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Sex Education in American Public Schools

this is genuinely terrifying

Why is there even an “education doesn’t have to be medically accurate” option?

Fucking Texas.

This is why we have the highest std and teen pregnancy rates of any industrialized nation

We should be horrified

I still remember my numerous abstinence assemblies in Texas…

They had us do an activity where they had 4 students hold up a card, and was like “one of these cards has a blue card on the back. This symbolizes the 1:4 people who have STDs” then they all turned the card around and they were all white. Why? Because “you don’t know who’s carrying”


You reblogged a post of mine from molecularlifesciences, which led me here, and now I would like to congratulate you on your A+ blog.

I am completely reciprocating the compliment.


Why aren’t we talking about the fact that the young people committing these school shootings and stabbings are boys? Because I really think the violence, and the sense of having no control, and the part where they reached for a weapon in order to gain control (and to make people listen to them) has way more to do with the fact that boys are raised to feel like they’re nothing if they don’t have everything. And if you don’t have what the patriarchy says you ought to have, then you should take it, and society says you’re allowed to take it. You’re supposed to take it, even with violence. He who kills the most bad guys gets the girl and all the money.

I mean, you can blame weapons and mental illness all you want, but if you grow up believing there is no way apart from violence, then why be so shocked and horrified when violence is what you get? If you’re taught that you have to be a powerful man, and you can’t figure out how, then you might stab someone to feel like one.





Tough Guise: Violence, Media & The Crisis in Masculinity

with Ed. M, Ph.D Jackson Katz

Hence: White Invisibility.

These gifs aren’t from the linked video.



Stephen follows a blog called fyeahfluiddynamics what a NERD

I regret to inform you all that I just followed and I may, in fact, also be a nerd.

So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?






the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.


A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.


Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.


the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.


The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.


Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.


Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.


A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.


The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.  

Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.

But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well. 

Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.

Reblogging over here. French animation tends to do better with diversity than Disney does, hahaha.

also a monster in paris isn’t a love story between the monster and the girl (even though the trailers made it seem like it)

Dog Days Are Over
Florence And The Machine

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