Wednesday, September 17, 2014

beautifuloutlier:

I want to note that the way the sex binary looks like it’s present throughout the animal world is that white scientists have a terrible habit of labeling everything “male” or “female” even when it makes no sense.

Like, by any reasonable metric, bees have three sexes: drone, queen, and worker. Workers are only labelled female because someone couldn’t abide the idea of something not being either one or the other.

And before someone calls “genetics” there are many species where both sexes have the exact same genetics, and even many where individuals can change reproductive capacity at will, and scientists suddenly have no problem calling the ones who grow eggs “female” even though they were “male” two weeks ago.

Some species of mammals reproduce asexually. They have only one sex. It is still called “female” because it makes babies even though one might reasonably ask why even make the distinction when every single individual makes babies just the same.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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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Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
wilderness-lair-shatterdome:

jasminedarling:

He was a skater goat, he said see you later, goat.

HE WASN’T GOAT ENOUGH FOR HERD

wilderness-lair-shatterdome:

jasminedarling:

He was a skater goat, he said see you later, goat.

HE WASN’T GOAT ENOUGH FOR HERD

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Sunday, September 7, 2014
t-ardigrades:

wigmund:

pinkrocksugar:

stunningpicture:

LOOK AT ITS BIG FOOTERS

IMAGINE THE TOE BEANS ON THIS BABBY

(main image source)
Lynx footsies are mostly floof


He can’t have too much bean, he lives in the chilly zone. He’ll get cold beanies and that’s no good.

t-ardigrades:

wigmund:

pinkrocksugar:

stunningpicture:

LOOK AT ITS BIG FOOTERS

IMAGINE THE TOE BEANS ON THIS BABBY

(main image source)

Lynx footsies are mostly floof

image

He can’t have too much bean, he lives in the chilly zone. He’ll get cold beanies and that’s no good.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

diazrar:

i cant get over these pictures omg thats some rl disney bullshit right there

image

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Friday, September 5, 2014
wellheyproductions:

mad-maddie:

cloudy-with-a-chance-of-doitsu:

-sharkbites:

officialcrow:

brah chill

I ALMOST HAD A HEART ATTACK

Mitosis

Canada evolves

Spidermoose, Spidermoose, does whatever a spidermoose does!

wellheyproductions:

mad-maddie:

cloudy-with-a-chance-of-doitsu:

-sharkbites:

officialcrow:

brah chill

I ALMOST HAD A HEART ATTACK

Mitosis

Canada evolves

Spidermoose, Spidermoose, does whatever a spidermoose does!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
sarcasticsagittarius:

richardcreech:

MY FRIEND JUST WENT OUT FOR DINNER AND THIS MOTHERFUCKER TURNED UP AT THE WINDOW LIKE HE HAD A FRICKING RESERVATION
GOD DAMMIT AUSTRALIA

five nights at australia 

sarcasticsagittarius:

richardcreech:

MY FRIEND JUST WENT OUT FOR DINNER AND THIS MOTHERFUCKER TURNED UP AT THE WINDOW LIKE HE HAD A FRICKING RESERVATION

GOD DAMMIT AUSTRALIA

five nights at australia 

69kittykate69:

AHAT
WHAT
WHAAATTTTT
WHHHHHHHHHHHATTT AHHHHHHHHHH

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