Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.
She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.
She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.
After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.
I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.
she is SIXTEEN
If you think I’m “illegal” because I’m a Mexican learn the true history because I’m in my homeland.
reminder: don’t ever make fun of someone with a stutter, lisp, or any other speech problem.
"He had a sandwich in his hand, and they thought it was a gun. It’s like Michael Brown all over again," she told the paper.
Stephen Colbert wants to talk to you about your boyfriend.
When Colbert sat down for Rookie’s “Ask A Grown Man” segment, he did so as himself, instead of the brash character he plays on his show.
The Valiant Little Tailor
Jack and the Beanstalk
Beauty and the Beast
Puss in Boots
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
The Little Mermaid
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves
The Princess and the Pauper
The Snow Queen
HBO’s “Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child” 1995 - 2000
(from the same people who eventually brought us “The Proud Family”)
For anyone who doesn’t know, “Happily Ever After: Tales For Every Child” was a TV/VHS series of common fairy tales featuring non white animated characters unlike anything else ever done. Each episode featured a well known fairy take that took place in a different region/culture.
Each episode details a classic fairy tale but in the style of greatly different cultures or with feminist leanings with characters voiced by famous actors, comedians, singers, political activists, stunts, and other famous celebrities of varying cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicity.
Not all of the cultural representations were accurate and perfect of course but the series was still super amazing to have as a kid and I encourage parents/guardians/relatives/caretakers/mentors/instructors of mixed and children of color to make sure their kids have representations of themselves and other non white cultures in their media. This was the 90s and it sucks that not too much has changed and I doubt there’s anything like this out now. If you can find these though they’re really great!