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California has become the first state to require students on college campuses to receive active consent before all sexual activity.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law a bill that will impose this new standard for consent at all colleges that receive state funding, including all public universities and many private institutions where students receive state grants.

Consent can be conveyed by a verbal “yes,” or signaled in a nonverbal way, but lack of resistance or objection cannot constitute consent. …

The new law will also offer other protections: universities will be required to offer on-campus victims’ advocates; victims who come forward to report a sexual assault may not be punished for under-age drinking; and all institutions will be required to teach incoming freshmen about sexual assault and consent during orientation.

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mikeysknobbyknees:

belindapendragon:

medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

I see White folks still scared about being the minority here in the States, that they gotta erase all folks of color from the damn history books.

If I had not taken APUSH and AP World History I would not know half of the horrors that America has committed.

I would not know that Abraham Lincoln was a supporter of the colonization movement, or that the Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t NEARLY what people seem to think it was.

I would not know that America was so afraid of Communism that it purposefully overthrew DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED leaders of countries in order to assure that no communist or socialist policies were put into place that ENDANGERED AMERICAN CORPORATIONS.

I would not know that Republicans used to be “liberal” and that Democrats used to be the white supremacy party.

I would not understand the extent of the build up to the Civil War, and the argument over slavery that existed from the time of the country’s founding.

I would not know that coup d’etats in Guatamala, Iran, Cuba, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and so many other countries were the product of American espionage.

I would not know who W.E.B Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, or Marcus Garvey were or how diverse and divided the civil rights and abolitionists movements were.

I would not know that Americans at the time of the American Revolution were the best fed, best dressed, best housed, least taxed people on the planet and they still found reason complain.

wouldn’t know that socialist policies enforced by F.D.R. helped to bring this country out of the great depression, and I wouldn’t understand the relationship between the U.S. and communism.

wouldn’t know that Andrew Jackson completely ignored the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Indian Removal Act, thus marching thousands of Native Americans to their death.

Yes, I wouldn’t know all the awful things about this country that people try to brush under the rug, and I would probably be in a blissful and ignorant bubble, enjoying life as a middle class white kid.

But I also wouldn’t see how far we’ve come, and how much farther we have to go, and everything we need to change about this country to make it better and to fix our mistakes.

AP United States History is so important, because theres so little between us and what’s happened in the past, and if we can’t educate kids on what the past is, then don’t expect them to learn any lessons from it.  If we can’t understand where we come from then we have no idea where we can and will go. 

smartgirlsattheparty:

zimbolt:

KILLED IT

Mic Drop. 

spaceplasma:

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider, built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The LHC is designed to answer some of the most profound questions about the universe: What is the origin of mass? Why are we made of matter and not antimatter? What is dark matter made of? It could also provide important new clues about conditions in the very early universe, when the four forces of nature were rolled into one giant superforce.

  • For more information click: here

Credit: Michael Hirst

gingerweasly:

jaclcfrost:

jaclcfrost:

do you know how great the dresses from the 2010 alice in wonderland movie are

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they’re really great

and let’s not forget the best thing

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the armor

this was literally all I noticed the first time I watched this movie.

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After reading about gender-bias and conversation dominance in the classroom, I asked for a peer to observe a physics class I was teaching and keep track of the discussion time I was giving to various students along with their race and gender. In this exercise, I knew I was being observed and I was trying to be extra careful to equally represent all students―but I STILL gave a disproportionate amount of discussion time to the white male students in my classroom (controlling for the overall distribution of genders and races in the class). I was shocked. It felt like I was giving a disproportionate amount of time to my white female and non-white students.

Even when I was explicitly trying, I still failed to have the discussion participants fairly represent the population of the students in my classroom.

This is a well-studied phenomena and it’s called listener bias. We are socialized to think women talk more than they actually do. Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are ‘hogging the floor’ even when men are dominating.

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Stop interrupting me: gender, conversation dominance and listener bias, by Jessica Kirkpatrick from Women In Astronomy

Implicit bias is a thing, just like privilege. Calling it out isn’t meant to shame anyone, but to alert us to step it up and improve ourselves so everyone can have a voice. Be conscious of what you and others are saying, and know when not to speak.

(via scientific-women)

today kinda sucked because monday and tired and procrastination, but I got to spend my lesson that I didn’t practice for because i’m trash talking about my MIT interview and playing my favorite piece of repertoire 

shepherdmoon:

vi9:

slaughterhouse-ninetwofive:

albinwonderland:

ediebrit:

oh my fucking god

huge fucking trigger warning but oh my god

shots. fucking. fired.

No…no… Comedy central unfortunately hit the nail on the year and just ouch

i love amy schumer

amychurchwell:

Some beetles from my sketchbook.

amychurchwell:

Some beetles from my sketchbook.

charlemaniac:

grapes-the-red-panda:

charlemaniac:

micheswen:

trombone-is-life:

Thought the tumblr community would appreciate this post.

This is what we’ve needed in the brass world.


Honestly brass girls are so badass. Like all but one of our low brass are girls, and they’re mostly new, but they just come in and do that shit like a pro. Now if everyone would just see this, life would be great

LET ME TELL YOU A STORY.  I’ve recently moved.  My old band had very few brass girls (at least compared to brass guys). Then I move to a larger area with a larger band program and there are SO MANY GIRLS IN THE BRASS SECTION. And they are just as good as the guys.

BONUS: We have six sousaphones. FOUR of them are girls. FOUR.

That is a great section. We have 5 out of 6 girl baritones, 2 girl tubas, 3 out of 5 girl mello/flugels, but then only 2 out of 8 girl trumpets. Still an awesome hornline though

charlemaniac:

grapes-the-red-panda:

charlemaniac:

micheswen:

trombone-is-life:

Thought the tumblr community would appreciate this post.

This is what we’ve needed in the brass world.

Honestly brass girls are so badass. Like all but one of our low brass are girls, and they’re mostly new, but they just come in and do that shit like a pro. Now if everyone would just see this, life would be great

LET ME TELL YOU A STORY. I’ve recently moved. My old band had very few brass girls (at least compared to brass guys). Then I move to a larger area with a larger band program and there are SO MANY GIRLS IN THE BRASS SECTION. And they are just as good as the guys. BONUS: We have six sousaphones. FOUR of them are girls. FOUR.

That is a great section. We have 5 out of 6 girl baritones, 2 girl tubas, 3 out of 5 girl mello/flugels, but then only 2 out of 8 girl trumpets. Still an awesome hornline though

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