this is a really important photoset

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People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

drcaesars-palace replied to your post: aureliusdraws replied to your photoset: …

I think the key detail is: Is the silhouette just an offhanded example in the video, or will it be used in the game? If it’s not going to be in his game, then he’s not in the wrong as far as I’m concerned. People use images from other sources all the time, and if it isn’t a super important thing, and is just being used offhandedly, then it doesn’t really matter all that much. If he DOES plan to use the silhouette in his game, sure, i’ll be against it, but otherwise, no.

He is 100% in the wrong for using it TO promote his game. You don’t use someone else’s art without permission (art being fanart of another game even lol) to promote YOUR game. That’s scummy and wrong. And if he has monetization enabled on the video that’s even worse! It doesn’t matter what it’s used for or how long it was on the screen for, the fact is he used someone else’s art without permission and thinks that’s ok.

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THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PHOTOSET TO ME BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE KAMAMOTO IS SHOVED ASIDE AS COMIC RELIEF OR NOT AS IMPORTANT AND YATA BUT LIKE KAMAMOTO IS THE ONE ON THE FRONT LINES KEEPING EVERYBODY IN CHECK AND DIRECTING THEM LIKE KAMAMOTO IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

HE’S GOT LEGIT LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND HE’S STRONG AS FUCK AND I FUCKING LOVE KAMAMOTO RIKIO AND SO SHOULD YOU

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Got to the last page in my school notebook today at class, so have some highlights of some old doodles. (So ignore my handwriting/notes Xp)

(I may consider digitizing a few of these still, but we’ll see).

Theres captions for context on each!

so i don’t have photosets of this but there was an episode of Arthur that i think is really important

essentially Buster reveals he’s never read a book and he’s gotta read one for his book report or else he’ll be held back. they try getting him to read different books but he just gets easily distracted and can’t read any of them, even a little kid’s book that’s like 10 pages long. and then he finds this one book that’s waaay beyond his reading level and finishes it in one night and i think that’s really important like sometimes our intelligence develops differently and you can’t expect someone to be good at something they’re not interested in and engagement is important

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Rilaya Week 2016 - Day 3: Favorite Quote(s)

“I could’ve been them. R-Riley, I would’ve been them…but I’m not. Because they think a hammer and a brick makes you strong. And that, as much as I wanted to throw a brick through a window, I know that if I did that, that’s what would make me weak. I’m strong because there’s something inside me that stops me now. It knows how important you’ve been in my life and - it’ll never let me do any real damage as long as I live. … That part inside me - I’m gonna call Dorothy.”
-Maya Hart, 3x07 - Girl Meets True Maya-

“I know that, if you’re lucky in this life, you get an extraordinary relationship. My mother and my father met each other very early and stayed together for the rest of their lives. Our first boyfriends, Maya. Who knows how long that’s going to last? We’re going to meet new people all of the time. But, if there’s one thing I know for sure in my life - it’s that you - are my extraordinary relationship, Maya.”
-Riley Matthews, 3x09 - Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 2)-

There are a million Rilaya quotes that I like of course, but I tried to settle primarily on one for each of them.

3x07 is a defining moment for Maya. And her focus is on how powerful Riley’s influence has been in her life. Riley makes her strong. I love the juxtaposition against 1x01, where Maya says: “I go too far and I don’t think that’s gonna stop. I’m bad for you.” Which eventually leads into another of my favorite exchanges.

Maya: Riley, I’m pushing you away because I’m not good for you anymore.
Riley: Only I decide that. Y’know why?
Maya: Why?
Riley: Because, if this is my world now, the first person I want in it - is you.
Maya: You’re gonna save me aren’t ya?
Riley: … I am.

Maya goes from “I go too far and I don’t think that’s gonna stop” to “I’m strong because there’s something inside me that stops me now.” I take this to mean that Riley is making good on her promise to save Maya by helping her become the best version of herself. Riley gives Maya a strength that Maya never thought she would have.

“I’m gonna get you in that door, Maya.”
-Riley, 2x14-

“That little girl pushed those doors open with the power of love.”
-Evelyn, 1x01-

Riley opens doors for Maya. There are all kinds of moments along the way, but 3x07 is the culmination of those moments. Just when the audience is led to think that Maya has gone too far again, we learn that Maya has become stronger from knowing how important Riley has been in her life. That’s love, pure and simple. A soulmate doesn’t make you a better person; you do that yourself, because they inspire you.

Then we have Riley in 3x09. She delivers an elaborate speech about her parents, parallels her relationship with Maya to America’s sweethearts Cory and Topanga again. And she even seems to be banking on the idea that her first boyfriend won’t be important to her for the rest of her life.

I talked in last year’s Rilaya week about how important Rilaya/Corpanga parallels are to me: “I don’t want them to be a carbon copy of Cory and Topanga. … Copying them directly would be redundant and silly. That said, I desperately want a same sex love story that is like the Cory and Topanga story.” The way I see it, Girl Meets World is telling that story. And they’re either telling it as a genuine romance or as deliberate queerbait; there is no middle ground anymore.

These two moments, in 3x07 and 3x09, are what firmly establish for me that the romantic subtext is not an accident. I can only hope against hope that hope isn’t for suckers anymore and that the show really is setting up one of the best, most important, slow-burning, subtle romance stories I’ve ever seen.

homura-bakura replied to your photoset: Ah, so that’s why he picked Judai first then?…

buckle for never knowing the answer to those questions lol because they literally never address the fact that Fubuki met the Gravekeepers ever again lol

Dang it, why’d they have to go and drop the ball on that? Maybe it’s not actually important in the grand scheme of things but I still really would have liked to know what went on there. And especially why Sara gave Judai a message for him. :\

i-am-huff-le-puff  asked:

1) Well done on 6k! 2) Do you have any editing tips as yours are amazing💛

Aww thank you so much cute ! And about the editing: it really depends on the edit tbh but I’ll try to give some general tips and I really hope they will be a bit helpful ❤️❤️

  1. Finding the right (+ good quality) pictures. Especially when you make a photoset (=more than one picture) it’s very important to find matching pictures (regarding the colours etc) I think. Finding the right pictures can take some time but it’s definitely worth it (I gave some tips about finding pictures here).
  2. Using the right sharpening settings (/action). Recently I see a loooot edits that are very over sharpend which means they look super grainy and like ‘low quality’. I would suggest to figure out a sharpening action that just isn’t too sharp or just look for a sharpening action (there are tons of nice sharpening actions on tumblr e.g. here).
  3. Using the right colouring. To make a edit look ‘nice’ using the right colouring is the most important thing I think tbh. You can either make your own colouring or you use a psd (which is easier I think, I’m not very good with colouring so I usally use psds)(again you can find tons of psds on tumblr e.g. here).

And tbh I think those are the three most important points ! I made a tutorial about poster edits where I gave a lot general tips regarding editing which you can see here. I hope that all helps at least a bit cuutie ❤️

meancereal replied to your photoset “07.13.17 // you ever think about just how much waste is produced by…”

I seriously think about this everyday. I’ve talked with several people about trying to figure out a protocol to recycle the plastic or find a way to safely digest materials down to be re-used ie. 3D printing. It would be a huuuuge pain in the ass and probably really complicated to figure out a way to clean off hazardous materials etc. but in the long run, really important

also I’m quite certain right now, absolutely nothing gets recycled

that’s a good idea! so i googled whether biohazardous waste gets recycled and turns out some of it does. it gets sterilized, then melted down. but that’s only for plastic. idk what happens to say, gloves, and needles.

rationalhippie  asked:

I think #girlswithtoys just proved that women in stem issue is baseless, and all this hyperbolic "women don't go to stem because sexism" has zero credibility. Look at all these female scientists!!! All of them exceptions?

You’re so wrong its laughable. The reason the hashtag is important is because it highlights successful women in STEM careers which gives aspiring scientists role models and encouragement to succeed. Are you really arguing that a few thousands photos of women in Science suddenly means that women are equal in STEM fields? Nothing could be further from the truth.

I’m a man, and even I understand this. I am the one who has been creating and sharing these photosets ( shychemist is my personal blog), because I realize how important movements like this are. Even when women get into stem fields, rampant sexism, discrimination and unequal treatement can push them out.

Any opportunity I get I will encourage women in STEM fields. They deserve to be there and succeed just as much as a man.

Let me educate you:

NEW RESEARCH PROVES GENDER BIAS EXTRAORDINARILY PREVALENT IN STEM CAREERS

Columbia Business School experiments show that hiring managers chose men twice as often for careers in science, technology, engineering and math

Bias Persists for Women of Science, a Study Finds

Science professors at American universities widely regard female undergraduates as less competent than male students with the same accomplishments and skills, a new study by researchers at Yale concluded.

As a result, the report found, the professors were less likely to offer the women mentoring or a job. And even if they were willing to offer a job, the salary was lower.

This is a must read which goes deeply into why women are discouraged and discriminated against in STEM fields:

Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

Here’s some more:

Women Deterred From Many Fields by Stereotypes of ‘Brilliance’

Teacher Prejudices Put Girls Off Math, Science

Sexual Harassment and Assault Prove Common During Scientific Field Studies

Women Scientists Share Their Awful Stories Of Sexism In Publishing

Sexism In Science? UK Study Finds Women Scientists Get Fewer Grants, Less Funding Than Male Counterparts

Gender Inequality in STEM Fields

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, fields are exceedingly male dominated with women making up only 24 percent of such occupations in the United States. Starting from a young age, girls are made to believe that their abilities are not sufficient enough satisfy the requirements in such ‘complicated’ fields and that boys are just more suitable for such jobs. Many are taught and that even if they were to take interest in such subjects, it would be unnecessary since the fields are male dominated and they would never be able to excel in them. Overall societal pressures and expectations force women to conform to gender norms that hinder their participation and development in STEM fields. Gender inequality in STEM fields reflect hierarchical system that further discourages women from working in them.

Gender disparities in scientific field expectations start at a young age. Researchers such as Sadker and Zittleman suggest that the classroom environment in elementary schools often favor boys over girls as studies showed that “teachers called on boys more, commented more on their work, and praised them more” , creating a discouraging environment for young girls making them feel less competent in academic fields. Corroborated by researcher, Andre found that boys in the same grade feel they have a higher proficiency in physical sciences than girls , leading to girls in grades 4-6 often feeling that boys are better at math and sciences, particularly physical sciences. A decrease in science ability perception for students in grades 5-8 existed for girls only ; these misconceptions reflect career aspirations as a report by the US Department of Education found that, “boys were more than twice as likely as girls to aspire to be scientists or engineers (9 and 3 percent, respectively)” as early as the eighth grade . This evidence points to a societal perception that young girls experience and believe that science is for boys and not for girls. While these girls were taught names of great scientists such as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Galileo Galilei, all who were males, they were never exposed to any female professionals in such fields. Without any women role models to look up to, the girls were subconsciously made to believe that women were just not fit to do such jobs. This perception continued to exist in the home as well as the school with even parents having higher expectations for boys’ scientific abilities ; girls had no place to stand in STEM subjects.

Even after entering STEM majors, women continue to face societal pressures and negative stereotypes about their abilities in colleges. A survey of college freshmen by the Higher Education Research Institute showed that 29 percent of male freshmen planned to enter STEM majors while only 15 female freshmen planned to enter similar majors. Gender roles tie women to certain fields even within STEM that are more generally seen as jobs for ‘caregivers’ as seen in 1999 while 4 percent of women and 20 percent of men planned to major in computer science and engineering, in biological or health sciences, the percentages between men and women were very similar. At post-secondary level, women were less likely to earn a degree in STEM fields than men, with the exception to this gender imbalance is in the life sciences. Historically biological sciences were tied with medical fields that were seen as ‘nurturing’ acts, tied with women’s place in society. This ties back in with women’s childhoods in which they were encouraged to believe that they did not have the mental capacity to analyze mathematical concepts as sufficiently as boys. This has nothing to do with actual ability, however as, on average, high school girls take more math and science credits and earn higher grades in these subjects than boys. Women also have higher GPAs on average than men in all majors, including STEM majors. The fact that there is no disparity between men and women in their STEM ability, and that elementary school girls and boys generally have equal interest in science suggests that there are societal expectations prevent women from entering STEM majors as they mature.

The workforce also demonstrates gender inequality in STEM fields. This inequality is often measured by the pay gap, as “women working full time in engineering and architecture earned only about 93 percent of what their male colleagues earned. While women engineers and architects earn an average of 105 percent of their male colleagues in their first year out of college, attributing to efforts to encourage girls to enter engineering fields, this gap soon reversed over time. As much as 38% of female students who remained in STEM fields expressed concerns that they would be in a better financial situation if they had not taken up these male dominated careers, leading them to experience less satisfaction with the workplace environment in STEM fields than men as evidenced by their greater faculty turnover (Xu 2008). Despite women being equally committed to their jobs, the STEM workplace is more supportive to men than women. At work, the bosses expect less participation in the job from women than from men (Xu 2008), suppressing them from expressing their full potential. Even after thirty years since Congress’s outlawing of sex discrimination in education, the gender divided in career and technical education (CTE) has narrowed barely at all (Toglia 2013).

With constant suppression from society, women cannot prosper or enter as a dominant figure in scientific fields. To allow more women to participate in such fields, it is essential that the same academic opportunities are given to girls as the boys at an early stage at their lives. Without an equal distribution of gender in specific STEM roles, a hierarchical society will continue to build, going against the foundation of American ideals focusing on equality for all. Women are constantly undermined for their abilities to perform adequately in technological fields and are forced to conform under such misconceptions. The patriarchal stereotypes trap women seeking an opportunity in STEM fields in the United States of America.

Works Cited
Toglia, Thomas V. “Gender Equity Issues In CTE And STEM Education.” Tech Directions 72.7 (2013): 14-17. Academic Search Complete. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

Xu, Yonghong. “Gender Disparity In STEM Disciplines: A Study Of Faculty Attrition And Turnover Intentions.” Research In Higher Education 49.7 (2008): 607-624. Academic Search Complete. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

I really could go on and on and on, but I really hope this is enough. I encourage you and everyone else to read all about this and leave your prejudiced notions behind.

anonymous asked:

So now your all up zigi's ass? FAke!

Because of one photoset that I reblogged? Really?

I’ve never cared about zigi in the first place. I don’t like how he is 24/7 branded as ‘HER boyfriend’; honestly though, she is involved in every single one of his projects and that bothers me cause Z is amazing and I want him to known/recognised because of his work and not as ‘Gigi Hadid’s boyfriend’

Back to the photoset, do you realise what Z has achieved? He’s on the cover of American Vogue. An Muslim immigrant breaking gender norms is featured on fashions most important published platform. Z did that. And he did that in 'Trump’s America’. I don’t think you fathom the severity of that. He’s literally done it all by himself (even without the promo! Which I’m still bitter about). Only 8 men (including Z) have been on the cover of vogue. That’s an achievement by itself. He’s the youngest and probably the only one from another nationality (i.e, not American)**
So yes, I’m so damn proud and I’ll probably always reblog this shoot with / without 'zigi’