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Facts, Family, and Life: Erin Biba Following @erinbiba National Geographic called me and asked me to write the feminist facts about how The Lion King gets lion pride dynamics all wrong. I happily complied. Lions are matrilineal!! In real life, Simba's mom would be running the pride A lion expert breaks down lion family dynamics. nationalgeographic.com 10:31 AM - 8 Jul 2019 Erin Biba@erinbiba 8h When I contacted Craig Packer, one of the world's leading lion researchers, to talk about this story he was IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE. He Skyped me almost instantly from a camp in Kenya and said he's been waiting for someone to ask him this question since the original film came out. t 186 1.5K Erin Biba@erinbiba 8h Anyway, if The Lion King were real, Nala would be the star, Sarabi would be holding her up saying everything the light touches is our kingdom, Simba would have left and never come back, and when Nala got old enough Sarabi would have carved out a territory for her to rule. elodieunderglass: profeminist: profeminist: “National Geographic called me and asked me to write the feminist facts about how The Lion King gets lion pride dynamics all wrong. I happily complied. Lions are matrilineal!!  When I contacted Craig Packer, one of the world’s leading lion researchers, to talk  about this story he was IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE. He Skyped me almost instantly from a camp in Kenya and said he’s been waiting for someone to ask him this question since the original film came out. Anyway, if The Lion King were real, Nala would be the star, Sarabi would be holding her up saying everything the light touches is our kingdom, Simba would have left and never come back, and when Nala got old enough Sarabi would have carved out a territory for her to rule.” - Erin Biba‏  In real life, Simba’s mom would be running the pride UPDATE: “Reasons men gave for lecturing me on lion pride social structure and telling me one of the world’s leading lion researchers is wrong (I am not kidding these are real): -Watched The Lion King DVD extras -Read a textbook 25 years ago -Has been to the zoo -Everyone just knows If you ever wondered what it’s like to be a woman that communicates science, this is what it’s like. Any expertise you or your sources may have gained over decades of hard work are null and void because someone watched a DVD extra 25 years ago.” -  Erin Biba  Hey that last one is a Mood

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Amazon, America, and Game of Thrones: Aaron McGruder & Will Packer To Create Series Where Black People Get Reparations @balleralert Aaron McGruder & Will Packer To Create Series Where Black People Get Reparations - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Upon the news that Game of Thrones creators were considering a television series where slavery never ended, Filmmaker WillPacker and Boondocks’ AaronMcGruder have announced “Black America.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ GameOfThrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, announced a new show titled, “Confederate,” in which, according to Deadline, they will discuss an alternate in history where seceded southern states still practice slavery. Now, it’s been announced that another alternative history show is coming to life, one where newly freed slaves received the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as reparations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Film producer Will Packer, best known for the Ride Along, Think Like A Man franchises, as well as GirlsTrip, and Boondocks and BlackJesus creator Aaron McGruder created the drama “Black America,” about the sovereign states, New Colonia, and their sometimes tumultuous relationship with the United States. The show will be serviced through Amazon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It was something that was personally intriguing for me as a black American,” Packer told Deadline. “You would be hard pressed to find many black Americans who have not thought about the concept of reparation, what would happen if reparations were actually given. As a content creator, the fact that that is something that has been discussed thoroughly throughout various demographics of people in this country but yet never been explored to my knowledge in any real way in long-form content, I thought it was a tremendous opportunity to delve into the story, to do it right.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will you be tuning in to “Black America” when it gets an air date?

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America, Bailey Jay, and Destiny: Television By Liz Shannon Miller Amazon's 'Black America' Challenges 'Confederate' With A Different Spin on Alt Post-Civil War History The series being developed by Will Packer and Aaron McGruder has a very different take on an alternate universe America. 1 hour ago Deadline describes the series as follows: ['Black America'] envisions an alternate history where newly freed African Americans have secured the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama post- Reconstruction as reparations for slavery, and with that land, the freedom to shape their own destiny. The sovereign nation they formed, New Colonia, has had a tumultuous and sometimes violent relationship with its looming "Big Neighbor," both ally and foe, the United States. The past 150 years have been witness to military incursions, assassinations, regime change, coups, etc. Today, after two decades of peace with the U.S. and unprecedented growth, an ascendant New Colonia joins the ranks of major industrialized nations on the world stage as America slides into rapid decline. Inexorably tied together, the fate of two nations, indivisible, hangs in the balance. <p><a href="http://markhamillz.tumblr.com/post/163685065551" class="tumblr_blog">markhamillz</a>:</p> <blockquote><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="200" data-orig-height="190" data-tumblr-attribution="frustratedteacher-blog:sD03PePbGBiECp1eBSF7xA:ZiQv2tdhaywn" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c069ae8a8e0d08c4dcc930e52d741dfc/tumblr_mhx7qwDb3N1s5w9a4o2_r1_250.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3fc5dd9014b7b9f8b21ba75ea177b6d8/tumblr_inline_ou0sw6bHaG1rqjiip_540.gif" data-orig-width="200" data-orig-height="190" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c069ae8a8e0d08c4dcc930e52d741dfc/tumblr_mhx7qwDb3N1s5w9a4o2_r1_250.gif"/></figure></blockquote> <p>I like how they called Confederate slavery fanfiction when this is quite literally the definition of slavery fanfiction.</p>

markhamillz: I like how they called Confederate slavery fanfiction when this is quite literally the definition of slavery fanfiction.

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