ok. my night of epic blogging is over. SLEEP WELL FOLLOWERS YOU’RE ALL LOVELY.
and to you it’s just words. — David Foster Wallace , The Pale King (via thatkindofwoman)
weeb-admiral asked: How does it feel to know most of the anime you've posted was made by cis hetero males eh?
How does it feel that literally every piece of technology you’ve touched was made in part by trans women? :3
Lynn Conway, a trans woman, helped improve processor performance, making it possible to make them smaller while outputting the same amount of power as a larger one, and Sophie Wilson, a trans woman, designed the Acorn micro computer while also helped pioneer the ARM processor.
Without the help of these two trans women, we wouldn’t have the iPhones and laptops we have today.
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.
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.
after about an hour at the health center the verdict is that i have something viral and i should stay in bed as much as possible and also drink liquids
:( hope you feel better soon! i suggest tasty drinks and comfort tv if you’re feeling up to watching anything