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So all of that is fun to ogle. But I agree that the more important point is the way it highlights all the existing inequalities in the system. I've been thinking a lot about why we draw the lines we do. We all know that rich kids often get more resources that help them in the admissions process, from the
ability to pursue extracurriculars to SAT tutors. That's not criminal, but it is unfair. What do we do about that?
by Sonic# in Random
Mon Mar 18 1:12 PM
Quiz: What kind of engineer should you be?Engineering is one of the coolest jobs in the world, but there are so many disciplines it can be a little daunting to choose one for yourself! I wasn't happy with the existing quizzes, they were mostly way too direct (do you like bridges or wires? uh...) or way too career-spammy, and they were all way too serious. So with that in mind I took some personality traits and kinda did my best attempt at mapping them to engineering fields. It's not scientific or accurate because it really doesn't matter, engineers do so many things and move around so much there's no way to predict what path you'll end up on... so relax! This point of this test is to combine the fun of a personality quiz with the usefulness of a career test... hey look at that, fun AND useful? It's getting engineer-y already!
Mon Mar 18 3:00 AM
The Skirt Pattern CalculatorI like to sew. This calculator tells you how to make an arc for any skirt you've got the fabric for - just type in your measurements.
Sun Mar 17 3:00 AM
Quiz: Do you need a boyfriend?Are you a young single gal wondering if you need a man? Take our quiz.
Sat Mar 16 3:00 AM
Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Personally I find worrying about the tactics of introducing issues credible when it comes from people active in advocating for those civil rights, and not when they come from people skeptical about whether the said group of people should have rights.by Sonic# in Feminism
Fri Mar 15 11:01 PM
Quiz: What Color Are You?Forget the four-color quizzes, this one displays your personality as one of the hundreds of named HTML colors.
Fri Mar 15 3:00 AM
Milo Manara's controversial new Spider Woman drawing.
I think there's a kernel of truth in what they're saying. Anita Sarkeesian started a freight train of sex negativity in comics, video games and animation that made even this "problematic" and "unacceptable". http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gDHCrXScvsY/TadY-ZAwfsI/AAAAAAAAAEY/YRAm2n5a9Ws/s1600/She-Ra.jpg
by Pikachu in Mixed Media
Thu Mar 14 3:52 AM
The Baby Due Date Statistics SurveyI wondered if due dates were accurate. 5,000+ internet friends chimed in. See the charts here.
Thu Mar 14 3:00 AM
Pregnancy CalendarFor geeky moms like me who need to remember not just what week they're on, but their percent completion.
Wed Mar 13 3:00 AM
Any people on Twitter you like for feminism? bad_dominicana always is great, as well as obaa_boni imo.by geldofc in Feminism
Not really feminist related but funny to me.
Thu Feb 28 1:14 AM