skoomapipe
performingartsfreak:

blackfeminism:

[image reads]: School is a Prison and damages our kids by Peter Gray from Salon.com
hamsterloki:

chailattemusings:

miss-sakura-noki:

breastmilkontherocks:

"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth. Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.   …. Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful. The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.  ….
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything. This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”

PREACH

Public schooling, at least in America, was started around the time of the Industrial Revolution, and was a preparation for factory work when kids got old enough. That’s why the hours are as long as they are and every public school seems to run on the same shitty system that only provides bare minimum education. It taught basic literacy and work ethics to children who could then grow up and be decent employees. The school system wasn’t designed for learning and teaching, it was designed as job preparation. 
[source]

I had so much trouble reading this because it takes me back to highschool and elementary school and I found myself staring at the ceiling for twenty minutes trying not to cry.School killed my urge to learn, read, explore, and whatever self-confidence I had as a blissfully ignorant child.The worst part of this to me is that these problems -aren’t- unsolvable. They aren’t at all! Other countries have already experimented with alternative forms of teaching for young children and highschoolers with great success! Look at Finland for fuck’s sake!It’s not an unsolvable issue! People are just too fucking lazy to try and FIX IT.

don’t ask a lot of questions, don’t prove the teacher wrong, don’t deconstruct the oppressive assumptions in the documents, don’t self-educate

This is the most important thing in the entire world.

Oh… That explains a lot…

performingartsfreak:

blackfeminism:

[image reads]: School is a Prison and damages our kids by Peter Gray from Salon.com

hamsterloki:

chailattemusings:

miss-sakura-noki:

breastmilkontherocks:

"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.

….
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
….

They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”

PREACH

Public schooling, at least in America, was started around the time of the Industrial Revolution, and was a preparation for factory work when kids got old enough. That’s why the hours are as long as they are and every public school seems to run on the same shitty system that only provides bare minimum education. It taught basic literacy and work ethics to children who could then grow up and be decent employees. The school system wasn’t designed for learning and teaching, it was designed as job preparation. 

[source]

I had so much trouble reading this because it takes me back to highschool and elementary school and I found myself staring at the ceiling for twenty minutes trying not to cry.

School killed my urge to learn, read, explore, and whatever self-confidence I had as a blissfully ignorant child.

The worst part of this to me is that these problems -aren’t- unsolvable. They aren’t at all! Other countries have already experimented with alternative forms of teaching for young children and highschoolers with great success! Look at Finland for fuck’s sake!

It’s not an unsolvable issue! People are just too fucking lazy to try and FIX IT.

don’t ask a lot of questions, don’t prove the teacher wrong, don’t deconstruct the oppressive assumptions in the documents, don’t self-educate

This is the most important thing in the entire world.

Oh… That explains a lot…

bramblepatch
bramblepatch:

kirkwallers:

the-unpopular-opinions:

I’ve noticed that quite a few people are going so far as to deny that girls who don’t experience cramps exist. I just have to say that I am one of those people. For me, getting my period isn’t the worst thing in my life. I barely even notice it most of the time. Mostly I feel a little weird in the belly, check myself and realise that I’m bleeding. I slap on a pad and then it’s no big deal. The pad doesn’t feel like a diaper, I don’t get menstrual cramps and I don’t get in a bad mood. Every woman is different, okay? Some women experience intense pain, some none at all, and most fall in between.The way people have fought back with descriptions of how their pain is so bad that they pass out…that just makes me think that something else must be wrong with them. There’s no way that passing out from the pain or not being able to move is normal. I don’t think period pains should be a valid excuse to stay home from school or work unless you have an illness or disorder which somehow exacerbates the pain.

No no no no no just because you don’t feel something doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. If it is the case that something else is wrong with people that experience debilitating cramps then there’s something wrong with a he’ll of a lot of other women. Yes, everybody is different, some people have them and some people are lucky and don’t. But pain that causes somebody to be unable to walk is a viable excuse to stay home regardless of what causes it.

Uh. If your cramps are preventing you from functioning normally, you do have a legitimate medical issue, though. You ought to bring that up next time you talk to your doctor. Just because a medical condition is common doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be treated - a hell of a lot of people have high cholesterol, but it’s not like doctors are like “well lots of people experience this so we’re just going to stand back and let you develop heart disease.” A hell of a lot of people have poor eyesight, but we don’t tell them to just get on with their life and try not to run into shit, we put glasses on them.
The human body is amazingly complex but that means there’s a lot of ways it can and does go wrong, and the wonderful thing about modern medical science is that we can correct for those errors and make our bodies work better. The reproductive system’s no different from any other bodily system in this regard.


Did you know that the cramps are actually caused by uterine contractions?
From Medicinenet:


Why are some cramps so painful?

Menstrual cramps are caused by the uterine contractions that occur in response to prostaglandins and other chemicals. The cramping sensation is intensified when clots or pieces of bloody tissue from the lining of the uterus pass through the cervix, especially if a woman’s cervical canal is narrow.

The difference between menstrual cramps that are more painful and those that are less painful may be related to a woman’s prostaglandin levels. Women with menstrual cramps have elevated levels of prostaglandins in the endometrium (uterine lining) when compared with women who do not experience cramps. Menstrual cramps are very similar to those a pregnant woman experiences when she is given prostaglandin as a medication to induce labor.



What other factors influence menstrual cramps?
As mentioned above, an unusually narrow cervical canal tends to increase menstrual cramps.
Another anatomical factor thought to contribute to menstrual cramps is a backwards tilting of the uterus (a retroverted uterus).
Lack of exercise is now recognized to contribute to painful menstrual cramps, because exercise releases endorphins that relieve pain.
It has long been thought that psychological factors also play a role. For example, it is widely accepted that emotional stress can increase the discomfort of menstrual cramps.
Adenomyosis and endometriosis can increase the severity of menstrual cramps
Having uterine fibroids can worsen menstrual cramping

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/31/2014

bramblepatch:

kirkwallers:

the-unpopular-opinions:

I’ve noticed that quite a few people are going so far as to deny that girls who don’t experience cramps exist. I just have to say that I am one of those people. For me, getting my period isn’t the worst thing in my life. I barely even notice it most of the time. Mostly I feel a little weird in the belly, check myself and realise that I’m bleeding. I slap on a pad and then it’s no big deal. The pad doesn’t feel like a diaper, I don’t get menstrual cramps and I don’t get in a bad mood. Every woman is different, okay? Some women experience intense pain, some none at all, and most fall in between.

The way people have fought back with descriptions of how their pain is so bad that they pass out…that just makes me think that something else must be wrong with them. There’s no way that passing out from the pain or not being able to move is normal. I don’t think period pains should be a valid excuse to stay home from school or work unless you have an illness or disorder which somehow exacerbates the pain.

No no no no no just because you don’t feel something doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. If it is the case that something else is wrong with people that experience debilitating cramps then there’s something wrong with a he’ll of a lot of other women. Yes, everybody is different, some people have them and some people are lucky and don’t. But pain that causes somebody to be unable to walk is a viable excuse to stay home regardless of what causes it.

Uh. If your cramps are preventing you from functioning normally, you do have a legitimate medical issue, though. You ought to bring that up next time you talk to your doctor. Just because a medical condition is common doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be treated - a hell of a lot of people have high cholesterol, but it’s not like doctors are like “well lots of people experience this so we’re just going to stand back and let you develop heart disease.” A hell of a lot of people have poor eyesight, but we don’t tell them to just get on with their life and try not to run into shit, we put glasses on them.

The human body is amazingly complex but that means there’s a lot of ways it can and does go wrong, and the wonderful thing about modern medical science is that we can correct for those errors and make our bodies work better. The reproductive system’s no different from any other bodily system in this regard.

Did you know that the cramps are actually caused by uterine contractions?

From Medicinenet:

Why are some cramps so painful?

Menstrual cramps are caused by the uterine contractions that occur in response to prostaglandins and other chemicals. The cramping sensation is intensified when clots or pieces of bloody tissue from the lining of the uterus pass through the cervix, especially if a woman’s cervical canal is narrow.

The difference between menstrual cramps that are more painful and those that are less painful may be related to a woman’s prostaglandin levels. Women with menstrual cramps have elevated levels of prostaglandins in the endometrium (uterine lining) when compared with women who do not experience cramps. Menstrual cramps are very similar to those a pregnant woman experiences when she is given prostaglandin as a medication to induce labor.

What other factors influence menstrual cramps?

    • As mentioned above, an unusually narrow cervical canal tends to increase menstrual cramps.
    • Another anatomical factor thought to contribute to menstrual cramps is a backwards tilting of the uterus (a retroverted uterus).
    • Lack of exercise is now recognized to contribute to painful menstrual cramps, because exercise releases endorphins that relieve pain.
    • It has long been thought that psychological factors also play a role. For example, it is widely accepted that emotional stress can increase the discomfort of menstrual cramps.
    • Adenomyosis and endometriosis can increase the severity of menstrual cramps
    • Having uterine fibroids can worsen menstrual cramping
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/31/2014
skoomapipe

theaubisticagenda:

autismspeaksorhitler:

Signal boost this. Justice now!

#Solidarity

w-…. what? This…. I…. don’t…

I don’t care how legal it is, it’s against human rights. I thought we all agreed eugenics was not a thing we were going to do? Because that is clearly what this is, there is no excuses about this, this is cutting a group of people out of the gene pool based on them matching undesirable criteria.

bramblepatch

iamtonysexual:

jonandtheon:

jonandtheon:

jonandtheon:

MY BOOK IS LOCKED IN A CLASSROOMN

RED ASLERT

I TOLD THIS REALLY NICE KID WHO NEVER CAUSES TROUBLE AND HEREACHED INTO HIS BACKPACK AND PULLED OUT A KEYCHAIN WITH KEYS TO THE CLASSROOM AND UNLOCKED IT FOR ME??

update i asked him why he had those keys and he said “its not important” im so lost

He’ll be vital to your quest later, don’t forget about him.

wecansexy
sekoshi:

We didn’t have enough d&d pieces #dungeonsanddragons #mlp

… I have no one to play dnd with. So I taught my little cousin (4 at the time) how to play MLP Tabletop. She calls it “The Pony Dice Game!” Her reaction to finding a giant sloth blocking the road and having to find a way to make it move?
Her: “I kick it to make it move.
Me (DM): 0_0 Uh…

Her: Do I roll the dice now?” 
Me: 0_0 Um… yes… the triangle one…
I was not expecting this from a kid who is only allowed to watch Playhouse Disney and Sprout TV. My entire planned campaign story was almost derailed. 0_0;

sekoshi:

We didn’t have enough d&d pieces #dungeonsanddragons #mlp

… I have no one to play dnd with. So I taught my little cousin (4 at the time) how to play MLP Tabletop. She calls it “The Pony Dice Game!” Her reaction to finding a giant sloth blocking the road and having to find a way to make it move?

Her: “I kick it to make it move.

Me (DM): 0_0 Uh…

Her: Do I roll the dice now?” 

Me: 0_0 Um… yes… the triangle one…

I was not expecting this from a kid who is only allowed to watch Playhouse Disney and Sprout TV. My entire planned campaign story was almost derailed. 0_0;

aberrantkenosis
jangsaverem:

Some guy in the Artist alley recorded me doing my thang as Guru Guru. He then told me he would make a gif. Totally came through for me bro.
With all the Pictures and videos I saw folks take of me coulda sworn I would be able to find some on this Tumblr thing.
Lets just add music of our own https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43IPAGw01IY
boxer-anarchy

… Perfection.

jangsaverem:

Some guy in the Artist alley recorded me doing my thang as Guru Guru. He then told me he would make a gif. Totally came through for me bro.

With all the Pictures and videos I saw folks take of me coulda sworn I would be able to find some on this Tumblr thing.

Lets just add music of our own
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43IPAGw01IY

boxer-anarchy

… Perfection.

skoomapipe
lalondes:

HOMESTAR RUNNER: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
The year is 2003. It is a kinder time, a simpler time.
Every single one of your classmates knows how to draw Trogdor the Burninator - first, you draw an S, then you draw a more different S.
"Everybody to the Limit" is a staple at middle school dances.
Your best friend’s little brother owns a plush The Cheat, and you can kick it, and it makes noise.
The year is 2003, the golden age of Homestar Runner.
Basically, every online content creator, every webcomic artist, every YouTube entertainer, owes Homestar Runner a shitload. 
Once upon a time, Homestar Runner was the definitive Flash site, an online destination for kids and immature grown-ups alike, fielding millions of hits and thousands of e-mails a day. 
Homestar Runner, the earnest athlete with a pure heart and a love for mankind, and his arch-nemesis, Strong Bad, a wrestler with a penchant for issuing snarky responses to fanmail, defined a generation through weird, surrealist Flash cartoons tinged with outdated pop cultural references.
Ten years later, there’s a new generation of Internetters who have never experienced the pure, unadulterated joy of H-Star-R, and that breaks my heart. 
So, here, I’ve compiled this beginner’s guide to Homestar Runner. Every cartoon on this list is shorter than five minutes. Get into it. Do yourself a favour.
STEP ONE: STRONG BAD E-MAILS
dragon
techno
comic
japanese cartoon
caper
stunt double
kids’ book
caffeine
army
different town
crying
for kids
montage
bedtime story
hygiene
STEP TWO: TEEN GIRL SQUAD
Episodes #1-15 are available here. Watch them all.
STEP THREE: SHORTS
An Important Rap Song
Where My Hat Is At?
Best Caper Ever
Play Date
The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw
One Two, One Two
Fluffy Puff Commercial
STEP FOUR: TOONS
A Jorb Well Done
Cool Things
Date Nite
DNA Evidence
A Folky Tale

lalondes:

HOMESTAR RUNNER: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

The year is 2003. It is a kinder time, a simpler time.

Every single one of your classmates knows how to draw Trogdor the Burninator - first, you draw an S, then you draw a more different S.

"Everybody to the Limit" is a staple at middle school dances.

Your best friend’s little brother owns a plush The Cheat, and you can kick it, and it makes noise.

The year is 2003, the golden age of Homestar Runner.

Basically, every online content creator, every webcomic artist, every YouTube entertainer, owes Homestar Runner a shitload.

Once upon a time, Homestar Runner was the definitive Flash site, an online destination for kids and immature grown-ups alike, fielding millions of hits and thousands of e-mails a day.

Homestar Runner, the earnest athlete with a pure heart and a love for mankind, and his arch-nemesis, Strong Bad, a wrestler with a penchant for issuing snarky responses to fanmail, defined a generation through weird, surrealist Flash cartoons tinged with outdated pop cultural references.

Ten years later, there’s a new generation of Internetters who have never experienced the pure, unadulterated joy of H-Star-R, and that breaks my heart. 

So, here, I’ve compiled this beginner’s guide to Homestar Runner. Every cartoon on this list is shorter than five minutes. Get into it. Do yourself a favour.

STEP ONE: STRONG BAD E-MAILS

  1. dragon
  2. techno
  3. comic
  4. japanese cartoon
  5. caper
  6. stunt double
  7. kids’ book
  8. caffeine
  9. army
  10. different town
  11. crying
  12. for kids
  13. montage
  14. bedtime story
  15. hygiene

STEP TWO: TEEN GIRL SQUAD

Episodes #1-15 are available here. Watch them all.

STEP THREE: SHORTS

  1. An Important Rap Song
  2. Where My Hat Is At?
  3. Best Caper Ever
  4. Play Date
  5. The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw
  6. One Two, One Two
  7. Fluffy Puff Commercial

STEP FOUR: TOONS

  1. A Jorb Well Done
  2. Cool Things
  3. Date Nite
  4. DNA Evidence
  5. A Folky Tale