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He called on parents to take responsibility for their sons’ actions, saying parents must teach their sons the difference between right and wrong.

"When we hear about these rapes our heads hang in shame," Mr Modi said.

"Young girls are always asked so many questions by their parents, like ‘where are you going?’. But do parents dare to ask their sons where they are going?" he asked.

Those who commit rape are also someone’s sons. It’s the responsibility of the parents to stop them before they take the wrong path,” he added.


Okay, say what you want about him, but this is a big deal. This is Prime Minister Modi’s first Independence Day address since being elected. And instead of using this time to talk about Pakistan, like every other Independence Day speech in the past, he stood up there and talked about INDIA’s need for improvement. And amongst his topics, he talked about rape.

And he didn’t describe it as “accidental” or “boys making mistakes”, and he didn’t state that women need to “dress more dignified”, all of which have been said by other Indian politicians. For once, we’re hearing someone put the blame on the rapist, and actually calling out parents to raise their sons properly. Like everyone else, I’m still hoping Modi isn’t another PM who is all talk.

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The Highway Patrol of St. Louis has taken over for the St. Louis PD. Their captain is from Ferguson, and has been marching with the protesters. 

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Mjölk House  Studio Junction

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

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all together!

omg drawing the scouts is so therapeutic. No wonder everyone is doing it.

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Ancient Civilizations and Languages Week: History and Pop Culture Day

I thought it would be neat to make a masterpost of comic recs that make use of religion and mythology in interesting ways. This is in no particular order! I sort of added these as I remembered them. Check some of these out, if you haven’t!

Last Update: 7/24/2014


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Osamu Tezuka’s vaunted storytelling genius, consummate skill at visual expression, and warm humanity blossom fully in his eight-volume epic of Siddhartha’s life and times. 

(Nekyia) A God Apart From Gods:

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A philosopher gets his niece, a priestess at the Nekromanteion, to help bring him to the underworld.

Daddy’s Girl (part 1):

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Athena is miraculously born from her father’s head. This is a story that goes back to her “childhood” and how she manages to find her own path.

Hero Bones:

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A short story about Hermes, taking place after the events in AGAFG. Relatively short.

Destroyer of Light:

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Persephone is the darling child of the harvest goddess Demeter.  In many ways she seems to be the perfect daughter; kind, obedient, and with a strong passion for botany. Just a bit shy and withdrawn at times. But this story will show that she is a girl with many secrets.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

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All 3 Books of Kinoko’s retelling of The Epic of Gilgamesh completes the ancient Epic in entirety.

This story follows the adventures of King Gilgamesh, Enkidu and the creatures of their fantastic world along with dramas released by the Ancient Gods of Mesopotamia.


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Happle Tea is a comic written and drawn by one Scott Maynard and is the only comic that excoriates religion, pop culture, and politics while, at the same time, lauding the world of cryptozoology.


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Pantheon is a faithful adaptation of the most important Egyptian myth - the battle between Horus and Set for the throne of Egypt!

This is a 200-page black and white graphic novel which was funded by Kickstarter.


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A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, THE SANDMAN follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic—and human—mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.

Saint Young Men

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A manga by Hikaru Nakamura featuring the lives of Jesus and Buddha living together in an apartment at present Tokyo.

The Odyssey

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Fresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering.

Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection

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In Trickster more than twenty Native American tales are cleverly adapted into comic form. Each story is written by a different Native American storyteller who worked closely with a selected illustrator, a combination that gives each tale a unique and powerful voice and look.

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Space Foxes (because space animals are fun).

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Marvel Comics is making Thor a woman.  From Time Magazine:

TIME: How do you think this will impact fans who have been with the male version of Thor for such a long time?

Jason Aaron, writer of the Thor series: If you’re a long-time Thor fan you know there’s kind of a tradition from time to time of somebody else picking up that hammer. Beta Ray Bill was a horse-faced alien guy who picked up the hammer. At one point Thor was a frog. So I think if we can accept Thor as a frog and a horse-faced alien, we should be able to accept a woman being able to pick up that hammer and wield it for a while, which surprisingly we’ve never really seen before.

Time: Marvel Comics Writers Explain Why They’re Making Thor a Woman


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Jimmy Page on the wing of a plane, 1983. Photo by Ian Stewart.

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"I must also have a dark side if I am to be whole."

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