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blogging about things, on the irregular

April 18, 2014 1:30 pm

armanarlert:

if u know ur myers briggs personality type please check this out it is literally the coolest thing ever 

ENFJ  is full of my favorite characters/favorite female characters so I guess there’s a reason … (Iroh and Katara, Topanga, Donna Noble, Kaylee Frye, Lt. Hughes, Lily Potter, Pepper Potts, Simba, Elizabeth Swan, Bubbles, Elaine Benes, Clark Kent, Lara Croft …)

Though I’m not entirely certain “Teacher” is the best summation of the type.

Idealists for sure though.

(Source: lcaname, via ariolimax)

April 17, 2014 11:25 pm April 16, 2014 7:15 pm April 9, 2014 3:39 pm
Teaching Consent to Small Children

afrafemme:

A friend and I were out with our kids when another family’s two-year-old came up. She began hugging my friend’s 18-month-old, following her around and smiling at her. My friend’s little girl looked like she wasn’t so sure she liked this, and at that moment the other little girl’s mom came up and got down on her little girl’s level to talk to her.

“Honey, can you listen to me for a moment? I’m glad you’ve found a new friend, but you need to make sure to look at her face to see if she likes it when you hug her. And if she doesn’t like it, you need to give her space. Okay?”

Two years old, and already her mother was teaching her about consent.

My daughter Sally likes to color on herself with markers. I tell her it’s her body, so it’s her choice. Sometimes she writes her name, sometimes she draws flowers or patterns. The other day I heard her talking to her brother, a marker in her hand.

“Bobby, do you mind if I color on your leg?”

Bobby smiled and moved himself closer to his sister. She began drawing a pattern on his leg with a marker while he watched, fascinated. Later, she began coloring on the sole of his foot. After each stoke, he pulled his foot back, laughing. I looked over to see what was causing the commotion, and Sally turned to me.

“He doesn’t mind if I do this,” she explained, “he is only moving his foot because it tickles. He thinks its funny.” And she was right. Already Bobby had extended his foot to her again, smiling as he did so.

What I find really fascinating about these two anecdotes is that they both deal with the consent of children not yet old enough to communicate verbally. In both stories, the older child must read the consent of the younger child through nonverbal cues. And even then, consent is not this ambiguous thing that is difficult to understand.

Teaching consent is ongoing, but it starts when children are very young. It involves both teaching children to pay attention to and respect others’ consent (or lack thereof) and teaching children that they should expect their own bodies and their own space to be respected—even by their parents and other relatives.

And if children of two or four can be expected to read the nonverbal cues and expressions of children not yet old enough to talk in order to assess whether there is consent, what excuse do full grown adults have?

Children are amazing! And we owe them so much more than what the world wants to teach them.

(via veteratorianvillainy)

3:22 pm

teutoniic:

un-toxicated:

finnharriesdick:

kissnecks:

there should be a two year period after high school where it is socially expected that kids not work or go to school or do anything but take road trips, read books, meet new people, and take lots of pictures

yeah that’s called a gap year… don’t you have that?

Not in America…

what

One of the things that bothers me about American education culture is that you are considered “lazy” if you do not jump right into college, or if you take “too long” at community college. 

But the best students I’ve ever known are all people who put time between high school and college. The cultural system will try and tell you that it’s because they regretted not going to college, or are so desperate to improve their situation that they work hard night and day to excel.

But from what I’ve seen, and from my actual life, right now, I think it’s something better, and healthier, and I think it’s something that would make higher education a much more valuable and productive experience for all. 

I think taking time off from education gives you an appreciation for it. In a really good way, not in a regretful way. I’m on a gap year right now, and it’s really helped me to realize how much I love learning, and how rewarding education is. I’m so excited to start graduate school this fall, 100% because of the time I’m taking off from school now.

And in my gap year I’ve had a lot of experiences that I wouldn’t have had if I had jumped straight into grad school that have opened up my perspective in the world, and I think that that will make me an even better student in the year to come. 

The more experience you have, the more the value of education becomes apparent. I wish the system acknowledged this, because we could be building a generation of young, experienced, frighteningly smart people who could really move some mountains.

Oh well.

(Source: maddylioness, via iamnerdtastic)

April 7, 2014 1:40 am April 6, 2014 2:36 am April 2, 2014 11:22 pm April 1, 2014 6:45 pm
"Harry then did something that was both very brave and very stupid."

Harry’s entire life ever summarized into one nice phrase in Chapter 10 of SS (via the-spunky-fox)

(via cookiemarlolongbottom)

March 29, 2014 12:30 am

liamdryden:

sarahmadisonfiction:

supersonicvulcanofyou:

qweety:

science-for-a-star:

Gracia Scale Top

oh my god i want it i want it really bad 

Somebody please draw Deep Dish 9 Garak in this.

oh dear. I want this and it would not look the same on me… ;-)

FRICK. I’d wear this

Reblogging so I can buy this immediately when I have $60 to get rid of

March 27, 2014 4:28 pm

flumpp:

Becoming an adult is learning pasta portion control

never

(via monkeyaround92)

3:47 pm

Dreamt about people puking and my parent’s house

Not a very restful sleep

2:32 am

queenofdorite:

phawxx:

I love calling people nerds even though I’m the actual fucking nerd.

"I fuckin hate nerds" I whisper as i walk around a convention in full cosplay

I feel like some of my friends don’t know that this is what I mean

(via chuppery)

March 25, 2014 2:11 am

bullshit-time:

bullshit-time:

Political Rap.

Relevant.

It’s Davis.

(Source: bullshit-time, via liamdryden)

March 22, 2014 1:29 am
Draw Batman with your eyes closed

I drew batman with my eyes closed and so should you