will croucher

anonymous asked:

Where can I learn more about feminism? What are some good links?

What a fantastic message to receive! Is this in response to my tweet haha?

Check out videos on YouTube by Kat Blaque, Cesca Leigh, Meghan Hughes, Hannah Witton, Lex Croucher, those are some good people I can think of off the top of my head 👌☺️

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If you missed it, VidCon just uploaded the Women on YouTube panel from this year’s con!

Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like plants. To most of us these statements may sound, at best, insupportable or, at worst, crazy. But a new book, Brilliant Green: the Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence, by plant neurobiologist (yes, plant neurobiologist), Stefano Mancuso and journalist, Alessandra Viola, makes a compelling and fascinating case not only for plant sentience and smarts, but also plant rights.

For centuries Western philosophy and science largely viewed animals as unthinking automatons, simple slaves to instinct. But research in recent decades has shattered that view. We now know that not only are chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants thinking, feeling and personality-driven beings, but many others are as well. Octopuses can use tools, whales sing, bees can count, crows demonstrate complex reasoning, paper wasps can recognise faces and fish can differentiate types of music. All these examples have one thing in common: they are animals with brains. But plants don’t have a brain. How can they solve problems, act intelligently or respond to stimuli without a brain?

Beech Tree, on the North Downs near Dorking, Surrey, UK. Photograph: Derek Croucher

Sunday Summer In The City Schedule

12pm

Anti Bullying with Lindsay Atkin, Helen Anderson, Charlie McDonnell, Bethan Leadley, Alex Holmes & Beckie0
Baking/Cooking on YouTube with Tom Burns, Jamie Jo, Barry Lewis, Rapha Blueberry, Doug A & Sorted Food
Filmmaking Q&A with PJ Liguori, Chris Kendall, Mitchell Davis, Sophie Newton, Louis Grant and Jamie Swarbrick

1pm

How To Start Your Gaming Channel with Liam Dryden, Eman Kellam, Kwebbelkop, Josh Temple, TycerX, Yasmin Uddin & AmyLee33
BookTube with Sanne Vliegenthart, Bookish Thoughts, Candice O’Reilley & Christine Riccio
Mental Health with Leena Normington, Beckie0, Luke Cutforth, Catrific, Melanie Murphy & Thomas Ridgewell
Coming Out on YouTube with Alex Brinnand, Lewis Parker, Jimmy Hill, Doug A & Savannah Brown

2pm

YoungTubers with Lewis Parker, LookingForLewys, Hedy Clark, Emily Jade & Toby Randall
Online Safety with Chriss Foxx, Savannah Brown, Eman Kellam, Gary C, Melanie Murphey & Jana Damanhouri
Let’s Talk About Sex with BPAS, Laci Green, Hannah Witton, Bethan Leadley, Thomas Ridgewell & more!

3pm

Vines with Damian Collier, Huw Samuel, Daz Black & Aaron Crascall
Education on YouTube with Tom Scott, Michael Stevens, Jake Roper & Hannah Witton
Women on YouTube with Lex Croucher, Laci Green, Jana Damanhouri, Strawburry17, Dodie Clark, Cherry Wallis & Theodora Lee
The Best of YouTube’s Short Films with Bertie Gilbert, Sammy Paul & Tim H

4pm

Working Behind The Camera with Lucy Moon, Matt Amys, Ciaran, Emily Diana Ruth, Louis Grant & Jamie Swarbrick
Gaming Channels with Wot Fannar, Paris Gachette (FifaMonstah), NettyPlays, Kwebblekop, Oliver ‘Ov’ Ryan & George Benson
YouTubeHonestyHour! with Teoh Lander Boyce, Emma Blackery, Hazel Hayes, Daniel J Layton, Meghan Tonjes & JaackMaate

5pm

Inspired By Japan with Adam Spence, Kelsey Ellison, BeckiiCruel, Noodlerella & Abigailm28
Smaller YouTubers with Ali Jardine, Jon Aitkin, Ant Lightfoot, Francesca Georgioi (FranJustFran), Sam-E Lockock (pimbolammy) & Audience Participation!
Short Films on YouTube with Sammy Paul, Hazel Hayes, Tim H, Emily Diana Ruth, Benjamin Cook, Jack Howard, Dean Dobbs & PJ Liguori.