female thinness

A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.
—  Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth
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SOMETHING CAME HOME WITH ME FROM THE SHOW, and it was not a russian rat snake :’)

She’s a captive bred yearling Tanimbar scrub python, produced by Andre Mondin, and I purchased her from Mike and Erika Renau! I actually just wanted to hold a scrub python, and they had three… they told me she is the most docile and let me hold her- she’s super flighty at first, but calmed down in a minute. I came back like 2 hours later to ask more about her and then bought her. I had a set up all ready at home to begin with for a snake I might (*coughs*) bring back from the show and aaaahahaha

So just to specify, this is Simalia Nauta/Morelia Nauta, which is a small locality (or is it technically a subspecies…) of amethistina, since I realized people might have thought I bought myself one of the giant scrub pythons. Simalia nauta maxes out at only 6~8 feet for females, very thin, but most of it is just long skinny tail and neck. While morelia amethistina is its ancestor, and is the giant snake that most people know scrub pythons as. Morelia Nauta is also known to be more docile and flighty, rather than defensive and bitey haha.

As much as I love Jaal being confused by human anatomy the Angara are still mammals. So the theory that he doesn’t know what boobs are seems silly to me.

We haven’t seen a lady Angara naked but who says mammary glands have to be in the chest area? Maybe females have theirs below that collar bone for days. Or since its common for Angaran to be born in multiples then maybe they have them like cats or dogs and they fall flush when they aren’t producing milk. Which would lead to another aspect of boob confusion such as why Sara’s are still so prominent. Or if you’re into it, why Scott has nips at all if they don’t function.

I also love the idea of Jaal being fascinated by toes. Angaran toes could still serve a climbing and gripping purpose like Turian and Quarian toes. Hell even the Krogan have grippy feet, but humans are so flat with these multiple tiny toes I can see Jaal teasing Ryder about how useless their toes seem. Then he finds out humans are built for running instead of climbing and Ryder shows him Olympic events on Earth. Jaal is just so thrilled by the comradery and competition it moves him; that despite differences or unrest happening around Earth everyone can unite on an even playing field and enjoy something as an entire species.

Everything devolves into deep feeling and awe with Jaal. He could be examining Ryder’s ears and be amazed by the intricacy and fragility of the bones within such a clumsy looking structure. He traces Ryder’s palm and finds out that humans way back when would read the lines on someone’s palm and supposedly read their future. Then he wants Ryder to read his palm or teach him to read theirs. Wide hips confuse him since even female Angarans have thin waists and hips and he finds out how strange and painful birth is for humans. Well then he’s a worried mess for Sara and conflicted between wanting a large family like his own and not wanting to hurt her.

I love thinking about Jaal. VwV

A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.
—  Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth
A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.
—  Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth