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Apparently, Chris Evans, and Fuck You: Jennifer Medina @jenniferjmedina Yup, looks about what was expected. Steven Pruitt has made nearly 3 million edits on Wikipedia and writtern 35,000 original articles all for free. CBSNEWS.COM Meet the man behind a third of what's on Wikipedia George @geochirper this tweet is fucking horrible this man is literally providing the world with free knowledge and you think criticising his appearance is funny? Fuck you lesbiansandpuns: naamahdarling: infowarts: infowarts: wormbabie: concretecatholic: celticpyro: positive-memes: People should thank this man Sorry Jennifer not everybody can look like Chris Evans while doing a huge service to the general public. Anyway this guy is amazing. Did you see the video? He has such a glowing personality and his eagerness to share knowledge is infectious. some people will take any chance they can to dehumanize fat people theres also been a motion to write more articles about women because the gap in articles about men vs articles about women is astronomically huge, and he’s written hundreds or thousands of them and is a huge proponent of this. he’s done a lot of great work and he spends countless hours a day researching things so that we have access to that knowledge. he’s a hero. he doesnt do it for money either, tho apparently his regular job also involves research. but he does this purely because he believes in how important it is for information to be free. he’s done 600 articles on women as a part of this push for more He looks like a nice guy and I know people like to sneer at it but Wikipedia is a good, ACCESSIBLE starting point for learning about things, so like, haters can fuck all the way off. “How much money do you make from this?”“None.” “So why do you do it?” “The idea of it, making it all free, fascinates me. My mother grew up in the Soviet Union. So I’m very conscious of what it can mean to make knowledge free. To make information free.”  how can you hear that and think anything other than that this is a brilliant, kind, generous man
Apparently, Chris Evans, and Fuck You: Jennifer Medina
 @jenniferjmedina
 Yup, looks about what was expected.
 Steven Pruitt has made nearly 3 million edits on Wikipedia and writtern
 35,000 original articles all for free.
 CBSNEWS.COM
 Meet the man behind a third of what's on Wikipedia
 George
 @geochirper
 this tweet is fucking horrible this man is
 literally providing the world with free
 knowledge and you think criticising his
 appearance is funny? Fuck you
lesbiansandpuns:

naamahdarling:

infowarts:

infowarts:

wormbabie:

concretecatholic:

celticpyro:


positive-memes:
People should thank this man
Sorry Jennifer not everybody can look like Chris Evans while doing a huge service to the general public. 
Anyway this guy is amazing.


Did you see the video? He has such a glowing personality and his eagerness to share knowledge is infectious. 


some people will take any chance they can to dehumanize fat people  

theres also been a motion to write more articles about women because the gap in articles about men vs articles about women is astronomically huge, and he’s written hundreds or thousands of them and is a huge proponent of this. he’s done a lot of great work and he spends countless hours a day researching things so that we have access to that knowledge. he’s a hero. he doesnt do it for money either, tho apparently his regular job also involves research. but he does this purely because he believes in how important it is for information to be free. 

he’s done 600 articles on women as a part of this push for more

He looks like a nice guy and I know people like to sneer at it but Wikipedia is a good, ACCESSIBLE starting point for learning about things, so like, haters can fuck all the way off.

“How much money do you make from this?”“None.”
“So why do you do it?”
“The idea of it, making it all free, fascinates me. My mother grew up in the Soviet Union. So I’m very conscious of what it can mean to make knowledge free. To make information free.” 
how can you hear that and think anything other than that this is a brilliant, kind, generous man

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Af, America, and Apparently: Game Of Thrones's Natalie Dormer: men are as objectified as women on TV actor has joined the debate genders are judged equally on looks about objectification in TVand L4 butterflyinthewell: shipperwolf1: brunhiddensmusings: fierceawakening: guyveranimefan87: eric-coldfire: eldritchgentleman: cruxofargon: the-critical-feminist: cishetwhiteoppressor: Finally, a sane celebrity who doesn’t bend the knee to feminist bullshit. Source My god I love her. I know people are gonna get salty af about this but by God she’s RIGHT. When Brad Pitt did Fight Club, he was cutting weight for every single scene to maintain his physique at 155. I’ve you’ve ever cut weight, you know how horrible that must have been. He did it because they needed a “look”. Changing Tatum said his Magic Mike body doesn’t last for more than five days. He starved down and dehydrated his already fit physique for a “look”. The male soldiers on Spartacus: Blood and Sand were eating pretty much chicken and veggies for every meal to maintain a “look”. Why is this such a big deal? Because all these characters are considered physical goals for men. These are actual unobtainable physical standards for men. Male body image issues get swept under the rug so often that some people don’t even think they exist. You want proof? Just check out that scene in Captain America: First Avenger where Cap just transformed into that beautiful beefcake of a man. Agent Carter’s actress just HAD to touch them muscles, it was completely unscripted. Chris Evans had to wear shirts so small they physically hurt, and he dislocated a shoulder during the helicopter scene in Civil War. But who cares, girls got to wet their panties watching Captain America flex. If we are talking about unrealistic physical standards of male fitness given to us by movies, I would like to mention Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman here. Yeah, he is ripped, isn’t he? Well, it is true, but to get that kind of definition, he went through 36 hour period of dehydration, which caused him to temporarily lose 10 pounds of “water weight”.  Thus during the fight scene he was filming, he was a hair breadth from blacking out whole time, just to look unrealistically muscular. As he said during interview with Steven Colbert, “If You go three days without water, You will die. Then, when You are halfway there they shout ‘Roll it!” It’s the same with professional bodybuilders who get into periods of extreme fasting and dehydration to lower their fat-to-muscle ratio to inhuman levels, all in hopes of making their muscle definition a bit better. According to experts, healthy body fat percentage for a healthy male ranges from 8% to 20%, depending on height, lifestyle and numerous other variables.  Fitness model and professional bodybuilder Helmut Strebl also known as “World’s Most Shredded Man” as he supposedly managed to get his body fat percentage below 5%… … But only when he partakes in competitions, since it is not humanly possible to live with such low fat percentage of one’s body for longer periods of time. I mean, yeah, he keeps a draconian training regime, as well as a very strict diet even off-season, but looks much more human then… There are documented cases of incredibly fit and muscular bodybuilders fainting on the stage in the middle of their flexing routines, as well as several who outright died, because of cardiac arrest caused by their blood becoming too thick, due to long dehydration… And let’s not forget about Muscle Dysmorphia, colloquially known as “Megarexia” or “Bigarexia”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_dysmorphia Yeah, it’s a thing, but it’s barely talked about, since it’s apparently not manly to admit to having problems like that, which also creates problems with researching this particular disorder… So… Thanks Hollywood? I had no idea that most people who looked like this are dehydrated until I read posts like this. dehydrated to the point theyre about a day away from actual organ failureokay so chris hemsworth is a absolute god of a man, but hollywood says ‘thats not good enough’ and for the thor movie he has to spend several days having the juice squeezed from his body untill he looses about a gallon of whats supposed to be him so that he can do 2 days of shooting scenes without his shirt, after which he has to have recovery time before he is hospitalized because i am not joking about ‘one day away from organ failure’thats the benchmark- look at chris hemsworth and process that he is told he isnt suitable for a shirtless scene without prepping for three days and nearly fainting real feminism acknowledges the unhealthy standards that men are held to. radfems brush them off as non-existent guys, feminism is for you, too. it’s for all of us. I would hate to think of what Dave Bautista had to go through since he was shirtless the entire time as Drax. All that makeup plus dieting….yikes! Also, let’s not forget that men can get eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia too.
Af, America, and Apparently: Game Of Thrones's Natalie Dormer: men
 are as objectified as women on TV
 actor has joined the debate
 genders are judged equally on looks
 about objectification in TVand
 L4
butterflyinthewell:

shipperwolf1:

brunhiddensmusings:

fierceawakening:

guyveranimefan87:

eric-coldfire:

eldritchgentleman:

cruxofargon:

the-critical-feminist:

cishetwhiteoppressor:

Finally, a sane celebrity who doesn’t bend the knee to feminist bullshit.
Source

My god I love her.

I know people are gonna get salty af about this but by God she’s RIGHT.
When Brad Pitt did Fight Club, he was cutting weight for every single scene to maintain his physique at 155. I’ve you’ve ever cut weight, you know how horrible that must have been. He did it because they needed a “look”. 
Changing Tatum said his Magic Mike body doesn’t last for more than five days. He starved down and dehydrated his already fit physique for a “look”.
The male soldiers on Spartacus: Blood and Sand were eating pretty much chicken and veggies for every meal to maintain a “look”. 
Why is this such a big deal? Because all these characters are considered physical goals for men. These are actual unobtainable physical standards for men. Male body image issues get swept under the rug so often that some people don’t even think they exist.

You want proof? Just check out that scene in Captain America: First Avenger where Cap just transformed into that beautiful beefcake of a man. Agent Carter’s actress just HAD to touch them muscles, it was completely unscripted. 

Chris Evans had to wear shirts so small they physically hurt, and he dislocated a shoulder during the helicopter scene in Civil War. But who cares, girls got to wet their panties watching Captain America flex.

If we are talking about unrealistic physical standards of male fitness given to us by movies, I would like to mention Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman here.
Yeah, he is ripped, isn’t he?
Well, it is true, but to get that kind of definition, he went through 36 hour period of dehydration, which caused him to temporarily lose 10 pounds of “water weight”. 
Thus during the fight scene he was filming, he was a hair breadth from blacking out whole time, just to look unrealistically muscular.
As he said during interview with Steven Colbert, “If You go three days without water, You will die. Then, when You are halfway there they shout ‘Roll it!”
It’s the same with professional bodybuilders who get into periods of extreme fasting and dehydration to lower their fat-to-muscle ratio to inhuman levels, all in hopes of making their muscle definition a bit better.
According to experts, healthy body fat percentage for a healthy male ranges from 8% to 20%, depending on height, lifestyle and numerous other variables. 
Fitness model and professional bodybuilder Helmut Strebl also known as “World’s Most Shredded Man” as he supposedly managed to get his body fat percentage below 5%…
… But only when he partakes in competitions, since it is not humanly possible to live with such low fat percentage of one’s body for longer periods of time.
I mean, yeah, he keeps a draconian training regime, as well as a very strict diet even off-season, but looks much more human then…
There are documented cases of incredibly fit and muscular bodybuilders fainting on the stage in the middle of their flexing routines, as well as several who outright died, because of cardiac arrest caused by their blood becoming too thick, due to long dehydration…
And let’s not forget about Muscle Dysmorphia, colloquially known as “Megarexia” or “Bigarexia”.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_dysmorphia
Yeah, it’s a thing, but it’s barely talked about, since it’s apparently not manly to admit to having problems like that, which also creates problems with researching this particular disorder…
So… Thanks Hollywood?


I had no idea that most people who looked like this are dehydrated until I read posts like this.

dehydrated to the point theyre about a day away from actual organ failureokay so chris hemsworth is a absolute god of a man, but hollywood says ‘thats not good enough’ and for the thor movie he has to spend several days having the juice squeezed from his body untill he looses about a gallon of whats supposed to be him so that he can do 2 days of shooting scenes without his shirt, after which he has to have recovery time before he is hospitalized because i am not joking about ‘one day away from organ failure’thats the benchmark- look at chris hemsworth and process that he is told he isnt suitable for a shirtless scene without prepping for three days and nearly fainting

real feminism acknowledges the unhealthy standards that men are held to. radfems brush them off as non-existent 
guys, feminism is for you, too. it’s for all of us.


I would hate to think of what Dave Bautista had to go through since he was shirtless the entire time as Drax. All that makeup plus dieting….yikes!
Also, let’s not forget that men can get eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia too.

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Apparently, Chris Evans, and Fuck You: Jennifer Medina @jenniferjmedina Yup, looks about what was expected. Steven Pruitt has made nearly 3 million edits on Wikipedia and writtern 35,000 original articles all for free. CBSNEWS.COM Meet the man behind a third of what's on Wikipedia George @geochirper this tweet is fucking horrible this man is literally providing the world with free knowledge and you think criticising his appearance is funny? Fuck you naamahdarling: infowarts: infowarts: wormbabie: concretecatholic: celticpyro: positive-memes: People should thank this man Sorry Jennifer not everybody can look like Chris Evans while doing a huge service to the general public. Anyway this guy is amazing. Did you see the video? He has such a glowing personality and his eagerness to share knowledge is infectious. some people will take any chance they can to dehumanize fat people theres also been a motion to write more articles about women because the gap in articles about men vs articles about women is astronomically huge, and he’s written hundreds or thousands of them and is a huge proponent of this. he’s done a lot of great work and he spends countless hours a day researching things so that we have access to that knowledge. he’s a hero. he doesnt do it for money either, tho apparently his regular job also involves research. but he does this purely because he believes in how important it is for information to be free. he’s done 600 articles on women as a part of this push for more He looks like a nice guy and I know people like to sneer at it but Wikipedia is a good, ACCESSIBLE starting point for learning about things, so like, haters can fuck all the way off.
Apparently, Chris Evans, and Fuck You: Jennifer Medina
 @jenniferjmedina
 Yup, looks about what was expected.
 Steven Pruitt has made nearly 3 million edits on Wikipedia and writtern
 35,000 original articles all for free.
 CBSNEWS.COM
 Meet the man behind a third of what's on Wikipedia
 George
 @geochirper
 this tweet is fucking horrible this man is
 literally providing the world with free
 knowledge and you think criticising his
 appearance is funny? Fuck you
naamahdarling:
infowarts:

infowarts:

wormbabie:

concretecatholic:

celticpyro:


positive-memes:
People should thank this man
Sorry Jennifer not everybody can look like Chris Evans while doing a huge service to the general public. 
Anyway this guy is amazing.


Did you see the video? He has such a glowing personality and his eagerness to share knowledge is infectious. 


some people will take any chance they can to dehumanize fat people  

theres also been a motion to write more articles about women because the gap in articles about men vs articles about women is astronomically huge, and he’s written hundreds or thousands of them and is a huge proponent of this. he’s done a lot of great work and he spends countless hours a day researching things so that we have access to that knowledge. he’s a hero. he doesnt do it for money either, tho apparently his regular job also involves research. but he does this purely because he believes in how important it is for information to be free. 

he’s done 600 articles on women as a part of this push for more

He looks like a nice guy and I know people like to sneer at it but Wikipedia is a good, ACCESSIBLE starting point for learning about things, so like, haters can fuck all the way off.

naamahdarling: infowarts: infowarts: wormbabie: concretecatholic: celticpyro: positive-memes: People should thank this man Sorry Jenni...

Apparently, Chris Evans, and Fuck You: Jennifer Medina @jenniferjmedina Yup, looks about what was expected. Steven Pruitt has made nearly 3 million edits on Wikipedia and writtern 35,000 original articles all for free. CBSNEWS.COM Meet the man behind a third of what's on Wikipedia George @geochirper this tweet is fucking horrible this man is literally providing the world with free knowledge and you think criticising his appearance is funny? Fuck you naamahdarling: infowarts: infowarts: wormbabie: concretecatholic: celticpyro: positive-memes: People should thank this man Sorry Jennifer not everybody can look like Chris Evans while doing a huge service to the general public. Anyway this guy is amazing. Did you see the video? He has such a glowing personality and his eagerness to share knowledge is infectious. some people will take any chance they can to dehumanize fat people theres also been a motion to write more articles about women because the gap in articles about men vs articles about women is astronomically huge, and he’s written hundreds or thousands of them and is a huge proponent of this. he’s done a lot of great work and he spends countless hours a day researching things so that we have access to that knowledge. he’s a hero. he doesnt do it for money either, tho apparently his regular job also involves research. but he does this purely because he believes in how important it is for information to be free. he’s done 600 articles on women as a part of this push for more He looks like a nice guy and I know people like to sneer at it but Wikipedia is a good, ACCESSIBLE starting point for learning about things, so like, haters can fuck all the way off.
Apparently, Chris Evans, and Fuck You: Jennifer Medina
 @jenniferjmedina
 Yup, looks about what was expected.
 Steven Pruitt has made nearly 3 million edits on Wikipedia and writtern
 35,000 original articles all for free.
 CBSNEWS.COM
 Meet the man behind a third of what's on Wikipedia
 George
 @geochirper
 this tweet is fucking horrible this man is
 literally providing the world with free
 knowledge and you think criticising his
 appearance is funny? Fuck you
naamahdarling:
infowarts:

infowarts:

wormbabie:

concretecatholic:

celticpyro:


positive-memes:
People should thank this man
Sorry Jennifer not everybody can look like Chris Evans while doing a huge service to the general public. 
Anyway this guy is amazing.


Did you see the video? He has such a glowing personality and his eagerness to share knowledge is infectious. 


some people will take any chance they can to dehumanize fat people  

theres also been a motion to write more articles about women because the gap in articles about men vs articles about women is astronomically huge, and he’s written hundreds or thousands of them and is a huge proponent of this. he’s done a lot of great work and he spends countless hours a day researching things so that we have access to that knowledge. he’s a hero. he doesnt do it for money either, tho apparently his regular job also involves research. but he does this purely because he believes in how important it is for information to be free. 

he’s done 600 articles on women as a part of this push for more

He looks like a nice guy and I know people like to sneer at it but Wikipedia is a good, ACCESSIBLE starting point for learning about things, so like, haters can fuck all the way off.

naamahdarling: infowarts: infowarts: wormbabie: concretecatholic: celticpyro: positive-memes: People should thank this man Sorry Jenni...

Apparently, Chris Evans, and Fuck You: Jennifer Medina @jenniferjmedina Yup, looks about what was expected. Steven Pruitt has made nearly 3 million edits on Wikipedia and writtern 35,000 original articles all for free. CBSNEWS.COM Meet the man behind a third of what's on Wikipedia George @geochirper this tweet is fucking horrible this man is literally providing the world with free knowledge and you think criticising his appearance is funny? Fuck you naamahdarling: infowarts: infowarts: wormbabie: concretecatholic: celticpyro: positive-memes: People should thank this man Sorry Jennifer not everybody can look like Chris Evans while doing a huge service to the general public. Anyway this guy is amazing. Did you see the video? He has such a glowing personality and his eagerness to share knowledge is infectious. some people will take any chance they can to dehumanize fat people theres also been a motion to write more articles about women because the gap in articles about men vs articles about women is astronomically huge, and he’s written hundreds or thousands of them and is a huge proponent of this. he’s done a lot of great work and he spends countless hours a day researching things so that we have access to that knowledge. he’s a hero. he doesnt do it for money either, tho apparently his regular job also involves research. but he does this purely because he believes in how important it is for information to be free. he’s done 600 articles on women as a part of this push for more He looks like a nice guy and I know people like to sneer at it but Wikipedia is a good, ACCESSIBLE starting point for learning about things, so like, haters can fuck all the way off.
Apparently, Chris Evans, and Fuck You: Jennifer Medina
 @jenniferjmedina
 Yup, looks about what was expected.
 Steven Pruitt has made nearly 3 million edits on Wikipedia and writtern
 35,000 original articles all for free.
 CBSNEWS.COM
 Meet the man behind a third of what's on Wikipedia
 George
 @geochirper
 this tweet is fucking horrible this man is
 literally providing the world with free
 knowledge and you think criticising his
 appearance is funny? Fuck you
naamahdarling:
infowarts:

infowarts:

wormbabie:

concretecatholic:

celticpyro:


positive-memes:
People should thank this man
Sorry Jennifer not everybody can look like Chris Evans while doing a huge service to the general public. 
Anyway this guy is amazing.


Did you see the video? He has such a glowing personality and his eagerness to share knowledge is infectious. 


some people will take any chance they can to dehumanize fat people  

theres also been a motion to write more articles about women because the gap in articles about men vs articles about women is astronomically huge, and he’s written hundreds or thousands of them and is a huge proponent of this. he’s done a lot of great work and he spends countless hours a day researching things so that we have access to that knowledge. he’s a hero. he doesnt do it for money either, tho apparently his regular job also involves research. but he does this purely because he believes in how important it is for information to be free. 

he’s done 600 articles on women as a part of this push for more

He looks like a nice guy and I know people like to sneer at it but Wikipedia is a good, ACCESSIBLE starting point for learning about things, so like, haters can fuck all the way off.

naamahdarling: infowarts: infowarts: wormbabie: concretecatholic: celticpyro: positive-memes: People should thank this man Sorry Jenni...

Af, America, and Apparently: Game Of Thrones's Natalie Dormer: men are as objectified as women on TV actor has joined the debate genders are judged equally on looks about objectification in TVand L4 shipperwolf1: brunhiddensmusings: fierceawakening: guyveranimefan87: eric-coldfire: eldritchgentleman: cruxofargon: the-critical-feminist: cishetwhiteoppressor: Finally, a sane celebrity who doesn’t bend the knee to feminist bullshit. Source My god I love her. I know people are gonna get salty af about this but by God she’s RIGHT. When Brad Pitt did Fight Club, he was cutting weight for every single scene to maintain his physique at 155. I’ve you’ve ever cut weight, you know how horrible that must have been. He did it because they needed a “look”. Changing Tatum said his Magic Mike body doesn’t last for more than five days. He starved down and dehydrated his already fit physique for a “look”. The male soldiers on Spartacus: Blood and Sand were eating pretty much chicken and veggies for every meal to maintain a “look”. Why is this such a big deal? Because all these characters are considered physical goals for men. These are actual unobtainable physical standards for men. Male body image issues get swept under the rug so often that some people don’t even think they exist. You want proof? Just check out that scene in Captain America: First Avenger where Cap just transformed into that beautiful beefcake of a man. Agent Carter’s actress just HAD to touch them muscles, it was completely unscripted. Chris Evans had to wear shirts so small they physically hurt, and he dislocated a shoulder during the helicopter scene in Civil War. But who cares, girls got to wet their panties watching Captain America flex. If we are talking about unrealistic physical standards of male fitness given to us by movies, I would like to mention Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman here. Yeah, he is ripped, isn’t he? Well, it is true, but to get that kind of definition, he went through 36 hour period of dehydration, which caused him to temporarily lose 10 pounds of “water weight”.  Thus during the fight scene he was filming, he was a hair breadth from blacking out whole time, just to look unrealistically muscular. As he said during interview with Steven Colbert, “If You go three days without water, You will die. Then, when You are halfway there they shout ‘Roll it!” It’s the same with professional bodybuilders who get into periods of extreme fasting and dehydration to lower their fat-to-muscle ratio to inhuman levels, all in hopes of making their muscle definition a bit better. According to experts, healthy body fat percentage for a healthy male ranges from 8% to 20%, depending on height, lifestyle and numerous other variables.  Fitness model and professional bodybuilder Helmut Strebl also known as “World’s Most Shredded Man” as he supposedly managed to get his body fat percentage below 5%… … But only when he partakes in competitions, since it is not humanly possible to live with such low fat percentage of one’s body for longer periods of time. I mean, yeah, he keeps a draconian training regime, as well as a very strict diet even off-season, but looks much more human then… There are documented cases of incredibly fit and muscular bodybuilders fainting on the stage in the middle of their flexing routines, as well as several who outright died, because of cardiac arrest caused by their blood becoming too thick, due to long dehydration… And let’s not forget about Muscle Dysmorphia, colloquially known as “Megarexia” or “Bigarexia”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_dysmorphia Yeah, it’s a thing, but it’s barely talked about, since it’s apparently not manly to admit to having problems like that, which also creates problems with researching this particular disorder… So… Thanks Hollywood? I had no idea that most people who looked like this are dehydrated until I read posts like this. dehydrated to the point theyre about a day away from actual organ failureokay so chris hemsworth is a absolute god of a man, but hollywood says ‘thats not good enough’ and for the thor movie he has to spend several days having the juice squeezed from his body untill he looses about a gallon of whats supposed to be him so that he can do 2 days of shooting scenes without his shirt, after which he has to have recovery time before he is hospitalized because i am not joking about ‘one day away from organ failure’thats the benchmark- look at chris hemsworth and process that he is told he isnt suitable for a shirtless scene without prepping for three days and nearly fainting real feminism acknowledges the unhealthy standards that men are held to. radfems brush them off as non-existent guys, feminism is for you, too. it’s for all of us.
Af, America, and Apparently: Game Of Thrones's Natalie Dormer: men
 are as objectified as women on TV
 actor has joined the debate
 genders are judged equally on looks
 about objectification in TVand
 L4
shipperwolf1:
brunhiddensmusings:

fierceawakening:

guyveranimefan87:

eric-coldfire:

eldritchgentleman:

cruxofargon:

the-critical-feminist:

cishetwhiteoppressor:

Finally, a sane celebrity who doesn’t bend the knee to feminist bullshit.
Source

My god I love her.

I know people are gonna get salty af about this but by God she’s RIGHT.
When Brad Pitt did Fight Club, he was cutting weight for every single scene to maintain his physique at 155. I’ve you’ve ever cut weight, you know how horrible that must have been. He did it because they needed a “look”. 
Changing Tatum said his Magic Mike body doesn’t last for more than five days. He starved down and dehydrated his already fit physique for a “look”.
The male soldiers on Spartacus: Blood and Sand were eating pretty much chicken and veggies for every meal to maintain a “look”. 
Why is this such a big deal? Because all these characters are considered physical goals for men. These are actual unobtainable physical standards for men. Male body image issues get swept under the rug so often that some people don’t even think they exist.

You want proof? Just check out that scene in Captain America: First Avenger where Cap just transformed into that beautiful beefcake of a man. Agent Carter’s actress just HAD to touch them muscles, it was completely unscripted. 

Chris Evans had to wear shirts so small they physically hurt, and he dislocated a shoulder during the helicopter scene in Civil War. But who cares, girls got to wet their panties watching Captain America flex.

If we are talking about unrealistic physical standards of male fitness given to us by movies, I would like to mention Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman here.
Yeah, he is ripped, isn’t he?
Well, it is true, but to get that kind of definition, he went through 36 hour period of dehydration, which caused him to temporarily lose 10 pounds of “water weight”. 
Thus during the fight scene he was filming, he was a hair breadth from blacking out whole time, just to look unrealistically muscular.
As he said during interview with Steven Colbert, “If You go three days without water, You will die. Then, when You are halfway there they shout ‘Roll it!”
It’s the same with professional bodybuilders who get into periods of extreme fasting and dehydration to lower their fat-to-muscle ratio to inhuman levels, all in hopes of making their muscle definition a bit better.
According to experts, healthy body fat percentage for a healthy male ranges from 8% to 20%, depending on height, lifestyle and numerous other variables. 
Fitness model and professional bodybuilder Helmut Strebl also known as “World’s Most Shredded Man” as he supposedly managed to get his body fat percentage below 5%…
… But only when he partakes in competitions, since it is not humanly possible to live with such low fat percentage of one’s body for longer periods of time.
I mean, yeah, he keeps a draconian training regime, as well as a very strict diet even off-season, but looks much more human then…
There are documented cases of incredibly fit and muscular bodybuilders fainting on the stage in the middle of their flexing routines, as well as several who outright died, because of cardiac arrest caused by their blood becoming too thick, due to long dehydration…
And let’s not forget about Muscle Dysmorphia, colloquially known as “Megarexia” or “Bigarexia”.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_dysmorphia
Yeah, it’s a thing, but it’s barely talked about, since it’s apparently not manly to admit to having problems like that, which also creates problems with researching this particular disorder…
So… Thanks Hollywood?


I had no idea that most people who looked like this are dehydrated until I read posts like this.

dehydrated to the point theyre about a day away from actual organ failureokay so chris hemsworth is a absolute god of a man, but hollywood says ‘thats not good enough’ and for the thor movie he has to spend several days having the juice squeezed from his body untill he looses about a gallon of whats supposed to be him so that he can do 2 days of shooting scenes without his shirt, after which he has to have recovery time before he is hospitalized because i am not joking about ‘one day away from organ failure’thats the benchmark- look at chris hemsworth and process that he is told he isnt suitable for a shirtless scene without prepping for three days and nearly fainting

real feminism acknowledges the unhealthy standards that men are held to. radfems brush them off as non-existent 
guys, feminism is for you, too. it’s for all of us.

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Doctor, Drinking, and Google: Sprint LTE
 8:17 PM
 * 31%(10
 Home (3)
 Active now
 This might seem
 Hey
 totally random but I'm curious.
 What do you know about Pure
 Therapeutic Ketones and ketosis?
 Hey! I am diabetic. Ketones is
 byproduct of your body burning
 through fat. Once the fat is gone it
 starts burning your protein. Which is
 what your muscles and organs are
 made of. People who do the keto diet
 have to replace what is lost by the
 diet. That's why it's so fatty and
 protein based. People who are on it
 for too long can have kidney, liver
 heart, lung, and muscle damage
 Ketosis is what a lot of diabetic die
 from
 I don't diet. I portion control and eat
 healthy.
 Carbs are necessary for proper
 bodily functions.
 As a nurse you should know that.

 Sprint LTE
 9:02 PM
 * 25% @ }
 Home (3)
 Active now
 Hey girl, you seem to be really
 knowledgeable about this which is
 really awesome! Let me connect
 you with my friend Christen. She's
 a nurse and she has been drinking
 ketones for a really long time! She
 would totally be able to answer
 any questions you have. Are you
 open to that?
 Do you know what diabetic
 ketoacidosis is? I do. And it's from
 ketones. I was in the icu and almost
 died from it. My body was shutting
 down and if my friend wouldn't have
 brought me to the Er I would have
 gone into cardiac arrest and died at
 home with no help. I'm not the
 person to sell that stuff to. I can pull
 up numerous articles that actually
 have real statistics and medical proof
 backing up what this fad diet does to
 the human body. Liver failure, kidney
 failure, blindness, amputations of
 extremities, heart failure, neuropathy,
 and much much more. No one wants
 people researching this information

 Sprint LTE
 9:02 PM
 * 25%
 KHome (3) ctive
 Do you know what diabetic
 ketoacidosis is? I do. And it's from
 ketones. I was in the icu and almost
 died from it. My body was shutting
 down and if my friend wouldn't have
 brought me to the Er I would have
 gone into cardiac arrest and died at
 home with no help. I'm not the
 person to sell that stuff to. I can pull
 up numerous articles that actually
 have real statistics and medical proof
 backing up what this fad diet does to
 the human body. Liver failure, kidney
 failure, blindness, amputations of
 extremities, heart failure, neuropathy,
 and much much more. No one wants
 people researching this information
 because they are capitalizing on
 permanent damage and death for
 their own financial gain. People
 blindly start these diets without
 researching them. It will take years
 off of the lives of a lot of people and
 that means less time with the ones
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 But thank you for trying.

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 Ketosis and ketoacidosis are two
 totally different things. We are
 actually born in ketosis and stay
 that way until we are introduced to
 a traditional American diet. I totally
 respect your opinion though
 They are not. Ask a doctor like I did.
 Google it actually. Ketones put your
 body into a state of ketoacidosis
 Which is exactly what causes all of
 that. Americans need to stop eating
 processed foods and eating healthy.
 Plus getting up and being active is
 important to a
 balanced and healthy lifestyle.
 Americans are fooled by what's
 advertised and what's easy. As a
 consumer, it is our responsibility to
 be educated.

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 9:21 PM
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 Americans are fooled by what's
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Being Alone, Animals, and Lgbt: this-tragic-affair Charities/organisations to avoid: PETA: They'd rather spend their money on publicity campaigns than on the animals in their care. PETA killed 73.8% of the animals in their care in 2015 (x) FCKH8: Is a for-profit company that exploits oppressed groups for money. They're also wildly uninformed, and spread misogyny, cissexism and bi/panphobia, as well as stealing their posts/designs (x) Autism Speaks: They spend most of their money on researching a way to eliminate autism, heighten the stigma against autism and don't have a single autistic person on their board (x) Please support other, better charities, and feel free to add any others you can think of to this paintedspectres Susan G. Komen for the Cure: CEO makes insane amounts of money, they deny a lot of requests for wigs/help with treatment/etc., and have attempted to sue other charities that use the color pink as part of their anti-breast cancer campaign. xx) prochoice-or-gtfo The Salvation Army: They promote the hatred of LGBT+ people, work with fundamentalist Christian groups to support conservative politics and rip off and exploit workers. (xxx) shitpost-senpai Wounded Warrior: They take money that should be spent on veterans and blow it on huge opulent parties for the company bigwigs. 26 million in 2014 alone wasted! x x) thefingerfuckingfemalefury Important reminder to NOT waste any money donating to these groups ayellowbirds Reblogging because of the added info about Wounded Warrior. arch4ngel A good way to know if a nonprofit you're donating to is allocating their money in the right way is to check out their Charity Navigator darkbookworm13 Signal boosting, the bell ringers are out in force, and this info is too important ayamccabre Depending on where you are, charity budgets may be public. There's a good chance you can find out exactly where the money is going fuck all these “charities”
Being Alone, Animals, and Lgbt: this-tragic-affair
 Charities/organisations to
 avoid:
 PETA: They'd rather spend their money on
 publicity campaigns than on the animals in their
 care. PETA killed 73.8% of the animals in their
 care in 2015 (x)
 FCKH8: Is a for-profit company that exploits
 oppressed groups for money. They're also
 wildly uninformed, and spread misogyny,
 cissexism and bi/panphobia, as well as stealing
 their posts/designs (x)
 Autism Speaks: They spend most of their
 money on researching a way to eliminate
 autism, heighten the stigma against autism and
 don't have a single autistic person on their
 board (x)
 Please support other, better charities, and feel
 free to add any others you can think of to this
 paintedspectres
 Susan G. Komen for the Cure: CEO makes
 insane amounts of money, they deny a lot of
 requests for wigs/help with treatment/etc., and
 have attempted to sue other charities that use
 the color pink as part of their anti-breast
 cancer campaign. xx)
 prochoice-or-gtfo
 The Salvation Army: They promote the hatred
 of LGBT+ people, work with fundamentalist
 Christian groups to support conservative
 politics and rip off and exploit workers. (xxx)
 shitpost-senpai
 Wounded Warrior: They take money that
 should be spent on veterans and blow it on
 huge opulent parties for the company bigwigs.
 26 million in 2014 alone wasted! x x)
 thefingerfuckingfemalefury
 Important reminder to NOT waste any money
 donating to these groups
 ayellowbirds
 Reblogging because of the added info about
 Wounded Warrior.
 arch4ngel
 A good way to know if a nonprofit you're
 donating to is allocating their money in the right
 way is to check out their Charity Navigator
 darkbookworm13
 Signal boosting, the bell ringers are out in
 force, and this info is too important
 ayamccabre
 Depending on where you are, charity budgets
 may be public. There's a good chance you can
 find out exactly where the money is going
fuck all these “charities”

fuck all these “charities”

Asian, College, and Crocs: andiamburdenedwithgloriousfeels Do you ever start bullshitting a paper, and then look over it halfway through and think, "...Wait a minute, I could be onto something here. imguiltyofthis this is the definition of college smurflewis Literally I was writing a paper on Asian salt water crocodiles, like a simple about them paper for a college class, and I started noticing some inconsistencies in the scientific papers I was sourcing and I accidentally discovered that the crocodile has been misdiagnosed as least concerned on the endangered species list when they should be classified as endangered and now my professor is having me write a formal report to the international Red List to have them reclassified and all I wanted to do was write this paper on an animal I thought was cool and now I'm considered an expert on this species.. waluwadjet this is how it works half of esteemed biologists trip and fall into their specialty while pursuing something else. one lecturer i just went to started as a biochemist researching antibiotics and discovered that crocodiles change colors based on environment and now he has 30+ crocs in his yard for research purposes and he's just lik.. wait... i'm a chemist..." Source: andiamburden. 575,821 notes True. I wrote a paper comparing and contrasting Girl Interrupted and Prozac Nation- thinking that I loved both but halfway through I realize I hate Prozac Nation and my professor loved it
Asian, College, and Crocs: andiamburdenedwithgloriousfeels
 Do you ever start bullshitting a paper, and then look over it halfway through and
 think, "...Wait a minute, I could be onto something here.
 imguiltyofthis
 this is the definition of college
 smurflewis
 Literally I was writing a paper on Asian salt water crocodiles, like a simple about
 them paper for a college class, and I started noticing some inconsistencies in the
 scientific papers I was sourcing and I accidentally discovered that the crocodile
 has been misdiagnosed as least concerned on the endangered species list
 when they should be classified as endangered and now my professor is having
 me write a formal report to the international Red List to have them reclassified
 and all I wanted to do was write this paper on an animal I thought was cool and
 now I'm considered an expert on this species..
 waluwadjet
 this is how it works half of esteemed biologists trip and fall into their specialty
 while pursuing something else. one lecturer i just went to started as a biochemist
 researching antibiotics and discovered that crocodiles change colors based on
 environment and now he has 30+ crocs in his yard for research purposes and
 he's just lik.. wait... i'm a chemist..."
 Source: andiamburden.
 575,821 notes
True. I wrote a paper comparing and contrasting Girl Interrupted and Prozac Nation- thinking that I loved both but halfway through I realize I hate Prozac Nation and my professor loved it

True. I wrote a paper comparing and contrasting Girl Interrupted and Prozac Nation- thinking that I loved both but halfway through I realize...

Apple, Bilbo, and Fall: Lexi Alexander @Lexiale:x I'm interrupting my break for one tweet only, so take a screenshot: I created the shitty men in media list. You don't need to doxx me, just head to my Instagram account, it's easy to find out where I hang out if you want to say hi. 1/10/18, 5:09 PM 282 Retweets 1,345 Likes iconuk01: fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors: fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors: Director Lexi Alexander outs herself as Shitty Men In Media List Creator The list first began circulating last fall not long after the New York Times published its exposé on Harvey Weinstein on October 5, the Shitty Men in Media list spotlighted men in Big Apple circles. Naming names, allegations on the list went from “inappropriate communication” to rape. In a tone of transparency, the list also noted that some of the details it contained were “rumors” and should be taken as such. The announcement came after revelations that writer Katie Roiphe had been researching the originator of the list for a piece planned for Harper’s March issue. The move was widely criticized with many writers and editors encouraging writers to pull their pieces from Harper’s in order to protest the piece and protect the name of the creator.   UPDATE: Lexi is not the originator of the piece but is one of many women claiming credit in order to protect the true identity of the originator.  The ”No, I’M Spartacus” approach? That’s a bold and risky move, and I offer all respect to the women involved.
Apple, Bilbo, and Fall: Lexi Alexander
 @Lexiale:x
 I'm interrupting my break for one tweet
 only, so take a screenshot: I created
 the shitty men in media list. You don't
 need to doxx me, just head to my
 Instagram account, it's easy to find out
 where I hang out if you want to say hi.
 1/10/18, 5:09 PM
 282 Retweets 1,345 Likes
iconuk01:
fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors:

fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors:

Director Lexi Alexander outs herself as Shitty Men In Media List Creator
The list first began circulating last fall not long after the New York Times published its exposé on Harvey Weinstein on October 5, the Shitty Men in Media list spotlighted men in Big Apple circles. Naming names, allegations on the list went from “inappropriate communication” to rape. In a tone of transparency, the list also noted that some of the details it contained were “rumors” and should be taken as such.
The announcement came after revelations that writer Katie Roiphe had been researching the originator of the list for a piece planned for Harper’s March issue. The move was widely criticized with many writers and editors encouraging writers to pull their pieces from Harper’s in order to protest the piece and protect the name of the creator.  

UPDATE: Lexi is not the originator of the piece but is one of many women claiming credit in order to protect the true identity of the originator. 

The ”No, I’M Spartacus” approach? 
That’s a bold and risky move, and I offer all respect to the women involved.

iconuk01: fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors: fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors: Director Lexi Alexander outs herself as Shitty Men In Media List Creator...

Future, Period, and Tumblr: C- Warmer than average over an arbitrary period of time that is a tiny fraction of the age of Earth. It has been warmer before permalink embed save report give goldreply -92 points 4 hours ago 6 points 4 hours ago How do you know? By what method did you come to obtain this information? Don't tell me it was the exact same scientists who also say the earth is getting warmer, although they're the only ones researching it. Did a little birdie tell you? permalink embed save parent report give gold reply 1 5-I 38 points 2 hours ago I know because I bother to educate myself on topics before spouting an opinion Did a little birdie tell you? Your ignorance is appalling, and made worse by your arrogance https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11647-climate-myths-its-been-far-warmer-in-the-past-whats-the-big-deal/ perma link embed save parent report give gold reply T E-I 33 points an hour ago You obviously did not read the article beyond the title. Next time try to actually educate yourself From your article: "The important question is what is causing the current, rapid warming? We cannot dismiss it as natural variation just because the planet has been warmer at various times in the past. Many studies suggest it can only be explained by taking into account human activity. Nor does the fact that it has been warmer in the past mean that future warming is nothing to worry about. The sea level has been tens of metres higher during past warm periods, enough to submerge most major cities around the world" <p><a href="http://memehumor.net/post/174003946028/this-guy-bothers-to-educate-himselfby-only" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This guy bothers to educate himself…by only reading the titles of articles</p></blockquote>
Future, Period, and Tumblr: C-
 Warmer than average over an arbitrary period of time that is a tiny fraction of the age of Earth. It has been warmer
 before
 permalink embed save report give goldreply
 -92 points 4 hours ago
 6 points 4 hours ago
 How do you know? By what method did you come to obtain this information? Don't tell me it was the exact same
 scientists who also say the earth is getting warmer, although they're the only ones researching it. Did a little birdie tell
 you?
 permalink embed save parent report give gold reply
 1 5-I
 38 points 2 hours ago
 I know because I bother to educate myself on topics before spouting an opinion
 Did a little birdie tell you?
 Your ignorance is appalling, and made worse by your arrogance
 https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11647-climate-myths-its-been-far-warmer-in-the-past-whats-the-big-deal/
 perma
 link embed save
 parent report give
 gold reply
 T E-I
 33 points an hour ago
 You obviously did not read the article beyond the title. Next time try to actually educate yourself
 From your article: "The important question is what is causing the current, rapid warming? We cannot dismiss it as
 natural variation just because the planet has been warmer at various times in the past. Many studies suggest it can
 only be explained by taking into account human activity. Nor does the fact that it has been warmer in the past mean
 that future warming is nothing to worry about. The sea level has been tens of metres higher during past warm
 periods, enough to submerge most major cities around the world"
<p><a href="http://memehumor.net/post/174003946028/this-guy-bothers-to-educate-himselfby-only" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>This guy bothers to educate himself…by only reading the titles of articles</p></blockquote>

memehumor: This guy bothers to educate himself…by only reading the titles of articles

Advice, Anaconda, and Asian: STEAMPUNK &other genres thewritingcaf <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nimblesnotebook.tumblr.com/post/61794170451">nimblesnotebook</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><em>Guide to Writing Steampunk</em></p> <p><strong>BASICS</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Punk Genres:</strong><span> </span><em>most common genres are in italics</em></p> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li> <em><strong>Atomicpunk</strong></em><span>: Optimistic retro science fiction based on the Space Age. Think <em>The Jetsons</em>.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Biopunk</strong></em><span>: </span><span>This genre is about altering genetics and DNA. These stories often take place in the near-future in which humans have been altered or in which human experimentation is common.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Candlepunk</strong><span>: Similar to clockpunk, but darker and with less technology.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Clockpunk</strong><span>: </span><span>Think Da Vinci’s inventions, but more advanced while. This genre follows the aesthetics and technology of Western civilization during the mid to late middle ages, though sometimes it’s set in the Victorian era.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Cyberpunk</strong></em><span>: Has advanced technology and often focuses on artificial intelligence and the cyber world. The setting is often near-future rather than far-future. Blade Runner is an example.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Dieselpunk</strong><span>: Based on aesthetics and technology between World War I and World War II, sometimes up until the Cold War.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Decopunk</strong><span>: Ranges from the aesthetics of the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Decopunk aesthetic is heavily based on modernism. Less gritty than dieselpunk.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Elfpunk</strong><span>: Basically urban fantasy, but with common high or epic fantasy creatures put in an urban setting rather than vampires and werewolves.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Nanopunk</strong><span>: Similar to biopunk, but biotechnology is less available and nanotechnology is common.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Sandalpunk</strong><span>: Set in ancient worlds, such as Rome, but with advanced technology.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Splatterpunk</strong><span>: Extremely graphic and contains a lot of gore.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Steampunk</strong></em><span>: This genre gets its name from the heavy steam-powered technology involved. Aesthetics are based on the Victorian and industrial eras of the Western world, though other cultural elements may be used.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Western Steampunk</strong><span>: Similar to steampunk, but with Western (as in Wild West) aesthetics and settings.</span> </li> </ul><span>So why are there so many sub genres? For starters, they help agents and publishers get an idea of what they’re in for if you’re going through the traditional publishing route. While bookstores usually just put these genres within science fiction or fantasy, you can still market your book through sub genres to reach a specific group of people who are looking for these genres.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>However, there are a lot of sub genres, most of which many have not heard of. If you’ve written one of these genres and intend to publish it, the best would be to put it under another name (with the exception of steampunk, cyberpunk, and biopunk). For example, if you have written a candlepunk story, you can propose it as fantasy, alternate historical fiction, or any other genre it may fit in. While atomicpunk is quite common, it’s not well known by that name. If you have written an atompunk story, the best way to market it would be to call it retro science fiction.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>But what’s the difference between punk genres and historical fiction? The technology is a big difference. It’s usually more advanced for the time it’s modeled after.</span> </div> <div><span> </span></div> <div><strong><span>TECHNOLOGY</span></strong></div> <blockquote> <div><span>The technology is one of the defining aspects of steampunk. It’s the basis for the world you’re writing in. For the typical steampunk story, technology will be (of course) steam powered.</span></div> <div><span> </span></div> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/a-guide-to-steampunk-gadgets-and-technology/">A Guide to Steampunk Gadgets and Technology</a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunk.wikia.com/wiki/Airship">Airship</a></li> <li><a href="http://pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-airships-submarines/">Steampunk Airships Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/classic/steampunk-blimp-pictures.htm#page=0">Steampunk Blimps</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/channel-steampunk/">Technology Steampunk Instructables</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jdh2812/steampunk-technology/">Steampunk Technology Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://people.howstuffworks.com/steampunk.htm">How Steampunk Works</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jouhaan/steampunk-gadgets/">Steampunk Gadgets</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/steampunk-gadgets">100 Functional Steampunk Gadgets</a></li> </ul></div> <div><strong><span>CHARACTERS &amp; FASHION</span></strong></div> <blockquote> <div>Another defining feature of steampunk is the aesthetics and the characters. Steampunk takes the latter part of the word (punk) to mean the opposition of the mainstream, though that’s not always necessary in your story.</div> <div></div> <div>Research jobs common in the Victorian age and add steam to it. Your characters will revolve around their setting and their clothing may be a part of that too.</div> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/10/steampunk-archetypes"><span>Steampunk Archetypes</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://art-and-sterf.tumblr.com/tagged/Steam%20punk"><span>Steampunk Clothing References</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunkscholar.blogspot.com/p/aesthetic-101.html"><span>Steampunk as Aesthetic</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-characters/?page=4"><span>Steampunk Character Inspiration</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/tag/steampunk-character-building/"><span>Steampunk Character Building</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://doctorfantastiques.com/2012/07/starting-out-steampunk-characters-personas-and-personalities-oh-my/"><span>Characters, Personalities, and Personas</span></a></li> </ul></div> <div><strong><span>READING</span></strong></div> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/618.Best_Steampunk_Books">Best Steampunk Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14814.Steampunk">Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3760.Best_Steampunk_and_Gaslight_Works">Best Steampunk and Gaslight</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14754.Favourite_Steampunk_Alt_History_Novels">Favorite Steampunk/Alt History</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24607.Best_Fantasy_Steampunk_Science_Fiction_BDSM">Best Fantasy, Steampunk, and Science Fiction BDSM</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24307.Oriental_Steampunk">Asian Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/39600.Buttkicking_Female_Steampunk">Buttkicking Female Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/40382.Best_Steam_Punk_YA_Books">Best Steampunk YA Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14836.Best_Unknown_Steampunk_">Best Unknown Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18197.Steampunk_Adventures">Steampunk Adventures</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10817.Gay_Steampunk">Gay Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14557.Best_vampire_steampunk_novel">Best Vampire Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/30669.Steam_Punk_Novels_and_Short_Storys">Steampunk Novels and Short Stories</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/487.Best_of_Cyberpunk">Best of Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/486.Best_cyberpunk_books">Best Cyberpunk Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14119.Books_With_Cyberpunk_Themes">Books with Cyberpunk Themes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/19921.Books_About_Video_Games_and_Virtual_Reality">Books About Video Games and Virtual Reality</a></li> </ul></div> <p><strong>MORE</strong></p> <ul><li><a href="http://keyboardsmashwriters.tumblr.com/post/48381026387/researching-steampunk">Researching Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://daily-steampunk.com/steampunk-blog/a-brief-introduction-to-steampunk/">A Brief Introduction to Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SteamPunk">Steampunk Tropes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/what-is-steampunk/">What is Steampunk?</a></li> <li><a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/SoYouWantTo/WriteASteampunkStory">So You Want to: Write a Steampunk Story</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/hunteremkay/writing-steampunk/">Steampunk Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunk.wonderhowto.com/inspiration/8-tips-and-tricks-every-steampunk-writer-should-know-0139158/">8 Tips and Tricks Every Steampunk Writer Should Know</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.richardharland.net/worldshaker/WS.steampunk/steampunkwritingtips.htm">Writing Steampunk Fiction Tips</a></li> <li><a href="http://dailyfig.figment.com/2012/06/07/kady-cross-steampunk-advice/">Kady Cross Shares her Secrets to Writing Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://carliemacullen.com/2011/12/06/the-automoton-writes-tips-for-successfully-creating-steampunk/">Tips for Successfully Creating Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunk.wikia.com/wiki/Steampunk_Wiki">Steampunk Wiki</a></li> <li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/writing-steampunk/">List of Writing Steampunk Resources</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/1249132-SteamPunk-A-List-of-Themes">Steampunk: a List of Themes</a></li> <li><a href="http://kathrineroid.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/writing-steampunk/">How to Write Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://thewritesisters.blogspot.com/2011/11/writing-steampunk.html">Writing Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewriterschallenge.com/2011/11/tips-for-writing-steampunk.html">Tips for Writing Steampunk</a></li> </ul><p><strong>CYBERPUNK</strong></p> <ul><li><a href="http://web.mit.edu/m-i-t/science_fiction/jenkins/jenkins_5.html">Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://theinternetcrashed.com/2011/02/technology-in-cyberpunk/">Technology in Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/technology.html">Cyberpunk Technology</a></li> <li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/history.html">History of Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/essentials.html">Cyberpunk Esstentials</a></li> <li><a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/what-happened-to-cyberpunk--2">What Happened to Cyberpunk?</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/scomick/cyberpunk-fashion/">Cyberpunk Fashion</a> (<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/stellotape/cyber-punk-fashion/">2</a>) (<a href="http://cyberfashion.tumblr.com/">3</a>) (<a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/fashion.html">4</a>)</li> <li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/attitude.html">Cyberpunk Attitude</a></li> </ul></blockquote>
Advice, Anaconda, and Asian: STEAMPUNK
 &other genres
 thewritingcaf
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nimblesnotebook.tumblr.com/post/61794170451">nimblesnotebook</a>:</p>
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<p><em>Guide to Writing Steampunk</em></p>
<p><strong>BASICS</strong></p>
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<p><strong>Punk Genres:</strong><span> </span><em>most common genres are in italics</em></p>
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<em><strong>Atomicpunk</strong></em><span>: Optimistic retro science fiction based on the Space Age. Think <em>The Jetsons</em>.</span>
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<em><strong>Biopunk</strong></em><span>: </span><span>This genre is about altering genetics and DNA. These stories often take place in the near-future in which humans have been altered or in which human experimentation is common.</span>
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<strong>Candlepunk</strong><span>: Similar to clockpunk, but darker and with less technology.</span>
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<strong>Clockpunk</strong><span>: </span><span>Think Da Vinci’s inventions, but more advanced while. This genre follows the aesthetics and technology of Western civilization during the mid to late middle ages, though sometimes it’s set in the Victorian era.</span>
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<em><strong>Cyberpunk</strong></em><span>: Has advanced technology and often focuses on artificial intelligence and the cyber world. The setting is often near-future rather than far-future. Blade Runner is an example.</span>
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<strong>Dieselpunk</strong><span>: Based on aesthetics and technology between World War I and World War II, sometimes up until the Cold War.</span>
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<strong>Decopunk</strong><span>: Ranges from the aesthetics of the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Decopunk aesthetic is heavily based on modernism. Less gritty than dieselpunk.</span>
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<strong>Elfpunk</strong><span>: Basically urban fantasy, but with common high or epic fantasy creatures put in an urban setting rather than vampires and werewolves.</span>
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<strong>Nanopunk</strong><span>: Similar to biopunk, but biotechnology is less available and nanotechnology is common.</span>
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<strong>Sandalpunk</strong><span>: Set in ancient worlds, such as Rome, but with advanced technology.</span>
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<strong>Splatterpunk</strong><span>: Extremely graphic and contains a lot of gore.</span>
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<em><strong>Steampunk</strong></em><span>: This genre gets its name from the heavy steam-powered technology involved. Aesthetics are based on the Victorian and industrial eras of the Western world, though other cultural elements may be used.</span>
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<strong>Western Steampunk</strong><span>: Similar to steampunk, but with Western (as in Wild West) aesthetics and settings.</span>
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</ul><span>So why are there so many sub genres? For starters, they help agents and publishers get an idea of what they’re in for if you’re going through the traditional publishing route. While bookstores usually just put these genres within science fiction or fantasy, you can still market your book through sub genres to reach a specific group of people who are looking for these genres.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>However, there are a lot of sub genres, most of which many have not heard of. If you’ve written one of these genres and intend to publish it, the best would be to put it under another name (with the exception of steampunk, cyberpunk, and biopunk). For example, if you have written a candlepunk story, you can propose it as fantasy, alternate historical fiction, or any other genre it may fit in. While atomicpunk is quite common, it’s not well known by that name. If you have written an atompunk story, the best way to market it would be to call it retro science fiction.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>But what’s the difference between punk genres and historical fiction? The technology is a big difference. It’s usually more advanced for the time it’s modeled after.</span>
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<div><span> </span></div>
<div><strong><span>TECHNOLOGY</span></strong></div>
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<div><span>The technology is one of the defining aspects of steampunk. It’s the basis for the world you’re writing in. For the typical steampunk story, technology will be (of course) steam powered.</span></div>
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<div>
<ul><li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/a-guide-to-steampunk-gadgets-and-technology/">A Guide to Steampunk Gadgets and Technology</a></li>
<li><a href="http://steampunk.wikia.com/wiki/Airship">Airship</a></li>
<li><a href="http://pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-airships-submarines/">Steampunk Airships Inspiration</a></li>
<li><a href="http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/classic/steampunk-blimp-pictures.htm#page=0">Steampunk Blimps</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/channel-steampunk/">Technology Steampunk Instructables</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jdh2812/steampunk-technology/">Steampunk Technology Inspiration</a></li>
<li><a href="http://people.howstuffworks.com/steampunk.htm">How Steampunk Works</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jouhaan/steampunk-gadgets/">Steampunk Gadgets</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/steampunk-gadgets">100 Functional Steampunk Gadgets</a></li>
</ul></div>
<div><strong><span>CHARACTERS &amp; FASHION</span></strong></div>
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<div>Another defining feature of steampunk is the aesthetics and the characters. Steampunk takes the latter part of the word (punk) to mean the opposition of the mainstream, though that’s not always necessary in your story.</div>
<div></div>
<div>Research jobs common in the Victorian age and add steam to it. Your characters will revolve around their setting and their clothing may be a part of that too.</div>
</blockquote>
<div>
<ul><li><a href="http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/10/steampunk-archetypes"><span>Steampunk Archetypes</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://art-and-sterf.tumblr.com/tagged/Steam%20punk"><span>Steampunk Clothing References</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://steampunkscholar.blogspot.com/p/aesthetic-101.html"><span>Steampunk as Aesthetic</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-characters/?page=4"><span>Steampunk Character Inspiration</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/tag/steampunk-character-building/"><span>Steampunk Character Building</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://doctorfantastiques.com/2012/07/starting-out-steampunk-characters-personas-and-personalities-oh-my/"><span>Characters, Personalities, and Personas</span></a></li>
</ul></div>
<div><strong><span>READING</span></strong></div>
<div>
<ul><li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/618.Best_Steampunk_Books">Best Steampunk Books</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14814.Steampunk">Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3760.Best_Steampunk_and_Gaslight_Works">Best Steampunk and Gaslight</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14754.Favourite_Steampunk_Alt_History_Novels">Favorite Steampunk/Alt History</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24607.Best_Fantasy_Steampunk_Science_Fiction_BDSM">Best Fantasy, Steampunk, and Science Fiction BDSM</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24307.Oriental_Steampunk">Asian Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/39600.Buttkicking_Female_Steampunk">Buttkicking Female Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/40382.Best_Steam_Punk_YA_Books">Best Steampunk YA Books</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14836.Best_Unknown_Steampunk_">Best Unknown Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18197.Steampunk_Adventures">Steampunk Adventures</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10817.Gay_Steampunk">Gay Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14557.Best_vampire_steampunk_novel">Best Vampire Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/30669.Steam_Punk_Novels_and_Short_Storys">Steampunk Novels and Short Stories</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/487.Best_of_Cyberpunk">Best of Cyberpunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/486.Best_cyberpunk_books">Best Cyberpunk Books</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14119.Books_With_Cyberpunk_Themes">Books with Cyberpunk Themes</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/19921.Books_About_Video_Games_and_Virtual_Reality">Books About Video Games and Virtual Reality</a></li>
</ul></div>
<p><strong>MORE</strong></p>
<ul><li><a href="http://keyboardsmashwriters.tumblr.com/post/48381026387/researching-steampunk">Researching Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://daily-steampunk.com/steampunk-blog/a-brief-introduction-to-steampunk/">A Brief Introduction to Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SteamPunk">Steampunk Tropes</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/what-is-steampunk/">What is Steampunk?</a></li>
<li><a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/SoYouWantTo/WriteASteampunkStory">So You Want to: Write a Steampunk Story</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/hunteremkay/writing-steampunk/">Steampunk Inspiration</a></li>
<li><a href="http://steampunk.wonderhowto.com/inspiration/8-tips-and-tricks-every-steampunk-writer-should-know-0139158/">8 Tips and Tricks Every Steampunk Writer Should Know</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.richardharland.net/worldshaker/WS.steampunk/steampunkwritingtips.htm">Writing Steampunk Fiction Tips</a></li>
<li><a href="http://dailyfig.figment.com/2012/06/07/kady-cross-steampunk-advice/">Kady Cross Shares her Secrets to Writing Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://carliemacullen.com/2011/12/06/the-automoton-writes-tips-for-successfully-creating-steampunk/">Tips for Successfully Creating Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://steampunk.wikia.com/wiki/Steampunk_Wiki">Steampunk Wiki</a></li>
<li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/writing-steampunk/">List of Writing Steampunk Resources</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/1249132-SteamPunk-A-List-of-Themes">Steampunk: a List of Themes</a></li>
<li><a href="http://kathrineroid.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/writing-steampunk/">How to Write Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://thewritesisters.blogspot.com/2011/11/writing-steampunk.html">Writing Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.thewriterschallenge.com/2011/11/tips-for-writing-steampunk.html">Tips for Writing Steampunk</a></li>
</ul><p><strong>CYBERPUNK</strong></p>
<ul><li><a href="http://web.mit.edu/m-i-t/science_fiction/jenkins/jenkins_5.html">Cyberpunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://theinternetcrashed.com/2011/02/technology-in-cyberpunk/">Technology in Cyberpunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/technology.html">Cyberpunk Technology</a></li>
<li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/history.html">History of Cyberpunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/essentials.html">Cyberpunk Esstentials</a></li>
<li><a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/what-happened-to-cyberpunk--2">What Happened to Cyberpunk?</a></li>
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<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/scomick/cyberpunk-fashion/">Cyberpunk Fashion</a> (<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/stellotape/cyber-punk-fashion/">2</a>) (<a href="http://cyberfashion.tumblr.com/">3</a>) (<a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/fashion.html">4</a>)</li>
<li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/attitude.html">Cyberpunk Attitude</a></li>
</ul></blockquote>

nimblesnotebook: Guide to Writing Steampunk BASICS Punk Genres: most common genres are in italics Atomicpunk: Optimistic retro science ...

Beijing, Black History Month, and College: <p>Black artist history day 28: Opera singer Camilla Williams.</p> <p>Camilla Williams was born in 1919 to a laundress and a chauffeur. She was the fourth and youngest child of the family. The Williams’ were poor, the music was an important part of their lives. Camilla’s grandfather was a choir leader and she grew up singing and playing piano.</p> <p>She later trained at Virginia State College, now Virginia State University, and received her bachelor&rsquo;s in music education. She was then awarded a scholarship to study music in Philadelphia with a prestigious voice instructor, Marion Szekely Freschl.</p> <p>In 1946 Williams became the first African American to receive a regular contract with a major American opera company, making her debut with the New York City Opera in the title role in Puccini&rsquo;s Madama Butterfly. She continued to sing throughout the United States and Europe with other opera companies and in 1951 she sang Bess in the landmark, first complete recording of Gershwin&rsquo;s Porgy and Bess.</p> <p>In 1977, she became the first African American appointed as Professor of Voice at Indiana University. She was also the first African-American vocal teacher at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. </p> <p>I really hope you’ve enjoyed this series on black artists for Black history month. We’ve covered singers, dancers, actors, musicians, painters, sculptors, poets and more :D I’ve had a lot of fun researching for this project and sharing what I’ve discovered with you.</p>
Beijing, Black History Month, and College: <p>Black artist history day 28: Opera singer Camilla Williams.</p>

<p>Camilla Williams was born in 1919 to a laundress and a chauffeur. She was the fourth and youngest child of the family. The Williams’ were poor, the music was an important part of their lives. Camilla’s grandfather was a choir leader and she grew up singing and playing piano.</p>

<p>She later trained at Virginia State College, now Virginia State University, and received her bachelor&rsquo;s in music education. She was then awarded a scholarship to study music in Philadelphia with a prestigious voice instructor, Marion Szekely Freschl.</p>

<p>In 1946 Williams became the first African American to receive a regular contract with a major American opera company, making her debut with the New York City Opera in the title role in Puccini&rsquo;s Madama Butterfly. She continued to sing throughout the United States and Europe with other opera companies and in 1951 she sang Bess in the landmark, first complete recording of Gershwin&rsquo;s Porgy and Bess.</p>

<p>In 1977, she became the first African American appointed as Professor of Voice at Indiana University. She was also the first African-American vocal teacher at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. </p>

<p>I really hope you’ve enjoyed this series on black artists for Black history month. We’ve covered singers, dancers, actors, musicians, painters, sculptors, poets and more :D I’ve had a lot of fun researching for this project and sharing what I’ve discovered with you.</p>

Black artist history day 28: Opera singer Camilla Williams. Camilla Williams was born in 1919 to a laundress and a chauffeur. She was the f...

Animals, Belgium, and Black History Month: <p>Black history month date 13: sculptor Augusta Savage.</p> <p>Augusta Savage was born near Jacksonville Florida on February 29, 1892 to a Baptist minister. She started her interest in sculpting when she was little, making small clay animals, however her father felt this violated the commandment not to create graven images and often punished her for it. Savage never gave up, and when she was in high school the principal encouraged her talent and allowed her to teach a clay modeling class. This began her lifelong commitment to teaching and art.</p> <p>Savage was successful in her growing sculpting career and education, but was turned down from a French sponsored summer art program despite having the best qualifications due to her race. This sparked an ongoing interest in equal rights.</p> <p>As knowledge of Savage’s talent and struggles became widespread in the African-American community, fund-raising parties were held in Harlem and Greenwich Village, and African-American women’s groups and teachers from Florida A&amp;M all sent her money for studies abroad. Later, with assistance as from the Julius Rosenwald Fund, Savage enrolled and attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, a leading Paris art school. In Paris, she studied with the sculptor Charles Despiau. She exhibited and won awards in two Salons and one Exposition. She toured France, Belgium, and Germany, researching sculpture in cathedrals and museums.</p>
Animals, Belgium, and Black History Month: <p>Black history month date 13: sculptor Augusta Savage.</p>

<p>Augusta Savage was born near Jacksonville Florida on February 29, 1892 to a Baptist minister. She started her interest in sculpting when she was little, making small clay animals, however her father felt this violated the commandment not to create graven images and often punished her for it. Savage never gave up, and when she was in high school the principal encouraged her talent and allowed her to teach a clay modeling class. This began her lifelong commitment to teaching and art.</p>

<p>Savage was successful in her growing sculpting career and education, but was turned down from a French sponsored summer art program despite having the best qualifications due to her race. This sparked an ongoing interest in equal rights.</p>

<p>As knowledge of Savage’s talent and struggles became widespread in the African-American community, fund-raising parties were held in Harlem and Greenwich Village, and African-American women’s groups and teachers from Florida A&amp;M all sent her money for studies abroad. Later, with assistance as from the Julius Rosenwald Fund, Savage enrolled and attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, a leading Paris art school. In Paris, she studied with the sculptor Charles Despiau. She exhibited and won awards in two Salons and one Exposition. She toured France, Belgium, and Germany, researching sculpture in cathedrals and museums.</p>

Black history month date 13: sculptor Augusta Savage. Augusta Savage was born near Jacksonville Florida on February 29, 1892 to a Baptist m...