micdotcom:

Woman live tweets IBM execs discussing why they don’t hire women, tries not to throw up

Toronto-based editor Lyndsay Kirkham has started a firestorm this week after overhearing what was apparently an incredibly sexist conversation between IBM executives at lunch — and live-tweeting it.

Unaware that they were transmitting sexist nonsense to cyberspace, the IBM executives openly discussed “why they don’t hire women.” If you take Kirkham’s account at its word, it actually gets way worse.

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themightyrarebreed:

mmue11er:

Super selfies

Selfies. Selfies everywhere

I defy someone to re-draw the cover of The Killing Joke as a selfie.

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winterwombat:

the-enchanted-mermaid:

Meet the World’s Smallest Rabbit.

Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbits are the world’s smallest and among the rarest. 

Miniature bunnies with iridescent ears. Happiness, embodied as a tiny ball of fluff and cute.

TINY BUN WITH COLORFUL EARS ;____;

This bunneh has RAINBOW EARS

Oh my gosh <3

"Color is added to the ears in the pictures below so zoo staff can tell the kits apart." It’s not iridescent ears, they were colored by people to tell them apart. Did anyone not notice how it was only 1 ear that’s colorful???? http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2009/10/columbia-basin-pygmy-rabbits-oregon-zoo-breeding-baby-bunnies.html

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nohnoelle:

How To Train Your Humans

I’m obsessed with this

thats-significantly-raven:

nohnoelle:

How To Train Your Humans

I’m obsessed with this

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ouroboner:

baby Sunbeam Snake

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shinyx2:

Poppy’s lower jaw was broken 8 months ago and required surgery. Pins and and acrylic splint/fixator were placed for 5 months to stabilize the fracture. She has completely recovered and is doing gecko-y. This is one of my fav pics of her.

parendt say I must keep this wide rocks in my heads for kissbyboots. Who dunno why! would rather be dance around and leave many smoochlet on all snootlets near-by! and who decide on five cent I want at LEAST two cent thank very to  MUCH! 9.77/10 May be just sit in your CUPPLET and be a sweetie and not be tryin a remove this Rock of Importante! also five is more number than towo

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Poppy’s lower jaw was broken 8 months ago and required surgery. Pins and and acrylic splint/fixator were placed for 5 months to stabilize the fracture. She has completely recovered and is doing gecko-y. This is one of my fav pics of her.

parendt say I must keep this wide rocks in my heads for kissbyboots. Who dunno why! would rather be dance around and leave many smoochlet on all snootlets near-by! and who decide on five cent I want at LEAST two cent thank very to  MUCH! 9.77/10 May be just sit in your CUPPLET and be a sweetie and not be tryin a remove this Rock of Importante! also five is more number than towo

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"Should parents read their daughter's texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

daeranilen:

daeranilen:

Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

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princess-abiogenesis:

wheremythoughtsare:

Do not ground your child because you caught them putting a cigarette flame to their wrist.

Do not discipline your child because they have cuts on their thighs.

Do not threaten to put your child in a mental institution because their only escape is self-harm.

Do not teach your children that if they open up to you about the scars on their bodies, the only thing they will get in return is punishment.

Someone finally said it

Don’t ground your child for being sad and suicidal without having self-harm marks either.

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