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durational:

im screaming i love ellen

durational:

im screaming i love ellen

After reading about gender-bias and conversation dominance in the classroom, I asked for a peer to observe a physics class I was teaching and keep track of the discussion time I was giving to various students along with their race and gender. In this exercise, I knew I was being observed and I was trying to be extra careful to equally represent all students―but I STILL gave a disproportionate amount of discussion time to the white male students in my classroom (controlling for the overall distribution of genders and races in the class). I was shocked. It felt like I was giving a disproportionate amount of time to my white female and non-white students.

Even when I was explicitly trying, I still failed to have the discussion participants fairly represent the population of the students in my classroom.

This is a well-studied phenomena and it’s called listener bias. We are socialized to think women talk more than they actually do. Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are ‘hogging the floor’ even when men are dominating.

Stop interrupting me: gender, conversation dominance and listener bias, by Jessica Kirkpatrick from Women In Astronomy

Implicit bias is a thing, just like privilege. Calling it out isn’t meant to shame anyone, but to alert us to step it up and improve ourselves so everyone can have a voice. Be conscious of what you and others are saying, and know when not to speak.

(via scientific-women)

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Westboro Church’s Neighbors: The Equality House

xmissxsyx:

Westboro Church’s Neighbors: The Equality House

ozzylot:

BOOOOST!!

ozzylot:

BOOOOST!!

thenewwomensmovement:

We’ve launched! 

Please help by donating and spreading the word! (If every feminist on tumblr donated $5, we’d have this goal met in no time!)

Also, check out and “like” our Facebook page: Southern Woman’s Bookstore Facebook

And visit our website for more info. Thanks!

oh no i dont need an answer i just need clarity on a question. the question is "what is feminism and do you think its relevant in the US in 2014? be sure to back up your answer with concrete examples." i have the first part obviously lol but for the second, do you think it means relevant as we still need it or there still are feminists?
A:

What a nice, open-ended question!

I would go with why we still need it. Why feminism is still important in 2014. (And since there are nearly an infinite number of reasons, you should find no shortage of things to talk about!) ;)

hi!! i have my womens studies midterm tomorrow and i was wondering if you could help me with one of the short answer questions! thanks!!
A:

Hi there!

I definitely won’t answer your midterm questions for you; however, I would be happy to try and help you understand concepts and provide you with extra resources if necessary. :)

thenewwomensmovement:

muchachafanzine:

The 3rd Annual Denton, Texas Femme Fest is a benefit concert and art auction intended to celebrate and honor the artistic contributions and talents of rising local female artists who are often underrepresented in their communities. 
This year Femme Fest will be fundraising for the 13th feminist bookstore in the U.S., Southern Woman’s Bookstore. 
Femme Fest will also be having a BOOK/ZINE DRIVE this year for Southern Woman’s Bookstore. Please donate any used/unused books. We prefer books and zines written by or about women, people of color, and LGBTQ folks.
Even if you cannot attend Femme Fest, we still accept book/zine donations via mail! We are also looking for visual art created by female-identifying artists to feature in our silent art auction. Please contact us at SouthernWomansBookstore@gmail.com for a mailing address to donate books, zines, and/or visual art.
We invite businesses, organizations, media sources and YOU to consider being involved in the conservation and creation of knowledge, art, and social justice by donating to Southern Woman’s Bookstore.
Art Credit: Allyson Gutchell, altered by nu-voids.tumblr.com, flyer by Daisy Salinas. 
SIGNAL BOOST

If you’re in the North Texas area, join us at Femme Fest this year to support Southern Woman’s Bookstore!
If you’re not in North Texas but still want to support our work, donate here and/or spread the word!

thenewwomensmovement:

muchachafanzine:

The 3rd Annual Denton, Texas Femme Fest is a benefit concert and art auction intended to celebrate and honor the artistic contributions and talents of rising local female artists who are often underrepresented in their communities. 

This year Femme Fest will be fundraising for the 13th feminist bookstore in the U.S., Southern Woman’s Bookstore

Femme Fest will also be having a BOOK/ZINE DRIVE this year for Southern Woman’s Bookstore. Please donate any used/unused books. We prefer books and zines written by or about women, people of color, and LGBTQ folks.

Even if you cannot attend Femme Fest, we still accept book/zine donations via mail! We are also looking for visual art created by female-identifying artists to feature in our silent art auction. Please contact us at SouthernWomansBookstore@gmail.com for a mailing address to donate books, zines, and/or visual art.

We invite businesses, organizations, media sources and YOU to consider being involved in the conservation and creation of knowledge, art, and social justice by donating to Southern Woman’s Bookstore.

Art Credit: Allyson Gutchell, altered by nu-voids.tumblr.com, flyer by Daisy Salinas

SIGNAL BOOST

If you’re in the North Texas area, join us at Femme Fest this year to support Southern Woman’s Bookstore!

If you’re not in North Texas but still want to support our work, donate here and/or spread the word!

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