laugter-stuffs asked: It's so late to be posting friend
Saturday mother fricker.
Technically Sunday now.
What am I gonna do, go to church?
I found it, i found the best line of fanfiction ever written.
nsfw = nice stuff for werewolves
Anonymous asked: Hey I really like your blog and I was wondering what your thoughts were on the term PoC. In my opinion, I think that it is an inherently flawed concept as it creates an unhealthy "us versus them" attitude. People should be identified by the race that they want to be known as, not some all-encompassing bubble. What are your thoughts?
Yeah, I dont like the term at all. Not only does it hypocritically try to make white people feel inferior for being “a minority” while hypocritically claiming to be the minority, but it also erases the identity of every person that’s called a poc.
A young girl from Korea. An old man from Jamaica. An Indian hijabi mother. A teenage guy from Norway.
Suddenly, they’re not all wonderfully diverse people anymore. They’re just seen as three “PoC” and a white man.
Then, the same people that use PoC want to get up in arms if anyone mistakes them for any other PoC. If you mistake a Chinese guy for Japanese, you’ll get an earful. If you mistake a black Dominican for Haitian, you’ll get an earfull. That PoC term is so backwards its almost funny.
Like I said, I dont like the term at all.
Not to mention, since black is technically the absence of colour and not one itself, the term “PoC” also discriminates against anyone black as well.
Any ironically enough, it can put anyone Caucasian or white, on an undue pedestal. White technically being all the colours at once. Going by the term “PoC” anyone white is every PoC EVER.
Its actually pretty funny when you put it that way.
As something to strongly identify with it indeed seems like a strange label due to how all-encompassing it is - how to have a close relationship with a label which could be used to describe more than 95% of the planet’s population (since some consider only the French, English and Germans to be “truely white”).
But I think as a shorthand, it does have some use. One could say “people of colour” to summarize, well, non-whites. There are some circumstances where that is useful in a sociological or economic context.
It becomes rather meaningless when talking about “PoC culture” and the like. If anything, there are “PoC cultures” - plural. It is a rather non-descript term.
It might be more useful specifically in the USA (where the term also originates afaik) due to the development towards cultural homogeneity over time.
Black being the absence of color or the total sum of it (and vice versa for white) depends solely on whether or not you are using a color-subtractive model (CMYK) or color-additive (RBG). I would not make that argument against the term, because there are many better ones.
I don’t think that particular argument was meant to be a serious one. Just sort of a way of making light of the whole thing.
Doesn’t matter, science nerd time.
Bacteria Removed From Water With Simple Pine Tree Filter Say MIT Researchers
How much water can be filtered per length of the cut? THATS what is important to know.
The article says a thin slice (probably close to 1/8”) could be used for a few days and then tossed depending on the tree species. So an inch could potentially filter several gallons. They’re still testing though, finding a minimum threshold. It looks like the particle size limit is about 50 microns which would catch 99% of bacteria but would miss the smaller viruses.
So there’s still risk…but it has potential as a primary filter before boiling. Possibly doing something similar to the double bucket method and using stripped pine instead of ceramic filters and boiling the results.
Add a coffee filter before the pine xylem. It doesn’t do anything for the particle size but it would certainly extend the lifespan by intercepting large particles.