bogleech:

I think I’ve said this exact thing before but it’s so freaking weird that we put breasts on so many alien creatures and anthropomorphic animals because the two prominent boobs are something totally unique to humans.

That’s like if we were chicken people and gave all our fictional beings cock’s combs. Even robots and cartoon bugs and shit.

Or maybe if we were turtle people and our version of Star Trek assumed a vast majority of alien races would have turtle shells cause that’s just so normal to us and marketing executives assume nobody will buy a game or watch a movie where the characters don’t have turtle shells.

Walrus pop culture where everything has tusks.

Termite people giving all their female characters huge colossal pulsating abdomens even if they’re cats or fish or humans.

Proboscis monkey pop culture where anything designated “male” has a big dangly fat nose to make it sexier.

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theyoungdoyley:

Too Bold - “Take your punishment with grace.”

OKAY I’M DONE EDITING IT NOW

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"Won’t you smile for me, darling?"

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theyoungdoyley:

theyoungdoyley:

Fullmetal Alchemist - Hunger 

High res.

This is another piece of fanart that I retouched for Anime Boston. Didn’t have a high res version so I repainted some areas and I totally redrew Selim ‘cause holy shit I did not know how anatomy worked in 2009.

And while we’re talking about the FMA manga/Brotherhood anime Selim, Wrath and Olivier Armstrong were my favorite characters. 

Edit: woops accidentally uploaded unfinished version. Here’s the completed one.

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yasuhirohagakure:

she makes me sad

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becausebirds:

Fluffy, running Sanderlings!

source video

Be bold, be bold, but not too bold,
Lest that your heart’s blood should run cold.

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fyeahuglyoffcharacters:

off | Cuboidal

※Permission to upload was given by the artist. Please do not repost.
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abrasivelyyours:

Black Teens With Racial Pride Do Better in School

AFRICANGLOBE – African American teenagers perform better academically when their parents instill in them a sense of racial pride.

New research shows that when parents use racial socialization—talking to their children or engaging in activities that promote feelings of racial knowledge, pride, and connection—it offsets racial discrimination’s potentially negative impact on students’ academic development.

Preparing adolescents for possible bias is also a protective factor, though a combination of this preparation and racial socialization is ideal in moderating the possible damaging effects of racial discrimination by teachers or fellow students, according to a study published in the journal Child Development.

“Our findings challenge the notion that ‘race blindness’ is a universally ideal parenting approach, especially since previous research has shown that racially conscious parenting strategies at either extreme—either ‘race blindness’ or promoting mistrust of other races—are associated with negative outcomes for African American youth,” says lead author Ming-Te Wang, assistant professor of psychology in education at the University of Pittsburgh, who coauthored the study with Harvard University’s James P. Huguley.

“When African American parents instill a proud, informed, and sober perspective of race in their sons and daughters, these children are more likely to experience increased academic success,” says Wang.

Racial Pride Beneficial

Although previous studies have shown that parental racial socialization is beneficial to the mental health of African American youth, few researchers have looked at how daily experiences with racial discrimination in a school context are related to the child’s educational prospects.

Scholarly research has shown that African American students, males in particular, are at risk for being unfairly disciplined, being discouraged from taking advanced classes, or receiving lower grades than they deserved, all because of their race. Other studies point to negative peer treatment because of race—getting into fights, being bullied, or not being selected for teams or activities.

Wang and Huguley explored how racial discrimination relates to the students’ educational outcomes, specifically grade-point averages, educational aspirations, the sense of belonging to a school, and cognitive engagement, which is the initiative a student takes in his or her own learning. And they set out to determine how the outcomes are affected by parental racial socialization.

Using a combination of questionnaires and face-to-face interviews of both students and parents, the study examines the home and school racial experiences of 630 African American high school students in a diverse but mostly Black urban area on the East Coast of the United States.

Unlike other studies that focus on low-income families, this project involved participants who came from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. The median household income range was $46,000-$50,000, and 40 percent of the parents or guardians had a college degree.

Overall, the study found racial pride to be the most powerful factor in protecting children from the sting of discriminatory behavior. It directly and positively related to three out of four academic outcomes—grade-point averages, educational aspirations, and cognitive engagement—and was directly related to resilience in the face of discrimination. Preparation for bias was directly related to only one outcome—the sense of belonging to a school.

“Our study provides empirical evidence that the longstanding practice in the African American community of cultivating racial pride and preparing children to face racial bias in society should be considered among appropriate and beneficial practices in parenting Black children,” says Wang, who plans to conduct the same kind of research with Latino and Asian American teenagers.

The study was supported by a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Some problems we share as women, some we do not. You [white women] fear your children will grow up to join the patriarchy and testify against you; we fear our children will be dragged from a car and shot down in the street, and you will turn your backs on the reasons they are dying.
— Audre Lorde, “Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference” (via sundayafternoonsocialclub)

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