so yeah i stumbled on some cool screenshots from imgur last night and i figured it’d be good to post some info? assholes from 4chan are taking people’s information and making fake blogs and using them to harass feminists blogs (like misandry-mermaid) and then the person’s addresses and other info is being exposed online.
please be more aware and use your judgement on blogs that may be using fake information to hurt people who are 0% involved.
this is gross and sad and 4chan needs to go like right now
It is unfair to ask a woman to leave aside her personal experience and discuss feminist issues in the abstract. You are discussing the stuff of her life. Asking her to “not make it personal” is to ask her to wrench her womanhood from her personhood. Don’t play Devil’s advocate. Seriously. Just don’t.
I love telling people Nintendo is 125 years old because it seems like it’d be common knowledge but it’s actually something people gloss over because the year a company was founded isn’t really interesting most of the time
My gut reaction when I found out was “WHAT KINDS OF VIDEO GAMES DID THEY HAVE IN THE 19th CENTURY” and I think a lot of people have that same reaction. It’s silly. I love it
It’s frustrating to see people constantly term animal behaviors as showing “dominance” when the better word might be “confidence.” Dominance is a relationship, not a character trait; not all confident actions imply that a dominance relationship exists (especially when you’re observing two animals that have JUST MET).
Equally frustrating is the constant assertion that each behavior always has ONE meaning, without paying attention to context or anything else. Humans can smile in friendly or seductive or aggressive ways; humans can shake their fists in triumph or rage; humans can run out of fear or excitement. Animal behaviors can also have multiple meanings. Context, people. Context and familiarity with the animal and then knowledge of the behavior.
I took a lot of pictures of dogs peeing on things for this article.
If you own a dog, have walked a dog, or just have seen a dog on TV, you have probably seen a dog peeing. Particularly that stereotyped male raised-leg posture that Luke is demonstrating above. (In this case, stereotyped refers to a fixed and repetitive set of movements, not a form of doggie-profiling.)
Dogs have a better sense of smell than we do. Heck, most mammals do; we just happen to be in a group- the simians- that ended up using vision a lot more than scent. At some point we more or less lost a means of communication that is absolutely fundamental to the lives of our hairy, warm-blooded cousins.
I’ve talked a bit before about how basic biological behaviors- such as sex or grooming or eating- can be co-opted by evolution to have a social meaning. For canids, urination has become a huge part of how they exchange information with one another.
We have a hard time studying this behavior because of our own limited sense of smell, and I think we are only beginning to grasp just how complex this scent-based communication can be.
I am about to tell you more than you ever wanted to know about dog pee.