- Me: I'll sleep early tonight and get a good 8 hours
- Me: *watches entire season of tv show*
- Me: *reads every book i own*
- Me: *goes on quest to find the holy grail*
Lavoisier is having none of your shit.
Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.
In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.
Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject.
I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.
I LOVE IT
Anonymous asked: Do you have any advice for women sort of "reading" male doms to tell which ones are trouble? Or just reading guys in general now that I think about it. Like any advice about early warning signs that a guy is dangerous? An older woman I know always said any guy that tries to give you stuff really early on he's looking for you to "owe" him and should be kept an eye on. I just ask because you seem like you're a really good judge of character and when a guy isn't on the up and up.
uhhh off the top of my head
- Phallic centered, 100+ photos of his dick, mentions his dick, his dominance comes from his dick, he thinks he can ‘fix’ you with his dick, keeps sending photos of his dick, mentions his dick more then he mentions anything else
- Thinks your submissiveness is because you’re a woman, and therefore ‘natural’ so any forced sex or abuse is simply him putting you in your ‘natural’ place
- Has no hobbies or other interests, and doesn’t care about yours
- Demanding and impatient
- He’s simple, he just want to fuck you, he just want to feel important, he reeks of insecurity and is desperate, he needs you to act like he’s a king and a god, he needs his cock worshipped, he doesn’t care about your needs, he is stuck in this frantic, desperate need to stop the thoughts of worthlessness and rejection and he will force this on you because he is like a scared rabid animal stuck the corner, scared of more rejection, so he won’t hear it.
- Can’t just be a normal, interesting, person
- Back tracks and passive aggressive, he mentions something you don’t like and says something like ‘well I’m the dom and you’re just a sub-’ ‘haha, don’t take it so seriously-’ ‘you’ll like it ;), you’ll let me do what I want,’ ‘Well my last sub was a real sub, I guess you’re just a fake-‘
- Expects things you’re not comfortable with, demands them, calls you ‘crazy’ and ‘typical’
- Believes you owe him anything, no, you owe him nothing
- Doesn’t fulfill his promises, but keeps promising, and the promises become more and more extravagant.
- Brings up old subs a lot and compares you
- Lots of compliments but very little action
- He expects you to fit him completely, his opinions are your opinions, you have to believe what he believes, you have to like what he likes
- Automatically assumes you are of lesser intellect and doesn’t listen to any of your opinions, ideals, and laughs off anything you say that doesn’t go with what he believes
- Isn’t upfront with what he likes, expects, and who he is. Charming at first, but then demanding, insecure, and needs a constant ego boost from you.
- Calls all his past subs ‘crazy’
- Isn’t sympathetic or empathic
- Doesn’t treat you like you’re an individual, surprised when you like things aren’t typical to your type, and ignores specific things that you like and goes with ‘well, all women like this-‘
- Arguments become personal, debating turns into insulting, he refuses to respect your personal views
- His ambition is to one day, actually have ambition
- Believes that regardless, he’s better than you because you are a woman and he is a man
- Around friends he takes the side of his friends regardless of the situation and seems to be ‘beta’ around the ‘alpha’ male in the group
- Treats you like a trophy, always mentions appearance, or sexual prowess, but never mentions anything else you’ve accomplished
- rolls his eyes at anything ‘feminine’ and instantly sees it as vapid and a waste of time
- expects you to baby him, even as a dom, acts like your his mother in terms of care and coddling
- Catch him lying and he isn’t upfront about it but dances around the topic in hopes you’ll shut up about it
- Speaks badly of past ex’s, consistently
- threatens you in anyway, even if he laughs it off later
- thinks all men naturally have a highly sexual appetite and therefore are entitled to sex constantly, also thinks that view forgives his cheating because ‘he’s just a man,’
- Any physical change that happens to you (loss of weight, hair cut) he feels entitled too and gets upset when you change you’re own body without his approval first
- Wants you to fit his ‘ideal’ woman even if it’s nothing like who you really are
- has too many fantasies about women that are all sexual with the women as props
- has no real female friends
- doesn’t trust your male friends with no reason other than they are male
uhh… this is really long now, so yeah, these are some ways to tell if a dom or a man is shit
This really shook me to my core.
this is so applicable even to people who believe their relationship is “regular”
Which is the most harmful, to believe that being abused is normal and ‘boys are just like that-‘
Not into dom/sub, but this is very applicable anyway
please read, ya’ll!
- man: when you dress like that it's like putting a steak in front of a dog. what do you expect?
- woman: *proves that even dogs have discipline*
- man: wHat!!!!!11!!!?????? WHY ??????????????????????????????????? ARE YOU SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! COMPARING US FREE-THINKING MALE CITIZENS TO DOGS????????????????????/ FEMINISM IS MISANDRY!!!!!1!!!!!111!! WHERE DID OUR MEN'S RIGHTS GO