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Twitter link, gàidhlig, IWD, some ableist language Show more
"The Scottish #Gaelic for someone who says "but what about International Men's Day?" is "amadan"."
Day 64. The Mountain. A.k.a. Ti'Swaq', təˡqʷuʔbəʔ, Tahoma, Takhoma, Pooskaus, Mount Rainier, and very briefly Mount Seattle Seahawks.
I know it's a weird shot, but it's the one I don't need to leave my house to take (and can only see on clear winter days).
Reading one of the greatest academic papers of all time
Day 62. This 🐙 lives on the back seat of my friend's car and kept me company today.
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I just saw a transphobic post that was like, "In a sexual
species, females have two X chromosomes and males have
an X anda Y, I'm not a bigot it's just science." I'm a science
teacher, so I commented this.
First of all, in a sexual species, you can have females be XX
and males be X (insects), you can have females be ZW and
males be ZZ (birds), you can have females be females
because they developed in a warm environment and males
be males because they developed in a cool environment
(reptiles), you can have females be females because they
lost a penis sword fighting contest (some flatworms), you
can have males be males because they were born female,
but changed sexes because the only male in their group
died (parrotfish and clownfish), you can have males look
and act like females because they are trying to get close
enough to actual females to mate with them (cuttlefish,
bluegills, others), or you can be one of thousands of sexes
(slime mold, some mushrooms.) Oh, did you mean humans?
Oh ok then. You can be male because you were born female,
but you have 5-alphareductase deficiency and so you grew
a penis at age 12. You can be female because you have an X
and a Y chromosome but you are insensitive to androgens,
and so you have a female body. You can be female because
you have an X anda Y chromosome but your Y is missing
the SRY gene, and so you have a female body. You can be
male because you have two X chromosomes, but one of
your X's HAS an SRY gene, and so you have a male body.
You can be male because you have two X chromosomes-
but also a Y. You can be female because you have only one
X chromosome at all. And you can be male because you
have two X chromosomes, but your heart and brain are
male. And vice - effing - versa. Don't use science to justify
your bigotry. The world is way too weird for that shit.
Some Asshole: humans are just naturally inclined to selfish behavior because of evolution
Humans: *form social bonds with strangers*
Humans: *form social bonds with animals*
Humans: *form social bonds with plants*
Humans: *form social bonds with robots*
Not for the first time im furious that there isn't a digital text corpus for Dr. Bronner