Also Texans stole her and her daughter back, then refused to let her rejoin her husband and two sons, and she died of starvation and depression. But you know. That part’s not blurb-worthy.
omg, the rest of it makes me stabby. yes yes. they were so warlike and brutal. good thing the US army was never brutal in retaliation. like, say, cutting off the Apache leader Mangas Coloradas’s head and boiling it? yeah. “an earlier version of ourselves”? It makes me sad to say this, but: FAIL, NPR. FAILLLLL.
nprfreshair:

In 1836, a 9-year-old pioneer girl named Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped during a Comanche raid in North Texas. She was strapped onto the back of a horse and taken north, back into the Plains where the powerful American Indian tribe lived.
 
Parker became a ward of the chief and later, a full member of the Comanches. She eventually married a highly respected Comanche chief and gave birth to three children, including Quanah — who would grow up to become the last and greatest Comanche leader.

Also Texans stole her and her daughter back, then refused to let her rejoin her husband and two sons, and she died of starvation and depression. But you know. That part’s not blurb-worthy.

omg, the rest of it makes me stabby. yes yes. they were so warlike and brutal. good thing the US army was never brutal in retaliation. like, say, cutting off the Apache leader Mangas Coloradas’s head and boiling it? yeah. “an earlier version of ourselves”? It makes me sad to say this, but: FAIL, NPR. FAILLLLL.

nprfreshair:

In 1836, a 9-year-old pioneer girl named Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped during a Comanche raid in North Texas. She was strapped onto the back of a horse and taken north, back into the Plains where the powerful American Indian tribe lived.

Parker became a ward of the chief and later, a full member of the Comanches. She eventually married a highly respected Comanche chief and gave birth to three children, including Quanah — who would grow up to become the last and greatest Comanche leader.

Same with the name, Operation Geronimo. The imperial mentality is so profound, throughout western society, that no one can perceive that they are glorifying bin Laden by identifying him with courageous resistance against genocidal invaders. It’s like naming our murder weapons after victims of our crimes: Apache, Tomahawk… It’s as if the Luftwaffe were to call its fighter planes ‘Jew’ and ‘Gypsy’.

Reblogging for the quote.

Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to bin Laden’s Death (via kateoplis)

School sports are serious business in the US, especially in Texas, where this case took place. Rape is not such a serious business. And free speech for students? Also not serious business. First the school told her to shut up and hide, then when she did shut up, it punished her. It’s almost like a girl has no way to win when she’s thrown into the deep end of the victim blaming pool. An act of protest is not “frivolous”, as this court ruled, and I can think of many better things HS could do with $45,000 (£27,300) – like pay for a college education to become an attorney to ensure that rape culture doesn’t get the last laugh in this case. Cheerleader’s protest after assault is not ‘frivolous’ | SE Smith | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk (via newwavefeminism)

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lostgrrrls:

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lostgrrrls:

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If I were to create a rating system, I wouldn’t even put murder right at the top of the chief offenses. I would put rape right at the top, and assault against women. Because it’s so insanely overused and insulting how much it’s overused in movies as a plot device, a woman in peril. That, to me, is offensive, yet that shit skates. Kevin Smith (director) on the ridiculousness of movies about sex receiving NC-17 ratings while extremely violent movies get by with R ratings (via phillip-gallagher)

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You can find this freshly posted as of yesterday. ‘She should be ashamed of what she did to Sarah Palin,’ which I think is a discredit to both me and former Governor Palin. She’s not fragile. And I’m not mean. And to imply otherwise is a disservice to us both. No one ever said, ‘Oh that Will Ferrell. He should be ashamed of the way he’s conducting himself playing George W. Bush.’ No one would ever say that. — From the Fresh Air interview: Tina Fey reflects on her Sarah Palin impersonation (via nprfreshair)

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“1492. As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them.”
— Kurt Vonnegut
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