"What’s so interesting about the cicada sounds is, when you just hear it for the first time you just hear white noise—you just hear ssshhhhhhh. Just noise. But when you know what’s going on, you can hear the different parts of the orchestra."
— David Rothenberg teaches you to hear all the parts of the cicada sex orchestra in our brand-new short. (via wnycradiolab)
"In the 101 top-grossing family films…from 1990 to 2004, of the over 4,000 characters in these films, 75% overall were male, 83% of characters in crowds were male, 83% of narrators were male, and 72% of speaking were male. When the American Psychological Association commented on this research, they said, ‘This gross under-representation of women or girls in films with family-friendly content reflects a missed opportunity to present a broad spectrum of girls and women in roles that are non-sexualised.’"
Natasha Walter, Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, pages 69-70, 2010. (via bitemebeautiful)
Bringing this back as people have started reblogging this again and EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THIS.