kinds of intelligence

10 Tips For Feminists Before You Have Children... the fixed version

1. Be the kind of adult you want your child to look up to:

 As Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” This saying can apply to a lot of feminists. Many self identified feminists want women to be empowered, to go into competitive careers and to be equals to men. However, many of these women do not follow this motto themselves. Many believe they are entitled to government handouts, to quotas simply for being female, and don’t take responsibility, believing that any hardships they face are to be blamed on patriarchy.

Do you want your daughter to grow up an empowered woman? Do you want your son to respect and admire women? Then show them through action what an empowered woman looks like. A woman who is intelligent, kind, generous, helpful, useful to the society, who contributes to her family just as much as her husband (or wife) does, and doesn’t feel the need to fear or resent men but see them as colleagues. 

2. Your child is an individual, not a political prop:

Do you remember the article about the woman who took her four-year-old daughter’s dolls, made tiny Women’s March signs for them, and took a picture as though the girl was playing Women’s March with her dolls? Imagine how this girl felt to see her mother feed her words like “Pussy”, “Donald Trump”, “Roe Vs Wade”, “Republican”, things that a four year old child wouldn’t understand.

Don’t do this to your children. A child should learn about the world around them without indoctrination and form their own opinions. And teach them things which are appropriate to their age. You should be teaching a four year old how to read, not about Donald Trump and politics. 

In this polarized time, it is common also for children to have radical and extreme political beliefs, this, while normal, is not healthy when they grow up. Try to slowly move your child to moderate beliefs and teach them that nobody is purely good or evil. 

3. Encourage your child’s interests and future plans 

Not all children act the same. No two boys and girls are alike, and each will have different interests. Sometimes a girl or boy may want to like gender-conforming interests. This is okay. A child can be gender-nonconforming as well, this is also okay. 

Sometimes a girl may want to get married and have children, this is fine. Sometimes a girl may want to be a career woman, this is fine too. Some girls want both. Some boys may want to go into the arts, some boys like science, this is okay. Sometimes you will see a girl who likes Power Rangers and fancy dresses, a boy who likes cooking and Call of Duty, this is also perfectly fine! If your child is gender-conforming, they aren’t brainwashed by patriarchy. If they’re gender non-conforming, there isn’t anything “wrong” with them and it doesn’t necessarily mean they will grow up to be gay or transgender. 

A child’s interests shouldn’t be stigmatized or changed, encourage them. 

4. Create the family structure that is best for your child

While the nucleus or joint family model is considered “traditional” and “best”, sometimes you may have to break traditional structures if these structures are harming your child. Is your child being abused? Does your child have to witness abuses done to you or others? If so, it’s probably time to either divorce or move. Having a traditional family isn’t worth putting your child in psychological distress. 

5. Teach them healthy competition 

There is a difference between being cutthroat and corrupt and competition. Encourage your child to do their best in whatever they do, to aim high and have big dreams. But do not encourage them to manipulate or cheat their way into winning. Make sure your child also understands that how you play the game is just as important as whether or not you win or lose. 

6. Don’t neglect your child

This should go without saying, but a disturbing trend among feminists is to abandon their children for their own pursuits. As a mother, you have a responsibility. Yes you will have a job, yes you will have your own life to live, but you must leave some time for your child. A child needs their parents, and make it a point to keep some time for them no matter how small that time is. 

7. Actions speak louder than words

Remember this feminists. If you want an empowered daughter, teach her to act empowered. Your daughter shouldn’t brag about how she is just as good in CoD as the boys, she should show it by actually beating them. She should show her prowess in STEM, show her physical strength. Teach her that if she wants to be empowered, she should let her character and actions speak, not any sort of ideology or her words. 

And as for your son, teach him the same thing. A strong man shows his strength through his character and actions just as a strong woman does. And most importantly, a strong person respects people, men and women, and doesn’t put them down. 

Rising: Someone’s first impression of you is _____.

Aries: Energetic
Taurus: Kind
Gemini: Intelligent
Cancer: Loving
Leo: Strong
Virgo: Practical
Libra: Peaceful
Scorpio: Mysterious
Sagittarius: Optimistic
Capricorn: Ambitious
Aquarius: Impartial
Pisces: Creative

Sun: You are _____, ______, ______.

Aries: Strong-Willed, Aggressive, Energetic.
Taurus: Stubborn, Patient, Kind.
Gemini: Intelligent, Witty, Sociable.
Cancer: Generous, Clingy, Spontaneous.
Leo: Strong, Confident, Loyal.
Virgo: Organized, Reliable, Modest.
Libra: Balanced, Peaceful, Charming.
Scorpio: Loving, Possessive, Secretive.
Sagittarius: Optimistic, Adventurous, Blunt.
Capricorn: Independent, Successful, Ambitious.
Aquarius: Clever, Trustworthy, Honest.
Pisces: Dreamy, Artistic, Compassionate.

Moon: The way you develop emotionally is ______.

Aries: Gratifying
Taurus: Strong
Gemini: Restless
Cancer: Nurturing
Leo: Dramatic
Virgo: Intelligent
Libra: Balanced
Scorpio: Intuitive
Sagittarius: Powerful
Capricorn: Efficient
Aquarius: Progressive
Pisces: Creative

Mercury: You communicate with ______.

Aries: Aggression
Taurus: Deliberation
Gemini: Wittiness
Cancer: Intuition
Leo: Intellection
Virgo: Logic
Libra: Intelligence
Scorpio: Passion
Sagittarius: Honesty
Capricorn: Clarity
Aquarius: Versatility
Pisces: Gentleness


Venus: The way you love is ______.

Aries: Childlike
Taurus: Secure
Gemini: Witty
Cancer: Committed
Leo: Loyal
Virgo: Practical
Libra: Balanced
Scorpio: Strong
Sagittarius: Idealistic
Capricorn: Serious
Aquarius: Rebellious
Pisces: Charming


Mars: You take action with ______.

Aries: Aggression
Taurus: Strength
Gemini: Passion
Cancer: Devotion
Leo: Vitality
Virgo: Logic
Libra: Balance
Scorpio: Willpower
Sagittarius: Pride
Capricorn: Ambition
Aquarius: Confidence
Pisces: Intellection

A lot of these posts “””defending””” Molly Hooper after that last episode are really rubbing me up the wrong way, because I swear NONE of y’all have given a single shit about Molly until now. I’ve had to endure 3 years of people saying it’s “pathetic” that Molly slapped Sherlock because he “didn’t return her feelings” (WHICH IS NOT WHY SHE HIT HIM OH MY GOD), and I’ve had to listen to people say her silly crush on Sherlock is embarrassing or that she needs to grow up and move on. Even when she’s been praised, she hasn’t been praised as an engaging and interesting character, as the sweet, kind and intelligent young pathologist she is, she’s been praised because she allegedly serves as a prop to further a relationship between two gay men. Which - guess what guys, IS NOT PROGRESSIVE. 

But oh, now that her feelings have finally been vindicated, now suddenly it’s poor Molly and Molly deserves better. But listen. I’m the first person to say that Sherlock’s got major problems with writing women. Ask me about Mary’s fridging sometime. And yes, I wish to God Molly had more screentime, but this idea that her final scene is about glamorising abusive relationships or that Molly was nothing but a prop is killing me.

Do you know what I saw when I watched that scene with Eurus and Molly?

I saw a character who had undergone tremendous growth over the past four seasons. Originally intended as a one-off, but so spellbindingly brought to life by Loo Brealey that she was made a non-canon recurring character, Molly has grown from timid, mousy and submissive to a woman more than willing to stand up for herself, whose kindness is her strength and whose love was the undoing of Moriarty. She’s smart - she’s the literal embodiment of medical and pathological knowledge in Sherlock’s mind palace. She proved you can be soft and strong, that vulnerability doesn’t have to mean weakness, and that you can stand up to someone and demand better treatment in a gentle voice. 

And, God forbid, she’s also in love with a man. But she’s never been given the opportunity to say so. Her feelings, which have been a strength and a weakness, are visible enough to us and everyone in the show, but she’s never said it out loud. 

Now, truth in fiction is a rare substance. It always takes a tremendous amount of pressure for two people to be completely honest with each other, especially if that truth concerns feelings of love. The question, “what will it take to make Molly tell Sherlock she loves him?” is answered in this scene. And the answer is: Sherlock needs to say I love you first. 

And do you know who was in control in that scene? Molly. Every single step of the way. At any moment she could have told Sherlock to stick it up his arse and hung up. There would have been no repercussions for her. Sherlock tries in myriad ways to get an I love you and she blocks him every time, says “leave me alone,” tells him she won’t let him make fun of her, tells him she’s not an experiment. She hasn’t been treated well by Sherlock and John this season, is still grieving over Mary, is probably suffering depression, and she’s sick of Sherlock’s nonsense. She’s willing to help if it’s urgent, but she’s done playing games. 

She tells him she can’t say it because it’s true. It’s always been true. She’s always loved him. Do you have any idea how long we’ve waited for her feelings to be validated? At last, no, it’s not a stupid girlish crush, it’s not infatuation, it’s a beautiful, selfless love that she cherishes for him. She loves this man. She saved his life. She stood up to him. She refused to tolerate shabby treatment from him. She was happy to be his friend. She moved on and found a new man, but when Sherlock came back, she had to be honest with herself, and she decided it would be better to be alone than marry a man she doesn’t really love. She is so brave, and so selfless, and she’s never once made her feelings his problem. That’s why she begs him - don’t make me say it because it’s true, it’s always been true.  

And then, still feeling like this must be a game somehow, she challenges him to say it first. Go on. If you want me to make a fool of myself, then you have to go first. I’m not jumping until you do. Molly can see through him; he can’t manipulate her like he did in S1. She’s not that person anymore. And he’s not that person anymore, either. Eurus didn’t rig Molly’s flat with explosives, and Sherlock didn’t win when he supposedly saved her life, because it wasn’t about that. It was about torturing Sherlock emotionally, and where once he manipulated her without a second thought, hurting Molly now is like vivisection to him. Eurus - Molly - both get him to admit “I love you” - twice. Once, because he was trying to save her life - the second time because he realised it was true. As a friend, or something more, who even cares, he loves her and he realises just how much. 

And still, Molly is in control. She can hang up, if she wants. She contemplates it. But then, almost kissing the phone, perhaps having recognised the note of sincerity in his voice, she whispers, I love you.

Too often an unrequited crush ends when a character suddenly finds a new man or woman, falls in love, and gets over their old feelings, and has a happily ever after with this random new person. But I’ve always found that maddeningly dissatisfying, and even though it comes from horrific circumstances, I’m so glad that Molly’s feelings were validated, not because Sherlock returned them, but simply because those feelings are hers, and they are real, they’ve always been real, and it hurts, god it hurts, but at least she was able to be honest. The cut has been made, the truth is revealed, and now she can begin to heal. She doesn’t have to keep those words festering inside her. Molly loves Sherlock, and it took him telling her he loved her to admit that. 

And Sherlock’s a wreck afterwards. He caresses those words “I love you” and thinks about how he always believed caring was not an advantage. He thinks about selfless, kind Molly Hooper, who had always loved him, and saved him, whose love was her strength, whose love was doomed, who would not suppress or deny her feelings, but merely kept them to herself to spare him discomfort and then - 

He thinks about Molly in that coffin. He thinks about losing her. He thinks about what he’s just said to her. He thinks of how he’s hurt her.

No.

He loses control. Always, he’s pretended to be pure intellect, has always clung to rationality, but in this moment he is nothing but emotion. Rage, pain, fear, sadness, needing to destroy this coffin, smashing it to pieces, screaming in agony because of how much he feels for this woman. 

Molly loves Sherlock. We’ve known for a long time. And I truly feel that Molly being allowed to own those feelings, because they are hers, regardless of whether they are reciprocated or not, is far more powerful than sweeping them under the rug and pretending they never existed or that she got over them just fine. This is how she feels, and no she won’t tolerate poor treatment because of them, and no she won’t put up with him playing games, but yes - she will be there when he needs her, because that’s just who she is. 

I understand

that as the phandom we like to make fun of dan and participate in his self deprecating humour, but it needs to tone down a lot. Instead of congratulating or talking about his accomplishments we put a focal point on all of his failures. He was in an actual documentary, he co wrote two books, he wrote the script for tatinof, he wrote a song for the show, and in the middle of all of that, he has weekly liveshows and makes videos for his main channel and for the gaming channel. He deserves all the love and appreciation we can give, not an endless list of memes created to bully him

we constantly praise Phil because we feel that as the “underdog” or the one with less subscribers he needs the extra motivation, but Dan deserves the same. He is wonderfully kind and intelligent, and we should start to recognize that.

Send ‘Look into my eyes’ and my muse will bold what they see

| Hope | Love | Passion | Hate | Resentment | Envy | Indifference | Confidence | Insecurity | Greed | Desire | Optimism | Spite | Hostility | Kindness | Warmth | Intelligence | Experience | Trauma | Aggression | Gentleness |  Arrogance | Pride | Lust | Cruelty | You’re soft | You’re trusting | You seem honest | You’re humble | You’re cold | You’re closed off | You’re reserved and guarded | You’re unfeeling | You’re remorseless | You’re heartless | You’re inhuman | You’re frightening | You’re frightened | You’re devious | You’re unpredictable | You’re struggling | You’re lost | You’re broken | You’re disheartened | You seem headstrong | You seem difficult | You’re stubborn | I see hope | I see purpose | I see absolute conviction | I see compassion | I see a shining light | I see shattered remains | I see something familiar | I see a friend | I see an enemy | I see a lover | I see thirst for blood | I see malicious intent | I see pity | You’re pitiful | I see darkness | You’re unwavering | You’re pure | You’re noble |

anonymous asked:

consider: AU where allura signs up to be penpals with a deployed soldier, who happens to be shiro...

YAAAS & please consider…

  • starts off very formal, shorter letters, that grow longer and more raw and honest the longer they write to each other
  • shiro’s handwriting gets shakier/messier when he loses his dominant hand while out in the trenches
  • allura grows more attached & more worried about him as time goes on
  • they exchange just letters for a long, LONG time before ever meeting in person 
  • allura sends him a picture of herself and if shiro didn’t have a crush before oh boy he’s got it bad because not only is she kind and intelligent she’s beautiful
  • he keeps the picture tucked into his breast pocket of his jacket, where it’ll be safe. over his heart.
  • it takes longer for him to get a photo to her but once he does she is similarly blown away bc oh no, he’s hot
  • when shiro has a brief leave they meet for the first time and there’s this weird, stifling moment when their eyes meet, because what if interacting in person is different than in pen and -
  • shiro sticks out his metal hand. “it’s nice to meet you.”
  • allura breaks into a smile, “it’s nice to meet you too,” and shakes his hand, but doesn’t let go.
  • she tugs him into a kiss and he wraps his arm around her waist and they break away with huge grins
  • a year after his service is over he proposes

every time i am really unmotivated, i ask myself what kind of a person i want to be. do i want to be hardworking, kind, determined and intelligent? do i want to create something meaningful, to make a difference? do i want to be the person others look up to? 

and then i ask myself what i can do to become that person a little bit more.

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i’m quite hurt by what some kids said about my little brother today. children and people in general can be so judgemental sometimes… sigh. but it’s alright, i know he’s a genuinely kind and intelligent human bean. i hope he knows that.

anyway!!! on the bright side of things, i made myself a chai latte, reviewed old bio notes, and am listening to uplifting 80s rock. hope everyone’s having a good weekend!

Courage

I hope requests aren’t piling up and overwhelming you just yet. Haha. Could I request a scenario where Newt and the reader have feelings for each other and everyone can clearly see it, including themselves, but they just never get around to admitting it but they’re still fluffy and adorably couple-like (ex. holding hands, playing with each other’s hair, sneaky kisses)? Thank you very much! :)

A/N: im so horrible at following the prompt sorry :P i did get a bit carried away😂 

Warnings: Fluff


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Originally posted by hardyness

Everyone was over at the Goldsteins’ for Thanksgiving. Newt had decided to surprise the sisters by coming back from England, but that wasn’t the only reason he came. Y/N, a beautiful, kind, intelligent girl who he had fancied for quite some time was currently staying at the sisters’ flat- er, apartment. She was the only thing he regretted leaving behind when he left New York. He had decided to surprise her as well, with something a little extra than just showing up at the apartment.


Currently, Newt was walking up the stairs to get to the door of the apartment, carrying nothing but his briefcase and a new pocket watch. He didn’t want to be late for the get-together, especially when he was trying to impress you. Jacob had told him what time they were all meeting, though it was hard for him to keep it from Queenie for obvious reasons. As he reached the 3rd floor, he spotted their door and hurried over. He hesitated before he knocked. What if they didn’t want to see him? What if they would get mad at him for popping in uninvited? 


Newt took in a shaky breath and rapped his knuckles on the wooden door. There was a delay between his knock and an answer, presumably because they had all been preparing tonight’s meal. When the door opened, however, he was met with a glorious sight. There you stood, wearing a short coral dress that Queenie had made, looking beautiful as ever. Your eyes lit up as soon as you saw the man, and you ran over to hug him.


“Newty!” You exclaimed, wrapping your arms around his neck.


“S-still keeping the pet names, I-I presume.” Newt stammered, returning the gesture. You pulled away from him to examine his face.


“Crashing Thanksgiving dinner, I see.” You said, raising an eyebrow.


Newt could only divert his gaze to the ground. You laughed and grabbed his hand as you led him inside. The sisters’ attention was currently focused on their cooking, but Jacob smiled as you came in. He noticed the both of you were holding hands, and gave Newt a thumbs’ up in approval. Newt could only blush and look the other way. When the sisters finally did notice the two of you, they had already set the food on the table, waiting for you.


“Mr. Scamander!” Tina greeted, putting her hand on her hip. “How nice of you to join us!”


“Ah, so that’s what Jacob was hiding from me.” Queenie teasingly pouted, looking at Jacob. He could only smile in response.


“W-well yes, ah-I mean I was-er, hoping to.. s-surprise you! Yes, that’s it!“ Newt sputtered, an unconvincing grin on his face.


“You know I can read minds, Mr. Scamander..” Queenie reminded him, only taking a moment to glance at you. Newt looked down at the floor, rocking back and forth on his heels.


“Ah, bugger that.” You said, squeezing Newt’s hand before going to sit down at the table. “There’s an extra chair in the corner for you to pull up at the table.”
Newt smiled at you before going to fetch the chair. Neither of you noticed the questioning glances exchanged by the others.


Currently, you were down in Newt’s briefcase after stuffing yourself to your limit. You had intended on feeding Frank, the thunderbird, but you both decided on observing the animals instead. You currently sat together in front of a stunning waterfall, Newt’s head in your lap as you played with his hair. Many exotic birds flew above your head, as you recall Newt naming them tumbaliks. You two were very content in each other’s arms, not wanting to be anyplace else.


“Newty, what’s that one called?” You asked, pointing to a beast that looked like a human, only with a slightly larger nose and limbs.

“That my dear, is a Pukwudgie.” He explained while sitting up, eyes gleaming. “They are very rare creatures. I found this one in New Zealand.”


Ah. New Zealand. You were reminded that his stay wouldn’t be permanent; he had mentioned more than once that he was leaving in a matter of days. Your happy mood was instantly dampened, which was immediately noticeable by Newt. He turned to face you, as you looked down at the ground, a certain glint in your eyes that was all too familiar to him. He sighed, lifting his hand to your face. Lightly grasping your chin with his fingertips, he tilted your chin upwards to face him.


“Hey,” He spoke in a hushed tone, tenderness showing in his glistening eyes. “You’re n-not sad about me leaving, are you?”


“Hm,” you grunted, looking away. “I suppose it’s not impossible.”


Looking back into his eyes, you saw his gaze falter as he reached for something in his pocket. You became curious as to what he had hidden in his jacket. His cheeks became visibly redder as he pulled out an object- some sort of paper. Scratching the back of his neck, he handed you the object as he looked to the side. You gently took it from his hands, the words on it becoming now visible to your eyes.


“Royal Ferry.. admission for on- NEWTON!”


“I-I-uh- well y-you s-see I thought I’d- I mean you’d like it, I-I mean a-after all this rhyme- t-time-”


“No, no.. this is, perfect.” You said, cutting him off.
“I’ve always wanted to travel the world, a-and now I get to do it with you!” You said, beaming.


He smiled down at you lovingly, pressing a sweet kiss to the tip of your nose, causing the both of you to blush a bright red. You grinned uncontrollably, bringing the poor man into a bear hug and toppling into the water. Shrieking, you jumped at the sensation of the cold water, only to find yourself completely soaked. You sat up, finding that your eyes had been temporarily blinded by the change in atmosphere. You squinted, trying desperately to find Newt, only to be hauled out of the water and over his shoulder. He carried you under the waterfall as a series of shrieks and exclamations escaped your mouth. As he pulled you out of the water, you started to punch his back, ordering that he put you down, which earned a chuckle from him. He plopped you down in the water as you protested, looking at you as if to say, ‘I did what you told me to do.’


Grinning, you stood up and tackled Newt into the water. You never knew that he had a fun side in him. He playfully pushed you off of  his chest and threw off his trench coat, rolling up his white sleeves. You ran up to him, only to start tickling his sides mercilessly. As the two of you engaged in a full on tickle war, it seemed like you had drunken entire bottles of gigglewater. Eventually, Newt got fed up and wrapped his arms around your waist, hoisting you up and out of the water. As you laughed, you wrapped your legs around his waist and threw your head back, grinning like an idiot. 

Eventually, the two of you calmed down enough to where you could see the heat of the situation. After Newt awkwardly set you down with a red face, you tried to lighten up the mood by racing him back to the small cabin. You won, of course, getting a head-start after giving Newt a peck on the cheek and effectively stunning him for a few seconds. You and Newt counted that as one of the most hilarious days of your lives as you exited the briefcase, laughing like you two were schoolgirls. Neither you nor Newt dared speak about the embarrassing scene at the waterfall, brushing it off as if everything was fine. The only problem was, both of you knew that you had a mutual attraction, but neither had the courage to say it.

vine

kashikoikawaiisaschachen  asked:

How intelligent do you think Zack really is? I think half of his stupidity comes from the lack of education. He did have some moments of intelligence, like when he was trying to figure out the writing of Ray's name.

Actually I think Zack isn’t that dumb. 

You’re right, half of his stupidity probably comes from his lack of education and when he tries, he can do it. He read Ray’s name, but at Eddie’s floor, he also thought of going to the other room with a crack on the wall because he deduced himself that it was connected to the room where Ray currently was. He deduced himself as well that the rock in front of Ray’s tomb was his tomb. He thought of asking Ray to get a lighter weapon for him in Episode 3 after he was hurt. He can wrap and unwrap his bandages himself. Once Ray told him that the cell bars were made of steel and he tested it once, he knew not to hit the bars again. In the game, he himself thinks of the vent as a place where Ray hasn’t searched yet in the poison room. He has survived alone during all this time without ever getting caught by the police. 

Also, the syringe’s room: he plans things out, there. If Ray dies, then he’s basically done for. However, if he dies, then Ray will have a problem, and as Cathy said, the syringe’s serum is not deadly. He think about that and that’s why he takes the two syringes. Knowing his vitality and strength, plus maybe the effect of the vitamins, he had good chances of surviving. Zack taking the two syringes was actually the best decision to get out of this dilemma. 

So yeah, he’s not an idiot. If he had received a proper education, went to school, etc. he would probably be way smarter. 

But as his resumes says, thinking is not his forte and he’s poor at planning. He just doesn’t think things through. That’s not how he works. He’s someone who acts a lot on instinct: act first and think after. He doesn’t take his time to think: when he has an idea, he goes for it.

That can be really stupid (aka breaking the card in the poison room, thinking that Ray could have gone through a locked door at B6) but that can also be really useful (aka throwing Ray into the vent) because he doesn’t ask himself too many questions.

He doesn’t hesitate often. That’s not how he works. He does things and if it doesn’t work, well fuck it. Planning is not his thing. 

That could come from his childhood, with survival instinct BUT SURVIVAL INSTINCT SHOULD HAVE PREVENTED YOU FROM SITTING IN A SUSPICIOUS LOOKING CHAIR IN THE MIDDLE OF AN EXECUTION ROOM, ZACK.

So I would say that Zack is naturally not a thinking person like Ray - he wouldn’t be a top grade student for example - and his lack of education doesn’t help. However, he’s far from being a complete moron: he has an instinctive kind of intelligence and can be quite clever. 

Smackle is a woman of colour who is autistic, She is portrayed as kind funny and extremely intelligent. She is important representation to a lot of people, so don’t hate on her just because of a ship, her character is so much more than that.