I can’t believe it crashed my computer omfg
"gentle reminder that cleopatra’s beauty is rumored to have started wars in ancient history" — a post going around Tumblr
Actually Cleopatra was said to have not actually been that beautiful — men said that until she opened her mouth, she was simply average. What made her beautiful according to Plutarch was her personality and intelligence. Her sparkling wit, charming personality, talent with over half a dozen languages, and in-depth knowledge of almost everything was just so impressive that she often became beautiful in their eyes.
So while that post is nice in that it’s trying to say that women are becoming more beautiful and that if you lived in 30 B.C., you could have started wars, I like this version much better.
You may not be traditionally beautiful, but goddamn neither was Cleopatra and she seduced two of the most powerful men in the world.
who summon me
S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders
just gonna leave this here cause i cannot even comprehend how idiotic this is
Let me tell you something. This tragedy happened in my community & it was heartbreaking. All near by towns were searching for this little girl for days. When the news broke that the mother of the two boys did it turned in her OWN sons, everyone was outraged. And the boys were punished. And that’s how the story SHOULD end, right? Autumn got her justice, she was laid to rest with her family knowing what actually happened to her. It is absolutely disgusting to keep dredging up this tragedy as some kind of comparison to any other murder case.
Secondly, this was no hate crime. Autumn wasn’t killed because she was white… She was involved in an bike robbery that went wrong. The boys picked her for bike AND because she was small so she probably wouldn’t fight back. They didn’t kill her with some intention to slay white people. I swear to god the more this case gets compared to the mass murdering of persons by our own armed forces, i lose a lot of faith in people.