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humansofnewyork:

"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

humansofnewyork:

"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

mymodernmet:

In 2011, Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas embarked on a quest to locate the last surviving 9/11 search and rescue dogs who had worked so tirelessly ten years earlier. Retrieved is a collection of their portraits, a moving tribute to these heroic dogs and their handlers.

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daftlypunk:

daftlypunk:

do not flirt with women when they are at work

do not take advantage of women who are in situations where they cannot say no or be blunt

#im a barista not your goddamn girlfriend take your coffee and leave

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Why is it /My/ Problem

edwardspoonhands:

So I’ve heard a few guys who I’m trying not to judge too harshly say “I love women, I treat them with respect. Why do I have to bear the sins of my brethren.” This post is directed toward them:

  1. You are not being asked to bear the sins of anyone. No one is saying you are a rapist. People are saying that there /are/ rapists, and there are reasons for that and we should work to decrease the amount of sexual assaults. Is that your responsibility? I mean, I dunno, I guess if you’d rather spend your time doing something else that’s fine. But, like, don’t be surprised if someone asks you to do things or act in a way that will decrease sexual violence because that’s something you also want.
  2. Whether or not I have entirely embodied equality and mutual respect with women in my life, society as a whole has not. There are people who believe that a woman’s place is in the kitchen. There are people who believe that women exist to be pretty. There are people who believe that they deserve sex in return for being nice. Men do hold the vast majority of positions of power in America. All women deal with misogyny. All women deal with sexual assault. This is a societal problem that needs a societal solution. 

Not all men are rapists, but all men /are/ privileged. The fact that women must be constantly wary of sexual violence while men don’t should be enough for us all to accept that. 

So, do those of us with this privilege choose to use that power we have to maintain our power? Or do we use it to decrease the amount of violence and increase the amount of equality? That’s really the question.

And for some people who are still disenfranchised or insecure despite this one source of privilege (quite possibly because they have other factors that society is prejudiced against that made life difficult for them), yeah, that can be a hard thing to do. But it is not the /wrong/ thing to do…you can’t say that.

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I’m not sure if I should take my boyfriend to see TFIOS with me… he couldn’t even handle what happened in Spiderman 2

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what even

If you seek, then you shall find

Anonymous said: All the dreaming stuff is nice and all, but in the end, she marries Eric. It still seems pretty dependent on men to me.

Nobody forces her to marry Eric. It happens because she wants it. I don’t know if you know this, but romance is a big theme in Disney movies. Eric became part of her dream. There’s nothing wrong with wanting romance. Believe it or not, you can have dreams while pursuing a relationship at the same time.

If you seek, then you shall find

Anonymous said: CLEARLY you have not read the real Little Mermaid story. All she wants is the prince. It's people like you who make me so angry about illiteracy. Get your ass out of your Disney dream world and start reading you ignorant shit

Oooh I was wondering when the anon hate would start when I saw my post growing and growing. Congrats, you’re first. 

First of all, I’m aware of the original story. I admit I haven’t read it, but I’m a pretty busy person so the Wikipedia summary will have to do it for me for now. From what I’ve read, I personally prefer the Disney one. Ariel actually has dreams that aren’t centered exclusively around a dude, which is just so different from what we are normally fed as children. It’s inspiring.

Second, I’m not illiterate. I truly do not have time to read right now, as much as I want to. It’s hard to read for pleasure while doing both work and school. I read a lot before college. Now, I don’t have the attention span for it because “oh my god I have so much shit to do” is a constant track in my head. 

The Little Mermaid was my favorite Disney movie as a kid, and it still is. I will not hesitate to defend it. I was talking about the movie in my post. It’s okay to only see the movie and like it while not reading the book. Reading a book does not make you better than anyone else. It just makes you sound pretentious. 

phampants:

hankgreensmoustache:

I visited Amsterdam recently and took a little TFIOS tour! I started at the library where John wrote some of the book and then went on a hunt to find the places in the book and got to meet another Nerdfighter in the process! 

When I go to Amsterdam, I’ll be doing this.

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