Me every day pt 2

  -  5 June 2014

Me every day

  -  5 June 2014

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.

Gender Neutral Parenting: 5 Ways To Avoid Implicit Sexism (via Everyday Feminism)

The experiment mentioned is available in full HERE.   

(via notes-on-intersectional-feminism)

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
― John Muir

☮  ❤ ॐ 

15,415 notes   -  10 May 2014


"But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun, and light, and of that proportion of life and time they had been born into the world to enjoy."Plutarch of Chaeronea, Greek biographer ca. 100 C.E.


James Dean reading and Elizabeth Taylor sleeping (via Famous With Books)



This is a t-shirt that you can actually buy if you roam around enough on the Internet.


Past and Present: Photography by Sungseok Ahn 

13,712 notes   -  10 April 2014

Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear? Pema Chödrön (via purplebuddhaproject)
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Need I say more?

361 notes   -  24 March 2014