“Nothing is more foreign than the world of one’s childhood when one has truly left it.”
― Pär Lagerkvist, The Sibyl
Remembering Nobel Laureate Pär Lagerkvist, who was born on this day in Swedish in 1891. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1951.
Pedro Trinidad Fernández
La defensa de la sociedad: Cárcel y delincuencia en España (siglos XVIII-XX)
Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a leaf from a lovely fifteenth century Franciscan breviary. I love the border! I think the initial shows the Veronica veil.
Image source: Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Min. 98. Creative Commons licensed by eCodices on Flickr.
Street harassment is not a compliment.
Finally someone made a comic about my exact feelings
people really don’t seem to understand the goddamn difference.
In honor of Children’s Book Week, here’s a photo of an awesome kid.
Santa Maria de Montserrat, Spain (by roba66)
If you haven’t heard of the Bank On Students Loan Fairness Act, here’s a small introduction:
The bill gives students the same deal that we give to the big banks by allowing those who are eligible for federally subsidized Stafford loans to borrow at the same rate offered to banks through the Federal Reserve discount window. For one year, the Federal Reserve would make funds available to the Department of Education to make these loans to our students. This would give students relief from high interest rates while giving Congress time to find a long-term solution.
Fixing the interest rate on new subsidized loans is only a first step in helping students who are drowning in debt. We must ensure that the interest rates on all student loans are as low as possible, and that struggling borrowers have options to help them avoid default. Congress will have the opportunity to address these issues next year when it reauthorizes the Higher Education Act. We will work with our colleagues to make student loans a fair deal for students rather than a profit center for the federal government.
Economists explain that banks need low rates because their stability is essential to our shaky economic recovery. But students are just as important as banks to a strong recovery. High levels of student debt pose a risk to our economy if students cannot pay it back. If the Federal Reserve can lend trillions to financial institutions at low rates to grow the economy, surely it can float the money that will keep student loan payments low, keep us competitive, and grow our middle class.
Unlike big banks, students do not have armies of lobbyists and lawyers. They’re banking on us to do what’s right. Let’s bank on students by investing in their futures and giving them a break on student loan interest.
Great George badge of the Order of the Garter, made in England, 1628-29 (source).
What a delight
When I tell you white folks are trying to take over ALL our shit,
Including the language that they call us ‘ghetto’ and ‘ignorant’ for using?
And they sellin it on teeshirts like a white woman would come up with that phrasing.
AAVE is the same language they penalize us for using, denying us opportunities and resources, calling us ignorant,
But they put it on a shirt with a BLONDE bitch and SELL IT?
I feel kicked in the chest.
How does that phrase even go with this damn Disney princess (any Disney princess really)?
They have the nerve to be appropriative and not even clever…
isn’t that the sleeping beauty girl? she slept through her whole fucking movie.
all she got is time.
Also, why is she wearing glasses? What the fuck does glasses have to do with anything?
White people ruin everything.
This is all kinds of wrong.
There isn’t even a punchline here, what the fuck
And this is why I’ve been so intolerant lately of people who make AAVE into a joke. I refuse to let you mock me and my Blackness and then turn right around and profit from it.
And this from the same company who fired Black managers and employees because they didn’t adhere to the blonde-haired, blue-eyed image the company wanted to present! Fuck you, Wet Seal.
Republicans can always be counted on to stand up for big corporations.