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Interrogate me   One part adventure, two parts tripping over my own words.

I’m spending my summer teaching robotics at a computer camp. The first week two teens got sent home from my camp a day early because they made a bet to grab one of the female campers butts. Then acted on it. 

One of them came back week three because he’d signed up for sessions all summer. The other one had signed up for two sessions but his angry father revoked his enrollment. 

I was not looking forward to this kid coming back but I am incredibly glad he did. Why? Because this kid has felt remorse. The first thing he did when he came back was apologize to me (I’m the one the girl reported it to). Then he apologized to the rest of the staff for his “incredibly insensitive, objectifying, and degrading behavior”. I noticed his mother watching on and later casually asked him how she’d reacted. It was one of the most effective acts of parenting I’ve ever heard. 

His mom made him spend the week between his first and second session reading about feminism. She took away his phone, his video games, and his internet access and instead gave him a stack of printed out articles about violence against women and the roots of the problem. There may have been a documentary or two. She explained how it feels to be treated as an object and how seemingly small acts of disrespect can cut deeply. He has six sisters. She made him talk to all the older ones. Then she signed him up for an extra session of camp, saying that it was extra time to a) learn computer science and b)learn to walk back into a situation of shame and make it right.

After four weeks he left yesterday, one of the best fifteen year olds I’ve ever met. 

This is how it should be done. 

— 4 hours ago with 1 note
#feminism  #patriarchy  #how to actually teach boys to respect women  #I'm really proud of this guy  #and glad I got to teach him robotics  #his mom is amazing  #seriously 

dayriderbusking:

metalgasm:

happyhealthytrackster:

I have absolutely no idea what this is but I absolutely love it!

this is my new favourite post ever on anything

Monty Python’s Flying Circus… possibly one of the best things to ever air

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— 1 week ago with 131185 notes

My midseason review just ended with my camp director asking me to have a girls night. 

— 2 weeks ago
#may I have a boo to the yah!  #Success thy name is Artemis  #(that's my camp name)  #Everyone else was complaining about theirs 

Why is it that I can make life altering decisions with level headed certainty but can’t order a grilled cheese without debating over the type of cheese for five minutes ?

— 2 weeks ago

nakedthursdayz:

fiftyshadesofdebauchery:

kvotheunkvothe:

Animal fun fact: Chinchillas can’t get wet. Their fur retains too much water and will start to grow mold. So they bathe by rolling around in dust.

Chinchilla fun fact: Chinchillas have around 20 hairs per follicle; unlike humans who have 2-3 hairs per follicle. Because their fur is so dense, they cannot get fleas or other parasites. The bugs will suffocate in their fur.

Chinchilla fun fact: Petting one of those awesome little guys feels like touching a motherfucking cloud.

Chinchilla fun fact: Their newborn babies are like little pieces of fluffy popcorn. You could easily just toss a handful in your mouth.

Chinchilla fun fact: Don’t toss a handful into your mouth.

Two kinds of people.

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— 2 weeks ago with 732309 notes

thegeneralissimoofmudandmayhem:

I am far too attracted to my coworker.

annnd he just described us as being like brother and sister. 

— 2 weeks ago with 5 notes
#Happy birthday to me  #haha it's actually kind of funny  #especially since he did so in an off hand way 

I won’t feel guilty when you kiss me.

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— 2 weeks ago with 7112 notes