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PugJesus PugJesus @kbin.social

Cripple. History Major. Vaguely left-wing.

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Not in THIS meme community! Happy Pride Month!

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General von Steuben instructing American soldiers at Valley Forge, 1778
  • Von Steuben was much-beloved by the troops - in part because he was a big, imposing, proper military fellow who swept in to teach them how to fight a real war at the Continental Army's darkest hour, and in part because he made a great effort to understand and communicate with the American enlisted men. But also because he, a German fresh from Europe, spoke some French but no English, but very quickly made it a priority to add English profanity to his vocabulary so he could curse in three languages. Soldiery never changes, it seems!

    The lively and rough Von Steuben would continue drilling American forces for the rest of the war, writing the first and longest-lasting US military manual, establishing traditions of the US Army, and eventually retiring to a peaceful existence in the new US with his two (ahem) 'adopted sons'; both officers who he met during the Revolutionary War.

  • History Memes @kbin.social PugJesus @kbin.social

    The only acceptable response is "Thank you, and happy Pride Month!"

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    German-American farmer tarred and feathered at the height of anti-German bigotry in the USA, WW1, 1918
  • Far fewer, not systematically; mostly unnaturalized immigrants and those with connections to the Italian government. Many of them were released before the war's end. But yes.

  • Political Compass Memes @kbin.social PugJesus @kbin.social

    Happy Pride Month! It is now ILLEGAL to be straight!

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    How irresistible!
  • Roman standards on sexuality were very weird to modern eyes. A lot of it is tied up in power dynamics, which the Romans were obsessed with.

    At the same time, Romans were a very sexual culture, especially in contrast to later Christian European cultures. A large penis was comical - but also was considered a symbol of good luck! So you get things like penis pendants and furniture with legs made to look like dicks. This little bit in particular is a VERY NSFW bell-holder. Brothels would advertise themselves with big ol' dicks outside, or in the stone streets. Graffiti includes both crudely drawn pornography as well as such gems as "Don't perform oral sex on women against the city wall like a dog!" and "So-and-so is an excellent dick-sucker". Wealthy Roman houses are positively covered in pornographic drawings - including 'emasculating' sex positions - and the same with vases, mosaics, bas-relief, even coins.

    It's a strange dynamic!

  • Visibly Distressed Putin Pals Shaken Up by Trump Verdict
  • [cackling in 'anyone-but-shithead-worshiper']

  • How irresistible!
  • Explanation: Romans, unlike some Greek sources, did not find a small penis to be attractive - but an overly large penis was considered comical and barbaric. I suppose the "I'm perfectly average!" was the real mating call of the Roman man.

    Also, going down on a woman was considered emasculating. Nonetheless; it was acknowledged as often happening (and used as an insult), and male prostitutes are recorded advertising their prices for cunnilingus.

  • How irresistible!
  • Explanation: Romans, unlike some Greek sources, did not find a small penis to be attractive - but an overly large penis was considered comical and barbaric. I suppose the "I'm perfectly average!" was the real mating call of the Roman man.

    Also, going down on a woman was considered emasculating. Nonetheless; it was acknowledged as often happening (and used as an insult), and male prostitutes are recorded advertising their prices for cunnilingus.

  • History Memes @kbin.social PugJesus @kbin.social

    How irresistible!

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    U.K. temporarily criminalizes puberty blockers for trans kids
  • TERF island is at it again, huh?

  • Political Compass Memes @kbin.social PugJesus @kbin.social

    Prepare yourselves

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    Anti-Nazi resistance fighters in the Netherlands, WW2, 1944
  • Oh yeah, Israel was instrumental in Hamas's rise and sustainment. It's just that Hamas would never have gotten the opening if Fatah didn't become either hilariously or sickeningly corrupt, depending on whether you feel like laughing or crying at the absurdism of the world at the given moment.

    And now Israel is trying to genocide Palestinians while blaming their own tool, Hamas. What a fucking shitshow.

  • Political Compass Memes @kbin.social PugJesus @kbin.social

    Ah, damn, that's the feel of PCM elsewhere, really

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    Rosa May Billinghurst, sufragette, in her tricycle wheelchair, sometime around ~1910?
  • Every source I've seen refers to it as a tricycle. I don't know what the additional two wheels are for, but they aren't touching the ground in the pic, so I'm inclined to keep the original description.

  • Anti-Nazi resistance fighters in the Netherlands, WW2, 1944
  • How is that a response to what I said?

  • Anti-Nazi resistance fighters in the Netherlands, WW2, 1944
  • Probably has something to do with Hamas being a bunch of institutionally anti-democratic Islamist shitheads who took power from Fatah, an actual left-wing and secular and at least nominally pro-egalitarian organization, because Fatah was corrupt - only for Hamas to prove themselves as corrupt as Fatah ever was.

    But sure, let's celebrate Hamas and their imposition of women wearing hijab in public and forbidding them to leave without guardians, or the brutal murder of LGBT folk trying to flee, or the complete dismantling of democratic infrastructure in Gaza.

    Hamas are fucking shitheads. It's just that Hamas being shitheads doesn't justify Israel's ongoing attempt at genocide.

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  • Holy fucking shit, I need to eat my shoe

  • YODA, NO! MINORITIES ARE PEOPLE TOO!
  • No, Kbin is having some federation issues, it would seem.

  • British Royal Navy planes being stowed aboard an aircraft carrier after a flight raid, Indian Ocean, WW2, 1944
  • Thanks! Looking from my alt account I've been intermittently having the same problem. I think it's on Kbin's end, unfortunately.

  • /kbin meta @kbin.social PugJesus @kbin.social

    Pictures not showing up?

    Been getting a lot of 404s in Federation and blank icons here in Kbin for pictures uploaded here on Kbin. Didn't have this problem until a couple of days ago. Is this a known issue? Any workaround to this?

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    Roman fort in Jordan, with reconstruction, 4th century AD
  • Yeah, looks like the angles don't match up.

  • Cringe Nazi Victory Alt History vs. Chad "Nazis get BTFO'd but even harder" alt history
  • Hey now, as Churchill once said, we Americans ALWAYS do the right thing!

    ... after we've tried everything else first.

  • History Memes @kbin.social PugJesus @kbin.social

    "Take a lap"

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