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Then there’s the fact that Disney protagonists often reject traditional marriage partners. Ariel wants to marry a human against her father’s wishes, Belle rejects Gaston’s proposal in front of the whole town, Jasmine refuses to marry the sultan’s suitors, Pocahontas refuses to marry a tribal warrior, and Mulan rejects conventional matchmaking. In this way, even though Disney films usually offer a traditional happy ending with a heterosexual marriage, the journey always involves rejecting parental and societal expectations, and exercising a “freedom to marry whomever you love” spirit that is endemic to gay rights.

It’s Not Just Frozen: Most Disney Movies Are Pro-Gay - Akash Nikolas - The Atlantic

UGH. A thousand subtextual metaphors? Wow thanks Disney. Sorry I’m not impressed.

Straight’s the new gay.

(via sexartandpolitics)

This is so dumb.

Iowa Cops Seize Almost $ 50,000 from a Couple, Didn’t Charge Them With A Crime
centuriespast:

BRYULLOV, Karl PavlovichPrincess Yuliya Pavlovna Samoilova Leaving a Ball with Adopted Daughter Amacilia Pacinibefore 1842Oil on canvas, 249 x 176 cmState Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

centuriespast:

BRYULLOV, Karl Pavlovich
Princess Yuliya Pavlovna Samoilova Leaving a Ball with Adopted Daughter Amacilia Pacini
before 1842
Oil on canvas, 249 x 176 cm
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

fashizblackdiary:

Beyoncé covers TIME Magazine’s “100 most influential people” 2014 issue.

We need feminism for each woman on a cover with vacant eyes and parted lips.

fashizblackdiary:

Beyoncé covers TIME Magazine’s “100 most influential people” 2014 issue.

We need feminism for each woman on a cover with vacant eyes and parted lips.

(Source: xknarf, via animusdonandi)

tockthewatchdog:

mattheuphonium:

kim-jong-chill:

i need feminism because when jesus does a magic trick it’s a goddamn miracle but when a woman does a magic trick she gets burned at the stake

fabulous 

i mean they did also kill jesus. that was a pretty significant thing that happened. like i understand where you’re coming from here but they very much did kill jesus.

perfect.

(via catherineaddington)

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Priest On Titanic Gives His Life To Hear Confessions

mystagogy:

I just read the incredibly moving story of  Father Thomas Byles, a priest on the Titanic. He had at least two offers to get on a lifeboat and turned them both down, saying “his duty was to stay on the ship while one soul wanted his ministrations.”

What a holy man, a man to emulate. If I ever hear his cause for canonization has been opened, I will be among those praying for it.

(via alwaysabeautifullife)

blue-voids:

Aurore de La Morinerie

 Philosophy (Final State) // Gustav Klimt

 Philosophy (Final State) // Gustav Klimt

(Source: translucentmind, via animusdonandi)

The research reported in this book … shows that in the cases of well-managed firms… . good management was the most powerful reason they failed to stay atop their industries. Precisely because these firms listened to their customers, invested aggressively in new technologies that would provide their customers more and better products of the sort they wanted, and because they carefully studied market trends and systematically allocated investment capital to innovations that promised the best returns, they lost their positions of leadership.

What this implies at a deeper level is that many of what are now widely accepted principles of good management are, in fact, only situationally appropriate. There are times at which it is right not to listen to customers, right to invest in developing lower-performance products that promise lower margins, and right to aggressively pursue small, rather than substantial, markets. This book derives a set of rules, from carefully designed research and analysis of innovative successes and failures in the disk drive and other industries, that managers can use to judge when the widely accepted principles of good management should be followed and when alternative principles are appropriate.

From the intro to Clayton Christensen’s Innovator’s Dilemma, which remains an incredibly provocative read after all these years. (via chaddickerson)

(via fred-wilson)

Note de service

Ce blog à visée purement personnelle est un “jette-idées.” C’est pourquoi lorsque je l’ai créé j’ai mis son contenu sous licence Creative Commons avec autorisation d’utilisation, avec crédit, pour usages non-commerciaux. 

Récemment, mon billet sur Gerson, publié uniquement “pour moi”, est devenu “viral” dans la twitto-blogosphère catholique. Certains médias m’ont demandé de le reprendre, et j’ai toujours accepté avec plaisir, parce qu’il s’agissait d’un sujet qui me tient à coeur. 

J’ai appris plus tard que le site “Nouvelles de France” avait repris ce billet sans me demander mon avis. Ce site étant édité par une société commerciale, ils n’en avaient pas le droit, malgré la licence CC. J’essaye encore de traiter à l’amiable avec eux, et sinon j’explorerai les voies de recours juridiques.

Toujours est-il que désormais tout oeuvre publiée ici dont je suis l’auteur est entièrement couverte par tous les droits d’auteurs applicables. 

Et il va évidemment de soi que je boycotte désormais le site en question. 

with Marie-Laure at La Gueulardière – View on Path.

with Marie-Laure at La Gueulardière – View on Path.

My Mom’s seven hour lamb. #AgnusDei with Philippe, Sophie-Laurence, Marie-Laure, and Michèle at La Gueulardière – View on Path.

My Mom’s seven hour lamb. #AgnusDei with Philippe, Sophie-Laurence, Marie-Laure, and Michèle at La Gueulardière – View on Path.