bringing this back around just in case you’ve had a bad day
my favorite thing about this post being popular is that people like you are using it to cheer other people up, that is rad, thank you for being rad
Moving Back Home Together:
Rarest Native Animals Find Haven on Tribal Lands
by Nate Schweber
FORT BELKNAP AGENCY, Mont. — In the employee directory of the Fort Belknap Reservation, Bronc Speak Thunder’s title is buffalo wrangler.
In 2012, Mr. Speak Thunder drove a livestock trailer in a convoy from Yellowstone National Park that returned genetically pure bison to tribal land in northeastern Montana for the first time in 140 years. Mr. Speak Thunder, 32, is one of a growing number of younger Native Americans who are helping to restore native animals to tribal lands across the Northern Great Plains, in the Dakotas, Montana and parts of Nebraska.
They include people like Robert Goodman, an Oglala Lakota Sioux, who moved away from his reservation in the early 2000s and earned a degree in wildlife management. When he graduated in 2005, he could not find work in that field, so he took a job in construction in Rapid City, S.D…
(read more: NY Times)
photographs by Jonathan Proctor/Defenders of Wildlife
Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.
"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men."Laurie Penny, “This isn’t ‘feminism.’ It’s Islamophobia.” (via octoberchan)
I’m still torn on whether this is the greatest thing I’ve ever done or the stupidest.
If the questions are to do with technical writing-y stuff I can help you get a handle on ‘em if you’d like
my instructions are “treat this as a formal report” and the report in question has very little text and a few tables with no labeled axes and i don’t know what i’m supposed to do with them basically