Of the 86 “Person of the Year” issues TIME has published since 1927, only five featured a woman.
Two of those women were famous for their relationship with a male world leader. Wallis Simpson, who won in 1936, “captured the heart of Edward, the Prince of Wales,” which eventually led to his resignation and made her the most famous woman in Britain. Madame Chiang Kai-Shek had to share her “Man and Wife of the Year” award in 1937 with her husband, China’s Premier Chiang Kai-shek. The third female winner was Elizabeth II in 1952, and we didn’t see another woman take the cover on her own until 34 years later when Philippine President Corazon Aquino won in 1986. The final three women, Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley and Sherron Watkins, were grouped together in the 2002 issue for their role in exposing Enron.
If, in 1,000 years, a history class studied TIME magazine’s Person of the Year record, it would seem that no woman broke through a ceiling, successfully ran a top company or started a revolution. In fact, if this were our official record, she was still in the shadows, playing second fiddle to a dominant gender.
TIME has featured groups that included women — “The Good Samaritans” in 2005 and an illustration of a woman for “The Protestor” in 2011 — and it had a whole POY issue dedicated to American women in 1975. (You can see the list in full below.) But never was there another woman deemed valuable enough to stand alone on that top tier.
Frolicking in the autumn leaves, this little lion cub is having the time of her life as she excitedly plays in her enclosure.
Tiny cub Karis proved she’s not too dissimilar to human children as she threw herself into the pile of golden leaves carefully collected by her keepers, even ending up with a pile on her head.
Staff at the Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, Scotland, had been raking up the leaves to keep the attraction tidy, when Karis’s keeper Brian Reid realised that his little charge might enjoy playing in them and moved the pile into her enclosure.
Via Daily Mail
Some awesome Harry Potter references.
Harry Potter: The fandom that leaked into all other fandoms.
Admit it, we started it all
I AM CRYING I CAN’T RBETHE
OH GOD THE SECOND GIF ELLEN LOOKS SO CONCERNED OH GOD I WANT ELLEN AS MY MOM OR MY COOL AUNT CRIES ABOUT IT
THAT EXPRESSION PEOPLE MAKE WHEN THEY’RE ABOUT TO FALL OFF A CHAIR
IT IS THE BEST EXPRESSION
(Rebloggable version of this reply, per request.)
Well, here’s the deal, anon. The Salvation Army is an evangelical Christian group, and they impose those beliefs on the people that they employ and the communities they serve. Here are a few examples:
They are so opposed to LGBT rights that they have lobbied multiple times for exemptions from Federal and Local anti-discrimination laws, and threatened to withdraw their services.
They refused to provide shelter to a homeless gay couple, unless they broke up and renounced their homosexuality.
They refused to provide a transgender woman with shelter that was congruent with her gender presentation, instead insisting she house with men. She chose instead to sleep on the sidewalk and died from the cold.
Speaking of gender, there was also this charming incident where one of their hostels refused to open the door for a 17-year-old victim who had just been brutally raped (or even call the police for her) because that particular hostel had a strict “men only” policy.
Children who can’t prove their immigration status are turned away.
The organization also disposes of any Harry Potter or Twilight related donations (rather than giving them to other charities), because they claim the toys are “incompatible with the charity’s Christian beliefs”.
During the Bush Administration (thanks to ‘faith-based initiatives’) they fired about 20 long-time employees (Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Gay), simply for refusing to sign the organization’s statement of Christian belief.
So, that—in a nutshell—is what’s wrong with it.
i will never stop spreading the word about how fucking shady the salvation army is
think twice before you donate to the bell-ringers in your local mall this holiday season … i am planning on starting a dialogue with the ones that are set to station themselves outside the store i work in
also one time i volunteered with the salvation army around christmas time being an “elf” and helping parents pick out free donated toys for their kids
which was all well and good until they ESCORTED TWO MEN OUT OF THE BUILDING BECAUSE THEY “LOOKED GAY”
this was a first-hand eyewitness account and i should have left then and there, but seeing as i needed to take the bus back to school…
And this is why I starting to donate to other charities around Christmas.
No more red buckets for me.
and theres also how in Australia they have teared apart native aboriginal communities to “christianize” them and make them part of capitalist western society, up until the late 60’s they assisted with the taking of aboriginal children from their families in the stolen generation and put the children into missions where they would follow strict pattern of work and christian education
reblogging again because of that whole “but salvation army is changed!!11!!” post circulating because people need to be reminded of the terrible shit they’ve done
THE SAD MOMENT WHEN YOU GROW UP AND CATCH UP WITH THE AGE OF FICTIONAL CHARACTERS BECAUSE THEY DON’T AGE
THAT SADDEST MOMENT WHEN YOU PASS THEM.
At least I’ll never catch up to the Doctor
There has never been a more inspirational message than this post
Thought of a really good short film idea!!!!! ahhhhh I’m so excited to start working on a script.
Don’t you think if the world focused on abolishing human rights problems, then almost by default, other problems like having clean water, medical assistance, good education, would follow?