Randomly came across this when I was trying to figure out if the official spelling of Icelandic folk band Amiina has one ‘i’ or two (it was two):
Amina Mohamud (also called Aminatu) was a Hausa Muslim Warrior Queen of Zazzau (now Zaria), in what is now north central Nigeria. She is the subject of many legends, but is widely believed by historians to have been a real ruler, though contemporary evidence about her is limited. There is controversy among scholars as to the date of her reign, one school placing her in the mid-15th century, and a second placing her reign in the mid to late 16th century.
Check out the Wikipedia article here. It’s brief but kind of fasctinating!
Some of you will be too young to experience the pain of this comic.
This not only looks very much like our cat Cleo, but this pretty much captures her personality, as well.
Argentina JUST PASSED a groundbreaking gender identity bill!!!
From now on, people will be able to change the name and gender on their ID without needing psychiatric permission or any body modifications. Furthermore, anyone who does want hormones or surgery will be able to access them for free through the public and private health system.
It was passed unanimously today by the Senate
(Source: genderqueer, via allthechocolatesinthebox)
A petition asking Disney to not “make over” Merida to make her more “Princess-like”.