Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.


firstbook:

Do you agree with Anne?

firstbook:

Do you agree with Anne?



vvincestiel:

czarcastic-dog:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

narwhalqueens:

a movie about two asexual aromantic best friends who have a best friend marriage for tax benefits

that does not end with a scene of swelling music and passionate kiss where they realize they really do love each other after all

It ends with a fist bump or something. I’m on board. 

but it should end with the big swell of music that makes people think they’re going for the kiss when really it’s for the fist bump ending

(via what-lovely-books)


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bl-ossomed:

prostituting:

desmond-the-creppy-bear:


The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid

people, you may never see an image like this again… so yeah, reblog it

Ya well I can’t blame them for climbing that
Just look at that incredible fucking view

amazing

bl-ossomed:

prostituting:

desmond-the-creppy-bear:

The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid

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Ya well I can’t blame them for climbing that

Just look at that incredible fucking view

amazing

(via rocka-essie)


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bl-ossomed:

prostituting:

desmond-the-creppy-bear:


The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid

people, you may never see an image like this again… so yeah, reblog it

Ya well I can’t blame them for climbing that
Just look at that incredible fucking view

amazing

bl-ossomed:

prostituting:

desmond-the-creppy-bear:

The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid

people, you may never see an image like this again… so yeah, reblog it

Ya well I can’t blame them for climbing that

Just look at that incredible fucking view

amazing

(via rocka-essie)


bl-ossomed:

prostituting:

desmond-the-creppy-bear:


The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid

people, you may never see an image like this again… so yeah, reblog it

Ya well I can’t blame them for climbing that
Just look at that incredible fucking view

amazing

bl-ossomed:

prostituting:

desmond-the-creppy-bear:

The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid

people, you may never see an image like this again… so yeah, reblog it

Ya well I can’t blame them for climbing that

Just look at that incredible fucking view

amazing

(via rocka-essie)


telapathetic:

this show never fails me

(via rocka-essie)