it always disappointed me that Monster Girls are an anime porn thing rather than something used to explore the way society and the media dehumanises women, but oh well

shout out to all my fellow monsters

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Sampler ( 1773) worked by Mary Batchelder. Silk embroidery on linen embroidered in satin, cross, half-cross, eyelet, rococo, chain, and roumanian stitches.

Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum 

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Elizabeth Parker’s cross-stitched account circa 1830 of her emotional trauma and suicide attempt after her employer pushed her down the stairs when she resisted his sexual advance. Elizabeth begins, “As I cannot write I put this down simply and freely as I might speak to a person whose intimacy and tenderness I can fully intrust myself…”

In some ways things have changed so much for women, but in others, not that much. The specter of assault by employers, violence from men when their attentions are rebuffed, the feelings of guilt and pain after the assault, the concealment of the event and her feelings.

my most favourite awe awe radical cross stitch of all time.

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PHOTO:  Major A. T. Casdagli RAOC, ‘God Save the King, F*** Hitler’ ,1941 ©Captain A. T. Casdagli  After six months held by the Nazis in a prisoner of war camp, Major Alexis Casdagli was handed a piece of canvas by a fellow inmate. Pinching red and blue thread from a disintegrating pullover belonging to an elderly Cretan general, Casdagli passed the long hours in captivity by painstakingly creating a sampler in cross-stitch. Around decorative swastikas and a banal inscription saying he completed his work in December 1941, the British officer stitched a border of irregular dots and dashes. Over the next four years his work was displayed at the four camps in Germany where he was imprisoned, and his Nazi captors never once deciphered the messages threaded in Morse code: “God Save the King” and “Fuck Hitler”. ( )

BAMF, with cross stitch no less. Now who would come up to this guy and say that because he said it with cross stitch it wasn’t a manly thing to do?

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Embroidered Tulle Evening Gown, ca. 1912

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Anatomical Embroidery by Candace Couse

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Got Angelic Pretty’s Strawberry Mille-Feuille as a going away present. It’s so cute I love it!! \(//∇//)\

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