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Another realisation I did when reading everyday sexism.

I would rather not go swimming. I love swimming and I used to do it all the time, but I have not done it in years. The things around swimming are tricky: my eyes get irritated from the chlorine and it takes ages for my hair to dry and it takes even longer for my hair to stop being a crow’s nest… Those things are all legitimate reasons, but there is also something else. I would rather not go to a pool or to the beach…in a swimsuit or bikini.

When I was twelve I already looked pretty mature and when I was about fourteen years old I was pretty much done growing. Even back then there were guys – whom I did not know – who would approach me and ask me questions: How old are you? Where do you live? What is your phone number / msn? I would sometimes answer the first question, but the other stuff was none of their business. I did not realise it back then, but I later knew that they were flirting with me.

Okay, that is not too bad. Except that those guys were often much older than me and that they did not leave me alone when I asked them to. When I was older I started to see what was going on and I would notice it more often. One time I was at the pool with a friend when a group of three guys kept following us. They kept bothering us and when we walked to another pool they followed and started jumping over our heads from the edge of the pool. We walked off and went to sit in the grass somewhere. Another time I went with my family. Some middle-aged guy was following me and kept staring at me. He did not approach me, I did not even give him the change, because I had run back to my mother. Even that he kept hanging around until we went home.

I get approached at other places. It is usually unwanted attention. It is just that is happens way more often at the swimming pool and at the beach than anywhere else. When I am at the pool or at the beach, wearing just my swimsuit or bikini, I feel vulnerable… and I feel so dirty when I am being stared at. That is why I would rather not go swimming.

Story time

Um, hello!

So…last week I stumbled upon this site and it got me thinking. Most of these messages are depressing, but some are really horrible. Now I must admit that for me it has not been that bad (fortunately), but even I am no stranger to street harassment. I am regularly being honked or whistled at when I walk by the road with the dog, but on the top of my head I could not think of a really bad incident.

When I thought about it a little longer though I remembered the incident that I felt was the worst. One day I went home from college by bus. In the bus there was a guy staring at me – not very subtly - the entire time. I made a show of looking at anything but him and when he did not stop staring I pretended to read. It was uncomfortable, but he had shown no signs that he was going to approach me. That was until I got ready to get off.

When I got off the bus the man suddenly got off as well. I started walking home and he followed me. He caught up with me and started talking to me. I do not remember the exact conversation. I believe he asked me if I knew him – the answer was no – en he said that he had seen me on the bus – of course I had noticed that he had seen me, he had been staring the entire time – and he told me that he had gotten off at this stop especially for me. All the alarm bells were ringing. He asked me if I would go with him and I said no, but he kept insisting.

At that point I got my phone alarm to go off and pretended that someone was calling me. At the same time a friend of the guy walking by. He was distracted by the friend and I got out of there as fast as I could. I immediately called someone for real, just so I had someone to talk to, because I was so afraid. I did not walk straight to my house and kept looking over my shoulder to see if he was following me. In the end nothing had happened, but I was really scared at the time.

yayfeminism:

One would assume that scientists, who are trained to think objectively, are completely immune to gender discrimination. However, a recent Yale study by Corinne Moss-Racusin and colleagues suggests otherwise.
The researchers created a fictional student and sent out the student’s application to science professors at top, research-intensive universities in the United States. The professors were asked to evaluate how competent this student was, how likely they would be to hire the student, how much they would pay this student, and how willing they would be to mentor the student. All of the applications sent out were identical, except for the fact that half were for a male applicant, John, and half were for a female applicant, Jennifer. Results showed that, with statistical significance, both male and female faculty at these institutions were biased towards male students over female students.
Data from the study shows that on average, science faculty was willing to pay the male applicant about $4,000 more per year. source

I’m never gonna get a job. D:

yayfeminism:

One would assume that scientists, who are trained to think objectively, are completely immune to gender discrimination. However, a recent Yale study by Corinne Moss-Racusin and colleagues suggests otherwise.

The researchers created a fictional student and sent out the student’s application to science professors at top, research-intensive universities in the United States. The professors were asked to evaluate how competent this student was, how likely they would be to hire the student, how much they would pay this student, and how willing they would be to mentor the student. All of the applications sent out were identical, except for the fact that half were for a male applicant, John, and half were for a female applicant, Jennifer. Results showed that, with statistical significance, both male and female faculty at these institutions were biased towards male students over female students.

Data from the study shows that on average, science faculty was willing to pay the male applicant about $4,000 more per year. 
source

I’m never gonna get a job. D:

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did-you-kno:

Cambridge University is looking for a “doctor of chocolate” in order to find ways to prevent melting in warm climates by researching the “fundamentals of heat-stable chocolate.”
Source

*pokerface*
This looks like a job for me.

did-you-kno:

Cambridge University is looking for a “doctor of chocolate” in order to find ways to prevent melting in warm climates by researching the “fundamentals of heat-stable chocolate.”

Source

*pokerface*

This looks like a job for me.

Zeus (rabbit) and Amor (dog) being cuties.

Be an adult

I have this recurring feeling of nervousness. Quite soon I am done studying and I have to face the world and be an adult. First I will need to do an internship, but as I will be doing that abroad, I will be more on my own than ever. I am exited about starting a new chapter and to start working, but I am somewhat afraid of the change. I will no longer be able to see my current friends daily or even weekly. Sure, I will make new contacts, but it still makes me nervous.

Denied. Spideypool again.
I do commissions in this style.

Denied. Spideypool again.

I do commissions in this style.

pkmn types of the zodiacs

mistpunk:

ARIES:  image 
TAURUS: ♉ image 
GEMINI: ♊ image 
CANCER: ♋ image 
LEO: ♌ image 
VIRGO: ♍ image 
LIBRA: ♎ image
SCORPIO: ♏ image 
SAGITTARIUS: ♐ image 
CAPRICORN: ♑ image 
AQUARIUS: ♒ image 
PISCES: ♓ image 

FFFFFF I’m a Fairy!

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dynastylnoire:

freshcleanfit:

Please, continue telling me how sexism is dead and women should all shut up already. 

this post is horrible

and I want this movie

PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN

I loved ghost busters

I wanted to be a ghost buster

please do all women ghostbusters

The reactions. This sort of poop makes my brain bleed out through my ear. D:|

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Another special type of commission to acquire funds for New York Comic Con. I plan on asking for commissions, but that requires money (as does going to New York), so there.
A chibi commissions of a character coloured with markers for 10 euros (13 USD), an extra character costs 3 euros (4 USD). I can finish these within a few days of payment.
Interested? Send me a message or an e-mail to ryjia [at] hotmail . com.
I also do Mini Portrait Commissions and of course my Regular Commissions.

Another special type of commission to acquire funds for New York Comic Con. I plan on asking for commissions, but that requires money (as does going to New York), so there.

A chibi commissions of a character coloured with markers for 10 euros (13 USD), an extra character costs 3 euros (4 USD). I can finish these within a few days of payment.

Interested? Send me a message or an e-mail to ryjia [at] hotmail . com.

I also do Mini Portrait Commissions and of course my Regular Commissions.

http://heckyeahbatfam.tumblr.com/post/93745739651/marvelousspoiler-friendly-reminder-that-dick

marvelousspoiler:

Friendly reminder that:

  • Dick Grayson is of Romani descent
  • Tim Drake was originally designed to be of Asian heritage
  • Damian Wayne is of Arabic and Chinese descent from Talia
  • Cassandra Cain is half Asian (Lady Shiva’s Nationality is ambiguous)
  • Pre-52 Helena Bertinelli…

I agree, but how do you expect the fans to do it right when the official artists don’t depict them this way about 90% of the time?