#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…
I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.
The shade is real
i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.
The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.
Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.
Not even just education. The media shows this too (it may stem from education…) but this is sad.
It’s the reason I love and hate history.
It is unbiased and there’s always a “dark side of the moon” mentality where we don’t necessarily know what’s happening on the other side. People argue that history is taught because “those who don’t know their history are destined to repeat it.” But what happens when our history is wrong? There’s always more than one story. It’s exciting and different to find out more about these things but at the same time, frustrating because no one truly knows what’s real.
like i try to be accepting of all pairings but certain ones just. nah. nope. no thanks. no thank u. u can ship that all u want. just keep it away from me. far, far away. don’t want to hear about it. don’t want to see it. keep it away
But how many shows can you honestly say includes all these elements:
- Multiple female leads in a female centric show
- Multiple LGBTQ+ characters whose storylines don’t revolve around them being gay/bi/trans
- A lesbian relationship having more screen time than any of the heterosexual relationships
- Multiple poc
- Men being subordinate to women in the workplace
do you ever just leave your game on a certain screen so you can listen to the bg music while you go take a nap?
*concerned white parent voice* sweetie don’t write on yourself you can get ink poisoning
(Source: heteroh, via vespertinecat)
"I find it funny how all these girls are watching the World Cup but don’t know a single position other than goalie lol"
that’s funny because your girl told me you don’t know a single position other than missionary so sit the fuck down and shut your dipshit mouth
LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE THING OH MY GOD
Pretty sure that cat is using its magical powers to turn the plants around itself orange for camouflage. Yup, that’s it.
They say Aslan is on the move.
it’s the color of a fucking nacho cheese dorito
*sees a dog* *gasps loudly*
damn son vaginas get itchy too and u don’t see us shoving our hands down our pants it’s called self control go find some
DAMN SON VAGINAS GET ITCHY TOO AND U DON’T SEE US SHOVING OUR HANDS DOWN OUR PANTS IT’S CALLED SELF CONTROL G O F I N D S O M E
JFC Tumblr, NO, most women in the 16th century, when Shakespeare wrote, were NOT married off my age 14. It was UNUSUAL below the aristocracy (and those marriages were often not consummated until the bride was older) and that’s why Shakespeare makes a big deal about Juliet’s…
its so sad that every boy who dresses remotely nice is labeled as gay like thts not even offensive to gay people it just means straight boys dress like shit