silversarcasm:

if you had to drop out of a class you are not a failure

if you had to take time off school you are not a failure

if you had to leave school for good you are not a failure

your worth is not determined by academia and this goes doubly so for disabled people and others for whom school is set against them

by silversarcasm

October 19, 2014 at 20:41

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"A lot of people are surprised to learn that back in 1800, 90 percent of American teachers were actually male. Today we know that actually 76 percent of [them are] female, so how did this huge flip happen?

The answer is that as school reformers began to realize in the 1820s that schooling should be compulsory — that parents should be forced to send their kids to school, and public education should be universal — they had to come up with a way to do this basically in an affordable manner, because raising taxes was just about as unpopular back then as it is now. So what we see is this alliance between politicians and education reformers in the early 19th century to redefine teaching as a female profession.

They do this in a couple ways: First, they argue that women are more moral in a Christian sense than men. They depict men as alcoholic, intemperate, lash-wielding, horrible teachers who are abusive to children. They make this argument that women can do a better job because they’re more naturally suited to spend time with kids, on a biological level. Then they are also quite explicit about the fact that [they] can pay women about 50 percent as much — and this is going to be a great thing for the taxpayer."

A Lesson In How Teachers Became ‘Resented And Idealized’ : NPR (via brutereason)

This right here, folks, is how the “men interacting with kids = creepy and predatory” thing started.

(via blood-and-vitriol)

by NPR

October 14, 2014 at 09:59

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condesces:

what i’m talking about re: gaslighting is

  • the denial of someone’s perception of reality as true
  • the denial of someone’s experiences as meaningful
  • the denial of someone’s experiences as legitimate

all of these things equate to “what you experienced didn’t really happen as you perceived it, and my perception is more true than yours, and you should listen to me instead of trusting your own experiences”

and that is gaslighting

and that is abuse

by condesces

October 11, 2014 at 09:57

// Tags: abuse // 6859 Notes

I still can’t believe this is happening

October 10, 2014 at 14:35

 

by goldduststevie

October 10, 2014 at 13:58

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mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

dontbearuiner:

thotstothinkabout:

land-of-propaganda:

THERE IS A WAR COMING IN FERGUSON — PART 2

— (READ THE REPORT HERE) —

"FBI and every Missouri safety official meeting 2-3 times weekly to prep for riots"

Shaun King has found out the Military/National Guard are doing secret drills to shut down protesting thatwill come after Darren Wilson is not indicted.

They are also planning on shutting down the airports.

If you haven’t seen Shaun King’s first posts here is the link.

(FireChat download for Android)

(FireChat download for iPhone)

(10/07/2014)

bless Shaun he doesn’t give a fuck and he will literally GO IN

Just another regular request for Shaun King to get a Pulitzer for his work on this situation.

Shit

by land-of-propaganda

October 08, 2014 at 21:53

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"We consistently fail young women—all women—by tacitly relying on them to learn from each other, or from their experiences, which of the people in their communities they can and cannot trust. We ask them to police their own peers, but quietly, through back channels, without disturbing the important people while they’re talking. We wait for the victims of abuse to be the ones to take power away from their abusers, instead of working actively to ensure that these motherfuckers never get that far in the first place."

Stories like Passwords by Emma Healey (Oct 6, 2014) 

This hit me right in the gut.

(via garconniere)

by garconniere

October 08, 2014 at 10:25

// Tags: abuse // 204 Notes

queerlittleshit:

~SELF- LOVE/ SELF- CARE NOTEBOOK~

I have a self-love notebook that is very beneficial and nourishing to me. A self-love notebook can be filled with anything that inspires and supports you to care for yourself, or leaves you with good feelings.

It can look different for everyone, but here is some of what mine includes:

  • Compliments Page - When someone gives you a compliment that you like, whether you believe it or not, write it down here. It helps to look back on these later when you are not feeling good about yourself so that you can be reminded of these kind thoughts and the people who have thought well of you.
  • Bath Logs - Baths are one of my favorite ways to indulge in self-care. When I have a particularly nice bath experience, I describe it. Writing and reading about sensory experiences that were positive for me helps bring me into my body in a safe, healthy way.
  • Coping Skills List - Different coping skills work for different situations and triggers. Think of all the coping skills that help you for certain areas, for example: when you need to relax, be grounded, release anger, feel loved, feel empowered, etc. Brainstorming these in one place can help when you are feeling triggered or can’t think clearly.
  • Special notes - If you have certain cards, drawings, notes or pictures from people you love that touch you, include them in the notebook to feel that connection to your heart.
  • Affirmation cards - Write quotes, inspirational words, and positive affirmations that have meaning to you that you can read later when you need to change/challenge negative thought patterns or when you want to feel reaffirmed and empowered.
  • Love notes from Inner Self - Write an endearing note from an inner place of love and wisdom to yourself. If that is too difficult, write a loving letter to your inner child. If it feels helpful to you, you can also include a picture of yourself as a kid.
  • Accomplishments - Take note of every accomplishment that you can think of having achieved, big or “small”.

by queerlittleshit

October 07, 2014 at 15:44

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by tastefullyoffensive

October 06, 2014 at 22:10

// Tags: this makes me so happy // 93403 Notes

fuckyeahchicanopower:

All these gringos want to “honor” our rich cultural heritage but they don’t even know who Los Bukis are.  

by fuckyeahchicanopower

October 06, 2014 at 20:26

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