its Airplanes by B.O.B featuring HAYLEY WILLIAMS. ugh.
Guys, btw, this is an actual insult
if he calls your mother a hamster, it indicates that she is a fast-breeding rodent— you can get the insult there
and if he says your father smelt of elderberries, well, wine was primarily made from elderberries in the time of king arthur. he’s calling his dad a drunk
more you know
but i wANTED IT TO BE NONSENSE.
DAMN it. damn it.
sorry, i’m good.
Man I love Monty Python <3