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"We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures."

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Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty (via theimperfectascent)

I lost whole years of my life to self-loathing and self-sabotaging because I couldn’t sustain being ‘gifted’.  Don’t make the same mistake.

(via mossonhighheels)

This is so, so important for teachers to understand. I try, in every report card, to focus on effort, not natural ability. And you know what? It makes a big difference in my classroom.

(via sanityscraps)

That bolded bit above, that was me as well.

(via bspolitics)

This is why I hate the adjective “smart” so much.

(via lyssamae)

I died.

tildyyy:

This video is important and everyone should watch it.

tildyyy:

This video is important and everyone should watch it.

tangledupinlace:

Fucking Fat People Is Awesome: I Fucked A Mermaid Edition

Welp. You heard it here first

(via heavymuffintop)

outforhealth:

They gif’d her already. Tremendous.

(via n-x-northwest)

I have a penis (for now) but my sex is not male.

unpitchable:

Listen up feminists and LGBT activists! Yes, you who worship the holy trinity of “sex, gender, and sexuality” in your educational literature! Yes, you who suddenly discovered transgender folks sometime during the 1990s and decided that, for their sake, it would be super important to draw a clear…

goldenadj:

asunkee:

suprchnk:

kimkanyekimye:

Kanye gave away his award cause he felt he did not deserve it !

this is exactly what i was talking about the other day

Macklemore can keep his damn apology text messages. 

but kanye is soooo egotistical” *cough*

also, why does the audience laugh when he says he’s made so many good videos? that isn’t a joke.

-_-

diversexity:

Lavern Cox talks about intersecting oppression and the problems and violence that many transwomen of color face on a regular basis.

respectthenightowl:

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so this is erika linder, a female model working as a female, androgynous and male model

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and this here is andrej pejic, a male model that works as a male, androgynous and female model

both are famous for their opposite sex and androgynous work

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and they’re fucking dating.

hottest couple ever

(via oswinious)