The Citadel Town of Erbil, Iraq via Amusing Planet
At the heart of the city of Erbil, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, lies an ancient mound of earth some 25 to 30 meters tall from the surrounding plains. On top of this mound lies one of the oldest town in the world. Known as the Citadel of Erbil, this fortified town, measuring a meager 430 by 340 meters and occupying 102,000 square meters in area has been incontinuous occupation since at least the 5th millennium BC, and possibly earlier. The imposing yellow-ochre color structure with a solid perimeter wall is one of the most dramatic visual experiences in the Middle East.
I haven’t made anything in a long time, which I feel has been helping feed a feeling of general malaise. However, I’m really excited about these ideas:
Let’s listen to the hits of 2003, spotify!
Few things weird me out as much as the fact that “Hey Ya!” came out ten years ago
Mystic’s felt hat embroidered in coloured silks with Persian and Arabic invocations, including the popular Shi‘a invocation ‘Call upon ‘Ali, revealer of wonders …’
Iran, 13th century AH/19th century CE
the snake in the yard is splitting open in the tub and looks just like this without the flowers and pearls
Just thought I’d share this charming piece of graffiti from near my home.
By the way, this is the ONLY women’s library in the country, it has only women’s work in it and also serves as a sort of feminist museum. They’re affiliated with a university close by and hold regular events such as workshops and talks on subjects like the poetry of immigrant women of colour or the representation of mental health in women’s literature. Its also due to be closed down by the Conservatives.
Can men go in and borrow books written by women?
Yeah, totally, they even do events for men by women on intro to feminism, rape culture stuff sometimes!
god forbid women have a single fucking thing without men getting jealous like fucking children
@thisgingerisback Women have woman only days at public pools and saunas, women have womens parking sports etc etc etc tell me one thing men have just for themselves. and THIS is against feminism because it separates the genders so fuck those sexist bitches and fuck woman only days at saunas.
what do men have for themselves?
sports teams, organizations (such as fraternities), there’s men only colleges/ schools, gentlemen’s clubs, men’s rights organizations
not to mention even more incendiary forms of the separation of men for example in many churches where only men will be able to serve in positions of authority. or even sometimes when it’s not on the books but because of tradition/ status quo men are more likely to be promoted to certain leadership positions.
now let’s talk about those women only spaces. because of the prevalence of sexual assault it would make sense to me that women might wanna be by themselves in a sauna. i would personally feel uncomfortable being mostly naked around random men. are you saying i don’t have the right to feel uncomfortable and want a woman only space?
i looked up “the woman’s library” and there’s multiple throughout the world. but what they seem to have in common is a focus on providing literature/ books written by women about women.
hm let’s use our thinking tanks… this couldn’t be because there is a bias towards men in the literary canon? or in the recording of history?
nah, it couldn’t be! it’s because they don’t think men read…
Dang though, does this shit really require so much fucking processing power to comprehend? Really?
“and THIS is against feminism because it separates the genders so fuck those sexist bitches and fuck woman only days at saunas.”
Like, how are people seriously this confused about the world?
how does anyone like this show
how do you enjoy being constantly aware of white dude writers struggling so much to write characters