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fuck this shit

it is entirely inconsistent with elizabeth’s character for her to drop everything (PIRATE KING thank you very much) to raise a child as a landlubber

give me elizabeth, eight months pregnant, still running the show from shipwreck cove

give me elizabeth and her six-year-old son cabin boy kicking ass and taking names as they outrun the royal navy

give me elizabeth, instead of waiting for will, sailing out to meet him

give me elizabeth dying at sea four years and one week later and signing aboard the flying dutchman to the shock of its captain

give me elizabeth and will co-captaining the dutchman and sailing the seas beyond the edge of the world for eternity together

give me young billy (i’m forced to assume they, as pirates, are unimaginative when it comes to names) telling the story of william turner, who gave up everything for the woman he loved, and elizabeth swann, who took it back with sword and pistol

something always bothered me about that ending and now I know what it was god bless



Like the typewriter and the light bulb, the heterosexual was invented in the 1860s and swiftly and permanently transformed Western culture. The idea of “the heterosexual” was unprecedented. After all, men and women had been having sex, marrying, building families, and sometimes even falling in love for millennia without having any special name for their emotions or acts. Yet, within half a century, “heterosexual” had become a byword for “normal,” enshrined in law, medicine, psychiatry, and the media as a new gold standard for human experience.

In this surprising chronicle, historian Hanne Blank digs deep into the past of sexual orientation, while simultaneously exploring its contemporary psyche. Illuminating the hidden patterns in centuries of events and trends, Blank shows how culture creates and manipulates the ways we think about and experience desire, love, and relationships between men and women. Ranging from Henry VIII to testicle transplants, from Disneyland to sodomy laws, and from Moby Dick to artificial insemination, the history of heterosexuality turns out to be anything but straight or narrow.

(via The Literary Omnivore)

This is a deeply interesting book.

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