During WWII, Irena got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.
Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.
Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi’s broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was not selected.
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.
Irena Sendlers story in wikipedia
BLACK = I would date you.
GREEN = I think you’re cute.
BLUE = You are my tumblr crush.
GREY = I wish you would notice me.
PURPLE = I don’t talk to you but I really love your blog.
TEAL = We have a lot in common.
YELLOW = I don’t know you at all.
ORANGE = I don’t like your blog.
BROWN = I don’t like you.
PINK = I think you are unattractive.
RED = I hate you with a burning passion.
WHITE = hEY YOu, Yes You. I wanT 2 Eat UR ASS
RAINBOW = BED PLZ.
10x02 i want you with me
Science Penguin [x]
i enjoy that every single human’s reaction to penguin is unrestrained delight
And penguins lack large terrestrial predators, so their reaction to humans tends to be, “HELLO STRANGE GIANT PENGUINS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? DO YOU HAVE ANY FISH?”
SO HAPPY TO SEE SCIENCE PENGUIN ON MY DASH.
i need ferguson to go down in history books. i need school children in the year 2074 to learn about michael brown being shot on august 9th, 2014 by officer darren wilson. i need this to spark a movement. this can not lose the focus of society a mere month after it happened.
'welcome back and here is to a great season 11 !'
queenbsummers asked fuffy
I have been scrolling down the Maleficent tag here on tumblr since yesterday evening, excitedly expecting a certain response to the movie, and surprisingly, what I have found instead is a different response entirely; in other words: what Maleficent is, to me, is the closest to a queer love story Disney has ever produced; what Maleficent is, apparently, to a lot of other people in here and on Facebook and all over the Web, is a story of maternal love.
Now, even though I kind of understand that the age difference between Maleficent and Aurora and/or the whole ‘kiss on the forehead instead of the mouth’ thing may lead people to see their bond as some sort of a maternal love, from my point of view the entire structure of the movie *strongly* hints at romance.
(So strongly, in fact, that at the cinema I was in, half of the people understood that and actually cheered at the kiss scene.)
Why do I think so? Well.
The whole story is based off a parallel between what happened once with Maleficent and Stefan and what happens later with Maleficent and Aurora.
Step #1: Stefan kisses a young and naive Maleficent, swearing it’s true love’s kiss.
Step #2: Stefan betrays Maleficent and steals her wings, ripping them off.
Step #3: Maleficent casts the curse on Stefan’s daughter as an act of revenge, purposely speaking of a ‘true love’s kiss’ which is, supposedly, only meant in a romantic way: that makes sense, considering that Maleficent does not believe anymore in romantic love since Stefan betrayed her after promising that what happened between them was “true love’s kiss”, therefore she uses his own words against him, believing that no person will ever fall in love with this girl truly, because people are greedy and traitors and unworthy of trust.
Now, arguably, would it make sense for Maleficent’s spell to be broken by a kiss of maternal love? Supposedly, not; otherwise, the Sleeping Beauty would have been awakened by her parents in the blink of an eye, wouldn’t she?
Anyway, that may be seen as a simple plot-hole in the eyes of those who believe it’s about maternal love, so let’s move on.
Step #4: Maleficent, apparently a victim of her own curse (everyone who meets Aurora shall love her), grows fond of Aurora to the point she desperately tries to break the curse herself and, in the end, she makes an heartbreaking speech in front of the sleeping princess and gives her a light kiss on the forehead, causing Aurora to wake.
There, you have an obvious parallel between the ‘false kiss’ Stefan gave Maleficent and the true one Maleficent gives Aurora.
If this is not romantic, I don’t know what is.
Step #5: Aurora manages to give Maleficent her wings back.
Again, Aurora heals what Stefan had broken, and again, the circle closes.
As I said, that’s what the whole movie revolves around: a circle opening with Stefan’s words and actions and closing with Aurora’s, so that the message the audience receives is that Aurora gave Maleficent what her father stole her: a part of her - her wings - and the ability to believe in love.
I don’t see anything maternal in such a storyline: I see a parallel between two love stories, one ended in hate and revenge and one ended in joyful unification of two kingdoms.
In between them, there’s the story of the woman named Maleficent and what she did and what she became and so on.
However, if the structure of the whole movie is not enough to make you see the implied romance, here’s the bonus:
• Philip went from hero/savior to little more than an extra/a comic relief.
• There’s no explicit love interest for either of them: at the end of the movie, Maleficent isn’t shown with any man except the Crow whose established role is that of the loyal companion, and Aurora only slightly smiles at Philip, shown as nothing more than a known character among a crowd.
• The ‘unification of the realms’ phrase is generally used in occasion of a wedding between a prince and a princess belonging to different noble families, while here all we see is these two women living together and ‘taking care of one another’ (that’s another strong hint, if you ask me).
So: yes, I see this movie as the closest thing to an explicit queer romance Disney could produce and yes, I am honestly incredibly excited about it.
Who’s with me?
2 all the anons asking me why i read maleficent x aurora as queer this is a good summary