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21

Jul

femininefreak:

intimesgonebyblog:

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry.
She registered for the race under the gender-neutral “K. V. Switzer. Race official Jock Semple attempted to physically remove her from the race, and according to Switzer said, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend Tom Miller, who was running with her, shoved Semple aside and sent him flying, and other runners provided a shield for her. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

Was just talking about this to my mother the other day…Katherine Switzer’s interview in The Makers is pretty awesome.


She looks so fabulous running a marathon, though.

femininefreak:

intimesgonebyblog:

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry.

She registered for the race under the gender-neutral “K. V. Switzer. Race official Jock Semple attempted to physically remove her from the race, and according to Switzer said, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend Tom Miller, who was running with her, shoved Semple aside and sent him flying, and other runners provided a shield for her. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

Was just talking about this to my mother the other day…Katherine Switzer’s interview in The Makers is pretty awesome.

She looks so fabulous running a marathon, though.

18

Jul

predators

I’m sorry, I don’t care if a stray goat or sheep gets killed. Wolves, mountain lions, bears, and other predators are all extremely important to the ecosystem. We complain about the overpopulation of prey and invasive species (that we foolishly introduce) while failing to recognize that this is a normal reaction to the decline in natural predators.

My dog was killed by a coyote last year. I’m sure that if I had been there, I would have tried to kill that coyote. Does this mean that I believe that we should go out and shoot predators that are closing in on the shitty new developments we create with a blatant disregard to conservation efforts? No. I think it means we should watch our pets when we let them out, especially at night. 

Healthy predators will not usually attack humans. Of course, they may. However, I think it’s important to realize that nearly every species of animal is afraid of our sorry asses. And with good reason. They don’t kill for fun, they kill for food. Which is more than can be said about many human hunters (don’t get me wrong, I think that hunting during the appropriate times and within preordained boundaries, then eating the animal that was killed is an entirely, wonderfully, spectacularly fine thing to do that actually lends perspective concerning the natural order of things that we have thus far effectively removed ourselves from).  

Characterizing animals as either “good” or “bad” depending on their diet is entirely too common and completely unfair. It’s natural to shy away from death and to sympathize with hunted prey while watching a Nature show, but for pete’s sake, please stop personifying lions, tigers, and bears (oh, my!) as evil simply because they are powerful and good at what they do. Does that make us evil? We are obnoxiously powerful and arguably the best species in the world at systematically killing game. Can we as a society not recognize the necessity of death to the ecosystem or even our own hamburgers?!

Maybe not. We’re so far removed from the process of killing the food that we ingest that it’s silly. I’ve never shot and killed my own food. It’s on my bucket list, because I think it’s important to engage in the natural processes of life. Wow, I’m done for right now.

Tune in next week, when I’ll attack the vortex of agricultural malpractice that we’ve managed to suck ourselves into!

hijabiswag:

in 1914, a boy chained his bike to a tree, he never returned.

eyah

hijabiswag:

in 1914, a boy chained his bike to a tree, he never returned.

eyah

17

Jul

16

Jul

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Steve McCurry
Burma

staff:

bonerfart:

princessparkleunicorn:

What is tumblrs definition of aesthetic??? Cuz I looked it up in the dictionary and y’all don’t make no sense

image

ジョージ・コスタン

whatever this is, it’s great.

03

Jul

theyuniversity:

Pronunciation: [SEL-kooth]

theyuniversity:

Pronunciation: [SEL-kooth]

(Source: other-wordly)

30

Jun

hollyhocksandtulips:

Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, “Guys and Dolls”, 1955
Photo by Richard Avedon

hollyhocksandtulips:

Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, “Guys and Dolls”, 1955

Photo by Richard Avedon

28

Jun

50 Classy People From The Past Who Remind Us What "Cool" Really Means!

27

Jun

Here are the words that men were most likely to recognize over women:

  • codec (88, 48)
  • solenoid (87, 54)
  • golem (89, 56)
  • mach (93, 63)
  • humvee (88, 58)
  • claymore (87, 58)
  • scimitar (86, 58)
  • kevlar (93, 65)
  • paladin (93, 66)
  • bolshevism (85, 60)
  • biped (86, 61)
  • dreadnought (90, 66)

And here are the words that women were most likely to know over men:

  • taffeta (48, 87)
  • tresses (61, 93)
  • bottlebrush (58, 89)
  • flouncy (55, 86)
  • mascarpone (60, 90)
  • decoupage (56, 86)
  • progesterone (63, 92)
  • wisteria (61, 89)
  • taupe (66, 93)
  • flouncing (67, 94)
  • peony (70, 96)
  • bodice (71, 96)
Linguistics researchers explore the gender gap in our vocabulary. For a pause-giving counterpart, see Leonard Shlain on how the invention of the alphabet usurped female power in society. (via explore-blog)