Wasn't That A Funny Day?

gingerkinomiya:

baconeatsyou:

frecklesandmisterblueeyes:

My house is strange. There’s me, i’m bisexual, and I live with my gay brother and my asexual fiance.
My brother and I have the same taste in boys, but i’m really the only one who likes girls, and my fiance is generally just really excited about dragons.

Dude I want this sitcom

is generally just really excited about dragons


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In a study of children aged 2-5, parents interrupted their daughters more than their sons, and fathers were more likely to talk simultaneously with their children than mothers were. Jennifer Coates says: “It seems that fathers try to control conversation more than mothers… and both parents try to control conversation more with daughters than with sons. The implicit message to girls is that they are more interruptible and that their right to speak is less than that of boys.”

Girls and boys’ differing understanding of when to talk, when to be quiet, what is polite and so on, has a visible impact on the dynamics of the classroom. Just as men dominate the floor in business meetings, academic conferences and so on, so little boys dominate in the classroom - and little girls let them.

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Working with children for over a decade, this is something I’ve noticed, actually. And for the majority, the little girls in my class and my co-worker’s classes all sit quietly and listen MUCH better than the boys do. Most boys don’t care to be quiet and sit still. And I don’t think this is an attribute of boys being “rowdier” or more “hyper” - believe me, the girls are JUST as off the wall as the boys if you aren’t telling them not to. It must be a learned behavior, and it must be enforced more with the girls so they know they can’t get away with it. You have no idea how many times in my career I’ve heard “boys will be boys,” and smiling parents as they tell me with a laugh, sorry, their son is “wild” and a “handful” as they introduce him to the class.

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And that’s how you do sexism.  That’s how it’s so effectively trained into every single citizen and indoctrinated as normal and right.

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ccushty:

punkgender:

one of the worst things about becoming educated on social issues is when people are like ‘you used to have a sense of humor’

no i used to have internalized prejudices which i’ve worked really hard to overcome and i realize now that your jokes are shitty

Always reblog this because becoming more socially aware makes you dislike a lot of people

ethiopienne:

dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Stand up, speak out. 

This is real life. (x)


Educating a Friend 


theswollengoat said:
I was raised in an extremely white neighborhood in suburban Denver, my childhood, influenced by my extremely conservative, white, christian parents, wasn't exactly rife with perspective. I've been following you for about 3 years now, and you have opened my eyes to so many injustices, expanded my scientific knowledge, and given me that perspective I needed to get. Thank you for being genuine and un-apologetic.

isleswoman:

afro-dominicano:

That’s awesome to hear dude, cool to know ppl are growing off this.

People talking how social media is nonsense, look above. 



"I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged."  - : I am not Mike Brown. (via asgardian-feminist)


blacknoonajade:

Amnesty International FED UP after being turned away at the Ferguson protest. (or before either way)

blacknoonajade:

Amnesty International FED UP after being turned away at the Ferguson protest. (or before either way)


defitnitelymaybe:

onlythesassiest:

madman-in-a-blue-box-at-221b:

fandomcollector:

hello-hannie:

Omg I’m dying this is so cute! This little girl recreates celebrity outfits with construction paper and tape! 

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http://www.fashionbymayhem.com/

That little girl is going places

this little girl has more of a fashion sense than I do

she is going so far.

I feel so useless. I can’t even sew back a button




"Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue."  - Armed police: Trigger happy | The Economist (via kenyatta)


thehpalliance:

"I don’t want to be afraid of the police."

"Mike Brown is essentially being put on trial for his own murder. […]

And I’m pretty sure someone’s going to accuse me of ‘playing the race card’ because it happens every time I talk about race, oppression or privilege on the internet and in real life as if this is a fun game of Uno or something. Look, protests and signing petitions and marches and crying are not fun. This is not a fun experience. If you want to accuse me of ‘playing the race card,’ then let’s all agree that white privilege is the ultimate royal flush.”

Chescaleigh’s video on Ferguson and Mike Brown is a must-watch.


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cookiecrumbsable replied to your post: Good way to end the night. Got into an…

At least you tried, even if you weren’t successful you made an effort.

I just wish my effort had a little impact, you know? But, you’re right, thanks :)


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