The original story of the little mermaid is that she must kill the prince in order to be human, and in the end, she loves him too much and kills herself instead.

Ok, ok - important expansion: she only has to kill the Prince because the deal was if he fell in love with her she could be human forever, and he didn’t. By which I mean, he was a good person and genuinely nice to her, but he didn’t fall in love. He fell in love with someone else, also perfectly nice - not the seawitch in disguise, fu Disney. The Mermaid is told she can only return to the sea now if she kills the Prince. She goes into the room where he and his lover lie sleeping and they look so beautiful and happy together that she can’t do it.

That’s why she kills herself. And because it was a noble act she returns to sea as foam.

One moral of the story was that women shouldn’t fundamentally change who they are for love of a man, and in theory Han Christian Anderson wrote it for a ballerina with whom he fell in love. She was marrying someone else who wouldn’t let her dance.

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  • dudes: "all men watch porn just get used to it"
  • dudes: "men just have stronger sex drives than women, its just biology"
  • dudes: "we can't help objectifying women, its in our dna"
  • feminists: "rape happens a lot in our society and most are perpetrated by men, towards women, and i can't tell the difference between safe men and dangerous men just by looking so i tend to be wary of men sometimes"
  • dudes: "NOW WAIT JUST A FUCKIN SECOND HOW CAN YOU GENERALIZE ALL MEN THATS SO UNFAIR"

beenkillingshit:

Moroccan sink.

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juliayusupov:

skyline mirrored

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The Flowing Hair ‘52 by Matisse

The Acrobat c. ‘30 by Picasso

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rubyetc:

reeeeeee @ruaaana on instagram just got this monsterlette tattoo

captainlucifer:

in the hallway today there was a hispanic girl making white people jokes and these two white guys actually fucking said “that’s racist. what if we were saying stuff like that about mexican people?”

and she just gave them this dry look and said “i’m puerto rican.”

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confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

While Otis is not a cat, he sure has the ethos of one!

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth

erdalinci:

Sliding, Tophane , Istanbul 2013

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theparisreview:

“How did such a prosaic diarist produce Wuthering Heights not even two years later?”

Emily Brontë’s boring birthday letters.