Ježibaba in Czech and Slovak* | Baba Yaga in Russia, Poland and Bulgaria | in southern Slavic countries Baba Roga | is a Slavic mythological being that has the form of an ugly, old woman who lives by herself in the mountains or in the woods.
Ježibiba is the personification of evil forces. When a human strays to her hut, which often stands on one chicken leg, they will be eaten. In this sense she is pretty cultivated and cooks the meat in her oven. In need of travel Ježibaba uses broom as a flying device. However, in eastern European folklore you could see her soaring on a mortar. When Baba Yaga is dying the trees are bending and the wind roars.
The name has its roots in the word Baba, which means an old woman. Similar character can be observed in almost all European nations, mostly only known as simple witch - a female who does magic (in Czech: čarodějnice). Ježibaba is also the main villain in Czech version of the German fairytale Hansel and Gretel.
In a startling revelation, the daughter of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni admitted today during a radio talk show in Mbarara, in Western Uganda that she is homosexual, and that she is revealing this fact as a protest to the anti-gay law her father signed only a few days ago.
Diana Kamuntu, Museveni’s daughter said that though she loves her father unconditionally, she does not agree with Uganda’s anti-gay stance, and will fight against it.
“I am gay, I am homosexual. I have known this since I was a little girl. Also, I have been Christian all of my life, so I will not tolerate any law of this supposedly democratic nation, that will place hate on any person just because of what his or her sexual orientation happens to be,” said Kamuntu.
“Now that I finally revealed my sexual orientation, I put myself in front of this new law and I will let our people decide what to do with me,” Kamuntu adds, as her voice breaks down while on air.
The radio host, James Kasirivu noticeably was in shock, and could not seemingly get words out of his mouth.
The live radio broadcast was abruptly shortened and was put off air after a few hours of repeated commercials.
In the latest setback for homosexuals across Africa, the Ugandan President signed a law Monday that imposes tough penalties for homosexual acts, a move that has been condemned from around the world and that may jeopardize Uganda’s relationship with the United States and other Western nations.
As of this writing, neither the radio station nor the office of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni could be reached for comment.
WWKA wishes this brave lady all the best.
— Carl Sagan (via aastronaut)
i think my brain just exploded
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Worf gives Wesley dating advice.
This never gets old.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Amira and Celeste
Make-Up Meets Chinese Art | by Red Hong Yi
Since we’re only halfway through the Chinese New Year celebrations, I thought I’d share fellow Malaysian Hong Yi’s latest series in commemoration of CNY. Using everyday cosmetics including mascara, eyeliner, nail polish, loose powder, even falsies & eyeliner pencil shavings (yes, she did!!) to create oriental works of art, Hong Yi has been and will continue to release one new piece of artwork each day for all 15 days of the new year celebrations, Her pieces are inspired by Chinese art, culture and tradition. Show your support and follow her on Instagram to see what she has in store for the next few days!
“Chinese art requires a lot of precision and skill – one stroke can make a huge difference I felt that this is similar to how a woman carefully puts on her make-up.”