Marginal Hybrid

Questioning the distinction between narratives and reality.

August 28, 2014   626 notes

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#creatures of the deep #Nature is the Best
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bumbleshark:

immediate shark week turn offs: interview of shark attack victim 

actually, when my government in western australia introduced a shark cull to indiscriminately slaughter large sharks (and many other sharks who died as a result), some of the most vocal opponents were a group of divers and surfers who’d been attacked by sharks. most shark attack survivors are people who have an incredible love of the ocean and the creatures in it. (x)

#Great white sharks #nowasharkcull #save our sharks
August 28, 2014

sometimes i think the awesome research i’m doing on the importance of representing diversity in media will have important social impact; but then i remember that every member of my family (to this day) continues to tut at me disapprovingly when i suggest that maybe the characters they’re presuming to be heterosexual aren’t/don’t need to be heterosexual, and at the same time they criticise me for having extremist views… like hello? is it not extremist that you object to me questioning if every single character is/needs to be heterosexual?

#making progress on my phd one shirtless kirk scene at a time #strained sibling relations
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So, there’s this girl. She’s tragically orphaned and richer than anyone on the planet. Every guy she meets falls in love with her, but in between torrid romances she rejects them all because she dedicated to what is Pure and Good. She has genius level intellect, Olympic-athelete level athletic ability and incredible good looks. She is consumed by terrible angst, but this only makes guys want her more. She has no superhuman abilities, yet she is more competent than her superhuman friends and defeats superhumans with ease. She has unshakably loyal friends and allies, despite the fact she treats them pretty badly. They fear and respect her, and defer to her orders. Everyone is obsessed with her, even her enemies are attracted to her. She can plan ahead for anything and she’s generally right with any conclusion she makes. People who defy her are inevitably wrong.

God, what a Mary Sue.

I just described Batman.

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WILL AUTO-REBLOG FOREVER.

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HAHAHA

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#sexism #rewriting narratives #making progress on my phd one shirtless kirk scene at a time
August 28, 2014   318 notes
#eye candy chiselled out of diamond
August 28, 2014   89,107 notes
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sinbadism:

glowcloud:

pinkmaned:

muscleprincess:

muscleprincess:

(INDIGNANT HUFFING) NOT ALL M……ale lions

the more i think about it, the weirder this comment seems. how does this man know that being a male lion is more stressful than being a female lion. has he lived as both a female and male lion before. is this man an Animorph

I

male lions rights activist

as a big cat fanatic and a zoo veteran: 
male lions are lazy fucks. they CHOOSE to fight cos they’re BORED.

As a professional Ethologist who specializes in apex predator and primate behavior, I can fully support this lazy lion notion.See this gorgeous guy? 
This is Zero, the most photographed lion in National Geographic history (so I’ve been told). While his huge frame and two-toned mane make him an intimidating sight, he is essentially the biggest baby I observed while in South Africa.
You would hear these deep roaring moans echo across the reserve… and it was Zero, whining for the girls (Maggie and Lisa) to bring him food. The lazy bum would just roll around in the river bed moaning and groaning until the females would show up with a kill. 
Sure, he could fight if there happened to be a rival male in the area. And his ‘mock charge’ display was intimidating enough to keep just about everyone* out of his way… but 99% of the time this guy was all about moaning (for food), mating, and mane-flips.
* - The only animal not run off by Zero’s display was a honey badger, who - true to form - did not care.

thejunglenook:

sinbadism:

glowcloud:

pinkmaned:

muscleprincess:

muscleprincess:

(INDIGNANT HUFFING) NOT ALL M……ale lions

the more i think about it, the weirder this comment seems. how does this man know that being a male lion is more stressful than being a female lion. has he lived as both a female and male lion before. is this man an Animorph

I

male lions rights activist

as a big cat fanatic and a zoo veteran: 

male lions are lazy fucks. they CHOOSE to fight cos they’re BORED.

As a professional Ethologist who specializes in apex predator and primate behavior, I can fully support this lazy lion notion.
See this gorgeous guy? 

This is Zero, the most photographed lion in National Geographic history (so I’ve been told). While his huge frame and two-toned mane make him an intimidating sight, he is essentially the biggest baby I observed while in South Africa.

You would hear these deep roaring moans echo across the reserve… and it was Zero, whining for the girls (Maggie and Lisa) to bring him food. The lazy bum would just roll around in the river bed moaning and groaning until the females would show up with a kill. 

Sure, he could fight if there happened to be a rival male in the area. And his ‘mock charge’ display was intimidating enough to keep just about everyone* out of his way… but 99% of the time this guy was all about moaning (for food), mating, and mane-flips.

* - The only animal not run off by Zero’s display was a honey badger, who - true to form - did not care.

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#if bros are so concerned about the stress placed on them by the coding of masculine roles within the patriarchy why don't they dismantle it #sexism #don't talk to me about your pet theories of biological determinism bro
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#brogrammer culture #sexism
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“ In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men. ”

― Lundy Bancroft

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read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d  t h i s

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NEVER.
FORGET.

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#ugh #trigger warning: violence against women #trigger warning: rape
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#eye candy chiselled out of diamond
August 28, 2014   166,740 notes

sirfloppychicken:

Fry

tillievanillie:

manafromheaven:

haussofkm:

mockeryd:

Dog: I AM SORRY BABY HUMAN! DO NOT CRY ANYMORE! i SHALL BRING YOU MORE TOYS

The cutest thing ever.

OMG

sirfloppychicken

oh my lord <3

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#tidings of comfort and joy #don't even talk to me about dogs i can't even handle the fact that they exist sometimes #of all the planets to live on i'm glad this one has dogs