What if colleges only made you pay the percentage of tuition that you failed, so if you got an average of 86 for the year you’d only have to pay 14% of the tuition, but if you got a 94 then it’d only be 6%. That way we’d be rewarding the success and even if you flunked the semester, you still wouldn’t have to pay for ALL of the tuition
You are the future.
Actually you would be rewarding grades, and doing well in a graded system. This would mean majors with more difficult-to-achieve GPAs (I’m looking at you Math), would have to pay much more than other majors. Furthermore, you’d be promoting competitiveness, not learning, in an already controversial grading system.
“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”
I’ve reblogged this before and I will reblog it again.
and here to your left we see society’s impossible to obtain standards for women
this makes me sick
Both of those women are beautiful and I mean it. I think people should try every day, as much as they can, to be confident in their own skin, because society will pick apart everything and anything until they can find something about your appearance to be critical of. It isn’t easy… It takes time, lots of it, and you will undoubtedly have days where you hate every part of your reflection, but I hope you reach a point where those days are far and few between. Try to be at peace with even your flaws, because then their words may still sting, but they will have very little to no power. The body is an amazing thing and it does so much for us… I wish people started treating it with that level of care, respect, and appreciation. Rather than cruel, harsh, critical words.
^ Yes! Adding on to that, be healthy, but be healthy for you. Be healthy so you can be happy. Healthy doesn’t necessarily mean “skinny” - skinny is a body type, not a fitness type. Be healthy so that you feel good, no matter your size. Eat clean and work hard to honor your body and show it gratitude and so you can feel good. Science doesn’t support that being skinny is good for you, but it does support that a healthy lifestyle is good. Embrace yourself and take care of yourself :)
Awesome protests erupted in my school today. Our student council planned a “fun” game for valentines day. They handed out paper hearts to every girl at the beginning of the day. Only the girls. If a girl speaks to a guy through the duration of the day, she has to give him her heart. Guys get five raffle tickets for every heart they collect. Girls cannot collect hearts, they only have one to give away, and guys do not have to give away anything. A gay male asked for a heart to give away to participate and was told no.
Some girls have taken this as an invitation to say things such as, quoted from twitter, “keeping the whores from talking today haha.” And boasting about “keeping their heart and not being a whore.” This has turned into an excuse to shame each other for talking to guys. And for what? A valentines game?
Rather than writing their names on the hearts and giving them away, many girls have written notes of protest on the paper hearts and are wearing them proudly as they associate with whoever they please and refuse to give the heart away.
Proud of some of the people in my school today.
males are rewarded for collecting female “hearts” and are encouraged to collect as many as they possibly can, but females are only allowed to have one heart to give away, and when they give it away they’re not allowed to play anymore
the correlation of “hearts” to how virginity/sex is treated in society is kind of eerie and definitely sexist
This is a really big deal! My elementary had us do this for Valentine’s Day one year. Girls were given a prize if they kept theirs, boys were given a prize if they got one. The boys would harass us - verbally, getting into our personal space, or pulling our hair - until we told them to stop and then they would get to take the heart. A lot of us were pretty mad about it at the time, and now that I see the implications of it, I’m even angrier.
ALL THIS COMMENTARY AND ALSO SOMEONE GIVE THESE KIDS A METAL