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Put an assumption in my ask. I’ll confirm or dispute it. I’m not gonna be mean or anything, I’m just very interested. You can go anon if you want.
A student blows up at a teacher, drops the F-bomb. The usual approach at Lincoln – and, safe to say, at most high schools in this country – is automatic suspension. Instead, Sporleder sits the kid down and says quietly: “Wow. Are you OK? This doesn’t sound like you. What’s going on?”
He gets even more specific: “You really looked stressed. On a scale of 1-10, where are you with your anger?” The kid was ready. Ready, man! For an anger blast to his face….”How could you do that?” “What’s wrong with you?”…and for the big boot out of school. But he was NOT ready for kindness.
The armor-plated defenses melt like ice under a blowtorch and the words pour out: “My dad’s an alcoholic. He’s promised me things my whole life and never keeps those promises.” The waterfall of words that go deep into his home life, which is no piece of breeze, end with this sentence: “I shouldn’t have blown up at the teacher.” Whoa.
what a radical idea yo
31 Republican men voted against the Violence Against Women Act in the Senate today. All 5 Republican women voted for it.
Today in sad phrases: “Voted against the Violence Against Women Act.”
We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and the other male passenger made a pass at him.
The lightbulb went off. “Oh,” I said. “I get it. See, you are afraid, because for the first time in your life you have found yourself a victim of unwanted sexual advances by someone who has the physical ability to use force against you.” The boy nodded and shuddered visibly.
“But,” I continued. “As a woman, you learn to live with that from the time you are fourteen, and it never stops. We live with that fear every day of our lives. Every man walking through the parking garage the same time you are is either just a harmless stranger or a potential rapist. Every time.”
The girls in the room nodded, agreeing. The boys seemed genuinely shocked.
“So think about that the next time you hit on a girl. Maybe, like you in the taxi, she doesn’t actually want you to.”
No wonder some women are unconsciously passive aggressive when expressing anger, sadness, or frustration. For years, they have been subjected to so much gaslighting that they can no longer express themselves in a way that feels authentic to them.
They say, “I’m sorry” before giving their opinion. In an email or text message, they place a smiley face next to a serious question or concern, thereby reducing the impact of having to express their true feelings.
You know how it looks: “You’re late :D ”
These are the same women who stay in relationships they don’t belong in, who don’t follow their dreams, who withdraw from the kind of life they want to live.
I hate when people claim that women are crazy or complicated or don’t know what they want because fuck you. When a woman is vocal about her opinions, desires, feelings, you call her a bitch or crazy or hysterical. Women have been taught that the only way to communicate while maintaining their physical and emotional safety is to be indirect.
i feel like i have to filter my feelings somehow at all times. i made someone cry a few weeks ago at school. i didn’t even insult him. i was expressing a critique about his art. at art school. when the guys do it, they’re informed and ‘probably right.’ when the women do it, we’re crazy overachievers. i find myself having to say, ‘i mean, maybe it’s just me, but…’ or ‘well, this is just my opinion…’ all the time. why am i afraid to say what i really think when no one else seems to be?
There are so many times that I have to be very careful about how I say things, because I’m instantly labeled as a ‘bitch’. I’m really effin’ tired of it.
I’m so guilty of the smiley-face-when-you’re-actually-pissed-off thing it’s ridiculous.
Batman: the Animated Series Masterpost (for Forest)
Season One (Batman: the Animated Series) - (01x01)(01x02)(01x03)(01x04)(01x05)(01x06)(01x07)(01x08)(01x09)(01x10)(01x11)(01x12)(01x13)(01x14)(01x15)(01x16)(01x17)(01x18)(01x19)(01x20)(01x21)(01x22)(01x23)(01x24)(01x25)(01x26)(01x27)(01x28)(01x29)(01x30)(01x31)(01x32)(01x33)(01x34)(01x35)(01x36)(01x37)(01x38)(01x39)(01x40)(01x41)(01x42)(01x43)(01x44)(01x45)(01x46)(01x47)(01x48)(01x49)(01x50)(01x51)(01x52)(01x53)(01x54)(01x55)(01x56)(01x57)(01x58)(01x59)(01x60)(01x61)(01x62)(01x63)(01x64)(01x65)
Season Two (The Adventures of Batman and Robin) - (02x01)(02x02)(02x03)(02x04)(02x05)(02x06)(02x07)(02x08)(02x09)(02x10)(02x11)(02x12)(02x13)(02x14)(02x15)(02x16)(02x17)(02x18)(02x19)(02x20)
Season Three (The New Batman Adventures) - (03x01)(03x02)(03x03)(03x04)(03x05)(03x06)(03x07)(03x08)(03x09)(03x10)(03x11)(03x12)(03x13)(03x14)(03x15)(03x16)(03x17)(03x18)(03x19)(03x20)(03x21)(03x22)(03x23)(03x24)
Feature Films - (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm)(Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero)(Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman)
The Florida Family Association criticizes the show because it “hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.” The organization’s mission statement is to “Educate people on what they can do to defend, protect and promote traditional, biblical values.” This is an organization that is clearly promoting hate and persecution of another group because of their religious affiliation. It is appalling that so many companies—not just Lowe—have pulled out their support for the show.
You can find a full list of companies who pulled their ads from All-American Muslim here. Appalling.
So, just so we’re clear: a 15-year-old who had unprotected sex and knows that she doesn’t want to be a mom is too immature to follow the directions on the box, but mature enough to birth and raise a baby?
Long. Blank. Stare.