hollow mountain

Francesca / sometimes I feel things of note

I am trying to write why I ought to be accepted into an art school and all my reasons sound so silly when I put them on paper



Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.

In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:

“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”

In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.

I was the only person in the cathedral, it was so quite, I sat in there until it closed



Heartbreaking photos show the first day back to school in Gaza. Many students did not return.

(Photo Credit: Shehab News Agency)

I think our main concern should be that there are 8-year-old girls whose faces show just how traumatic and exhaustive this conflict is.


matisse’s assistant, annelies nelck (1953)


matisse’s assistant, annelies nelck (1953)

Mount Fuji rising through the clouds
Source: lil_literalist (reddit)

Mount Fuji rising through the clouds

Source: lil_literalist (reddit)

(Source: naturalsceneries)


Devendra Banhart // The Ballad of Keenan Milton

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Anonymous asks: Those drawings look so amazing wish I could draw like you

honestly, my drawing skills aren’t great

In bed trying to figure out how to draw faces

Anonymous asks: you and Ash are both so wonderful

! :—) ! 

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