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thepoeticrebel:

simchiller:

they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it. 
Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.
But wait, there’s more.
Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.
Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.
They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.
not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck

Damn son I ain’t seen shit like that.

This story troubles me.  I wonder if or when this will change.  Has it changed?  And to what extent?  I should read up on it some more.  
I always find it amazing that figure skaters can do the things they do on the ice. 

thepoeticrebel:

simchiller:

they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it. 

Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.

But wait, there’s more.

Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.

Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.

They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.

not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck

Damn son I ain’t seen shit like that.

This story troubles me.  I wonder if or when this will change.  Has it changed?  And to what extent?  I should read up on it some more.  

I always find it amazing that figure skaters can do the things they do on the ice. 

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Hehe I’m growing green onions from scraps as an experiment using my christmas gift from my housemate :)
I think in my next life, I will be a farmer.

Hehe I’m growing green onions from scraps as an experiment using my christmas gift from my housemate :)

I think in my next life, I will be a farmer.

Make a Snowflake Sugar Cookie Tree on Etsy

Ever since I got my wisdom teeth out, I’ve been on a diet.  So, even if we make this, I can’t eat it :’(  It still looks pretty cool though.

Make a Snowflake Sugar Cookie Tree on Etsy

Ever since I got my wisdom teeth out, I’ve been on a diet.  So, even if we make this, I can’t eat it :’(  It still looks pretty cool though.

Eatsy: Bourbon Balls on Etsy

hmmm something new to try… after finals…

Eatsy: Bourbon Balls on Etsy

hmmm something new to try… after finals…

byhannahrosengren:

Plant These To Help Save Bees: 21 Bee-Friendly Plants. Learn more here!
Hannah Rosengren 2013
11/25 update: wow, tumblr!! thanks for the love!! I’ve gotten tons of questions about getting prints of this illustration and am happy to announce that 8x10s are now available on my Etsy in both English & Spanish!! <3

byhannahrosengren:

Plant These To Help Save Bees: 21 Bee-Friendly Plants. Learn more here!

Hannah Rosengren 2013

11/25 update: wow, tumblr!! thanks for the love!! I’ve gotten tons of questions about getting prints of this illustration and am happy to announce that 8x10s are now available on my Etsy in both English & Spanish!! <3

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earth-song:

More than 1.330,586 viwes. Yeah, that’s cool.

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Thank you all guys. :)