Jack the Ripper didn’t kill sex workers: he killed women, some of whom sold sex sometimes. Jack killed flower sellers. Jack killed charwomen. He killed mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives. The case files that Ripper historians scrutinise for clues about his identity contain extraordinary details about these women’s ordinary and fascinating lives.

From these files, I learned about their friends, their lovers and their children; their love of drink, their quick tempers, and their favourite songs. I have seen pictures of their dead faces, and read coroners’ reports about the weight of their lungs, livers and hearts. These women are infinitely more interesting to me than the identity of their killer. Finding out about their poverty, their work and their experiences of injustice and inequality is far more important than their killer’s DNA. They are the real story of the Whitechapel murders. It is time for popular history to think more about them, and less about Jack.

The Guardian (via dr-erland)

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asker

differentialprincess asked: remember that time Weiss set a forest on fire?

ask-iceflower:

RUBY: HAHAHAHAHAHA

HAHAHAHAHAHA

AHAHAHA OH MY GOD AHHAHAHA

YOU SE TTHE FORR E STHAHAHAHAHAHA

HAHAHA HAHAHA OH MAN

oath-night:

RWBY Team Alternative Outfits

Ruby ~ Codename: Slayer
Weiss ~ Codename: SnowPea
Blake ~ Codename: Intruder
Yang ~ Codename: Hunter

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atop-the-treetop:

sizvideos:

Video

This is one of those ideas where some person was like “Hehe, this might  be silly.” And then struck fucking gold.

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gayisthenewokay:

nightskylar:

It looks like shes saying “i prefer vaginas more then ass”

and it does holy shit

gayisthenewokay:

nightskylar:

It looks like shes saying “i prefer vaginas more then ass”

and it does holy shit

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cumaeansibyl:

"It’s important to show that a heroine can be girly/ladylike/feminine and still kick ass!"

yes, because we’re so overwhelmed by butch women protagonists in media

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ipomoeaj:

jean-luc-gohard:

the-goddamazon:

We know why.

Don’t forget Charlie Sheen. He’s been arrested for domestic violence at least six times and shot a woman. With a gun. And he’s still got a career.

Sean Penn tied Madonna to a chair and beat her. Fuck him. Fuck all of them.

ipomoeaj:

jean-luc-gohard:

the-goddamazon:

We know why.

Don’t forget Charlie Sheen. He’s been arrested for domestic violence at least six times and shot a woman. With a gun. And he’s still got a career.

Sean Penn tied Madonna to a chair and beat her. Fuck him. Fuck all of them.

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glittermisandrist:

skelegrease:

A saltire was burned today. I’m still disgusted. People have been stabbed and beaten today. Nazi salutes were thrown infront of a war memorial today. Young people have had abuse hurled at them left and right. Do not ignore this. Do not ignore what’s happening in Glasgow tonight.

if you’re not gaelic or not residing in scotland it is your duty to make this blow up.

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