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Let me talk to you about books.

Specifically, one book. This book.

This book should be a best seller. This book should be required reading for graduating from high school. Before you get that diploma, you read this book.

This book deals with debunking “Neurosexism,” which is a very fancy term for all of that evolutionary psychology bullshit that people spill about those “brain differences” between boys and girls.

This book debunks such myths as:

  • Boys are better at math than girls
  • Women make crappy lawyers/business CEOs/etc, as their brains are not cut out for aggression.
  • Men make crappy counselors/primary school teachers/primary parents/etc, as their brains are not cut out for empathy.
  • MEN ARE BUILT FOR GOING OUT AND HUNTING WHILE WOMEN ARE BUILT FOR STAYING HOME AND BABYMAKING IT’S NOT SEXISM IT’S JUST BIOLOGY
  • And many other such myths.

Furthermore, this book covers topics such as: 

  • Neurosexism and gender perceptions in multiple races (as this is not a singularly white experience, just as the western world isn’t a singularly white experience)
  • Sex discrimination in the workplace, and how women are (or, more often, are not) allowed to behave
  • How science is used (badly) to support many of these claims
  • Experiences of trans* people, both through interviews and empirical studies.

AND FINALLY - It is all brilliantly researched, cited, compiled - and it’s easy to read! Cordelia Fine actually manages to be funny while writing this, which I think is important, because it makes all of this information infinitely accessible.

Delusions of Gender has reinforced what Oberlin taught me: The gender binary is stupid and arbitrary, and dangerous. And it is a self-perpetuating bias that needs to be addressed to be overcome.

Haven’t read it yet but it’s on my list!

This book is amazing and you all better freaking read it because it WILL blow your mind.

minumi-chan:

marilynsnotes:

sanitaryum:

The Captain America/Puerto Rico pic  AND Marvel’s majestic response

I showed this image to my younger sister. Here’s HER majestic response:
     That moment you realize some people need to catch up on some history. 
     In the midst of the 19th century, Spain’s economy was devastated from the abrupt loss of their colonies in Continental America (yeah, Continental America: South and Central America). Soon two nations, with strong fraternal ties, were under a colonial government that proved to be a great violation to fundamental human rights. Nevertheless, they wanted a change for which they fought together. From this event stems the famous phrase, by the Puerto Rican writer Lola Rodríguez de Tió, “…de un pájaro las dos alas…” (two wings of a bird), demonstrating the rooted brotherhood between Puerto Rico and Cuba. 
     As a demonstration of their bravery, and with airs of rebellion, Jose Martí funded a separatist party, “el Partido Revolucionario Cubano” (the Cuban Revolutionary Party) in 1892. Puerto Rican exiles, the majority participants of “el Grito de Lares” (Cry of Lares), funded, in a similar fashion, the Puerto Rican section of that party. The flag that represented the Cuban section of this party is the actual Cuban flag. In 1985, Puerto Rico adopts their flag by inverting the colors of the Cuban flag. This was a demonstration of the strongest fraternity between two countries with a similar history that had developed their own nationality, not being Spanish anymore, but Cubans and Puerto Ricans. 

     The Puerto Rican section of this party was chaired by José Julio Henna, who fought for various years for Puerto Rico’s independence. Unfortunately, when Puerto Rico was close to obtaining its liberty, through Spain’s Autonomic Charter, the United States received Puerto Rico as war loot in 1898 after the Spanish-American War. 
     Puerto Rico already had its flag before the creation of Captain America as pro-war (WWII) propaganda. It was just recognized by the United States in 1952, along with its Constitution, when it was obligated by the UN (post WWII) to change Puerto Rico’s colonial status by renaming it as ELA (Commonwealth). The UN defines colonies as illegal and defends the cease of such practice however it can, with peace or violence, via the Special Committee on Decolonization. 
     With this, we are not implying that Captain America’s costume was based on the Puerto Rican flag, “la monoestrellada” (one star), but rather we are imploring that the rich history of every other American country be respected.
She asked me to upload this for her and help others in their quest for knowledge. She also had a minor stroke when she saw the image.
Here’s an extra fun image, our flag has legit variations of our blue triangle:

PUR Libre (Free/Independent) has the same blue as Cuba’s flag.PUR-USA is our flag as preferred by the United States and pro-statehood Puerto Ricans, hence the use of the same blue color in USA’s flag.


I needed to reblog this again because I knew some good soul out there would write something as eloquently put as this, and it needs to be said.
minumi-chan:

marilynsnotes:

sanitaryum:

The Captain America/Puerto Rico pic  AND Marvel’s majestic response

I showed this image to my younger sister. Here’s HER majestic response:
     That moment you realize some people need to catch up on some history. 
     In the midst of the 19th century, Spain’s economy was devastated from the abrupt loss of their colonies in Continental America (yeah, Continental America: South and Central America). Soon two nations, with strong fraternal ties, were under a colonial government that proved to be a great violation to fundamental human rights. Nevertheless, they wanted a change for which they fought together. From this event stems the famous phrase, by the Puerto Rican writer Lola Rodríguez de Tió, “…de un pájaro las dos alas…” (two wings of a bird), demonstrating the rooted brotherhood between Puerto Rico and Cuba. 
     As a demonstration of their bravery, and with airs of rebellion, Jose Martí funded a separatist party, “el Partido Revolucionario Cubano” (the Cuban Revolutionary Party) in 1892. Puerto Rican exiles, the majority participants of “el Grito de Lares” (Cry of Lares), funded, in a similar fashion, the Puerto Rican section of that party. The flag that represented the Cuban section of this party is the actual Cuban flag. In 1985, Puerto Rico adopts their flag by inverting the colors of the Cuban flag. This was a demonstration of the strongest fraternity between two countries with a similar history that had developed their own nationality, not being Spanish anymore, but Cubans and Puerto Ricans. 

     The Puerto Rican section of this party was chaired by José Julio Henna, who fought for various years for Puerto Rico’s independence. Unfortunately, when Puerto Rico was close to obtaining its liberty, through Spain’s Autonomic Charter, the United States received Puerto Rico as war loot in 1898 after the Spanish-American War. 
     Puerto Rico already had its flag before the creation of Captain America as pro-war (WWII) propaganda. It was just recognized by the United States in 1952, along with its Constitution, when it was obligated by the UN (post WWII) to change Puerto Rico’s colonial status by renaming it as ELA (Commonwealth). The UN defines colonies as illegal and defends the cease of such practice however it can, with peace or violence, via the Special Committee on Decolonization. 
     With this, we are not implying that Captain America’s costume was based on the Puerto Rican flag, “la monoestrellada” (one star), but rather we are imploring that the rich history of every other American country be respected.
She asked me to upload this for her and help others in their quest for knowledge. She also had a minor stroke when she saw the image.
Here’s an extra fun image, our flag has legit variations of our blue triangle:

PUR Libre (Free/Independent) has the same blue as Cuba’s flag.PUR-USA is our flag as preferred by the United States and pro-statehood Puerto Ricans, hence the use of the same blue color in USA’s flag.


I needed to reblog this again because I knew some good soul out there would write something as eloquently put as this, and it needs to be said.

minumi-chan:

marilynsnotes:

sanitaryum:

The Captain America/Puerto Rico pic  AND Marvel’s majestic response

I showed this image to my younger sister. Here’s HER majestic response:

     That moment you realize some people need to catch up on some history.

     In the midst of the 19th century, Spain’s economy was devastated from the abrupt loss of their colonies in Continental America (yeah, Continental America: South and Central America). Soon two nations, with strong fraternal ties, were under a colonial government that proved to be a great violation to fundamental human rights. Nevertheless, they wanted a change for which they fought together. From this event stems the famous phrase, by the Puerto Rican writer Lola Rodríguez de Tió, “…de un pájaro las dos alas…” (two wings of a bird), demonstrating the rooted brotherhood between Puerto Rico and Cuba.

     As a demonstration of their bravery, and with airs of rebellion, Jose Martí funded a separatist party, “el Partido Revolucionario Cubano” (the Cuban Revolutionary Party) in 1892. Puerto Rican exiles, the majority participants of “el Grito de Lares” (Cry of Lares), funded, in a similar fashion, the Puerto Rican section of that party. The flag that represented the Cuban section of this party is the actual Cuban flag. In 1985, Puerto Rico adopts their flag by inverting the colors of the Cuban flag. This was a demonstration of the strongest fraternity between two countries with a similar history that had developed their own nationality, not being Spanish anymore, but Cubans and Puerto Ricans.

     The Puerto Rican section of this party was chaired by José Julio Henna, who fought for various years for Puerto Rico’s independence. Unfortunately, when Puerto Rico was close to obtaining its liberty, through Spain’s Autonomic Charter, the United States received Puerto Rico as war loot in 1898 after the Spanish-American War.

     Puerto Rico already had its flag before the creation of Captain America as pro-war (WWII) propaganda. It was just recognized by the United States in 1952, along with its Constitution, when it was obligated by the UN (post WWII) to change Puerto Rico’s colonial status by renaming it as ELA (Commonwealth). The UN defines colonies as illegal and defends the cease of such practice however it can, with peace or violence, via the Special Committee on Decolonization.

     With this, we are not implying that Captain America’s costume was based on the Puerto Rican flag, “la monoestrellada” (one star), but rather we are imploring that the rich history of every other American country be respected.

She asked me to upload this for her and help others in their quest for knowledge. She also had a minor stroke when she saw the image.

Here’s an extra fun image, our flag has legit variations of our blue triangle:

PUR Libre (Free/Independent) has the same blue as Cuba’s flag.
PUR-USA is our flag as preferred by the United States and pro-statehood Puerto Ricans, hence the use of the same blue color in USA’s flag.

I needed to reblog this again because I knew some good soul out there would write something as eloquently put as this, and it needs to be said.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

I disagree that a cat should NEED wet food. I feel like there's a good number of excellent brands of dry cat food that's perfect for cats. And dry food from a good source is more reliable than wet food when it comes to recalls and spoilage.

whowasntthere:

I think idiotic, wimpy little Tumblr Anons often fail when it comes to reading comprehension, or certain individuals simply like being argumentative. Well guess what, honey child…

Never did I say that cats “need” wet food, just that it’s usually “best” for overall health — which it usually is, but if you want to deny countless scientific peer-reviewed studies, not to mention my original wording, then go right ahead.

Added to that, I never said that a cheap wet food is better than an excellent dry food. Where the crap are you pulling that from, your asshole? Or is your head already stuffed too far up there? 

And you shouldn’t be leaving wet food out all day so that it spoils, either. 

Seriously, go argue with someone else or learn to actually read, not just jump to knee-jerk argumentative politics. You certainly won’t get any boon here. 

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