Since Canadian Thanksgiving (October 9th) is coming up – unfriendly reminder Canada commited genocide of indigenous people through colonization and residential schools. Acting like Canada is a perfect progressive utopia dismisses the struggles our people still have today. Happy Thanksgiving!
PLEASE tell us how vegetables are a social construct
so a long time ago humans were trying to figure out edible plant matter, right
and because they didn’t have fucking microscopes or anything they were like “okay we have to divide them in some way that is easy for us to figure out”
so they COULD have divided them up by like, color or some shit
like all the red things are called noogles and all the orange ones are called fuckips and all the yellow ones are called snarglebutts or whatever
but they didn’t
they divided them by taste, which makes sense if you’re trying to sort edible plant matter, the whole point is eating them so why not sort them by the most likely reason you need to know the difference between them
so all the sweet tasting things are called fruits and all the not sweet tasting things are called vegetables
except like other than that there’s no rhyme or reason to it at all??
like potatoes are roots and broccoli is a flower and pumpkins are fruits and celery are stalks
but we’re putting them together because they don’t taste sweet
and lemons are juicy and wet but not sweet but they’re fruit for some reason but tomatoes aren’t even though they’re also juicy but not sweet and carrots aren’t even though carrots can be sweet
meanwhile apples are genetically more closely related to fucking roses than they are to shit like blueberries but because they both taste good in pie we put apples and blueberries in the same group and roses are a different thing
like, there’s a good reason why we sort plants this way, and that reason is “it’s easier to make food if you know vaguely what it tastes like beforehand,” and sorting plants by genetic family also makes sense if your reasoning is “i want to know what plants are related,” but they’re both sorting groups that humans made up and we could just as easily sort by color or shape if we decided that was an important thing we needed to know and that’s why it’s a social construct
Can I just say how intensely proud I am of Shia LaBeouf for taking all the crap, all the criticism and abuse, from the media, from the legal system, from FUCKING NAZIS, that he does and still getting the fuck back up again. He’s not a perfect person obviously, but he is a good one and I wish I had even half his courage and fortitude. He astonishes me and I love and support him and his message.
Yes, because of some young thot being pregnant is more important than Mexico being devastated by an earthquake on an anniversary of ANOTHER earthquake nearly 30 years later, and of course Mexico literally suffered a previous earthquake not more than two weeks ago.
Same shit for Puerto Rico, which is currently out of electricity (the whole island from what I heard) and like Mexico, got a double whammy of natural disasters when category 4 hurricane María ripped through the island not even a month after Irma Lair came through and electric slide on the entire Caribbean (except JM). Don’t let me get started on them casualties now! 🙄