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Male privilege is “I have a boyfriend” being the only thing that can actually stop someone from hitting on you because they respect another male-bodied person more than they respect your rejection/lack of interest.

The Sociological Cinema

There was actually research that was done that found that women who used an “I have a boyfriend/husband” excuse to reject unwanted sexual attention and harassment by their bosses were more likely to be left alone than those who used any other excuse (including “I’m not interested”)

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Avalyn in all her cute glory now that she’s recovered from the hell that is being born.

Avalyn in all her cute glory now that she’s recovered from the hell that is being born.

Marco Rubio Says It Should Be Legal To Fire Someone For Being Gay

think-progress:

“The Republican Savior”

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anxiouswren:

I’m back! I have an MFA degree and a sunburn from a wonderful week in Disneyworld, and I am looking forward to all that life offers a bird-crazy illustrator!

I have posted a few of these, but I thought it would make sense to have them all in one post. This is the result of my final project for my MFA—a series of recently extinct birds.  Someday I hope I can make this into a full-fledged (pun unintended) book! It was a great learning experience and I look forward to continuing work on it.

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So, as of 5:04 this morning, I have a niece.
Presenting Avalyn Faythe.

So, as of 5:04 this morning, I have a niece.

Presenting Avalyn Faythe.

paleoillustration:

Aurochs

illustrated by phan-tom:

“In case anyone is wondering what an Aurochs is, it’s the wild ancestor of modern day cattle. They went extinct in 1627.

I was reading about them on the internet a few years ago and one of the things I was surprised by is they were actually larger than almost all domestic cattle breeds. They came close to six feet at the shoulder.

There was a theory that the Aurochs could be selectively bred back into existence, since their genes are still in the domestic cattle, and a couple of German zoo keepers tried it back in the 1930’s 1940’s. They declared success after 12 years, but the animals didn’t have the height, and the horns weren’t pointed forward like an aurochs, along with a few other traits that were missing. People are still breeding, what became known as Heck cattle, today trying to come closer to the appearance of the aurochs. The tallest one so far is five foot three at the shoulder.

In January I read that a group of scientist in Holland were going to try the breeding back experiment again, but this time they have a map. A genome map to be exact. Maybe they’ll succeed this time.”

TED conference about bringing back extinct species

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I don’t have cable. Can anyone tell me if the 38 car pile up on the Nito-St. Albans bridge here in West Virginia made it on national news, because I feel like a 38 car pile up that caused a bunch of high school seniors to walk to their graduation is national news material

rhamphotheca:

Recently Discovered:  Social Media Lacewing
This new species of lacewing (Semachrysa jade) was discovered after photographer Hock Ping Guek posted a photo of the bug to Flickr. Entomologist Shaun Winterton saw the photo and asked Guek to send him a specimen. The lacewing turned out to be unknown to science.
(via: Discovery News)                    (photo: Hock Ping Guek)

rhamphotheca:

Recently Discovered:  Social Media Lacewing

This new species of lacewing (Semachrysa jade) was discovered after photographer Hock Ping Guek posted a photo of the bug to Flickr. Entomologist Shaun Winterton saw the photo and asked Guek to send him a specimen. The lacewing turned out to be unknown to science.

(via: Discovery News)                    (photo: Hock Ping Guek)

I’m really sick of hearing about how Obama is a Socialist like socialism would literally be the worst thing to happen to this country.

Because, you know, capitalism has been so great for everyone involved.

The Sexual Objectification Checklist

scientificinqueery:

scientificinqueery:

transformfeminism:

stfufauxminists:

isaywesay:

1. Does the image show only part(s) of a sexualized person’s body?

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BMW

2. Does the image present a sexualized person as a stand-in for an object?

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Four Loko

3. Does the image show sexualized persons as interchangeable? 

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Mercedes Benz

4. Does the image affirm the idea of violating the bodily integrity of a sexualized person who can’t consent?

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Duncan Quinn

5. Does the image suggest that sexual availability is the defining characteristic of the person? 

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American Apparel

6. Does the image show a sexualized person as a commodity that can be bought and sold?

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Red Tape Shoes

Not sure if I’ve reblogged this before but it’s worth it if I have because so many people get this wrong.

so gross

An excellent list with examples to better understand sexual objectification.

Putting this back on my blog because it’s important.

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I don’t even fucking know how to work Tumblr anymore.

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