ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO:
Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)
Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs.
Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling.
This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.
save the Kabuto
New England too. They’re just cute weirdos!
No but okay when the Doctor told everyone to picture what they wanted more than anything else, Clara looked over to him. Does it need to be spelled out any more than that?
Just in case someone wanted it literally spelled out
when you think your cramps are finished but then
WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON
THIS GIFSET IS DIABOLICAL I WANT TO SOB BUT IM IN A PUBLIC LIBRARY
It’s like they’re part of the Fruit of the Loom troupe but with veggies
“I was being offered roles that I didn’t feel were very complicated. Women that were a bit one-dimensional. Roles that required me to be one thing. Real women never are.”
Shades of Morgana: feat. Katie McGrath on set *
"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.
When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.
When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”
When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.
I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”
god i’m so scared of people who honestly don’t support gender equality i’m so scared of people in comment sections who swear and curse and make threats and rape jokes and manage, somehow, to miss the point entirely; that this is a real fight, a real problem, that real people are affected by every single second of every single day of their lives
it’s easy to close the tab and turn off the laptop or whatever but those people are real. those people exist. they’re out there and they vehemently do not support our safety, security, or livelihood. they aggressively disagree, they actively hate and seek out people to hurt and ridicule
what is their endgame? what is their goal? why are they so passionate about fighting against those who fight for equality?
it makes me so angry and so sad and so scared.
Panda researchers in China wear panda costumes to give mother-like feeling to a lonely baby panda who lost her mother [x]
without context it looks like some guy disguised himself as a panda so he could sneak into their panda community and now he’s making a quick getaway with the baby panda