Sep. 18, 14




Sep. 18, 14



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’”.

Sep. 18, 14


South Africa gets first gender-open, LGBT-welcoming mosque 


This Friday, South Africa’s first all-gender, LGBT-inclusive mosque will open its doors to the public. 

The “Open Mosque” has stirred some controversy because it will allow women to lead prayers when there are men present, as well as allow interfaith marriages without requiring both individuals to convert to Islam. LGBT people will be allowed to attend and worship, according to Open Mosque’s founder Dr. Taj Hargey, but the mosque will not actually condone same-sex activity.

‘I do not endorse homosexual living, but I do not condemn them as people,’ Dr. Hargey said, according to the Cape Times.

‘We will … welcome gay people and discuss topical subjects like sexuality, politics and others.’

Dr Targey, who was raised in Cape Town and has returned to his hometown to establish the mosque, said that he hoped to spark a ‘religious revolution’ when it came to gender equality and acceptance among Muslims in the Western Cape region.

‘The women will no longer make samoosas [sic] – they will make the decisions,’ he said.

Very important step. I’m excited to see what comes of this. 

via gaywrites

Sep. 18, 14










science side of tumblr what is the point of moths like what do they to contribute to the world

Some species of moths are night-time pollinators - they take over when butterflies and other bugs get off work. They also add beauty! And honestly, a living thing doesn’t have to have “a point” from a human perspective to be worthy of its life.

Not to mention they also play a critical role in the food chain, to the point that even creatures as large and fearsome as north american bears will seek them out in abundance to help bolster their fat reserves before hibernating. A lot of animals would have a very hard time without moths. :>

Yeah but what about mosquitoes then?

The answer to this one lays in the fact that many people forget what a mosquito larvae is


They are the staple food source for many aquatic and semi aquatic animals. Without mosquitoes, many aquatic food chains would be very worse for wear. Frogs, fish, salamander, etc all rely on the wealth of mosquito larvae in the water to thrive.  The ecological fallout from there on only multiplies. 
You don’t want a world without these awful little beasties, trust me :>

OOOH I…I didn’t even know mostiquito’s had larvae…We don’t have mosquito’s where I live :’D

What about wasps then? (I’m just curious to learn their benefits not trying to prove anything or w/e)

Wasps are just aggressive jerks sent to the mortal realm by Satan to terrorize us.

HAH, I was just about to write about wasps when I saw this response. I know it’s because you don’t have time to write a proper response and you were joking, but I was gonna do this before it was even asked about so here goes.

Wasps are also very important to the ecosystem! Solitary wasps hunt insects for their offspring by stinging it and dragging it to their larvae. Some wasps will even lay their eggs in tarantulas. This way they help control the population of many invertebrates.

Of course, as adults they are mostly attracted to sweet things, which is why you’ll find them clustering around rubbish bins with food in them, discarded soda, dropped candy, or sticky ice cream residue. Certain types of wasps are pollinators as well, although not as efficient as bees due to the lack of fuzz on their bodies.

Wasps are eaten by things as well: just about anything that’ll eat insects can and do eat wasps. Bears, bats, skunks, over a hundred species of birds, badgers, weasels, fish, frogs, spiders, dragonflies, the list goes on. Praying mantises, too!

Yellowjackets are also drawn to pitcher plants, so there’s a carnivorous plant species to add to that list.

Sep. 18, 14


Sep. 18, 14



me and my friends


me and my friends

Sep. 18, 14




me: *sees a white boy* *locks my car doors*

white boy: *knocks on window* what would you be doing if I was in there with you ;)

me: macing you in the face

Sep. 18, 14



once in kindergarten a girl asked me to write “super girl” on her arm since i was the only kid who could write so i wrote “shit” on her arm and i hid under the table for like 30 minutes then the teacher found me and yelled at me then called my parents and my dad laughed so hard he cried

Sep. 18, 14




Sep. 17, 14



you: hey isozyme, what do you want most in this world?

me: project runway AUs in every fandom