Saturday, August 30, 2014
Nyami nyami!

Nyami nyami!

littlefemmethings:

pappito:

In Samoan culture there is an emphasis on the group and family than on the individual. Therefore, whatever is best for the group is best for the individual. So raising a boy to be a woman is not taboo because they have been given a role in society as a third gender.
Fa’afafine are the gender liminal, or third-gendered people of Samoa. A recognized and integral part of traditional Samoan culture, fa’afafine, born biologically male, embody both male and female gender traits. Their gendered behavior typically ranges from extravagantly feminine to mundanely masculine.
The word fa’afafine includes the causative prefix “fa’a”, meaning “in the manner of”, and the word fafine, meaning “woman”. It is cognate with linguistically related words in other Polynesian languages, such as the Tongan fakafefine (also fakaleiti), the Maori whakawahine, the Cook Islands Maori akava’ine and Hawaiianmahu. The Samoan slangword mala (or “devastation”, by way of the Samoan Bible) is in less frequent use for fa’afafine.
Fa’afafine are known for their hard work and dedication to the family, in the Samoan tradition of tautua. Ideas of the family in Samoa and Polynesia are markedly different from Western constructions of family, and include all the members of a sa, or a communal family within the fa’amatai family systems

This post is so white, transmisogynist, gender essentialist, cissesixt, and- despite it “trying” to the contrary- othering. Nope. Nope, nope, nope. Stop speaking for people who can speak for themselves. “Born biologically male” “raising a boy to be a woman" "third genderED."

WTF???????

littlefemmethings:

pappito:

In Samoan culture there is an emphasis on the group and family than on the individual. Therefore, whatever is best for the group is best for the individual. So raising a boy to be a woman is not taboo because they have been given a role in society as a third gender.

Fa’afafine are the gender liminal, or third-gendered people of Samoa. A recognized and integral part of traditional Samoan culture, fa’afafine, born biologically male, embody both male and female gender traits. Their gendered behavior typically ranges from extravagantly feminine to mundanely masculine.

The word fa’afafine includes the causative prefix “fa’a”, meaning “in the manner of”, and the word fafine, meaning “woman”. It is cognate with linguistically related words in other Polynesian languages, such as the Tongan fakafefine (also fakaleiti), the Maori whakawahine, the Cook Islands Maori akava’ine and Hawaiianmahu. The Samoan slangword mala (or “devastation”, by way of the Samoan Bible) is in less frequent use for fa’afafine.

Fa’afafine are known for their hard work and dedication to the family, in the Samoan tradition of tautua. Ideas of the family in Samoa and Polynesia are markedly different from Western constructions of family, and include all the members of a sa, or a communal family within the fa’amatai family systems

This post is so white, transmisogynist, gender essentialist, cissesixt, and- despite it “trying” to the contrary- othering. Nope. Nope, nope, nope. Stop speaking for people who can speak for themselves. “Born biologically male” “raising a boy to be a woman" "third genderED."

WTF???????

Friday, August 29, 2014
Mercedes-Benz Offroad
12 countries and 18,000 kilometres in 54 days – that’s the pre-tour objective of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Driving Event.
In September 2014, the first stage of a round-the-world trip by Mercedes-Benz Driving Events takes drivers from Germany and through Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Laos all the way to Vietnam.

Mercedes-Benz Offroad

12 countries and 18,000 kilometres in 54 days – that’s the pre-tour objective of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Driving Event.

In September 2014, the first stage of a round-the-world trip by Mercedes-Benz Driving Events takes drivers from Germany and through Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Laos all the way to Vietnam.

(Source: alomacho)

hopelesshomebrew:

My Howa 1500 in 7mill08.

hopelesshomebrew:

My Howa 1500 in 7mill08.

humansofwesternaustralia:

Seen - Hay St. Mall, Perth. 

humansofwesternaustralia:

Seen - Hay St. Mall, Perth. 

tallianmiklos:

Igazán megcsinálhatná valaki a higanyosvödör-cselendzset.

na azt mondjuk nézném

becausebirds:

This GIF shows how the toucan releases heat using its beak to cool itself off.
The toucan beak isn’t just beautiful, it’s also an adjustable thermal radiator that the bird uses to warm and cool itself. When the bird is hot, the blood vessels in their beak open up to allow more circulation to enable heat to escape. Birds can’t sweat so evolution has come up with some life hacks to get the job done. [video]

becausebirds:

This GIF shows how the toucan releases heat using its beak to cool itself off.

The toucan beak isn’t just beautiful, it’s also an adjustable thermal radiator that the bird uses to warm and cool itself. When the bird is hot, the blood vessels in their beak open up to allow more circulation to enable heat to escape. Birds can’t sweat so evolution has come up with some life hacks to get the job done. [video]