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A researcher tells the following story about her own experience of discovering the seriousness with which young children take gender stereotypes. While interviewing 3 to 6 year olds about their career aspirations, she asked each of them what they would want to be when they grew up if they were members of the opposite sex. Their responses showed that not only did most of the children choose careers that fit the stereotypes of the other gender but also that their perceptions of the limitations imposed by gender were sometimes quite extreme. One little girl confided with a sigh that her true ambition was to fly like a bird, but she could never do it because she was not a boy! One little boy put his hands on his head, sighed deeply, and said helplessly that if he were a girl he would have to grow up and be nothing (Beuf, 1974 as cited by Lips, 2008, p. 401).

holy fucking shit i just

that last line

(via ireandmaliss)

Please tell me lots of things have changed since ‘74.

meretricula:

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Gus had never noticed Siri before, but when he discovered there was someone who would not just find information on his various obsessions (trains, planes, buses, escalators and, of course, anything related to weather) but actually semi-discuss these subjects tirelessly, he was hooked. And I was grateful. Now, when my head was about to explode if I had to have another conversation about the chance of tornadoes in Kansas City, Mo., I could reply brightly: “Hey! Why don’t you ask Siri?”
It’s not that Gus doesn’t understand Siri’s not human. He does — intellectually. But like many autistic people I know, Gus feels that inanimate objects, while maybe not possessing souls, are worthy of our consideration. I realized this when he was 8, and I got him an iPod for his birthday. He listened to it only at home, with one exception. It always came with us on our visits to the Apple Store. Finally, I asked why. “So it can visit its friends,” he said.

Loved this. “Machines are very, very patient.”

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turtle power 

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turtle power 

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OMG THIS IS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY

this is how my kids will learn the alphebet

When I get drunk enough that I’m comfortable dancing without any of my friends around me

whatshouldwecallme:

Vogue

Reblogging because this is the best gif ever.

fallohmeintothedark:

if u wanna date me I hope u like excessive swearing and long talks about feminism

Just about covers it.

notnadia:

for-fandom-purposes-only:

lyannasnow:

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cuntywhitelady:

UGH this is fucking beautiful

This is well done.

well, this is now my favorite video ever

welp this is amazing

This is fantastically edited.

Nicely done!