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the number of times i think “i don’t care” while people are talking to me is really getting out of hand

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Sweden was the first country to ban hitting children in school and at home in 1979.  
In the USA, it is still legal to hit children at home in all 50 states, at private religious schools in 48 states, and at public schools by government employees in 19 states.  It is also very common, and most children in the USA have been legally hit by their parents, often regularly, sometimes with a belt, paddle, stick, or other weapon.
On a UNICEF report ranking children’s happiness and well-being amongst rich countries, Sweden ranked #5, next to four of their neighbors that also banned hitting children.  The USA ranked fourth from worst.
A total of 38 other countries have since banned hitting children, including countries in Africa, South America, Europe, and Oceania.

Sweden was the first country to ban hitting children in school and at home in 1979.  

In the USA, it is still legal to hit children at home in all 50 states, at private religious schools in 48 states, and at public schools by government employees in 19 states.  It is also very common, and most children in the USA have been legally hit by their parents, often regularly, sometimes with a belt, paddle, stick, or other weapon.

On a UNICEF report ranking children’s happiness and well-being amongst rich countries, Sweden ranked #5, next to four of their neighbors that also banned hitting children.  The USA ranked fourth from worst.

A total of 38 other countries have since banned hitting children, including countries in Africa, South America, Europe, and Oceania.

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madmaudlingoes:

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zecretary:

zecretary:

the stereotype that women talk more than men is infinitely amusing to me because men are literally incapable of shutting the fuck up

i hope this post gets popular enough that i hurt a man’s feelings

It’s not a stereotype it’s a proven fact you femanazi piece of shit.

lmao there it is 

You wanna talk proven facts? This shit’s been done, son: researcher Dale Spencer in Australia used audio and video tape to independently evaluate who talked the most in mixed-gender university classroom discussions. Regardless of the gender ratio of the students, whether the instructor was deliberately trying to encourage female participation or not, men always talked more—whether the metric was minutes of talking or number of words spoken. 

Moreover, men literally have no clue how much they talk. When Spencer asked students to evaluate their perception of who talked more in a given discussion, women were pretty accurate; but men perceived the discussion as being “equal” when women talked only 15% of the time, and the discussion as being dominated by women if they talked only 30% of the time.

Spencer’s conclusion, if I may parahprase: you only think we talk too much because you’d rather we were silent.

Don’t fuck with me, asshole, I’m a scientist.

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genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: A questing penguin, accompanied only by a tracking device

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: A questing penguin, accompanied only by a tracking device

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lunarobverse:

A brilliant metaphor

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dankotaxvx:

hey mom my friends are here, ill be back later

dankotaxvx:

hey mom my friends are here, ill be back later

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"#1 fashion trend of the year"  - best style fashion important magazine

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"#1 fashion trend of the year"  - best style fashion important magazine

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robothugscomic:

New Comic!
I was checking out a new show on a friend’s recommendation. The first episode revolved around a crossdressing man/trans woman (unclear/conflated in the show) with all the wonderful humour that comes with normative perspectives on gender expression. The second episode centred on a dating service and was no better. I stopped watching there.
It’s cool if you enjoy shows. We all need something to decompress, and pretty much every piece of media we have to consume is problematic in some way. I get it. There’s just something insidious and sad about humour and jokes that amplify problematic attitudes and reenforce norms. The Fool mocks the king and the court, not the peasants.
All is not lost, though. I’ve enjoyed Brooklyn-99 thoroughly. It is not without it’s faults (there’s a fat-shame-y episode that isn’t great…), but a bunch of it’s humour is around dismantling stereotypes and exploring unique characters and relationships.

robothugscomic:

New Comic!

I was checking out a new show on a friend’s recommendation. The first episode revolved around a crossdressing man/trans woman (unclear/conflated in the show) with all the wonderful humour that comes with normative perspectives on gender expression. The second episode centred on a dating service and was no better. I stopped watching there.

It’s cool if you enjoy shows. We all need something to decompress, and pretty much every piece of media we have to consume is problematic in some way. I get it. There’s just something insidious and sad about humour and jokes that amplify problematic attitudes and reenforce norms. The Fool mocks the king and the court, not the peasants.

All is not lost, though. I’ve enjoyed Brooklyn-99 thoroughly. It is not without it’s faults (there’s a fat-shame-y episode that isn’t great…), but a bunch of it’s humour is around dismantling stereotypes and exploring unique characters and relationships.

socimages:

Gender-neutral bathrooms: Solving the sign problem.
By Lisa Wade PhD
“But what would you put on the door?!” said a facility manager at an airport, his concern echoed by an administrator at a university: “When people are looking for a restroom, they look for the ‘man or woman’ icon. It’s what we know to look for that means restroom.”
We can’t have gender neutral bathrooms, you see, because there’s no symbol for it… or is there?
The symbol above is the one used at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  Sam Killermann, the social justice activist at which the above statements were aimed, doesn’t prefer it.  “Even if you’re familiar with gender identity and diversity,” he writes, “the literal interpretation of this image (a half “man” half “woman”) is a disconcerting representation of ‘gender neutral.’”
So, what is there to do?  Killermann has an innovative solution.  “I had this breakthrough moment,” he says, “where I was like, ‘If I was urgently in need of a toilet, what visual cue that a room contained a toilet could I use?’”
Tada!

“It’s really not that hard.”
Killermann wants us to replace all the man and woman signs on one-person, private public restrooms with this one — or with the British-inspired W.C., which he has decided stands for “who cares.” Print yours here and start carrying tape.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

socimages:

Gender-neutral bathrooms: Solving the sign problem.

By Lisa Wade PhD

“But what would you put on the door?!” said a facility manager at an airport, his concern echoed by an administrator at a university: “When people are looking for a restroom, they look for the ‘man or woman’ icon. It’s what we know to look for that means restroom.”

We can’t have gender neutral bathrooms, you see, because there’s no symbol for it… or is there?

The symbol above is the one used at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  Sam Killermann, the social justice activist at which the above statements were aimed, doesn’t prefer it.  “Even if you’re familiar with gender identity and diversity,” he writes, “the literal interpretation of this image (a half “man” half “woman”) is a disconcerting representation of ‘gender neutral.’”

So, what is there to do?  Killermann has an innovative solution.  “I had this breakthrough moment,” he says, “where I was like, ‘If I was urgently in need of a toilet, what visual cue that a room contained a toilet could I use?’”

Tada!

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“It’s really not that hard.”

Killermann wants us to replace all the man and woman signs on one-person, private public restrooms with this one — or with the British-inspired W.C., which he has decided stands for “who cares.” Print yours here and start carrying tape.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

meet-me-in-europe:

Svolvaer, Norway

meet-me-in-europe:

Svolvaer, Norway

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bakerstreetgarrison:

Don’t trust people who don’t like mermaids

Mermaids hang out in a private spot in the middle of nowhere and lounge around all day, singing and playing with each other.  Sometimes men sail by and see the mermaids, and the men inevitably go to bug them as they are wont to do.  The mermaids always just kill them via drowning method and totally laugh about it.

So, yes, never trust anyone who doesn’t like mermaids.

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theyearofselfeducation:

Stokely Carmichael on white liberals

theyearofselfeducation:

Stokely Carmichael on white liberals

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adventuresofcesium:

Heterosexuality is an overdone plot device

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