to catch a bus you have to think like a bus
to catch a bus you have to think like a bus
heck yea I did
Queen Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt. She has a lovely smile for someone who’s been dead for thousands of years.
she wasn’t a queen. she was a pharaoh and wanted to be referred to as such. she even had her statues modeled after the male pharaoh’s statues to state her dominance and authority. she was actually one of the most successful pharaohs in all of ancient egyptian history and she reigned longer than any other woman in power in egypt.
damn no wonder she died and smiled for a trillion years afterwards
The fact that we know about her is marvelous.
the next Pharaoh after her Tuthmosis III tried to erase Hatshepsut out of history ,chiseled her name off her monuments ,covered the text on her obelisks with stone,knocked down and defaced her statues .
she was even left off the list of pharaohs ..talk about some patriarchy bullshit
her name was lost for a couple of millennia, her body was found in a unmarked grave in early twentieth century
sad part is in Egyptian belief is if your are forgotten in the living world you don’t exist in the afterlife,so he was trying to kill her even in death
My best friend throwing down some herstory. A+ commentary
She wore a fake beard, you guys.
She was the fucking boss.
If we remember her now does that save her from an awful afterlife?
I’m just picturing the Kemetic afterlife. All the Pharaohs are hanging out in some kind of swanky club, drinking and congratulating each other on being bros.
The doors slam open and Hatshepsut strides in, glorious, robes swirling, rocking the fake beard and the insane amounts of wealth and power. “Miss me, bitches?”
this post was amazing from start to finish
Hattie had her ruthless moments, and her son Thutmose III hated her guts for not letting him take the throne (he had to wait until she died, when he was pushing thirty, to get the keys), which is probably the real reason he and his son Amenhotep II tried to strike her from the records (literally). And she definitely was not above hyping herself and her achievements - extensively. Still, she was undeniably effective and badass.
She reestablished Egypt as a trading power, and was extremely good at the successful commission of what we would now call “public works projects.” She was neither the first woman to be pharaoh or the last (you may remember that Cleopatra lady), but she was the woman who did it the longest, and possibly the best.
The false beard was a pharaonic symbol, not a “consider me male for political purposes” symbol but a “yes, I am really the pharaoh, suck it up” sort of thing. It is doubtful she ever actually wore it - it was for depictions - but for that matter, it’s doubtful that any male pharaohs actually wore it either.
While depictions of her as pharaoh may have had all the symbolic trappings, including a certain desexualization, that probably was not the case in real practice. Hatshepsut strikes me as the sort who would have preferred to make her sex explicit, for good or ill, rather than try to hide it under a barrel. She may very well have felt that being female gave her an extra claim to special power. I’ve heard this story from three sources, but I’ll let Wikipedia tell it since I can copy and paste that easily:
Most of the official statues commissioned of Hatshepsut show her less symbolically and more naturally, as a woman in typical dresses of the nobility of her day. Notably, even after assuming the formal regalia, Hatshepsut still described herself as a beautiful woman, often as the most beautiful of women, and although she assumed almost all of her father’s titles, she declined to take the title “The Strong Bull” (the full title being The Strong Bull of his Mother), which tied the pharaoh to the goddesses Isis and Hathor […] an unnecessary title for her, since Hatshepsut became allied with the goddesses, herself, which no male pharaoh could.
Jim Dingilian proves that a creative and skillful artist can create works of art with just about anything. By coating the interior of empty glass bottles with black smoke and then carefully brushing it away with tools mounted on dowels, he creates detailed and beautiful but dark works of smoke art that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay (via Bored Panda).
are you shitting me
They can leap 36 feet
As in leap forward 36 feet
They don’t jump 36 feet into the fucking sky do you know how terrifying that would be the human race wouldn’t have survived because we’d have all had heart attacks while still in Africa
this post makes me cry every single damn time
I LITERALLY STRUGGLE TO BELIEVE THAT SOME PEOPLE HAVNT TRIED TIM TAMS, VEGEMITE, FAIRY BREAD, WIZZ FIZZ, CHICOS, MINTIES AND CARAMELLO KOALAS
U R MISSING SK MUCH
are those street names for drugs
literally the most confusing thing you can ask me is “how are you?”
i don’t know where on the spectrum from “i’m fine” to “here is my full medical history” you want me go