This is my favorite motherfucking thing about getting closer to Halloween every FUCKING YEAR
I reference this lil ghost more than I am proud to admit
I don’t know what this is but I’m rly into it
am I sick from anxiety or am I actually physically ill? a memoir by me
am i lazy or horribly depressed: the sequel
does everyone hate me or am I just very insecure: the completion of the trilogy
If you want to be friends with me you don’t have to be “Hi, um, can, ya know, we be friends?”
It is 1000000000000000000000% percent ok if you just go into my inbox can go. “Man, I am so fucking pissed off at fucking Larry.” And I’ll most likely respond with, “Oh shit! What did Larry do now?”
"In one experiment, mothers were asked to guess the steepness of a carpeted slope that their 11-month olds would be able to crawl. Then the children actually crawled the slope, and the difference between actual and mother-predicted angles was noted.
The results showed that both boys and girls were able to crawl the same degree of incline. However, the predictions of the mothers were correct within one degree for the boys and underestimated their daughter’s ability by nine degrees.
What this shows is that the presumption that boys are more physical causes parents to encourage their boys more in physical activities while cautioning their girls. This further translates into providing more opportunities for boys to be physical and fewer for girls. The result?
Boys actually do develop stronger physical skills than girls. But not because of anything innate or biological, but rather because of the gender roles that the parents subconsciously projected onto their babies."
The experiment mentioned is available in full HERE.
THIS is the shit we are talking about when we say “socialisation” don’t you fucking DARE tell me it doesn’t happen.
Todays Genders of the day are: Toad ready to party, and Toad very excited (with his legs showing)
I am officially replacing the male/female gender binary with this. You’re either a Toad ready to party or a Toad very excited (with legs showing).
it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same
I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life
For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw
I knew this, BUT, I think originally it was pronounced like Ar-Kansas? Like back in the 19th century.
Also, I watch a fair few old movies (I’m a big Hitchock fan for example), and American ones from the ’40s and ’50s sometimes have different pronunciations for proper nouns than what are around now - and typically they actually make much more sense for English pronunciation patterns. (I’m trying to think of an example but I got no brain today.)
I guess my point is that language isn’t fixed and pronunciations will change even within a lifetime - however grating that might sometimes be.
hello ladies cute feminist boy here
i am into consensual sex, i bathe, and i have gone four months without taking a human life