After an announcement yesterday outlining what girls (and only girls) could and could not wear to school today (even though it was 80 degrees and the school would not turn on the air conditioner) someone posted this in a stairwell. A lot of girls were supportive of these posters, seeing as some teachers were sending down absolutely any girls wearing shorts.
There’s so much I don’t understand about the mindset of these administrators. It reminds me of a teacher at my client’s middle school last year who hand-wringingly suggested to one of his nurses that they should maybe have him go through alternate hallways to get to some classes because she was afraid his appearance (some facial scars, a tracheostomy tube, sight-impaired enough to walk with a cane) would “upset the other students”.
…After my rage at hearing this subsided, my response was basically:
If your middle schoolers still think other people’s appearance is their business to police, your biggest concern should be trying to teach them better with what little time you have left before they become terrible, entitled, boundary-disrespecting adults.
jk rowling’s reasoning as to why fenrir greyback turned remus into a werewolf: remus’s father insulted him so he did it as an act of revenge
the actual reason greyback bit remus: the temptation to succumb to the fact that biting remus whose name literally means ‘werewolf’ would be the greatest feat in lycanthropic irony the world had ever seen
Prayer circle for all the wizards and witches who’s parents irONicALLy gave their kids names that vaguely reference the dangerous monsters that inhabit their world
Signal boost, because this Kickstarter is not yet funded, and this is a VERY important path the industry needs to start exploring right now.
out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory
like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job
the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”— it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”
this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.
where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery
#also who gave kids those trophies?#hmm could it have been the people complaining about this?#hmmmmm#hmmmmmmm#it’s the same as mocking women about ‘daddy issues’#it’s like ‘your dad was shit’#’haha that makes you a loser’#(not him)
Oh shit, Taobao allows shipping to the US now? I don’t have to use an intermediary service?
This is equal parts exciting and distressing.
Well, going to the site gave me this splash screen saying people living in America can now shop on Taobao, and that people can now pay using international credit cards like Visa
but I did hit a snag trying to input my receiving address (it didn’t like the formatting and lack of hanzi in my street address).
Also further Googling told me I’ll still probably get cheaper shipping through an agent because they get bulk shipping discounts for the trans-Pacific leg. So I may have jumped the gun a bit :P