Male bowerbirds spend a lot more time on their Valentines than most of us do. Over the course of many weeks, they construct elaborate bowers to impress females, in hopes of finding a mate.
Image credit: Top: Barry Hatton, Bottom: Tim Laman
Aw, you’re doing a good job, little guy.
This is very important. It highlights the respectability politics that fueled a lot of the Civil Rights movement. It’s never to discredit Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King, but it is so important to understand that there were other people involved in this whole thing and also to understand why their names are rarely mentioned. There is a reason why the young, handsome, college-educated, MLK was recruited to play the position of the leader just as there was a reason why Rosa Park’s was made the face of the bus boycotts.
And she didn’t get recognition for her plight until RECENTLY
This is why respectability politics are garbage