you know you’re fucked when those late night thoughts start hitting you in the middle of the day
This is literally one of my favorite movies ever. Of course it’s not accurate around anything, but what it did was open the door for me to find out everything that I now know about the amazing and fascinating world of the long line of Romanovs.
There is often this idea that stories are not okay unless they are exact replications of history. (Somehow I think the real versions tend to not lend themselves well to children’s television). I do get how important representation is, I really do, and I think this is actually a funny powerpoint anyway and not necessarily meant to be taken seriously. I just think that to get too nitpicky on children’s movies can actually sometimes do them a disservice. This opened the door to over a decade of learning about Russian History for me. I was so captivated I just had to know what was really going on. Parents should encourage their children to learn about the history behind their favorite movies. The problem is not that a historical story is made into a children’s tale. The trouble is that no adults and encouraging learning beyond those stories. A story gets a kid interested, and offers an opening to get them involved in real history and real stories. I think that that too deserves some recognition. In some ways, cartoons teach us everything, they are a kids introduction to the world around them and with media the way it is, well it won’t go away anyway. Use these fancy singing and dancing animals as a tool to build your child’s knowledge. That knowledge will take them far. Otherwise, you can complain about how wrong a cartoon is, but I don’t see cartoons going away anytime soon.
So yes, I love this fluffy movie more than any other cartoon. And I have to agree, Dimitri may be a huge part of that.
Its around midterm so its time for that mental break down that I have no time for! Gee thanks self! That was so helpful!
Tumblr Tuesday: Aliens—They’re Just Like Us!
Secrets in the Fields
They have a top-notch Department of Agriculture!
UFOs & Aliens
They exist—just like us!
Photo via ufos-and-aliens
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.
"The gender gap doesn’t exist"
"We don’t need feminism"
"Maybe he just worked harder"
"*any MRA bullshit*"
I had to read this study for class. It is thorough as fuck.
Halloween falls right in the middle of asexual awareness week.
So, like, I’m not saying asexuals are super awesome skeleton warriors, but let’s look at the facts here…
Gender roles in a nutshell: the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang entrances in The Goblet of Fire.
also, to my knowledge neither of those schools were sex-segregated in the books
These things actually permeate your brain and plant little seeds that people then carry around with them and influence how they behave. And it’s so important to analyze this, especially when you have an audience of MILLIONS.