[F]or the first several years the SAT was offered, males scored higher than females on the Math section but females achieved higher scores on the Verbal section. ETS policy-makers determined that the Verbal test needed to be “balanced” more in favor of males, and added questions pertaining to politics, business and sports to the Verbal portion. Since that time, males have outscored females on both the Math and Verbal sections. Dwyer notes that no similar effort has been made to “balance” the Math section, and concludes that, “It could be done, but it has not been, and I believe that probably an unconscious form of sexism underlies this pattern. When females show the superior performance, ‘balancing’ is required; when males show the superior performance, no adjustments are necessary.”

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“Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests”, FairTest.org

And then people urge me everything is fine, of course it is, when you’re ignoring statistics that is.

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Fun fact: SAT tests predict college performance pretty well for men, but they strongly underpredict college performance for women. http://spp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/12/20/1948550612469038.abstract

HMMMM

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I think I’ve reblogged this before, but that study needs to be shared.

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my forever girls

I had to go look for this because it didn’t show up on my dash and then I ended up looking through Erin’s entire art tag and various other parts of her blog for 3 hours. I super love it! :D

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sometimesfairytale:

We name our mecha-knights. This one was called Kevin and he had an unfortunate attraction to Lenni. She got stuck in a pot due to lag and Kevin stood by her side and electrocuted her to death.
It was hilarious. The words are what Lenni typed in the AIM chat to the side of our game-play.

KEVIN ONLY WANTED TO LOVE YOU LENNI
I still think it’s hilarious that he wouldn’t leave her even though he was Kari’s mecha knight

Okay this was a LONG time ago but it’s even funnier to me now because we named that mecha knight Kevin and now I have a boyfriend named Kevin. I miss playing this game…goodness that was so long ago.

saint-tibbles:

sometimesfairytale:

We name our mecha-knights. This one was called Kevin and he had an unfortunate attraction to Lenni. She got stuck in a pot due to lag and Kevin stood by her side and electrocuted her to death.

It was hilarious. The words are what Lenni typed in the AIM chat to the side of our game-play.

KEVIN ONLY WANTED TO LOVE YOU LENNI

I still think it’s hilarious that he wouldn’t leave her even though he was Kari’s mecha knight

Okay this was a LONG time ago but it’s even funnier to me now because we named that mecha knight Kevin and now I have a boyfriend named Kevin. I miss playing this game…goodness that was so long ago.

Today, Kevin and I took ourselves to the movies and we finished the Buncha Crunch before the previews started and then Dawn of the Planet of the Apes happened in our faces.
My favoruite part was the vanilla bean cheesecake afterwards.

Mermaid based on the Australian Pineapple Fish. I’m too lazy to hook up my scanner so it’s just a phone picture. 
Pencil on 9”x12” drawing paper.

Mermaid based on the Australian Pineapple Fish. I’m too lazy to hook up my scanner so it’s just a phone picture.
Pencil on 9”x12” drawing paper.

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dtf-obrien:

My favorite exchange on twitter tbh

dtf-obrien:

My favorite exchange on twitter tbh

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batcii:

smoo told me to draw zutara week stuff so instead i drew some modern au gaang. sorry for my shitty handwriting.

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Firefly Headcanon

seananmcguire:

animatedamerican:

seananmcguire:

animatedamerican:

villainny:

Zoe and Wash, while deeply forever ridiculously in love, are not drift compatible.

Zoe and Mal are drift compatible.

Kaylee and Wash are drift compatible, and they have the best piloted, sweetest running jaeger ever been seen in the ‘verse - the best piloted, sweetest running jaeger ever to run away from a kaiju.

SECONDED

(also, the sudden thought of River Tam in a jaeger is rutting terrifying)

She hung from the ceiling, a perfect, motionless sculpture of a girl in the process of becoming a fruitbat.  Simon glanced up at her periodically, both checking that she was still present, and reassuring himself that the grind of the machines overhead would keep her from hearing what he had to say.  It wasn’t that he was keeping secrets from her; River knew everything about her condition, sometimes more than he did.  It was that she didn’t like being talked about, and he respected that.

"They weren’t trying to unlock psychic powers or anything like that, no matter what the rumors say," he said, his voice shaking slightly.  Kaylee shifted her weight from foot to foot, disturbed by that tremor in his words.  Simon Tam was the best K-scientist she’d ever worked with.  For him to sound scared…

"Those people, those monsters…" Simon paused to take a deep breath, relaxing a little at the taste of oil on his tongue.  Enough time spent with Kaylee had turned grime into perfume.  "They were trying to set up a neural bridge inside a single mind.  They wanted to do away with the need for drift compatibility, and privatize the Pilots.  Imagine being able to market Jaegers for domestic and commercial use, because you only needed one Pilot, and that Pilot was so doped and dependent that they could never leave you."

"That’s horrific," whispered Kaylee.  "They…they messed up her brain tryin’ to do something as can’t be done?"

"Oh, it can be done," said Simon grimly.  "They succeeded.

"My sister is in constant Drift with herself."

asdlgkjas;fdjk

YOU GET ME THE BEST PRESENTS <333

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

I hate that moment between “I will write fic to amuse a person” and that person responding because WHAT IF I WROTE IT WRONG.

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katastrophicallynerdy:

anovertureofcats:

You tagged this that this is literally you.

But she’s not just sober. She’s a judgmental fucker.

And she went on to play piano and sing “Jesus is a friend of mine” to a party full of people who were not interested in her witnessing.

And she’s wearing a REALLY UGLY SWEATER.

Yeah I didn’t mean that I was literally Millie, because please no. I am just this particular line of dialogue.

This is why we need to be careful about the use and interpretation of “literally”.

(Source: freaksandgeek)

I just walked through the living room and saw a teaser for a trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey the movie.
I think I might have to see every movie BESIDES that one should it hit theatres near me.

saint-tibbles:

YELLS Cress was so good, it was so good u guys, I am not even exaggerating when I say I want to draw every scene from this book, I’m in love. Cress is precious, Cinder is still my forever girl, and IKO. IKO IS ACTUALLY PERFECT.

probably my favorite thing about this series is that even though each book focuses on a different girl, the characters from the previous books are still active players and there are all these complex relationships and interactions. so it’s like every book Marissa is adding to their little space family.

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"I’ve only ever had two friends…but one of my friends turned to ashes when we were very little. A pile of girl-shaped ashes…" -Cress, by Marissa Meyer

filed under “lines of fiction that have punched me in the kokoro” haha wow bYE…

saint-tibbles:

"I’ve only ever had two friends…but one of my friends turned to ashes when we were very little. A pile of girl-shaped ashes…" -Cress, by Marissa Meyer

filed under “lines of fiction that have punched me in the kokoro” haha wow bYE…

saint-tibbles:

blue sargent, queen of the universe, and her raven boys, are my favorite thing right now

happy st. mark’s eve dudes. it is appropriately rainy and gloomy here, good ghostly weather.