Wednesday, June 26, 2013

subspacebag:

please go sign this petition to stop greek authorities from detaining transgendered people

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_the_Greek_Authorities_detaing_Transgender_people_as_part_of_a_cleansing_effort/?aLWNZeb
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it only needs 5,000

(Source: subspacebag)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

hellasinhabitants:

The Antikythera Mechanism

More than 21 centuries ago, a mechanism of fabulous ingenuity was created in Greece, a device capable of indicating exactly how the sky would look for decades to come — the position of the moon and sun, lunar phases and even eclipses. But this incredible invention would be drowned in the sea and its secret forgotten for two thousand years.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Wednesday, March 21, 2012
[image: a photo of the “Average Ethiopian Woman”, explained below, contrasted with three different images of Andromeda, all portrayed as white women]
akitron:

damnlayoffthebleach:

Another example, this time from mythology.  In the Greek myth of Perseus (the one who killed Medusa), did you know that the princess Andromeda he saves is black?  The same Andromeda who was chained to a rock and almost devoured by a sea monster as punishment for her mother’s boastfulness.  THAT Andromeda.  Yes, Andromeda in the myth is a BLACK WOMAN.  She’s from ETHIOPIA (her father Cephus is brother to the kings of Libya and Egypt).  She’s black.  Heck, Perseus stops in Ethiopia on his way home and ends up saving her there.  So, I did a simple Google image search of ‘Average Ethiopian Woman’.  The image on the left came up; it’s a composite of multiple faces of various Ethiopian women morphed together to form an ‘average’.  Andromeda would historically look like the image on the left.  But check out the images on the right: THAT is how the Ethiopian princess has been portrayed throughout the ages - as a white woman.  In sculpture, paintings, and film she’s almost always portrayed as white.  In fact, I’ve only ever seen two pictures of Andromeda as black, and at the time I didn’t even recognize her because the total whitewashing of her and her culture is so pervasive.  Not only has Andromeda from the myth been whitewashed, her people and culture in the myth have been as well.
TayTay:


DID I NOT SAY??? I’VE SAID THIS BEFORE
IT MAKES ME SO MAD

[image: a photo of the “Average Ethiopian Woman”, explained below, contrasted with three different images of Andromeda, all portrayed as white women]

akitron:

damnlayoffthebleach:

Another example, this time from mythology.  In the Greek myth of Perseus (the one who killed Medusa), did you know that the princess Andromeda he saves is black?  The same Andromeda who was chained to a rock and almost devoured by a sea monster as punishment for her mother’s boastfulness.  THAT Andromeda.  Yes, Andromeda in the myth is a BLACK WOMAN.  She’s from ETHIOPIA (her father Cephus is brother to the kings of Libya and Egypt).  She’s black.  Heck, Perseus stops in Ethiopia on his way home and ends up saving her there.  So, I did a simple Google image search of ‘Average Ethiopian Woman’.  The image on the left came up; it’s a composite of multiple faces of various Ethiopian women morphed together to form an ‘average’.  Andromeda would historically look like the image on the left.  But check out the images on the right: THAT is how the Ethiopian princess has been portrayed throughout the ages - as a white woman.  In sculpture, paintings, and film she’s almost always portrayed as white.  In fact, I’ve only ever seen two pictures of Andromeda as black, and at the time I didn’t even recognize her because the total whitewashing of her and her culture is so pervasive.  Not only has Andromeda from the myth been whitewashed, her people and culture in the myth have been as well.

TayTay:

DID I NOT SAY??? I’VE SAID THIS BEFORE

IT MAKES ME SO MAD