I want to take a moment to introduce you all to one (of many) favorite bad ass ladies of history; Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Famed for being the first femmenist writer of Latin America.
Born in 1651 as the illegitimate daughter of a Spanish captain and a criollo woman. She was made a “child of the church”. At age three she could read and write, by age five she could do accounts, by age eight she composed a poem on the Eucharist, and by adolescence she had mastered Greek logic, and by the time she was a teenager she was teaching latin to children. She had even learned the Aztec language of Nahuatl and composed poems in that language.
Sor Juana wanted to disguise herself as a boy and go to university but her mother wouldn’t let her. So she continued to study in private.
When she went to the court of the Viceroy at the age of fifteen she was already a legend. The viceroy brought in the best philosophers and theologians to debate with her. She shocked them all. Not only that but she was HOT. She had many admirers who wanted to marry her but she turned them all down and entered a convent.
From there she really began writing. On of her most famous poems was Hombres Necios where she openly criticizes the double standards in her society. While she continued writing she learned math and science and was known to have various scientific instruments with which she did experiments, and had a library with over 4,000 volumes.
In the end she was sharply rebuked by the church and was forced to stop. She sold all her instruments and her books (I WOULD DIE FIRST).
Having been born in a society that subjugated women absolutely, she was determined to fight back. By being a sassy bitch.
cheer up, tony
at least it isn’t cantonese
…no lie, if this is the plot, I will be there opening night with bells on.
the only way this doesn’t end with my face permanently attached to the insides of my desk
“for morons” jfkdl;a
My friends are so talented.
…I swear I am not procrastinating.
EVERY FUCKING BODY NEEDS TO WATCH THIS OMG.
hOLY SHIT MY SIDES HURT
I saw the asian chick and automatically reblogged omg
holy jesus what just happened
Omg I’m crying.
Feminist snark, 1915 style
all love ever does is break, and burn, and end
o_O Am beginning to realize I possibly slash men usually because they’re well fleshed out characters rather than because they’re men, because I wouldn’t be able to ship this at ALL but I could def get behind (literally) any f/f ship in this show.