This Seahorse Needs Contours

I'm Melissa, I'm in college, I like birds, and I have a lot of opinions.

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Little Busters! Original Soundtrack Disc 1

Stop minimizing physical illnesses when talking about mental illnesses 2x14.

Let’s go!

(via revolutionator)

I’ve told the kids in the ghettos that violence won’t solve their problems, but then they ask me, and rightly so; “Why does the government use massive doses of violence to bring about the change it wants in the world?” After this I knew that I could no longer speak against the violence in the ghettos without also speaking against the violence of my government
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  (via coolyouthpastor)

(via jacquerel)

And tangnetially related: I’m not saying to tell sex repulsed people that they aren’t sex repulsed or maybe there’s some act that they do like. Like, don’t do that. In a sex-normative society such as ours, sex repulsion is met with a great deal of resistance and invalidation. If someone is sex repulsed, they’re sex repulsed. End of conversation.

But that is not to say that if you are sex repulsed, you will always be [or conversely, that if you’re not sex repulsed, you never will be]. But it’s a personal thing. It’s for the person to determine how they feel, and not for anyone else to tell them how to label and/or identify themselves.

Like, here’s my problem with terms like sex repulsed, averse, indifferent, favorable - they’re blanket statements. Someone is said to be sex repulsed/averse/indifferent/favorable, as though they are repulsed/averse/etc to all sex acts. Are there people like that? Definitely so. But such classification definitely doesn’t fit every asexual person.

Someone who is asexual and not 100% sex repulsed might still be repulsed by some acts, but averse to others. Does that make them sex repulsed or sex averse? Maybe most sexual things bore them except one particular act. Are they sex indifferent or sex favorable? And so on. It’s a useful system of personal identification, but you cannot force those labels onto others because there are too many grey areas.




An owl landed in a bar




Swallow Tanager

These colorful birds are both Swallow tanagers, Tersina viridis (Passeriformes - Thraupidae), a species native to South America that displays a distinctive, sexually dimorphic, coloration.

Male Swallow Tanagers (top) are shining turquoise blue, with a broad bill and black on the forehead and throat. While females (bottom) are a dull green overall with buffy yellow underparts. 

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Mariza Sanches  |  [Top]  -  [Bottom]

Locality: Piraju, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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