Natalie Dormer attends the “Women Who Kick Ass” panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.
[Painting of Death as a spectral nanny taking a child and infant away from their bereaved family. A detail shows the family’s house number is 1918.]
I never realized this until seeing the detail, but this painting is most likely about the flu pandemic.
it’s really interesting seeing death portrayed as a woman
Especially a a nurturer rather than a destroyer
Menstrual pads have been mentioned as early as the 10th century, in the Suda, where Hypatia, who lived in the 4th century AD, was said to have thrown one of her used menstrual rags at an admirer in an attempt to discourage him
"I’ll never forget [my first awards ceremony]: I walked onto the press line and had a whole bank of photographers shouting, ‘Who are you?’ I didn’t want there to be any pictures of me mouthing my name, so I just stood there. By the time I got to the end, I was like, ‘OK, if I can survive that…’"