Ka-Pow: Watch These Fish Cannons Shoot Salmon Safely Over Dams

Salmon have serious swimming skills—some travel thousands of miles to return to their original homes to breed. But even though they can jump as high as 12 feet in the air, they can’t manage to get over massive concrete dams that we have built to block their journeys back to their homes. Now one new idea could give them a boost. The plan involves whisking the fish through a long vacuum tube at speeds up to 22 miles per hour and then shooting them out the other end like a cannon.

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And it’s not like I haven’t noticed white queer people only want me to talk about adoption if they think I’ll validate the absurd idea that white queer people who want to adopt are some how less entrenched in white supremacy than straight white adoptive parents.



Why were things allowed to escalate to the point where Ms. Upham felt she had to hide from police? Why was nothing done when she arrived at the ER beaten bloody?

The better question: fellow (white) feminists, those of you applauding J Law for her response to the nude links, where are you? Where were you when a woman was so poorly treated by police that she felt she had to hide? Where were you when the police refused to help her family search, even after 24 to 48 hours had passed? Where were you when a woman, who had bipolar and didn’t have any meds, could not be found?

I wish I had heard of this sooner. I wish there was something I could have done. But what I can do now is stand with Ms. Upham’s family, her friends, and all Indigenous women. I can educate myself on the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW), and call for action.

I challenge y’all, too, to stand with - not for, but with - Indigenous women as they demand change, demand action. Do not think that they cannot act, but rather support them as they do act. Support them by letting them guide the calls to action, in ways that respect their dignity and their heritage. Support them by sharing their words, rather than saying your own. Support them by challenging other (white) feminists to stand with them as well.

This is the result of the intersection of ableism, sexism and racism. Feminism can not just be about addressing sexism. If we do not address all of the oppression that is part of the kyriarchy in which we live, then we only improve the lives for some women, not all of them. 

If that’s what your feminism is about, I want no part in it.