At Aalborg Zoo in Denmark, a Sumatran Tiger cub was born with an umbilical hernia. (This is a condition where the abdominal lining or part of an abdominal organ protrudes from the belly button area.) Veterinarians performed a successful surgery in October and immediately returned the little one to mom. Now the little Tiger is being raised by its mom, growing up strong and healthy.
Read the rest of this success story at Zooborns
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Another of those homes I know a few of you will covet like bejasus!
I think this is pretty misleading. I can’t comment on the top two characters, since I haven’t seen the original or Next Gen since I was little, but I know that Kira Nerys and Katherine Janeway had episodes where they were made out to be more sex objects than characters. Also, you kinda forgot all about Seven of Nine in this picture.
On the opposite side, which I can’t comment on the sequel since I haven’t seen it yet, but I know in the “original” remake, Uhura was still a pretty strong and independent character. Yes, you see her in her underwear once. Big deal. Yes, they did have a character just for the sex appeal. You didn’t see her after that scene, and it wasn’t really that focused on in the scene.
I’m not trying to debunk all sexism in the world of cinema, but before you attack a series/movies because of a few scenes, you may want to do some research into what you’re attacking…
Um, nope, sorry, I was trying to let this go but such blatantly false information can’t be spread.
The only time Kira came even close to being portrayed as a sex object was when it wasn’t actually her - i.e. when her form was used in Bashir’s holoprogram in ‘Our Man Bashir’, when Vic used her image to make Odo more comfortable romancing the real Kira in ‘His Way’, and Intendant Kira from the Mirror Universe (which doesn’t even count really, because she used her sexuality deliberately, as a weapon).
In the rest of the series we see her in a bikini once and she’s clearly uncomfortable with it, and hidden by fog, the rest of the time she’s in tasteful casual clothes or her uniform.
And Captain Janeway as a sex object? I’m sorry what? I literally cannot think of an example. Maybe when Q appears in her quarters while she’s having a bath?
Even then there’s a huge difference between having a female character semi-naked (which in the series we usually saw like, her shoulders or back) and what the reboot does to ALL of its female characters.
The entire point of this post wasn’t that the TV series were entirely devoid of sexism, but that its female characters were given important roles - including COMMANDING THE SHIP - while the most defining aspect of the reboot women is that they’ve all posed in their underwear for the audience to appreciate.
I talked about this more coherently during Reboot Week, including an entire post about the Carol Marcus Underwear Incident and the reasons new Uhura doesn’t live up to the same standard as the original.
I would have let your comments slide as yet another personal willing to let this bullshit slide because ‘the women only showed up in their underwear once!’ except for THIS inflammatory remark “before you attack a series/movies because of a few scenes, you may want to do some research into what you’re attacking.”
Because excuse you, but the person who made this graphic, not to mention all the people reblogging it because they agree with it, did a HELL of a lot more ‘research’ into the bullshit they’re calling out than you did.
Next time why don’t you think a little more about what you’re saying before you try to call people out? Because it seems to me that the only person who needs to do more research about this issue is you.
Not to mention the fact that all the women above, the pictures are of them in the captain’s chair, leading people, and that is the biggest point. Even when in uniform, with the damned little short sleeves, let’s point out that we never get to see a woman in reboot outranking a man, while in the original Treks we saw them as powerful leaders. That is the point of this post, as thevalkyriedirective said above; the way we are to see women, in older Treks as concomitant beings, while in reboot as sexually appealing objects.
My goodness, this is the entire point of the graphic!
Saavik, Beverly, Nerys and Kathryn could all be sitting in their undies too, but they’d still be in the Captain’s chair, they’d still be in charge, and so far the reboot hasn’t given us women who are even close to their TV counterparts.
On top of that, isn’t the bottom graphic featuring every major female character in the nuTrek?
Five Otter Pups Born at Greensville Science Center
Snuggled in a furry pile, five Asian Small-clawed Otter pups born at North Carolina’s Greensboro Science Center on November 11 are just beginning to open their eyes and explore the world.
Read all about the pups at Zooborns.
oh my god BABY OTTERS!
that’s just not fair
I was building a website that used several circular buttons for navigation.
Client: Can we make them look more like spheres? Like, more “3D” if you get what I’m saying.
I added shading and highlights to the buttons, and, credit to the client, the result looked great.
At my next meeting with the client, he seemed indifferent about the new look. I asked him what he didn’t like.
Client: They look okay… but can you remove all the gradient and highlighting? It takes away from the 3D effect.
DO IT FOR ALL OF US
I tried not to reblog. I really did. But oh my god I think I just died.
She actually did it omg
She is my hero.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT DAVID’S LAST COMMENT THERE THOUGH????
My mother denies she has a crush on this man. She’s only interested in watching him any time he’s on telly because he’s a “good actor”. Including all the chat shows he appears on.
YEAH RIGHT MUM
JUST DIVE IN
WE’RE ALL IN HERE ALREADY
LOVELY ISN’T IT!
Hundreds of baby Clownfish, known to children everywhere as “Nemos,” hatch behind the scenes at Monterey Bay
See more of this iconic fish at Zooborns.
France’s Zoo de Beauval welcomed a male Malayan Tapir calf on November 12. The calf, which has not yet been named, was born to experienced mother Florales.
See more photos at Zooborns
I’m still trying to work out how he manages to have a few tasteful droplets of sweat apparently running off his face, but none whatsoever under his armpits.
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James McAvoy is loudly objecting the fuck to #6 thankyouverymuch
right in the feels
ARGH MY FEELS
damned superb vid
I smell an outfit swap….
"Come on, Chris! I promise they won’t notice if we wear ties!"