healthy polyamorous: 3 people all in a happy relationship \o/
unhealthy polyamorous: joe loves becky and jim. becky is not comfortable sharing joe with jim, but stays quiet anyway.
not a polyamorous: joe has 4 girlfriends. shhhh. they dont know.
all bugs can be organized into one of three categories: homies, chillers, and haters. hornets and wasps are haters. mosquitos are haters. most spiders are homies cuz they eat shitty bugs, some spiders are chillers cuz they dont really do anything, but also some spiders are haters because they’ll kill you. learn to tell the difference. bees are homies but they become haters if you fuck with them. most beetles are chillers but if they’re the kind of beetle that flies really fast at your face then they’re haters.
#i read this entire post in tom haverford’s voice
(Source: goatcorporation, via sparrowcheek)
The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”
"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."
(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.
Man, that surgery example is a piece of work. “We’ve always done it this way” implies that the speaker doesn’t know why, and they’re adhering to tradition for tradition’s sake. Surgery has reasons, and if someone doesn’t know the reasons for why they do certain things in a procedure… how in the world did they get in that room?
(Source: uvmsemba, via thepageofhopes)