for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.
how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever
girl pilots (◕‿◕✿)
girl pilots killing nazis ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* \(◕ヮ◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
But, remember, women never did anything in history.
These women are perfect. They aren’t hollywood women oh no. They are Russian bad ass mother fuckers.
My drawing. Possible future tattoo?
|Not feminism:||Oh my God, that woman is wearing make-up and high heels! She can't be a feminist. She's just adhering to the patriarchal expectations of femininity! What a traitor to her gender.|
|Not feminism:||I hate men! Women are so much better than men! All men are rapists and we don't need their help! Men are just there to oppress us and keep us down! Women are the superior gender.|
|Not feminism:||You're giving up your career to have a baby? You're being dictated to by a man! That's the wrong choice! You've slept with twenty men? Wow, way to show that you have no respect for yourself.|
|Feminism:||Women and men are equal. No-one should be discriminated against on the basis of their gender. Women have the right to decide how to live their life, how to dress, what to do with their body and who to love.|
ABANDONED DOG HELPS VETERANS RECOVER FROM POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER - “If he sees you’re upset, he puts his head on your lap…”
A five-year-old Cocker Spaniel named Laddie was abandoned and had been staying at the Santa Cruz SPCA for the past six months. Recently, Laddie was adopted and went to live in a home for military veterans who are dealing with various stress-related disorders. Laddie has had a therapeutic effect on the veterans. Read more from the Santa Cruz Sentinel:
Laddie was adopted recently out of the Santa Cruz SPCA to serve as the house therapy dog at the Paget Center. The 12-bed residential facility helps homeless vets recover from their traumas and transition back into civilian life after serving on the battle field. The gentle, people-pleasing pooch immediately had a positive impact on residents.
“The mood in the house is lighter,” said Lino Montes, the manager at Paget Center. “People who were withdrawn are coming out of their shells. They’re taking an interest in walking and feeding him. It’s amazing to see the transformation.”
“It’s awesome,” said Anthony Uzzi. “The first night he was here he slept on my bed. It was the best sleep I’ve had in years. Having the dog in the room does help me because I’m not constantly listening to sounds. With Laddie, it’s an extra set of ears that lets me stay asleep. He’s got my back.”