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School Threatened With Lawsuit for Reading Book to Kids. A southern Wisconsin elementary school cancelled a planned reading of a children’s book about a transgender girl after a group threatened to sue. The Mount Horeb Area School District released a statement Wednesday saying it will not proceed with its planned reading of the book “I am Jazz,” the Capital Times reported. The district said it would give the Board of Education the opportunity to address a situation, for which the district has no current policy. STORY: The New Face of Transgender Youth Last week, the principal of Mount Horeb Primary Center sent a letter to parents saying the book would be read and discussed because the school has a student who identifies as a girl but was born with male anatomy. Mount Horeb Area School District. (Photo: Google Maps) STORY: How I Told My Son His Friends Are Transgender The Florida-based Liberty Counsel group threatened to sue, saying it was contacted by concerned parents.

(Photo: Dial Books) How Male Sexual Entitlement Hurts Everyone. Male sexual entitlement is the belief that men are owed sex on account of their maleness. Society normalizes this message. It’s a message that’s embedded in a lot of casual phrases about sex, including ones about men being “friend zoned” for being “nice guys”, women “giving up” sex, and men “getting pussy.” But the truth is, no one is ever owed sex – not when they’re nice, not when they’re domineering, not when they’re manipulative, not when they’re attractive, and definitely not just because they’re a man. If you really want to wipe out rape culture (the attitude that sex without consent is OK within certain circumstances), you need to understand how male sexual entitlement negatively impacts everyone, men included. Why Does Sexual Entitlement Happen? Because we think it’s normal. It’s normal to overlook the female orgasm.

It’s embedded in the way promiscuous men are idolized in Bond movies while promiscuous women get called sluts. But this is not the case. In short, check yourself. Women & Minority Directors In TV Industry: DGA Says No Gains In Field. Women make up over half the U.S. population, but they only directed 14% of primetime network and cable TV shows last season, according to a new DGA study. Minority females fare even worse, helming only 2% of the shows. And job prospects for non-white-male directors aren’t getting better. “There has been no significant improvement in diversity hiring practices in episodic television during the past four years,” the guild said in its report. “Unfortunately, it can be shockingly difficult to convince the people who control hiring to make even small improvements to their hiring practices,” said DGA President Paris Barclay. In its survey, the DGA analyzed 3,500-plus episodes produced for the 2013-14 network television season and the 2013 cable television season from more than 220 scripted series.

Minority males are directing nearly 30% more shows than are Caucasian women, even though Caucasian women outnumber minority males nearly 2-to-1. Tyler Perry was the only bright spot for minorities. Teachable Moments About Sexting | Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) Today's guest blog comes from Karen Galbraith, LSW, training projects specialist for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. Around my house, I am known as the Queen of the Teaching Moment. I watch TV and discuss current events with my family and use what’s going on to fuel conversation about everything from sports figures and violence to global warming.

Evidently, according to my sons, it can be pretty annoying when a kid is just trying to relax and enjoy himself. So, this week, as news of approximately 100 Colorado high school students being involved in a sexting scandal reaching felony levels broke, it should be no surprise that I used this story as a conversation starter. Throughout the week, I had a few opportunities to check in with my kids and teens outside of my immediate family. For tweens and teens, what’s happening in Colorado isn’t a shocking scandal; it is common, everyday business. Why are kids sexting? Effects of sexting Legal Consequences The good news? How to cope with traumatic news - an illustrated guide. The era of 24-hour news brings traumatic events directly into everyone's lives. Here's how that can affect people, especially children, and some strategies for coping. By Lucy Fahey Transcript It's hard not to be upset by rolling media coverage of an unfolding tragedy.

People exposed to more than six hours of daily coverage of a disaster are more likely to feel vulnerable, despairing, alienated and irritable. They are also more likely to suffer from feelings of a loss of identity or a sense of failure, as well as sleeplessness. They can also experience intrusive thoughts and images of the event. Apart from limiting exposure to media, there are things people can do to look after themselves: make sure they get enough sleep; exercise regularly; eat well; avoid using drugs and alcohol to cope; spend time with loved ones; do things they enjoy; get back into their usual routine. Children are especially sensitive to media coverage of disasters. Sources and more information. Why Minecraft is the newest and coolest teaching tool in school.

Have you ever heard of Minecraft? If you haven't, don't worry — I had no clue what it was either until my 14-year-old brother showed it to me. It's a game that has become really popular in the past few years, and it looks kind of like Legos coming to life combined with The Sims. GIF via Daily Motion. In the game, you can build worlds, craft shelters, create tools, and go on missions. It's kind of old school but in a refreshing way. People love Minecraft for the same reason they loved The Sims: There aren't many rules, and you don't have to worry that someone hiding around the next corner might kill you and steal your ammo (... usually).

Minecraft might seem like just a sweet video game. Remember when "educational games" involved watching your pixelated family and livestock perish repeatedly on the Oregon Trail? They're partnering with Connected Camps, an organization that offers game-based coding camps, to make it happen. GIF via Connected Camps/YouTube. Image via LA Makerspace flickr. Ce que le mot « racisé-e » exprime et ce qu’il masque.

Dans un article paru en octobre 2014 à l’occasion de la sortie en salles aux Etats-Unis de Dear White People (texte traduit et publié sur ce site au moment de la sortie du film en France), Stephen Kearse pose d’emblée que « la plus grande puissance du racisme est sa capacité à simplifier radicalement le monde », à rendre celui-ci « univoque ». La tâche fondamentale de tout travail antiraciste consiste alors selon lui à « contester et [à] saper cette simplicité artificielle, en exposant la complexité implacable du monde ».

L’étude du terme « racisé.e » et de ses usages permet justement de mettre à jour à la fois la manière dont les simplifications et réductions du racisme imprègnent l’antiracisme même, mais aussi comment le vocabulaire antiraciste – et plus particulièrement ce terme – peut être porteur de complexifications et de clarifications politiques salutaires. C’est toute l’ambigüité des usages du mot « racisé.e » dont nous aimerions ici discuter. Centralité de la race. Masculin, féminin, des rôles fabriqués. Article extrait du mensuel Sciences et Avenir daté de février 2012. RÔLES SUR MESURE. Au collège, 80 % des élèves punis sont des garçons. Et ce, que l’établissement soit rural ou urbain, public ou privé (avec un fort taux de réussite), classé en ZEP (zone d’éducation prioritaire) ou non.

Cette asymétrie sexuée, constante, dérangeante, vient d’être établie par Sylvie Ayral, docteur en sciences de l’éducation de l’université de Bordeaux, qui a épluché près de 5 900 sanctions infligées dans le département de la Gironde entre 2002 et 2008. Dans un livre explosif, La Fabrique des garçons, la chercheuse démontre l’effet pervers des punitions qui "consacrent les garçons dans une identité masculine stéréotypée et renforcent les comportements qu’elles prétendent corriger : le défi, la transgression, les conduites sexistes, homophobes et violentes", explique-t-elle. Le bon sexe et le mauvais sexe "A écouter les enseignants, les garçons sont punis à cause des hormones, la fameuse testostérone.

How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously. Early on a Wednesday morning, I heard an anguished cry—then silence. I rushed into the bedroom and watched my wife, Rachel, stumble from the bathroom, doubled over, hugging herself in pain. “Something’s wrong,” she gasped. This scared me. Rachel’s not the type to sound the alarm over every pinch or twinge. She cut her finger badly once, when we lived in Iowa City, and joked all the way to Mercy Hospital as the rag wrapped around the wound reddened with her blood. Once, hobbled by a training injury in the days before a marathon, she limped across the finish line anyway. So when I saw Rachel collapse on our bed, her hands grasping and ungrasping like an infant’s, I called the ambulance. I don’t know how long it took for the ambulance to reach us that Wednesday morning. I didn’t know our wait was just beginning. I buzzed the EMTs into our apartment.

“Eleven,” Rachel croaked. As we loaded into the ambulance, here’s what we didn’t know: Rachel had an ovarian cyst, a fairly common thing. Twenty Cognitive Biases That Could Be Helping You Make Bad Decisions. The human mind is a beautiful thing. Our ability to perceive, manage and express our individual experiences has been a huge reason for our success as a species.

However, let’s not get too narcissistic. As rational as we like to think we are, our brain is riddled with ingrained patterns of thought which can lead us to be very irrational. Cognitive scientists and psychologists call these blips "cognitive biases. " Simply put, cognitive biases are mistakes made by the brain when reasoning, evaluating or other cognitive processes. This neat infographic from Business Insider, created by graphic designer Samantha Lee and reporter Shana Lebowitz, shows 20 of these cognitive biases that make us realize how irrational and malleable our little meat-bag brains can be. Image credit: Samantha Lee and Shana Lebowitz/Business Insider. Guide d’action face aux contrôles abusifs « Collectif Contre Le Contrôle Au Faciès. Depuis l’automne 2011, ils sont des milliers à avoir saisi le pôle juridique du Collectif Stop le contrôle au faciès ! Pour dénoncer les abus, les humiliations du quotidien, les comportements peu républicains d’une frange des forces de l’ordre.

En complément de notre pôle juridique, nous avons décidé d’élaborer ce guide disponible gratuitement en téléchargement et qui servira d’appui juridique, pédagogique et politique à toutes celles et ceux qui souhaitent faire valoir leurs droits. Cliquez sur l’image ci-dessous pour télécharger le guide: 502 Bad Gateway. Similarities Between Anti-Suffragette Posters and Anti-Feminist Memes.

One of the strategies often used by anti-feminists is to compare current-day feminism to the suffragette movement, claiming that “back then,” feminists worked for something important and worthwhile – but today, feminists are just shrill, dissatisfied harpies who want to dominate men and sleep around. What these anti-feminists fail to realize, however, is that the arguments they use against feminists now are nearly identical to the arguments used a century ago in protest against the women’s suffrage movement.

In this article, I will explore some of the primary fears anti-feminists have about women’s progress, and provide examples of anti-suffragette and anti-feminist posters and memes to examine how those fears are communicated. Fears About Feminism Most advancements in society are met with a great deal of hand-wringing about how they will affect women and if the freedom they offer is “too much.” 1. Feminists are ugly man-haters who could not land a husband 2. 3.

Feminism and the Libertine. En réalité, le sexe ne fait pas vendre. Meet The Predators. A huge proportion of the women I know enough to talk with about it have survived an attempted or completed rape. None of them was raped by a stranger who attacked them from behind a bush, hid in the back of her car or any of the other scenarios that fit the social script of stranger rape. Anyone reading this post, in fact, is likely to know that six out of seven rapes are committed by someone the victim knows. It has been clear for a long time, at least since Robin Warshaw’s groundbreaking “I Never Called It Rape,” which used Mary Koss’s reseach, that the stranger rape script did not describe rape as most women experienced it. It’s easy to picture the stranger rapist: a violent criminal, not much different from the violent criminals who commit other violent crimes. This guy was in prison before, and he’ll be back there again, though not for rape because reporting and conviction rates are so low.

But who commits the vast majority of rapes, the nonstranger rapes? Lisak & Miller McWhorter. What is blue and how do we see color? - Business Insider. Les mensonges faits aux femmes. Hier, une jeune femme a eu la très agréable surprise de constater que, dans le métro, un homme avait tranquillement sorti son pénis et était en train de se masturber en la regardant.

Elle a eu le courage de le prendre en photo et de la publier sur facebook afin de montrer ce qui peut arriver à toute femme effectuant n'importe quel trajet. Cette photo m'a passablement marquée car il est assez rare de voir un agresseur sexuel en pleine action. On en parle, on donne leur nom, on dit ce qu'ils ont fait mais ils restent souvent dans l'esprit de beaucoup d'hommes comme des sortes de monstres, d'anormaux, qui n'ont rien à voir avec eux. La photo faisait la démonstration qu'un trentenaire bien habillé peut être un agresseur sexuel. Ce qui frappe également dans cette photo est que nous sommes dans un lieu très fréquenté et qu'il se sent en totale impunité, ce qu'il est visiblement ; la jeune femme a appelé la police qui lui a signalé parfaitement connaitre ce personnage.

[Dossier]Le système des radios aux U.S.A... Je parle très souvent des radios, des audiences radios, des slayages radios, des flops radios et quelques musicfeelingslovers m'ont justement fait remarqué que ce n'était pas une notion accessible à tout le monde. Tout le monde n'en comprend pas forcement l'importance ( pourtant cruciale dans l'analyse des chiffres aux U.S.A) alors l'idée m'est venue d'en faire un petit dossier. Alors tout d'abord, il faut savoir qu'aux U.S.A , plus que dans n'importe quel pays dans le monde, pour premièrement cartonner il faut avoir les radios de son coté. Le classement officiel,le Billboard dépend largement des audiences radios, c'est à dire du nombre potentiels d'auditeurs qui ont pu écouter une chanson. C'est un calcul réalisé à la journée. Chaque jour, les titres sont diffusés et on totalise leur bilan d'auditeurs potentiels, qui sera inclus ensuite dans leur classement hebdomadaire au Hot 100. 1.

Ensuite, il faut savoir qu'il y a plusieurs types de « radios » aux U.S.A. 2. L'ageism. Stay Tune! Teaching sex education misses the point unless you teach boys not to be sexist. Nerdy Feminist: She's Someone vs. Narcissistic Fatherhood. Say hello to men who hate NSA spying but blame women for being spied on. One Woman's Dangerous War Against the Most Hated Man on the Internet. Théorie du complot, intox ... J'éduque mes élèves à discerner les vraies infos sur le net. Lutter contre le viol ? Nos fils adolescents, violeurs potentiels. Notre refus de l’admettre, et de les élever autrement. | Comment peut-on être féministe ? Rape: A Lack of Conviction. Sure looks like these monkeys are domesticating wild wolves. What's the deal? La justice européenne revient sur la responsabilité des sites d’information quant aux commentaires. L'armée française a vraiment un problème avec le harcèlement sexuel.

Féminisme TM | Mrs. Roots. Amazon.