‘How to get your students to shut up' a book written by Alfie Wickers
DEAR EMMA WATSON
Where was MY right to decide what to do with my body? It wasn’t in the room where my parents paid a doctor to cut the skin off my penis when I was a mere minutes old!!
I bet your clit and vulva are still intact.
Tell me again how oppressed you are by this patriarchy?
Please do not belittle female circumcision by comparing it to male circumcision.
Male circumcision is not done to oppress men or destroy their sexuality but for either religious or health reasons. Removing the foreskin does not prevent sex, or damage the penis. You were not genetically mutilated.
Female circumcision involves removing the clitoris, or the vulva, sometimes it involves cutting the inside of the vagina and sowing it shut so that it heals over. Sometimes all of the above. It is oppressive, it is always painful and often fatal, and is still practised in many countries around the world with the goal of oppressing women under extreme patriarchal regimes.
Emma Watson may not suffer from those regimes directly in the way you’re referring to, but she spoke very frankly about how she has had a very privileged life. She is using that privilege to stand up for those who are not as fortunate.
Tell me again how you are helping by making it about you?
genetically (def)- of or relating to genes
please explain to me your genetic mutilation because that’s some scifi ass shit I want to get on board with
Flight over Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) and calf in El Doradillo, Puerto Madryn, Argentina.
Recently, researchers began to use extremely high-resolution satellite pictures and image-processing software to detect whales on or near the ocean’s surface, using these patrons found in right whale’s head (see more at Nature). The platform can pinpoint things as small as 50 centimeters, although waves and murky water can confuse the program. Southern right whales were chosen to test because they are slow and shallow swimmers, but it could be used to track other animals.
- Video: Matia Small
- Reference (Open Access): Fretwell et al (2014) Whales from Space: Counting Southern Right Whales by Satellite. PLoS ONE
My Panic(!) at the Disco sign. I finally finished it, it took me about 12 hours to do across 4 days and turned out better than expected. It’s a little off scale since it was a very spur of the moment project and everything was done free handed without measuring it or using templates. It’s 3D and fully hand painted except for the flowers and the butterfly, all purchased from Ebay.
A series of circular glowing hammocks have changed Boston’s Lawn on D into a stunning luminescent park!
I am absolutely in love with these aerial photos of the northern residents and transients.
Apparently the middle photo is of A37 Plumper; you can really see how thin and sickly he was before he died.
Also, that head butting behavior in the first photo is supposedly play!
(by NOAA/Vancouver Aquarium)
On a Friday afternoon, after rejecting Firefly's original pilot “Serenity”, Fox executives instructed series creator Joss Whedon to submit a new pilot script on Monday morning or the show would not be picked up. Whedon and his co-executive producer Tim Minear locked themselves away for the weekend to write this script, adding “larger than life” supporting characters and making the episode more action-centric to please the network. This new pilot, directed by Whedon, later became the series' second episode. Firefly premiered with “The Train Job” on Fox on September 20, 2002, twelve years ago today.
'Meet the Generation of Incredible Native American Women Fighting to Preserve Their Culture' via Marie Claire