A girl, rescued me. She was singing. She had the most beautiful voice.
Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me? Why is my reflection someone I don’t know? Somehow I cannot hide who I am, though I’ve tried. When will my reflection show who I am inside?
Can you believe this money shot
the only reason I’m excited for Friday is I’ll have my first week of classes done and I’m gonna buy myself a book as a reward incredible incredible!!!!
the only reason I want to be back at ND right now is so I can watch anime without feeling like I’m missing an opportunity to be doing something great
he’s 66 and constantly amazed with technology
"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. This may sound outrageous, but think about how you react when precocious children dominate the talk at an adult party. As women begin to make inroads into formerly ‘male’ domains such as business and professional contexts, we should not be surprised to find that their contributions are not always perceived positively or even accurately."
he who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not start playing dnd as one - friedrice nicesheep
Janet Mock on Beyoncé’s feminism.
it’s a rainy monday morning and normally classes would have started already, but today is a bank holiday so we have it off. I’m sitting in my little nook because everyone was asleep until about ten or fifteen minutes ago. my flat is alive with people once again and I have no idea what we’re going to do today because it’s raining. lots. a soft and subtle rain you don’t notice until you pause and look out the window, really look and see the little fragments interrupting the whole.
London has been a great time. I’m not going to say I’ve made lots of friends already but I’ve met a significant number of people, for sure, and people who didn’t know my name before we were here definitely know it now.
this is an adventure. that’s all I know. there’s still lots I’m worried about, still plenty that I’m not sure about, but I’m doing it! I’m doing something! I’m thinking of the future and moving toward it.