This is what a REAL rape prevention campaign looks like
All the awards.
DO ME A HUGE FAVOR AND REBLOG THIS!
This is perfection in a campaign
I love how they included a situation where a guy could’ve gotten raped. People don’t seem to realize that males get raped too. It’s less common, but it happens. That is what sets this campaign apart from others.
Also because it’s all couples, and not just randoms – one night stands or assaults. Rape doesn’t just happen at parties or on the way home or in a park, it happens in relationships as well.
it is fucking useful. also if you are just tuning in now to criticize your math teacher for introducing imaginary numbers to the curriculum then good luck balancing your check book. because imaginary numbers are used in engineering. more so especially in electrical and mechanics. so you can thank imaginary numbers for helping you have electricity. and being a smart ass in class doesn’t make you cool. especially when people around you want to learn the material. and even if you don’t go on to use imaginary numbers again ever, this class has taught you spacial reasoning, intuitive thinking, problem solving and the ability to conceptualize an abstract theory (sorry if i went off on a math is important rant…).
Also, I really do not understand why balancing a checkbook is this THING that people point at and say “OMG WHY DIDN’T YOU TEACH ME THIS.” It’s not a hard concept. You have X amount of money. You spend Y. You now have Z. If you deposit money, then you add to it. If you spend it, then you subtract from it. You attempt to NOT go negative. Like… IDEK. I get that our education system has severely fallen short in a lot of areas, but balancing a checkbook shouldn’t be one of them.
Also people’s other favorite thing to complain about not learning in school: calculating interest and understanding loans… guess what? That’s logarithms. You learn that in college level algebra or precalc.
I understand that not everyone likes math or understands it the same way, and that’s fine. I just get really defensive when people say advanced level math is useless. It’s not useless, and bitch about it not being taught properly if that’s what’s happened, but don’t try to remove it altogether. :(
So I’m going to say this as someone who loves math (I have shelves of theory books on math, just because I love it…fucking sets, man. SETS), and someone who also used to run a trade school and worked to develop curriculum for it: the critiques of how math is taught, especially in high school, are valid. Yes, imaginary numbers have real world use in some fields, and calculating interest is logarithms.
The problem is that we are RARELY taught applied math. We get, “Okay, let’s learn about logarithms, blah blah blah on and on about theoretical stuff that seemingly has no practical application.” Which is then followed by, “Oh, hey, you can use this to calculate interest rates” once the students are frustrated from trying to understand something that seems to be vague and pointless to everyday life. Not to mention that this also assumes kids are even getting to logarithms in HS, which…is not a safe assumption.
A fully applied approach tends to 1. be less intimidating, and 2. stick better in people’s heads. Like, for example, when you do metalworking (shaping metal using mills and lathes) there’s a shit ton of trig and calc and geometry required. Seriously, A SHIT TON. But the math curriculum at the trade school I ran was applied. We didn’t say, “Today let’s learn about trigonometry, here are abstract concepts blah blah blah. Oh, hey, it’s useful to machining!” Our approach was, “Okay, you need to learn how to make this angled cut on a lathe, here’s a method/formula/logarithm table, here’s how you work it—and oh, yeah, by the way, this is trig.” Essentially, we started with a relevant applied use, then went into the theory.
So, yeah, even math that seems esoteric to high school students has real world practical applications (sometimes specialized, sometimes commonplace), but more often than not these kids aren’t really made aware, and the focus is theoretical in nature, with little if any practical application mentioned.
Also, re: the check book balancing, it is confusing. No one ever taught me, and I struggled with it when I ended up on my own at 18, even though I took college algebra, AP calc, and trig in high school. I got confused when what I had in my ledger didn’t match what was in the bank, and it took me a while to understand the concept of “clearing.” (And this was before I was using a debit card, which really affected the disparity between actual and current balances.) Also, balancing includes reconciling against your statement, and including transaction fee costs of the processor (the ATM owner) and your financial institution. And, if you didn’t grow up in a house where people had checking accounts, then you’re even at more of a disadvantage because the whole idea of an account can be foreign to you if you’ve always been a cash-only household.
Fair points, re: checking account. Well, fair points in general, really. I guess I just… get frustrated by this dismissal of algebra as useless, because even just on a theoretical level, it’s good to know. It has inherent value. THAT is its use, the same as reading a book for pleasure or listening to music. I think that’s what bothers me the most. Math is awesome for its own sake.
tw: sexual violence
Men had no problem violating women’s bodies while they had on corsets, petticoats and farthingales, so what the fuck makes you think a short skirt has anything to do with it?
There have been many nights where I have gone to bed hungry because the dining halls closed too early and I didn’t have any decent food sitting in my dorm. I honestly never thought that living away from home would bring up so many problems in my life.
It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.
You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.
But in real life, you can’t avoid doing things. We have to earn a living, do our taxes, have difficult conversations sometimes. Human life requires confronting uncertainty and risk, so pressure mounts. Procrastination gives a person a temporary hit of relief from this pressure of “having to do” things, which is a self-rewarding behavior. So it continues and becomes the normal way to respond to these pressures.
Particularly prone to serious procrastination problems are children who grew up with unusually high expectations placed on them. Their older siblings may have been high achievers, leaving big shoes to fill, or their parents may have had neurotic and inhuman expectations of their own, or else they exhibited exceptional talents early on, and thereafter “average” performances were met with concern and suspicion from parents and teachers.
Not Iambic….Do Not Accept…
These tags I’ll pop, and boast in rhyming verse
that what I wear puts swagger in my gait;
though twenty shillings have I in my purse,
my self-esteem and manhood both inflate
when lofty furs I purchase for a cent.
Thy grandpa’s clothes are worthy salvage, though
they smell a trifle musty. Still, I spent
much less to dress myself from head to toe.
To save or not to save? The question’s moot.
I’ll never give my coin to high-street crooks.
These dusty shelves will yield their hidden loot
to those, like me, more frugal in their looks.
Like ancient coins washed up on distant shores,
I’ll find my treasures in these thrifty stores.
- Macklemore, “Thrift Shoppe”
THERE WE GO!