Patriarchal notions of manhood don’t just harm women, they hurt men. Toxic definitions of masculinity lead to well-documented problems like high rates of gun violence, suicide and sexual violence. That’s why organizations like the Representation Project are committed to advancing the discussion about how gender limits the freedoms of both women and men. They recognize that society’s gender ideals aren’t only damaging for women; they’re universally harmful.
Their latest video examines how stereotypes constrain all people from the moment they are born.
Well there’s that.
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Missing 11-year-old, Caitlyn Virts was abducted by her father, Timothy Virts, 5 minutes from my house in Dundalk, Maryland (Dundalk is located in Baltimore County, Maryland). Everyone I know has each gotten the Amber Alert on their phones, and are spreading the word all over social media.
Caitlyn’s father abducted her and police think she’s in danger because she is NOT supposed to be with him. The Amber Alert is in association with a homicide of the little girl’s mother, Bobbie Jo Cortez.
A lot of people are calling police whenever they see a black, 1999 Dodge Durango. The actual license plate is 5AJ4458. Caitlyn is described as 5’0”, approximately 80 lbs. and is possibly wearing glasses. Timothy Virts is described as being 6’3” and 280 lbs.
You can read more about it here.
Please spread this like wildfire. C’mon, Tumblr. I’ve seen you do this before.
I got the Amber Alert about this on my phone in NC. They think he may have taken her to NC so NC people, keep a look out.
I think that this topic is truly important. What do you think about it?
Absurd Creature of the Week: The Wasp That Enslaves Cockroaches With a Sting to the Brain - Wired Science
The jewel wasp enslaves cockroaches, stinging their brains in ridiculously precise spots and injecting mind-controlling venom. The wasp then leads its zombified roach to a chamber, where it lays a single egg on its perfectly relaxed host and seals it …
"Junior was a young male Icelandic orca that was captured (I believe around the same time as Keiko). But although Junior was "for sale" no buyer was found.
Orcas that fail to “adapt” to captive conditions, or otherwise find themselves “surpuls to requirements” are often kept in a back-pen until and unless a buyer can be found. Instead of rehabilitating and letting Junior go home to his family, or even putting him in a sea-pen, Junior was forced to live out the rest of his short life languishing in solitary confinement, without fresh air or daylight, forced to endure the almost constant noise of overhead fans, and in a holding tank that would make even Lolita’s look massive.
Marineland denied his very existence, although he was filmed in the warehouse on at least two occasions.
When he died in the summer of 1994, aged 13 years old, he was reportedly lethargic and psychotic.
Juniors case makes me especially angry, they didn’t just kill that poor orca, they destroyed him, until the poor thing was virtually catatonic. ” — Caroline Cogger
“If you were using a webcam to have a chat, it just grabbed images from it as you did it. This is everyone. This is you, me, Americans, Brits. Everyone can get caught in this,” explains investigative reporter James Ball on Democracy Now! today.
Millions of Yahoo webcam users may have had still images from their video chats intercepted and stored by British spy agency, GCHQ, with help from the NSA.
Bombardier Beetle when threatened, sprays the attacker with a boiling hot mixture of caustic chemicals reaching 212° F (100° C). Even more impressive, the bombardier beetle can aim the poisonous eruption in the direction of the harasser.
The beetle itself is not harmed by the fiery chemical reaction. Using two special chambers inside the abdomen, the bombardier beetle mixes potent chemicals and uses an enzymatic trigger to heat and release them.
The foul concoction does burn and stain the skin. This defense proves effective against everything from hungry spiders to curious humans.
Some of 1,427 Gold-Rush era U.S. gold coins are displayed at Professional Coin Grading Service in Santa Ana, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
A California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across the modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree. Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service, who recently authenticated them.
Although the face value of the gold pieces only adds up to about $27,000, some of them are so rare that coin experts say they could fetch nearly $1 million apiece.