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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.

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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.

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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.

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yyuks:

w0l0w1zard:

fitandhealthyforlifee:

friendlyneighborhoodcurmudgeon:

Two MSU basketball players raped a woman in the dorms then one admitted to it. Their only consequence was that they had to move out of the dorms. This picture is of me and one other woman holding up this banner during Midnight Madness. Two other brave souls had a banner on the other side for a while before some jerk started playing tug or war with them over it. This was taken before we got booed at by 10,000 people and police escorted from the stadium. 

How screwed up are people to boo at this? 

Let’s keep reposting this. Rapists should be charged.

how is sport more important than the lives of women? like honestly baffling

yyuks:

w0l0w1zard:

fitandhealthyforlifee:

friendlyneighborhoodcurmudgeon:

Two MSU basketball players raped a woman in the dorms then one admitted to it. Their only consequence was that they had to move out of the dorms. This picture is of me and one other woman holding up this banner during Midnight Madness. Two other brave souls had a banner on the other side for a while before some jerk started playing tug or war with them over it. This was taken before we got booed at by 10,000 people and police escorted from the stadium. 

How screwed up are people to boo at this? 

Let’s keep reposting this. Rapists should be charged.

how is sport more important than the lives of women?
like honestly baffling

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itsstuckyinmyhead:

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reflectingblue:

raakellars:

bansheeandahunter:

False rape accusations are an anomaly.

True rape accusations are a norm.

You’re, quite literally, more likely to be killed by a comet than falsely accused of rape.

Re-blog now, read later.

"Because 1 in 33 men will be raped in his lifetime, men are 82,000x more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. It seems many of us would do well to pay more attention to how rape culture affects us all than be paranoid about false accusers.”

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mathieudebooshy:

When choosing to be a sexy Indian princess this year for halloween please remember that 1 in 3 native women will be raped in their lifetime (mostly by non-native men) and remember by doing so you’re contributing to the harmful stereotype and sexualization of native women. Halloween is fun. You don’t have to be a racist piece of shit.

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters carry a mirrored coffin. 

Saturday, October 11th

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katalinagorskikh:

Katalina Gorskikh

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the-uncensored-she:

arealliveghost:

thebicker:

insigins:

theatregreek:

The fact that he was never actually outright “rejected” and simply expected girls to just come to him wanting to fuck him makes this even more pathetic.

even more scary too, knowing sickos like these might silently build up anger towards you without you ever doing anything to them or even noticing them

It terrifies me to think of someone becoming enraged just because I, as a woman, exist in his vicinity and am not paying attention to him. The manifesto was rife with examples of times he was sitting in silence and begrudging all the women around him for not throwing themselves at the lonely quiet dude sitting in the corner staring daggers at him. There was one point where he said he was sitting in the cafeteria, not talking to anyone. He said something like, “I didn’t go up to any women because I knew they would reject me. Women are so cruel.”
He didn’t give women an active chance to reject him. They would have been completely justified in doing so, but he didn’t. He didn’t even approach women. He felt like he deserved sex just for existing.
So yeah, no, he wasn’t “rejected by women.” He felt entitled to women despite putting no effort whatsoever (beyond driving a nice car and having nice clothes) into meeting a real human woman.

Hey, it’s my facebook status! Had I known that so many people would read it, I would have said more before clicking send. Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments.
When I posted this on twitter, it got a lot of responses like “we already knew he was unhinged, so this was unneccessary,” “it could have been literally anything that set him off,” “he killed more men than women, so this has nothing to do with women”…
He wrote 141 pages about hating women, wanting to systematically starve women to death in concentration camps, and people still told me that this isn’t a women’s issue. When he hated men, it was because he was upset that they were “getting sex” from women that he “deserved.” He planned to kill his ~6 year old brother because his brother had social skills and Elliot “would not allow him to surpass” him (by eventually having a girlfriend).
It is IMPORTANT that it was his hatred of women that allowed him to kill both men and women.
It is IMPORTANT that this hate gained fuel on websites like puahate.
It is a DISSERVICE TO WOMEN to report that he was “rejected” rather than “he followed and assaulted random girls.”

Germaine Greer: “Women have little to no idea how much men hate them.”

the-uncensored-she:

arealliveghost:

thebicker:

insigins:

theatregreek:

The fact that he was never actually outright “rejected” and simply expected girls to just come to him wanting to fuck him makes this even more pathetic.

even more scary too, knowing sickos like these might silently build up anger towards you without you ever doing anything to them or even noticing them

It terrifies me to think of someone becoming enraged just because I, as a woman, exist in his vicinity and am not paying attention to him. The manifesto was rife with examples of times he was sitting in silence and begrudging all the women around him for not throwing themselves at the lonely quiet dude sitting in the corner staring daggers at him. There was one point where he said he was sitting in the cafeteria, not talking to anyone. He said something like, “I didn’t go up to any women because I knew they would reject me. Women are so cruel.”

He didn’t give women an active chance to reject him. They would have been completely justified in doing so, but he didn’t. He didn’t even approach women. He felt like he deserved sex just for existing.

So yeah, no, he wasn’t “rejected by women.” He felt entitled to women despite putting no effort whatsoever (beyond driving a nice car and having nice clothes) into meeting a real human woman.

Hey, it’s my facebook status! Had I known that so many people would read it, I would have said more before clicking send. Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments.

When I posted this on twitter, it got a lot of responses like “we already knew he was unhinged, so this was unneccessary,” “it could have been literally anything that set him off,” “he killed more men than women, so this has nothing to do with women”…

He wrote 141 pages about hating women, wanting to systematically starve women to death in concentration camps, and people still told me that this isn’t a women’s issue. When he hated men, it was because he was upset that they were “getting sex” from women that he “deserved.” He planned to kill his ~6 year old brother because his brother had social skills and Elliot “would not allow him to surpass” him (by eventually having a girlfriend).

It is IMPORTANT that it was his hatred of women that allowed him to kill both men and women.

It is IMPORTANT that this hate gained fuel on websites like puahate.

It is a DISSERVICE TO WOMEN to report that he was “rejected” rather than “he followed and assaulted random girls.”

Germaine Greer: “Women have little to no idea how much men hate them.

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andythanfiction:

teslaandhispigeon:

Can we please just tell every middle schooler this instead of making them feel embarrassed by their existence and their need to try new things? It would be much nicer to hear this through middle school and high school than it is to hear about how dumb your phase or whatever is and how much you’ll regret it in a year.

Damn, every time I see this go by my dash, it has, like, 10K more notes.  I’m awed by how much it seems to have meant to so many people, and incredibly moved to see so many notes saying that this has mattered.

andythanfiction:

teslaandhispigeon:

Can we please just tell every middle schooler this instead of making them feel embarrassed by their existence and their need to try new things? It would be much nicer to hear this through middle school and high school than it is to hear about how dumb your phase or whatever is and how much you’ll regret it in a year.

Damn, every time I see this go by my dash, it has, like, 10K more notes.  I’m awed by how much it seems to have meant to so many people, and incredibly moved to see so many notes saying that this has mattered.

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josephicus:

manhatingbabyeater:

loitering is basically the illegal act of existing while not spending money

isn’t capitalism fun

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lightspeedsound:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Today In Solidarity (10.4.14): Protesters in Washington, DC shutdown Georgetown for several hours, marching for justice for Mike Brown and an end to police brutality. So proud of the people still keep this going, around the country and world. #staywoke #farfromover (PT I)

The movement is growing. Are you a part of it?

holy shit but you have no idea how big of an accomplishment this is 

like literally the reason why House of Cards is filmed in Baltimore, not DC, is because film crews couldn’t figure out how to effectively shut down the streets of DC properly for a good enough period of time with a big enough area to shoot.

Like literally a TV crew with money to burn couldn’t do what these protesters did in the name of justice.

That’s fucking badass.

Good for them.

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jormancomegato:

Stay fit and healty with us … #gymmaniacs #gymmemes #gymmeme #funny #muscle #fit #fitness #nutrition #health #healthy #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #gym #lift #workout #doyoueven #inspiration #motivation

Women be like: I’m doing single-arm rows right now, where the proper form requires me to bend over with a slightly arched back and look upwards to maintain that posture. With my body shape, it is physically impossible to do this without sticking out my chest somewhat. So just because I’m executing good form doesn’t mean that I want to be stared at.
Women be like: Designers specifically make these athletic clothes for women like me who workout in a gym that tends to reach high temperatures, especially when I’m so active, so my light clothing doesn’t necessarily mean that I want a dude’s attention. It just means that the room is too hot to wear layers, these clothes give me greater mobility, and I like the way that they look and feel on me. 
Guys be like: I look at a lot of softcore gym porn and know that women typically don’t act like this in daily life, but I enjoy objectifying them anyway and like to justify my complete lack of respect towards them by placing the blame entirely on their shoulders. Blaming women for my attention allows me to never acknowledge how creepy and disrespectful my own actions may be. 
Guys need to be like: A woman’s clothing is not consent. 

the-exercist:

jormancomegato:

Stay fit and healty with us … #gymmaniacs #gymmemes #gymmeme #funny #muscle #fit #fitness #nutrition #health #healthy #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #gym #lift #workout #doyoueven #inspiration #motivation

Women be like: I’m doing single-arm rows right now, where the proper form requires me to bend over with a slightly arched back and look upwards to maintain that posture. With my body shape, it is physically impossible to do this without sticking out my chest somewhat. So just because I’m executing good form doesn’t mean that I want to be stared at.

Women be like: Designers specifically make these athletic clothes for women like me who workout in a gym that tends to reach high temperatures, especially when I’m so active, so my light clothing doesn’t necessarily mean that I want a dude’s attention. It just means that the room is too hot to wear layers, these clothes give me greater mobility, and I like the way that they look and feel on me. 

Guys be like: I look at a lot of softcore gym porn and know that women typically don’t act like this in daily life, but I enjoy objectifying them anyway and like to justify my complete lack of respect towards them by placing the blame entirely on their shoulders. Blaming women for my attention allows me to never acknowledge how creepy and disrespectful my own actions may be. 

Guys need to be like: A woman’s clothing is not consent. 

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