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Jack the Ripper didn’t kill sex workers: he killed women, some of whom sold sex sometimes. Jack killed flower sellers. Jack killed charwomen. He killed mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives. The case files that Ripper historians scrutinise for clues about his identity contain extraordinary details about these women’s ordinary and fascinating lives.

From these files, I learned about their friends, their lovers and their children; their love of drink, their quick tempers, and their favourite songs. I have seen pictures of their dead faces, and read coroners’ reports about the weight of their lungs, livers and hearts. These women are infinitely more interesting to me than the identity of their killer. Finding out about their poverty, their work and their experiences of injustice and inequality is far more important than their killer’s DNA. They are the real story of the Whitechapel murders. It is time for popular history to think more about them, and less about Jack.

The Guardian (via dr-erland)

i was talking to my uncle today
and he said -
he had great loves
when he was my age,
but as great as they were
he doesn’t remember their names.

and my heart sunk
to the pit of my stomach,
because i imagined you,
years from now,
saying the same thing
to your kids,
trying to remember
what you called me.

m.v., athazagoraphobia (the fear of forgetting, or being forgotten). (via findingwordsforthoughts)

Fuck

(via cherrryblosssom)

Angelika Arendt – Intricate Worlds

Patternbank love the incredible detail in Angelika Arendt’s intricate ink drawings and psychedelic sculptures made of polyurethane clay. The worlds Arendt creates in her work seem to morph and move in front of your eyes creating some beautiful patterns within. Check out more of her incredible work at angelikaarendt.de and on her flickr page.

enjolrasthesocialjusticeblogger:

look you can personally live by the philosophy ‘be nice to everyone’ but the fact of the matter is ‘being nice’ won’t solve institutionalized oppression, and that some people don’t want to be nice to their oppressors

yellowxperil:

"DYSFUNCTION OVER FASHION 

In wardrobe choosing, I am forever conflicted between looking hella fresh, and looking hella messy. I want to be fresh because I want to be fresh, but I want to be messy because I want people to look at my busted shoes (which have long since expired) and think, ‘Wow, she must get rowdy on a skateboard.’ I want people to look at the scars on my elbows and knees (whose healing I’ve intentionally thwarted) and think ‘She’s tough like the boys.’ I want people to look at this band-aid (whose presence has been exaggerated and intentionally prolonged) and think, ‘She’s a scrappy mother fucker with no regard for her own safety.’”

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pixiedust-paycheck:

Okay, but… 

WHY

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NOBODY

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TALKING

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ABOUT

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THE DOGGY DAY

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AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

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BONUS CUTENESS:

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hella cute but i don’t wanna be the guy who has to walk around and clean all that shit up.

acciomatthewdavelewis:

Matthew Lewis photographed by Leigh Keily for JON Magazine x

sweetcatastrophex:

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