Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.
What a beautiful badass woman.
King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.
MORE FEMALE KINGS.
Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.
I did not realize that this got 400+ notes I think we all need a support group
If the Winter Soldier was responsible for the Kennedy assassination and Magneto tried to STOP the Kennedy assassination then that must mean somehow Magneto lost a fight to a guy wITH AN ENTirE ARm MADE OF METAL
sit with me adric
It should not have taken me so long to see what was wrong with this picture…
Ladies and gentlemen, one of the world’s most pressing problems has finally been solved. There are now fully edible cupcake wrappers. Sorry to those of you who were hoping for world peace or Segway 2.
this is probably at least 70% canon
of course people don’t like danny pink.
a poc character who’s becoming three dimensional who actually calls the doctor on some of his bullshit and treats clara respectfully and lovingly and doesn’t care in the end if she time travels so long as she confides in him if the doctor pushes her too far because he knows what that’s like and honestly thinks clara is badass and possibly a space lady and he has backstory and teaches MATH WTF and knows that he has to be good enough to deserve CLARA not the other way around and wow
people haven’t been asking for a character like that for ages or anything
#wow this post isn’t passive aggressive at all#i don’t get the whole danny is possessive thing#in the end all he wants is to know clara isn’t being pushed to her limit#which is sweet and not posessive#he doesn’t say stop time traveling#he says i’m here and i want to know if you’re not good#yeah
some kid in my class wrote an essay about how it never explicitly says Beowulf isn’t a robot