I think the “women are mysterious” thing can also come from:
1) Women actually being quite clear, but not telling men what they want to hear. ”She said she doesn’t want to talk to me? So many mixed messages and confusing signals!”
2) Women not having cheat codes. ”I tried being nice, and she didn’t have sex with me. I tried being an asshole, and she didn’t have sex with me. Come on, there’s got to be some kind of solution to this puzzle!”
3) Women not being a hive mind. ”First a woman told me that she likes guys with big muscles. Then the very next day a woman told me she thinks muscles aren’t attractive at all. Make up your mind, women!”
4) An individual woman doing something confusing, and instead of asking “why is she doing this now?” men ask “why do women always do this?”
5) Women sometimes don’t say what they’re really thinking/feeling because society has taught us that certain emotions and reactions are unacceptable (i.e. you must be nice to men even when they’re creeps because man feelings are delicate and must be protected at all costs).
6) Women sometimes don’t say what they’re really thinking/feeling because we’re used to our thoughts and emotions being invalidated and can learn to invalidate them ourselves.
7) You didn’t even fucking ask.
8) You see women as NPCs instead of people, so when they act like people you’re surprised and wonder how such a sophisticated NPC can exist and what algorithms drive it, instead of interacting with her as a human being.
In a survey of scientists engaged in field research, the majority — 64 percent — said they had personally experienced sexual harassment while at a field site, and 22 percent reported being the victim of sexual assault.
Most of the people reporting harassment or assault were women, and the vast majority were still students or postdocs.
And for female victims, the perpetrator was more likely to be a superior, not a peer. “This is happening to them when they are trainees, when they are most vulnerable within the academic hierarchy,” says evolutionary biologist Katie Hinde , an author on the study in PLOS ONE. Hinde and her colleagues say this could be a factor in the large number of women who enter scientific fields but don’t continue.
Students work at an archaeological dig near Silchester, England.
what if instead of a same gender detective partnership who keep getting mistaken for a romantic couple, you had a same gender romantic couple who keep getting mistaken for detectives
‘hello, I’m sam darling, and this is my partner gregory hitch’ ‘AH YES THE PRIVATE DETECTIVES’ ‘what??? no we just came for some ice cream why is there police tape everywhere’
Finally, some good advice from Cosmo
If anyone has any idea how to avoid crying at work and then how to better handle unprofessional professionals (i.e. doctors), the advice would be much appreciated.
As for what happened, more or less a doctor sent confusing messages about how she wanted me to be informed when I was needed for an interpreting session, and then very sternly chastised me over the walkie-talkie which everyone in the entire clinic can hear. Embarrassing, rude, mean, whatever you wanna call it. She’s my coworker, not my boss, and she shouldn’t have been bossing me around like that when she doesn’t even understand the system the entire clinic operates under but won’t take the time to listen either.
"Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same; Harry thought they breathed. What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends…friends…friends…friends… Harry felt a great rush of affection for Luna" — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Emma Watson is best known for her role in the highly successful “Harry Potter” film series. Now the 24-year-old actress has taken on a new role as a UN Women ambassador. Watson is no stranger to women’s rights work having visited Bangladesh and Zambia where she promoted girls’ education for several years.
"So excited to start work with the AMAZING people at UN Women!" She announced on Twitter Monday, causing a surge in traffic that crashed the UN Women’s website. Watson will advocate for the HeForShe campaign, which encourages men and boys to speak out in support of gender equality.
“I am convinced that Emma’s intellect and passion will enable U.N. Women’s messages to reach the hearts and minds of young people globally,” says UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
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Today marks the day I told a good friend in complete seriousness not to get Ebola and die. He’s in the PeaceCorps in Sierra Leone.