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In one experiment, mothers were asked to guess the steepness of a carpeted slope that their 11-month olds would be able to crawl. Then the children actually crawled the slope, and the difference between actual and mother-predicted angles was noted.

The results showed that both boys and girls were able to crawl the same degree of incline. However, the predictions of the mothers were correct within one degree for the boys and underestimated their daughter’s ability by nine degrees.

What this shows is that the presumption that boys are more physical causes parents to encourage their boys more in physical activities while cautioning their girls. This further translates into providing more opportunities for boys to be physical and fewer for girls. The result?

Boys actually do develop stronger physical skills than girls. But not because of anything innate or biological, but rather because of the gender roles that the parents subconsciously projected onto their babies.

Gender Neutral Parenting: 5 Ways To Avoid Implicit Sexism (via Everyday Feminism)

The experiment mentioned is available in full HERE.   

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Anonymous asked: To the other anon about cutting, if you do decide to not tell your parents (which you probably should) wrap the cut in a cold cloth and apply pressure to clot the cut and then clean it really well with warm water and soap and use neosporine if possible. Just want everyone to be safe ya know.

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Avoid topical ointments for deeper wounds, use saline solution or wound wash (if possible) to clean. If you feel light-headed at all, it’s important that you tell someone you trust—doesn’t necessarily have to be parents if you aren’t comfortable.

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If we don’t do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for us. No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality. In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out. You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.

Good on him for recognizing the flaws in the system and trying to do something about it because he’s in the position where he can do something about it.

This was the same kind of situation that Lenin slid right in, started an uprising, and created a political system that lasted for 73 years and still exists in the places in the world today.  Workers of the world unite.

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