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quanna78:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Why though? 😳

A Czech girl here to extensively talk about her country! This is actually fun tradition, and the ‘beating’ is mostly symbolic. It stings a bit but I can’t say that I’d consider it unbearably painful or abusive. Nobody forces women to participate, and today people only go to the other people they know. And honestly I find it much more preferable to tradition where they spill water on you or even worse perfume. (I did that once and I it was annoying and I smelled horrible. I’m happy for whipping thank you) Though there’s like revenge day for women who then spill water on guys. (I never did, or haven’t seen it done though)
As to why. Traditionally it is not because the men want to cause harm to the women, the spring whipping was meant as a way for women to stay healthy, pretty and fertile for the following year. The whip is called ‘Pomlázka’ which comes from the word ‘Pomlazení - Omlazení’ which translates into Rejuvenation. Young twigs are used for the whip to transfer the ‘life force’ into women.
The whip is usually traditionally made out of pussy willow so it’s flexible and women are more usually whipped on their legs rather than backsides, though I guess you usually cover both. And it’s not only unmarried women. Nowadays in most region it’s ‘all’ the women. Even my grandma gets symbolic whipping.

It was also a form of symbolic ‘courtship’. Traditionally on Easter we decorate actual eggs. There are many ways how to do this, personally I love decorating with bee wax (I got beekeepers in the family)  but also with onion peels and flowers. 

Decorated with wax

Decorated with straw
Now the eggs are also a symbols of New life. And men ‘court’ women by whipping them (in the past some women actually took offence if nobody came to them) and the women give the men the decorated eggs as a sign of forgiveness and thanks for the rejuvenation. In some regions they also decorate their whips with bows. And Guys have to sing a Eastern Carol asking for the eggs. 
 It sound kinda brutal when you say they whip women, and sometimes there are alcohol issues, but generally it’s really tame and I find it to be fun tradition. 

xkalisto:

quanna78:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Why though? 😳

A Czech girl here to extensively talk about her country! This is actually fun tradition, and the ‘beating’ is mostly symbolic. It stings a bit but I can’t say that I’d consider it unbearably painful or abusive. Nobody forces women to participate, and today people only go to the other people they know. And honestly I find it much more preferable to tradition where they spill water on you or even worse perfume. (I did that once and I it was annoying and I smelled horrible. I’m happy for whipping thank you) Though there’s like revenge day for women who then spill water on guys. (I never did, or haven’t seen it done though)

As to why. Traditionally it is not because the men want to cause harm to the women, the spring whipping was meant as a way for women to stay healthy, pretty and fertile for the following year. The whip is called ‘Pomlázka’ which comes from the word ‘Pomlazení - Omlazení’ which translates into Rejuvenation. Young twigs are used for the whip to transfer the ‘life force’ into women.

The whip is usually traditionally made out of pussy willow so it’s flexible and women are more usually whipped on their legs rather than backsides, though I guess you usually cover both. And it’s not only unmarried women. Nowadays in most region it’s ‘all’ the women. Even my grandma gets symbolic whipping.

It was also a form of symbolic ‘courtship’. Traditionally on Easter we decorate actual eggs. There are many ways how to do this, personally I love decorating with bee wax (I got beekeepers in the family)  but also with onion peels and flowers. 

Decorated with wax

Decorated with straw

Now the eggs are also a symbols of New life. And men ‘court’ women by whipping them (in the past some women actually took offence if nobody came to them) and the women give the men the decorated eggs as a sign of forgiveness and thanks for the rejuvenation. In some regions they also decorate their whips with bows. And Guys have to sing a Eastern Carol asking for the eggs. 

 It sound kinda brutal when you say they whip women, and sometimes there are alcohol issues, but generally it’s really tame and I find it to be fun tradition. 

9 hours ago on April 22nd, 2014 | J | 9,900 notes
transmutes:

this is important to me

transmutes:

this is important to me

10 hours ago on April 22nd, 2014 | J | 18,225 notes

nylooms:

tupacabra:

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it’s a metaphor

The best part is that the crab is the symbol for the zodiac sign Cancer, so in a way even the crab itself is a metaphor

10 hours ago on April 22nd, 2014 | J | 100,308 notes

Happy Earth Day!

kitten-burrito:

taimatime:

iregretthisdecision:

iregretthisdecision:

iregretthisdecision:

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13 hours ago on April 22nd, 2014 | J | 1,106 notes
10thdoctors-companion:

grapplinghook5:

10thdoctors-companion:

australian-government:

john green have had enough of your shit

bless John Green bless

You see, it’s a metaphor. He threatened to kill the movie, but hasn’t used the power to actually do it.

jESUS FUKCJNBRHS

10thdoctors-companion:

grapplinghook5:

10thdoctors-companion:

australian-government:

john green have had enough of your shit

bless John Green bless

You see, it’s a metaphor. He threatened to kill the movie, but hasn’t used the power to actually do it.

jESUS FUKCJNBRHS

13 hours ago on April 22nd, 2014 | J | 283,707 notes

marialuisa-pr:

gynocraticgrrl:

Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit

bolding mine

13 hours ago on April 22nd, 2014 | J | 48,596 notes
14 hours ago on April 22nd, 2014 | J | 1,029,142 notes
macrops:

oh god its going around again

macrops:

oh god its going around again

14 hours ago on April 22nd, 2014 | J | 25,702 notes

katelinnea:

nedian:

I love when cats decide they love something.

That is a very patient bunny.

14 hours ago on April 22nd, 2014 | J | 304,415 notes
whiteboyfriend:

happy easter here’s a chocolate version of the cross our lord was tortured and killed on

whiteboyfriend:

happy easter here’s a chocolate version of the cross our lord was tortured and killed on

15 hours ago on April 22nd, 2014 | J | 59,177 notes

unfriendlybambi:

f-emasculata:

REALLY just wanna take this chance to remind the people who follow me to not kill/trap opossums if they’re in your yard, and do not call animal control! Seriously.

  1. Opossums are literally 100% BIOLOGICALLY INCAPABLE of carrying rabies. Their body temperature is too cool to incubate it properly.
  2. Opossums are actually quite gentle and NOCTURNAL, so if they’re roaming, they’ve probably gotten lost, been injured, and are looking for a place to hide.
  3. Young opossums tend to try to climb into garbage cans when they’re starving. This is because THEY ARE LITERALLY STARVING. Don’t fucking shoot them or hit them with things because you wanna be some fucking macho top-of-the-food-chain cocksucker.
  4. Mama possums are amazing mothers and if you encounter an “aggressive” opossum, it’s probably because she’s got babies hanging off her nipple and she’s freaking out. They’re clumsy. Sometimes they don’t hear you coming and  you catch each other off guard.
  5. Wanna lure an opossum off of your property? You can set up a box with some greens and cat kibble in it, hide it well, and lure them out that way. They’re actually quite harmless and keep other predators away. they eat lotsa gross stuff.
  6. Opossum mamas who get hit by cars often still have their helpless babies attached to them. Possums get a bad rep and people say they are “the dumbest animal”, but they are incredible creatures who have been around since the days of fucking dinosaurs so treat them well, okay?

Aww!!!

1 day ago on April 22nd, 2014 | J | 38,426 notes

februeruri:

hoodleehoo:

here it is. the entire eruri chobits au

im so glad this au wasnt my idea 

OH MY FUCK

1 day ago on April 21st, 2014 | J | 2,623 notes
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puppiesarerad:

freddashdog:

Grandpa gets a surprise bulldog puppy for his birthday, something he’s always wanted.

It’s pure happiness for both of them

I’m fucking sobbing.

1 day ago on April 21st, 2014 | J | 52,775 notes
nerdjpg:

gotitforcheap:

atheist side of tumblr, care to explain this?

youre right, god is real 

nerdjpg:

gotitforcheap:

atheist side of tumblr, care to explain this?

youre right, god is real 

1 day ago on April 21st, 2014 | J | 122,516 notes
thanoblesavage:

Malcolm was a prophet.

thanoblesavage:

Malcolm was a prophet.

1 day ago on April 21st, 2014 | J | 2,969 notes