You are strong. You have faced so much, and you are still here. You have the power in you to keep going. You are a force of nature. Unstoppable, and powerful beyond anything. Fight for yourself and your dreams. Protect them. Work on them every single day. You are strong.
4/1/17 // today I’m rewatching lectures for my prokaryotic genetics exam next friday. Still got a long way to go before I’m confident on this topic but I’m getting there. It’s super weird being back working on my old desk! Heading out later to spend time with friends before heading back to uni on Friday.
I am a girl majoring in computer science/engineering, does that kind of give me an advantage in admissions since there is not a diversity of girls in those major?
There’s actually a huge movement right now to get more girls and women interested in computer science. The main organization behind it is called Girls Who Code, and it’s pretty awesome. You should check it out.
It’s ok if you think you’re not good at coding right now because you shouldn’t be good at coding yet. You’re just getting started. Writing code is sort of like speaking another language. You wouldn’t expect to walk into a French class and immediately start speaking French.
I'm a little confused, where did that 1 in 5 stat come from and why is it a myth? I've never managed to find anything disproving it, but I've also never found anything proving it, other than the obvious feminist and SJW propaganda
There’s usually two sources feminists will pull out in their attempt to legitimize this ridiculous myth. The first manipulation comes from this 2007 Campus Sexual Assault study. In the study itself, the researchers make it clear that the research consisted of students from just two universities. There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S and the research was confined to just two of them. Even within these two universities the response rate was low which the researchers admit to in the study. Everyone ignores these facts, choosing instead to apply this minuscule sample across all U.S. college campuses.
They also ignore the fact it was a basic online survey that took 15 minutes to complete, it was anonymous, no one’s claims were verified. Oh and the undergraduate women who participated were given Amazon gift cards.
Nineteen percent of women who responded to the survey said they had experienced some kind of sexual assault but when you look at the questions they were asked, such as if they have ever had sexual contact with someone while they were drunk or question them about events “that you think (but are not certain) happened,” then the reliability of this study to act as proof that 1 in 5 women are being raped kind of evaporates into thin air.
Even the study authors have since come out and explicitly stated that it is “inappropriate” to use their survey to make the claim that 1 in 5 women are being raped and it is not a nationally representative estimate of the prevalence of sexual assault. Yet it continues to be parroted by feminist organizations, women’s study professors and politicians who try to score brownie points by defending women in a make believe war against them.
Their other favorite source comes from a study in 2010 by the Centers for Disease Control. Newspapers everywhere carried the alarming news that this CDC Survey reported in 2010 approximately 1.3 million women were raped and an additional 12.7 million women and men were victims of sexual violence. The report was hailed for giving “a clear picture” of sexual violence in the United States.
The problem we have though is their figures go wildly against all official crime statistics. The Justice Department’s annual crime survey reports that there were about 188,000 thousand rapes and sexual assaults in 2010, the same year the CDC report was created. So where the fuck did the CDC find more than a million rapes and nearly 13 million victims of sexual violence that professional criminologists somehow overlooked in the same year?
Well the CDC found them by using a poorly constructed telephone survey with once again a low response rate and a non-representative sample of respondents. Not one single person interviewed was asked if they had been raped or sexually assaulted. Instead of such straightforward questions, the CDC determined whether the responses indicated sexual violation.
The 57% of women who the CDC projected as “rape victims” in 2010 said they experienced “alcohol or drug facilitated penetration.” What does that mean? Well any woman who had sex while intoxicated apparently constitutes rape. Participants were also asked if they had ever had sex because someone was “telling you lies” or “did you ever have sex because someone made promises about the future” or “did someone ever pressure you into sex by “showing they were unhappy?” Well any affirmative answers to these questions counted as sexual violence.
By once again using a non-representative samples and vaguely worded questions, the CDC yielded the 1 in 5 myth and mass sexual assault outcry, also known as “rape culture”. Feminists are just as manipulative and fake as their statistics. While rape is a horrific crime and rapists are rightfully despised and punished for the rest of their lives, there is simply no evidence of a national campus rape epidemic and there’s certainly no evidence that sexual violence is a “cultural norm” in 21st century America. The Middle East or North Africa on the other hand, rape is as normal as a Sunday roast.
To prevent rape and sexual assault, we need state of the art research. False and sensational statistics and claims are only getting in the way of effective action. Unfortunately, when it comes to research on sexual violence, exaggeration and bullshit aren’t the exception, they are the golden rule. If you hear about a study that shows epidemic levels of sexual violence against American women or college students or women in the military, you can be guaranteed the researchers used some version of the laughable defective CDC methodology.
This sneaky little method, known as advocacy research, allows you to easily manufacture a women’s crisis. But if you have a few brain cells floating around up there and you care about facts, you know it’s a feminist myth - all of it. It does nothing but trivializes the horrific pain and suffering of survivors and it sends valuable study and resources in the wrong direction.
Sexual violence is too serious of a matter for feminists to be hijacking it only to push a politically motivated agenda. And right now the media, politicians, rape culture activists, they are deeply invested in these fabricated and exaggerated numbers. We can only hope feminists will start taking themselves and their fight against real issues seriously again. I won’t be holding my breath.
6 Things Every College Student Should Know How to Do
Heading to college and living on your own is a huge step
toward complete, adult independence. If you’re about to take that all-important
step, congratulations, and way to go! Before you head off on your own at
college, though, there are some things that you’ll need to know how to manage
without Mom or Dad there to do it for you.
All natural hair and skin. Only thing I’m doing good with in life right now is my skincare routine. That being said, I did just get hired as a barista for Barnes and Noble today. Ya girl now works two jobs and is still an engineering student. So basically life is too busy for me and I’m slowly dying. 💀