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Lately, feminists like Annie Lennox, bell hooks and Emma Watson have taken issue with Beyoncé’s sexual openness. While trying to discredit Beyoncé as a feminist, they seem to have forgotten one of the most important parts of Chimamanda’s speech in ***Flawless.

"What does a lady dress like, exactly? And who decided what a lady looks like? What bearing should one’s clothing have on one’s identification as a feminist? This is exactly the kind of misogynist policing we’ve fought tooth and claw against for decades, and to level this line of “reasoning” at Beyoncé is not only antifeminist, it is despicable." (x)

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Is this the female pirate in pirates of the Caribbean? ?

The real pirates name was Ching Shih & Yes, she was actually the influence for the powerful female pirate with the name Mistress Ching who appeared in the third movie of the popular movie franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”. (Source)

Here’s a fun fact about Ching Shih:

After several years, the Chinese government came to conclusion that their military forces (even with combined help of England and Portuguese) will never break defenses of Shih’s pirate operation, they finally issued amnesty for all pirates who were willing to return to the shore as a free citizens. She took advantage of this and negotiated pardon for herself and vast majority of her fleet (while even retaining all her wealth).

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So….I totally never thought about this. I’m sure very few of you have. I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit disturbed…

Wow. Food for thought. I’m sure there’s an answer though.

Their names were translated/Anglicized after going from Greek to English.

The names of the Apostles are of Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew origins. The Hebrew, Aramaic and “Greek” named Apostles were:

Shim’on = Simon (Hebrew origin).

Y’hochanan = John (Hebrew origin).

Mattithyahu = Matthew (Hebrew origin).

Ya’aqov = James (Hebrew origin meaning Jacob).

Bar-Tôlmay = Bartholomew (Aramaic, which is related to Hebrew).

Judah = Jude / Saint Jude (not to be confused with Judas Iscariot, Hebrew origin).

Yehuda = Judas Iscariot (Hebrew origin, Betrayed Yeshua/Yehosua the Messiah).

Cephas / Kephas = Peter (Hebrew / Aramaic origin meaning “Rock”).

Tau’ma = Thomas (Aramaic origin).

Andrew = Andrew (Greek origin. Is the brother of Cephas / Kephas).

Phillip = Phillip (Greek origin).

You will note that there are only 11 names, that is because there were 2 Apostles named Ya’aqov (James), which brings the total to 12 apostles.

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To expand on this, Jesus’s name is Anglicized in this way as well. We get Jesus from the Latin form of the Greek “Ἰησοῦς”(Iēsous), which is derived from the Herbrew “ישוע”(Yeshu’a, which meant “YHWH is Salvaion”, YHWH, or Yahweh being the name of God). When another form of that name, ” יְהוֹשֻׁעַ”(Yeoshu’a) was allowed to Anglicize through a different set of corruptions, it entered the English Language through Reformist Protestants as the name “Joshua”.

Yes. Jesus’s actual name is Joshua.

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Higanbana (彼岸花), Red spider lily or Red magic lily (Lycoris radiata), originally from China, Korea and Nepal, it was introduced into Japan and from there to the United States and elsewhere,usually bloom near cemeteries around the autumnal equinox and are described in Chinese and Japanese translations of the Lotus Sutra as ominous flowers that grow in Diyu (also known as Hell), or Huángquán or Jigoku (japanese) and guide the dead into the next reincarnation. It flowers in the late summer or autumn, often in response to heavy rainfall. The common name hurricane lily refers to this characteristic, as do other common names, such as resurrection lily.
Some legends have it that when you see someone that you may never meet again, these flowers would bloom along the path. Perhaps because of these sorrowful legends, Japanese people often used these flowers in funerals. The popular Japanese name Higanbana literally means higan (the other or that shore of Sanzu River) flower, decorate and enjoyable, flower of afterlife in gokuraku jyōdo.
It’s also referred to as manjusaka, based on an old Chinese legend about two elves: Manju guarded the flowers and Saka the leaves, but they could never meet, because the plant never bears flowers and leaves at the same time. They were curious about each other, so they defied the gods’ instructions and arranged a meeting. The gods promptly punished them, as gods are wont to do, and separated them for all eternity.To this day, the red lily is associated with loss, longing, abandonment and lost memories in hanakotoba (花言葉), the language of flowers.The flower has many other names, but many of them are no longer used.

some not used in Japan anymore as far as It`s known, chicken blood plant (鶏血草, keiketsusō), due to its colour.
 shibitobana (死人花), flower of the dead, because it blooms while you visit your ancestors’ graves.
yūreibana (幽霊花), because the flower looks like a ghost.
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crisolyn-uendelig:

Higanbana (彼岸花), Red spider lily or Red magic lily (Lycoris radiata), originally from China, Korea and Nepal, it was introduced into Japan and from there to the United States and elsewhere,usually bloom near cemeteries around the autumnal equinox and are described in Chinese and Japanese translations of the Lotus Sutra as ominous flowers that grow in Diyu (also known as Hell), or Huángquán or Jigoku (japanese) and guide the dead into the next reincarnation. It flowers in the late summer or autumn, often in response to heavy rainfall. The common name hurricane lily refers to this characteristic, as do other common names, such as resurrection lily.
Some legends have it that when you see someone that you may never meet again, these flowers would bloom along the path. Perhaps because of these sorrowful legends, Japanese people often used these flowers in funerals. The popular Japanese name Higanbana literally means higan (the other or that shore of Sanzu River) flower, decorate and enjoyable, flower of afterlife in gokuraku jyōdo.
It’s also referred to as manjusaka, based on an old Chinese legend about two elves: Manju guarded the flowers and Saka the leaves, but they could never meet, because the plant never bears flowers and leaves at the same time. They were curious about each other, so they defied the gods’ instructions and arranged a meeting. The gods promptly punished them, as gods are wont to do, and separated them for all eternity.To this day, the red lily is associated with loss, longing, abandonment and lost memories in hanakotoba (花言葉), the language of flowers.The flower has many other names, but many of them are no longer used.

some not used in Japan anymore as far as It`s known, chicken blood plant (鶏血草, keiketsusō), due to its colour.
 shibitobana (死人花), flower of the dead, because it blooms while you visit your ancestors’ graves.
yūreibana (幽霊花), because the flower looks like a ghost.
Zoom Info

crisolyn-uendelig:

Higanbana (彼岸花), Red spider lily or Red magic lily (Lycoris radiata), originally from China, Korea and Nepal, it was introduced into Japan and from there to the United States and elsewhere,usually bloom near cemeteries around the autumnal equinox and are described in Chinese and Japanese translations of the Lotus Sutra as ominous flowers that grow in Diyu (also known as Hell), or Huángquán or Jigoku (japanese) and guide the dead into the next reincarnation. It flowers in the late summer or autumn, often in response to heavy rainfall. The common name hurricane lily refers to this characteristic, as do other common names, such as resurrection lily.

Some legends have it that when you see someone that you may never meet again, these flowers would bloom along the path. Perhaps because of these sorrowful legends, Japanese people often used these flowers in funerals. The popular Japanese name Higanbana literally means higan (the other or that shore of Sanzu River) flower, decorate and enjoyable, flower of afterlife in gokuraku jyōdo.

It’s also referred to as manjusaka, based on an old Chinese legend about two elves: Manju guarded the flowers and Saka the leaves, but they could never meet, because the plant never bears flowers and leaves at the same time. They were curious about each other, so they defied the gods’ instructions and arranged a meeting. The gods promptly punished them, as gods are wont to do, and separated them for all eternity.To this day, the red lily is associated with loss, longing, abandonment and lost memories in hanakotoba (花言), the language of flowers.The flower has many other names, but many of them are no longer used.

  • some not used in Japan anymore as far as It`s known, chicken blood plant (鶏血草, keiketsusō), due to its colour.
  •  shibitobana (死人花), flower of the dead, because it blooms while you visit your ancestors’ graves.
  • yūreibana (幽霊花), because the flower looks like a ghost.

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Source: An inside look at ADHD.

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Me 100% of the time. Luckily Ito help for my ADD when I was a child

fun facts!

  • ADD and ADHD are the same disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder was officially renamed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in 1994. Many people use ADD to refer to Type One presented here, and ADHD to refer to Type Two, but they are the same core disorder.
  • In many cases where ADHD carries into adulthood, it’s a genetic issue [My grandfather, mother, siblings, and I have all been diagnosed with ADHD], though this does not always occur.

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more fun facts!

  • there are a lot of talks about how ADHD is overdiagnosed, and that may be true for boys, but for girls ADHD is severely underdiagnosed.
  • older studies mostly looked at hyperactive boys and that’s the perception we have of ADHD. because of this many girls will go undiagnosed until adulthood.
  • most girls/women who have ADHD are inattentive type. they tend to be introverted, disorganized and daydreamers. 
  • girls will internalize these as personal failings and teenage girls have a much higher rate of suicide and self harm because of it
  • ADHD is often comorbid with anxiety and depression, both of which are caused by the failings from having ADHD
  • depression can present itself differently in people with ADHD. it’s more of a discouragement from constantly failing, but it can be just as debilitating.
  • read this article from the atlantic: It’s Different for Girls with ADHD

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So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

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Is this true?

Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”

You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to use their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.

Yeah signal boost because not enough people know about this and seriously FUCK SUSAN G. KOMEN THEY ARE THE ACTUAL WORST

Some links…

http://thinkbeforeyoupink.org/

http://www.somethingawful.com/feature-articles/for-the-cure/

http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/132728/susan_g_komen_foundation_has

(reblogged in honor of my mother, who died of breast cancer, 11/13/97)

okay then, important follow up question
what are some GOOD places to donate to help people with breast cancer?

This website gives you a list, which includes ratings, what the donations goes towards, complete with percentages, and the amount the CEOs are paid.

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  • eating chocolate does not trigger migraine headaches,
  • eating chocolate reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer.
  • eating chocolate does not give someone acne or other skin eruptions,
  • eating chocolate boosts one’s appetite, but does not cause weight gain,
  • eating moderate amounts of chocolate makes one live almost a year longer,
  • eating chocolate releases endorphins in the brain, which act as pain-relievers,
  • the sugar in chocolate may reduce stress, and have calming and pain relieving effect,
  • eating chocolate makes you feel better after a Dementor attack.

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