blanket apology to all the female celebrities i hated as a teenager because i was up to my eyeballs in internalized misogyny
I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.
We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but…
are you ready to get
new bloggers who only just got tumblr and haven’t seen it during october
if kids can handle some murder and very dark themes in a kid-oriented tv show im sure they can handle some canon bisexuality
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.”
I would just like to add that my WGST prof realized she inadvertently and consistently only ever called on 2 people in the class, both male. She’s consciously trying to stop, but I’ve counted, and now she only calls on them 70% of the time rather than 100%. If this happens in a Women and Gender Studies class, can you even begin to imagine what it’s like anywhere else?(via teenlaqueefah)