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"A researcher tells the following story about her own experience of discovering the seriousness with which young children take gender stereotypes. While interviewing 3 to 6 year olds about their career aspirations, she asked each of them what they would want to be when they grew up if they were members of the opposite sex. Their responses showed that not only did most of the children choose careers that fit the stereotypes of the other gender but also that their perceptions of the limitations imposed by gender were sometimes quite extreme. One little girl confided with a sigh that her true ambition was to fly like a bird, but she could never do it because she was not a boy! One little boy put his hands on his head, sighed deeply, and said helplessly that if he were a girl he would have to grow up and be nothing (Beuf, 1974 as cited by Lips, 2008, p. 401)."

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My nephew’s daughter wasn’t feeling well and, upon a doctor’s examination, she was found to have issues with her heart and was admitted to a hospital. After 15 days in ICU in Tulsa, she was flown to St. Louis Children’s hospital ICU where she was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Dilated Cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart becomes weakened and enlarged. As a result, the heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body. Now little 2 year old Nova needs a heart transplant!  We do not know how long she will be in St. Louis, but this will be a hard and costly journey as heart transplants can cost over a million dollars. My nephew has insurance but, as everyone is aware, insurance does not cover everything that is needed, not to mention the cost of traveling to and from the hospital and my nephew’s time away from work. I ask foremost for your prayers for Nova and for her family. We would appreciate your support with the purchase of a T-Shirt(via booster) and/or donation(via gofundme). Even the smallest donation is greatly appreciated. Every bit helps. Thank you!

A lot of reblogs but hardly any donations. Guys literally ANY little bit helps!

There have still been barely any donations. I’m talking if everybody could donate even just a dollar.

There have been some, not good developments, on the fundraising front. My extended family is really just not very nice okay they’re very selfish people. They tried to organize a fundraiser (it was a raffle) that they ended up losing money on because they made the fundraiser about them. They don’t know how to organize things. They just don’t. It’s been brought to my attention that my going around them and only addressing my cousin (the first entry was written by my mom, hence why he’s referred to as nephew) and Nova when making the fundraisers actually made my extended family mad. Because of that, they refuse to donate any money to the cause. It’s a really shitty situation. Their pride has gotten away, again, in helping this little girl get her transplant. I’ve since disowned them in a colorfully worded conversation, but that’s beside the point because Nova still needs your help.

I don’t know what to do. I’m trying everything but I can’t do this alone. If I could do it alone, I would. I hate asking for money like this but this isn’t about me. I am begging that you donate, even if it’s just a little bit. But you can’t rely on somebody else to make the donations for you. Signal boost after signal boost doesn’t give her what she needs. If you can find just a little bit of money for Nova, I will be grateful. She will be grateful. Her dad will be grateful.

I want to be able to say that this worked and that we helped. I want people to want to help this little girl live her life and I can’t do that alone. So I am begging you to donate anything. Literally anything. Don’t worry if it sounds too big or too small. If everybody just made a one dollar donation who has reblogged this we could have at least $100 dollars. But 90% of the money in the fundraiser as of now has come from me. I need your help guys. Please, donate.

We’re making progress but it looks like we’ve hit a little bit of a wall. When I say ANY little bit helps, I mean it! We’ve managed to get off the ground but there’s still a lot more to be done here!

Donations have slowed to a complete halt. I don’t know what to do. I keep reblogging but nobody is donating anymore. The amount of money being asked for here is a penny in the well in comparison to how much this journey is going to cost—this entire thing costs so much in expenses from travel and hospital and then the heart itself—and it was going good for about a day but then the donations just stopped.

Nova can die from this. PLEASE, donate. I am begging you.

Nova was admitted into the ICU on the 11th of September. While she will survive, we need to keep pushing. Donations have picked up a little bit once more but we’ve still got a ways to go! No amount is too small oof a donation. Thank you so much for the donations thus far but we gotta keep pushing!

Nova has undergone surgery and received a Berlin heart as of 9/15/2014. This is a good step in the right direction but it’s a mechanical pump system—she still needs that new heart. Donations have halted again and I know the post is getting long but we need to keep donating. If everybody who reblogged/liked this post (as of now there are about 1,100 notes) donated even just one to five dollars we could be even just half way to the goal. Keep sharing and donating! We’re making a difference!

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My poor baby cat, you’re having a real time of it. You poor thing. This is an awful way to feel.

take it from me, it is harder to go to university than work. You’re not weird for finding that. It is infinitely easier to turn up at a job than class.

I barely managed to turn up at college at all and I had, like, 5 lectures a week. I took Spanish in my second year and managed to make it to a single lesson all term. I never went to a seminar in my life, despite how interesting I imagine they were. I never missed a shift at work though. Possibly because there were immediate consequences at work - no one tells you off if you don’t turn up at lectures, but they do at work.

I’ve been working for about 6 years now, and in what I think of as a ‘proper job’ (as in related to what I studied, 9-5.30 etc) and I’ve never had a problem turning up, generally on time, and getting on with it. And that’s been the case during my really depressed phases too. It didn’t occur to me to not go in; I didn’t my choice.

If you’re anything like me, it’s where choice arises that there’s a problem.

You’re not a failure. You’re not failing. Your circumstances are currently failing you. They’re not accommodating who you are. The parts of you that don’t fit neatly into the ‘studying at college’ box are not the problem – the box is the wrong shape.

These systems (college etc) are a one-kind-fits-no-one-very-well experience. But it’s not you failing at something; it’s failing you.

My experience at college made me know I didn’t want to be a freelancer despite my area (graphics, animation, illustration) generally being that way inclined. I’m not a self-starter, I tend to inertia. That’s just me. Those aren’t problems if I manage to keep away from areas that require those skills. Other people have those things but then other people don’t have plenty of other qualities that I do. I just need to recognize those facts about myself so I can try to isolate myself from situations where they’ll be a problem and make me unhappy.

(BTW, consider the possibility, if you haven’t already, that you’re dyslexic. Talk to your institution’s relevant office about an assessment. If it’s not something you’ve investigated before, you might be surprised that dyslexia is linked to all sorts of things about mental health, happiness and confidence. I was diagnosed young, but since my particular variety never much affected my reading or writing (probably because my parents read to me and helped me so much early on), I never needed support throughout my whole school career.

Then I hit A-levels and fell apart. Because of the choice element. No one was going to tell mum if I didn’t turn up at class. So I largely didn’t, and felt miserable about it. (And apart from anything else, one spends the first 15 years of your life in a strictly regimented lifestyle, and suddenly you get you 16 and are expected to know how to take responsibility for yourself? Huh)

By my second year of uni I was ready to admit that maybe dyslexia was a bigger problem than I’d known – only it affected my memory, organizational abilities and time-sense, none of which I’d had to rely on much as a schoolchild. The Learning Support office gave me some free stuff, which was nice, but the best thing was that they booked me in for weekly sessions with a mentor at a specialized institute.

I would go and talk to her about what my workload was, what my deadlines were, and she would help me work out a schedule for getting it done. The lovely woman didn’t even bat an eyelid (OK, maybe a small flutter) when I told her I hadn’t really done anything with my dissertation and it was due in two weeks. Again, outside structure saved me from myself. Or rather from the triggers to my inertia and depression.

I know how bleaugh it is to have someone shove a load of ‘helpful, practical’ advice in your face when what you’re saying is ‘I’m depressed’. I’m not trying to tell you how to ‘solve’ your problem, I just think dyslexia might be an avenue worth exploring for you (as I say, if you haven’t already). Dyselxia left me in a state very much like the one you describe. Obviously it wasn’t only that that made me depressed, but it exasperated it.

I only really wanted to say, you have my sympathy. It sounds like you’re having a really rough time. You’re going to be fine. But you’re not at the moment, and that’s really awful.

And that you are not failing. This is not failure.

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“Rob’s really good with the babies. Every time they started crying, I would literally go, ‘Oh god, where’s its mom?’ I would be worried about the baby and he would literally go into the corner and just shake it to sleep.” -Kristen Stewart

they… they actually put all that fake blood on a REAL baby!?!??!

now wait, wait..it’s sad that i know this but i do. it wasn’t corn syrup and whatever or high grade chemical fake blood. that particular mix was cream cheese and rasberry jelly. so that if the baby put it’s hands in it’s mouth, it wouldn’t hurt itself.

how did such a cool guy make such a bad career choice

probably the only thing i’d reblog that has twilight involved

His face in the last shot.

He didn’t really fall victim to career choice, he took a role… everyone does bad roles, the thing is.. his sheer hatred for it? Has made him more loveable then anything, and it was actually a smart career move because of how stupid popular it was…. he got bank off a role he hated and skated through… definitely a good career move!

I totally disagree.

Pattinson went into the Twilight franchise with his eyes wide open: he had already had a high-profile part in the Harry Potter franchise. He wasn’t coerced or manipulated into this role, he didn’t sign up when he was a young kid who didn’t understand the consequences. He had already starred in Harry Potter in a high-profile role. He knew what Twilight was and what it would mean for him, and signed up anyway. It has made him rich and famous.

Pattinson has gained a huge amount in money and fame from the Twilight fandom. And yes, both fame and money things, particularly the latter, are of questionable worth. But he chose them. No one pushed him into this: he signed on to Twilight for the fame, or the money (o because he liked the role, in which case his distancing himself from the work is even more hypocritical). These things he has gained in copious amounts.

And even if, in hindsight, he has decided he doesn’t like the ‘screaming fangirl’ side of fame, he has benefitted from the ‘has his pick of roles’ side of fame.

I don’t like Twilight and feel happy to say so publicly. I also think it’s morally problematic in its messages. But the difference between my saying that and Pattinson’s sneering is that i’m not making millions and gaining a massively successful career on the back of the franchise.

So I find his obvious contempt and dislike for the project that brought him fame, money and creative freedom, churlish in the extreme. Horribly hypocritical and insecure. I think he has displayed an extremely distasteful lack of respect for Stephanie Meyer. I don’t like her work but why are we celebrating Pattinson for sneering at the person who has enabled his success?

I also get a sense of a double standard around the treatment of female creators and actors in geek- and cult-media. We give Pattinson more credit for intelligence and critical faculty than Kristen Stewart. When she has been critical she’s been picked up on it, but Pattinson has been continually celebrated for his attitude towards Twilight. So we credit men with seeing through crapness than women? Or do we just expect women to stay polite where men can be outspoken and celebrated for it?

Twilight’s crap and problematic but is it really more crap and more problematic than an awful lot of cult media that is celebrated by geekdom in general and the cast and crew of the franchise in particular? Or is its cardinal crime really that’s it’s girly crap?

I find we hero worship male creators, while female creators are far more open for derision. Catch anyone from the Game Of Thrones franchise, the Doctor Who franchise or the Sherlock franchise having anything less than a worshipful attitude towards George R. R. Martin or Steven Moffat. I don’t think this is just because GRRM is a better writer. I think we see women writers as somehow more criticisable, that their male counterparts; not in the same ivory tower of artistic genius by dint of their sex.

So no, Robert Pattinson seems like a nice enough man in many ways, but I don’t think he deserves praise for deriding Twilight. He chose to be part of it, it has served him very well, and it doesn’t behove him to be so bloody ungracious.

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Not only that, after its discovery, the British aristocracy spent 44 fucking years getting delightfully high off the stuff before it occurred to anyone (American dentists, as it happens) that it might come in quite handy as an anaesthetic so people wouldn’t, for example, have to remain in agonising consciousness while having tumors and the like removed. The priorities of the British aristocracy, ladies and gentlemen.

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Not only that, after its discovery, the British aristocracy spent 44 fucking years getting delightfully high off the stuff before it occurred to anyone (American dentists, as it happens) that it might come in quite handy as an anaesthetic so people wouldn’t, for example, have to remain in agonising consciousness while having tumors and the like removed. The priorities of the British aristocracy, ladies and gentlemen.

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What. The actual fuck.

I picked up a discarded copy of The Times on the train and leafing through in search of the crossword I came across this bile.

If you can’t make out the words in the picture, a woman has written in because her negative body image is making her too insecure to enjoy her sex life.

The reply from Suzi Godson is that she’s probably a bit of a fatty and ought to lose some weight (I’m paraphrasing). A feat she describes as ‘easy’. She also implies that women who have negative self-images but who fail to change their appearance are hypocrites.

(Like I’m sure this woman, whose self-image is ruining a massive part of her life has never thought of trying to drop a couple of pounds, you stupid, ignorant woman.)

This woman doesn’t need to change how she looks she needs help in loving her appearance in and out of a sexual context, and in opening up to her partner about her sexual worries. (Godson mentions these points but treats them as a stopgap until the woman has ‘fixed’ her physical appearance.)

Perhaps the worst thing is that the woman never actually described herself, Godson just assumes that if she’s insecure it must be because she’s ‘too far’ and needs to fix that.

The second I get home I’m emailing The newspaper to express my displeasure. This is The Times for fuck’s sake not the shitting Daily Star. If you share my shock at how harmfully callous and Ill-informed The Times’ ‘Sexual Counsel’ is you can contact them at weekendsex@thetimes.co.uk.

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Don’t forget that the church was literally so impressed they gave him a medal instead of imprisoning him or executing him

Mozart only needed to hear a piece once to play it better than the original. And on top of that, they believed all his music to have been created by someone else, not this kid, so they locked him in a tower for a period of time (forget how long) with only music paper. When they came back all the paper was filled and he had written on the walls as well. AND ALL THE MUSIC WAS PHENOMENAL. how much more perfect can you get than Mozart? If you want to know more: watch the movie Amadeus. It’s historically accurate but also funny at times. Watch. it.

so he was the first to illegally download a song

And for those of you that would like to hear the first illegally downloaded song that the Vatican kept a secret for so long because it was “too beautiful for human knowledge” You can find it here.


The Miserere is more than just ‘a song’ it;s one of the most popular and regarded pieces of music in the entire Western canon. And it’s widely considered one of most transcendently beautiful. And the bit that everyone likes with the boy soprano jumping an octave was all Mozart, the little shit.

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Don’t forget that the church was literally so impressed they gave him a medal instead of imprisoning him or executing him

Mozart only needed to hear a piece once to play it better than the original. And on top of that, they believed all his music to have been created by someone else, not this kid, so they locked him in a tower for a period of time (forget how long) with only music paper. When they came back all the paper was filled and he had written on the walls as well. AND ALL THE MUSIC WAS PHENOMENAL. how much more perfect can you get than Mozart? If you want to know more: watch the movie Amadeus. It’s historically accurate but also funny at times. Watch. it.

so he was the first to illegally download a song

And for those of you that would like to hear the first illegally downloaded song that the Vatican kept a secret for so long because it was “too beautiful for human knowledge” You can find it here.

The Miserere is more than just ‘a song’ it;s one of the most popular and regarded pieces of music in the entire Western canon. And it’s widely considered one of most transcendently beautiful. And the bit that everyone likes with the boy soprano jumping an octave was all Mozart, the little shit.

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So how come my desk looks more like the first picture than the last?

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