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Female dragonflies crash-dive to their fake death to evade male harassment

  • Researcher Rassim Khelifa from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, witnessed a female dragonfly feign her own demise when being chased by a male dragonfly, according to New Scientist.
  • The female, a moorland hawker dragonfly, instantly plunged to the ground and remained still on her back until the male dragonfly was gone.
  • According to New Scientist, Khelifa observed this behavior in 27 out of 31 female dragonflies in an attempt to avoid being pursued by males, of which 21 were successful. Read more (4/27/17)

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“Female” armour...

I should have added these comments to this post. Never mind, here they are now.

Put simply, armour is gender neutral. Protection from pointy death is also gender neutral.

It’s female armour if there’s a woman in it, it’s male armour if there’s a man in it - and it’s mail(le) armour if it looks like this…

There’s no historical evidence for European armour ever having big holes or specially-shaped plates to show there was a woman inside. There is, however, plenty of evidence of specially-shaped plates to show there was a man inside.

The specially-shaped plate is called a brayette, and it looks like this…

The side view is even more imposing…

How useful - somewhere to hang your helmet.

There’s this…

…and this…

…and lots of others, including this one…

…which needs more explanation than the average book on armour can provide.

But no boob-plates or cleavage windows, whose purpose is literally titillation and nothing else.

Individual feminism, that of women like Ivanka Trump and Kellyanne Conway, is the belief that if you work really hard, and if you’re rich, white, and blonde enough, you can ignore sexism and achieve “empowerment.”

This type of “feminism” is aptly named, because it gives no fucks about other women. It’s an extremely self-centered “feminism.” It caters to already rich and powerful (white) women, the ones in the least need of actual feminism, over women whose experiences with sexism intersect with racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, etc. It challenges nothing, and it accomplishes nothing.

I am not buying this faux feminism that they are selling. If your feminism is all about yourself, not about lifting up other women – all women, it is fake and pointless.

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