thesylverlining:

glockgal:

madlori:

Women firefighters douse flames during the Pearl Harbor attack.
This image makes me — I can’t really describe the effect it has on me. The first time I saw it, I got choked up. Look at those women. They look so strong and brave and capable, they are of all shapes and sizes and nationalities and they are so beautiful to me. These women stepped out of the kitchens that society told them they ought to stay in when war came, they took up the challenge like a boss.

Oh hay look women of colour were an integral part of the ‘cool’ part of history too, how about that.  They were like. Doing stuff that supposedly only heroic white dudes had done. That makes women valid participants in collective history now, right? Right? This is in high school history books now, right? Right? Huh?

It reminds me of that one famous painting/sculpture of the soldiers raising the flag
I like this one a lot better.

thesylverlining:

glockgal:

madlori:

Women firefighters douse flames during the Pearl Harbor attack.

This image makes me — I can’t really describe the effect it has on me. The first time I saw it, I got choked up. Look at those women. They look so strong and brave and capable, they are of all shapes and sizes and nationalities and they are so beautiful to me. These women stepped out of the kitchens that society told them they ought to stay in when war came, they took up the challenge like a boss.

Oh hay look women of colour were an integral part of the ‘cool’ part of history too, how about that.  They were like. Doing stuff that supposedly only heroic white dudes had done. That makes women valid participants in collective history now, right? Right? This is in high school history books now, right? Right? Huh?

It reminds me of that one famous painting/sculpture of the soldiers raising the flag

I like this one a lot better.

(via slamchowder)

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