Mervecan Saral

Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)
❝ Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched. ❞
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Gabby Westbrook-Patrick, Morgane Warnier & Stella Maxwell for Vogue Spain August 2014

29 . 07 . 14 fashion    +2665


I’m crying

29 . 07 . 14 whitney    +38445




also, having spoken with both parents about the shitshow that is Lucy, we are all in full agreement that Luc Besson and the writers did absolutely zero research on Taiwan and that the movie is not worth our time or money.

like dad told me: they didn’t realize that Taiwan is one of the safest places in the world, below Sweden?

and the look on mom’s face was laugh-out-loud hilarious.

I hope to hell this movie tanks in Taiwan, if not everywhere.

 (via isanah)

I’m so fucking mad about this movie.
Because when I first heard “ScarJo gets superpowers” it sounded awesome.
But then everything about it was awful and racist and fucked up.



Star Trek + Social Commentary (context in the captions)

THIS is what the original Star Trek TV series and films were about. Not just about blowing up things in space and snazzy lens flares with a side order of casual sexism -.-‘.

dude do you know how many people I have pissed off by saying the exact same thing?

Not enough people.

29 . 07 . 14 nails  pls    +11283

I’m so stupid I’m planning to write my history paper about tumblr blogs as a new form of cataloguing information (like encyclopedias)  so every time I come on here I’m reminded of how I haven’t started yet this is what I get for writing about what I know