Dear internet, this is how you gently and thoughtfully change people’s minds. No shaming, no yelling, just a nice nudge to, “Aha!”
I will aspire to use classy same tone next time I try to educate someone about something!
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!
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To mark International Women’s Day this Saturday, the nonprofit organization Catapult has designed a series of mock magazine covers that will make you think twice.
The idea is to draw attention to the brutal violations of human rights taking place around the world and to turn some of the issues affecting millions of young women into “more than just a cover story.”
Catapult, an offshoot of the NGO Women Deliver, helps generate funding for projects that will improve the lives of girls and women. In the year and a half since its launch, Catapult has funded 314 projects in 81 countries raising $5.5 million in 2013.
In one study, participants were asked to rank the humor in various cartoon captions. Half of the captions had been written by men, and half by women. When not told who wrote what, the participants judged them almost equally funny. In fact, based on the scores given in this experiment, men are just 2.2 percent more likely to be funny than women. Yet 90 percent of the participants agreed with the stereotype that men are funnier. Talk about a mind-bogglingly huge difference in perception versus reality.
And it gets weirder — when the participants were asked which gender they thought wrote a caption, the funnier ones were almost always assumed to be by men and the less funny ones by women. This might be expected, considering their stated bias. Even when told the name and gender of the person who wrote each caption, within a short time the participants started misattributing the funny ones to men. In other words, even when they knew that women had written some of the funniest captions, the bias that men are funnier was so ingrained that it made them misremember who had written what."
it ok to not be ready
Please spread this shit like wildfire. People go on and sit through the whole experience and they’re uncomfortable because they just want to please their partner and they don’t tell them that they want to stop because they are not ready. It’s okay not to be ready.
did you know elevators are called elevators because people used to have to use elephants named vator to get to the second story of buildings
actually i’m pretty sure its because they elevate you to another part of the building
Friendship at it’s finest