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gimmeallyoresidualz:

I need some faith and confidence regained

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medievalpoc

I've been through your 1500s tag and not found what I needed, so I'm hoping you can point me in the direction of something I've missed. Have you come across any contemporary images of WOC from the 16th cen in middling class -> aristocratic dress? England/France preferably, but I'll take anything you've got! This powerpoint of mine desperately needs some variety on the female side.

medievalpoc:

medievalpoc:

alaynyala:

medievalpoc:

Hmmm. I might not have exactly what you’re looking for, but i’ll do my best.

*rubs hands together*

Women of Color!!!! 1500s or as close as possible!!!! European!!! Fancy-Looking Ladies Only!!!! Aaaaand….GO!

1500s, Italy:

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1500s, Italy/England:

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1600s, Netherlands:

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1400s, France:

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1600s, Netherlands (Rubens):

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1600s, Holland:

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1500s, Germany:

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1600s, Scotland:

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1500s (ish), France:

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Italy, 1600s:

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1600s, Netherlands/Belgium:

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1600s, Germany:

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1500s, Netherlands:

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1400s, Netherlands:

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1600s, Netherlands:

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And:

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1600s, Germany:

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1600s, Netherlands/Belgium:

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1500s, Holland:

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1500s, Italy:

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1600s, Italy:

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1600s, Netherlands/Belgium:

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More info at the links. I hope that helps?

I love this post so much…I’m actually crying a little bit. This is literally the very first time I am seeing women who look like me in art I *wish* I could have studied in art school. I am currently in debt from pursuing a degree that is largely indifferent to the history of my people, especially our women. Instead of memorizing and writing essays discussing the same images of the same white people over and over again why couldn’t we have learned about these beautiful renderings? I feel largely betrayed but inspired.

I am so excited to research these works independently and share what I learn with other POCs of all ages. Especially the young ones. I may start teaching again because of this post. This very well may have been just the spark I need to start some bitchin’ fires.

DO THE THING

I’M NOT CRYING

NOPE NOT CRYING AT ALL

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I just wanted to remind everyone that if you have a specific project that you’re working on, need help finding what you’re looking for, or want to explore your particular historical interests, make sure to check the FAQ and Advanced Navigation Page.

If yo don’t find what you’re looking for that way, you can always send me a message like the one up there, and I’ll do my best to find the artworks that fit the criteria you need!

thinksquad

happyharbor:

karnythia:

happyharbor:

karnythia:

happyharbor:

karnythia:

hollystewart:

karnythia:

hollystewart:

karnythia:

moniquill:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

thinksquad:

A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.

The chip is implanted under a woman’s skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone.

This will happen every day for 16 years, but can be stopped at any time by using a wireless remote control.

The project has been backed by Bill Gates, and will be submitted for pre-clinical testing in the US next year - and possibly go on sale by 2018.

The device measures 20mm x 20mm x 7mm and will be “competitively priced”, its creators said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28193720#FBM386927

This is amazing, but I’m pretty sure the chip would have to be metal which means I and other people with metal allergies couldn’t use it. It’s really amazing though.

…this might work for some people but does anyone see the major red flag of this being -very easy- to undermine without the birth control user’s knowledge?

Who would have access to the remotes? And the source code? Microsoft can’t keep their tech right now. And that’s before we get into ways of hacking the chips to release extra hormones. Enough to make users sick, increase their susceptibility to infertility, or to a stroke.

um by 2018 ppl.
They are probably working all the kinks out.

Like they worked the kinks out when they were studying syphilis at Tuskegee? Or those Mississippi Appendectomies?

You just pointed out 2 studies that were conducted before the IRB was established but okay.

IRB didn’t prevent prisoners from being illegally sterilized in California, or toxic waste being used to line playgrounds. It didn’t keep the government from using foster kids as lab subjects either.  I mean we can hit any time period in the US & find reasons not to trust these kinds of projects. That’s before we get into the various recalls of FDA approved contraceptives because of harmful side effects.

Never use any medications, guys! These examples of the failures of drug development mean that development and regulation never work and are always harmful!

Yes that’s the take away. Not interrogating flaws in this model of delivering medication. And certainly not wanting better quality options that aren’t so easy to abuse!

Literally not my argument. When someone voices concerns about how a new medication/therapy/device is to be developed and marketed, it only makes sense to follow that up with “And here’s a list of egregious violations of human rights committed by the medical community so therefore I can’t possibly trust that this new medication/therapy/device will be safe” if you don’t use any medicine/therapy/device because everything that’s marketed in the US as medicine/therapy/device has undergone thorough safety trials just like this new chip will. So if it won’t work for this new device then why should it work for any? 

You realize I expressed concerns & talked about prior & current violations that foster those kinds of concerns right? That even if the tech is safe it still carries a higher than average risk of misuse? Try reading my argument & the concerns of others in this thread for content & context.

Here’s the thread:

OP: Interesting new device to soon enter clinical trials!
Commenter 1: Sounds cool but sadly it’s unlikely to work for everyone.
Commenter 2: Concerns about privacy and proper use.
Commenter 3: More concerns about privacy, proper use, and patient safety.
Commenter 4: Aren’t these the things to be addressed during development?
Commenter 3: Here are a couple of examples of people dying from unauthorized or immoral medical research.
Commenter 4: Old stuff, not relevant now with current safeguards.
Commenter 3: More recent examples where the safeguards failed or were ignored altogether, therefore this new product must be untrustworthy.
My argument: If you’re going to derive your decision about this device from cherry picked data, then the logical conclusion is to apply this standard to all FDA-approved therapies and not trust any of them.

Like, it’s one thing to be wary about the setup of clinical trials for new medical products and the potential safety risks/concerns, but you’re going way off the deep end by saying “Tuskegee syphilis experiment, therefore no one can possibly trust this new research briefly described in a BBC article.”

tl;dr I strongly disagree with the argument that because bad stuff sometimes finds its way onto the market (and is discovered to be bad in the first place because it’s a highly regulated market that self-corrects), that nothing at all can be trusted.

I’m commenter 4, 6, & 7. Try to keep up. And what you’re taking away vs what was said is still wrong. You’re assuming that I (or anyone else) said nothing can be trusted. No one said that. We said this is a bad model for reasons. Someone said “oh that’ll be fixed in 4 years” & my response was “Don’t count on that because history” & then “Well that’s history so doesn’t apply now” & I said “Here’s current events showing problems still exist” & then you came out of left field asserting that slippery slopes are the only option. Meanwhile, reproductive health in America carries a particular fucked up weight that is heavier on some than other because of factors like race & class. Try nuance instead of leaping to conclusions.

thinksquad

happyharbor:

karnythia:

happyharbor:

karnythia:

hollystewart:

karnythia:

hollystewart:

karnythia:

moniquill:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

thinksquad:

A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.

The chip is implanted under a woman’s skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone.

This will happen every day for 16 years, but can be stopped at any time by using a wireless remote control.

The project has been backed by Bill Gates, and will be submitted for pre-clinical testing in the US next year - and possibly go on sale by 2018.

The device measures 20mm x 20mm x 7mm and will be “competitively priced”, its creators said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28193720#FBM386927

This is amazing, but I’m pretty sure the chip would have to be metal which means I and other people with metal allergies couldn’t use it. It’s really amazing though.

…this might work for some people but does anyone see the major red flag of this being -very easy- to undermine without the birth control user’s knowledge?

Who would have access to the remotes? And the source code? Microsoft can’t keep their tech right now. And that’s before we get into ways of hacking the chips to release extra hormones. Enough to make users sick, increase their susceptibility to infertility, or to a stroke.

um by 2018 ppl.
They are probably working all the kinks out.

Like they worked the kinks out when they were studying syphilis at Tuskegee? Or those Mississippi Appendectomies?

You just pointed out 2 studies that were conducted before the IRB was established but okay.

IRB didn’t prevent prisoners from being illegally sterilized in California, or toxic waste being used to line playgrounds. It didn’t keep the government from using foster kids as lab subjects either.  I mean we can hit any time period in the US & find reasons not to trust these kinds of projects. That’s before we get into the various recalls of FDA approved contraceptives because of harmful side effects.

Never use any medications, guys! These examples of the failures of drug development mean that development and regulation never work and are always harmful!

Yes that’s the take away. Not interrogating flaws in this model of delivering medication. And certainly not wanting better quality options that aren’t so easy to abuse!

Literally not my argument. When someone voices concerns about how a new medication/therapy/device is to be developed and marketed, it only makes sense to follow that up with “And here’s a list of egregious violations of human rights committed by the medical community so therefore I can’t possibly trust that this new medication/therapy/device will be safe” if you don’t use any medicine/therapy/device because everything that’s marketed in the US as medicine/therapy/device has undergone thorough safety trials just like this new chip will. So if it won’t work for this new device then why should it work for any? 

You realize I expressed concerns & talked about prior & current violations that foster those kinds of concerns right? That even if the tech is safe it still carries a higher than average risk of misuse? Try reading my argument & the concerns of others in this thread for content & context.

thinksquad

happyharbor:

karnythia:

hollystewart:

karnythia:

hollystewart:

karnythia:

moniquill:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

thinksquad:

A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.

The chip is implanted under a woman’s skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone.

This will happen every day for 16 years, but can be stopped at any time by using a wireless remote control.

The project has been backed by Bill Gates, and will be submitted for pre-clinical testing in the US next year - and possibly go on sale by 2018.

The device measures 20mm x 20mm x 7mm and will be “competitively priced”, its creators said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28193720#FBM386927

This is amazing, but I’m pretty sure the chip would have to be metal which means I and other people with metal allergies couldn’t use it. It’s really amazing though.

…this might work for some people but does anyone see the major red flag of this being -very easy- to undermine without the birth control user’s knowledge?

Who would have access to the remotes? And the source code? Microsoft can’t keep their tech right now. And that’s before we get into ways of hacking the chips to release extra hormones. Enough to make users sick, increase their susceptibility to infertility, or to a stroke.

um by 2018 ppl.
They are probably working all the kinks out.

Like they worked the kinks out when they were studying syphilis at Tuskegee? Or those Mississippi Appendectomies?

You just pointed out 2 studies that were conducted before the IRB was established but okay.

IRB didn’t prevent prisoners from being illegally sterilized in California, or toxic waste being used to line playgrounds. It didn’t keep the government from using foster kids as lab subjects either.  I mean we can hit any time period in the US & find reasons not to trust these kinds of projects. That’s before we get into the various recalls of FDA approved contraceptives because of harmful side effects.

Never use any medications, guys! These examples of the failures of drug development mean that development and regulation never work and are always harmful!

Yes that’s the take away. Not interrogating flaws in this model of delivering medication. And certainly not wanting better quality options that aren’t so easy to abuse!

dynamicafrica
In spite of its strong Crusader underpinnings, there was nothing unusual about the African slave trade until 1492. It fit a pattern that had existed for centuries wherein slaves from Europe were sold in Egypt, Central Asia and India, while slaves from sub-Saharan Africa were sold in North Africa, Spain and India. The slave trade declined towards the end of the 15th century because the European market was saturated. Lisbon had about ten thousand Muslim and African slaves and could use no more.


The discovery of America changed this picture. It transformed what was up till then a small trade in ivory, gold and slaves into an intricate global web of trade, piracy and politics. The initial objective of Spain in her American colonies was gold. In their hunt for precious metals, the Spanish obliterated the ancient civilizations of the Aztecs of Mexico, the Mayans of Guatemala and the Incas of Peru. Ninety percent of the men were killed while the women died as a result of slavery and diseases brought in by the Europeans. Within a span of ten years, from 1500 to 1510, the population of Cuba decreased from about one million to twenty thousand. When the Mayan gold was exhausted, the Spanish went after the silver mines of Mexico. The residual indigenous population was enslaved and put to work in the silver mines. Working conditions were so harsh that by 1520, the American colonies were almost drained of their native manpower.

It was about this time that a new crop, unknown in the Americas up until then, was introduced into the New World. The discovery of America had resulted in a vast interchange of agricultural products between the New World and the Old. The potato, tomato and red pepper traveled from the Americas to Europe and Asia, while sugar and cotton went in the other direction.

The introduction of sugar transformed America, Europe and Africa alike. Its impact on history was far greater than that of Mayan gold treasures or the rich silver mines of Mexico. To understand how it happened, it is important to know the process of sugar extraction. The word sugar derives from the Sanskrit word su-ka-ra, meaning a sweet substance. Sugarcane is a tropical crop, which originated in the Indo-Gangetic plains in ancient India. Until the 16th century, it was imported in small quantities into Europe by Muslim merchants and their Venetian partners, and found its way to the dining tables of the rich. When direct European contacts were initiated with India (1496), it became more readily available. Demand multiplied. The islands of the West Indies, and some in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa, were ideally suited to grow sugar cane, a crop that is labor intensive. Native American labor had been exhausted. Moreover, the Native Americans were not suited for the kind of backbreaking work required on the sugar plantations. So, labor had to be imported.

An extract from Prof. Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, PhD on the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade and how it relates to Muslim people and Muslim history in Africa.

More African history.

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downlo

Anya Groner: The Heart You Save Won’t Be Your Own

downlo:

This is really good. Read it when you get a chance.

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thinksquad

hollystewart:

karnythia:

hollystewart:

karnythia:

moniquill:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

thinksquad:

A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.

The chip is implanted under a woman’s skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone.

This will happen every day for 16 years, but can be stopped at any time by using a wireless remote control.

The project has been backed by Bill Gates, and will be submitted for pre-clinical testing in the US next year - and possibly go on sale by 2018.

The device measures 20mm x 20mm x 7mm and will be “competitively priced”, its creators said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28193720#FBM386927

This is amazing, but I’m pretty sure the chip would have to be metal which means I and other people with metal allergies couldn’t use it. It’s really amazing though.

…this might work for some people but does anyone see the major red flag of this being -very easy- to undermine without the birth control user’s knowledge?

Who would have access to the remotes? And the source code? Microsoft can’t keep their tech right now. And that’s before we get into ways of hacking the chips to release extra hormones. Enough to make users sick, increase their susceptibility to infertility, or to a stroke.

um by 2018 ppl.
They are probably working all the kinks out.

Like they worked the kinks out when they were studying syphilis at Tuskegee? Or those Mississippi Appendectomies?

You just pointed out 2 studies that were conducted before the IRB was established but okay.

IRB didn’t prevent prisoners from being illegally sterilized in California, or toxic waste being used to line playgrounds. It didn’t keep the government from using foster kids as lab subjects either.  I mean we can hit any time period in the US & find reasons not to trust these kinds of projects. That’s before we get into the various recalls of FDA approved contraceptives because of harmful side effects.

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thinksquad

hollystewart:

karnythia:

moniquill:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

thinksquad:

A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.

The chip is implanted under a woman’s skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone.

This will happen every day for 16 years, but can be stopped at any time by using a wireless remote control.

The project has been backed by Bill Gates, and will be submitted for pre-clinical testing in the US next year - and possibly go on sale by 2018.

The device measures 20mm x 20mm x 7mm and will be “competitively priced”, its creators said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28193720#FBM386927

This is amazing, but I’m pretty sure the chip would have to be metal which means I and other people with metal allergies couldn’t use it. It’s really amazing though.

…this might work for some people but does anyone see the major red flag of this being -very easy- to undermine without the birth control user’s knowledge?

Who would have access to the remotes? And the source code? Microsoft can’t keep their tech right now. And that’s before we get into ways of hacking the chips to release extra hormones. Enough to make users sick, increase their susceptibility to infertility, or to a stroke.

um by 2018 ppl.
They are probably working all the kinks out.

Like they worked the kinks out when they were studying syphilis at Tuskegee? Or those Mississippi Appendectomies?

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thinksquad

moniquill:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

thinksquad:

A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.

The chip is implanted under a woman’s skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone.

This will happen every day for 16 years, but can be stopped at any time by using a wireless remote control.

The project has been backed by Bill Gates, and will be submitted for pre-clinical testing in the US next year - and possibly go on sale by 2018.

The device measures 20mm x 20mm x 7mm and will be “competitively priced”, its creators said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28193720#FBM386927

This is amazing, but I’m pretty sure the chip would have to be metal which means I and other people with metal allergies couldn’t use it. It’s really amazing though.

…this might work for some people but does anyone see the major red flag of this being -very easy- to undermine without the birth control user’s knowledge?

Who would have access to the remotes? And the source code? Microsoft can’t keep their tech right now. And that’s before we get into ways of hacking the chips to release extra hormones. Enough to make users sick, increase their susceptibility to infertility, or to a stroke.