Telling your son not to “be such a girl” lets his sister who overhears the conversation know that being a girl is not a good thing and she should be sorry and ashamed of herself.
It also reminds your son that being a boy is better than being a girl and therefore he is better than any girl he will ever meet.
this is the worst fuck up in the history of fuck ups and my aunt drove her van into a house because a leaf hit her windshield
I had some Mitula feels earlier again so I had to make another comic even if its dumb sgdhfga I just love these two a lot ;u;
i drew this a year ago and it still makes me happy when i see it around <3
One of the best jokes from Ratatouille - wine too expensive to spit out in disgust.
Just gonna leave this here…
dont forget in the states :
100% of men can be drafted
0% of women can be drafted.
just gonna leave these here for you guys who are getting pissy over my ‘white privilege’ post
Now, I’m not all anti-social justice, but you certainly can’t ignore these facts.
But let’s take a guess as to why women generally are prohibited from serving on the front lines in warzones, and why they are discouraged from working in the industrial sector? Patriarchal expectations of appropriate roles for men and women based on gender.
Who commits the majority of homicides? Men.
Why are men more likely to commit suicide instead of seeking help for their problems? It’s those pesky patriarchal gender roles again, equating emotions with femininity and therefore weakness, which discourages men from talking about their problems.
As for the custody thing, the majority of custody decisions are agreements made between both parents, which again, are probably overdetermined by patriarchal assumptions about gender that paint women as being more nurturing and therefore better parents than men.
So, although the person who made this clearly wanted to argue that male privilege doesn’t exist, what they actually did was make a pretty good graphic illustrating the ways in which patriarchal expectations and structures within a society hurt men as well as women, which, since feminism is actually aimed at dismantling the patriarchy is why men also need feminism.
humanstuck au where sollux and aradia are voted best couple every year in highschool
even after aradia dies in a car accident in their junior year
i hate you
I’m sorry but:
why did you do the thing
THIS WAS IN A FANFIC I DONT KNOW WHOSE STEALING BUT ONE OF YOU IS
i don’t even care that someone stole my idea
i just want to be linked to the fanfiction
Sahel: a starving land
Today I found myself reading an article about the serious problems that afflict Africa’s Sahel region.
The columnist writes:
About 11 million people in the Sahel continue to suffer from severe food insecurity. The FAO reports that poor families have exhausted all the possible supplies of food and, waiting for the next harvest, they have to cope with high food prices. The U.N. agency has appealed to the international community to increase funding for aid to the most vulnerable populations in the region South of the Sahara….
Wait a minute, this is terrible and the funds are certainly needed, but do we want to take a step back and see how the problem raised?
Probably many know that the Sahel is one of the regions in the world most affected by desertification, but perhaps there are few who know that this problem is not due solely to temperature increase, lack of rain and climate change, but also to mismanagement of the land by man.
Until the end of the nineteenth century, people who lived there, mostly nomadic pastoralists, were free to move, chasing precipitation. They were able to migrate seasonally, along with small herd, to the North —to the Sahara— during the rainy season, and to return to the South when the dry season was beginning. At the end of World War II, however, the victorious states established a number of nations that in the ’60s became independent. The borders that were determined with these states severely restrict nomads’ movements, forcing the herd to remain within the same territory, regardless of rainfall. Grazing pressure, therefore, is greater than the resilience of Sahelian pastures, impoverishing areas that were once fertile.
In the ’70s, furthermore, as a result of an unusual period in which precipitation were well above-average, Western countries intervened to introduce cultivation of crops such as peanuts and cotton, which came to occupy almost all the population in large plantations. However, the intensive monoculture, widespread throughout the world, can’t be adapted to all environments because, in the long run, it may cause an almost irreversible soil deterioration —and once the soil is lost, desertification is an irreversible process.
Here are some of the most evident causes for soil loss in the Sahel due to industrial agriculture:
- The area’s natural vegetation is removed to make room for plantations. So, during the period of inactivity the soil is exposed to erosion without any defence.
- The intensive crops require an irrigation system that is disproportionate for the Sahelian region. In fact, since it far exceeds the ability of rain and streams to recharge groundwater, aquifers are drained.
- In countries with arid climate, a part of water used for irrigation is not absorbed by the ground, because it evaporates very quickly and during this process the minerals inside the water deposit themselves on the land. Moreover, groundwater abstraction induces the rising to the surface of salts dissolved in the water. These two factors cause a salinization of the soil until it is completely unproductive.
- The heavy agricultural machinery, essential for the cultivation of large plantations, decrease or eliminate the thin, fertile layer of the processed area.
So, funds are undoubtedly indispensable, and boosting rural resilience in the Sahel would be perfect but, first of all, it’s necessary an economic/agricultural (but also political) paradigm shift, so that future interventions will be not only effective, but also no further detrimental. And all in all, continuing to grow trees to create a dehesa-like system, remains one of the best solution… for the moment.
Fox News headlines v. real headlines, part 2425183.
The brunette part is really important.
Fun fact, our hair color reveals our place in pansexual society. Blondes are our record keepers. The great librarians, they collect, analyze, store, and distribute information to the rest of us. They are blonde because they reflect the light of knowledge. Those with Black Hair are our inventors. They investigate, produce, and teach new technologies so that we may thrive in future times. Their hair is black because of their frequent dives into the void of the unknown. Burnettes are our ambassadors. They interact with people, plants, and animals, forging bonds that can protect us when we are threatened. Their hair is brown because of their deep connection to the earth.
And as for redheads.
You don’t want to know the purpose of the Red Heads. But may their hellfire consume our enemies.