Material World
A lot of young people, when I go on college campuses ask me, ‘Is it scary to go to the South?’ and I’m like, actually those places are the most ramped up to hear me. Whereas, when I’m in more liberal, “progressive” space where they pretend that they have all the rhetoric and they know how to talk about it, that’s when I tend to have people say the most ridiculous things.
Janet Mock is on today’s Citizen Radio. Listen at wearecitizenradio.com or on tumblr here. (via fuckyeahcitizenradio)
(via Artists | A Love Affair with British Botanics | Origin Interiors)
life:

No biggie, just Covered in Bees…
Zhang Xinglun of Chongqing, China, isn’t your average beekeeper. Instead of donning a protective suit and helmet like other apiarists, the 59-year-old gets up-close and personal with his subjects, even allowing them to use his bare body as their personal hangout.

life:

No biggie, just Covered in Bees

Zhang Xinglun of Chongqing, China, isn’t your average beekeeper. Instead of donning a protective suit and helmet like other apiarists, the 59-year-old gets up-close and personal with his subjects, even allowing them to use his bare body as their personal hangout.

(via Pin by Theo Inglis on Vintage British Art & Design | Pinterest)

Asa Dead Again

(via x) Keep Britain Tidy poster. Unusual uses for unicorns.

(via x) Keep Britain Tidy poster. Unusual uses for unicorns.

but this could have been about lesbians

me, right now, and about most things which aren’t about lesbians (via wolfbadtreepretty)

What does this mean?? Why do people who aren’t lesbians want things to be “about lesbians” ?  Why is this worth applauding when it isn’t a lesbian saying it?

Because the OP describes themselves as “queer (asexy, gyneromantic)” So, what is the investment in lesbians of an asexual fandom person who is romantically attracted to people with cunts regardless of their gender? Which is what I am taking gyneromantic to mean, which is not the same as lesbian.

Why doesn’t this person say “but this could have been about asexy gynocratic people”? Is it meant to be compliment, projection, vicarious identification, fetish..what??

Why does a vague casual comment about lesbians by a non-lesbian, get thousands of notes? I genuinely don’t get it because every interpretation I can make of this is that, at best, it’s still a queer, fannish version of fetishising lesbians? And transphobic. 

For context: tumblr is genuinely home to some of the most sheltered, passive aggressively sexist to lesbians queers there are, as well as the most troll hating political lesbians against transgender lesbians.  Both of whom take the other as justification for their own bullshit, both of whom have their bullshit accepted to readily as a real indication of the state of lesbian politics.

So lesbian, on here more than offline queer networks, really has become - oddly - both an umbrella term and a divisive term for non-lesbian women, feminists and sexists on every side of the identity politics fences.

Yet people are still taking this at face value?

I honestly have no idea what the social media raised generation of queers mean anymore when they say lesbian.

(via Drunk cat original handpulled woodblock print. by sustai’ art)

standwithpalestine:

La Paz (AFP) - Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state.

President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba.

It “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” he said.

The treaty has allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia without a visa since 1972.

Morales said the Gaza offensive shows “that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community.”

More than two weeks of fighting in Gaza have left 1,300 dead and 6,000 wounded amid an intense Israeli air and ground campaign in response to missile attacks by the Islamist militant group Hamas.

In the latest development, 20 people were killed after two Israeli shells slammed into a United Nations school, drawing international protests.

Bolivia broke off diplomatic relations with Israel in 2009 over a previous military operation in Gaza.

In mid-July, Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for “crimes against humanity.”

Photos: Bolivian ambassador to the UN Sacha Llorenti wears keffiyeh in solidarity with Palestinians, July 2014. 

grumpyfaceurn:

roachpatrol:

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

FINALLY AN EXPLANATION

 Woking (ptcpl. vb.): Standing in the kitchen wondering what you came in here for.
- Douglas Adams, The Meaning of Liff

Things I am going to forget, while standing in front of the fridge very soon.

grumpyfaceurn:

roachpatrol:

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

FINALLY AN EXPLANATION

Woking (ptcpl. vb.): Standing in the kitchen wondering what you came in here for.

- Douglas Adams, The Meaning of Liff

Things I am going to forget, while standing in front of the fridge very soon.

THE END OF THE U.S.A.
——————————————
ALL YOU RICH FUCKERS SEE
THE BEGINNING OF THE END AND
TAKE WHAT YOU CAN WHILE
YOU CAN. YOU IMAGINE THAT
YOU WILL GET AWAY, BUT
YOU’VE SHIT IN YOUR OWN
BED AND YOU’RE THE ONE TO
SLEEP IN IT. WHY SHOULD
EVERYONE ELSE STAY BEHIND
AND SMELL YOUR STINKING
COWARDICE? HERE’S A MESSAGE
TO YOU—SPACE TRAVEL IS
UNCERTAIN AND ANY REFUGE
OF YOURS CAN BE BLOWN
OFF THE MAP. THERE’S NO
OTHER PLACE FOR YOU TO GO.
KNOW THAT YOUR FUTURE IS
WITH US SO DON’T GIVE US
MORE REASONS TO HATE YOU.
Jenny Holzer, Inflammatory Essays (via communalperversion)
nezua:

redplebeian:

East LA Brown Berets

Órale!
lalalaetc:

"They planned to blow feminine hygiene off the map."

lalalaetc:

"They planned to blow feminine hygiene off the map."

becauseiamawoman:

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth:The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked.

Yes. Good.