Song of the Sailor's Daughter

Jul 26

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Jul 22

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“When god became lonely
he created man,
Or was it
When man became lonely
he created god.” — Melanie Exler strengthenizer  (via fairytalesandfrills)

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Moonlight, Isle of Shoals - Childe Hassam
1892

Moonlight, Isle of Shoals - Childe Hassam

1892

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Jun 24

lizabeth-ch:

Frederick Sandys “May Sandys” (1866)

lizabeth-ch:

Frederick Sandys “May Sandys” (1866)

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May 31

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“Your library is your portrait.” — Holbrook Jackson (via thatkindofwoman)

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leaddust:

An unknown lady, Margaret Pole?
(detail)

leaddust:

An unknown lady, Margaret Pole?

(detail)

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May 21

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“We think of men as antiheroes, as capable of occupying an intense and fascinating moral grey area; of being able to fall, and rise, and fall again, but still be worthy of love on some fundamental level, because if it was the world and its failings that broke them, then we surely must owe them some sympathy. But women aren’t allowed to be broken by the world; or if we are, it’s the breaking that makes us villains. Wronged women turn into avenging furies, inhuman and monstrous: once we cross to the dark side, we become adversaries to be defeated, not lost souls in need of mending. Which is what happens, when you let benevolent sexism invest you in the idea that women are humanity’s moral guardians and men its native renegades: because if female goodness is only ever an inherent quality – something we’re born both with and to be – then once lost, it must necessarily be lost forever, a severed limb we can’t regrow. Whereas male goodness, by virtue of being an acquired quality – something bestowed through the kindness of women, earned through right action or learned through struggle – can just as necessarily be gained and lost multiple times without being tarnished, like a jewel we might pawn in hardship, and later reclaim.” —

Foz Meadows (Gender, Orphan Black & The Meta of Meta)

Look at your stories - don’t just count who gets to be the hero and the villain (what kind of hero? what kind of villain?); count who gets the redemption arcs.

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May 19

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theladyintweed:

J C Leyendecker

theladyintweed:

J C Leyendecker

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bantarleton:

Female Cuirassier.

bantarleton:

Female Cuirassier.

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c0ssette:

Thomas Hudson: “Frances Courtenay, wife of William Courtenay”, 1st Viscount Courtenay (detail) 18th century.

c0ssette:

Thomas Hudson: “Frances Courtenay, wife of William Courtenay”, 1st Viscount Courtenay (detail) 18th century.

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