Is it legal for a prospective employer to ask you what medications you’re on?
this is so important that i’m reblogging it. NO. NO IT IS NOT. read more.
Very important! All my chronic condition people take note.
I was just reminded today that I’m under no obligation to tell potential employers I have diabetes. Only tell them about stuff like that when you’re hired so you can make sure you get the accommodations you need.
They also can’t ask you about your intentions on having kids in the near future, or getting married, or anything like that.
if u have a dick u dont get an opinion about feminism.
do i even need to point out how cissexist, transmisogynistic, and wrong this statement is
ur username is “cumaddict” don’t even talk to me
yes i love cum i drink it with every meal that doesn’t make you any less wrong
This latest photography project is based on the photographs of Frida Kahlo, honoring her legacy as well as exploring one’s own identity through her inspiration. I chose to collaborate with Whitney (la-negra-barbuda) as my model on this, and they truly brought the spirit of this project to life.
Words of Whitney (the model):
I felt honored when Yvonne wanted to collaborate with me because I loved “Man or Woman?”, her photo project about her identity and thoughts on gender. We brainstormed about possible topics and she suggested a Frida-themed shoot. I was a bit apprehensive because many photography projects that I’ve seen based on Frida have focused on unibrows, flower crowns, and red lipstick, almost fetishizing the common images of Frida and Mexican mestiza identity. As a fan of Frida, I wanted to do the project, but focus more on recreating photography of her, not her paintings. My own life has many threads that are present in Frida’s life also: queerness, self-trained artistry, reproductive issues, mixed heritage, a spinal injury from a traffic accident, and lastly, facial hair that is not considered popular for a person read as a woman. After considering Frida’s life and self-expression, it only seemed right to work on a Frida-themed project.
Since I’m not Mexican, I did not want to appropriate aspects of Mexican culture through Frida, but find ways to express my own Afrolatinidad, more specifically Afroboricua identity, using Frida as a template. The flowers Yvonne used to style my hair are hibiscuses in my favorite color, a nod to the national flower of Puerto Rico: La Maga. In one photo, I’m holding a figure of the Orisha Eleggua as a display of my own spiritual legacy of Lukumi, a belief practiced throughout the Americas which is based in the Caribbean on West African religions. The jewelry and clothing are all my own and like Frida’s extensive wardrobe my taste in clothing has been influenced by the variety in the mezcla of my own cultural heritage.
To see the full collection, please go to the photoset on Flickr.
To see the inspiration photos of Frida Kahlo herself, please go to this Pinterest collection.
[Note: “Obra” in Spanish is the word for a piece of artwork, a play, work (labor), or a written deed.]
Many thanks to Yvonne, the amazing photographer responsible for this shoot, for being so awesome!
the fact that the real world could have involved dragons, unicorns, magic, time travel and insane adventures but instead has things like taxes is why i read so much
This lizard shoots blood out of its eyes to deter predators
This bird has tiny dinosaur claws on its wings and its chicks can climb like goddamn monkeys
This thing is literally named the Vampire Squid from Hell, and it’s so lazy that it uses optical illusions to trick its predators into thinking it’s running away really fast instead of actually running away
When these ants squabble over territory, instead of fighting they have a dance-off. The winner of the dance-off gets to enslave the other colony
This diagram is of one of many planets made of solid diamond
And here’s a picture of our galaxy in space which, by the way, would taste of raspberries and smell of rum:
This adorable dear is a water bear, a very tiny animal with a weird internal pulley system for movement. It can survive being dried out and rehydrated (in nature it depends on it), and can survive in open space without air, pressure or radiation shielding for at least ten days and be fine.
Naked mole rats are not only the only eusocial mammals, but are also cold-blooded and immune to cancer.
There are a LOT of animals that navigate via electricity
or can “see” through sound echoes
or have the regenerative properties of mythical trolls
These guys live in water between 2C and 464C (35-867F) at 300atm of pressure, sometimes in water as briny as vinegar… and they’re far from the only species to do it
Caterpillars turn completely to goo in their cocoons and their adult forms grow within it. Hundreds of species of parasite mind-control their hosts, including those that affect humans. Wheat as we know it isn’t rightfully a single species; it’s a 2-way hybrid with twice as many sets of chromosomes as it should rightfully have, created by us. Microorganisms genetically engineer plants to change their shape to provide homes for the tiny engineers. If you mess up the mRNA distribution in a newly fertilised fly egg, you can make a fly with two heads and no butt. Fruit flies get drunk in the same way that humans do; they’re a remarkable model for all kinds of human things, even though they shouldn’t be all that similar to us at all. Beavers change entire landscapes to colonise new areas. Bacteria far up in the sky help clouds to form. Diamonds are born not from the bones of dinosaurs, as many believe, but in the hearts of volcanoes. If you capture lightning on a super high speed camera, you can see many little spots of light branch out and seek the ground, calling up positive branches until one tendril from the sky meets one from the land and the energy of the could is immediately discharged in a bright, hot flash. We don’t yet know what lives in magma. We can deduce the heart of a star, but we can’t explore the hundreds of other planets in the galaxy like ours. The trillions and trillions of microorganisms living in your gut act like digestive organs that it’s very hard to live without, and there are 10x as man of them as there are human cells in you; you could argue that you’re 9% human. If you fold a single (hypothetical, infinite) piece of paper 42 times, it will reach past the moon. The eye has evolved independently on Earth at least 40 times, and possibly as many as 65 times. There are no muscles in your fingers. A rhino’s horn and your hair are the same structure. A horse’s hoof and your fingernail are the same structure. Some of your thinking isn’t done in your brain — it’s done at the top of your spine, throughout your spine, in your intestines, and in your heart. Your brain fills in the gaps of what you don’t see, but mentally interpreting what you do see is largely done inside the eyes. A lot of an octopus’ thinking is done in its arms.
But sure, gripe at the universe for not giving us pointy horses. Without them I guess it’s all pretty boring.
(Fantasy novels can be pretty great though)
Allow me to add that this is a world in which human beings have encountered, in one way or another, all of the living creatures seen here: http://camwyn.tumblr.com/tagged/ladies-and-gentlemen-i-present-to-you:-the-ocean - because fantasy writers would be told to sit down and start editing if they came up with animals that patently bizarre.
Plants talk to each other by emitting chemicals that diffuse through the air—you’re walking through their conversations. Sometimes plants talk to the insects that prey on the insects that are eating them. Every cell in your body is powered by tiny machines. The closest cousins to the vertebrates—even closer than the not-quite-fish-thingies the lancelets—are tunicates, little headless, brainless sacks of goo. Some birds (pigeons) have tiny cellular compasses in their heads that align towards magnetic north, allowing them to navigate. Other birds (certain small tube-nosed seabirds) can smell the specific chemical produced by plankton blooms across distances of miles, and follow it to feed—most birds have no sense of smell. Vultures have a phenomenal sense of smell, and kiwi birds have nostrils at the end of their beaks which they use to smell for prey underground. Bombardier beetles aren’t dragons, but they produce two chemicals that they spray out together, which react to form a boiling-hot caustic spray. There are infectious cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils (the former is an STD, the latter spread by the devils biting each other while mating and potentially going to cause the extinction of the species)—and that means that the animal in which those cancers originated has, in some ways, never died, and tiny pieces of its genetic legacy are alive in countless other animals. Tasmanian devils are struggling so much because they lack much genetic diversity—just like cheetahs, who are all so closely related that a skin graft from one cheetah will be accepted by any other cheetah; their immune systems recognize them as themselves. Slime molds live as individual cells, then conglomerate into a single organism, eventually drying up and turning to a stalk topped with spores—they can farm, carrying bacterial cells uneaten within them to seed the place they land, to ensure they have food in the future.
The world is glorious and strange.
Oh you know, just waiting for the bus
(young coopers hawks)
A photo of the rare dabadeedabatiger.
this rare species of tiger has the rare pigment “dabadeedabadie” derived from a blue world
scientists have proven that all day and all night and everything he sees is just blue like him inside and outside
I’m fuckin done with this site
*Flails with raucous laughter.* Whyyyy the hell isn’t Kol answering his goddamn texts??? He needs to see this. It’s like…the music of his people. XD
These tigers are so rare that there are only 65 of them and only native to the Champ de Mars area of Paris
Australians need to stfu moaning about how hot it is. You live in fucking Australia. You should be prepared for this shit.
OH, I’M SORRY, WHAT WAS THAT?
I COULDN’T QUITE HEAR YOU OVER THE INEVITABLE HEAT THAT WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROL OF
WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMPLAIN AS MUCH AS WE WANT TO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
JUST IN CASE AMERICANS DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW HOT 52˚C IS.
Holy fuck are you guys okay
The Crimson Marsh Glider, Trithemis aurora (Libellulidae) is definitely one of the most beautiful dragonflies that you will find, with its vivid and unmistakable abdomen red, magenta or purple, what really stands out. But only the male is of that color, the female has more black and brown abdomen.
The species is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and south east Asia, extending to Japan and south to Java and the Lesser Sunda Islands [source].
Pictured can be seen a male of this species photographed in India.
Photo credit: ©Tarique Sani