i totally agree with this—there’s also the aspect of “motherhood” and “childless by choice” going on—where feminists have been told for 30 years that anybody who can’t take care of themselves is a burden, rather than a being to act in solidarity with. the way my daughter has been treated by *F*eminists is appalling—and the things being said about “kids” who are ALSO GIRLS by *F*eminists make me sick. It is a big reason why i don’t identify with *F*eminism anymore—If you’re gonna leave behind my daughter, im not going with you.
This could make Lisbeth less of a feminist character, or it could make her more realistic. Thoughts?
Not real happy with the condescending tech support from Tumblr right now. Yea, I know I have to activate a function before I use it. I deactivated it because that function didn’t work. Thanks for taking up space in my inbox with that unhelpful suggestion.
Anyone have this app? I was excited about the supposed “send to twitter” toggle button in the advanced settings only… I don’t have that button. In fact, my screen doesn’t even look like the screenshots in the app store.
I am finally taking the time to sit down and write a blog post. I can’t even tell you how good this feels. I totally forgot! It feels so good I might do it again TOMORROW!
There is a park about a mile or a little less away from my house. There are lighted baseball fields where kids play little league during the day, and adults play at night. When my window is open, I can hear the sound of the aluminum bats when someone makes a hit, and after the hit, I can always hear a crowd cheering. The weird thing? It totally sounds like someone has baseball on tv in another room. It’s cool but also a little unnerving.
The one and only icebreaker I’ll do with my students or a group I’m leading is the human scavengar hunt. Make up a worksheet with quirky things… Like “is a White Sox fan” or “is wearing socks that aren’t white” or “likes broccoli” (I have a worksheet made already that would work for about 20 people if you want it.) Then, the people in the group walk around trying to find people who fit these characteristics. Once they find a person, that person signs their name next to the characteristic they posess (i.e. I am a White Sox fan, so I would sign “Ashley” next to “Is a White Sox fan”). The catch: they cannot sign their own paper, and everyone else can only sign their paper one time. Then they have to go find someone else!
Does anyone know good icebreaker games to be played outdoors, by a group of perhaps a hundred people? They can be split into smaller groups if need be, so the size limit is the least important part. It’s for work. And I need to think of some stuff soon.
Would a Round Robin work? Where everyone contributes a sentence/word to an ongoing story?
OK internets. I need a quick, easy recipe for dinner tonight. I’m a vegetarian, but I will eat fish if I must. Help? Please?
“For a long time, of course, English words were spelled irregularly because spelling simply wasn’t regularized. But for the past 150 years or so spelling words “correctly” has been an important class signifier, even as we lack an underlying set of rules to determine how letter-strings form phonemes. Thus it’s possible for “correct” spelling to differ from country to country, and it’s harder than it needs to be for children to learn how to spell. And it’s worth noting that the adverse impact falls especially hard on children from a low socioeconomic background.”
How do you all handle the sheer volume of stuff that shows up on Tumblr? Twitter is easier because it’s shorter and you can make lists and stuff (I honestly never see all the people I follow on Twitter because I have a “bff” list and that’s the one I read… but that’s neither here nor there…) but Tumblr is harder. It doesn’t show you how many posts you have not read (like an RSS reader) and it doesn’t link conversations (like Twitter)… I’m just thinking it seems really hard to follow if you’re not, like, always in front of your computer.
I would really like to not be dependent on caffeine. I’ve already cut down to half of the caffeine I usually drank (which was actually cutting down to about a third of the caffeine I usually drank, because along with switching to half-caff coffee, I also stopped drinking caffeinated beverages later in the day), but I seem to have become dependent on even that much caffeine.
I don’t really feel the need to drink coffee, but I sort of feel like drinking coffee defines me, if that makes sense. I don’t know, but I do wish I could just not feel the need for it any more. It costs a lot of money and adds time on to my already busy mornings!
AVA by Carole Maso. You will love it!
Would you please recommend me some of your favourite books?
And every time I walk into Tim’s middle school, I seem to be reminded of why. ;)
They are so young!! And short!