- high school boy: omg that girl my age is wearing a skirt above her knees, oh god I can see kneecaps????
- high school boy: omg giRLS HVAE KNEESCAP????
- school administrator: shit shit
- high school boy: bUT I HAEV NEECKAP
- school administrator: no don't look don't think about it ok just keep walking
- high school boy: I AM PERSON, HAEV KNEEPCAP, GIRL HAVE KNEECPAP, GIRL ARE PERSONS?????????
- high school admin: fuck shit shit no-
- high school boy: /explodes
elegantlyy—disheveled said: I’m so sorry Nicole! :( let me know if you need to vent, you know where I live! Sending her positive thoughts to pull through.elegantlyy—disheveled Thanks Kelly! She just woke up, so I’m really relieved right now. But you and I need to catch up! I miss ya! and I literally can’t remember the last time I saw you, which is a problem.
How to Dance Like a Warbler - “Raise Your Glass” Edition
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.— PBS: Language as Prejudice - Myth #6: Women Talk Too MuchI (via wednesdayisaverb)