1. "Perched atop a high mountain on the other side, its windows sparkling in the starry sky, was a vast castle with many turrets and towers." - Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

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  3. Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

    In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

    “The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

    In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.

    PBS: Language as Prejudice - Myth #6: Women Talk Too Much (via misandry-mermaid)

    Every EVERY women’s studies class I’ve been in has had this problem and failed to address it. 

    (via iamayoungfeminist)

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  5. 
Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador attends an event at Parliament in Montevideo, Uruguay on September, 17

    Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador attends an event at Parliament in Montevideo, Uruguay on September, 17

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  6. stfumras:

    tiredestprincess:

    exgynocraticgrrl:

    Tony Porter: A Call To Men
    "Tony is the original visionary and co-founder behind A CALL TO MEN: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. He is the author of "Well Meaning Men...Breaking Out of the Man Box - Ending Violence Against Women" and the visionary for the book, NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters.

    Tony's message of accountability is welcome and supported by many grassroots and established organizations. He’s currently working with numerous domestic and sexual violence programs, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, colleges and universities around the country. He has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

    Tony is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department having worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom and Brazil. In addition, he has been a guest presenter for the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and has been a script consultant for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." - (x)

    THIS is what a men’s rights activist should be.  

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  7. emmawathson:

    Get to know me meme - [1/5] favourite movies - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    No, Hermione, I’m not. Facing this stuff in real life is not like school. In school, if you make a mistake you can just try again tomorrow, but out there, when you’re a second away from being murdered or watching a friend die right before your eyes… you don’t know what that’s like.

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  8. You can't break an unbreakable vow.
    I've worked that much out for myself funnily enough.
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  10. futuredudeman:

    cassbuttmcgee:

    radiogrimshaw:

    have you ever met someone who is like the human version of period cramps

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    I think this is the first time something has conveyed to me with true clarity just how bad period cramps are.

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