Sisi War Crimes
The Great Pyramids of Giza, as you’ve never seen them before — at the edge of a sprawling metropolis and the vast desert.
The city is crawling up those things pretty damn aggressively.
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Icons of worship.
"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.
this is too thug not to reblog
That’s not all they do - they’ve got more information on their website.
What else they do that is awesome:
- Stop child marriages
- Persuade families to educate girl-child
- Train women in self-defense
- Oppose corruption in administration
- Create awareness about the evils of dowry
- Register FIRs against sex-offenders and abusive husbands
- Publicly shame molesters
- Encourage women to become financially independent
Yesssssssss. Female empowerment is a wonderful thing.
The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection. From the word “Horus,” the Arabic word “Hares” was derived, which basically translates to “Guard.” As demonstrated in one of the above images, the Eye of Horus is also thought to be modeled after the Thalamus, which exists at the center of the human brain. The Thalamus is that part in our brain that translates all incoming signals from our senses: smell, touch, taste, hearing, sight, and thought. And the different shapes that compose the Eye of Horus are thought to represent these different senses as well. Spiritually, the Thalamus is thought to house our “third eye.”
In one myth, when Set and Horus were fighting for the throne after Osiris's death, Set gouged out Horus's left eye. The majority of the eye was restored by either Hathor or Thoth (with the last portion possibly being supplied magically). When Horus’s eye was recovered, he offered it to his father, Osiris, in hopes of restoring his life. Hence, the eye of Horus was often used to symbolise sacrifice, healing, restoration, and protection.
Because the Eye of Horus was often worn as an amulet by our ancestors to ward off evil spirits, it is thought by some to be linked to Nazar amulets, still used to this day as a symbolic protector from the “evil eye.”
I am so taken by how this one very simple symbol can carry so many layers of meaning.
Andy Warhol by Alex Ross
House K by Yoshichika Takagi + Associates.
Top: Crescent and star adorning the dome of a mosque in Istanbul
Middle: Two figures are either drinking date juice or getting high, with a funny bull-horn shape cupping what is either the sun or a star on a stamp from the Early Dilmun period found between what is now Bahrain and Kuwait.
Bottom: Isis, daughter of Night and Earth, ancient Egyptian goddess of magic and healing, wearing cow-horns-cupping-sun-disc headpiece usually associated with the Goddess Hathor, who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood.