film genre meme: [1/5] musical » Chicago (2002)
"Who says that murder’s not an art?"
WOMEN’S HISTORY ☪ MUMTAZ MAHAL (1 September 1593 – 17 June 1631)
Mumtaz Mahal was the chief empress consort of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Born Arjumand Banu Begum, she was given the name “Mumtaz Mahal” (meaning “exalted of the palace) after her marriage to Shah Jahan, which was arranged by her aunt, Nur Jehan, a consort of Shah Jahan’s father, Jahangir. By all accounts, Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal’s marriage was a very happy and loving one that produced fourteen children, though only seven survived to adulthood. Though Shah Jahan had other wives, it was clear than Mumtaz Mahal was his favorite.
Mumtaz Mahal died in childbirth with her fourteenth child, Gauharara Begum. Shah Jahan was griefstricken and ordered the construction of the Taj Mahal to serve as her tomb.
WOMEN’S HISTORY † ALIENÒR d’AQUITÀNIA (1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204)
Alienòr d’Aquitània (known as “Eleanor of Aquitaine” in English and “Éléonore d’Aquitaine” or “Éléonore de Guyenne” in French) was the eldest child of Guilhèm X de Peitieus, duq d’Aquitània and Aenor de Châtellerault. Her only legitimate brother, Guilhèm Aigret, died young. Her father died in 1137 during a pilgrimage, leaving her as his heir. Guilhèm was concerned that Alienòr might be abducted and married against her will (which was unfortunately common) and made King Louis VI as her guardian. Louis arranged for Alienòr to marry his son, the future Louis VII and died himself shortly after arranging the marriage.
Unfortunately, Alienòr and Louis’ marriage did not work out for a number of reasons, but the biggest reason was that they had no sons, only two daughters: Marie, comtesse de Champagne and Aélis, comtesse de Blois. Their marriage was annulled in 1152 and both of them remarried: Louis to Constanza de Castilla and Alienòr to Henry Court-manteau, a grandson of King Henry I of England through his mother, Mathilde. After the death of his uncle, Henry became the next king of England. Alienòr and Henry appear to have had a rather tempestuous relationship, though they had eight children, seven of whom survived infancy. In 1173, Alienòr apparently encouraged three of her sons (Henry, Richard, and Geoffrey) to rebel against their father’s authority - though the reason why is uncertain. Henry forgave his sons after the rebellion, but kept Alienòr prisoner.
In 1189, Henry died and his son, Richard, became king and promptly freed his mother. Alienòr served as regent during Richard’s reign, while he was away fighting in the Third Crusade. She died in 1204, having outlived all but two of her children: John I of England and Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile.
Sansa had wondered what had happened to Septa Mordane, although she supposed she had known all along.
"We chose to put on a Greek tragedy,
but when your parents die young, it’s Dickens or nothing.”
I was expecting to be flamed! What a surprise!
8. Which book would you like to see adapted into a film? The Monk (Melanie Laurent should play Matilda), The Mysteries of Udolpho, or Good Omens
14. A music video you would love to see developed into a film? Hmmmm… Maybe Coil’s Tainted Love? (It would never happened because Peter and Jhonn are both deceased, but nobody ever said my wish had to be based on reality….)
WOMEN’S HISTORY ☦ ZŌĒ KARBŌNOPSINA (unknown – after 919)
Zōē Karbōnopsina (meaning “with the coal-black eyes”) was the fourth wife of Emperor Leōn VI ho Sophos. Little is known of her background, other than she was a niece of Himerios, a Byzantine administrator and admiral. Zōē had been Leōn’s mistress for years and he sought to marry after she had given birth to a son, the future Kōnstantinos VII Porphyrogennētos. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Nikolaos I Mystikos, had disapproved of Leōn’s decision to marry Zōē and it had taken him much political maneuvering to make her his empress.
After Leōn’s death, he was succeeded by his brother, Alexandros, who restored Nikolaos I Mystikos to the position of Patriarch and banned Zōē from court. Alexandros died in 919 and was succeeded by his nephew (and Zōē’s son) Kōnstantinos VII Porphyrogennētos. In response, Zōē returned to court with the hope of acting as her son’s regent, but found herself blocked by Nikolaos who was determined to serve as Kōnstantinos’ regent himself. Nikolaos’ policies proved unpopular, however, and Zōē ended up becoming her son’s regent after all.
Her position as regent lasted until 919 when general Rōmanos I Lakapēnos’ took power as Kōnstantinos’ regent and married him to his daughter, Helena Lekapene. Zōē was sent to a convent where she presumably died later, though the date is unknown.
Can we all take a moment to admire just how cute red pandas are.
I don’t think you people understand HOW MUCH I needed to see this sort of photo set.
#emmy nominated television
Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014
Both by Dan Bagan
Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.
Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”
Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.
These are women are who I always wanted to be.
The ending of this manga is really a happy ending. A happy ending don’t mean it’s end with a wedding or a romantic love or anything, it would be a death that you can be with someone you love.
favourite nancy drew ships: frances humber and dirk valentine
Dirk Valentine, an outlaw from the 1880s, was romantically involved with the sheriff’s daughter, Frances Humber, who lived at Shadow Ranch. Dirk was arrested and eventually hanged.
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