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ktempest:

medievalpoc:

[TW: harassment, threats, stalking, violence, slurs, racism]

So, someone decided to post this submission with a link to medievalpoc to a subreddit called “Tumblr In Action” this morning.

I’ve posted about this before.

Let’s stop pretending we have no idea where this comes from:

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And can we stop pretending as if these supposed “rules” actually mean anything, or are ever actually enforced:

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Medievalpoc has received tens of thousands of hits from this particular subreddit from more than 60 separate threads, some of which have hundreds of derogatory comments, using slurs, threats, and racist ‘jokes’.

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And it is somehow a “coincidence” that I have had to speak to police four times and make official reports due to threats, stalking, harassment, and other nastiness? That people have followed me around in person without my knowledge or consent because of this? People have circumvented the “ignore” function by creating accounts just to send racial slurs and threats.

The rest of this is going under a cut, because it is truly horrific. Please proceed with caution.

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For everyone in the notes who is going “OMG MPOC is so evil she said a bad thing about Rom and claims that Jews aren’t POC and that white people eat babies” and whatever other ridic shit you think you know an then following it up with “oh but it’s wrong to harass” guess what?

YOU. ARE. AN ASSWIPE.

If you think harassment is wrong and that the blogger running MPOC shouldn’t have to deal with it, then that’s all you need to say. Full stop. If you’re here to bring up tired-ass callout bullshit that is, I’m sorry, shady as hell and thus not to be trusted, then you’re fueling the harassment and you’re giving happy juice to harassers. 

There is no defense for the stalking that goes on over at OMGStop. Especially since it’s been revealed that the person behind it lied about a bunch of crap, including being behind it, and is apparently carrying out some personal vendetta against the MPOC blogger. Especially since all the receipts collected there don’t boil down to evidence of anything except grudgewank. You’re basically signing off on some creepy person’s jealousy-fueled hate for no other reason than possibly your own jealousy-fueled hate.

You can have disagreements with MPOC’s facts, assertions, or view on art in a respectful way. But how about you not do that in the notes of a post talking about harassment, which has nothing to do with art. 

Oh, I forgot, none of you are actually interested in having a discussion with her about art, you’d rather just repeat assertions based on flimsy evidence as fact, stomp your little foot, and then when no one pays attention resort to harassing and stalking people.

Good job. You’re certainly protecting all of humanity from a clearly dangerous woman and her ideas about history.

— 7 hours ago with 3362 notes
#Agreed  #harassment  #people of colour  #history  #re-writing history truthfully  #I can't stand the sheer amount of wilful ignorance and arrogance these people have  #I get furious about this active denial  #MPOC is an incredible person  #and I'm behind her 110% 
analysingbooks:

World War I: 28th July, 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
The month following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was full of diplomatic manoeuvres between Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France and Britain. This was called the July Crisis.
Austria-Hungary eventually delivered an ultimatum to Serbia, called the July Ultimatum. It had ten points, but Serbia only agreed to eight of them. Britain tried to mediate peace by suggesting a peace conference, but it was to no avail; Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

analysingbooks:

World War I: 28th July, 1914
 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

The month following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was full of diplomatic manoeuvres between Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France and Britain. This was called the July Crisis.

Austria-Hungary eventually delivered an ultimatum to Serbia, called the July Ultimatum. It had ten points, but Serbia only agreed to eight of them. Britain tried to mediate peace by suggesting a peace conference, but it was to no avail; Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

(via kaiyves)

— 3 days ago with 240 notes
#centenary  #war  #WW1  #world war one  #history  #bloodshed 

nprglobalhealth:

Images from an epidemic.

Shots in and around Kailahun, Sierra Leone where the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded continues unabated.
The latest bad news is that the lead doctor at the largest government-run Ebola isolation ward has now also come down with the disease.

Photos:  Jason Beaubien, NPR

(via megacosms)

— 1 week ago with 206 notes
#ebola  #disease  #help  #Africa  #ebola terrifies me  #and the world's current events have made me really sad lately  #people are pretty fucking awful  #and then we have this to contend with  #it's a miracle we're even still here 

britishbullet replied to your post “Gone Digging - be back soon!”

"and if you’re not, well," WELL I’LL JUST PINE AFTER YOUR FIELDWORK THEN. :P Have fun! Enjoy yourself and stay safe!

Aw thank you, I am! It’s been pretty brutal, but exciting :D Come dig (you’ll need a snorkel, it’s been torrential!)

If anyone wants to check out the shenanigans > 

Cromarty Medieval Burgh Community Archaeology Project

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#britishbullet  #archaeology  #fieldwork  #dig dig dig  #Australia we're a-coming! 
irisharchaeology:

Iron Age stone head from Corleck, Co. Cavan, Ireland, c. 1st century AD. It has three faces 

irisharchaeology:

Iron Age stone head from Corleck, Co. Cavan, Ireland, c. 1st century AD. It has three faces 

— 2 weeks ago with 56 notes
#archaeology  #Ireland  #ancient  #iron age  #face  #sculpture 
Gone Digging - be back soon!

Just an explanation as to why I’m so quiet - and will will be so quiet - until after August 3rd. Currently doing fieldwork 9-5 and 7/7 days a week, but also moving house and job-hunting in the spare time I have in the evenings… yes, haha, it’s as tiring as it sounds! I’ll try post interesting things about the dig I’m on every now and then, but otherwise please excuse this interruption to your regular prettysweetlemons tumblr schedule.

Most of you archaeology followers are all off on fieldwork anyway, and if you’re not, well, I’m not jealous of your not-achy muscles. No sireee. Not even a little.

My ass is gonna look fantastic what with all this heavy soil-bucket lifting. It’s a good work out.

— 2 weeks ago with 6 notes
#semi-hiatus I guess  #enjoy the silence while it lasts  #I'll be back  #going all archaeology crazy about pot lids and spindle whorls  #and fish hooks  #and querns  #gosh I just love excavating 
2 days in on a 21-day dig

And I’ve got 5.5 hours left to sleep and I’m not sleeping yet, aaaargh. Sleep, woman, sleep!

Here, have a photo of a nice medieval fish hook I found.

— 2 weeks ago with 8 notes
#fieldwork  #archaeology  #medieval  #history  #fish hook  #iron 
Gushy Post Ahead - Thanks for Everything

I’m turning 23 tomorrow, and I’ve now been graduated a whole year, so I have to write about it because that’s the kind of thing you do when you turn a whole year older, right…? Anyway, the ending is more about you, yes you, and how awesome I think it is that you’re reading this and that you follow me because you thought (mistakenly or not) that I was interesting, and to let you know you mean a lot to me along with everything else that’s happened in the last 365 days!

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— 2 weeks ago with 6 notes
#personal  #birthday melodrama  #archaeology  #I'm getting older so archaeologists'll find me more attractive  #gettit?  #hehehe  #I sure know about me  #I'm turning twenty-threeee  #everything'll be alright  #if you just give the cake to meeeee!  #I have a 6am wake up call for 3 weeks - yes 21 full 9-5 days - of digging  #I'm both excited and scared  #I'm gonna be sore  #and freckly by the end of it  #digging for glory! 
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