if you don’t think history is a truly inspiring subject you’re wrong (via fashiondisastercecil)
I have to add, this wasn’t just a case of a pretty woman got advanced on by a man she didn’t want. He wasn’t just an admirer. He was her student. She was a master at mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy. She had popular public lectures.
And she wasn’t just said to throw her menstrual rags at him. The story I read was that he admitted his admiration in the middle of one of her teachings, and she grabbed her menstrual rags right out from in between her legs, hurled it at him, and told him “This is what you really love, my young man, but you do not love beauty for its own sake.”
It wasn’t just an attempt to discourage him. It was teaching him a lesson, even when he was interrupting hers.
Basically, Hypatia was amazing.
I hadn’t realised that that bit from Agora was based on a real life thing… okay, so if you want to see this, watch Agora. And then turn it off after the big fight, ‘cos it gets real rapey real fast.(via lil-miss-choc)
Children are not possessions.
Children are not accessories.
Children are not relationship band aids.
They are tiny people with the same amount of feelings as an adult.
But with less capacity to process, express and healthily contain those feelings when necessary.
Be kind to them.
Kendra Wells. (via mysharona1987)