So I’ve discovered a surprising number of people I know didn’t know this, and I thought it was a common trivia, so I think I’ll mention it here:
Considering the socio-norm back in the day was to marry young women between families as economical arrangements, a new bride would find the prospect of a (usually older) gentleman who demands sex (or at least, has the expectation of sex—for consummation of the marriage at the very least) to be terrifying and beastly, and can be seen a danger on her innocence and purity.
Going by the original tale (I’ve just used the Disney screencaps just for the photoset!): the beauty (new bride) is removed from her family and home (her comfort and the only place she knows) to go live with her new spouse out of an arrangement her father was forced into (an arranged marriage), bracing herself for the worst sort of monster—one who will be violent and rageful and subject her to a life of harm and terror… only to discover that, when she lives with the beast, he’s an intellectual thrill and a delight to bond with. Still, she does not love him, and so he allows her to return home (by her own choice!), only to discover she does indeed love him when she receives a vision that the beast is sick and dying. She rushes back to his side (again, by her choice!), and through this acceptance of friendship and newfound adoration, she sees her spouse not as a beast out to consume her or ravish her, but as a man and very human, and she learns to take charge of her own sexuality—becoming a woman in her own right.
It’s an easy story to paint as romanticizing an abusive relationship, so I think it’s a pity more people don’t realize it has its roots in empowering a woman’s own view of sex and her own sexual destiny!
/the more you know
MICROSOFT WORD HAS A FUCKING “INSERT CITATION” BUTTON WHY THE FUCK DID NO ONE EVER TELL ME THIS IS SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION FUCK THE SCHOOL SYSTEM THIS IS MICROSOFT WORD 2007 I SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE OF THIS IN HIGHSCHOOL WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK I HATE EVERYTHING
you can fucking log your sources into your document and then at the end press a fucking button and it makes a bibliography page for you im
im not even lying im so mad
“Proof” updated version.
STOP IT I’M FREAKING OUT
I am both scared and excited
LET’S NOT FORGET THE FUCKING DALEK EYESTALK THAT WASHED UP IN FLORIDA
Or the Utah Cave Painting resembling the TARDIS~
let me repost this again
Not to mention the fact Mars is full of water.
Ladies and gentlemen, Gallifrey
Remember those things the Master had? So:
Crack in time?
So now I’m just gonna sit down and wait.
i just nearly fell down the stairs running to tell my dad that the doctor is real and that the internet has proof…
let’s not forget about this painting that has been made in 1959.It looks like Amy and Rory who actually lived somewhere around that time
This is my favorite post ever
Everytime I see this post again, it has been updated with lots more information that seriously make me if all is real.
Found this in a subway station,
and that’s an ancient Scottish symbol
does anybody remember this or
IT GOT BETTER
Whovians, prepare for battle. The battle for Earth.
Im ready. We will defend the earth with our lives
I was a bit reluctant to write this out, considering the recent drama regarding Hannibal, Will and Hannigram, but then I thought “YOLO” and “FUCK IT”.
I’m tagging this Hannigram but it’s not focused on the shipping aspect. This is just my interpretation of the relationship.
WARNING: HERE THERE BE SPOILERS FOR FROMAGE
In the art department there is a display case of students’ intaglio prints…. There was one that caught my eye, and it looks like I wasn’t the only one who noticed the beautiful print. ;)
The circular Gallifreyan reads “even demons run” (according to the title).
It reads “Even demons run when a good man goes to war” round the outside and the inside says “wibely wobbly timey wimey”. The lighter circles are a little harder to read, but they say “fantastic”, “spoilers”, “hello sweetie” and “bowties are sexy”.
Thank you all for following me and being so lovely and fluffy!
I’m giving away little prints! To enter reblog this before the 7th of June.
-They are printed on photo paper and each one is 3 inches wide
-There will be 20 winners (at least)
-I will post worldwide.
-I’ll be randomly putting them into envelopes so you won’t get to choose, sorry.
-You have to be following me
-You have to be okay with me putting your URL in a winners-post later.
I’m actually heading to bed, but reblog this if you’re a fan of Hannibal. I’ll follow you when I wake up later on today because I need more Hannibal blogs! Thank you!
Can never have to many Hannibal followers for the cause. Save Hannibal!