Biologists call a small male fish who darts in to fertilize eggs a “sneaker,”, a medium male who resembles a female a “female mimic,”, and a large aggressive territorial male a “parental,” to place a positive spin of his egg guarding. Both the sneaker and the female mimic are “sexual parasites” of the parental male’s “investment” in nest construction and territorial defense. The sneaker and the female mimic are said to express a gene for “cuckoldry,” as though the parental male were married to a female in his territory and victimized by her unfaithfulness. In fact, a territorial male and the female who is temporarily in his territory are not pair-bonded. Scientists sneak gender stereotypes into the primary literature and corrupt its objectivity. Are these descriptions only harmless words? No. The words affect the view of nature that emerges from biology.
Joan Roughgarden (2004) Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, University of California Press, Berkley
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tagged: +useful 
A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the women who look like her and can buy the same things she can.

A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others.

A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hook’s own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others.

An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it.

Hey friends it’s 3 am what’s happenin

tagged: +lani talk 
tagged: +animation  +woooOOO 
lilaira:

Changed the orange into the blood orange because of obvious reasons ovo…
They are better and more sweet~

lilaira:

Changed the orange into the blood orange because of obvious reasons ovo…

They are better and more sweet~

le-mec:

I don’t paint, I RENDER.

le-mec:

I don’t paint, I RENDER.

tagged: +useful 

acepitcher:

THINK HETEROSEXUAL THOUGHTSher perfume smells really nice

tagged: +good 

mindofkimbo:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.

Part 4.

notice how these retweets and favorites have gotten smaller in numbers….why are people paying less attention.? 

tagged: +ferguson 

ferncats:

this whole video is so surreal