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Happy birthday, Elsa Schiaparelli, iconic fashion designer who also helped revolutionize women’s underwear.

"Women’s underwear before World War II was kind of elaborate. It was usually made of silk and it had pleats and it had to be ironed. This was in France. There was no such thing as ‘drip dry’ and when the war started, most of the men went to the front and the women had to take jobs. There was gas rationing and so everybody had bicycles and you had to be licensed to ride a bike in Paris, and in one year bike licenses tripled; it went up to 11 million. The way women dressed with these long skirts and this very elaborate underwear didn’t lend itself to riding a bike so Schiap changed panties completely. First of all, there was famine, so she got rid of the buttons and put elastic in the waist so that as you were losing weight, your panties would stay on. Then, she made them out of drip-dry material, so you didn’t need a maid to iron them … and she added a double-slung crotch and suddenly women could ride their bikes with a lot more freedom."

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stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Happy birthday, Elsa Schiaparelli, iconic fashion designer who also helped revolutionize women’s underwear.

"Women’s underwear before World War II was kind of elaborate. It was usually made of silk and it had pleats and it had to be ironed. This was in France. There was no such thing as ‘drip dry’ and when the war started, most of the men went to the front and the women had to take jobs. There was gas rationing and so everybody had bicycles and you had to be licensed to ride a bike in Paris, and in one year bike licenses tripled; it went up to 11 million. The way women dressed with these long skirts and this very elaborate underwear didn’t lend itself to riding a bike so Schiap changed panties completely. First of all, there was famine, so she got rid of the buttons and put elastic in the waist so that as you were losing weight, your panties would stay on. Then, she made them out of drip-dry material, so you didn’t need a maid to iron them … and she added a double-slung crotch and suddenly women could ride their bikes with a lot more freedom."

More badass September birthdays here.

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dontbearuiner:

canmakedothink:

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9.2.14

PROTECT JESSICA WILLIAMS AT ALL COSTS.

She is the best.

QUEEN

Literally the best.

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  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: The reason why I took the time to write these personal stories, to talk about my role models, is because I wanted women to be able to see themselves in these stories. And my goal is to inspire even one girl, one woman to fight for the issues she cares about, whatever it is. ...
  • Jon Stewart: Why do you think women still need that encouragement? Because there isn't that idea that, you know, a man would write a book and say 'I just want men to get involved because they matter too.' But men would never, you know, because there is that sense, men have already controlled everything for so long that they never need that extra push. And you would think at this point, with all that women have accomplished, that that would be clear. And yet it still can never be said enough. You can be heard.

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ruineshumaines:

Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up

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ninjasexfarty:

Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

THIS THIS THIS

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myideaoffuniskillingeveryone:

Danny Galieote

I would frame and hang these in my house in a heartbeat.

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Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

In alphabetical order I am made up of love for:

Aladdin. Alice in Wonderland. Art. Batman. The Beatles. Bones. Cute People. Cute Things. Harry Potter. Jack Hodgins. Life. London. My dog. Peter Pan. Puppets. Pushing Daisies. Starkid. Thundercats.

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