How I deal with ignorance.
How I deal with ignorance.
"When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead."
Elsa + sass
it’s the 8th month
I cracked the code
October is the 10th month though
It was originally the 8th month but then Julius fucking Caesar decided to add in July and August after himself and his nephew Augustus
we should totally just stab caesar
*listens to Let It Go on repeat while crying into my computer and pretending I’m Elsa because how fuckin cool would that be*
GUYS MY SNAPCHAT GAME IS SO STRONG RIGHT NOW
- don’t ever feel bad for asking me to tag a trigger
- i do not care what the trigger is
- i will tag it for you
- you have legitimate reasons to be triggered by it
- and i am not one to question those reasons
- so just send me an ask
- anonymous if you’re scared
- and i will tag it all the time in future
- your wellbeing is worth twenty extra seconds of my time at least
• a transphobic woman is not a feminist
• a racist woman is not a feminist
• a homophobic woman is not a feminist
• exclusionary feminism is not feminism
*these powerpoint slides are part of my term project for my Sociology 202: Sexuality and Society class. Please do not take these slides or the data on them anywhere without linking to this post and including the disclaimer that this is an undergraduate term project*
Hey Everyone. I know at least one person has asked if I would post the term project that I was doing that survey for. So here are the slides that I made for the presentation I did for my project. (Sorry about the last ones being difficult to view #IDontUnderstandTechnology) They contain the results from the survey data I collected. Thank you all so much for making this possible if you helped (and so many people did) I got such a huge response and I’m so grateful.
A few disclaimers: Again, this survey didn’t go through any form of IRB approval or validity/reliability testing. It’s just a class project, so the results should not be taken as generalizable to the entire asexual community. There are some interesting things that I found, but again take it with a grain of salt.
Quick word about the “assumptions about asexuals” slide: my assumption was that a lot of people in the class weren’t familiar with the Asexual community or the stereotypes associated with us. These were basically the pervasive stereotypes and assumptions I see a lot about the asexual that really formed the basis of my research in that I set out to disprove them or at least show that they are nuanced and complicated.
Also, I wasn’t able to go quite as in depth as I would have liked to with my statistical analysis. I wasn’t able to cover the open ended questions (largely because I got SO many responses but also because of time constraints), and I wasn’t able to do as many comparisons using the Questioning group as I would have liked. I also was not able to tease apart any gender related issues a whole lot (I wasn’t super happy with having to lump any non male or female identity into one “nonbinary” category but it was really the only practical way I could do it for this). And I also wasn’t able to look into any data on masturbation. There was a lot of data and I really just had to focus in on the crux of it for my project, but I still have it all so I may be able to do further analysis of it either just for fun or for a future project.
Another thing before I talk about the results, is that it’s very important to read the slide about correlations (if you don’t already have a good understanding of them). When I say that there is a significant correlation between two things, it does NOT necessarily mean that one caused the other. So the example I gave presenting was if I say asexuals are less likely to enjoy sex than allosexuals, that does not necessarily mean that they enjoy it less because they are asexual. There could be a lot of outside factors playing into it. Please remember that when looking at the data.
This was a really fascinating project for me to do (especially being a part of the asexual community myself) and I hope to do a lot more research on the topic in the future and this certainly gave me a lot of ideas about where I need to go with that research. For example, for whatever reason I was not expecting there to be a relationship between asexuality and having sex as a form of emotional intimacy, but now that I look back at it I really should have expected that because from speaking to other asexuals and reading about the community, one of the main things I’ve seen is that asexual people tend to prefer other ways of feeling emotionally intimate with their partner(s). That was something that again I’m not sure why I didn’t expect to find that and now that I see that I realize it would have been great to include questions about what makes people feel emotionally intimate with their partner(s) and see what kind of differences there might be with that.
So yeah I think there’s a lot of fascinating data here, and like I said I’m almost certainly going to use this as a beginning point in future research. So yeah, check it out, see what you think. There’s more in the slides than I can cover here. I just wanted to give a basis for it.
Finally a few words about my conclusions:
Again thank you so much to everyone who participated. You are rock stars. If you’re wondering I got an A on the project and in the class and my professor said some really really awesome things about my statistical abilities :D
omfg it was sooooooooo good. Wow. Just. Really really wow. Honestly I was expecting to be overrated because I mean how often do movies really live up to the kinds of expectations that people have built for Frozen? Well it did. It was even better than I ever could have expected. Honestly I can’t remember the last time I watched a movie that pulled me in so effectively that I wasn’t analyzing it the whole movie. I was just able to be present in the story and that was such an incredible feeling.
this is a post for every person w gender issues ever
- one day you’ll find the pronouns and name and clothing and niche that fits u comfortably
- until then,and whether you have or haven’t, you’re a lovely lovely person and you deserve happiness
- there’s nothing wrong with you
- and nothin’ wrong with experimenting
- and nothing wrong with changing your mind
- and people love u
- and u love people
- and i hope the world is good to you because you deserve it
So I just finished Series 7 of DW!