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the vagaries of domestic life

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bisexual-books:

robynochs:

About Orange is the New Black's erasure of Piper's bisexuality Lindsay King-Miller writes: "It’s as though this show (and really, almost all fiction) exists in a parallel universe where everything is the same except that the word "bisexual" was never invented. … the bi erasure in Orange Is the New Black doesn’t seem to come from individual characters so much as it emerges from the fabric of the show itself, particularly since the characters on the show who erase or disrespect Piper’s orientation are never portrayed as wrong or flawed for doing so. … Contrast this, for example, with the portrayal of Laverne Cox’s Sophia, a trans woman. It would be absurd to tell a story about a trans woman that features no discrimination, and Orange doesn’t try. But the show does offer Sophia ample opportunity to respond to transphobic policies and comments, to speak out against the way the system and people within it attempt to dehumanize her, to tell her own story in her own words. Piper, on the other hand, almost never gets to correct anyone for projecting binary assumptions onto her.”

Yep, it appears that Orange is the New Black also takes place in The Mythical Land Where Bisexuals Don’t Exist.

That world is not our world.  
If you want to write a story that takes place in our real world, remember that bisexuality exists. The word bisexual exists and ignoring it makes your story look foolish.  Remember that we are the most populous letter in the LGBT+ alphabet soup.  To do otherwise is profoundly biphobic and contributes to bisexual erasure.   Make the word bisexual a part of your real world.
Otherwise your story is taking place in a fantasy land that might as well be full of elves and unicorns. 

bisexual-books:

robynochs:

About Orange is the New Black's erasure of Piper's bisexuality Lindsay King-Miller writes: "It’s as though this show (and really, almost all fiction) exists in a parallel universe where everything is the same except that the word "bisexual" was never invented. … the bi erasure in Orange Is the New Black doesn’t seem to come from individual characters so much as it emerges from the fabric of the show itself, particularly since the characters on the show who erase or disrespect Piper’s orientation are never portrayed as wrong or flawed for doing so. … Contrast this, for example, with the portrayal of Laverne Cox’s Sophia, a trans woman. It would be absurd to tell a story about a trans woman that features no discrimination, and Orange doesn’t try. But the show does offer Sophia ample opportunity to respond to transphobic policies and comments, to speak out against the way the system and people within it attempt to dehumanize her, to tell her own story in her own words. Piper, on the other hand, almost never gets to correct anyone for projecting binary assumptions onto her.”

Yep, it appears that Orange is the New Black also takes place in The Mythical Land Where Bisexuals Don’t Exist.

That world is not our world.  

If you want to write a story that takes place in our real world, remember that bisexuality exists. The word bisexual exists and ignoring it makes your story look foolish.  Remember that we are the most populous letter in the LGBT+ alphabet soup.  To do otherwise is profoundly biphobic and contributes to bisexual erasure.   Make the word bisexual a part of your real world.

Otherwise your story is taking place in a fantasy land that might as well be full of elves and unicorns. 

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Pittsburg [Kansas]’s first librarian, Ella Buchanan, left her post more than 100 years ago to pursue her dream of becoming an artist.

She achieved it and then some: One of her sculptures became the face of the women’s suffrage movement; another was a gift to a U.S. president.

Now, a bit of Buchanan, including one of her sculptures, is back in the library and will remain there permanently thanks to a gift from her family, an anonymous benefactor, a local craftsman and some sleuthing by Bev Clarkson, Pittsburg library director.

—”Pittsburg’s first librarian became noted artist; sculpture, portrait to be put on permanent display" by Andra Bryan Stefanoni in the Joplin Globe, with another hat tip to AL Direct for the link (via womenoflibraryhistory)

Neato!

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todaysdocument:

"They should be allowed the opportunity to earn return to their country, their communities, and their families, upon their agreement to a period of alternate service in the national interest, together with an acknowledgement of their allegiance to the country and its Constitution."

Presidential Proclamation 4313 of September 16, 1974, by President Gerald R. Ford announcing a program for the return of Vietnam era draft evaders and deserters., 09/16/1974

(Not the first controversial pardon issued by President Ford in September 1974.)

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todaysdocument:

Homestead Proof Testimony of Almanzo Wilder, 09/12/1884

From the series: HOMESTEAD FINAL CERTIFICATES, 1880 - 1907. Records of the Bureau of Land Management

Dated September 12, 1884, this is the homestead proof of Almanzo James Wilder, husband of "Little House" author Laura Ingalls Wilder (1 year before they were married in 1885). His claim for land in De Smet, Dakota territory, notes a 12’ x 12’ frame house with two doors, one window, and a cellar, a two stables.

(Coincidentally, television’s Laura Ingalls Wilder, Melissa Gilbert, will be discussing her new cookbook, My Prairie Cookbook at the National Archives tomorrow, September 13!)

Fan of Little House on the Prairie?  See our previous posts on Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family and find more at the National Archives website.

Insufficient exclamation points.

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oupacademic:

livingbreathingelsa:

oupacademic Is this true?

To the best of our knowledge…
There is no clear date of foundation for the University of Oxford, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.
Tenochtitlan, the major Aztec city, was founded in ~1325, although the Mexica were part of an earlier migration to (present-day) central Mexico. Please note ‘Aztec’ is a rather wooly term that may refer to different aspects, eras, or people in Mexican history.
We encourage our followers to share resources on both the history of Oxford and the history of the Mexico for further research. Remember that these ‘facts’ are reminders that history happens everywhere, momentous events may occur in parallel, and no history is more valuable than another.

History happens everywhere! Also, “wooly”. Hee.

oupacademic:

livingbreathingelsa:

oupacademic Is this true?

To the best of our knowledge…

There is no clear date of foundation for the University of Oxford, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.

Tenochtitlan, the major Aztec city, was founded in ~1325, although the Mexica were part of an earlier migration to (present-day) central Mexico. Please note ‘Aztec’ is a rather wooly term that may refer to different aspects, eras, or people in Mexican history.

We encourage our followers to share resources on both the history of Oxford and the history of the Mexico for further research. Remember that these ‘facts’ are reminders that history happens everywhere, momentous events may occur in parallel, and no history is more valuable than another.

History happens everywhere! Also, “wooly”. Hee.

(via thedigitallibrarian)

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