The Library Sphinx

Libraries, books, feminism, politics, art, science, roller derby and the occasional cute cat.

ca-tsuka:

Cartoon Saloon animation studio artists worked for Brian Boru exhibition (Trinity College - Dublin).
Illustrators : Tomm Moore (director of The Secret of Kells), Ross Stewart and Alice Dieudonne

(via sudo-rm--rf)

therumpus:

sonofbaldwin:

Toni Morrison goes in.

Toni, Toni, Toni.

(Source: sensationalsherri, via theinnkeeperlibrarian)

When someone mentions the Outside Whiteboard

derbyref:

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stammsternenstaub:

bisexual-community:

In 2011 Actor + Bisexual Rights Campaigner Alan Cumming, added his name to Bi Social Network’s "I Am Visible" bisexual awareness campaign …

Campaign organiser Adrienne Williams said, “He’s using his voice to stamp out biphobia and bi-erasure in entertainment, news and media and we are honored. If one bisexual life can be changed by showing that we are everywhere, that even in entertainment there are people like them, then all the better.”

*screams*

neutralmilkandhoney:

mymodernmet:

Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country.

Very happy about this

(via quasifesto)

cutebronto:

rapeculturerealities:

TW: RAPE CULTURE, VICTIM BLAMING

hairypitprincess:

ikaricrossinglines:

the thing that upsets me most here is that quite a few of these sample replies show profile photos of children. These people are raising families and kids. And for those fathers with daughters,I wonder how amusing they would find it if they knew there was at least a 1 in 4 chance of their own child being sexually assaulted or raped in her own lifetime.

A real funny joke there, dads.

This is highly disturbing

ditto

God, I know. I hate it when I see obvious fathers saying shit like this. Is that how they are going to feel about their daughters? That their daughters deserved getting raped because they wore something “slutty” to a party? They should be ashamed. 

(Source: thehealthyhusky, via lightsharpnesssong)

Why we need to stand up to bullies

Karl Marx inscription

A hidden gem in the collection of Trinity College Library, Cambridge.

katzenfabrik:

thelandofmaps:

Eurocentrism of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Wow, that’s pretty undeniable.

That’s really interesting! I do wonder if number per square mile is the most accurate reflection, though, since Europe is very densely populated. Maybe it should be per capita? I don’t know. But I agree that UNESCO is often very Eurocentric. It would be interesting to combine this with data on Intangible Heritage projects around the world. I suspect if you counted those as well, other parts of the world would have better representation.

katzenfabrik:

thelandofmaps:

Eurocentrism of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Wow, that’s pretty undeniable.

That’s really interesting! I do wonder if number per square mile is the most accurate reflection, though, since Europe is very densely populated. Maybe it should be per capita? I don’t know. But I agree that UNESCO is often very Eurocentric. It would be interesting to combine this with data on Intangible Heritage projects around the world. I suspect if you counted those as well, other parts of the world would have better representation.

tedx:

The beautiful, sad, shifting state of wild ice: Geomorphologist / photographer James Balog travels the globe to capture the twisting, soaring forms of the world’s vanishing wild ice. In 2009, he wowed the TEDGlobal crowd with his time-lapse photos of the shifting landscapes of the world’s icy habitats.

Above, some striking footage from his project Extreme Ice Survey.

Watch the whole talk here»

One of the most depressing Tumblr posts of all time.