The boy just needs a little monster in his woman.
This photo always cheers me up a bit. It’s a front-page article from 1955 about Christine Jorgensen, one of the first women to have sex-reassignment surgery.
Since the text is a bit small and I couldn’t find a larger copy, here’s what the small blurb says:
A World of a Difference
George W. Jorgensen, Jr., son of a Bronx carpenter, served in the Army for two years and was given honorable discharge in 1946. Now George is no more. After six operations, Jorgensen’s sex has been changed and today she is a striking woman, working as a photographer in Denmark. Parents were informed of the big change in a letter Christine (that’s her new name) sent to them recently.
This article is 58 years old, and it’s more respectful of Christine’s pronoun choices and name than some publications are today. It makes me happy to see a newspaper be respectful of a trans person’s choice of name and pronouns like that.
BEAUXBATONS:located in the pyrenees, beauxbatons academy of magic is the leading wizarding school in france. the headmistress is madame olympe maxime.(requested by anon)
i’m terrified of sounding mean on the internet so i always add too many exclamation marks and smiley faces but i think it makes me sound like a primary school teacher
mythology meme: [1/7] heroes
↳ achillesThe son of sea nymph Thetis and king Peleus, Achilles was predestined for greatness. According to Statius, Thetis dipped her son in the river Styx in an attempt to make him immortal, but since she held him by the heel and thus left it untouched by the water, that small part of his body later became his downfall. Achilles is best known for the part he played in the Trojan War, which Homer described in the Iliad. As to avenge the death of Patroclus, his dearest friend, beloved, and companion, Achilles slay the Trojan hero Hector; the latter swore on his dying breath that his brother Paris will be the death of Achilles. Sometime later, Hector’s brother killed Achilles with a single arrow. In the end, Achilles’s bones were mingled with those of Patroclus, and funeral games were held to honour the greatest of Greek heroes.