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.

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.

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goldstarprivilege:

muchymozzarella:

afunnyfeminist:

ghastderp:

i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.

See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.

He knows men are like that

his father was like that to his mother

he has experienced the pain firsthand, of what it’s like when men are like that

and he never wants men to be like that again and he fights tooth and nail against the men who are still like that

And moreover, he acknowledges his privilege [as an older white male who is famous/well known] and uses it to speak up. He knows what he is, and he never has to say he’s not like those men he fights against—he never says it, his actions speak loud enough for everyone else to see it. 

Sir Patrick Stewart, everyone.

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When Satan tells me I am a sinner he comforts me immeasurably, since Christ died for sinners. — Martin Luther (via revelation19)

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Paul saw very clearly that the difference between the Judaizers and himself was the difference between two entirely distinct types of religion; it was the difference between a religion of merit and a religion of grace. If Christ provides only a part of our salvation, leaving us to provide the rest, then we are still hopeless under the load of sin. For no matter how small the gap which must be bridged before salvation can be attained, the awakened conscience sees clearly that our wretched attempt at goodness is insufficient even to bridge that gap. The guilty soul enters again into the hopeless reckoning with God, to determine whether we have really done our part. And thus we groan again under the old bondage of the law. Such an attempt to piece out the work of Christ by our own merit, Paul saw clearly, is the very essence of unbelief; Christ will do everything or nothing, and the only hope is to throw ourselves unreservedly on His mercy and trust Him for all.

J. G. Machen

This quote is long, but damn is it spot on.

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revelation19:

Yes, they were using the same nomenclature, but what Paul was arguing against was not the Jewish aspect of their faith, it was the impropriety of their understanding of Justification. The failure of the Judaizers was that they incorrectly melded Judaism and Christianity such that their view of justification was errant. It wasn’t their Judaism that was the problem, it was their (un)Christian doctrine.
For Paul, the logical flow was 1) man believes on Christ, 2) then is justified before God, 3) then immediately proceeds to keep God’s law. For the Judaizers it was that 1) man believes on Christ, 2) keeps the law of God the best he can, and then 3) is justified. 
Paul has no problem with the maintenance of covenantal faithfulness as evidenced by circumcision. What he has no tolerance for is saying that that exhibition of faithfulness is itself prior to and necessary for justification.

revelation19:

Yes, they were using the same nomenclature, but what Paul was arguing against was not the Jewish aspect of their faith, it was the impropriety of their understanding of Justification. The failure of the Judaizers was that they incorrectly melded Judaism and Christianity such that their view of justification was errant. It wasn’t their Judaism that was the problem, it was their (un)Christian doctrine.

For Paul, the logical flow was 1) man believes on Christ, 2) then is justified before God, 3) then immediately proceeds to keep God’s law. For the Judaizers it was that 1) man believes on Christ, 2) keeps the law of God the best he can, and then 3) is justified. 

Paul has no problem with the maintenance of covenantal faithfulness as evidenced by circumcision. What he has no tolerance for is saying that that exhibition of faithfulness is itself prior to and necessary for justification.

Every introvert alive knows the exquisite pleasure of stepping from the clamor of a party into the bathroom and closing the door. — Sophia Dembling - The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World (via loveiseccentricandsoami)

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She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach, like when you’re swimming and you want to put your feet down on something solid, but the water’s deeper than you think and there’s nothing there. — Julia Gregson, East of the Sun  (via cierrafrances)

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judgebunnie:

undereyelids:

Bruce Willis is probably going to keep making action movies because you know what they say about old habits

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catchaglimpseofalleble:

mr-egbutt:

WAKE UP POTTER
WE’RE GOING TO THE ZOO

Oh i get it now.

catchaglimpseofalleble:

mr-egbutt:

WAKE UP POTTER

WE’RE GOING TO THE ZOO

Oh i get it now.

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catchaglimpseofalleble:

nikkysclit:

Can you not?

AHG, I fucked this up!

catchaglimpseofalleble:

nikkysclit:

Can you not?

AHG, I fucked this up!

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