Imagine your OTP having their first baby and holding him/her for the very first time.
lucrezia borgia in the assassin
What weapons do I have with which to protect myself? Your beauty. Is that a weapon? It can be deadly, when well used. But beauty doesn’t last forever. Gone, like the snows of last year. What else? When beauty fades? Your wit. Your intelligence. And I have those weapons? Oh, in abundance. You should cultivate them. You will be married some day. You may need them - sooner than you think.
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In any case, she was only a girl herself at this time. Cesarina was born in 1476, the eldest child of Rodrigo and Vannozza…
…though often mistakenly believed to be younger than her sister Juana. In fact eleven months Juana’s senior, Cesarina grew up as a supposed niece of the Cardinal under the watchful eye of Adriana de Milà. Unlike her siblings, however, Cesarina never seemed to regard Adriana as more than a cousin and caretaker. She remained close to Vannozza, and would often retreat to her mother’s villa in times of difficulty.
No verified contemporary images of Cesarina survive, though she is widely believed to have been the model for the Virgin Mary in Pinturicchio’s “The Marriage of the Virgin.” The painting, which would have been completed when Cesarina was sixteen, shows a sober young girl with a mass of curling dark hair loose past her waist. A portrait dated ten to twenty years after her death, inscribed ”Domina Caesarina,” provides a more compelling image of her: a strikingly beautiful woman, her features even and strongly-marked, with an unusually firm chin for portraiture of that period, well-cut mouth, and straight nose. Her eyes are large and dark beneath straight brows (similar in appearance to the one surviving painting of Vannozza dei Cattanei), her complexion pale with a tinge of ruddiness, her hair a deep chestnut. Her expression is alert and good-humoured, with something of the arresting quality—above and beyond physical attractiveness—that appears in virtually every contemporary description. This may be our best glance at the face of Cesarina Borgia.
I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…
When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.
Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.
Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.
…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.
So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation. —
Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President
"What’s up with chicks and science?"
Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.
This is both a really great answer to that specific question, and a really great example of how to draw an analogy between your experience and someone else’s.
- liking a piece of media does not automatically mean you think it is perfect or agree with its creators
- even if you are not openly critical of it
- because you don’t HAVE to be openly critical of it
- there is an enormous difference between being an apologist for something and wanting to dwell on the good parts of a thing you like because it makes you happy, please stop conflating these two things
- not talking about the flaws of a thing does not mean you do not recognize the flaws of a thing
- nobody has to apologize for liking what they like and nobody should be shamed for liking a thing
- your fave is problematic too
- you are not a better person than someone just because your favorite piece of media is less problematic than theirs
- you aren’t
#i dont have the time nor the energy to be constantly inserting footnotes about how x thing is problematic in x way #i have to be positive to preserve my own sanity
Added to: just because I don’t talk about it on Tumblr, doesn’t mean I don’t talk about it at all. Just means I choose my area of discourse.
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do you ever have a notp that you antiship so hard that you actually get nauseous when people mention it