Tuesday Apr 4 @ 04:01pm
indigoasmodel:

Female police officers, London, 1919

indigoasmodel:

Female police officers, London, 1919

Tuesday Apr 4 @ 04:00pm
Tuesday Apr 4 @ 03:59pm
lost-in-centuries-long-gone:

Magdalena by Antonio Noveli, Stockholm National Museum by noriko.stardust on Flickr.

lost-in-centuries-long-gone:

Magdalena by Antonio Noveli, Stockholm National Museum by noriko.stardust on Flickr.

Tuesday Apr 4 @ 03:35pm

englishcountrycottage:

Hever Castle, Kent

Stunning place. An ancestor of mine would have been living in a village not far from Hever castle when the Boleyn family were in residence there. The thought gives me chills!

Tuesday Apr 4 @ 02:46pm
rollforproblematic:

missrep:

The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say (via Women You Should Know)

 “In 1981,” explains Giordano, “LEGOs were ‘Universal Building Sets’ and that’s exactly what they were…for boys and girls. Toys are supposed to foster creativity. But nowadays, it seems that a lot more toys already have messages built into them before a child even opens the pink or blue package. In 1981, LEGOs were simple and gender-neutral, and the creativity of the child produced the message. In 2014, it’s the reverse: the toy delivers a message to the child, and this message is weirdly about gender.”


I think it’s disgusting the way they make toys specifically aimed at girls or boys. Girl toys are so often a ridiculous bright bubblegum pink, and that is every little thing these days (i’m thinking of Barbie - all her furniture’s pink! My sisters’ grew up in the 70s and their dolls’ clothing and accessory items were a whole host of colours that actually resembled real life, and I preferred them for that reason), and boy toys tend to be dark and moody and aggressive. I realise there will always be some things that boys and girls prefer, but they need to make toys more accessible to either, because children are children and should be allowed to PLAY and exercise those imaginations!

rollforproblematic:

missrep:

The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say (via Women You Should Know)

 “In 1981,” explains Giordano, “LEGOs were ‘Universal Building Sets’ and that’s exactly what they were…for boys and girls. Toys are supposed to foster creativity. But nowadays, it seems that a lot more toys already have messages built into them before a child even opens the pink or blue package. In 1981, LEGOs were simple and gender-neutral, and the creativity of the child produced the message. In 2014, it’s the reverse: the toy delivers a message to the child, and this message is weirdly about gender.”

I think it’s disgusting the way they make toys specifically aimed at girls or boys. Girl toys are so often a ridiculous bright bubblegum pink, and that is every little thing these days (i’m thinking of Barbie - all her furniture’s pink! My sisters’ grew up in the 70s and their dolls’ clothing and accessory items were a whole host of colours that actually resembled real life, and I preferred them for that reason), and boy toys tend to be dark and moody and aggressive. I realise there will always be some things that boys and girls prefer, but they need to make toys more accessible to either, because children are children and should be allowed to PLAY and exercise those imaginations!

Tuesday Apr 4 @ 03:17am
Sunday Apr 4 @ 05:36pm
Sunday Apr 4 @ 05:34pm
Sunday Apr 4 @ 05:23pm
centuriespast:

Portrait of Lady Arabella Stuart, c. 1605-1610
Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
Flemish, 1561-1635Oil on canvas71 x 39 in. (180.3 x 99.1 cm)The Norton Simon Foundation

Arbella (I’m fairly certain it was spelt this way) Stuart, England’s lost Queen … her tale makes for v interesting reading. 

centuriespast:

Portrait of Lady Arabella Stuart, c. 1605-1610

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger

Flemish, 1561-1635
Oil on canvas
71 x 39 in. (180.3 x 99.1 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

Arbella (I’m fairly certain it was spelt this way) Stuart, England’s lost Queen … her tale makes for v interesting reading. 

Sunday Apr 4 @ 05:20pm
wild-souls:

wild-souls

It is a pity that kindness is undervalued & viewed by many as weakness.

wild-souls:

wild-souls

It is a pity that kindness is undervalued & viewed by many as weakness.

Friday Apr 4 @ 05:52pm

Every so often it (re-)dawns on me that David Cameron really is our Prime Minister, and I throw-up just a little bit in my mouth.

Friday Apr 4 @ 05:48pm
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller  (via soldierofink)

Adore this.

Friday Apr 4 @ 05:45am
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all. Anna Quindlen (via soldierofink) Friday Apr 4 @ 05:44am
aseaofquotes:

Katie Kacvinsky, First Comes Love

aseaofquotes:

Katie Kacvinsky, First Comes Love

Friday Apr 4 @ 05:43am
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