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[F]or the first several years the SAT was offered, males scored higher than females on the Math section but females achieved higher scores on the Verbal section. ETS policy-makers determined that the Verbal test needed to be “balanced” more in favor of males, and added questions pertaining to politics, business and sports to the Verbal portion. Since that time, males have outscored females on both the Math and Verbal sections. Dwyer notes that no similar effort has been made to “balance” the Math section, and concludes that, “It could be done, but it has not been, and I believe that probably an unconscious form of sexism underlies this pattern. When females show the superior performance, ‘balancing’ is required; when males show the superior performance, no adjustments are necessary.”

“Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests”, FairTest.org

And then people urge me everything is fine, of course it is, when you’re ignoring statistics that is.

(via cwnl)

Fun fact: SAT tests predict college performance pretty well for men, but they strongly underpredict college performance for women. http://spp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/12/20/1948550612469038.abstract

HMMMM

(via brute-reason)

I think I’ve reblogged this before, but that study needs to be shared.

(via conjecturesandconversations)

I do not consider myself a feminist, but I found this interesting. Baffling, really, that someone can so blatantly say something needs to be leveled to favor one gender. I don’t know how it could be unconscious?

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Dallas World Aquarium

Dallas World Aquarium

Work hard, but not too hard

How long until they offer only a limited number of spots to the “non-eligible” children for elementary school, middle school, even high school??? Someone please tell me WHY my son’s options for pre-k are little to none because we are too english-speaking, too rich, too present in his life, and not military enough for public schools and too poor for private schools????? WHY would he get better dental care on Medicaid than he does on our paid insurance???

I benefited from just about every government assistance program there is and i fully believe that they are necessary and can change people’s lives. My mom, ean’s mom, Ean, and I have worked HARD to give ourselves and most importantly Bitta a better life. But it seems that those efforts were both too good and not good enough.

It just seems kind of backwards is all. Work hard, but don’t work too hard or else we won’t let you in our school. Work hard, but dont work too hard, UNLESS you plan on working hard enough to be able to afford $500/mo + registration fees + supply fees + lunches + volunteer hours (you mean during the only time I have with my son when i am off work???) + ticket sales (or a donation if you can’t sell ten $25 tickets to a carnival). What a slap in the face. I worked too hard and not hard enough (and here I was thinking that doing my very best would benefit my family in some way).

We’re living paycheck to paycheck paying $88 a week for daycare! And I haven’t even started paying on my student loans again yet (dreading October). Dont even get me started on that (again too rich for income based plans and too poor to afford normal $250+ monthly payments).

Work hard, but not too hard.

/rant

It’s not even 6 and I’m already in my jammies. And this is half of a watermelon. Is it time for vacation yet???

It’s not even 6 and I’m already in my jammies. And this is half of a watermelon. Is it time for vacation yet???

#todayiate
Except those smoothie cubes are for tomorrow //
Tips for flat tacos:
• corn tortillas crisped up on a skillet are 👌
• less beans, more lettuce
• eat with utensils //
breakfast was a banana + oatmeal. Gonna finish up my taco and hose off and then surprise my little with bubbles 😍

#todayiate
Except those smoothie cubes are for tomorrow //
Tips for flat tacos:
• corn tortillas crisped up on a skillet are 👌
• less beans, more lettuce
• eat with utensils //
breakfast was a banana + oatmeal. Gonna finish up my taco and hose off and then surprise my little with bubbles 😍

honeybooboolovescheetos5ever:

stunningpicture:

Mother cat walks through flames 5 times to save kittens from building fire in Brooklyn, NY.

That’s a FUCKING mother right there. Best mother of the year award goes to a god damn cat. I wish my mom was a cat

honeybooboolovescheetos5ever:

stunningpicture:

Mother cat walks through flames 5 times to save kittens from building fire in Brooklyn, NY.

That’s a FUCKING mother right there. Best mother of the year award goes to a god damn cat. I wish my mom was a cat

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Stunning Post-Style Earrings ♡ Handmade from #vintage buttons ♡ $6 shipped!

Stunning Post-Style Earrings ♡ Handmade from #vintage buttons ♡ $6 shipped!

Size 7.5 black lace TOMS in great used condition. I wear my TOMS constantly because they are so comfortable… and I almost cried when I found these and they weren’t my size! But my loss is your gain 😉 $30 shipped!

Size 7.5 black lace TOMS in great used condition. I wear my TOMS constantly because they are so comfortable… and I almost cried when I found these and they weren’t my size! But my loss is your gain 😉 $30 shipped!

Thrift Store Therapy

Thrift Store Therapy

We have ONE pair of the purple faux druzy studs left! $5 + exact shipping or you can pick them up if you’re local! 😊

We have ONE pair of the purple faux druzy studs left! $5 + exact shipping or you can pick them up if you’re local! 😊

All of our fabric button jewelry is made from thrifted fabric scraps - oftentimes prints and patterns that you won’t be able to find again! Occasionally there is enough to make 2-3 pairs of earrings, but after that the style is gone. What this means to you is that you can be sure that the jewelry you’re wearing is as unique and beautiful as you are! 😘

All of our fabric button jewelry is made from thrifted fabric scraps - oftentimes prints and patterns that you won’t be able to find again! Occasionally there is enough to make 2-3 pairs of earrings, but after that the style is gone. What this means to you is that you can be sure that the jewelry you’re wearing is as unique and beautiful as you are! 😘