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hoewarts:

xkalisto:

quanna78:

nowyoukno:

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Why though? 😳

A Czech girl here to extensively talk about her country! This is actually fun tradition, and the ‘beating’ is mostly symbolic. It stings a bit but I can’t say that I’d consider it unbearably painful or abusive. Nobody forces women to participate, and today people only go to the other people they know. And honestly I find it much more preferable to tradition where they spill water on you or even worse perfume. (I did that once and I it was annoying and I smelled horrible. I’m happy for whipping thank you) Though there’s like revenge day for women who then spill water on guys. (I never did, or haven’t seen it done though)
As to why. Traditionally it is not because the men want to cause harm to the women, the spring whipping was meant as a way for women to stay healthy, pretty and fertile for the following year. The whip is called ‘Pomlázka’ which comes from the word ‘Pomlazení - Omlazení’ which translates into Rejuvenation. Young twigs are used for the whip to transfer the ‘life force’ into women.
The whip is usually traditionally made out of pussy willow so it’s flexible and women are more usually whipped on their legs rather than backsides, though I guess you usually cover both. And it’s not only unmarried women. Nowadays in most region it’s ‘all’ the women. Even my grandma gets symbolic whipping.

It was also a form of symbolic ‘courtship’. Traditionally on Easter we decorate actual eggs. There are many ways how to do this, personally I love decorating with bee wax (I got beekeepers in the family)  but also with onion peels and flowers. 

Decorated with wax

Decorated with straw
Now the eggs are also a symbols of New life. And men ‘court’ women by whipping them (in the past some women actually took offence if nobody came to them) and the women give the men the decorated eggs as a sign of forgiveness and thanks for the rejuvenation. In some regions they also decorate their whips with bows. And Guys have to sing a Eastern Carol asking for the eggs. 
 It sound kinda brutal when you say they whip women, and sometimes there are alcohol issues, but generally it’s really tame and I find it to be fun tradition. 

Thank god you showed up before the 14 year old social justice bloggers did

hoewarts:

xkalisto:

quanna78:

nowyoukno:

Now You Know (Source)

Why though? 😳

A Czech girl here to extensively talk about her country! This is actually fun tradition, and the ‘beating’ is mostly symbolic. It stings a bit but I can’t say that I’d consider it unbearably painful or abusive. Nobody forces women to participate, and today people only go to the other people they know. And honestly I find it much more preferable to tradition where they spill water on you or even worse perfume. (I did that once and I it was annoying and I smelled horrible. I’m happy for whipping thank you) Though there’s like revenge day for women who then spill water on guys. (I never did, or haven’t seen it done though)

As to why. Traditionally it is not because the men want to cause harm to the women, the spring whipping was meant as a way for women to stay healthy, pretty and fertile for the following year. The whip is called ‘Pomlázka’ which comes from the word ‘Pomlazení - Omlazení’ which translates into Rejuvenation. Young twigs are used for the whip to transfer the ‘life force’ into women.

The whip is usually traditionally made out of pussy willow so it’s flexible and women are more usually whipped on their legs rather than backsides, though I guess you usually cover both. And it’s not only unmarried women. Nowadays in most region it’s ‘all’ the women. Even my grandma gets symbolic whipping.

It was also a form of symbolic ‘courtship’. Traditionally on Easter we decorate actual eggs. There are many ways how to do this, personally I love decorating with bee wax (I got beekeepers in the family)  but also with onion peels and flowers. 

Decorated with wax

Decorated with straw

Now the eggs are also a symbols of New life. And men ‘court’ women by whipping them (in the past some women actually took offence if nobody came to them) and the women give the men the decorated eggs as a sign of forgiveness and thanks for the rejuvenation. In some regions they also decorate their whips with bows. And Guys have to sing a Eastern Carol asking for the eggs. 

 It sound kinda brutal when you say they whip women, and sometimes there are alcohol issues, but generally it’s really tame and I find it to be fun tradition. 

Thank god you showed up before the 14 year old social justice bloggers did

drawsshits
Supernatural is blessed to have so many passionate fans willing to spend their hard-earned dollars to travel Lord knows how many miles to hang out with us for a weekend. So every so often, I pack my bag, leave my real life, show up at a hotel and check in under my alias (that’s Creation’s rule. I don’t really think it’s necessary, but I suppose it adds to the mystique. I just wish they’d let me pick my own name. I’m dying to ask a buttoned-up hotel clerk to find a room with a view for ‘Pat McCrotch’). The point is it seems that, at least for now, I’m a regular fixture on the Supernatural Dog n’ Pony show, there to help deliver the experience the fans are hoping to have. I’m the approachable actor, the Karaoke King, the funny front man, the silly sidekick. And to many of them, I am, for lack of a better word, famous. Who am I to tell them they’re wrong? They’re having fun, I’m having fun. No one is getting hurt (unless there’s another outbreak of karaoke stage-diving or Matt hurls another chair). I just show up and play the part I’m expected to play. Is that weird? Perhaps. But at its core, it’s still just acting. It’s what I do. So maybe sometimes, instead of on a stage or on a set, I do it in a convention hall. And maybe somehow, in some people’s eyes, that makes me C level. But if it all translates to four years and 33-plus cons and thousands upon thousands of happy fans, then I think C is a pretty sweet level to be on.

As long as Mr McCrotch gets that room with a view.
Richard Speight Jr., “The Pro of Cons.” In Fan Phenomenon: Supernatural, edited by Lynn Zubernis & Katherine Larsen (Intellect Books, 2014). (via ihaveallthesefeelsokay)