These channels are failing the spirit of conservationism and education. They are failing inspiring awe in young people. Failing much needed inspiration in a very confused and conflicted world.
These shows are failing their core values, their main purpose, which is leadership in environmentalism and cultural education. Far worse, they are failing millions of young people - millions - who look up to them.
Please join me in asking Discovery, Animal Planet, and the History Channels to stop, apologize, and correct.
That’s an important read up there, folks. These “reality” shows are feeding an outdated and unscientific view of predator species. These are channels founded on principles of education and conservation (TLC, of course, left the building years ago). Are they willing to sacrifice that for what appears to be gratuitous bloodsport?
Like any media, you can vote with your eyeballs. And if you support any kind of rights for wild animals and natural spaces, you can not support these programs. If the account above is true, shame on these networks.
It speaks to part of a larger issue with nature films. The amazing footage we see in shows like Africa, Planet Earth, and Frozen Planet is rarely the result of serendipity. It involves years of careful research and preparation to maximize the chances of capturing nature’s majesty on camera, and what is captured is highly edited to create story, drama and emotion. These are uniquely human interests, and nature doesn’t include them in her original script.
That’s not to say we are being fleeced all the time. People like Sir David Attenborough take these concerns very seriously, and constantly strive to find the balance between entertainment and true nature in every varying instance. What we watch is real. But is it REAL?
I wonder how many people realize that, for instance, the famous polar bear birth scene from Frozen Planet was filmed in a zoo? Disney’s adorable Chimpanzee movie was not a documentary, but rather spliced together to create an emotional tale of adoption. Jason Goldman put together a great collection of opinions on the matter.
How far can we take allowances to deliver good edutainment before we are delivering bad science? The “reality” shows surely fail the test. But the others? What do you think?
wait people are legit outraged that wildlife documentaries aren’t raw unedited footage they filmed in like a week
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My thesis project, Dom & Sub, a.k.a. why I’ve been such a bad tumblr-er/bad friend/etc. My artist statement:
Dom & Sub is a body of illustrative work in digital media that attempts to humanize practitioners of BDSM and offer a representation of kinky sex that not only refutes negative stereotypes but informs the audience that sadomasochistic play is done best between happy, healthy, and consenting adults. I portrayed the couple in the work not only engaging in S&M play but also building a “scene” together and nurturing one another after the play has concluded; these are moments often left unconsidered or completely ignored in visual representations of S&M. I believe it’s important to see how kinky scenes are crafted with care, commitment to safety and enthusiastic consent in order to limit those times when sadomasochistic play is used to abuse or dehumanize other human beings. It is my hope that my audience will learn from the illustrations that sadomasochistic play is not always dark or scary, and that fellow ‘kinksters’ can enjoy tender representations of S&M that do not ridicule or pathologize them. I’ve designed the work to engage sadomasochistic imagery, material and theory with an ethical conscience.
you never see loving, caring bdsm, much less the aftercare bits
do you ever just cry because the last 3 seasons are canon
tortured, gut-wrenching, gross sobbing
OH MY GLOB
[Please take note that the commentary is just for fun. Bunch of sarcasm. Don’t take it too seriously. I am getting tired of these outfits, though.]
1. The classic Bikini Armor. If you’re lucky you might get an actual shoulder-pad! If the designers even bother…
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after looking at this picture: http://danielle-darling.tumblr.com/post/2949908166
this little drawing came of snakes smooch.. :I
reminder that bogleech has previously harassed me & other women i am friends with over every possible avenue of communication until blocked on all of them
Velociraptor and Rahonavis ”plushie” dolls by Kimberly Alisse Rhodes
Out of Camera by =djkb
those first two pictures make me so happy
“so fed up with ur shit, moon moon”
The Crimson Horror
Long time followers know that I enjoy Doctor Who, and I make a habit of reviewing all the new episodes as they come out. (So I’ve looked at: Journey to the Center of the Tardis, Hide, Cold War, The Rings of Akhaten, The Bells of St. John, Invasion of the Snowmen, The Doctor In General, Asylum of the Daleks, a general comparison of Davies vs Moffat era Who, and many many others)
Hello all! Let’s talk about the newest Who.
Crimson Horror is, I will, a pretty…decent episode for this season. It has some issues, but over all, I enjoyed watching it. It’s not my favorite, but it didn’t leave me with a blinding rage like some.
First of all: The plot was lovely. Good mystery, good cinematography. Very solid. There were several Classic Who references (“Brave heart!”) that were lovely.
The feminist reading of this episode is…mixed, sadly.
There are TONS of ladies in this episode. Clara, Vastra, Jenny, Ada, Gillyflower. The Doctor is actually in the minority here. And the ladies were awesome- full of agency and importance. The Doctor really felt rather…unneeded in this episode at times. Like, several times the Doctor has a plan, and the ladies just go “NOPE!” and totally take care of it without him. Chair through the control panel, beating the red slug thingy to death, it was cool.
Now, Vastra and Jenny are of particular importance here. They are married. Whether or not they are lesbians or if one or both is bi or pan isn’t known, but they are MARRIED. Anyone who’s been following my blog today knows how important that kind of LGBTQ+ representation is to me.
So while Vastra and Jenny are a strength in this episode, the episode also fails them. Unlike any of their previous apperances, there is no direct mention of them being in a relationship. They are not affectionate with each other at ALL.
And on top of that there is the problem of the kiss. The Doctor, having been saved by Jenny, grabs her, forces her off balance, and kisses her. When Jenny smacks him in the face, he says how NICE that felt.
Minutes later, Jenny strips off her outer layer of clothing to reveal her battle outfit and we get a visual “sonic boner” joke.
You see the problem here? Jenny, who is married to a woman (a lizard woman), has THAT relationship completely ignored this episode, is forcibly kissed by the Doctor, and then used as a “haha boner” joke.
I wasn’t amused.
However, these two little things were minor to the overall story which was teeming with several wonderful ladies, so I can forgive it a little.
What do yall think though?
i’m hard-pressed to believe any story can be so good that i can relegate sexual assault to a “minor little thing”