The Women of Asgarda | In Ukraine, a country where females are victims of sexual trafficking and gender oppression, a new tribe of empowered women is emerging. Calling themselves the “Asgarda”, the women seek complete autonomy from men. Residing in the Carpathian Mountains, the tribe is comprised of 150 women of varying ages, primarily students, led by 30 year-old Katerina Tarnouska. Reviving the tribal traditions of the Scythian Amazons of ancient Greek mythology, the Asgarda train in martial arts, taught by former Soviet karate master, Volodymyr Stepanovytch, and learn life skills and sciences in order to become ideal women. 

Update: Wow, this post is taking off. There’s some issue being taken to the term “ideal women”. The excerpt is taken entirely from the magazine that published it and it is their terminology; I don’t assume what constitutes “ideal” for Ukranian women. There are quite a few good articles out, though, if anyone’s interested in a better grasp on the group and their motivations, from the Telegraph, (the author of which actually traveled to Ukraine herself and spent time with the women), to Jezebel, and a good one here.

May they find victory in the slavers blood.


I remember when Vice reporter interviewed them hoping they hated men, but it turns out that support traditional family, etc. The reporters reaction was hilarious.

Will they also be amputating one breast so they can fire a bow better?

why would you even need to do that

The Amazons of the time, believed that the breasts encumber aim and proficiency with the bow.  As many are right handed, it would be the right breast to go.

That’s really unnecessary though.

They’re so white, they could be American. But they are foreign. That’s what is so eerie.


Anonymous asked:

In what way is veganism bad for the planet? Care to share your take on this matter? Any Sources...?

winterduck answered:

A lot of vegans supplement meat with soy. Soy comes from a plant. These soybeans are then imported from their natural environment (probably pumped with pesticides and gmo’d) to an environment where it may not have any natural predators (risking becoming an invasive species). After dozens of acres have been flattened to provide sufficient farmland, they’re planted and will be grown year-long as opposed to their natural grow-cycles (because they’ve been modified to grow yearlong and resist environmental factors which will slow or prevent growth and fruition).

You also have faux fur and faux leather which are both derived from petroleum. They also take much longer to decay and rot than leather ever will, let alone ever provide any meals. They also provide a fraction of the insulating and heat-regulating properties of actual leather.

Then there’s the fact that almost everything you use, day to day, “exploits animals” in some way, from glue to shampoo to medicines and many more.

Then you have these fucking maniac vegans that say the whole world should be vegan, not realizing the amount of farmland that’d take would obliterate natural ecologies and environments, ultimately leading to extinction of most life on the planet.

In nature, all beings compete and consume or “exploit” others in some way, yet this action perpetuates life as we know it; animals that are killed and eaten by top predatrs provide meals for insects, shelter for birds (furs for nests), feed “lesser” scavengers and provides nutrients to the local environment.

veganism accomplishes none of these things and it’s destructive to all of the above.