Quote 29 Sep 1,554 notes
I love you not as something private and personal, which is my own, but as something universal and worthy of love which I have found.
— Henry David Thoreau (via teenager90s)
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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.

Video 10 Sep 154,571 notes

coral-greef:

Adorable Sugar Glider Trevor eats orange and falls asleep

EATS FALLS ASLEEP

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Photo 10 Sep 14 notes alayshaiifts:

Barilla plus rotini with asparagus,  cauliflower,  and olive oil. Turkey and avocado lettuce wraps and oranges.

More on the plain looking side today but it’s yummy so Gia doesn’t care.

alayshaiifts:

Barilla plus rotini with asparagus, cauliflower, and olive oil. Turkey and avocado lettuce wraps and oranges.

More on the plain looking side today but it’s yummy so Gia doesn’t care.

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Photo 10 Sep 4,742 notes blondesquats:

SWEET JESUS

blondesquats:

SWEET JESUS

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Photo 10 Sep 367,658 notes taliabobalia:

i can’t believe the leader of the free world cheated on jay

taliabobalia:

i can’t believe the leader of the free world cheated on jay

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Photo 10 Sep 1,232 notes hungrytobeskinny:

Qimmah Russo

hungrytobeskinny:

Qimmah Russo

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Photo 10 Sep 468,466 notes the-unstoppable-juggernaut:

destroyedforcomfort:

blackfootbeauty:

oliasis:

notyour-sidekick:

kleenexwoman:

did-you-kno:

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I have a few copies of “Playboy” from the 1970s stashed away somewhere. One of them has a letter where a guy writes in saying, “I met this really gorgeous, sweet woman, and we were planning to get married, but she sat me down yesterday and told me that she had a sex change before she met me. Mr. Hefner, should I marry someone who used to be a man?” and the response was, “So she had a sex change, big whoop. Would you be asking this question if she’d made any other change in her life before she met you? You love the woman she is now, and that’s all that should matter. If you want kids you can adopt or something.”

I feel so conflicted right now



That awkward moment when Hugh Hefner is more trans-positive than most feminists of the same era. 

omg

that awkward moment when he’s more trans-positive than a lot of feminists of THIS era

the-unstoppable-juggernaut:

destroyedforcomfort:

blackfootbeauty:

oliasis:

notyour-sidekick:

kleenexwoman:

did-you-kno:

Source

I have a few copies of “Playboy” from the 1970s stashed away somewhere. One of them has a letter where a guy writes in saying, “I met this really gorgeous, sweet woman, and we were planning to get married, but she sat me down yesterday and told me that she had a sex change before she met me. Mr. Hefner, should I marry someone who used to be a man?” and the response was, “So she had a sex change, big whoop. Would you be asking this question if she’d made any other change in her life before she met you? You love the woman she is now, and that’s all that should matter. If you want kids you can adopt or something.”

I feel so conflicted right now

That awkward moment when Hugh Hefner is more trans-positive than most feminists of the same era. 

omg

that awkward moment when he’s more trans-positive than a lot of feminists of THIS era


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