"Biologists call a small male fish who darts in to fertilize eggs a “sneaker,”, a medium male who resembles a female a “female mimic,”, and a large aggressive territorial male a “parental,” to place a positive spin of his egg guarding. Both the sneaker and the female mimic are “sexual parasites” of the parental male’s “investment” in nest construction and territorial defense. The sneaker and the female mimic are said to express a gene for “cuckoldry,” as though the parental male were married to a female in his territory and victimized by her unfaithfulness. In fact, a territorial male and the female who is temporarily in his territory are not pair-bonded. Scientists sneak gender stereotypes into the primary literature and corrupt its objectivity. Are these descriptions only harmless words? No. The words affect the view of nature that emerges from biology."
Joan Roughgarden (2004) Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, University of California Press, Berkley
IMPORTANT FERGUSON UPDATE - WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE YOUTUBE TAKES IT DOWN
CNN REPORTER Fredricka Whitfield interviews the Store Owner’s Lawyer (from the store that was “”“”“”“robbed”“”“”“”“”“”” by “”“”“”“”“”mike brown”“”“”“”“”“)
As the lawyer begins to explain what really happened, cnn “”“”“loses the feed”“”“”“
The store’s lawyer has stated on record the store owner/operator didn’t call the police to report Brown. A customer called the police, not the store. The store did not file a report, the store did not press charges. Again, the store did not ask the police to help in any way - the security footage released by the police was obtained after Brown was murdered.
The store’s lawyer has emphasized that whatever the police think they’re seeing in this video, whatever this security footage proves, has nothing to do with Brown being gunned down shortly afterwards.
The local police have also confirmed this.
The police chief - against the Department of Justice’s recommendation - released this footage ahead of a press release stating that the officer had no idea Brown may have stolen anything when he stopped Brown in the street. Brown was stopped for walking in the street, that’s all.
It’s important that you keep this at the top of any discussion about why Brown was shot. The police officer that shot Brown did not shoot him on suspicion of robbery, because he was not aware of the report. The police may change their story once this goes to court, but we have a public admission by the chief of police that the officer stopped Brown only for walking in the street, not for robbery.
This security footage is a smear against Michael Brown, to justify his murder. You should not believe that Brown was suspected, and shot, for robbery, because the police themselves have admitted he was not. Do not, for one single second, believe Michael Brown deserved to die for an alleged - not proven - robbery his murderer knew nothing about.
Do not encourage the lies surrounding this “robbery” footage. The media machine covering this tragedy has bent over backwards to speculate and concieve all sorts of excuses for why Michael Brown was -deserved to be - murdered. Is it easier to believe a black teenager deserved to die, than it is to possibly imagine that a black teenager deserved to live?
We’re not people really. Our concerns are not America’s concerns. We are just here for entertainment. We’re a convenient treasure trove of limitless creativity to be pillaged, watered down, and re-purposed for White audiences and the people getting rich from bastardized stereotypes and simplified caricatures of everything we bring to the table have nothing to say when shit gets really real.
Police escalate the violence. Unrest in Ferguson, Part 2