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medievalpoc:

Math and Science Week!
aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Fe Del Mundo
[x], [x], [x], [x]
Fe Del Mundo (1911-2011) was a Filipina pediatrician, and the first woman to be admitted into Harvard Medical School. (They mistook her gender on the application form, but her credentials were so good they decided not to send her back. She may also have been the first Asian to attend.)
As a child, she’d already decided she wanted to be a doctor for the poor - three of her eight siblings died when they were kids. After her medical studies, she returned home to the Philippines, only to be plunged into the devastation of the Japanese military occupation of World War Two.
She volunteered to care for kids in the internment camp and set up a hospital there, earning her the nickname “The Angel of San Tomás”. She ended up heading a new children’s hospital during the war, that later evolved into a full-scale medical centre.
After the war, she opened the country’s first pediatric hospital, did pioneering research into infectious diseases like dengue fever, advocated family planning (controversial due to her Catholicism) and invented a bamboo incubator to be used in rural villages. And she went on working as a pediatrician well into her nineties.
So don’t mess with women in STEM. There’s every chance they will outlive you.
Wikipedia on Fe Del Mundo

medievalpoc:

Math and Science Week!

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Fe Del Mundo

[x], [x], [x], [x]

Fe Del Mundo (1911-2011) was a Filipina pediatrician, and the first woman to be admitted into Harvard Medical School. (They mistook her gender on the application form, but her credentials were so good they decided not to send her back. She may also have been the first Asian to attend.)

As a child, she’d already decided she wanted to be a doctor for the poor - three of her eight siblings died when they were kids. After her medical studies, she returned home to the Philippines, only to be plunged into the devastation of the Japanese military occupation of World War Two.

She volunteered to care for kids in the internment camp and set up a hospital there, earning her the nickname “The Angel of San Tomás”. She ended up heading a new children’s hospital during the war, that later evolved into a full-scale medical centre.

After the war, she opened the country’s first pediatric hospital, did pioneering research into infectious diseases like dengue fever, advocated family planning (controversial due to her Catholicism) and invented a bamboo incubator to be used in rural villages. And she went on working as a pediatrician well into her nineties.

So don’t mess with women in STEM. There’s every chance they will outlive you.

Wikipedia on Fe Del Mundo

Cunnilingus in the Middle Ages and the Problem of Understanding Past Sex Lives

saxifraga-x-urbium:

saxifraga-x-urbium:

insearchofkobol:

beatsandblades:

anglerfishy:

theemperorsfeather:

glegrumbles:

Also the Vikings were known to be complete dandies. They sought bright colors, jewelry, imported Persian silks. Ribbons. Little mirrors sewn onto clothing, in Sweden. The men had long hair that was scandalous to Christians, and they carried combs and earspoons and such things with them. I recall seeing documents where the eastern Norse were big on baths and one of their demands in a particular negotiation was “we get to have baths drawn for us whenever we want”, which was often.

They used soap with agents designed to bleach hair to try to make themselves blonder.

SRSLY. Look at this stuff.

I’m sorry longhaired prettyboy viking men in gaudy clothing and jewelry, bleaching and combing their hair, doesn’t match with your Conan-the-Barbarian manlyman aesthetic.

…or the fact that a significant portion of the Norse were traders, fishermen, farmers, and herders, and weren’t raiding, pillaging warriors or hired Byzantine thug-bodyguards.

I also like the parts about how maybe women didn’t dress as modestly as some interpretations of the evidence suggest. And, like, putting BIG METAL CLIPS and STRANDS OF BEADS right across the breasts … kind of draws the eyes right there.

beatsandblades considering that you just posted something Viking related - thought you might be interested in this.

Oh my god, I LOVE THIS.

It also should be noted that they had tweezers and ladies used them to shape their eyebrows and keep their faces neat. It should also be noted that they had the most civilized laws toward women pre christian era in europe. Women were allowed to fight, allowed to inherit or acquire wealth, allowed to have bastard children or be raped without it being a mark against their honor and virtue. In fact, if the family of a raped woman wanted justice, they were free to kill the rapist under the law. Women were also free to divorce their husbands.  

Viking men also composed POETRY as a sign of their virility and reciting poetry to a woman without her father’s permission was considered unseemly, because that was part of courtship and the young man had to take care that he wasn’t challenged or killed for doing so.

the whole “poetry is for nancypants” thing is fairly recent, historically.

A Linguist On the Story of Gendered Pronouns

gqid:

Great piece on gendered pronouns in English, including more support for singular they and interesting historical information.

camilashares:

nprcodeswitch:

From Foreign Garb To Fashion Fad, Pajamas Have Traveled Far

Pajamas have been challenging American sartorial sensibilities for a century in the softest, warmest, most cozy way possible — Pajama Boy was just the latest victim. Are they nightwear or daywear? Menswear or women’s? A threatening foreign invention, or all-American garb?
In the 19th century, British colonials encountered the “piejamah,” a common garment in India and Iran. It’s a transliteration of a word shared by Urdu, Hindi and Persian that means “leg garment.”
The loose set of trousers, tied at the waist, was comfortable in hot weather and worn as daywear by both men and women. (It’s still worn in South Asia today, with kurta and kurti tops.)

Read more on NPR’s Code Switch.

True story: I was in pajamas while I wrote this piece about pajamas.
And that’s TOTALLY LEGITIMATE, because PJs didn’t used to be only nighttime wear!

I’m not saying I researched this piece just to justify my PJ-wearing habits, but it might have been a factor.

camilashares:

nprcodeswitch:

From Foreign Garb To Fashion Fad, Pajamas Have Traveled Far

Pajamas have been challenging American sartorial sensibilities for a century in the softest, warmest, most cozy way possible — Pajama Boy was just the latest victim. Are they nightwear or daywear? Menswear or women’s? A threatening foreign invention, or all-American garb?

In the 19th century, British colonials encountered the “piejamah,” a common garment in India and Iran. It’s a transliteration of a word shared by Urdu, Hindi and Persian that means “leg garment.”

The loose set of trousers, tied at the waist, was comfortable in hot weather and worn as daywear by both men and women. (It’s still worn in South Asia today, with kurta and kurti tops.)

Read more on NPR’s Code Switch.

True story: I was in pajamas while I wrote this piece about pajamas.

And that’s TOTALLY LEGITIMATE, because PJs didn’t used to be only nighttime wear!

I’m not saying I researched this piece just to justify my PJ-wearing habits, but it might have been a factor.

Women in Chicago being arrested for wearing one piece bathing suits, without the required leg coverings. 1922 (x) (x)
mehreenkasana:

Raymond Aron, 1969.


That blood will find a voice, blood is always heard in the end, no matter how hard some people try to sanitise their past.

mehreenkasana:

Raymond Aron, 1969.


That blood will find a voice, blood is always heard in the end, no matter how hard some people try to sanitise their past.

Manchester Photographic Tracing cover by archivesplus on Flickr.Via Flickr:
GB124.DPA.1389.4
Brochure advertising the Manchester Photographic and Tracing Corporation.  Prop H Entwistle.  Date unknown but certainly sometime between 1897 and 1903.

Manchester Photographic Tracing cover by archivesplus on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
GB124.DPA.1389.4
Brochure advertising the Manchester Photographic and Tracing Corporation. Prop H Entwistle. Date unknown but certainly sometime between 1897 and 1903.

warminvention:

shutthefuckupstraightpeople:

elderlylockpick:

robofillet:

roxinpunch:

electriczebras:

fabfemmeboy:

i-found-you-justine-time:

everythingcominguprainbowcats:

saynathespiffy:

picturesinhismind:

blacksheepboy-:

hopeboysisacheapthing:

did-you-kno:

Source

You SHOULD know this, because it is INCREDIBLY important and something that wasn’t acknowledged until very, VERY recently.
(I did a history project on this in Y9. We got to do something from the 20th century; everyone else did, like, Marilyn Monroe, and I read a translation of Moi, Pierre Seel, déporté homosexuel and then did my project on that. Cheerful, no, but important to know about, yes.)

whaaaaat, seriously?!

In 1950, East Germany abolished Nazi amendments to Paragraph 175, whereas West Germany kept them and even had them confirmed by its Constitutional Court.
Well, that’s horrifying.



Oh my god

Homosexual concentration camp prisoners were not acknowledged as victims of Nazi persecution.[7] Reparations and state pensions available to other groups were refused to gay men, who were still classified as criminals — the Nazi anti-gay law was not repealed until 1994, although both East and West Germany liberalized their criminallaws against adult homosexuality in the late 1960s.
“Gay Holocaust” survivors could be re-imprisoned for “repeat offences”, and were kept on the modern lists of “sex offenders”. Under the Allied Military Government of Germany, some homosexuals were forced to serve out their terms of imprisonment, regardless of the time spent in concentration camps. (X)

Also worth mentioning that homosexuals are still largely unacknowledged as victims of the Holocaust even within circles where they should know better.  For example, in the Holocaust Museum in DC and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, gay deaths are acknowledged only in passing and there is not a single picture of a “man of the pink triangle” - only of an empty ballroom that had once held a gay dance club.  When Yad Vashem was completely redone in 2005, gay groups pressed for inclusion alongside other non-Jewish groups such as the disabled, Roma, etc., and numerous senior-level officials and the Rabbinate condemned such requests for inclusion, with some going so far as to suggest that the homosexuals were German criminals and therefore did not belong in the same category as the Jews who had done nothing wrong.  When the memorial to gays in the Holocaust was unveiled in Berlin four years ago, senior members of Yad Vashem condemned it and, in particular, its proximity to the memorial for Jewish victims of the Shoah.

this planet shouldn’t be allowed to exist any longer

This is important. Of all the WWII history I learned in school, this was never once mentioned.

Oh my GOD.

And now my soul is bleeding.

Re-blogging again because when I was being taught the history of Nazi Germany, THIS WAS NEVER EVER EVER MENTIONED. NOT ONCE. 

reblog reblog reblog reblog for the TOTAL fuckery!

warminvention:

shutthefuckupstraightpeople:

elderlylockpick:

robofillet:

roxinpunch:

electriczebras:

fabfemmeboy:

i-found-you-justine-time:

everythingcominguprainbowcats:

saynathespiffy:

picturesinhismind:

blacksheepboy-:

hopeboysisacheapthing:

did-you-kno:

Source

You SHOULD know this, because it is INCREDIBLY important and something that wasn’t acknowledged until very, VERY recently.

(I did a history project on this in Y9. We got to do something from the 20th century; everyone else did, like, Marilyn Monroe, and I read a translation of Moi, Pierre Seel, déporté homosexuel and then did my project on that. Cheerful, no, but important to know about, yes.)

whaaaaat, seriously?!

In 1950, East Germany abolished Nazi amendments to Paragraph 175, whereas West Germany kept them and even had them confirmed by its Constitutional Court.

Well, that’s horrifying.

Oh my god

Homosexual concentration camp prisoners were not acknowledged as victims of Nazi persecution.[7] Reparations and state pensions available to other groups were refused to gay men, who were still classified as criminals — the Nazi anti-gay law was not repealed until 1994, although both East and West Germany liberalized their criminallaws against adult homosexuality in the late 1960s.

“Gay Holocaust” survivors could be re-imprisoned for “repeat offences”, and were kept on the modern lists of “sex offenders”. Under the Allied Military Government of Germany, some homosexuals were forced to serve out their terms of imprisonment, regardless of the time spent in concentration camps. (X)

Also worth mentioning that homosexuals are still largely unacknowledged as victims of the Holocaust even within circles where they should know better.  For example, in the Holocaust Museum in DC and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, gay deaths are acknowledged only in passing and there is not a single picture of a “man of the pink triangle” - only of an empty ballroom that had once held a gay dance club.  When Yad Vashem was completely redone in 2005, gay groups pressed for inclusion alongside other non-Jewish groups such as the disabled, Roma, etc., and numerous senior-level officials and the Rabbinate condemned such requests for inclusion, with some going so far as to suggest that the homosexuals were German criminals and therefore did not belong in the same category as the Jews who had done nothing wrong.  When the memorial to gays in the Holocaust was unveiled in Berlin four years ago, senior members of Yad Vashem condemned it and, in particular, its proximity to the memorial for Jewish victims of the Shoah.

this planet shouldn’t be allowed to exist any longer

This is important. Of all the WWII history I learned in school, this was never once mentioned.

Oh my GOD.

And now my soul is bleeding.

Re-blogging again because when I was being taught the history of Nazi Germany, THIS WAS NEVER EVER EVER MENTIONED. NOT ONCE. 

reblog reblog reblog reblog for the TOTAL fuckery!

excusemypassion:

queennubian:

notesonascandal:

black-silk:

Vintage photography of people of color.

Do you see that afro?? YES!! 

SHE IS WORRRRRRRRRRRRKIN!!!

that hair look like my hair too

I can’t wait to have a three foot afro

spacewatching:

Melba Roy heads the group of NASA mathematicians, known as “computers,” who track the Echo satellites. Roy’s computations help produce the orbital element timetables by which millions can view the satellite from Earth as it passes overhead.
[In the days when computers wore skirts - ed]

spacewatching:

Melba Roy heads the group of NASA mathematicians, known as “computers,” who track the Echo satellites. Roy’s computations help produce the orbital element timetables by which millions can view the satellite from Earth as it passes overhead.

[In the days when computers wore skirts - ed]

In Honor of Alan Turing: A message from the sponsor - Linux Magazine Online

Today I wrote an essay on Alan Turing and the 100th anniversary of his birthday.

I have made no bones about the fact that Alan Turing is a hero to me. I have had several heroes, among them:

  • Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
  • Abraham Lincoln (not just because he freed the slaves, but because he was one of the greatest humans of all time)
  •  Hedy Lamarr
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Samuel “Mark Twain” Clemens

and many more people that I “respect”, although they do not quite reach “hero” status with me.

Many of those people are still alive, and to mention them here would surely embarrass them, since they tend to be modest people.

Alan Turing, however, is different.

  • He did so much for the industry with which that I have spent the last 42 years of my life.
  • His brilliance helped defend the world against an unspeakable evil that engulfed whole nations, and turned Christian men and women against others seen as different from themselves.
  •  His country (and his world) hated him so much that they chemically castrated him, insulted him, and deprived him of the one thing he lived for, his work.

You can try to sugar-coat the events by saying “it was the law of the time”, but “the time” was not that long ago, and in some places “that time” still exists.

And why this effects me is that I too, am homosexual.