"ode to favorite cat" William Blake
"In 1917, Assan Farid Dina (1871-1928), an enthusiast for all things esoteric, commissioned a series of tarot mosaics in the Chateau de Avenieres at Cruseilles in France. He was an engineer and introduced hydroelectric power to France. In 1914 he married the wealthy American heiress, Mary Shillito. In 1913 she had completed the construction of her neo-gothic "castle" at Avenieres as a monument to her sister who had died a few years earlier.
In 1917, Dina completed construction of the castle by the creation of a power plant. He added a chapel to the castle, whose walls bear the inscription “The universe is an egg, the egg is a Universe” and are covered with mosaics representing the Tarot cards following the style of Oswald Wirth with the symbolism shifted towards Egyptian imagery. The castle became the meeting place for Parisian high society, who come to discuss philosophy, esotericism and Egyptology.”
Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.
This is perfect
BLESS THIS PERSON
I BOW TO THIS INTENTION
Can we talk about how beautifully this turns rape culture on its head? Instead of “If they weren’t dressed like that they wouldn’t have been raped” THIS IS LITERALLY “IF THEY HADN’T TRIED TO RAPE SOMEONE THEY WOULDN’T HAVE SPIKES IN THEIR DICK”*
"If they hadn’t tried to rape someone, they wouldn’t have spikes in their dick."
can i get that on a t-shirt