Shaun King talks about the trauma of police brutality.
Reasons abortion should be fully covered on all insurance plans:
- If you can’t afford an abortion, you definitely can’t afford a pregnancy
- If you can’t afford an abortion, and are forced to carry a pregnancy to term anyway, you sure as hell can’t afford a child
Who the fuck do you think you’re really protecting here?
I find it interesting how society doesn’t care when the media sexualizes women, when men sexualize women, or when school and the government sexualize women. But the second a woman is in control, and sexualizes herself willingly, it’s wrong and disgusting.
lets stop calling middle aged people that are sexist and racist “traditional”
do you know why feminism has a horrible image?
i’ll let you in on a secret here, it’s because people hate women
Are skinny girls really angry about what nicki said???? It’s gonna be ok y’all look at a magazine put on some tv literally walk outside there are ppl rooting for you everywhere it’s gonna be ok.
In high school I took a lot of social science classes. It was interesting, but all the politics and the roaring debates in classroom was a major turn off. Don’t get me wrong. I recognize it’s important. But to me, it was a whirling pool of anger and resentment.
That’s not the major reason I chose to be a science major, but it’s a contributing factor. I thought science was all factual information. People in lab coats striving to better understand our world. To me that was beautiful and I wanted to be a part of it. Burning people at stake for a different viewpoint was centuries ago… right?
Wrong. Science is just as susceptible to that “whirlpool of anger and resentment” as anything else. Even if something has been proven with impeccable data and results, it does not guarantee acceptance with open arms.
Take Dr.Bruce Lipton for example. We now take epigenetics (study of changes due to modified gene expression) seriously. But in the 1990’s when the topic was first introduced, scientists blew up into hysterics at the thought of the concept. This is why Dr.Lipton left the academia for good in 1992, because although his experiments supported his views, he felt his message was falling onto deaf ears.
An interesting book, I’m reading called The Mind (edited by John Brockman) also highlights an example. When Darwin came back from his voyage, he displayed his Galapagos finches and reptiles, the crucial evidence of evolution. John Gould who was a great ornithologist at the time and knew a lot about birds, corrected some of Darwin’s information and gave him more crucial information in support of evolution.
But Gould himself still remained a creationist and didn’t stand for evolution. As the book says "the man who knew more saw less and the man who knew less saw more"
I learned that great things take time. Facts and statistics don’t persuade people. Some are forever imprisoned by their own beliefs.
Here is a great article on how some people respond to scientific evidence by twisting information to fit their preexisting views (LINK)
Ofcourse science is a ever changing field and I’m sure by the time I’m 40, science textbooks will be revised and edited many times over. But many new concepts are heavily ridiculed and then gradually accepted generations later.
"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
I aspire to be you.
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Hey there! I want to encourage you to not support facilities that offer pay-to-play or cub petting schemes as they are extremely cruel, exploitative, and do nothing for conservation. In fact, these pay-to-play schemes do just the opposite of conserve (despite what the handlers might have told you…if they told you the money goes to conservation, they lied).
Here have some resources: x|x|x|x|x. If you need more I have a tag dedicated to this wonderful practice of cub petting. If you have any questions, there are plenty of blogs that can answer them for you (including me), so don’t be afraid to ask for them if you want!
Remember, no responsible facility allows unprotected contact between its dangerous/wild animals and the general public.
Maybe these animals were born in captivity and are used to people. Which therefore makes them not as dangerous. And bullshit ‘does nothing for conservation.’ That’s two, count them two, cubs that are not in the wild and at risk for poaching. I don’t really give a shit where the money goes. If I can have the chance to get close and personal with such majestic animals, I’ll pay any damn amount. Stop being a dick. I understand your cause and all, but honestly, don’t shit on everyone else’s parade with your passive-aggressive sarcasm bullshit. Bottom line: quit being a dick.
Hi there sick-from-the-motionless.
I’m here to not passive-aggressively inform you that you are incorrect and greatly misinformed to what conservation is. Or abuse and exploitation for that matter. Also, btw, it doesn’t matter how tigers are raised. You can’t hand raise millions of years of instinct out of an apex predator.
If I keep a tiger in my back yard, in a concrete pen with a basic diet and just a waterbowl—that’s the tiger’s entire life—is it conservation because “hey he’s not getting poached!”
No. No it isnt. Learn what conservation is. Conservation is actively working to protect wild species, not exploit them while giving them basic subsistence. And frankly the attitude you have is one of the reasons why conservation groups have to work so hard to begin with. Congrats.
Pretty sure this place here is Tiger Kingdom in Thailand. Thai tiger encounters feed their animals absolutely poor diets, keep them in tiny cages when not on display, have been linked to the black market, and have been under heavy scrutiny for potentially drugging their animals(which, even if they don’t, their shitty diets will make them look drugged out too). So hell yeah I’ll “shit on your parade” if it means protecting these animals from abuse, poor conditions, and frankly short lifespans because the mortality rate of cubs involved in these petting schemes is pretty damn high.
I’m fairly certain you didn’t read the links provided above, but just in case you feel like taking the trouble for an exploited endangered species, here you go:
- Big Cat Rescue details why cub petting is inhumane and leads to many cub mortalities.
- Exhibition is no life for a big cat, written by BCR.
- Believe it or not, petting cubs can contribute to canned hunts.
- Video by Big Cat Rescue talking about the cruelty of cub petting while showing legitimate cases of cruelty and a painful look at the lives they live.
- Lions, Tigers, and Bears Sanctuary on cub petting
- Confirmed Abuse or not, What Kind of Messages do Places Like Tiger Kingdom Send?
- 7 Reasons to Rethink Tiger Temple
- Tiger Temple or Tiger Business?
yes I know Tiger Temple is in there, they both operate on the same business model.
“I don’t really give a shit where the money goes. If I can have the chance to get close and personal with such majestic animals, I’ll pay any damn amount.” This is a really disgusting attitude and only makes you look like a selfish child that doesn’t care about contributing to the harm against big cats. All you care about is your chance to touch a tiger. To which you have absolutely no right. So don’t you dare call us the dicks. Because you claimed that title for yourself.