this is literally the funniest thing and every time someone reblogs it from me i start laughing again
Cassetteboy - Cameron’s Conference Rap.
Amazing, and a little depressing because it’s all true.
I was just about to post this.
Cassetteboy has got really, REALLY good at this.
Halloween display fell over
THE FIRST CASUALTY OF THE SKELETON WAR
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."
I’m really weird about things meant to “humanize” sex workers like “yeah, she’s a stripper, but she’s also a med student with a 4.0 GPA so don’t judge her” like, okay, so, and there’s someone in that same club who dropped out of high school and is a teenage mom, does that mean she’s lesser?
not an overreaction
Sometimes, I felt like we were doing the same things at different times of day. Like I was eating or showering or sleeping at the same time he was. Like… you were becoming him.
Director and team - family Poldark back together again… with added booze.
Thanks official @PoldarkTV. Please keep ‘em coming.
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