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This is the dumbest fucking thing…
1. You reference studies that show both men and women CAN BE sexually aroused due to nipple stimulation but go on to ignore the fact that men are included to advance your theory that women’s nipples are sexual objects intended for men’s entertainment.
2. Just because something can be sexually arousing when stimulated does not equate it with your genitals. Most people, of all genders, become sexually aroused when their ears are stimulated; are you going to argue that those should be covered as well? Although, I suppose you would just be interested in covering women’s ears…
3. It is hilarious that you use the fact that men find breasts attractive (in this elementary school hetero–normative understanding of evolution) to be a legitimate reason why we should consider breast to be sexual organs. These cavemen in your watered-down Darwin example were also drawn to females with more fatty tissue in all areas of their bodies as well as long hair. By your reasoning, all women should wear a burqa regardless of religious context.
4. Not all cultures and regions prohibit women from uncovering their breasts so your whole argument comes off as ignorant, imperialistic, racist bull shit. Oh, and really God damned sexist.
5. Your whole argument is flawed from the get go because it hinges on the doxa of a hetero–normative gender binary which is scientifically false. This goes beyond identity and sexuality; people are not only born with XX or XY chromosomes, and formation of external gender is incredibly nuanced and varied. Men with XY chromosomes can and do develop breasts that look and act just as a female with XX chromosomes do.
You have no idea what you’re talking about, so sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up.
i can almost hear the mic drop from here
"it’s not socially acceptable for important reasons" i.e. "the information listed probably proves I’m right, I just haven’t had time to check my assumptions and make sure"
I was thinking about writing a story about teens or twentysomethings hunting demons cause that stuff’s a blast but when I got down to it I started having some problems with it but oh no don’t worry, not on a technical level.
Like, a demon isn’t actually that much stronger than a human—they’re more like, a lateral problem. I mean, in any of your TV shows and anime, how many demons have killed humans equal to the number of humans killed by another human? In a universe where demons are these sneaky creatures praying on humans from the shadows of the universe they’re about as dangerous as shark attacks or being killed by a falling pineapple, and they’re not even that hard to kill if you have the right equipment, it’s just that human civilization has spent all of its time trying to figure out better ways to kill people and maybe some animals than vampires or some other such nonsense. Killing monsters means being overworked and underpaid, it’s a working class job. And besides that, being good at killing monsters doesn’t mean good at killing humans, so you’re not even stronger than the average person and they’re richer and cooler and pretty much everyone is better off than the weirdos who drop out of high school to fight monsters.
I was thinking that’d be a kind of cool world to hang out in for a little.
The asari reputation for wisdom often seems completely offbase, but that’s due in large part to cultural forces.
Long life spans combined with long centuries of extensive, if informal, asari dominance of the galaxy has many asari a very passive outlook; the maidens wander aimlessly while older asari are content to dicker endlessly to set things up just so to assure their own comfort and prosperity (reflected in how moribund the Council has become under asari dominance).
For many asari, long life is a trap that decreases empathy and drive. After all, those other species are just mayflies, how much do they really matter? And really, there’s no need to worry about achieving your goals today when there are so many tomorrows.
That’s how Liara became a leading prothean expert in such a (relatively) short time; in fifty years she surpassed researchers who had been studying for centuries because she cared more. That’s also why she matured more between 2183 and 2186 than in the century prior. She became engaged with other people, and especially aliens, for the first time, and learned more about life in just a few years than she would have thought possible before.
There are a few older asari we meet in the Mass Effect games who live like that - fully engaged, really connecting, always learning and growing - all the time, and they stand out in a galaxy of asari bickering over who’s a pure blood. Aethyta gets frustrated with other matriarchs because she can’t imagine how they’ve lived for so long while gaining to little perspective; Aria prefers the company of aliens because she finds other asari unspeakably static and boring. And one reason Samara so fervently adheres to the Code is that she feels it saved her from living out the rest of her life half-blinded to the galaxy around her.
Roseanne Supernault and Eric Schweig in a scene from “Maïna” (2012) The film also stars Tantoo Cardinal and Graham Greene. From Perspective Canada:
Following a bloody confrontation between her clan and the clan of “Men from the Land of Ice,” Maïna, daughter of Innu Grand Chief Mishtenapuu, finds herself unwillingly drawn into a mission that will change her life.
Ooh ooh ooh!
First contact stories that don’t involve white folks? DOPENESS.
did I reblog this??? so what.
It was filmed in Kuujjuak and the dogs in it are owned by an actual dog sledder, they did their research. The actors are mainly from Nunavut and they had to learn the Nunavik dialect to make their lines more seamless since Inuit have varied words. They also consulted Innu people to be as true to the cultures as they could. They hired first nations women who know how to sew and consulted elders on how to work with animal hide the way it was done before settlers. The amount of effort put into the movie is great and I can’t wait to see it.
THE INTENSITY WITH WHICH I WANT THIS HAS SURPRISED EVEN MYSELF.