#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.
That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.
This is why honey is not vegan.
The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.
literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey
“I think the concept of virginity was created by men who thought their penises were so important it changes who a woman is.”
Unknown (via dishevelment)
The most perfect conclusion about how “virginity” came to be I’ve ever encountered.
Pretty close. Virginity is a construct unique to patriarchal societies.
In a matriarchal society, the child belongs to the mother, and it’s pretty straightforward to figure out who the mother of a child is.
In a patriarchal society it’s less easily determined, so you get a lot of social constructs that give men more security that the child they’re raising is their own.
Virginity and a sense of ownership over womens’ bodies are a few of these social constructs.
As a societies go from agricultural to industrial, they shed a lot of the social constructs that have developed over however many thousands of years, but that process takes a long time. Because the United States, and Europe and whatnot are all industrial societies which grew out of agricultural patriarchies, our industrial period is characterized by hangover constructs from that period, even though we’re slowly moving toward a biarchy.
hey guys, guess what else is culturally appropriated?
the most beautiful design known to planet earth
it is actually called Boteh Jegheh, it is fucking Persian, and has been used in Iran since about 200AD
England just fully stole it in the 18th century cause we thought it was pretty, which is is, it’s amazing, and using it is cool as long as you know and acknowledge it’s origins, not stealing it and renaming the design, which is what we did
i can’t believe one of my favourite things is steeped in stealing lies and I have only just found out the real origins of this beautiful art, it’s such a popular design, but all people know is its a pretty british thing named after a town in scotland famous for making fabric
when actually it has has a rich history and culture, and different symbols in the designs mean different things, and it’s not just a pretty thing!
Dan Tobin Smith's sweeping color gradient installation in his London studio is a sight behold
I was just looking through a bunch of costume ideas for redheads, cause I might cosplay at Comicon, I haven’t decided yet, and I found a list that has cool costume pictures with headings of ‘so-and-so’ from ‘whatever show the character’s in’ or whatever
and then they just have
Queen Elizabeth I from being the queen
yep, that’s totally what she’s from, but I might not have known if they hadn’t said, cheers guys
I want lgbt book stores, lgbt coffee houses, and lgbt theaters to replace lgbt bars as centers of community, places to meet people, and lgbt rights of passage.
YES. i am so fucking TIRED of every queer event being at a bar or another 21+ venue, especially when alcoholism is a thing for so many, esp. queer youth, and community isolation is such a major factor in so many suicides.
omg that is such a good point i hadn’t even thought of that
oh guys, that sucks, i’m sorry =(
She looks genuinely proud of herself.
You would be proud too if you had just hit an imaginary home run with an imaginary baseball bat, right out of the imaginary ball park.
I am sick of people thinking deodorant is optional
i’m sick of people thinking that they can judge others on a normal bodily function and that the only way they can be accepted is to wear something that is harmful/poisonous to your body. just because some men in the 1880’s decided bodily odor was no longer acceptable.
bitch you stink
i have never worn deodorant in my life
i haven’t showered for like a week either
you know what i smell like?
A FUCKING WOMAN