Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living.
i will never change my last name for a men lol my mom didn't change hers neither did any of my aunties. it's an outdated practice rooted in misogyny. the girl is right, she shouldn't have to change her last name, it's obvious that the guy wouldn't do it for her so why would she do it for him?
she literally told her reason, she doesn't want to, she likes her last name and she thinks it's outdated to do this. and all of the men backing him up in the comments are so gross.
No-face the eggplant facing a tiny Chihiro, super cute miniature diorama by Tatsuya Tanaka.
This set is a Spirited Away twist of an old Obon (festival of the dead) tradition called 精霊馬 shouryo-uma (lit. spirit horse). People craft horses made from cucumber and oxen made from eggplants:
(quote from this article) The cucumber horse is long and sleek, symbolizing ancestors’ swift journeys home to their families. The eggplant cow, plump and sturdy, embodies ancestors’ leisurely return trip, a load of souvenirs with them in tow.
While this long-standing tradition is practiced in many parts of Japan, younger generations have been riffing on it in new ways, carving their summer vegetables into elaborate creations and posting them online. For some people, shouryouma represents a special way to pay tribute to their loved ones.