Aeschylus: Achilles goes on top.
Plato: No; definitely Patroclus.
Xenophon: They were just friends.
Plato: Shut up, Xenophon.
Aeschines: It’s practically canon.
Aristarchus: I know it looks canon, but Homer didn’t write that - someone added it later.
Shakespeare: It’s canon.
Alexander is just that incoherent guy in the corner going “SDFkjhgksdjhf OTP”
you know, i’m a raging lesbian and i was never distracted by what other girls in my classes were wearing in high school. this is a male problem, not an “attracted to women” problem.
this is a “women need to constantly cater to men” problem.
Again, a male problem.
Horrifyingly, many girls said they believed that men cannot keep themselves from harassing or grabbing women, describing men as ‘unable to control their sexual desires.’ According to the report, ‘they perceived everyday harassment and abuse as normal male behavior, and as something to endure, ignore, or maneuver around.’
—This is terrible: Study finds that teen girls see sexual violence as normal and unavoidable (via jessiedressesup)
I wish I’d had this a few weeks ago, when I was telling students how not to present their data. This is a chart illustrating the effects of stand-your-ground-laws on murder in Florida.
I glanced at that and thought, “Whoa, surprise: the stand-your-ground-laws had a pretty dramatic effect in reducing murder. I did not expect that at all.”
And then I was a bit disappointed: “But they really should have set the Y axis at zero. It’s a bit misleading and magnifies the apparent effect, otherwise.”
And then I did a double-take: “They inverted the freaking Y axis!”
That’s right. It doesn’t show a decline, it shows a dramatic spike in murder after the law was passed. The text in the article actually says that clearly, but the chart was actively selling the opposite message. They’ve since added a corrected chart that actually makes the point clearly, instead of obscuring it.
I took away two points. It’s really easy to lie with graphics, and shouldn’t any evidence-based legal system recognize the consequences of passing a bad law and correct itself?