17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?
…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.
Source: NPR: Hollywood Needs More Women
Seriously, go listen to this.
THE DEATH OF INDIE ~ a playlist of indie songs that got popular. does that indie is dying? fuck no! but it makes a great playlist (listen)
why’d you only call me when you’re high? - arctic monkeys ♡ lonely boy - the black keys ♡ last nite - the strokes ♡ help i’m alive - metric ♡ i will follow you into the dark - death cab for cutie ♡ the suburbs - arcade fire ♡ there is a light that never goes out - the smiths ♡ pumped up kicks - foster the people ♡ kids - mgmt ♡ sleepyhead - passion pit ♡ two weeks - grizzly bear ♡ dog days are over - florence and the machine ♡ horchata - vampire weekend ♡ sweater weather - the neighbourhood ♡ royals - lorde ♡ chocolate - the 1975
This is beautiful and perfect and EXACTLY as the world should be.
"I teach fourth grade in Harlem."
"What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?"
"I worry a lot about the kids."
"Not all the kids. Just the ones that aren’t on the ‘college track.’ Many of them just don’t have a culture of expectation at home, and it’s hard work to lift yourself out of an underprivileged situation. I actually just finished going to a trombone recital for a former student of mine. I used to coach him in hockey on weekends. He’d practice with me from 4 AM to 6 AM. Then he’d go practice trombone from 8 to 10. He did all this just so he could get into a good high school. That’s what it takes, really. Hard to do without a culture of expectation."