when your finance student friend gives you boy advice
"when determining the future value of a present project, you look at all future incomes associated. however, you are not allowed to look at any money you have already spent; doing so is called a sunk-cost trap. having sunk a lot of funding into something doesn’t have any effect on how it will do in the future, so you are wasting time thinking "i already spent a million dollars, i just need to spend a bit more" because the million is gone. thus, you already didn’t have the relationship you wanted - having spent effort and emotion on it does not make it any more likely to work in the future, or produce anything positive. so depite wanting to take into account how much time and effort you have spent, don’t, lest you fall into the sunk cost trap."
I love this! I should write ‘sunk-cost trap’ on my hand and read it every day until I stop wasting time on things that are not good for me.
Fewer than one out of three (28%) of the speaking characters (both real and animated) are female.
More than four out of five (83%) of the films’ narrators are male.
85.5% of the characters in G-rated films are white, 4.8% are black, and 9.7% are from “other” ethnicities.
Study 2: G-, PG-, PG-13, R-Rated Prevalence and Portrayal, 1990-2006
73% of the characters are male. This translates into a ratio of 2.71 males to every 1 female.
Females were over five times as likely as males to be shown in sexually revealing clothing, which was defined as attire that enhances, exaggerates, or calls attention to any part of the body from neck to knees.
Females were nearly three times as likely as males (10.6% vs. 3.4%) to be shown with a thin figure.
Style of presentation affects how females are featured in G-rated films. Animated females are more likely to be shown in a thin and sexy light than are live action females.
I really want a cute backpack for uni so shit is easier to lug around but I can’t find one anywhere :/ why would that even be a hard thing to find? I hate when you see everybody wearing this one item and then you go to buy one for yourself and it no longer exists. I see heaps of asian girls at uni with backpacks, where the fuck are they shopping…. need to hound some of them for their secrets
social analysis: key perspectives in the social sciences
gender, sex and popular culture
islam and modern society
organisational management and social behaviour
I am super excited for all except the last one, looks pretty shit but it’s compulsory. actually jizzing myself over the islam class, so much brain porn. I already have lots of reading to do before tomorrow, seeya tumblr
“Eight percent of college men have either attempted or successfully raped. Thirty percent say they would rape if they could get away with it. When the wording was changed to “force a woman to have sex,” the number jumped to 58%. Worse still, 83.5% argue that “some women look like they are just asking to be raped.”—
Margo Paine, Ph.D. (Body Wars)
This is appalling, and one of many reasons why I publicly identify as a male feminist.
hey! i was just wondering how king st was last night? judging by the fact that your friend won a bike, i'm gonna guess it was pretty awesome?
i was there at one stage, but i think it must've been too early cause hardly anyone was there! do you know what time silent disco was on at? gonna be super jealous if that's why you went haha. when i was there, the second floor wasn't even open yet. it was really odd though cause silent disco was advertised to be on the 3rd floor, so myself & my friends used the staircase near the front to get upstairs, not noticing the sign that said "private party, limited entry". so after about 2 minutes of dancing, we got kicked out hahaha. but we got a photo! so anyway, i don't get how silent disco could've been on the 3rd floor if there was a party?
every time i've been to king st so far, it's like they tell you one thing when they advertise it, but then when you're there, it's a completely different story. i don't like it very much. so anyway, please inform me cause i have no idea. thanks :)
that’s weird, what time were you there? we didn’t go to the silent disco, they told us it was twenty bucks to get into it so that was obviously ridiculous haha. I have no idea about the private party deal hey. I didn’t see the silent disco advertised, I was just there for the uni student deal haha.
we got there right on twelve and I think we went up to the second floor pretty much straight away. I was in bad state re: alcohol hahaha so I wasn’t paying much attention to who was there, but I think there was a fair few people! definitely wasn’t a quiet night or anything.
it was a sick time though haha so hilarious that she won a bike, they wheeled it out onto the dance floor and she had to pose with it and shit hahahah. but I get where you’re coming from, I know lots of people that just don’t like king st at all. it can be hit or miss. none of this is really answering your questions though, I really don’t know about the silent disco deal!
I don’t know why everybody is so excited about that vibrator that you plug into your ipod that vibrates along to the music….. that would be terrible? it would be starting and stopping all over the place? I don’t get it? lots of unanswered questions? well?
As per The Washington Post, there were more than 180,000 Private Contractors in Iraq in August 2007
4,439 US troops have died
32,033 troops have been wounded, 20% of which are serious brain or spinal injuries.
30% of US troops develop serious mental health problems within 3 to 4 months of returning home
147 Journalists have died in Iraq (14 of them by US Forces)
9,830 Iraqi soldiers and police officers have died
A UN issued report dated Sept 20, 2006 stating that Iraqi civilian casualties have been significantly under-reported. Casualties are reported at 50,000 to over 100,000, but may be much higher. Some informed estimates place Iraqi civilian casualties at over 600,000.
The unemployment rate in Iraq is between 27% to 60%
In 2007, 28% of Iraqi Children were suffering from Chronic Malnutrition (as per CNN)
Average Daily Hours Baghdad Homes Have Electricity - 5.6 in May 2007. Pre-War Daily Hours Baghdad Homes Have Electricity - 16 to 24
82% Iraqis are “strongly opposed” to presence of coalition troops
to all the ladies on tumblr who have been posting about how they want to lose weight, or how their exhaustive diet is coming along, here are a few points I would like to make
attractiveness is IN YOUR HEAD. you will just as soon become a fierce goddess by telling yourself that you ARE ONE, as you will by spending a shit load of money on gym memberships and diet products and body distorting underwear.
there is NO correlation between size and attractiveness. when you reinforce the ideology that thin = beautiful, not only are you missing out on a whole lotta self love, but you are telling all the fat girls around you that they’re not beautiful, either. don’t breed self hate!
big name clothing brands, beauty companies and diet programs WANT YOU TO HATE YOUR BODY so that you will buy their shit! the images they sell you of thin white girls with long blonde hair is a marketing ploy and has NOTHING to do with real life.
losing weight is a temporary fix for your insecurity problems; even if you do reach your ‘goal weight’, you are only happy with yourself because you fit whatever pre-determined standard of beauty we are being held to today. what happens when you get old? if you get pregnant and put on weight? what about injury? but guess what? loving yourself and accepting your body is a lifelong solution: you will never have to hate yourself again!
I know it’s difficult, considering that we are fed hundreds of images and messages every day that preach to the contrary, but hey, you’re on tumblr, right? there are pro women, pro self love and pro fat blogs popping up all over the place. surround yourself with positive messages and soon enough, you will believe them.
“That’s exactly what the Suicide Girls phenomenon is all about: superficial and cliché rebelliousness masking a tired rehashing of the pornographic exploitation of women. The idea that the women involved are empowering themselves is revolting; the company is owned and operated by a man, the women are paid nearly zilch for the honor of degrading themselves for an audience of perverts who listen to Reverend Horton Heat, and the company locks its “models” into contracts that forbid them to “model” for any other sites and rob them of any rights to their own images. Where’s the empowerment? …I do know that dressing up everyday sexual exploitation and patriarchal gender roles in flaming cherry tattoos isn’t punk. It’s fucking nonsense. What Suicide Girls are doing is meeting a market demand created by dudes who want porn that matches their “alternative” hairdos and love for the Misfits, not representing an alternative kind of sexuality in which women are seen as sexually autonomous human beings, which is where the real sexual revolution is at.”—Nine Deuce @ http://rageagainstthemanchine.com/ via http://hello-amber.blogspot.com/2010/02/riot-grrrl.html (via inherhipstheresrevolutions)
of anything i want to know what happened.
he honestly could be the target of bullies, because he just would take it and wouldnt try and do anything in defence of himself. which worries me. so anything could have happened. and they arent the best of character either, the people he's with. all been kicked out of school and stuff.
yeah, or maybe he did something wrong/embarrassing and was made fun of for it. ahh that makes me sad :( he is lucky to have a sister that tries to help him out though!