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luvallstuff:

The thing that’s so disgusting about the murders of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Sean Bell etc (a very long list) is that it’s not like we’re trying to figure out who killed them. We know perfectly well. We’re just trying to figure out if that black kid deserved to die. They’re humanity is put on trial, like being a person wasn’t enough. Black people literally have to prove that we’re worthy of living.

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sarias-song:

humanity has become too strong we are evolving

dontskip9, I saw these in walmart and sent out a snapchat that went “we were so worried about whether or not we could. we didn’t think about whether or not we should”

sarias-song:

humanity has become too strong we are evolving

dontskip9, I saw these in walmart and sent out a snapchat that went “we were so worried about whether or not we could. we didn’t think about whether or not we should”

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edwardspoonhands:

It is possible that I had some caffeine before filming this video.

sassyabrahamlincoln:

do you ever get your period and just think about your recent behavior like wow that explains a lot

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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.

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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.

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There are 3 men in my masters program class of 20 people. Even when we’re discussing things like sexism, the men completely dominate the conversation. I’ve started pointing it out to them, but it’s just so fucked up.

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henrybearthebear:

ligaments:

does anyone else read the lips of people on gifs to figure out which part of the subtitles they are saying

And then get annoyed that they’re saying like 3 of the 20 words.

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themano:

please tag your sfw I’m trying to see a tittie

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alexob:

AmoeBAND became a 2012 IDEA Award Finalist by innovating every possible aspect of the plaster (band aid).

The design revisions were:  

- Strategic cut-outs shape to fit fingers in such a way that it is easy to bend them and not disrupt the bandage.

- An intelligent dressing material allows you to regularly check wounds from the outside, without upsetting the healing process.“According to research, the when an infection of a wound is detected, the pH value is between 6.5 and 8.5. AmoeBAND’s indicator cross turns purple, alerting the user needs to change it immediately.

- Since the bandage material used exudes a leather-like feel, availability in different skin-tones helps it blend in, without overly highlighting the injury.

- The packaging has been redesigned to a matchbox style and includes Braille instructions.

Hat tip to designers Tay Pek-Khai, Hsu Hao-Ming, Tsai Cheng-Yu, Chen Kuei-Yuan, Chen Yi-Ting, Lai Jen-Hao, Ho Chia-Ying, Chen Ying-shan, Weng Yu-Ching, and Chung Kuo-Ting

it’s always funny when people improve on something and you look at the innovations and it’s like so fucking obvious what needed to be changed, but yet no one seemingly thought of it until then, yourself included

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vitae-aeternum:

So are there still midnight premieres of movies? Like anywhere in the US?

apparently midnight is now Thursday at 7pm.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Today, Ferguson is prepared to “keep it moving.”

September 28th

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bdsmgeek:

Learn more on my educational reference blog, and get started with rope by getting some from my shop! (Big Birthday Sale Going On!)

bdsmgeek:

Learn more on my educational reference blog, and get started with rope by getting some from my shop! (Big Birthday Sale Going On!)

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Data management – actually easier than herding cats - Ecology Graduate Student Association

sweetteascience:

Check out this cool post the my graduate groups blog!  Approximately 1 billion extra brownie points for all the cute, data related kitty memes!

you had me at “data related kitty memes”

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

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http://me-inmywords.tumblr.com/post/98728681700/i-had-a-meeting-this-morning-with-my-hall-director

me-inmywords:

I had a meeting this morning with my hall director (my outlet splitter was confiscated earlier) at 10 and my class ends at 950 and it takes 15 minutes to walk back to my dorm, so I very super quietly got up at 945 and left, not making a single noise, and the teacher really sharply said “Class…

just email your professor an apology and explain to her that you had an important meeting at 10. It’ll be okay; I promise.