This is pretty much heartbreaking. He is doing so well coping with all the change, but that’s just the thing. He’s coping because he’s in pain. They woke him up and expected him to just be Captain America again. His friends, his family, his one love, and everything he knew is gone. He’s left completely alone in a world that has become cruel, detached, and cynical. His patriotism and true goodness doesn’t exist in anything but him.
Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
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No idea if this is legit but it sure looks futury and sciencey as hell.
Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app, it leads you to domestic violence resources and also has a “Go Button” that when you press it, if you’re in a compromising situation, alerts local authorities as well as local shelters and starts recording everything that is going on.
Now, if you’re looking up resources on the app and your abuser is near, simply press the X button and it brings you to a random news page. Same goes for the actual foundation site.
Though all that shit about cultural appropriation made me think about my yukata. Would I really be called out for cultural appropriation by someone on Tumblr too dumb to realize the difference?
And the white dumbasses keep being racist without a care.
[HEAVIEST FUCKING SIGH]
Look in the background
THIS BITCH IS ACTUALLY IN JAPAN
SHE IS ACTUALLY WALKING WALKING AROUND JAPANESE CITIZENS IN THEIR TRADITIONAL ATTIRE
WHAT THE EVER LIVING FUCK IS WRONG WITH HER?
She acts like people only on TUMBLR will get offended.
Obviously were people offline. And they will still be offended.
Oh, I’m sorry. Since you so obviously know more about Asian culture than I do, then maybe you can tell me more about the Gion Matsuri, where it’s held, and why I shouldn’t be wearing what every other girl there was.
Oh and I’d also like to hear you name off the parts of my yukata, though I doubt you’d be able to name more than two.
What is this supposed to prove? Nothing my dear. Sure, it could be for a covention or whatever but outside of it its still considered cultural appropriation.
Naming parts of it? This isnt a trivial quiz, hows that relevant. Even if you do know parts of it so what? Its still may be offensive and inappropriate.
Oh, and yes weaboo, this is “asian culture” which you probably just cut off the rest of Asia in the small combination of “asian culture”
Im sure you mightve forgot that India, And the other Southern countries in Asia are apart if the so called “asian culture” you speak of.
The conversation has been closed, theres nothing left to this. Im not here to spew hate and ridicule anyone but whats said was said and whats done was done. Acknowledge it atleast. Whats needed to been said has been said. If you still have something to say, inbox me.
I’m so sorry you’re so white-washed. That’s really the only thing I’m sorry for.
Tumblr, what the ever-living fuck?
Holy shit tumblr why.
Stop with this “cultural appropriation” bullshit. Like yo in Japan (and other Asian countries) its actually encouraged that foreigners participate in their culture. We Asians like conformity. In fact if you have no desire to learn about our culture while inside our homes or countries, its pretty offensive. I think this pretty much goes for any other culture out there.
you know the people who get to decide if it’s appropriation?
the people whose culture it is.
if you’re an outsider with privilege, it’s not your place to say it’s okay or to say that it’s not. it’s your place to listen to the people whose culture it is, and then back them up. you don’t get to decide. it’s tough, i know, but your opinion doesn’t really fucking matter.
as someone who travels — with a heck of lot of privilege in my backpack - to a place that has been exploited and abused for centuries by the white western world, still suffers from the after-effects of colonialism - this is a topic that i’ve done a lot of thinking on. when i was in this place, i was encouraged by the locals to use the language, wear the clothing, eat the food with my hands, and so on. i could never divest myself of my privilege or claim the place as my own, but i could show my respect by taking part. i have pictures of myself wearing a head covering, for example, which i wore that day because it made an old woman who was staying with us happy. wearing a headcovering in the u.s. is something i would never do because that context is gone, but there it was something i did because her opinions mattered.
i once told a woman i worked with that i felt uncomfortable wearing local clothes because i didn’t want to offend anyone, and her response more or less was, “why? we like it when you do.”
it wasn’t my place to decide what was appropriation and what was not. it wasn’t the place of outsiders to decide either. it was the locals who mattered.
different cultures have different concepts of what is appropriation and what is not. the cargo cult social justice that infects tumblr sometimes can just butt the fuck out. so can the people who kneejerk ‘but they don’t care and therefore no one should.’ it is always, always the people whose culture it is who matter.
Reblog for the last comment.
fucking thank you to that last long comment. dude, every fucking person who preaches about appropriation needs to fucking read that.