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maliceandvice:

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mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

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… because we’re the same person.

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everythingcanadian:

"feel my leg, I just shaved."

everythingcanadian:

"feel my leg, I just shaved."

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helioscentrifuge:

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chlorinda:

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shmiling:

n0thingleftinside:

fuckyeahprisoninmates:

Robert Glenn, an inmate in the Special Housing Unit (SHU) at Corcoran State Prison in California killed two inmates while in prison. He believes these murders were justified because both men were convicted rapists, one of whom was accused of raping his sister from the age of 8 to 14.

I never thought I would admire a murder

Did you know that in most criminals frown upon rapists and molesters  If they find out that they raped or molested a woman they usually treat them terribly like beating them up, or making them die. Criminals don’t even accept that.

Absolutely true, because if you think about it they have families and perhaps kids. If they find out you’re a child molester they are going to hate you.

Sometimes when child molesters go to jail, even the guards are lied to about what the molester did to go there. They sometimes make up a false crime to protect the molester from serious injury.

Ain’t it fucked up that even hardened criminals realise rape is fucking wrong no matter what, but there are some government officials that cannot?

that last fucking comment tho

Whether or not what we experienced was an According to Hoyle miracle is insignificant. What is significant is that I felt the touch of God. God got involved.

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Michal Macku - Carbon Prints, 2000

awwww-cute:

Bedtime + Bestfriend = Perfect

awwww-cute:

Bedtime + Bestfriend = Perfect

LEE PACE IS SO SEXY 

LEE PACE IS SO SEXY 

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tomhardyvariations:

Friendly energetic but completely affectionate 8 month old cross breed. Carol xxx S Casey A Rescue

We must find her a home. “Cass”.  Living with me till we find a new loving home!

Tommy

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I miss “Woodstock”
— in Brooklyn, NY.

Hey everyone, the photos are ~adorable~ but please don’t repost without the all-important rescue appeal. Tom Hardy sent the pics to thdo/thaac to try and find Cass a home. Let’s help by keeping the S Casey Animal Rescue info attached. I don’t have an Instagram account but anyone who does, please pass the word in Insta-Hardyland. The rescue appeal seems to be getting a little lost over there. Alright, thanks! Carry on adoring the Hardy. <3 Rosie

If you can help Cass (here’s her profile Sean Casey Animal Rescue

Happy Easter! [x]

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wafflesandfriends:

It’s been way too long since I’ve seen this on my dash.