The Last Japanese Mermaids
For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence
Somebody posted these all around school, and now I know what it feels like to be proud of ones school.
Let’s fight to show that we care about what Star Trek means not only to us as fans, but what Star Trek has meant to our culture. That equality of women and representation matters. That Star Trek is supposed to display what humanity can become, not reinforce the inequality of today. Let’s take back Trek!
“Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms.” - Gene Roddenberry
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May the 4th be with you!
So you reduce a beloved character to a romantic encounter
Remove said beloved character from the crew with a transfer
Imply the transfer was because of the romantic encounter, and said encounter caused discomfort for her to be “much happier” now that she has gotten away
Have the main character forget her entirely
And use her as an in-joke of his character at her expense
And you REALLY think that’s a great reference?
Star Trek + Social Commentary (context in the captions)
THIS is what the original Star Trek TV series and films were about. Not just about blowing up things in space and snazzy lens flares with a side order of casual sexism -.-‘.
HERE’S THE LATEST SERIES OF THINGS. THIS IS YOUR SHAKESPEARE STARTER KIT. IF YOU PARSE THROUGH THESE A LITTLE BIT YOU’LL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND A LOT BETTER OR AT LEAST BULLSHIT YOUR WAY THROUGH YOUR CLASS A LOT MORE CONVINCINGLY.
- BRIEF BIO
- FOLIO VS. QUARTO
- AUTHORSHIP AND DUBIOUSNESS
- THE LANGUAGE OF SHAKESPEARE
- MORE LANGUAGE OF SHAKESPEARE
- EVEN MORE LANGUAGE OF SHAKESPEARE
- HOW TO READ THIS SHIT
- HOW TO CLOSE READ THIS SHIT
- WHAT THE FUCK IS IAMBIC PENTAMETER? (BONUS CLEAN VERSION)
- HOW THE FUCK IS IT A SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET?
- VERSE VS. PROSE
- USING VERSE AND PROSE
- HOW TO: THOU/THEE/THY/THINE/YE
- HOW TO USE -ETH/-EST
IF YOU WANT MORE INFO OR NEED CLARIFICATION LEMME KNOW. ALSO TELL ME IF YOU WANT A CLEAN VERSION OF A POST OR GRAPHIC TO USE AS AN EDUCATIONAL TYPE THING. YOU CAN FIND ALL OF THESE POSTS TAGGED ‘GENERAL’ &/OR ‘HOW TO’
UPDATED TO INCLUDE SOME NICE NEW STUFF LIKE USING PROPER CONJUGATION WITH THOU AND WHEN PROSE AND VERSE HAPPEN!
prooooobably gonna have to rec this to my class. With caveats, but still—you say “fuck” almost as often as I do in class.
I’ve come to the conclusion that Sam and Dean would take one look at Night Vale and burn it to the ground, civilians be damned.
i’ve come to the conclusion sam and dean would drive into night vale and spontaneously combust from being exposed to sexual and racial diversity and women who don’t die within a week
"A Vancouver baby has just become the first child in British Columbia with three parents listed on a birth certificate.
Three-month-old Della Wolf Kangro Wiley Richards is the daughter of lesbian parents and their male friend.
"It feels really just natural and easy, like any other family," said biological father Shawn Kangro. "It doesn’t feel like anything is strange about it."
B.C.’s new Family Law Act, which came into effect last year, allows for three or even more parents.
Della’s family is the first to go through the process, and they finalized the birth certificate registration last week.
B.C., which is celebrating Family Day on Monday, is the first province in Canada with legislation to allow three parents on a birth certificate, although it’s been achieved elsewhere through litigation.”
the better (not harper) side of canada.
THIS IS REALLY COOL AND IMPORTANT AND KIND OF FUCKING REVOLUTIONARY
well boys i guess we’re going to canada