The Bluestocking Diaries

A Feminist Perspective on Pop Culture

Shajar al-Durr: the Ransom Expert (1220s?-1257)



I’ve been dying to do this entry for a while now. Introducing Shajar-al-Durr, who: was a Muslim sultan that ruled in her own name; stopped the Seventh Crusade dead in its tracks; captured one of the most powerful monarchs in the world; and ransomed him back to his own freakin’ country.

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This is my new favorite for #warriorwomanwednesday! This author and artist has tons of awesome #ww inspiration!

The Sinéad-Miley Melée


I don’t usually get sucked into celebrity feuds, but this one between Miley Cyrus and Sinéad O’Connor has struck a very deep chord with me as a woman, a feminist, and an artist. I think I’d like to weigh in with my own open letter, to no one in particular.

I’ve been a massive fan of…

Agree with everything.

Painter painting in our land pictures of only white angels
Painter painting in our time in shadows of yesterday

Painter, if you paint with love, paint me some black angels now
For all good blacks in heaven, painter show us that you care

Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)

Love her #earthakitt #blackangelsplease

(Source: foxwin, via beingliberal)


Favourite TLW Moments 5/∞: Alice + Dana + Prank Calls

"Hello..oh hello yeah, I was wondering if your refrigerator was running. Oh, it is? Go, go they said "yeah", come on do it…"

"Well then you better catch it!"


Love love love her