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Instead of engaging differences, the liberal arrangement produces dominance in the name of neutrality. Under such conditions, any move towards actual neutrality will feel fundamentally unfair to those whose positions of cultural privilege and dominance have never been marked as such. That is, certain social attributes and identity markers—such as maleness, heterosexuality, whiteness, or Christianness—are so taken for granted and naturalized in the United States that they function as the very measure of the human. In practice, this means that the special treatment and extraordinary access to power enjoyed by some citizens are not seen as exceptions to fair play, but as fairness itself. Thus, constant conflict is maintained, rather than ended, by a system that officially values neutrality but actually enforces hierarchy.
Love the Sin:  Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance by Janet Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini (via socio-logic)

(Source: sociolab)

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5 Plots on Gender You Have to See (Weekly Plotly Roundup)

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The data for this area plot comes from a study in which researchers sent thousands of identical emails to professors across the country and signed them with names signalling different genders and ethnicities. Basically, in every department outside the Fine Arts, emails signed with a “white male” name received more attention than almost any of the others — even when the professors were themselves women or members of a minority group. Read more…

starkinglyhandsome:

dollygale:

captain-raptor:

best thing i learned working with and learning about kids: when they do shit like this, especially to something they themselves use and enjoy, leave it there for as long as possible. let them return to the fun thing over and over again so that it sinks in that the thing they did was wrong, they ruined something, and now they can’t have fun because of it and they should never do it again. it teaches them consequence of action and cautiousness.

i did this with a 3-year-old kid i babysat who filled his playstation with peanut butter before i got there, just every time he went back to it and asked why it’s not working, i opened it and pointed to the peanut butter stains and said “you did that” and he says “yeah”, “will it work like that?” “…no”, and when he got it and promised to never put anything but games into a game machine again, his parents bought another and he kept his promise. it works, even at that age.

this was a long and unnecessary rant but so many times i’ve seen parents IMMEDIATELY replace their kids’ toys/electronics that they destroy over and over again and i’m just like NO THEY’RE NOT LEARNING ANYTHING THAT WAY 

they also don’t learn from being thrown into fires

yeah but they’re quieter that way

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shuttersmiley:

beethreefour:

frankensteinfanclub:

thackarybynx:

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

majiinboo:

frankensteinfanclub:

im losing my mind

My white friend’s mom made this exact meal when I spent the night in 10th grade. It felt like chewing on dust

oh

my

god

do poc not eat chicken and vegetables ?

Lmfao look at this comment

I’m so confused because this is a genuine meal in England? is this some inside usa joke i dont get or something

The joke is that ya’ll had the nerve to invade 90% of the earth for spices and then not use a single one.

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