The results showed that both boys and girls were able to crawl the same degree of incline. However, the predictions of the mothers were correct within one degree for the boys and underestimated their daughter’s ability by nine degrees.
What this shows is that the presumption that boys are more physical causes parents to encourage their boys more in physical activities while cautioning their girls. This further translates into providing more opportunities for boys to be physical and fewer for girls. The result?
Boys actually do develop stronger physical skills than girls. But not because of anything innate or biological, but rather because of the gender roles that the parents subconsciously projected onto their babies.
The experiment mentioned is available in full HERE.
Here’s the thing about being pro choice that people don’t get…
You don’t have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That’s why it’s not called pro abortion. It’s an understanding that you can’t make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It’s pro I’m not the boss of everyone else.
This is important.
@just-a-mirror-for-the-sun said: I hope things go alright! things sound tough right now but university will hopefully be a good experience! my first year really helped me get out of my depression and I hope it does the same for you :)
Aww that’s awesome, I really hope it does. Thanks :). Hope you have a lovely day/night!
First step to feeling better: Asked for help. I’ll start therapy and meds for depression. I’m also planning on making some lifestyle changes, like changing my eating habits and doing exercise regularly (maybe dance lessons, and yoga…that’d be nice). I’m starting university in a week (I won’t be living there, there’s no such thing as “dorms” in my country, we live close to universities) and I want to be able to cope, so I’m hoping things will start getting better once I make those changes and start with therapy. It’ll be a tough year…recently I talked to my mum and explained how I feel ignored by her and described how she hurts me, and she said she’s done with me. Since then she’s been ignoring me even more, and she’s mean to me when she does talk to me. So..I’ll have to deal with that, cause moving isn’t a choice for me and I depend on my parents financially. I’m hoping therapy will help me deal with that. There’s other stuff, like my 16 year-old sister being pregnant and due in April. She’s got BPD and she’s off meds (and refuses to take them again once the baby is born), and it’s been hard to deal with her…and I can only imagine how irritated (and thus, aggressive towards me) she’ll get once the baby is born. Plus her boyfriend has been staying at our house for a month now…they fight all the time, and him being home all the time makes me very uncomfortable. I even caught him peeking on me while I was “asleep”, now how fucking creepy is that. But there’s nothing I can do, my parents don’t really care if I’m uncomfortable or not, and confronting him doesn’t seem like the best thing to do, since he’ll be around here a lot and he’s aggressive. I don’t know, just ranting. I hope I can keep my head up, despite how bad things get this year. I just gotta make it through the shit going on at home, cause apart form that, I’m really excited about university and making new friends and parties and aw :) thinking about it makes me smile.
tell your daughter
you yell at her
out of love
you teach her to confuse
anger with kindness
which seems like a good idea
till she grows up to
trust men who hurt her
cause they look so much
You know why women often say “nothing’s wrong” when something is definitely bothering them
It’s because men have been belittling, minimizing and mocking our emotions forever
And we are socialized to be as passive and undemanding and selfless as possible, and not to run any risk of bothering or angering a man lest he abandon or hurt us
It’s not passive aggression, it is fear
oh my god
"all opinions are valid" only applies to subjective shit like ice cream flavours, when it come to whether or not certain types of people are allowed to live safe and comfortable lives, I’d say objectivity was pretty fucking important.
I can’t believe this common sense bullshit got so many notes