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dapperandspiffing:

It’s my birthday today. This year is not one for celebration.
Still though: Forward, ho! 

Happy (belated) birthday, dapperandspiffing. Each year is one for celebrating your continued existence. If nothing else, you tickle me, and that’s worth celebrating :-D.

dapperandspiffing:

It’s my birthday today. This year is not one for celebration.

Still though: Forward, ho! 

Happy (belated) birthday, dapperandspiffing. Each year is one for celebrating your continued existence. If nothing else, you tickle me, and that’s worth celebrating :-D.

(Source: thingsilearnedfromsatc)

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“I don’t know how much longer I can stand this. They’ve already killed my body. Now they’re killing my mind.”

madeinafreeworld:

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Another brutal story about the situation in Iraq. This time about a 17-year old Yazidi woman who was captured and treated as a sex slave by ISIS (AKA ISIL).

REBLOG to keep this story in the news cycle until the united-nations action.

Read the full story here.

madeinafreeworld, you are aware the united-nations is an organisation of member states and cannot act without the consent and determination of its member, yes? Because this does not come off clearly in your post, and it’s important to hold UN Member States accountable for action, rather than the organisation, which is powerless without its members.

Very important distinction.

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Some teachers still have trouble showing any sort of vulnerability of fallibility. These teachers will expend immense amounts of energy hiding the fact they’re frustrated at something, that they’re upset or perhaps even angry. Why? Other teachers get tied into logical knots to avoid admitting “I have no idea what the answer to your question is.” But teachers who genuinely connect with students are the ones who aren’t afraid to show emotions in class, who can admit that they aren’t in fact the repository of all knowledge. Of course nobody want to be a wallowing, blubbering mess in class, but what better way to teach empathy than to give the students someone to empathize with when we’re having a bad day? What better way to foster collaboration and to teach that it’s okay not to know something than to say “I don’t know, let’s find that out!”?

8 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher (via megbytheminute)

Comparative Politics at Manchester: ‘We take care of [our students].’

Fact.

Also fact.

Yesterday I taught in the tiny church in Manchester where Engels wrote The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845) and to Marx, inviting him to study the stark divisions in class in north Manchester, which became the basis for The Communist Manifesto(1848). It was pretty great to tell the students this and that in 2-weeks we’ll be covering Marxism in the very building where Marxism took shape.

(Source: apsies)

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EVERY TIME I GIVE A PRESENTATION

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

Oh tumblr, how I miss you.
I’ve just returned from Cambridge where I was tutoring future Oxbridge Philsophy, politics and economics students. Today I had to fill in for 3 tutorials in Manchester. I picked up another tutorial for tomorrow, in addition to the 3 hours I teach on Wednesday.
I have definitely dropped some knowledge bombs in these two weeks.
However, my tumblr hiatus will continue because Thursday morning my partner and I are off to Majorca! Much needed beach holiday … You know, right after I contract freshers flu… Because how could I not…

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humansofnewyork:

"He called and said that he was going to commit suicide if I left him. But he’d already blackmailed me so many times before, and I was so tired of it, that I told him I didn’t care and hung up. When I called back three hours later, a cop answered the phone."
(Mexico City, Mexico)

humansofnewyork:

"He called and said that he was going to commit suicide if I left him. But he’d already blackmailed me so many times before, and I was so tired of it, that I told him I didn’t care and hung up. When I called back three hours later, a cop answered the phone."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

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Thank you, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, for providing the world with this opportunity.
At 1:30 pm, my Sunday is complete.
Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Thank you, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, for providing the world with this opportunity.

At 1:30 pm, my Sunday is complete.

Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

humansofnewyork:

"I sometimes wonder what would have happened if my mom hadn’t died. I was always with her, and I always followed what she said. So I think that if she was still around I probably wouldn’t have gotten expelled from school. Dad spent all his time at work, so we were like two total strangers after she died. He’d try to reprimand me without knowing who I was or how I felt. He’d tell me to put down the guitar and quit wasting my time. And he’d never show any sadness about Mom. He thought he was being strong but he wasn’t helping us or him. By not crying, all he did was make us feel more alone."
(Mexico City, Mexico)

*whomph*

humansofnewyork:

"I sometimes wonder what would have happened if my mom hadn’t died. I was always with her, and I always followed what she said. So I think that if she was still around I probably wouldn’t have gotten expelled from school. Dad spent all his time at work, so we were like two total strangers after she died. He’d try to reprimand me without knowing who I was or how I felt. He’d tell me to put down the guitar and quit wasting my time. And he’d never show any sadness about Mom. He thought he was being strong but he wasn’t helping us or him. By not crying, all he did was make us feel more alone."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

*whomph*

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If we can’t write diversity into sci-fi, then what’s the point? You don’t create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones.

Jane Espenson (from interview with Advocate.com)\

I dunno how many which ways this needs to be said

(via aragingquiet)

For yfuture.

(Source: fluffymoalabear)

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It’s a survival thing. In America, we lose six queer kids a day to the street. That’s every four hours a queer kid dies, whether it be from freezing to death or getting the shit beat out of them or a drug overdose. This is our next real plague.
Rick Westbrook, founder of the LGBT shelter Lost-n-Found Youth, in The Foresaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families  (via humanrightswatch)

(Source: gregador)

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The universities found to be the most gay-friendly, scoring 10 out of 10, are Cardiff University, the University of Essex, the University of Glasgow, Liverpool John Moores University, Sheffield Hallam University and York St John University.

By contrast, when the guide launched in 2010 no university scored 10 out of 10.
Another 11 universities score nine out of 10, including the University of Birmingham, the University of Sheffield and University College London.

In Manchester, commonly known as the gay capital of the UK, the Uni of Manchester scored 8 out of 10, but Manchester Metropolitan Uni, sadly, only scored a 4 out of 10.

To the people REPLYING ALL to pointless University emails about window washing, discussions about a new reading group, or the Dean’s talk.
DON’T YOU KNOW IT’S START OF TERM AND OUR INBOXES ARE ALREADY OVERFLOWING!

To the people REPLYING ALL to pointless University emails about window washing, discussions about a new reading group, or the Dean’s talk.

DON’T YOU KNOW IT’S START OF TERM AND OUR INBOXES ARE ALREADY OVERFLOWING!