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mediamattersforamerica:

FLASHBACK: When Conservative Media Didn’t Care That Bush’s Bird Flu Czar Had No Medical Experience
You gotta love conservatives’ no-so-subtle selective outrage.
President Obama recently appointed Ron Klain as the new Ebola coordinator, who some have labeled a “czar.” Predictably, right-wing media are outraged that this new administration position is not being filled by a medical professional.
Rewind back to 2004: Bush’s bird flu czar, Stewart Simonson, had no medical experience or expertise, and HHS officials admitted “Simonson has no undergraduate or advanced degree in public health.” 

When muted questions were raised about the selection, Health and Human Services secretary Thompson defended Simonson, much as the way the White House defends Klain, by stressing the czar’s experience within government, his preparedness, and his ability to get things done. During his tenure, there was no indication that Simonson’s lack of medical training hindered his ability to serve as Bush’s bird flu czar.

And how many Fox News segments took issue with this appointment? Zero. 

mediamattersforamerica:

FLASHBACK: When Conservative Media Didn’t Care That Bush’s Bird Flu Czar Had No Medical Experience

You gotta love conservatives’ no-so-subtle selective outrage.

President Obama recently appointed Ron Klain as the new Ebola coordinator, who some have labeled a “czar.” Predictably, right-wing media are outraged that this new administration position is not being filled by a medical professional.

Rewind back to 2004: Bush’s bird flu czar, Stewart Simonson, had no medical experience or expertise, and HHS officials admittedSimonson has no undergraduate or advanced degree in public health.” 

When muted questions were raised about the selection, Health and Human Services secretary Thompson defended Simonson, much as the way the White House defends Klain, by stressing the czar’s experience within government, his preparedness, and his ability to get things done. During his tenure, there was no indication that Simonson’s lack of medical training hindered his ability to serve as Bush’s bird flu czar.

And how many Fox News segments took issue with this appointment? Zero. 

misandry-mermaid

The ‘victim’ approach to the study of white women in the slave formation, therefore, has severe limitations… while white males were the predominant owners of slaves in the plantation sector, the same cannot be said for the urban sector. White women were generally the owners of small properties, rather than large estates, but their small properties were more proportionately stocked with slaves than the large, male owned properties.

In 1815, white women owned about 24 percent of the slaves in St Lucia; 12 per cent of the slaves on properties of more than 50 slaves, and 48 per cent of the properties with less than 10 slaves. In Barbados in 1817, less than five of the holdings of 50 slaves or more were owned by white women, but they owned 40 percent of the properties with less than 10 slaves…

White women also owned more female slaves than male slaves. The extensive female ownership of slaves in the towns was matched by the unusually high proportion of females in the slave population; female slave owners owned more female slaves than male slave owners….

From these data the image that emerges of the white female slaveowner is that she was generally urban, in possession of less than ten slaves, the majority of whom were female. That female slaveowners generally owned female slaves, indicates the nature of enterprises, and hence labour regimes, managed and owned by white women. It is reasonable, then, to argue that any conceptualization of urban slavery, especially with reference to the experiences of enslaved black women, should proceed with an explicit articulation of white women are principal slaveowners.

excerpt from Centering Woman: Gender Discourses in Caribbean Slave Society by Hilary McD Beckles  (via daniellemertina)

White feminists tend to conveniently forget this and pretend that they don’t benefit from white supremacy like white men (via thisisnotjapan)

this is some boston harbor level spilt tea

(via mimicryisnotmastery)

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animetrashdemon:

passivefan:

passivefan:

jenniferrpovey:

ultrafacts:

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50 species of lizard and one species of snake reproduce through parthenogenesis (that’s the fancy word for producing offspring as a female without having sex).
Except.
Whiptails are stimulation ovulators. That is to say, they can’t ovulate without having sex.
So not only do they are give birth through immaculate conception, they’re ALL LESBIANS.
There are two kinds of parthenogenesis seen in reptiles. That used by whiptails and the other all female species is true cloning - the egg contains the female’s full genetic material).
Other species including komodo dragons use another form of parthenogenesis where they actually fertilize themselves, with a haploid polar body used instead of a sperm. Because of the way reptile sex chromosomes work, this form of parthenogenesis can produce males as well as females - however, the females produced have weird sex chromosomes and can only lay other females. It’s used as a backup reproductive strategy if they can’t find a mate. This works because in reptiles, unlike mammals, its the males that have two sex chromosomes the same (ZZ) and the females different (ZW). Females produced by parthenogenesis are WW - and that’s what happened to the whiptails. They lost the Z chromosome and now are all WWs.
IOW?
Reptiles are fascinating.

YOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOO
So that means that bit I talked about on skype about lesbian dragons being able to reproduce in LotS has a basis!

#THERE AR E LESBIAN LIZARDS HOW CAN PEOPLE STILL SAY HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT NATURAL

OMFG!

animetrashdemon:

passivefan:

passivefan:

jenniferrpovey:

ultrafacts:

Source Want more facts?, follow the Ultrafacts Blog

50 species of lizard and one species of snake reproduce through parthenogenesis (that’s the fancy word for producing offspring as a female without having sex).

Except.

Whiptails are stimulation ovulators. That is to say, they can’t ovulate without having sex.

So not only do they are give birth through immaculate conception, they’re ALL LESBIANS.

There are two kinds of parthenogenesis seen in reptiles. That used by whiptails and the other all female species is true cloning - the egg contains the female’s full genetic material).

Other species including komodo dragons use another form of parthenogenesis where they actually fertilize themselves, with a haploid polar body used instead of a sperm. Because of the way reptile sex chromosomes work, this form of parthenogenesis can produce males as well as females - however, the females produced have weird sex chromosomes and can only lay other females. It’s used as a backup reproductive strategy if they can’t find a mate. This works because in reptiles, unlike mammals, its the males that have two sex chromosomes the same (ZZ) and the females different (ZW). Females produced by parthenogenesis are WW - and that’s what happened to the whiptails. They lost the Z chromosome and now are all WWs.

IOW?

Reptiles are fascinating.

YOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOO

So that means that bit I talked about on skype about lesbian dragons being able to reproduce in LotS has a basis!

OMFG!