this tweet really threw me, somehow
Link to @baynardwoods’ NYT article, both of the people here are reporters from Baltimore
“But there was one scenario in which the Autistic people left a positive first impression: when people read a transcript of their words instead of seeing and hearing the Autistic people saying those words, observers rated them as more likable and more intelligent. In fact, in the scenario where observers just read the written words of Autistic and non-autistic people, they rated both groups the same. For non-autistic people, the written transcripts were their lowest-rated mode of communication, although only by a small amount. For Autistic people, the written transcripts were their highest-rated mode of communication by a very significant margin. Written communication is the great social equalizer. Remember this if you start to fear your Autistic child is spending too much time interacting with others online and not enough time interacting with others face-to-face. Online communication is a valid accommodation for the social disability that comes with being Autistic. We need online interaction and this meta-study demonstrates exactly why that is the case.”
Autism and the Burden of Social Reciprocity | Sparrow R. Jones
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Note for all those people who prefer written communication as “objectively better” or are confused why so many people prefer spoken communication.
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The source study: https://www.nature.com/articles/srep40700
this is a slow burn letter that goes from ‘kinda normal, probably this is nosy, meddling coworker’ to ‘HOLY SHIT LADY THIS IS WILDLY NOT OKAY YOU ARE DEFINITELY SEXUALLY HARASSING A TEENAGER’
Gillian Philip is doxxing fans and MINORS now. A fan recently sent her an email voicing their concerns about her views and the impact they have on her work and fan base. Gillian decided to post the fan’s full name and email address to their PUBLIC Twitter in an attack. The fan is a MINOR who runs a Warriors fan account. How disgusting do you have to be to dox and potentially HARM a MINOR!?
in case anyone (like me) was just hearing about this, Gillian works on the Erin Hunter team and is now openly a TERF.
she works on Survivors and Bravelands.
see that checkered flag? it’s a TERF dogwhistle, something they put in their usernames or bios to let other transphobes know they’re one of them. if you come across someone using it, avoid avoid avoid.
Reblogging for the dog-whistle info, it’s important
These people, unsurprisingly, are beyond awful. Mark McCloskey’s own father wrote him out of his will for being a greedy asshole, which he lived down to by 1) suing his father for defamation while the old man was living in a memory care home, and 2) suing his sister and his two brothers and their father’s trusts for a slice of the inheritance when the father died, which was only resolved when they paid him and agreed to never have any contact with him again.
My favorite law school prof taught land use and property through the lens of civil rights because the way people have used property rights tells you so much about racism in this country and BOY do these people prove the point! Plus a bonus homophobia case!
Man, what horrible people.￼
These people are the living, walking definition of just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. They seem awful all around.
If we truly separated the art from the artist Polanski would be recognized as an ugly child rapist and would be in a French jail. like I seriously have never understood that line of rhetoric in regards to serial abusers who make art. whatever you think of polanskis films is so laughably not the point. the INABILITY to separate the art from the artist makes him a free man today, because we respect purported genius & power over the wellbeing of children.
i want this
One of the first books I read in English as a kid, maybe 1 year after I started learning English, was a booklet with a title like, How to Have a Great Time at Summer Camp. I don’t remember the exact title and I know I only picked it up because the other books in English in my school’s library looked way beyond my level, stuff like Austen and Dickens. The summer camp booklet didn’t look too interesting but it was small with simple sentences. I ended up being fascinated with it because it was the most American thing I had ever seen and it felt impossibly exotic
- all the kids had cool American names like Jill and Mike. One of them at one point talked about the “chipmunks” in the woods near the camp, a mysterious word that didn’t exist in my tiny English dictionary, and for some reason I pictured them as scrawny wolves. I had read Little House on the Prairie so I knew wolves were a major concern for Americans
- camp “counsellors” were often mentioned, and my pocket English dictionary only defined that word as “psychologue”. I thought it was weird how American summer camps had dozens of psychologists roaming the premises, one for every 5 to 10 kids. That felt like a lot of psychologists
- I had no idea that the word “pet” could mean “favourite”. When the booklet said one kid might become “the camp counsellor’s pet”, my dictionary helpfully led me to believe it meant that a psychologist would pick one unfortunate kid to be his domestic animal for the summer. Slightly disturbing. I moved on
- the kids slept in “bunks” and my stupid dictionary only defined this word as “couche”. Which is not wrong, but we would probably say couchette instead, or better yet lits superposés, and couche is also our word for diaper so you can see why I continued being deeply intrigued by every new detail I learnt in this booklet. American kids are excited about camp because they get to sleep in diapers
- I had never encountered the word “baseball” before but managed to guess it was some kind of sport, but when the booklet mentioned the “baseball diamond” (in the context of a kid saying the baseball diamond was big) I of course assumed it was an actual diamond that you could win if you won a game of baseball at camp. For some reason I had a debate with a classmate over the plausibility of this. I say for some reason because I didn’t really question the wolves or the psychologists with their human pets. A diamond though? Doubt. I just remember that we were queueing up for lunch and I was like “What do you think?” and my friend said hesitantly, “Maybe if it’s a small diamond?” and I insisted “No! The book says it’s big!”
- among the basic items the book said every kid should bring to camp were “batteries”. I didn’t bother looking up that word in my dictionary seeing as it’s the same in French. I didn’t know it was a false friend, and I was impressed to learn that most American kids own a drum set and bring it to camp as an essential item
- on the same page, in the list of things every kid should put in their suitcase for summer camp, another item was “comic books”. I wasn’t sure what those were since in French we call them BD, but basing myself on the word “comic” I assumed they were books of jokes and puns. I loved learning that in the US all kids bring humour anthologies to summer camp, presumably because they worry about running out of funny things to say. I thought American kids sounded nervous and sweet. But also really cool, because of all the drums
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: what percent of the police live in the city?
mayor: about 5% or so
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: 5%, so 95% don’t live in the city.
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: so when you say that the vast majority of the percentage goes towards salaries, et cetera, fringe benefits, that means that they take their money on 81, go to outside the city, pay taxes in those communities that have some of the best schools while we have an underfunded school district–
someone else: $60 million up.
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: so i just want to put into context what we’re talking about, because it’s really easy to say, mayor– and with all due respect, i like you. but that was a very politician answer.
mayor: sorry, what specifically?
Yusuf Abdul-Qadir: the, “we will consider, and we will look.” what we’re saying is we’re not interested in considering and looking. what we’re saying is, actually, there’s $50 million. commit to $20 million cut, because we’re sending money– as the mayor of Syracuse, when you don’t have a tax base, you’re sending money out of Syracuse. and not just for 30 years– for the rest of their life because their pensions, their health insurance, their families. so we are funding for other people’s communities to have the promise of the American dream while we are denying it in our community. that’s the context that you, as the mayor, have to look at this under.
so when we talk about renegotiating union contract, what we’re saying is you can’t play around with, “maybe, um, we will–” no. y’all got to go, because you don’t provide a service that is beneficial to the community, that is meaningful to the community. the services that you provide criminalize our community, impoverish our community, reallocate resources to suburbs. we are actually funding the suburbs, both in our police departments and in our schools.
and to be clear, just to be clear, it’s not just the fact of, like, the percentage of people. we’re also funding what race of people are on the police force, the percentage of race of teachers, as well, superintendent, board president. so we want to put in context, because it’s not just a class issue. it’s a race issue. we’re telling black and brown people and poor people, you don’t matter. the devil’s in the data and in the details, mayor. respectfully, it is not acceptable for us to be here considering.]
please take a moment to really appreciate the argument of why “most cops don’t live in the cities they oversee” needs to be addressed
reblog and put in the tags what your total number of notes across all original posts are from this site. it also gives you your top 9 posts.
What I expected: Maybe 40 tops
What I got: 35,241
My stupid ass forgot I used to make gifs
But if that dril 4th of July post had 11 more notes it would have been exactly 50% of them.
that fucking cheese post >:[
They are so gorgeous 😍😍
Dad gets (pretend) vaccinated so daughter is less scared. (via tana_ann)
Yup the wholesome content I’m here for!
Black love ❣️
I want this for my future kids or nothing
He acknowledged that it hurt a little. He didn’t tell her it didn’t hurt and to not cry. Be honest with your kids.