"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.
When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.
When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”
When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.
I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”
An attempt to understand the anatomy of the front leg of hooved animals. There’s going to be more of this (I’ll tag it as ‘anatomy study’ in case anyone doesn’t want to see it).
A lot of my reference comes from here.
Mule vs Mountain Lion
A couple from Montana were out riding on the range with their dogs, the man with a rifle and his wife with the camera that took these amazing shots, when a mountain lion decided to stalk the dogs.
The man got off his mule and decided to fire a shot into the air to scare off the mountain lion, but before he could the lion charged towards the dogs hoping for a piece of them. That’s when things got interesting
The mule decided he wanted a piece of the lion and snatched him up by the tail and started whirling him around. Banging its head on the ground on every pass. It basically stomped it to death and bit it a few times to make sure it was really dead.
The mule then walked back to where the stunned couple were standing and stood there ready to continue as if this crazy situation hadn’t just gone down.
does…does this make it a badass or…?
This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this post - check your snopes. The pictures are real but the story isn’t - the mule didn’t kill the mountain lion. This mule’s owner hunts mountain lions (not touching that right now), uses mules to ride in/pack out kills & this particular mule apparently got aggressive with an already dead lion carcass - honestly, that’s creepy, rather than badass. Why is the mule’s owner letting it do that? For the pictures? Because they think it’s funny? From the source, it sounds like it’s a consistent behaviour for this mule; why hasn’t the owner tried to correct this? This isn’t my area of expertise but I can’t imagine that it’s desirable for your pack animal to savage what it’s supposed to be packing.
That said, mules & donkeys ARE smart and badass. You do hear stories of both going into defense mode when faced with predators, they are more liable than horses to fight rather than flee. And I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end. But these photos are misleading and gross.
date someone who uses their turn signal
Cinnamon rolls not gender roles
Science Penguin [x]
i enjoy that every single human’s reaction to penguin is unrestrained delight
And penguins lack large terrestrial predators, so their reaction to humans tends to be, “HELLO STRANGE GIANT PENGUINS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? DO YOU HAVE ANY FISH?”