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rhamphotheca:

Insect ID - MI, USA:
The cat stirred this up on the porch tonight, buzzing loudly and flying erratically. Southeastern Michigan (metro Detroit). What is it?
Paxon:
It’s hard to tell exactly which species this is, with blurry night time photo, but… this looks like Linne’s cicada (Tibicen linnei). Have a look at these links, and see if you agree with me:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/32143
http://www.cicadamania.com/genera/species.php?q=T.+linnei
http://www.americaninsects.net/h/tibicen-linnei.html
http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/fauna/Michigan_Cicadas/Michigan/Index.html


Nighttime pics are hard to distinguish, but Tibicen linnei always seems much more green than brown to me. Just going off of thoracic and head pattern, I think it might be Tibicen lyricen? Not that I intimately know the MI cicadas, but the Indiana ones are pretty close. :P
If the submitter remembers the sound, T. linnei and T. lyricen have pretty distinct chirps, so I highly recommend the last link!

rhamphotheca:

Insect ID - MI, USA:

The cat stirred this up on the porch tonight, buzzing loudly and flying erratically. Southeastern Michigan (metro Detroit). What is it?

Paxon:

It’s hard to tell exactly which species this is, with blurry night time photo, but… this looks like Linne’s cicada (Tibicen linnei). Have a look at these links, and see if you agree with me:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/32143

http://www.cicadamania.com/genera/species.php?q=T.+linnei

http://www.americaninsects.net/h/tibicen-linnei.html

http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/fauna/Michigan_Cicadas/Michigan/Index.html

Nighttime pics are hard to distinguish, but Tibicen linnei always seems much more green than brown to me. Just going off of thoracic and head pattern, I think it might be Tibicen lyricen? Not that I intimately know the MI cicadas, but the Indiana ones are pretty close. :P

If the submitter remembers the sound, T. linnei and T. lyricen have pretty distinct chirps, so I highly recommend the last link!

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misandry-mermaid:

Cis white guy here admitting im not right about everything.
As someone who was raised by a feminist mother and as I have become more educated in recent years have become totally accepting of the tenets of feminism and the dangers of rape culture, it originally didn’t sit well with me when i saw you discussing how men couldn’t be feminists only feminist-allies.

I think in my head it made me feel like it invalidated my beliefs. 

I realise now  that, that this is bullshit. It’s just my ego. Being an ally doesn’t make my beliefs any less strong. It just means its not all about me. It just means that as someone who hasn’t and never will have the experiences of those with less privilege than myself, that I have to shut up, listen and most importantly learn. Then with this information do all I can to help. 

So thank you very much for your blog and the information you help share. 

[submitted by ]

Yes to all of this!

Being a feminist ally doesn’t mean you can’t be a fierce believer in feminism or helpful to the movement.  It is really a way of establishing that you believe in feminist ideals while acknowledging your privilege over us.  Men who call themselves “feminist ally” are 100000 times for trustworthy to me than men who still demand to be called “feminist” after being told that some women feel uncomfortable with men adopting the title.  So glad to hear that you understand.  Take care!

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awfulmodifications:

(SOURCE)
Submitter’s Comment: These are on my cousin and his attachment. They’ve been together for one year, decided this was what they wanted to do for their anniversary. Cute idea. Badly executed.
What’s Awful: Got it done by a friend in a basement. No professional anything. Lines are shaky, etc. 

huh
thought the cowboy was givin me the finger and the “angel” was a “pnget” when i didnt enlarge
well, whatever, i’m sure it’ll make a good cover-up portfolio piece someday…

also that doesn’t look like a torso but okay

awfulmodifications:

(SOURCE)

Submitter’s Comment: These are on my cousin and his attachment. They’ve been together for one year, decided this was what they wanted to do for their anniversary. Cute idea. Badly executed.

What’s Awful: Got it done by a friend in a basement. No professional anything. Lines are shaky, etc. 

huh

thought the cowboy was givin me the finger and the “angel” was a “pnget” when i didnt enlarge

well, whatever, i’m sure it’ll make a good cover-up portfolio piece someday…

also that doesn’t look like a torso but okay