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anonymous asked:

Hey please wish me luck I'm a girl going to a STEM school with a 70/30 male to female ratio. Also, do you have any advice for situations I might bump into?

Good luck! 

The best advice I can give is to not try and do it alone. Find a solid group of other women in your program (and outside of it because we all need to remember sometimes that our field isn’t the only one) to work with. You’re gonna want a solid study group anyways, and having it be people who are in a similar situation does wonders. 

Support and uplift each other, and then go out and get better grades than the asshole guys who insist on mansplaining basic shit to you. 

Parrot of the Week 6

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Scientific Name: Strigops habroptilus

Classification: Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Psittaciformes >  Family: Strigopidae > Genus: Strigops > Species: habroptilus

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered; there are 153 as of 2016

Other Common Names: Night parrot, owl parrot, tarapo, tarepo

Average Length (wild): 23 – 25 in, 58 – 64 cm

Average Weight (wild): 2 – 9 lb, 0.95 – 4 kg

Originally posted by jesuisbavarde

Average Lifespan: 58 years, but have potential to live into their 90s. Their exact lifespan is unknown. Researchers in the recovery program will know when the kakapo hatched in the recovery effort die of old age, which could be decades from now.

(Above: Historic range; Below: Current range)

Native Range: Used to live from the far north of the North Island to the south of the South Island. Now they are only found on offshore islands that are protected areas without introduced predators. It is not believed that there are any left on the main land of New Zealand, when the recovery program began they were all captured from the Fiordland National Park and brought to protected zones. They currently live on Codfish Island (Whenua Hau), Little Barrier Island (Hauturu ao Toi), and Anchor Island.

Naturalized Range: N/A

Natural Habitat: Formally from sea level to near tops of mountains. They are ground dwellers who live in forest substrate and scrubland.

Flock Size: They are solitary, gathering only to breed

Originally posted by svartvitkatt

Call: Loud screeching “skraark

Breeding: They do not breed every year, as they will only breed when there is enough rimu fruit.

Breeding season starts around December and lasts until April

They engage in “lek” breeding, which is when the males compete for female attention. They are the only parrot species and New Zealand bird species to do this.

The male inflates like a balloon, and then emits a low boom which can be heard from up to 5 km away. This lets any females in the area know that he is ready to mate

After 20 -30 booms, the male emits a high-pitched ‘ching’, which pinpoints his position, allowing females to find him

This booming and chinging can last for 8 hours nonstop every night for 2-3 months during breeding season

(Above: Booming Sketch)

Nesting: The female lays 1-4 eggs. They are similar in size to chicken eggs and will hatch after 30 days. The female raises them by herself, and has to leave the nest at night to search for food. After 10 weeks, the fledglings leave the nest, but may still be fed by their mother for up to 6 months.

Wild Diet: The berries of the Rimu plant (see picture) are their favorite food. They also eat parts of other native plants, including the fruits, seeds, bark, bulbs, leaves, stems, mosses, ferns, fungi, and roots. Species include pink pine, stinkwood, Hall’s totara, and mountain flax. When food species that are important to their diet become abundant, they feed exclusively on it.

    Currently, they are also fed pellets, freeze-dried and frozen fruit, walnuts, and pine conelets by the recovery effort.

Sexually Dimorphic: Yes, the males are larger

Description (wild): The upper side of their body is green with random black, brown, and yellow barring and mottling. Their underparts are a yellow-green and have irregular yellow and brown barring. The face is yellow-brown and the beak is grey and smaller in females. The primary wing feathers are tipped with yellow in males and green and brown in females. The tail is green and brown with yellow and black barring and flecks.

Color Mutations: N/A

Noise Level: Loud

Talking Ability: N/A

Personality: They are nocturnal and solitary and roost on the ground or in trees during the day. When disturbed, they freeze, trying to blend in with their background.

Originally posted by biomorphosis

Behavioral Concerns: They are not equipped to deal with human intrusion and introduced predators, which caused their numbers to decline rapidly. By 1970, there were only 18 males left in Fiordland. In 1977, a small population of both males and females were found.

Health Concerns: Recently there has been an increase in cases of “crusty butt”, which is a viral infection that causes the cloaca to become inflamed, and presents like severe dermatitis. 

It is still unknown what is causing the virus and if it is infectious. There has been one death due to this infection, and treatment, a topical cream, seems to only help some individuals. 

As of now, it is only found on Codfish Island, and has been since 2002. 

It is being taken very seriously and is being closely monitored, with research being done to learn more about it.

Aviculture: N/A

History in Captivity: Some young chicks are raised in captivity as part of a Conservation attempt to save the species. Conservation and recovery of this species has been going one since 1977, when a population of both females and males were found on Stewart Island.

Fun Facts: They are the largest parrot species in the world (by weight) and possibly the oldest living bird!

Originally posted by welcometoyouredoom

Sirocco, a male kakapo born March 23, 1997, was raised in captivity due to a illness that required he be hand raised and quarantined from other kakapo. He now thinks he’s human and is a conservation ambassador for the kakapo. 

He proved that kakapo can swim, after deciding to join one of the rangers’ family who were swimming in the ocean. He jumped off the jetty and paddled around for a bit before going back to shore, completely nonchalant. 

He is also the kakapo who made his species famous after “shagging” Mark Cawardine on the BBC series “Last Chance to See”. 

You can follow him on twitter @Spokesbird

Originally posted by jerkandcry

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For Women’s History Month, Ava DuVernay is highlighting female filmmakers on Twitter

  • On Wednesday, Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay is hosting a 12-hour conversation — or “Rebel-a-Thon” — on Twitter, with nearly 30 female filmmakers.
  • The discussion will use the hashtag #ArrayToday to celebrate the start of Women’s History Month. Array is DuVernay’s independent film collective.
  • “We offer this year’s Rebel-a-Thon as an opportunity to highlight the important contributions made by women filmmakers,” Tilane Jones, Array’s executive director, said in a statement Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times. “On March 1, we will stand together for inclusiveness in the industry.” Read more (3/1/17 12:39 PM)

get to know me meme: [7/30] female characters - Mor

I once lived in a place where the opinion of others mattered. It suffocated me, nearly broke me. So you’ll understand me, Feyre, when I say that I know what you feel, and I know what they tried to do to you, and that with enough courage, you can say to hell with a reputation. You do what you love, what you need.


30 Day Ranma ½ Challenge: Day 3

Favorite Female Character: Ukyo Kuonji

So, even though I am a huge Ranma x Akane shipper, I have a special place in my heart for Ucchan. She is a tomboy, but still loves to do some traditionally considered feminine things, and she was the one who taught me that it’s okay to not have to be the toughest around. She has great drive and a love for her art, and I just love her so much that words cannot explain!! I aspire to be like her (but not as petty), and I wish she, Shampoo, and Akane (who I am most like), would’ve had more friendship development!! She is the reason for all my usernames anywhere! (I do wish I had been able to made some gifs of her as a guy, but there wasn’t the perfect moment I could find) 

Typical Tumblr Fancast
  • Black male character: Idris elba (43) or Sinqua Walls (31), even if the kid is like 15 or something. maybe jaden smith if he got dreads
  • Black female character: Girls way too lightskin to be playing this character (zendaya, Zoey kravitz, willow smith or amandla stenberg)
  • East asian female character: Lucy Liu (47) or Arden cho (30) like any female east asian character even if they arent the same nationality or like 16 yrs old teenager
  • East asian male character: John cho (43), steven yeun (31) Or maybe just maybe (osric cho) btw steven and Osric can play teenagers if andrew garfield can!!!
  • South asian male character: always Dev Patel! no matter age, height, weight etc
  • South asian female character: always Freida Pinto! no matter age, height, weight etc
  • Latino character: pedro pascal, jt austin (if they are under 30), Oscar Issacs maybe, he's a new addition to the five actors of color tumblr knows and likes.
  • Latina character: Gina Rodriguez all the time, maybe Rosario Dawson.
  • Native american male character: booboo stewart, rare since there aren't much native american characters in media! Most likely to be whitewashed!
  • Native american female character: -doesn't exist in media apparrently-
  • White male/female character: carefully chosen, looks exactly like the character, act exactly like the character, close in age and same brand of whiteness.

Game of Thrones 30 Day Challenge

Day 2 - Favourite Female Character? - Cersei Lannister

“I don’t distrust you because you’re a woman. I distrust you because you’re not as smart as you think you are.” - Tywin Lannister

HBO’s “Silicon Valley” Criticized For Not Casting Females

Silicon Valley tech companies employ computer engineers at a ratio of 70% male to 30% female. Feminists scream this is sexism, while ignoring the fact that bachelor degrees in computer science are awarded at a not so coincidental  ratio of 70% male to 30% female. So much for the sexism argument.

Silicon Valley is an HBO comedy on that scene. Feminists are angry because there aren’t more women on the show and bitch that it’s sexism. Feminist bitchfests are designed to a) induce shame and b) force capitulation to their demands no matter how stupid those demands are.

Alec Berg is the showrunner of the HBO show. His response to the feminist bitchfest:

The idea that we should somehow portray the tech business as it should be as opposed to how it is, I think is horses—. What good do we serve? If the show was just 50% women, what good are we doing? We’re just masking. Part of the point of satire is to point out the flaws in reality.

Look, season one, at the end of the season, the guys go to TechCrunch Disrupt. We went up to the real TechCrunch Disrupt and we brought cameras with us, and we shot some footage, which ended up in the show. At the end of the first season I showed a few episodes to a friend of mine, a woman who works in tech, and she said, “You’ve got to put more women in this show. Those crowd shots that you created at TechCrunch Disrupt are crazy. You didn’t put any women in those.” I said, “Those are real. We shot those at the actual TechCrunch Disrupt.” And we didn’t frame the women out — there were no women in the room.

Berg also said “we’re not a social justice show and we’re not here to right the wrongs of society. We’re comedians.”

Feminists demand more women in tech, but there can’t be more women in tech if there aren’t anymore women in tech to get. The numbers don’t lie - 30% pursue the training and you can’t magically make 20% appear out of thin air. You could of course fulfill the feminist fantasy on a TV show as they demand, but that just leads to more insane feminist demands so why bother trying to placate them in the first place?

No matter what you do a feminist bitchfest is coming at you. The best course of action is to summon your inner Alec Berg, call it out as horses— from the beginning, and get back to doing whatever it is you do.


Get to know me - [5/30 Female Characters] ➝ Lyra Belacqua

In many ways Lyra was a barbarian. What she liked best was clambering over the College roofs, to spit plum stones on the heads of passing Scholars or to hoot like owls outside a window where a tutorial was going on, or racing through the narrow streets, or stealing apples from the market, or waging war.