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08 Dec 17:07

the-awkward-turt: LOVE the point about herbivorous animals...

ThePrettiestOne

Note: I was willing to concede different points of view on the declawing thing. I am not budging on this one.















the-awkward-turt:

LOVE the point about herbivorous animals occasionally supplementing their diet with protein sources. Just because an animal supplements its diet with something does not mean it can survive or thrive on a diet of just that thing.

Butterflies supplement their diets with mud, that doesn’t mean they can live off of mud. Chickens supplement their diet with insects and small vertebrates, that doesn’t mean they would thrive or be healthy on an all-meat diet.

Dogs adapted to better supplement their diet with carb-rich scraps from humans, that does not mean they can live healthy lives without meat composing a significant portion of their diet.

Human-ancestors, on the other hand, evolved from largely herbivorous apes and only became true omnivores relatively recently in our evolutionary history. We started supplementing our diet with more meat and eventually evolved to digest it better, but we still have most of the biological equipment to get all the nutrients we need from plant-based sources like our far-off ancestors used to. That’s why humans can thrive on a vegan diet.

Dogs and cats did not have ancestors that derived most of their nutrition from non-meat sources so they don’t have the biological equipment to thrive on that diet. Even if dogs WERE omnivores they would still have evolved from mostly meat-eating ancestors and so would not have the biological tools to live off a diet without any meat. Evolutionary history matters.

08 Dec 17:21

pinkrocksugar: diabetic-conservative: secretgrim: bigbutterand...

ThePrettiestOne

It's not actually anywhere near my favorite song, I'm just here for the history lesson and the lecture on social dynamics



pinkrocksugar:

diabetic-conservative:

secretgrim:

bigbutterandeggman:

teachingwithcoffee:

It’s time to bring an end to the Rape Anthem Masquerading As Christmas Carol

Hi there! Former English nerd/teacher here. Also a big fan of jazz of the 30s and 40s. 

So. Here’s the thing. Given a cursory glance and applying today’s worldview to the song, yes, you’re right, it absolutely *sounds* like a rape anthem. 

BUT! Let’s look closer! 

“Hey what’s in this drink” was a stock joke at the time, and the punchline was invariably that there’s actually pretty much nothing in the drink, not even a significant amount of alcohol.

See, this woman is staying late, unchaperoned, at a dude’s house. In the 1940’s, that’s the kind of thing Good Girls aren’t supposed to do — and she wants people to think she’s a good girl. The woman in the song says outright, multiple times, that what other people will think of her staying is what she’s really concerned about: “the neighbors might think,” “my maiden aunt’s mind is vicious,” “there’s bound to be talk tomorrow.” But she’s having a really good time, and she wants to stay, and so she is excusing her uncharacteristically bold behavior (either to the guy or to herself) by blaming it on the drink — unaware that the drink is actually really weak, maybe not even alcoholic at all. That’s the joke. That is the standard joke that’s going on when a woman in media from the early-to-mid 20th century says “hey, what’s in this drink?” It is not a joke about how she’s drunk and about to be raped. It’s a joke about how she’s perfectly sober and about to have awesome consensual sex and use the drink for plausible deniability because she’s living in a society where women aren’t supposed to have sexual agency.

Basically, the song only makes sense in the context of a society in which women are expected to reject men’s advances whether they actually want to or not, and therefore it’s normal and expected for a lady’s gentleman companion to pressure her despite her protests, because he knows she would have to say that whether or not she meant it, and if she really wants to stay she won’t be able to justify doing so unless he offers her an excuse other than “I’m staying because I want to.” (That’s the main theme of the man’s lines in the song, suggesting excuses she can use when people ask later why she spent the night at his house: it was so cold out, there were no cabs available, he simply insisted because he was concerned about my safety in such awful weather, it was perfectly innocent and definitely not about sex at all!) In this particular case, he’s pretty clearly right, because the woman has a voice, and she’s using it to give all the culturally-understood signals that she actually does want to stay but can’t say so. She states explicitly that she’s resisting because she’s supposed to, not because she wants to: “I ought to say no no no…” She states explicitly that she’s just putting up a token resistance so she’ll be able to claim later that she did what’s expected of a decent woman in this situation: “at least I’m gonna say that I tried.” And at the end of the song they’re singing together, in harmony, because they’re both on the same page and they have been all along.

So it’s not actually a song about rape - in fact it’s a song about a woman finding a way to exercise sexual agency in a patriarchal society designed to stop her from doing so. But it’s also, at the same time, one of the best illustrations of rape culture that pop culture has ever produced. It’s a song about a society where women aren’t allowed to say yes…which happens to mean it’s also a society where women don’t have a clear and unambiguous way to say no.

Its my favorite christmas song and i’m not gonna let anyone take that away from me

I love this song- because of this explanation, because it’s sweet, and because it’s actually sang by a married couple.

thank fuck someone came along and took the time to type this shit out. i love this song.

08 Dec 17:30

sciencepolice:siri do my pets know i’m cleaning out their eye boogs or do they think i just like...

ThePrettiestOne

All they care is that they get treats when I'm doing fucking with them.

sciencepolice:

siri do my pets know i’m cleaning out their eye boogs or do they think i just like poking them in the corneas for fun all the time

08 Dec 17:36

oK But thisss

ThePrettiestOne

be quiet, he's fine, I love him

x-i-l-verify:

pumpadjur:

European raven

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Turkish raven

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North African raven

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Himalayan raven

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Western (American) raven

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AUSTRALIAN RAVEN

look at it look at that weird birb it doesn’t know how to raven

@breezy-cheezy

08 Dec 17:54

Tumblr Gets Deep (21 Pics)

by Jeff Wysaski

Spoiler alert: you will enjoy these funny tumblr posts… reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it reblog it Tumblr Gets Deep: Next … Continued

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08 Dec 04:02

sashayed: sashayed: i know i say this a lot but my cat is literally the softest and best of all...

ThePrettiestOne

All cats are best cat.

sashayed:

sashayed:

i know i say this a lot but my cat is literally the softest and best of all animals and what’s really special about that is that your cat is ALSO the softest and best of all animals and so is your dog or gecko or whatever

foot snuggle

08 Dec 04:02

"For a wound to heal, you have to clean it out. Again, and again, and again. And this cleaning..."

“For a wound to heal, you have to clean it out. Again, and again, and again. And this cleaning process stings. The cleaning of a wound hurts. Yes. Healing takes so much work. So much persistence. And so much patience. But every process has an end and an appointed term. Your healing will come, God willing. And like all created things, your worldly pain will die.”

- Yasmin Mogahed (via lazypacific)
08 Dec 15:16

PANTONE Glass Christmas Ornaments

by Rūta Grašytė
ThePrettiestOne

But... why?

“Happy Holidays from Pantone!”


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The world-renowned authority on color is spreading holiday cheer this year with a collection of glass Christmas ornaments in various colors. Perfect for brightening up your Christmas tree, the ornaments come in the colors of turquoise, orange, blue, pink and yellow. “Keep them all for the creative designer in you, or spread the holiday cheer! Each glass ornament is individually packaged, making this a great giftable!” Perfect for any designer! You can buy them through Amazon.

More info: Amazon (h/t)

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You can buy these Pantone Christmas ornaments through Amazon

08 Dec 15:00

Funny Pic Dump (12.8.16)

by Derek
ThePrettiestOne

that last one is me

via sarah andersen via viaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaviajake likes onions via viaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaviaits the tie Funny Pic Dump: Next Page–>

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08 Dec 06:20

thingsthatverbme:The true story of how Clint Barton met Natasha...



thingsthatverbme:

The true story of how Clint Barton met Natasha Romanoff.

08 Dec 06:21

refinery29: After the Supreme Court struck down harsh and...



refinery29:

After the Supreme Court struck down harsh and unnecessary clinic regulations across the state of Texas earlier this year, it seemed like safe, straightforward, legal access to abortion was going to be the new normal for people in the Lone Star State. However, on Monday, the Texas State Health Department released an updated edition of a government-issued booklet about abortion that’s got one glaring issue: it reproduces a known, scientifically disproven lie.

08 Dec 07:28

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07 Dec 18:08

Cartoon: Best case scenarios under Trump

by rss@dailykos.com (Matt Bors)

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07 Dec 22:31

amy-reblogs: I made these in response to hate crimes in my...















amy-reblogs:

I made these in response to hate crimes in my community. They are full size and free to download and print if you’d like to use them, too.

07 Dec 22:38

westindians: jesuisperdu: idc about the legalization of weed unless it comes with Black and Brown...

westindians:

jesuisperdu:

idc about the legalization of weed unless it comes with Black and Brown ppl being released from the ‘war on drugs’ charges as well.

^^^^ 

07 Dec 22:55

skunkbear: Here’s an Otocolobus manul – nature’s Grumpy Cat –...







skunkbear:

Here’s an Otocolobus manulnature’s Grumpy Cat – discovering a camera trap outside it’s den. Camera traps are used by biologists to lean about rare animals’ behavior, abundance, and health – just by setting up a solar-powered camera with a motion trigger. No physical trapping necessary.

O. manul (also known as Pallas’s cat) is about the size of a house cat, but you’ll notice has round pupils instead of slits. It lives in western China and the steppes of Central Asia.

You’d think that Pallas’s cat would rule the internet by now - but there aren’t too many photos of them because they are both rare and shy. The IUCN lists them as near-threatened. Just another reason to support species conservation!

You can see the whole video – posted Scarce Worldwidehere.

07 Dec 23:15

insurrectionarycompassion: eshusplayground: soyeahso: kuurihaunt: phoenix-ace: I’ll say it...

insurrectionarycompassion:

eshusplayground:

soyeahso:

kuurihaunt:

phoenix-ace:

I’ll say it before and I’ll say it again:

You cannot challenge racism, on this level, by being nice to and reaching out to white supremacists.  Their entire ideology revolves around dehumanizing us.  It just does. not. work.  

You cannot fight fascism by prioritizing the feelings of fascists and letting them think they’re safe around you.  You don’t “get them on your side”.  Because treating them kindly and respecting them, gives them your silent approval and access to those of you who are way more vulnerable than you are and who cannot afford to feel safe enough to “debate” with these monsters. 

Our humanity is not a question or a debate topic, and by giving these people a platform you legitimize their views and help spread them to a larger audience. 

Then… How did it work for this guy?

They shot him in the fucking head.

Say that shit again!

They shot him in the fucking head.

They shot him in the fucking head.

They shot him in the fucking head.

They shot him in the fucking head.

The idea that MLK was ‘nice’ to white supremacists is also just historical revisionism @kuurihaunt.

He was sent death threats. The FBI considered him dangerous. People assaulted and murdered many of his followers. White America thought he was too confrontational and not appeasing enough to the sensibilities of whites. He was considered disruptive and an “outside agitator.” He was not a beloved man. He was hated and despised.

His protests came with the risk of being brutalized or killed by police or vigilantes. He decried the white moderate for caring more about order than justice. He refused to condemn riots, ‘the language of the unheard,’ because of how violent America was to Black people. Despite their differences, Malcolm X offered him protection and self-defense. Even though he was committed to nonviolent resistance, which meant breaking the law, disrupting traffic and yes - willingly opening yourself to being brutalized, he was more complicated than you give him credit.

The United States hated him and for his troubles he was killed.

He was not the caricature of nonviolence you think he was. Read a fucking book. 

05 Dec 17:52

myherocomplex: aqueousserenade: coledownlow: I love this...

ThePrettiestOne

The future is an intrinsically better place to be ~ Warren Ellis.









myherocomplex:

aqueousserenade:

coledownlow:

I love this quote. I love this movie.

This scene impressed me so much when I first saw it. It still fills me with… idk something. I love it.

this is one of the most profound scenes in cinema.

06 Dec 19:46

I just found the greatest slide while studying for my entomology exam

friendshipismax:

danplaystrumpet:

darwin-os:

bogleech:

its-just-a-phage:

I definitely don’t remember this from lecture but I cant stop laughing

the prevalence of discarded beer bottles has actually impacted this species pretty badly because they’re so much bigger and more visible than a real female. They are more attracted to the beer bottles.

it happens with humans, too

I tried…

07 Dec 02:20

tralalalalaney: lesliefeinberg: blackoutcatharsis: butterbutch: sincerelypenelope: lesliefeinber...

tralalalalaney:

lesliefeinberg:

blackoutcatharsis:

butterbutch:

sincerelypenelope:

lesliefeinberg:

men are allowed to be so mediocre it’s insulting on the deepest level

Would you unfollow me if I reblogged this every single day? That is how often I think it.

Mediocre men get to make mediocre movies and write mediocre books about other mediocre men, but if a woman steps outside a door in a sweater and some plain jeans, she “let her self go”, “isnt even trying anymore!”

I mean, this has some truth. But, I just love how everyone in the notes is using this to make a point about the election lol.

this post was originally about donald trump so it seems to be getting taken the appropriate way

this election is literally the most profound example of this possibly in human history so

07 Dec 02:51

mrs-transmuter: operativesurprise: rubes-dragon: whimmy-bam: diva-gonzo: dumbass-oikawa: conserv...

mrs-transmuter:

operativesurprise:

rubes-dragon:

whimmy-bam:

diva-gonzo:

dumbass-oikawa:

conservative-libertarian:

221books:

fuckyourwritinghabits:

cornflakepizza:

winchesterbr0s:

hesmybrother-hesadopted:

czarnoksieznik:

beesmygod:

“chuffed doesnt mean what you think it means”

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it means exactly what i think it means its just some stupid word that literally has two definitions that mean the opposite thing

what the hell

This makes me really chuffed

This post is quite egregious

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Well I’m nonplussed by this whole post.

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goddamnit.

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all of you go to hell

And you wonder why i am boggled at times

These are called contronyms! A word that is its own opposite.

Why the fuck do these exist

One theory is that the sarcastic use of the word became exceedingly prevalent and because another dictionary definition. 

Are you telling me that we were such sarcastic shits it literally changed our language.

07 Dec 02:56

strawberryshortcakekitten: smorgansbord: smorgansbord: So my roommate and I got these Rudolph...

strawberryshortcakekitten:

smorgansbord:

smorgansbord:

So my roommate and I got these Rudolph Christmas coloring books a couple of weeks back. Since it’s finals week, I wanted to ease my mind into studying by coloring. First time opening the book and I saw this picture..

And I thought to myself

Oh my god do I try.

I swear to god if I get tumblr famous over this stinkin Heman the meme nose reindeer.

HOW IS THIS THE FIRST TIME IVE SEEN THIS

07 Dec 02:59

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07 Dec 17:24

sunsteel: sunsteel: sunsteel: any cute girls who are looking...



sunsteel:

sunsteel:

sunsteel:

any cute girls who are looking to be protected and cared for

addendum: I have decided to protect every girl in the world regardless

addendum: this goes doubly for trans girls and negatively for terfs. i will hunt down and slay terfs

07 Dec 03:09

sourcedumal: the-movemnt: “We don’t have to retrain [police]....





















sourcedumal:

the-movemnt:

“We don’t have to retrain [police]. We gotta let them be held accountable for their actions.” -Ronald Lanier (x) | follow @the-movemnt

“Why don’t you become a police officer then if you wanna change teh system??”

He did. And look what happened

07 Dec 04:39

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07 Dec 07:05

Radical New Idea:

jimmyjanuary:

hauntedmech:

A female character who is a cold, relentless leader, always pragmatic, and able to make whatever hard decisions need to be made in order to ensure success and survival, tremendously skilled and devastatingly efficient at her job, tragically terrible at being overtly nice to people, who is also not evil and is still fundamentally a good person.

ahem

07 Dec 07:05

trashgender-garbabe-nova: quendergeer: noctis-nova: communismhills: noctis-nova: Defeating...

trashgender-garbabe-nova:

quendergeer:

noctis-nova:

communismhills:

noctis-nova:

Defeating capitalism can’t be that hard. How much HP does it have?

the World Boss Capitalism has 1,951,484 hp, but it also has a companion boss called The State and that boss has 2,487,313 hp and if you don’t get them both to 0 at about the same time they just start spamming shields & heals on each other & The State starts using OHKO attacks on your entire group

Damn, that must be why Marx recommends a party.

We’d have finished this raid by now if SOMEONE didn’t keep splitting the party

Fourth International, rushing in alone: “LEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOON TRRROOOOOTSSKKKYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!”

07 Dec 05:01

Being Trans And Having Mental Illness

by Robot Hugs

New comic!

This comic was originally published on Everyday Feminism.

This was brutal to write because it kept fucking me up and making me sad. Anyways: intersectionality! One way to think of it is that it’s not (identityA)+(identityB), it’s (identityA) x (identityB).  The experience of being mentally ill and trans are not two separate experiences. Heck, the roots of intersectionality is illuminating the interactions of the experiences of Blackness and Woman, because those aren’t separate things.

Anyways, speaking of mental illness, I’m digging myself out of my own hole right now, but I hope to get back to my regular posting schedule soon enough.

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07 Dec 00:24

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