in the forest, in the night

championcoolbreeze:

obfuscatingdeity:

the thing to realize here is that conservatives find the idea of paying workers a livable wage so absurd that they make hyperbolic comparisons like this

because fifteen dollars and hour and a hundred thousand dollars an hour both mean the same thing to them; more than you deserve

^That commentary is very important.

gynocraticgrrl:

Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit

the-fly-on-fire:

featherblack:

sourgoat:

Things that need to stop being in kid shows.

"I can’t lose to a girl"

"I can’t believe I lost to a girl"

"you let a girl beat you"

If you keep showing these types of mindsets to kids they’re going to think they should think that way as well.

Exactly.

also “dont be a girl”

Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
― Ludwig van Beethoven (via the-girl-who-fell-to-earth)

awkwardsituationist:

crypsis is the ability of an organism to blend in with its environment, as seen here in (click pic) grasshoppers, mantids, geckos (three in the fifth photo), toads (three in the ninth photo), snakes and katydids, all of which have evolved to mimic or become inconspicuous amongst leaves. photos by (click pic) john cancalosi, christian zeigler, mattias klum and thomas marent.

"…from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved." - charles darwin

connorcoverism:

Burma’s underground punk scene

food52:

The only way to make cookies

(via Pusheen the cat

Back when George W. Bush was president, liberals were regularly accused of being disloyal or anti-American if they disagreed with the policies the administration was undertaking. As Bush himself said, you were either with us or with the terrorists, and as far as many of his supporters were concerned, “us” meant the Bush administration and everything they wanted to do, including invading Iraq. You may have noticed that now that there’s a Democrat in the White House, conservatives no longer find disagreeing with the government’s policies to be anti-American; in fact, the truest patriotism is now supposedly found among those whose hatred of the president, and the government more generally, burns white-hot in the core of their souls.
antares-nova:

A paper hermit crab.
Took approximately one and a half hours to fold.

antares-nova:

A paper hermit crab.

Took approximately one and a half hours to fold.

theroguefeminist:

newsflash: people who are bi, gay, trans, of color, women, etc etc don’t want you to ignore the fact they are bi, gay, trans, of color, women, etc

like if you have to ignore the fact someone is different than you to stand being around them or treat them remotely decently then of course you’re a bigot - you shouldn’t have to ignore the fact a gay person is gay or a trans person is trans, etc etc to think of them as human