During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.
Our loss, U.S.A….
If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.
um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues
aaaand she had a pet cheetah
On this day in history, September 1st, in 1715, the reign of the infamous Sun King came to an end.
Louis XIV, who had been King of France for 72 years and 110 days, died of gangrene at the Palace of Versailles, four days before he would have turned 77. He left as his heir his five year old great grandson, who would reign as Louis XV.
Louis XIV’s reign still stands as the longest of any monarch of a major country in European history.
I accept Usagi/Mamoru but Mamoru seems older personality wise (like she’s 14/15 and he seems like he’s 18-19) and I can’t help wondering why would he be interested in her? C’mon, he was pretty much a 10 in everything, and I’m supposed to believe he falls for this average klutz? But I guess it’s the typical wish fulfilling fantasy for females. Same like Twilight.
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I could defend Usagi here, but I’m not going to, because with all the male wish fulfilment fantasies out there (some of them completely indefensible, but accepted nonetheless; see every “harem” anime in existence), I think that a few female wish fulfillment fantasies, even a few unexplainable ones, should be perfectly fine.
seriously. How many fucking pairings are there where the where the nerdy ugly guy ends up with the impossibly hot perfect girl because she sees his ~true self~
There’s even one IN THE 90s SAILOR MOON ANIME!!!! That’s what Naru x Umino basically was!!!!
How many do you see of a clumsy, average girl ending up with a guy who is super hot, super smart and super rich in fiction?
seriously, not a lot. That’s why stuff like Twilight even became popular! Because it’s rare! And Sailor Moon doesn’t have the constant misogynist underpinnings that Twilight does, so it’s a total win!
If Peter Parker can get 12 impossibly hot girls to notice his ~true self~ i think Usagi can have O N E guy
and also hot girlsnotice hers.
This ~typical wish fufillment fantasy for females~ is actually super valuable in counteracting the endless and often far more problematic schlock women have to slog in male-centered fiction every day.
Oh and Mamoru is also a loser just as much as Usagi is, just like…in different departments (socially, self-esteem wise etc) and she is also an amazing loving person and fab superhero so there’s that?
Anonymous Submitted:When there is an original striped jacked worn in Auschwitz is on display… and at a private opening a woman says “what a beautiful piece of clothing, they should have it back in production.”So, I’ve had this submission in the queue for a couple of months, not sure…