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radbun:

is there anyone in the west virginia area that would be willing to take in a young LGBT kid getting away from an abusive home for a few days while the legal shit gets worked out

— 2 days ago with 43162 notes
#west virginia  #abuse  #LGBT 
"

After reading about gender-bias and conversation dominance in the classroom, I asked for a peer to observe a physics class I was teaching and keep track of the discussion time I was giving to various students along with their race and gender. In this exercise, I knew I was being observed and I was trying to be extra careful to equally represent all students―but I STILL gave a disproportionate amount of discussion time to the white male students in my classroom (controlling for the overall distribution of genders and races in the class). I was shocked. It felt like I was giving a disproportionate amount of time to my white female and non-white students.

Even when I was explicitly trying, I still failed to have the discussion participants fairly represent the population of the students in my classroom.

This is a well-studied phenomena and it’s called listener bias. We are socialized to think women talk more than they actually do. Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are ‘hogging the floor’ even when men are dominating.

"

Stop interrupting me: gender, conversation dominance and listener bias, by Jessica Kirkpatrick from Women In Astronomy

Implicit bias is a thing, just like privilege. Calling it out isn’t meant to shame anyone, but to alert us to step it up and improve ourselves so everyone can have a voice. Be conscious of what you and others are saying, and know when not to speak.

(via scientific-women)

(Source: itsawomansworld2, via medievalpoc)

— 2 days ago with 4484 notes
#listener bias  #implicit bias  #racism  #latent racism  #systemic racism 
American Healthcare Is So Bad for Women of Color It May Violate the UN Convention →

aimmyarrowshigh:

(via futureabortiondoctor)

— 2 days ago with 3294 notes
#racism  #institutional racism  #systemic racism 

enginesinrepair:

KICKASS WOMEN IN HISTORY : [3/5] HATSHEPSUT

Hatshepsut was one of the most powerful women in the ancient world. She was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt and she ruled longer than any other woman in Egyptian history. Hatshepsut was married to her sickly half brother, Thutmose II, and the two of them began to co-rule after the death of their father, Thutmose I, in 1492 BC In 1479 BC, Thutmose II died and Hatshepsut continued to rule by herself until her own death in 1458 BC. It is believed by many Egyptologists and historians that Hatshepsut was one of Ancient Egypt’s most successful monarchs. She commissioned many building projects and reestablished trade networks that had been disrupted by the Hyksos invaders of the Second Intermediate Period. Hatshepsut also led a large-scale expedition to the Land of Punt, a wealthy and sophisticated country to the south of Egypt. Hatshepsut is also believed to have led successful military campaigns in Nubia, the Levant, and Syria during her reign.

There’s a new book about her, coming out in October, The Woman Who Would be King by Kara Cooney. I just read an advance review copy and it’s pretty good.

(via womenwhokickass)

— 3 days ago with 3051 notes
#Hatshepsut  #women in power  #history  #ancient egypt  #kara cooney 
potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race
as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.
Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)
Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.
And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers
Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

potootagath:

wingleader:

wakeupslaves:

the-goddamazon:

LOL man.

never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,

Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?

because white people have made sure that everything is about race

as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.

Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)

Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.

And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers

Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.

(Source: romancingalbion, via roaringwhitelion)

— 3 days ago with 104676 notes
#racism  #systemic racism  #institutional racism 
"

The abusive man’s problem with anger is almost the opposite of what is commonly believed. The reality is:

Your abusive partner doesn’t have a problem with HIS anger; he has a problem with YOUR anger.

One of the basic human rights he takes away from you is the right to be angry with him. No matter how badly he treats you, he believes that your voice shouldn’t rise and your blood shouldn’t boil. The privilege of rage is reserved for him alone. When your anger does jump out of you —as will happen to any abused woman from time to time —he is likely to try to jam it back down your throat as quickly as he can. Then he uses your anger against you to prove what an irrational person you are. Abuse can make you feel straightjacketed. You may develop physical or emotional reactions to swallowing your anger, such as depression, nightmares, emotional numbing, or eating and sleeping problems, which your partner may use as an excuse to belittle you further or make you feel crazy.

"
Lundy Bancroft, Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men (via queeringmisogyny)

(via futureabortiondoctor)

— 3 days ago with 15835 notes
#books everyone should read  #abuse  #anger 
beingliberal:

From our friends at ‘Our Time’ on Facebook.

beingliberal:

From our friends at ‘Our Time’ on Facebook.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

— 4 days ago with 163 notes
#labor union  #unionism 
humansofnewyork:

"I have a Masters in history, a Masters in anthropology, and a PhD in education.""What would you say has been your greatest accomplishment?""My personality."
(Mexico City, Mexico)

Please adopt me, wonderful lady.

humansofnewyork:

"I have a Masters in history, a Masters in anthropology, and a PhD in education."
"What would you say has been your greatest accomplishment?"
"My personality."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

Please adopt me, wonderful lady.

— 5 days ago with 12031 notes
randomhouse:

randomhouse:

ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

IT GOT BETTER
(Love u, vintageanchorbooks)

Favorite thing about Tumblr = sassy publishing houses.

randomhouse:

randomhouse:

ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

IT GOT BETTER

(Love u, vintageanchorbooks)

Favorite thing about Tumblr = sassy publishing houses.

— 3 weeks ago with 61 notes
#books 
"The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.)"
— 3 weeks ago with 8163 notes
#racism  #institutional racism  #systemic racism