Mmmkay, time to use this Tumblr more and more wisely. I’m gonna actually try to start uploading things in hopes of getting better at stuff. This post puts this intention out for the whole internet world to see. Let’s do this!
I found out that if you give your tomato plant adequate water and fertilizer you run the risk of it never flowering because consistently comfortable conditions convince the plant that there is no environmental pressure to spread and reproduce.
You can literally be a helicopter tomato parent and grow a spoiled directionless manchild tomato plant.
When I first read this I was like, “Oh yeah, a message about giving your kids everything they need and them becoming moochers who don’t do anything” but actually…it’s great that that tomato doesn’t feel pressured to “spread and reproduce” based on others expectations. Go tomato plant!
"The reality is that so-called pro-life movement is not about saving babies. It’s about punishing women for having sex. That’s why they oppose birth control. That’s why they want to ban abortion even though doing so will simply drive women to have dangerous back alley abortions. That’s why they want to penalize women who take public assistance and then dare to have sex, leaving an exemption for those who become pregnant from rape. It’s not about babies. If it were about babies, they would be making access to birth control widespread and free and creating a comprehensive social safety net so that no woman finds herself with a pregnancy she can’t afford. They would be raising money for research on why half of all zygotes fail to implant and working to prevent miscarriages. It’s not about babies. It’s about controlling women. It’s about making sure they have consequences for having unapproved sex."
— “How I Lost Faith in the Pro-Life Movement” by Libby Anne. This is some seriously interesting reading. (via possibilitygirl)