Some UK studies have shown that more young women than men are being admitted into university, and that males are now considered an under-represented group, which is now considered ‘alarming’
let me explain u a thing
now that these studies have revealed this slight…
In one experiment, mothers were asked to guess the steepness of a carpeted slope that their 11-month olds would be able to crawl. Then the children actually crawled the slope, and the difference between actual and mother-predicted angles was noted.
The results showed that both boys and girls were able to crawl the same degree of incline. However, the predictions of the mothers were correct within one degree for the boys and underestimated their daughter’s ability by nine degrees.
What this shows is that the presumption that boys are more physical causes parents to encourage their boys more in physical activities while cautioning their girls. This further translates into providing more opportunities for boys to be physical and fewer for girls.
Boys actually do develop stronger physical skills than girls. But not because of anything innate or biological, but rather because of the gender roles that the parents subconsciously projected onto their babies.
The experiment mentioned is available in full HERE.
"Judith Slaying Holofernes" - Artemisia Gentileschi
I have been waiting to write about this painting. Clearly Baroque has and will forever be my favorite movement. Dat Side-lighting. But to be earnest, I cried at this painting. It finally is in town for the first time in its existence. The artist herself was raped and this is by far the most vengeful and female dominant version of this tale. Most paintings, in contrast - Caravaggio for example - the women shy away from the blood, which tends to be more minimum. They aren’t exerting force. Here, we see the two women immersed in the act, almost to the point of bloodlust. She grips at Holofernes’ hair with total force and control. It is easy to project the personal experience of Artemisia’s young rape onto this painting as the artist reaping revenge in the best way. These theories are just starting to form, however. As an understudy of Caravaggio, Artemisia has been dismissed until the 1970s by the male-centric academia as just a ‘copy’ of her mentors. I am so happy to finally see her growing recognition and appreciation. Female Renaissance artists are few and far between so this one deserves her new found, traveling fame.
Cannot wait to go see this in person tonight. I’ve waited my whole adult and teen life for this moment.
Anonymous asked: I believe everyone has the right to be feminist, so why do you take this right away from cis men, who have no control over the fact that they were born male and cis? You may say that they can be allies, but why act like it's forbidden for them to be feminist just because of their different position, especially when they are aware of this fact?? Aren't you sometimes doing what you despise?
like it doesn’t matter if they ~couldn’t help~ being born that way, they will still receive all the benefits and privileges that come with being cis men. no matter how much they try, their voices will always be prioritized over ours if they are let into feminist spaces. their opinions will always be more valued.
that is why they need to be removed from feminist spaces. so the voices of women and others can be heard over theirs. any good cis male ally knows and understands this.