BRITNEY FOR EVER AND EVER
remember just over a year ago when laura and i were fawkes and hedwig for the hp2 premiere
This remains the absolute best.
In 1859, one of the largest slave sales in U.S. history took place at the Ten Broeck Race Course, now an obscured landscape, on the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia. 436 enslaved persons from the Butler plantations near Darien were sold in an event remembered as “The Weeping Time.” Despite the prevalence of historic monuments in the U.S. South, memorials to slavery are rare or recent arrivals. Not until 2008 did the city of Savannah and the Georgia Historical Society place a marker near the site of the sale. In this essay, Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson examines how this once hidden landscape can be re-imagined into Savannah’s historic memory through archival research, oral history, physical observations of the landscape, and the art of mapmaking.
The Weeping Time
That’s the headline on every story about the new naval bathroom, but it is totally deceptive. They are gender neutral in design, but not in practice:
Urinals are omitted from the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers, due to hit the fleet in 2015, as both a cost-saving measure and an attempt to make bathrooms more gender-neutral. Urinal-free ships allow the Navy to easily switch a bathroom’s designation between male and female, helping the ship adapt to changing crews. The U.S. Navy has deployed women on ships since 1994, but every carrier built since then has included urinals.
I mean whatever, yay the women in the Navy won’t be traumatized by possible seeing a urinal! OMGEE. But that is not “gender neutral.”
The evolution of Lana Del Rey is fascinating (and I quite like this). Obviously she’s always been her own Americana-fetishizing 60s babe before it was a thing, but it’s interesting how much she dovetails with that sort of twilight of the empire nascent Americana-fetish of the past few years?
"The reason why trans* rights within the feminist fight are considered a ‘conundrum’ or a ‘debate’ is…"
- Allison Moon, Trans Women Included: Feminism and Trans Intersections (via transfeminism)
Oh, what’s that about blacks being homophobic snobs? Where are you white people?
Kameron Slade, a fifth-grader from Queens, NY, was scheduled to deliver a speech as part of a school-wide competition at PS 195. But when the principal learned Kameron’s speech was about same-sex marriage, he was ordered to choose a new topic or lose the opportunity to speak. (via)
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST