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Arturo is a 29-year-old male polar bear currently living in Argentina’s Mendoza Zoo. He is suffering in 40C (104F) heat in an enclosure that has just 20 inches of water for him to swim in and has as a consequence been displaying worrying behavior.

Please sign this petition or at least spread the word in order to have Arturo transferred to a zoo in Canada which has better facilities for an animal that is used to polar conditions.

Please guys, if you could sign this it would mean a lot. I’ve been following this case for months and it’s infuriating how little this zoo and our goverment care about this poor guy. Let’s give him a happy ending.




Ugh, say what you want about men, but at least we don’t spend half of our time complaining about the opposite sex. There is a trending attitude among the women of Tumblr, and that is ‘impossible to please’.


this just in

man complains about women complaining

doesn’t get irony

next at 11, women everywhere laugh at text post

The Reason Women Of Non-African Descent Will NEVER Truly Be A Part Of #TeamNatural

It always goes much deeper…

When you got a perm growing up, what was the reason you were told (IF you were told) that you were getting it? Was the reasoning behind it ever positive? We can all hazard a guess that it was not. It was, “Your hairs too nappy.” “Your hair is unmanageable.” “Your hair is this, your hair is that.” 

Who told your parents, grandparents, etc that our hair was supposed to be a certain way? That nappy was bad, undesirable, less than? That in order for hair to be manageable it must be straight? To borrow the words of Brother Malcolm, “Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair? “

The motivation behind straightening our natural hair, hating our natural hair came from a nearly unattainable (and destructive) standard of beauty that was not set by those of African descent. It told people of African descent that we were less than because our hair, our skin, our noses, lips and bodies were not a certain way. Wanna hazard a guess, which way?

THIS IS WHY I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH PEOPLE OF NON-AFRICAN DESCENT APPROPRIATING #TeamNatural. Sure, you have curly hair and someone gave you a hard time about it. But was that hard time rooted in hatred of everything you were? Did it start with your ancestors who were kidnapped, brutalized and enslaved?

It’s imperative that we remember WHY so many of us permed our hair in the first place. To get it straight, sure that is correct but it went so much deeper than that. WHY were we trying to get it straight? Because for so very long we were told that the hair that grew out of our scalps was less than. It wasn’t straight long and silky like the hair of white women. Rejecting that notion and refusing to let anyone tell us that our natural selves was anything less than beautiful is the ultimate motivation behind #TeamNatural. Forgive me for asking but how can anyone other than those of African descent be a part of that?



If you’re having a bad day here are a few baby animal pictures which surely should cheer you up!  :D

That octopus. 

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Adorbz!

This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.


In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.

She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”

American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

(via siftingflour)


Who am I? Emma Petersen. Romantica & Erotic Romance Author. Descendant of Slaves & First Nations. Afro-Hispanic. Catholic. Zombiphobe.(Mostly former) Spanish speaker. Pansexual. Masochist. Jaded. Hopeful. Dreamer. Teacher. Student. Protector. Adventurer.