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Robespierre insisted that women drove progress and that their presence was necessary for the Enlightenment to spread: “the lumiere of letters has begun to reappear [after the Middle Ages], and it is women who will accelerate the happy revolution that will be the result.” Far from insisting that women had a separate nature that necessitated their exclusion from such [academic] gatherings, Robespierre felt that the “travails of the human mind” would be perfected by bringing together men’s and women’s different qualities, and that the “way to do this is by adding women to literary societies.”

Here, Robespierre was taking the opposite position from that of Rousseau. …Prejudices against women, he proclaimed, were the “scandal of an enlightened century”; he urged other academies to follow Arras’s example [and allow women entry into Academic Societies]. Though Robespierre’s language did not proceed from the same premises as modern feminism, resting instead on the ideas of complementarity, his convictions were clear. It was nothing but prejudice that excluded women; they deserved the same rights as men to cultivate their intelligence; society would benefit from their inclusion.

"Robespierre, Old Regime Feminist? Gender, the Late Eighteenth Century, and the French Revolution Revisited." Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall. (via bunniesandbeheadings)
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Yesterday I started making some Babygroots for last minute Otakon stock! They’re about 7” high and super fun to make. 

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well, i am groot


well, i am groot

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The head of a company survived 9/11 because
His son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.

One of them
Missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.

Car wouldn’t start.

One couldn’t
Get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before.
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..

Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,

This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment


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I should mention Seth MacFarlane missed his plane on 9/11 American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston.

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Aug 31st, 2014 from vladimirnootin with 410,135 notes / more


Festival Series Goblets by Jacqueline McKinny. borosilicate glass. www.rowan-studios.com. Photos by Josh Schutz

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Happy Birthday, JK Rowling, born 31 July 1965
12 JK Rowling Quotes


Happy Birthday, JK Rowling, born 31 July 1965

12 JK Rowling Quotes

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