Fear no more, says the heart.
We must burn our little boxes. We must create dialogue.
We must realize the importance of every moment.
We must turn our boredom to gratitude.
Use your hands, your thoughts, your hunger.
These things are yours and yours alone.

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Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.

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happinesssbythekilowattt replied to your post “For the past four days or so I’ve hated my body so thoroughly that I’m…”

Ugliness is for people who aren’t as incredible as you are. You’re beautiful inside and out. You may not agree right now, but just know that you’re loved.

sneadly replied to your post “For the past four days or so I’ve hated my body so thoroughly that I’m…”

I don’t care what you ever look like, you will always be beautiful. You’re one of the loveliest women to ever walk this Earth. Don’t forget that. You could never be ugly.

xicanaxingona replied to your post “For the past four days or so I’ve hated my body so thoroughly that I’m…”

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I’m really lucky, I love you all so much. Thanks for your love and support, I really needed it today. You are all wonderful beautiful souls. <3<3<3

chaosandwine replied to your post “For the past four days or so I’ve hated my body so thoroughly that I’m…”

I’ve been feeling so similar lately. So much self hate and my confidence is completely gone. Maybe we can find a way to help each other help ourselves?

Yes yes yes. I would love that. We need to give each other lots of love. Maybe affirm to each other how lovely we are. Idk, I’m up for anything. I hate feeling this way and I hate that you’re feeling similarly. We deserve to feel happy and beautiful in our skin.