Monday, October 13, 2014

the-butt-prince-ike:

scienceisbeauty:

This is a classic `nude calendar´ when you extract everything which transparent to X-Rays, i.e. all the flesh, and therefore any remaining sensuality.

Via Tha Mary Sue: “This Exists: X-Ray Pin-up Calendar

mstrkrftz:

Rietz by Bill Jewitt
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Where are the MRAs when men actually need help?

fandomsandfeminism:

Where are the MRAs when black men are gunned down illegally by police?

Where are the MRAs when LGBTQIAP+ men are fired from their jobs?

Where are the MRAs when disabled men are legally allowed to be paid under minimum wage?

Where are the MRAs when undocumented immigrant men are exploited and villainized?

Where are the MRAs when Trans men are harassed, attacked, and misgendered? 

Why do we never see Men’s Rights Activists actually acting for men’s rights?

ellestanger:

I saw this at 3 a.m. I like.

ellestanger:

I saw this at 3 a.m. I like.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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)