“I design clothes because I don’t want women to look all innocent and naïve…I want woman to look stronger…I don’t like women to be taken advantage of…I don’t like men whistling at women in the street. I think they deserve more respect. I like men to keep their distance from women, I like men to be stunned by an entrance. I’ve seen a woman get nearly beaten to death by her husband. I know what misogyny is … I want people to be afraid of the women I dress”—Alexander McQueen (via izzyinvisible)
National Park Service’s 2014 Archaeological Prospection Workshop
The National Park Service’s 2014 workshop on archaeological prospection techniques entitled Current Archaeological Prospection Advances for Non-Destructive Investigations in the 21st Centurywill be held May 19-23, 2014, at
“If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also”—
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
HELLO HI a non-marvel related question! okay i've been thinking about studying abroad in the uk, and i'd love to live in scotland (probably edinburgh) for a while and do grad school, so what is scotland actually like?? would you recommend living there for any period of time or is it hell on earth please help
hi ok i’ve lived here my entire life so i can’t really compare the country to anywhere else and i don’t know how to explain it (except that i love living here and i don’t think i could ever move away) but let me tell you a little story
so in glasgow, there’s a statue of the duke of wellington. and for years, for as long as anyone can remember, there has been a traffic cone on top of its head. every single time the police try to take it down, it’s back up there within the hour. people climb up this statue and put the traffic cone back on. because it’s always been there, and nobody has ever seen the statue without one. during the olympics, they put a gold-painted traffic cone on it. sometimes even the horse gets a traffic cone on its head. there is no point to this. there is no reason that this statue should have a traffic cone on its head. but it does. and it always has. and earlier this year, glasgow city council was planning to raise the plinth of the statue so people could no longer climb up and put the traffic cone on it. do you know what happened? the entire country of scotland got angry about the possibility of a traffic cone being removed from this statue’s head. eventually the council just gave up, dropped all plans, and left the statue (and, subsequently, the cone) as is.
honestly, if that doesn’t sum scotland up, i really don’t know what else will.
A tumultuous time on the southern Plains is slowly returning to the surface in Oklahoma, where archaeologists have excavated a 250-year-old fortress built by a people known as the Taovaya, who sought refuge there from bands of raiders and Spanish attackers.
(Reuters) - Collapsing walls at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii have raised fresh concerns about Italy’s efforts to maintain one of the world’s most treasured sites, preserved for 2,000 years but now crumbling from neglect.
On Monday, site officials said part of a wall had collapsed on one…
“If you’re in this field you have to have a sense of humour because we study some weird shit.”—My prof, explaining why he used a picture of David Hasselhoff in the PowerPoint for our lecture (via candiedeyesnow)
Durham University archaeologists have found the remains of many more human bodies at a dig on the City’s World Heritage Site, providing clear evidence of a centuries-old mass grave. The number of bodies found has risen from four to 18.
An English IKEA decided to release 100 live cats overnight. Why? Why would you question such a thing? The video is the most amazing and life-affirming event. Ever. Embrace it. Watch it a thousand times. Watch it ten thousand times.