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Fun fact: feminists who put down other feminists due to how they enact their feminism are not actual feminists

Translation: criticism is bad.

libutron:

Orchis commutata | ©Davide Rodilosso on Flickr.
Orchis commutata (Syn. Neotinea commutata), a species of orchid endemic to Sicily, Italy [source].

libutron:

Orchis commutata | ©Davide Rodilosso on Flickr.

Orchis commutata (Syn. Neotinea commutata), a species of orchid endemic to Sicily, Italy [source].

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ohscience:

Idolomantis Diabolica, common name Devil’s Flower Mantis
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ohscience:

Idolomantis Diabolica, common name Devil’s Flower Mantis

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The 9 Stages of Theory Reading:

whovianhermit:

1st stage: The first chapter is utter gibberish. Every third word is completely made up/borrowed from a foreign language with an infinite set of unknowable signifieds.

2nd stage: repetition of gibberish. Starting to notice patterns in vocabulary.

3rd stage: have now completely sorted out parts of speech: no longer mistaking adjectives for nouns.

4th stage: theorist sounds remarkably like this other theorist which can’t possibly be either coincidental, or actually true. Wonder if the key was in chapter 1…

5th stage: found a completely parsable sentence.

6th stage: returned from eating a meal to find you’re back at stage 3.

7th stage: found two parsable sentences in a row, and then started thinking about chocolate ice cream as your eye scanned the page. Return to the beginning of the chapter.

8th stage: think you might actually have the hang of this.

9th stage: halfway through the book and it’s already taken you four times longer than anticipated. You put it down, and promise yourself you’ll finish it after you read this other theorist…

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For in this sexist society, for a woman to be independent means she can’t be a woman - she must be a dyke. That in itself should tell us where women are. For a lesbian is not considered a “real woman.” And yet, in popular thinking, there is really only one essential difference between a lesbian and other women: that of sexual orientation - which is to say, when you strip off all the packaging, that the essence of being a “woman” is to get fucked by a man.
— Radicalesbians, “The Woman Identified Woman” (via tayfinch4)