People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
This is so important. Girls pay attention. Boys, if you are a brother, father, cousin of a girl, pay attention.
This is CRITICAL
Okay, the only ones that bother me are the one with the planets and the one with the starfish, because making the solar system in your room is rad as hell and definitely should be encouraged and starfish are neat and pretty harmless (though the parent might not know that/might be paranoid about things they don’t understand) but still, it’s just a starfish.
As for the rest of the things:
-There is absolutely nothing wrong with calling your daughter pretty. I get that it shouldn’t be the only thing you teach her to value, but there is still nothing wrong with it in itself.
-No parent wants their kids to get their nice clothes dirty. You spent good money on that shit and it’s about to get ruined. No.
-The spaceship one she’s like eleven or twelve using power tools when her much older and almost an adult brother is right there. Of course you want the older brother using the drill, it’s a god damn power tool. That’s just being a responsible parent. Do not let young children use power tools.
I understand the message this campaign is trying to send, but it’s using terrible examples to do it.
"your full name without an E,F,R,S,K,I,M,L,C,A,Y,N"
(wow that makes me sound like an MI6 grunt)
HO J H
This is SO cool that I just had to share.
you clever fuckers
my teacher used this today
23+8+9+19+11+5+25 = 100%
You need to hear this. Just try not to get wibbly-wobbly angry-wangry.
Hey dorks watch this
I hope Soren never stops breaking up with pop culture.
SIGNAL BOOST FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, PARTICULARLY CENTRAL VALLEY/SACRAMENTO REGION
A mother’s plea in Sacramento:
Warning to Parents of Teenage Daughters in Natomas Park:
It is with disgust, heartbreak, and a need to protect all of the children in our community that I share this devastating news with you.
Kevin David Basham, the nearly 26 year old man pictured below, is a cashier at the Raley’s Supermarket (store #4650) on Natomas Blvd. For several weeks earlier this year beginning in February, Basham flirted unabashedly with my child while we would shop for groceries. Although I made it clear to him that my child is only 15 years old, he pursued her vigorously. Lying about his true age, he convinced her to give him her phone number and initiated communication; Basham began texting inappropriate messages and pictures to her immediately and regularly. She reminded him that she was 15, yet he continued messaging her relentlessly. He stalked her at a restaurant. He has been on and inside the Inderkum High School campus to watch her rehearse for talent shows. He was even caught sneaking into my backyard where I met him with a flashlight to the face and instructed him to leave my child alone - at which point he threatened me with these exact words, “You can’t keep me from seeing her.”
Raley’s and the Sacramento Police Department were made aware of his increasing sexual advances towards a minor child, ten years his junior, on March 30th. The police department informed me to call the emergency line if he ever showed up again. Raley’s ignored my multiple complaints. To this very day, Raley’s corporate office has failed to return a single phone call to me.
Between March 30th and April 17th, Basham further manipulated my child into being his “special friend” and sexually assaulted her multiple times, taking her virginity and sending her into a downward spiral; she was diagnosed with having post traumatic stress disorder following the assaults by Basham.
With evidence that I provided, and a confession from Basham himself, he was arrested by the Sacramento Police Department (XREF 4748043), booked into jail, and is being charged by the District Attorney with two counts of felony rape. The DA feels strongly there is enough evidence to have twelve jurors convict him unanimously. Basham posted bail a few hours after his arrest and remains free, as he is due his due process in the court of law. His case has been continued five times since his first court appearance in May, with the next hearing (to determine if he will accept the plea deal offered to him by the DA or set a trial date -yet again- ) scheduled for September 30. Basham continues to work for Raley’s as a lead cashier. He works in close proximity with young female customers from several nearby schools, including: Natomas Park Elementary, Natomas Charter, Natomas Middle, Inderkum High, Heron, and Natomas Middle. Additionally, he lives in an apartment near NP3 Charter Middle and High.
I have remained incredibly quiet on this front since discovering that he sexually assaulted my child in mid-April, per the DA’s request so as to not compromise the case. I have even been asked by the DA to not shop at my local grocery store because it makes the perpetrator “uncomfortable.” Today, however, I feel compelled to share this heartbreaking news with each of you in an effort to protect your child from this predator. With school back in session, and knowing that many of our teenage daughters stop by Raley’s on Natomas Blvd. before and after school for snacks, it is important that they be aware of this dangerous person.
Name: Kevin David Basham
Height: approx. 6’2”
Weight: approx. 190lbs.
It is far too late for me to protect my child, even though I did everything I could to prevent this tragedy from happening as it unfolded before me. If you shop at Raley’s on Natomas Blvd., please keep your teenage daughters near you at all times. Please protect your children from this predator. He is cunning, malicious, and a threat to our community.
PLEASE NOTE: Despite Basham’s confession to this crime, he is “innocent” until proven guilty. This message is intended to be informational only and not a character attack; hence the message containing only verifiable facts and not my personal opinions of this individual.
We’ve blacked out the mother’s name so as to protect the victim and her family, we’ve also bolded the mother’s intentions.
TW RAPE, PEDOPHILIA, STALKING.
SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT AND MAKE SURE THIS ASSHOLE IS NEVER ABLE TO WORK WITH THE PUBLIC OR BE NEAR MINORS PARTICULARLY YOUNG GIRLS AND WOMEN AGAIN. K? Thanks.
This man used to work at the Raley’s on Lichen Dr, Citrus Heights. I recognize him. He used to flirt with me. I was in middle school. My mom thought it was sweet at first but it got weird and she reported him to his store manager.
Time to show some love and appreciate these heroes.
Firefighters are some badass mutha fuckas
firefighters are incredibly under appreciated, this is sadly the first appreciation post to them and we need more of these, they literally walk through hell to pick up people and pull them out, they are all Castiels if all civilians are Deans, and they save animals, treating all like humans, i have never heard of a firefighter that has chosen not to save someone for there race or sex or sexuality or anything, a human is a human and an animal is an animal, i love these people and they don’t deserve to be ignored as much as they are
Okay, I honestly am still baffled by tumblr’s obsession with John Green.
I have bear ill-will towards him, but let’s be honest, he’s an okay writer with a handful of good ideas.
This shit better work
HAH I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND LOOK WHAT I GOT FROM MY DAD TODAY OUT OF THE BLUE
what if we all got paper lolGUYS I REBLOGGED THIS LAST NIGHT AND I JUST GOT $150
I am not even kidding but I am reblogging this twice in a row because I just got $275.
holy shot i hope this works!!
LETS DO THISSSS !
I mean it’s worth a shot lol, reblog!
This is a straight up lie.
UPDATE: There is actually a pattern in the occurrence that I observed while finding these calenders and calenders that I didn’t bother to post. The difference between the years this happens cycles through 11, 6, 5, 6. The next one is in 11 years, 2025, and I don’t even have to look up the next 5 after that, I’ll just type them and let you look it up and correct me if I’m wrong.
Open your eyes.
New age Genocide
you want a man with a strong jawline so you have a sturdy place to sit
ok but robin williams is about to get infinitely more support than the child who was just gunned down by police and this makes me so sad
you do realize human beings are capable of caring about more than one thing right
I had a teacher who refused to let any of us say “its okay” because of this exact reason.