Katharine Hepburn: Telling it like it is since 1949
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Fun fact: I’m named after her
they / them
Telling your son not to “be such a girl” lets his sister who overhears the conversation know that being a girl is not a good thing and she should be sorry and ashamed of herself.
It also reminds your son that being a boy is better than being a girl and therefore he is better than any girl he will ever meet.
In russian if you cry you get called a cabbage. Vote to change “dont be such a girl to “dont be such a cabbage” say I.
also the term “white trash” implies that whiteness is associated with wealth/education and that “white trash” is an outlier of the group and therefore associated with otherness, i.e., other racial groups such as black people (associated with poverty/lack of education due to white supremacy)
so, there is some racism embedded in the term “white trash”
it’s just not against white people
dangg I never thought of that before
OMG YOU’RE RIGHT
We totally can learn much more about History and Art History from this:
Than we can from this:
I mean, what about this guy???? He’s totally from history!!!
But actually this work is about revolutionizing military painting because this is The Surrender of Breda by Diego Velasquez
Or, let’s talk about Luis Sotelo the Franciscan Monk! Did you know he traveled literally around the world??? He’s so great! So learned! Just look at him from this painting held in the Vatican!!!!!!
But hey let’s NOT talk about the only reason he ever went anywhere, which was because he was accompanied by Hasekura Tsunenaga and his retinue, who were secret Japanese ambassadors to the Pope in Rome, which is where and why they were painted at all:
Are we getting any clearer yet?
I get why people want to see images that focus on who the text is about, but seriously (and this is going to sound terrible because of my ignorance beforehand), I had no idea that Japanese people set foot in Rome during medieval times before I saw this post. That is how much context was lost by the cropping of that image. And for fuck’s sake, it’s not like educators can’t show a 2nd damn slide with the whole image.
And I’m not even the one who bolded the above, for a change. :) Also, exactly.
As others have mentioned (including myself in the op), these are all “historical figures”. Which figures are chosen to represent different things in different lecture materials, handouts, and PowerPoints are important, because the strongly influence our ideas of what a “default” person of a particular area, time period, or event looked like.
Say you’re in a Western Civ class, and your prof gives a quick rundown on Rubens. What do you think you’ll see at the header of the slide as a "typical" Rubens? (both are cropped)
What about Rubens’ studies? Which one is “Study: Head of a Woman”? (full images)
All four are in fact, pretty typical of Rubens’ work.
I just wonder what kind of discussion would happen in the classroom depending on which image was used.
Don Andrés, Aztec notary
Santa Maria Itztacapan, Mexico.
Aztec, seventeenth century
Manuscript on amate (fig tree bark) paper
Rare Book and Special Collections Division
Land Rights from Aztec Tradition
As part of the annihilation of the Aztec civilization, after Cortés conquered Montezuma’s empire, the Spaniards burned the Aztec archives. Surviving examples of Indian codices are rare. Although this manuscript claims to date from the early 1500s, it is part of the so-called “Techialoyan” land records created in the seventeenth century using old methods to substantiate native land claims with the Spanish regional authorities. These “titulos primodiales” were essentially municipal histories that documented in text and pictures local accounts of important events and territorial boundaries.