barbie-teacatch:

al-grave:

"What do you play? The Clarinet, you? I play the fucking HAMMER"

I MEAN THE OTHER PLAYER’S FACES THO

barbie-teacatch:

al-grave:

"What do you play? The Clarinet, you? I play the fucking HAMMER"

I MEAN THE OTHER PLAYER’S FACES THO

likeafieldmouse:

Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (1875-6)

Original on top, later version below

"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’ 

The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.

assuming-dinosaur:

benamas:

lesbianscientist:

beautifuloutlier:

I want to note that the way the sex binary looks like it’s present throughout the animal world is that white scientists have a terrible habit of labeling everything “male” or “female” even when it makes no sense.

Like, by any reasonable metric, bees have three sexes: drone, queen, and worker. Workers are only labelled female because someone couldn’t abide the idea of something not being either one or the other.

And before someone calls “genetics” there are many species where both sexes have the exact same genetics, and even many where individuals can change reproductive capacity at will, and scientists suddenly have no problem calling the ones who grow eggs “female” even though they were “male” two weeks ago.

Some species of mammals reproduce asexually. They have only one sex. It is still called “female” because it makes babies even though one might reasonably ask why even make the distinction when every single individual makes babies just the same.

Sex is a social construct.

in honey bees, drones are born from unfertilized eggs. queens and worker bees are born from fertilized eggs.

queens mate with drones and then the queens can lay viable eggs. this is pretty similar to the behavior of other animals we divide into male and female sexes

queens and workers are genetically all sisters; queens become queens because of pheromones and such in the royal jelly they are fed as larvae, and workers usually fail to develop functioning ovaries because of different pheromones they are exposed to during the same timeframe. DESPITE THIS, there are still occasionally workers that can lay viable eggs!

'no sense' and 'unreasonable' don't seem like good arguments to using 'male' and 'female' as convenient shorthand words to use when discerning between 'bees with testicles' and 'bees with ovaries, including undeveloped ovaries' — also remember there are many many species of bee that do not have a worker CASTE at all, which incidentally is the word you were probably looking for all along

also there’s no such thing as a parthenogenic mammal unless its been artificially induced into it in a laboratory which i don’t think counts

Part of the problem, though, is that in a large number of species, sex isn’t determined by genetics at all.

In early developmental stages, humans have a generalized reproductive tract which superficially resembles the female reproductive tract. Depending on the chemical environment it is exposed to, it will develop into a functioning female reproductive tract, a functioning male reproductive tract, or more rarely into neither. Neither of the latter cases is “female” despite having originally had ‘proto-ovaries’. The same is true of bees.

It is inconsistent to apply the term “female” to non-reproductive individuals based on genetics or even developmental potential, when in other animals (e.g. sequential hermaphrodites, those which exhibit temperature-dependent sex determination, etc.) there is no genetic difference between individuals with different sexes, but rather an ontogenetic or environmental one, and thus the developmental potential for either.

Quite simply, from a biological standpoint “male” means “produces sperm” and “female” means “produces eggs”—trust me, I know from someone with a PhD in the subject—so a worker bee is not “female” because they can’t produce eggs. Furthermore, worker bees have their reproductive organs modified for a non-reproductive task (the stinger) so it’s inaccurate to say that they’re simply an undeveloped female.

Laying worker bees are female, because they can produce eggs. This doesn’t mean that non-egg-producing workers are female, though—again, differences in their external environment affected their reproductive potential.

I grant that the OP made some incorrect statements about biology—“worker” is not a sex as they do not produce gametes, but rather a ‘morph’ or ‘caste’, and they said “mammal” where they presumably intended to say animal—but their primary point still stands: in order to argue that worker bees are female, one must define “sex” in an arbitrary, case-by-case way designed to impose a binary where none exists in nature.

asturoid:

d-dracarys-s:


art student hair

FINALLY FOUND THIS POST AGAIN

love this


why is andy there twice?

asturoid:

d-dracarys-s:

art student hair

FINALLY FOUND THIS POST AGAIN

love this

why is andy there twice?

(Source: olympische)

theblackstonebureau:

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The Ultimate Chinos Guide
We’re pulling the most asked, most interesting and most puzzling Reddit Male Fashion Advice questions and helping you answer them
Chinos get a bad rap. Contrary to popular belief chinos don’t have to be designated 9-5 work wear or fit two sizes too big. The modern man wants his chinos to fit slim, but not skin tight. Here’s how to work them into your wardrobe for different body types.
Athletic Build
For guys with muscular legs and a more rectangular frame, finding pants with enough room in the legs is hard. You don’t want your chinos to fit too tight or you’ll look bulky and disproportional.
Take a look at the measurements of the pants - a 17” or 18” leg opening is a good sized wide-leg pant that will look fitted on the body. Tuck your button-down shirt in so you look clean and crisp and don’t forget to wear a belt.
Life/After/Denim 5oz Slim Fit Chino

Tall and Slim
Choose a straight-cut, low-rise pair of chinos to keep your look long and lean. Finding inseams (pant length) at 36” or longer is a challenge, which is why these J. Crew unhemmed chinos come with a 37.5” leg so you can tailor the length to your preference or them leave raw. Banana Republic offers a 36” leg chino pant that’s perfect for the office.
J.Crew Unhemmed Essential Chino

Regular and Slim
A tapered leg will give you a slim look without being too skinny at the ankle. Norse Projects is a cool brand to check out for a rugged, casual look. Club Monaco makes pants with a 30”, 32” and 34” inseam with a good cut, zipper fly and quarter-top pockets.
You can roll the pants a couple times and go sockless with a casual pair of slip-on sneakers or sandals in the summer or chukkas in the fall.
GANT Rugger Canvas Chino

Heavyset
For men who fit a waist size of 40” or more, it’s hard to find awesome brands that have a stylish, modern take on chinos and are at a good price point. If your body is rounder, make sure you don’t wear pants with a tight leg opening; a relaxed fit is the way to go. Deep front pockets and back pockets that sit closer together are flattering for this body shape.
Banana Republic Aiden Slim-Fit Chino

Pro Tip: If you’re trying out a new brand or style, you can either head over to the store to try them on or order online and try them at home. Most e-commerce stores have excellent shipping and returns/exchanges policies. The best way to do it is order two sizes in each item and return the one that doesn’t fit.
Now that you’ve read the guide, check out some pants you’ll want to wear on Wantering.

wantering-blog:

The Ultimate Chinos Guide

We’re pulling the most asked, most interesting and most puzzling Reddit Male Fashion Advice questions and helping you answer them

Chinos get a bad rap. Contrary to popular belief chinos don’t have to be designated 9-5 work wear or fit two sizes too big. The modern man wants his chinos to fit slim, but not skin tight. Here’s how to work them into your wardrobe for different body types.

Athletic Build

For guys with muscular legs and a more rectangular frame, finding pants with enough room in the legs is hard. You don’t want your chinos to fit too tight or you’ll look bulky and disproportional.

Take a look at the measurements of the pants - a 17” or 18” leg opening is a good sized wide-leg pant that will look fitted on the body. Tuck your button-down shirt in so you look clean and crisp and don’t forget to wear a belt.

Life/After/Denim 5oz Slim Fit Chino

Tall and Slim

Choose a straight-cut, low-rise pair of chinos to keep your look long and lean. Finding inseams (pant length) at 36” or longer is a challenge, which is why these J. Crew unhemmed chinos come with a 37.5” leg so you can tailor the length to your preference or them leave raw. Banana Republic offers a 36” leg chino pant that’s perfect for the office.

J.Crew Unhemmed Essential Chino

Regular and Slim

A tapered leg will give you a slim look without being too skinny at the ankle. Norse Projects is a cool brand to check out for a rugged, casual look. Club Monaco makes pants with a 30”, 32” and 34” inseam with a good cut, zipper fly and quarter-top pockets.

You can roll the pants a couple times and go sockless with a casual pair of slip-on sneakers or sandals in the summer or chukkas in the fall.

GANT Rugger Canvas Chino

Heavyset

For men who fit a waist size of 40” or more, it’s hard to find awesome brands that have a stylish, modern take on chinos and are at a good price point. If your body is rounder, make sure you don’t wear pants with a tight leg opening; a relaxed fit is the way to go. Deep front pockets and back pockets that sit closer together are flattering for this body shape.

Banana Republic Aiden Slim-Fit Chino

Pro Tip: If you’re trying out a new brand or style, you can either head over to the store to try them on or order online and try them at home. Most e-commerce stores have excellent shipping and returns/exchanges policies. The best way to do it is order two sizes in each item and return the one that doesn’t fit.

Now that you’ve read the guide, check out some pants you’ll want to wear on Wantering.

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