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Always reblog the Evil Giraffe
- FBI confirms it hasn’t finished its investigation of the murder of Mike Brown
- Why Darren Wilson probably won’t go to jail
- Tired of all the talk about Ferguson?
- Melissa Harris Perry’s stunning tribute to unarmed black men gunned down by police
- Former STL Co. Police Chief explains challenge of hiring black officers
- 5 disturbing stats on black-white financial inequality
- Strange Fruit in Ferguson
- Ferguson: An American Apartheid
- In Ferguson, a stack of warrants (video)
- Every 28 hours: 2012 annual report on the extrajudicial killings of 313 black people by police, security guards, and vigilantes (pdf)
- Survey exposes sharp racial divide. Survey results (pdf)
- When white friends don’t believe what blacks go through, they’re not friends
- What’s happening today: STL. Co. Council Meeting at 6 pm
An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919
I love this so much.
*THINKS ABOUT HOW SOME PEOPLE HAVEN’T EVEN HAD ONE GENDER THOUGHT THEY’VE JUST BEEN CIS AND COMFORTABLE THEY’RE WHOLE LIVES* HOLY SHIT….. HOOOLY SHIT……
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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.
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.
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.
we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.
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pronouns =/= gender, but using the wrong pronouns is misgendering someone. learn this.
friendly reminder that the only reason fictional characters “choose” anything is because real actual people write them that way
Straight Guy Brought To Tears Upon Learning LGBT People Are Not Only People, But Also Exist
Today’s Gender of the Day is: If you’re cis don’t make these jokes
Just to elaborate on this submission, this is basically a summary of my actual position, but there’s more to it than that.
Cis people making these kinds of gender jokes is at best, awkward and strange, and it makes you question what the intent behind the joke is. At worst, it’s very offensive and dehumanizing. Between those two extremes is the bottom line that it’s just not being a very cool ally to trans folk. It’s similar to straight people making gay jokes. It’s just not cool.
And as I’ve said time and time again, if you feel strongly about gender humor, so strongly that not having gender humor would be a subtraction of enjoyment from your life, you should consider that you might not be as cis as you think you are.