Rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan (emerged before Samurai)An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war. They also represented a divergence from the traditional “housewife” role of the Japanese woman. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan. Significant icons such as Empress Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.
my little cousin got bit by a house spider and she was crying so i went to get some stuff to soothe and numb it but before i could even walk out the door i heard her quietly whisper ‘i can’t handle the responsibility of being spiderman’
Because I fear that many AsAms today are forgetting our history of solidarity with black lives and black power.
We must not forget.
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this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way
to my utter delight translating the russian on this video gives us “In Barton Kuznetsova even cats trained dressage horse” and the heading says it’s a farm and her other video is of riders SO YES IT DOES APPEAR TO BE MIMIKING DRESSAGE HORSES
Anonymous said: i like your art, but i have to say i think you drew natasha too thick. she wouldn't have rolls of belly fat, she's a fucking superhero! her job revolves around being fit
if you or any other idiots have more stupid things to say, you can unfollow me and draw your own boring ass pictures of stick thin superheroes who have magical twisting torsos and no organs! fit women come in all shapes and sizes, so you can take your small brain and stupid opinions to someone else.
go buy a variant by milo manara if you’re so into skinny female superheroes, because you won’t be seeing any of that from me
1) awesome reply Kate
2) and yes beautiful women come in all shapes in sizes.
3) and lastly, I dunno what weird ass eyes you have anon, but illustratedkate’s Nat is slim, fit, athletic (like an actual martial artist should be), but most of all, BEAUTIFUL. Take you unrealistic stick thin superhero female trope and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine
these are great responses; I just wanted to add a few things. 1. EVERYONE HAS BELLY ROLLS WHEN THEIR BODY BENDS. BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS INTERNAL ORGANS THAT TAKE UP SPACE.
2. fitness comes in all shapes and sizes. Comics can make you believe that a person with thighs as skinny as their neck can do things but NO BECAUSE THERE IS NO ROOM FOR MUSCLES. to be FIT you need ROOM FOR MUSCLES. Have you SEEN women who do sports? For example, rugby?
These are all women’s rugby players at the top of their field. Do you notice the diversity of body types? AND YET THEY ARE ALL AMAZINGLY FIT. Rugby players have to have endurance, strength, AND the ability to take a hit. Any one of them could be the black widow. and yet, SURPRISE, they do not all look exactly like superheroines in comics, because everyone has latched on to the belief that there is only one body type for women, and that is what is represented widely in comics to the detriment of EVERYONE. But especially women.
"Never did like that much," is a baller and superb way to express your irritation with the way the patriarchy refuses to acknowledge how badass you are.
Before World War I, she shot a cigarette out of the mouth of the Kaiser of Germany at his request.
After the war started she sent him a letter asking for another chance, as she was afraid her aim might’ve been a little off.
Annie Fucking Oakley everyone