This is basically a companion blog for my other blog, If it's not Raven, it's crap. Because I don't have enough internet trails.
NYPD’s Stop-and-Kiss Program:
"If you’ve got nothing to hide, then it’s not a problem. They just stop, ask where you’re going, give you a gentle kiss or two and let you go."
Reblogged from fakescience
- Since we posted this in 2010, we’ve been measuring our temperatures in Kelvin (not the Kelvin scale, but a guy named Kevin whose name we misspell around the lab).
- Bees, they still exist. Don’t be unprepared.
- Having trouble talking about weather with strangers? Browse our collected science and make new friends (who you only talk about the weather with).
Reblogged from baglieg
[Christian leaders, stand on our soil and claim: “gay marriage” has never occurred here. Over 130 tribes in every region of North America performed millions of same-sex marriages for hundreds of years. Their statements are both hateful and ignorant. Your “homosexual”, was our “Two Spirit” people… and we considered them sacred]
I don’t have a source, but I read about this somewhere or other… as you know, the distinction between transgender and homosexual is a recent European invention which is not always applicable in other times and cultures, and this is a pretty good example.
There most certainly were unions which at that time the European invaders perceived as homosexual unions (and violently opposed them). However, from a twenty-first century European perspective you might call many of those unions transgender marriages, not gay marriages.
Customs varied across the continent, but some Native American cultures allowed same-sex unions in the expectation that feminine people who do women’s work would marry masculine people who do men’s work. It’s still a heterosexual matrix, just not the heterosexual matrix the European colonists wanted.
That being said, Native Americans are no exception to the rule that attitudes and cultures change over time, and there are several tribes that perform same-gender gay marriages today.
What a coincidence, I just finished reading this article.