Also, Lily Potter would have never wanted an abortion, because she was a financially well-off white woman starting a family in a happy marriage with a secure place at the top of wizarding society.
The question you should be asking is what if Merope Gaunt, an impoverished and uneducated single woman who escaped from a severely abusive family only to become pregnant with the unwanted child of a man who wanted nothing to do with her, had had access to an abortion and not had immense social pressure brainwashing her into carrying to term?
THIS IS A NATURALLY OCCURRING METAL WHAT
metal as fuck
This is a pure bismuth crystal. The heaviest element that is not radioactive (ok technically it is but it’s half life is like 9 orders of magnitude older than the universe so it really doesn’t count.) Probably my favourite crystal structure, even if you forget the colour. Surprisingly, bismuth is also super-not-toxic. You can actually eat the stuff and it’s often in indigestion remedies. Fascinating element, all round.
I love that it looks like a heart
Thank you science division of tumblr
Gold Bracelets with Antelope Heads
4th Century BC
Penannular bracelets with animal-head terminals first developed in Achaemenid art and became popular in Greece during the 5th century. The hoops are more ovoid than circular, complementing the shape of the wrist; some are of solid gold, others, like this pair, are folded and twisted hollow tubes. Lion heads are the most common motifs in these bracelets, but antelope heads and, during the Hellenistic period, hound and lynx heads appear as well. Although such bracelets were also worn by men, this intricate pair likely belonged to a woman; the two bracelets were reportedly found along with distinctively feminine jewelry, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Source: The Walters Art Museum
"Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They’re all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you’re born, you’re on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t want to know about you. They don’t want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you’re preborn, you’re fine; if you’re preschool, you’re fucked." ~ George Carlin
In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.
"Ask a Slave" is a new webseries that was inspired by real questions actress Azie Dugney heard while working as a living character on the historic George Washington’s Mount Vernon Site. The production is great and Azie has amazing comedic timing, but the real genius of this series is that slavery is not the butt of the joke here. The humor comes from the clueless tourists that clearly know nothing about slavery or our nation’s history. I’m really excited to watch this series develop, it’s truly hysterical in that head shaking “oh white people” sorta way.