alyssaemilie:

this was worth reading

Male, female AND whatever is in between! 

(Source: vodkaand-cigarettes, via bookoisseur)

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A Great 20th Century Writer Whom Everyone Forgot →

blackballoonpublishing:

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In May of 2011, one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century died and no one cared enough to notice. A handful (if that) of obituaries for Newton Thornburg appeared online, and it took me almost an entire year to stumble upon news of his passing at…

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Joan Roughgarden (2004) Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, University of California Press, Berkley
(via 420-catnip)

(Source: onychophorawesome, via bookoisseur)

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.
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mywhisperedcolors:

Slowly replacing the negative thoughts with colors and beautiful things.

mywhisperedcolors:

Slowly replacing the negative thoughts with colors and beautiful things.

(via coloredmondays)

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atlantic-saints:

The Chapel at Exeter College, Oxford.

atlantic-saints:

The Chapel at Exeter College, Oxford.

(via beautifuloxford)

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dirtyonepiececonfessions:

“Nearly nothing can be more adorable than a slightly drunk Shanks snuggling up to a grumbling Mihawk.”
~Confession by anon.

dirtyonepiececonfessions:

Nearly nothing can be more adorable than a slightly drunk Shanks snuggling up to a grumbling Mihawk.”

~Confession by anon.

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guardian:

"One male friend said that I couldn’t do it because my husband’s business partners would see, and one asked how my sons would feel when they grow up [they are seven and nine]. But both arguments were about the men in my life, and I thought they weren’t reason enough to stop me as an artist, a woman and a feminist."

United front: breasts without the airbrush »

Photos: Laura Dodsworth

(Source: theguardian.com)

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j-peters0n:

It’s so cruel!

David Mitchell captures the essence of QI in less than a minute.

From QI XL G06 - Genius.

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beautyiswhatiwant:

*Trigger Warning*
🌉B&W depression blog 🌃

beautyiswhatiwant:

*Trigger Warning*
🌉B&W depression blog 🌃

(via bookphilia)

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In case you’re wondering where I disappeared to all night…

bookphilia:

I made this damned bookmark for fun. :)

Actually I made it for that BookDepo bookmark contest, but then forgot to submit it and I really hate flickr.

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bermira:

Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee illustrated by Julian Peters ©

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geritsel:

Liu Maochan - a Chinese painter with a touch of French impressionism à la Monmartre. Gorgeous.

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