Ashtyn and I KILLED IT at Disneyland today!!! It was a weekday and it was drizzling - we basically had free run of the park and Ashtyn was in heaven. The entire drive there she chanted “Disneyland!” as I blasted the Little Mermaid theme song in the car.
She has been asking to go all week but she was too sick to go up until today.
She and I had so much fun :)
Building Main Street, USA (and an orphan Disneyland Railroad GIF). From Kodak Presents Disneyland ‘59. More vintage Disney.
THIS IS MARRIAGE!!
Permission to be a bad ass. Nod.
He looks back at the guy like, “SEE THAT? SHE SAID YES. YOU’RE SO FUCKED.”
Like, guys. Sparta was so kick ASS sometimes when it came to women. Spartan women were given these small knives so that if their husbands came home and tried to hit them or assault them, they had a weapon within reach. That weapon was for CUTTING THEIR HUSBANDS’ FUCKING FACES so that when he went out in public everyone would know he was an asshole, abusing jerkface and they would publicly shame him.
I DID NOT KNOW THAT THAT IS GREAT
LET’S JUST TALK ABOUT SPARTAN WOMEN FOR A SECOND.
In Sparta, women could own land and were considered citizens. THAT IS A HUGE BIG FUCKING DEAL. Why? Because that was RARE AS FUCK and there are lots of places TODAY where women don’t even get that much.
Divorce was totally fine, and a woman could expect to keep her own wealth and get custody of the kids because paternal lineage wasn’t very important. And it didn’t make her a pariah! She could totally remarry, no big deal at all.
Spartan women participated in some fuckin’ badass sporting events, too. And because they were expected to be as physically fit as the Spartan menfolk (who all had to serve compulsory military duties, btw, and couldn’t marry until they finished them at thirty) they didn’t have time for lots of swishy dresses. So they wore notoriously short skirts. According to some accounts, their thighs were visible at all times. HOLY SHIT.
Also, In Sparta men only got their names on their graves if they died in battle. And women? Women only got their names on their graves if they died in childbirth. THE SPARTANS COMPARED CHILDBIRTH TO FUCKING BATTLE AND IT WAS VIEWED AS A GODDAMN BADASS AND HONORABLE WAY TO GO OUT.
FUCKING SPARTAN WOMEN. THIS DUDE HAD FUCKIN’ BETTER MAKE SURE SHE’S COOL WITH WHATEVER HE’S DOING, IF HE KNOWS WHAT’S FUCKIN’ GOOD FOR HIM.
^^ I throughly enjoyed the history lesson dashed with the colorful adjectives.
I mean, he knew she was Cersei… lol
And the women were trained the exact same way as men were. As children they were equals ; they were not allowed to wear clothing until a certain age and at that point they were sent away to a training camp until they were 18. It was only the men who were sent into the wilderness for an extra two years to ensure their strength for battle.
Plus the women could marry whomever they pleased and the men weren’t allowed to live with the women in their house until she said so. And they were tough in Sparta but also all about family. To have male offspring was good luck, to have female offspring was an honour.
This part of the movie was true; King Leonidas really did kill a man because he insulted his wife and he always ensured that he had his wife’s approval. And while Leonidas was away in battle she did rule Sparta on her own.
Sparta knew what was up.
is no one going to note that the Queen here is the amazing Lena Heady from Mama from Dredd, Sarah Conner from Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, and Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones? Because this needs to be mentioned!
Let’s not forget all the horrible things that the Spartans did, though, because their society was fucked the hell of up. If a baby had any noticeable defects, even minor things like a lazy eye, they were left on a hill to die. For men to become soldiers/graduate they had to sneak out to where the helots (slaves, basically.) lived, kill one, then sneak back to their room without being caught. As well, boys were encouraged to beat the shit out of each other in school to learn how to be tough, they had to build their own beds at age 12, forage for food, and were frequently whipped and beaten.
Plus, women and men were NOT educated together. Men had much harsher training then women (They were given pitifully small amounts of food, forcing them to steal more, then were beaten if they were caught.) And women weren’t exactly equals, either. On their wedding night, women were ‘abducted’ by a bridesmaid, had their head shaven, then were dressed in men’s clothing and left until their husband came in to have sex with them.
Basically, Spartan life sucked and it should NOT be glorified. The amount of one-sided, useless information in this post pisses me off. The Spartans may have treated their women okay, but they were still horrible people.
~The Trans One
Time to mess with your neighbors.
lol. I should do this, it would be so funny. :’-D
#welovethebasketbag #resee @chanel