20, Lady, AZ
College Sophomore, Majoring in Psychology
I really am terrible at describing myself (is a complicated hooman), so if you want to get to know me, you'll have to talk to me (I'm friendly I promise).
As far as my blog goes, you can expect wolves, forests, adventure time, doctor who, food, psychology, politics, art, music, marijuana, inspirational stuffs, boyfriend things, and the occasional whiny text post (I get like that sometimes).
#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.
That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.
This is why honey is not vegan.
The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.
literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey
Not to mention, bees are needed to pollinate a vast number of fruit and vegetable crops that vegetarians enjoy and even rely on, including sources of vegetable-based proteins. With well-fed hives and well-kept bees, honey is a byproduct of this work that keeps our veggie shelves in stores full.
Unless, like, you’d like to not pay more migrant workers to go out with tiny paintbrushes and hand-pollinate your bean flowers. (and don’t kid yourself, hand agricultural labor everywhere is notoriously undervalued and underpaid.)
I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -
Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.
Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.
If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.
And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.
sonic? knuckles? tails? who the FUCK is naming these hedgehogs
knuckles is an echidna and tails is a hedgehog. just let me catch you disrespecting sonic again you punk
i cant believe knuckles is a fuckin enchilada
JESUS CHRIST TAILS IS A FUCKING FOX GET IT FUCKING RIGHT BEFORE YOU CORRECT SOMEBODY