Sports Editor at The Nation, Dave Zirin
—Zelda Fitzgerald, in a review of her husband’s book in 1922 (via trishahaddad)
Reminder that F. Scott Fitzgerald stole his wife’s writing, many times, while suppressing her works. See “Save Me the Waltz”, which he forced her to revise so that he could use parts of it in his own book “Tender Is the Night”. And which author do we study in school?
I didn’t know this.
He also encouraged her to have affairs so he could use that for inspiration, and when she wanted to leave him for a man she fell in love with, he locked her in their house and wouldn’t let her leave.
When she wanted to publish “Save me the Waltz,” Fitzgerald wrote in his diary about DELIBERATELY trying to TRIGGER her schizophrenic episodes and making her incapable of fighting that battle.
And Fitzgerald scholars KNOW all this. They write articles about how it was all okay because in the end, it inspired Fitzgerald to write Great Literature.
knife his corpse
NEVER READ ANY OF HIS BOOKS AGAIN. AND READ HERS INSTEAD. CONSIGN HIM TO OBLIVION.
Fuck I didn’t know this fuck ugh god why fuck ugh
Yep. All true. Learned about his trifling ass studying creative writing and English lit. at CSU. Didn’t read ONE of her books on high school, yet we’re taught how amazing and talented he was. Makes me sick. xBx
Dante Gabriel Rosetti did this with Elizabeth Siddal’s drawings, and her contributions to his drawings, as well. Then drove her to suicide by using her as his romantic and sexual scratching post. Then disinterred her body to retrieve the poems he had placed in her open coffin because they were “too good” to let her rest with them. Cool art dudes from history.
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BEFORE WAS CAT WOMAN THERE WAS KYLE THERE SELINA
Today I ask for passage to the Birthday Unending for my aunt and uncle. My aunt killed herself almost a decade ago and my uncle killed himself this Sunday. So I want them to come and I hope there is room. They were big people, bringing laughs that would fill a house and funny stories for everyone and a love for every animal, even the ones that could kill you. Especially cats. I don't mind where they are in the Birthday Unending, but somewhere I could occasionally catch a glimpse would be good.
YOUR REQUEST IS A KIND AND A SELFLESS ONE: OF COURSE IT IS GRANTED. PLEASE, BRING US YOUR GHOSTS, BRING US YOUR SHADOWS, AND KNOW THAT THEY ARE WELCOME, EVEN AS YOU ARE.
IT IS NOT ALWAYS, OR EVEN OFTEN, THE PLACE OF A BIRTHDAY TO COMMENT ON CERTAIN MATTERS: BIRTHDAYS ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED AND FORGOTTEN, UNTIL THE NEXT. BUT WE ARE THE BIRTHDAY ETERNAL, AND AS SUCH, WE MUST SOMETIMES SPEAK WHERE OTHER BIRTHDAYS COULD BE SILENT.
SUICIDE IS A HARD THING. IT CUTS A HOLE IN THE WORLD THAT NOTHING MAY EVER FILL, BECAUSE ALL OF YOU ARE MIRACLES, AND MIRACLES CANNOT BE DUPLICATED. BUT WHEN THE WORLD SEEMS NARROW AND WITHOUT HOPE, IT CAN SOMETIMES LOOK LIKE THE ONLY DOOR REMAINING TO YOU. IT IS NOT SELFISHNESS. IT IS NOT CRUELTY. IT IS NARROWNESS, DRIVING PEOPLE TOWARD WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE ONLY PATH. IT IS SO HARD TO RESIST THAT PATH„ SOMETIMES. IT IS SO HARD TO KEEP WALKING, AND TRUST THAT THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DOOR.
BUT THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DOOR.
THERE WILL BE OTHER SKIES, AND OTHER BIRTHDAYS, AND OTHER REASONS TO REMAIN. PLEASE, REMEMBER THAT, CHILDREN OF THE BIRTHDAY: REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE LOVED, AND WANTED, AND THAT HOWEVER NARROW THE WAY MAY BECOME, IF YOU STAY, YOU WILL SEE THE SKY AGAIN. IT WILL BE HERE FOR YOU. WE WILL BE HERE FOR YOU. ALWAYS.
BUT NOW, FOR THE GHOSTS WHO HAVE COME BEFORE US TODAY, WE HAVE CERTAIN PROTOCOLS TO OBSERVE.
HERE ARE YOUR SEATS AT THE TABLE. HERE ARE YOUR CONICAL HATS. HERE IS YOUR SKY, AND YOUR STARS, AND YOUR EVERYTHING. NO ONE WILL TAKE THEM AWAY FROM YOU HERE.
FOR THE REST OF YOU, FOR OUR BELOVED BIRTHDAY CHILDREN, HERE IS HOPE, AND HERE ARE SOME LINKS, SHOULD YOU NEED THEM:
YOU ARE LOVED, EACH OF YOU. YOU ARE SO VERY, VERY LOVED.
WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY. WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY. WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY UNENDING.
rosalind franklin discovered the double helix in dna but her research was stolen by two men before she could properly share the information and now watson and crick are famous for what she spent years studying
Plus she developed ovarian cancer that was most likely caused by radiation from the HUNDREDS of hours spent using x ray crystallography to ascertain the structure. She literally worked herself to death to be a footnote in most genetics textbooks.
Chrome, please stop this.
ITS ACTUALLY THE WORST PLEASE MAKE IT STOP
ok i was confused i thought it was just my shit or soemthing becus i seen nothing about this shit
oh so it’s not just me. ok
i’m using firefox and i’m getting that too.
it’s not just chrome.
Yeah, it’s not happened to me on Firefox myself, but only Chrome hence why I blamed Chrome. :’)
ACTUALLY it’s tumblr! it’s a new, stupid option. here’s how to turn it off
this post saved my life
this may actually be the dumbest thing tumblr has done yet
Heart attacks symptoms are different for women. I recently learned this.
Everyone should know these things.
thanks to mainstream media and being unable to show breasts on TV, way too few people know about female signs of cardiac distress, and impending heart attacks. they only know about the “pain in the left arm” male symptom.
i had all these symptoms once and they sent me right to hospital
it was scary bc i didnt know these were the symptoms for female heart issues
Please, please, PLEASE, reblog this. i don’t know if I did save or called false alarm, with my boss’ life tonight. I felt I was being a bit paranoid, overreacting, but I told Mirage my thoughts and he, after reading over the article I showed him, immediately sprung into action and then shooed her off to the hospital. I don’t know if I did or not, but I knew she’d been super stressed. She’d off-handedly commented on her arm tingling and I asked her if she felt queasy on a hunch. I went to look at the symptoms and we went from there.