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thecarnalscientist-jt:

bryantrod:

brook:

halcy:

uh oh [x]

it’s time

THEEEEEEEY CALL ME CUBAN PETE

IM THE KING OF THE RUMBA BEAT

WHEN I PLAY THE MARACAS I GO

CHIC CHICKY BOOM CHIC CHICKY BOOM

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Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.

PBS: Language as Prejudice - Myth #6: Women Talk Too Much (via misandry-mermaid)

This is one of many reasons why I’m planning on getting my Masters of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Gender Issues. Even well-meaning teachers can be doing harmful things like this.

(via marshmallowfluffwoman)


contraqueen:

a summary of my high school career


September 18 | 7:28 | 23♥ | contraqueen

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kasper138:

Y U NO THROW


September 18 | 7:25 | 74♥ | awkward0w1 | kasper138

September 18 | 7:21 | 15912♥ | rhyse | clickholeofficial

September 18 | 6:39 | 5752♥ | spinningreflection

onthelosingside:

'i understand'


garbagelover666:

boyexemplified:

yeahnodudehella:

Masculinity is so fragile.

MAN CAVE STRONG! PROTECT FAMILY, DEPENDABLE FISHING!!!

COMPASSIONATE SPORTS!!!! ELECTRONIC FATHER


grizzlyhills:

flightcub:

interretialia:

life-of-a-latin-student:

ratwithoutwings:

i’m so upset

I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb

they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!

I can’t

present active boōpresent infinitive boāreperfect active boāvīsupine boātum

Recte!

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if it comes from the latin word, they’re actually saying “I’M YELLING!” which is even cuter

do they speak latin because it’s a dead language



September 18 | 5:16 | 34940♥ | rhyse | headrubs

grumpysalmon:

grumpysalmon:

the kindest discourse on all of the web is little children discussing how cool yoshi is on vids they make where he dances

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September 18 | 5:02 | 14943♥ | squarepizza | grumpysalmon

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