“The bottom line is that saying there are differences in male and female brains is just not true. There is pretty compelling evidence that any differences are tiny and are the result of environment not biology,” said Prof Rippon.
“You can’t pick up a brain and say ‘that’s a girls brain, or that’s a boys brain’ in the same way you can with the skeleton. They look the same.”
Prof Rippon points to earlier studies that showed the brains of London black cab drivers physically changed after they had acquired The Knowledge – an encyclopaedic recall of the capital’s streets.
She believes differences in male and female brains are due to similar cultural stimuli. A women’s brain may therefore become ‘wired’ for multi-tasking simply because society expects that of her and so she uses that part of her brain more often. The brain adapts in the same way as a muscle gets larger with extra use.
“What often isn’t picked up on is how plastic and permeable the brain is. It is changing throughout out lifetime
“The world is full of stereotypical attitudes and unconscious bias. It is full of the drip, drip, drip of the gendered environment.”
Prof Rippon believes that gender differences appear early in western societies and are based on traditional stereotypes of how boys and girls should behave and which toys they should play with."
The absence of women in history is man made.
SO MUCH THIS
Plus, can we talk about how big a baby these two men must be (and the men around them) for them to throw a snit over being struck out. Poor guys, guess they didn’t like being shown to be less “manly” than they pretended to be.
We demonstrate that we’re better that a man at a thing and how do these guys react? Ban any woman from playing against a man in the thing she’s better than him at
Thus the misogynistic douchebags out there can keep on pretending that we’re ‘Weaker’ or ‘Inferior’ by not even letting us TRY to demonstrate otherwise
The note at the end of Fern Gully
I wish today’s generation got messages like this in their cartoons. (via bethchilds221)
I fully plan on showing Fern Gully in my classroom every year on Earth Day.
these look cool - faerie wing earrings
source (made by): Under The Ivy
The Dance at Alder Cove ☽✪☾ Youth/Father/Geezer - I see you
Yarn Bombed Tree Squid- Jill & Lorna Watt
Jill & Lorna Watt decided to cover a magnolia in the center of San Mateo, California with yarn, transforming with talent and humor the tree in blue octopus.
And I could see any hard core horse riding enthusiast going “What are you doing!? That’s not how you ride!”
I guess he’s trying to blend in and not be the
centaur of attention