1. 08:34 11th Sep 2014

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    Reblogged from batlesbo

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    alliartist:

rifa:

prokopetz:

nebcondist1:

prokopetz:

I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.
High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:

… or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):

… or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:

In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.

so then how did they become a solo feminine item of attire?

A variety of reasons. In France, for example, high heels fell out out of favour in the court of Napoleon due to their association with aristocratic decadence, while in England, the more conservative fashions of the Victorian era regarded it as indecent for a man to openly display his calves.
But then, fashions come and go. The real question is why heels never came back into fashion for men - and that can be laid squarely at the feet of institutionalised homophobia. Essentially, heels for men were never revived because, by the early 20th Century, sexually provocative attire for men had come to be associated with homosexuality; the resulting moral panic ushered in an era of drab, blocky, fully concealing menswear in which a well-turned calf simply had no place - a setback from which men’s fashion has yet to fully recover.

FASHION HISTORY IS HUMAN HISTORY OK

Thank you, history side of tumblr. That “stay out of blood” thing has been driving me mad.

    alliartist:

    rifa:

    prokopetz:

    nebcondist1:

    prokopetz:

    I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.

    High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:

    … or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):

    … or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:

    In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.

    so then how did they become a solo feminine item of attire?

    A variety of reasons. In France, for example, high heels fell out out of favour in the court of Napoleon due to their association with aristocratic decadence, while in England, the more conservative fashions of the Victorian era regarded it as indecent for a man to openly display his calves.

    But then, fashions come and go. The real question is why heels never came back into fashion for men - and that can be laid squarely at the feet of institutionalised homophobia. Essentially, heels for men were never revived because, by the early 20th Century, sexually provocative attire for men had come to be associated with homosexuality; the resulting moral panic ushered in an era of drab, blocky, fully concealing menswear in which a well-turned calf simply had no place - a setback from which men’s fashion has yet to fully recover.

    FASHION HISTORY IS HUMAN HISTORY OK

    Thank you, history side of tumblr. That “stay out of blood” thing has been driving me mad.

     
  2. 08:33

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    Reblogged from jelee-

    Meet Miles Morales, voiced by Donald Glover! (x)

    (Source: venomade)

     
  3. 08:30

    Notes: 32465

    Reblogged from notquitelostnotquitefound

    [on diversity in media] I think its social responsibility. I think it’s our responsibility to stand up and say what we want. It think if you look at television in the past two years, it’s becoming the decade of the female. Like, all these new shows with female leads. Even if you look at television, as well as cable, as well as films, there’s been a resurgence, as far as the leading woman in Hollywood, which is great. And I think we’re also at the point now…you know, it’s interesting…x

    (Source: forassgard)

     
  4. 08:27

    Notes: 52790

    Reblogged from batlesbo

    collegehumor:

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    I’m Adam.

    -And I’m Emily.

    We make “funny videos” on the Internet.

    -But soon, we might not be able to.

    That’s because…

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    …net neutrality is in jeopardy. Net Neutrality is the principle that says ISPs can’t discriminate between different types of traffic.

    That means that…

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    …whether you’re a bedroom music producer, a couple on an amateur porn site, or just someone with a start up idea - you get access to the same users as Netflix, Facebook or Amazon. On the Internet, anyone can succeed.

    But…

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    …America’s ISPs wanna set up a pay-for-play system where rich companies pay extra to get to those users first.

    If this happens…

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    …instead of a wonderful playground if innovation that it is now, the Internet will become like cable TV where you can only get stuff that’s been pre-approved by a bunch of old rich guys.

    Ten years from now…

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    …your Internet bill could be a bigger “fustercluck” than your cable bill.

    Now, you might be thinking…

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    …isn’t the government supposed to protect me from fragrant doucheholery like this?

    Unfortunately…

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    …the former chairman of the FCC (government agency that’s SUPPOSED to protect you) is now the cable industry’s head lobbyist. And another former cable industry lobbyist is now the CURRENT head of the FCC.

    So…

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    …we can’t trust the FCC to make the right decision on their own. That’s why WE need to protect the Internet we love. The chaotic, AWESOME, often quite weird, place where literally everyone’s voice can be heard.

    In a few months…

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    …the FCC will approve this festering soal of proposal unless we speak up. The Internet is one of the few places where human voices speak louder than money. So while that’s still the case, let’s use those voices. Go to DEARFCC.ORG and tell them to protect Net Neutrality. Thanks for doing your part to protect the Internet.

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    Contact FCC at https://dearfcc.org/

    IF DEARFCC.ORG IS DOWN, simply go to good oldhttp://www.savetheinternet.com/

    All GIFS are courtesy of our new friend, RANDY!

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    Source Video

     
  5. 11:05 20th Aug 2014

    Notes: 1194618

    Reblogged from windspeak

    trekkiee:

    mcroosa:

    Mommy teaching babby easier water drinking way because drinking water is hard experience u get it in your nose. Jesus how she puts her paw on his head in the second one. Such concern and love.

    THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER FUCKING SEEN FROM CATS EVER

    (Source: catleecious)

     
  6. 10:21

    Notes: 201755

    Reblogged from windspeak

    Tags: mulanmind blown

    thepluralisphoenixii:

    imkatandimawesome:

    sansaspark:

    During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon. The image of the dragon looking over Mulan is repeated several times throughout the sequence, and the bolts of lightning strike at significant times whenever the dragon is in sight. When Mulan takes her father’s scroll and when she is praying to her ancestors, the Great Stone Dragon can be seen. It is also engraved on the sword Mulan uses to cut her hair and the handles of the wardrobe containing the armor are in the shape of the dragon’s head. The dragon’s eyes glowing in the temple symbolizes Mulan’s role as protector of her family awakening, instead of the actual dragon.

    The reason Mushu couldn’t wake the dragon is because the dragon was no longer there. Mulan is implied to be the Great Dragon that protects her family.

    CHRIST HOW DID I MISS THAT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

    WHAT

     
  7. 20:20 18th Aug 2014

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  8. 09:48 13th Aug 2014

    Notes: 33614

    Reblogged from batlesbo

    theotherwesley:

    kacydoodles:

    Dwarves are heavy.

    this is perfection 

     
  9. 09:38 11th Aug 2014

    Notes: 5958

    Reblogged from bartkira

    megaloveluck:

Bartkira Couch Gag. I wanted to make a gif representative of the whole pursuit and so I felt this particular scene was most appropriate. For a moment I was planning on having him slide in on the couch but the temptation of drawing the bike was tooo strong.

    megaloveluck:

    Bartkira Couch Gag. I wanted to make a gif representative of the whole pursuit and so I felt this particular scene was most appropriate. For a moment I was planning on having him slide in on the couch but the temptation of drawing the bike was tooo strong.

     
  10. 13:41 8th Aug 2014

    Notes: 1562

    Reblogged from notquitelostnotquitefound

    Fangirl challenge: [2/10] pairings » Parker and Hardison (Leverage)

    So, the thing is, I think that maybe I might be having feelings. Like weird, weird feelings for….. pretzels.

    Pretzels. Okay. Well, they’re right here when you want them.

    (Source: jburkheart)