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Medusa didn’t ask for the snakes in her hair.
She gazed hoping to see love never stone.
Poor Medusa wasn’t born a monster.
Until Poseidon in his rage condemned her to be.
Can’t you see?
What was once pure beauty became poison.
And, her kindness a lost myth.
Alas, the story of many women is also this.

—Hannah Sofia Ghani, Poor Medusa (via ontheedgeofdarkness)

Boom.

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ICYMI: #Ferguson #MikeBrown The Mike Brown Shooting: What You’re Not Being Told

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A fourth traveler had joined them, unobserved.
Frances Bassett Comstock, from Undine : a legend, by Friedrich de la Motte-Fouqué, New York, 1911.
(Source: archive.org)

Jiggles

oldbookillustrations:

A fourth traveler had joined them, unobserved.

Frances Bassett Comstock, from Undine : a legend, by Friedrich de la Motte-Fouqué, New York, 1911.

(Source: archive.org)

Jiggles

Well said, Mr. Moffat. My favorite episode of this season..x

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It’s a cruel irony that people in rural Iowa can be malnourished amid forests of cornstalks running to the horizon. Iowa dirt is some of the richest in the nation, even bringing out the poet in agronomists, who describe it as “black gold.” In 2007 Iowa’s fields produced roughly one-sixth of all corn and soybeans grown in the U.S., churning out billions of bushels.

These are the very crops that end up on Christina Dreier’s kitchen table in the form of hot dogs made of corn-raised beef, Mountain Dew sweetened with corn syrup, and chicken nuggets fried in soybean oil. They’re also the foods that the U.S. government supports the most. In 2012 it spent roughly $11 billion to subsidize and insure commodity crops like corn and soy, with Iowa among the states receiving the highest subsidies. The government spends much less to bolster the production of the fruits and vegetables its own nutrition guidelines say should make up half the food on our plates. In 2011 it spent only $1.6 billion to subsidize and insure “specialty crops”—the bureaucratic term for fruits and vegetables.

Those priorities are reflected at the grocery store, where the price of fresh food has risen steadily while the cost of sugary treats like soda has dropped. Since the early 1980s the real cost of fruits and vegetables has increased by 24 percent. Meanwhile the cost of nonalcoholic beverages—primarily sodas, most sweetened with corn syrup—has dropped by 27 percent.

“We’ve created a system that’s geared toward keeping overall food prices low but does little to support healthy, high-quality food,” says global food expert Raj Patel. “The problem can’t be fixed by merely telling people to eat their fruits and vegetables, because at heart this is a problem about wages, about poverty.”

The New Face of Hunger | Tracie McMillan

This is a well-researched and impressively sensitive profile of hunger, poverty and health in the US. Can’t recommend it enough.

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Shazam! A fun, interactive study of archetypes, symbolism and meaning in fairy tales. Explore your fate. x

Mwahahaha…

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Welcome to RE-ENCHANTMENT.

We invite you to enter the gateway and explore the forest. Many paths await you. Along the way you’ll find ‘active’ links leading you into the wonder, fascination and horror of well-known fairy tales and their not so well known meanings. Discover the way contemporary visual artists, photographers and filmmakers have re-imagined many traditional tales.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/re-enchantment/