Super Cute Nerd Craft of the Day:
Fight like a Girl
Woo! Finished my gals! I’ve been watching way too much Justice League Unlimited and Power Puff Girls while I work.
It might be influencing me to make kick-butt ladies who save the day. And HawkGirl, Wondy and Canary are the most badass JL women I know.
Took about 2 days, but I am in love with it. Not sure if I will sell it or keep it just yet!
Cheyenne girls (Lame Deer, 1906). See the silver drops on their belts? Cheyenne women wear the drop to honor the Cheyenne woman who killed Custer, Buffalo Calf Road Woman. As the Cheyenne story goes:
A Cheyenne woman approached Custer, grabbed his saber, and stabbed him, eventually killing him. She told the General “he had it coming.” As Custer lay dead on the ground, Cheyenne and Arapaho women used their awls to stab his ears. It is told that the women chanted “we do this to you so that you will listen to our people in the next world.” The women referred to Custer as Attacker at Dawn because of his role in the Washita Massacre of 1868, in which he attacked Black Kettle’s camp and captured 53 women and children. Many women were raped as their village burned.
The woman who stabbed Custer claimed his saber. In the days and years to follow, she wore it honorably hanging from her leather belt. This woman was highly respected by all for her warrior deed. After her death, many Cheyenne women continue to honor and remember her by wearing a silver drop on their side attached to their leather belts. [source: Gordon Yellowman, Cheyenne]
The concept of thanking god in these situations doesn’t make sense anyways, even if you believe in god. “Thanks God for not letting me or my son die, even though you created the tornados and they killed lots of other people and destroyed people’s lives”.
can we not please. just leave it be. it’s a comfort thing if they want to thank god or not. let them have that comfort, you have no idea what everyone here is going through with all this. even if we were safe, there are people there we knew who lost everything. if we want to thank god, or the creator, or whoever just let us or if people just want to take comfort in the fact they are alive let them. belief in a higher power or not is not anything anyone here cares about right now. one of my mom’s friends lost her husband in this, my daughter has team members who lost their homes, we have a friend who lost their home. i am just tired of seeing people being so negative about what was done or wasn’t done and how people are dealing with their grief. yes i am highly emotional about it all right now, i am going to go back to keeping my mind off it because every time i think about it i start crying.