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THE MIND IS LIKE AN ENDLESS SPACE MACHINE

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How to make cleavage

Reblogging this for all of my mtf sisters out there that might not know how to make a nice cleavage, this is a really great how-to. Check it out!

Signal boosting for my followers! :) Just remember, ladies and non-binary cleavage lovers, that those silicone bras can be tightened to a point where you can hurt yourself and you should avoid this. Try not to wear excessively tightened bras for more than a few hours at a time, take them off when you go to sleep, and if you begin to bruise or get rashes in the general bra area, don’t wear them for a few days. Also, if it hurts immediately, readjust!

I often see warnings about this for binders for the ftm crowd, but it’s important to remember that anything strapped tightly around your chest can cause harm and circulation issues. Stay safe, dearies, and look fabulous! 

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‘Silenced’ Calls Out South Korea’s Lack of Severity Over Sex Crimes

Posted on 01 November 2011 by Eunice Roh

A new Korean film called Silenced, or Dogani (The Crucible), has prompted a national outcry in South Korea, with citizens demanding tougher penalties for sex crimes and stronger laws to protect children and the disabled from sexual abuse.

The graphic movie, based on a bestselling novel of the same name, exposes the injustice of the outcome of the 2005 Inhwa case, where female deaf students as young as seven years old were raped and sexually abused by school authorities at Gwangju Inhwa School, a school for hearing impaired students. To add to the horror, justice was never served for these girls (of the four convicted school officials—which included the school’s principal, who bought his way out of jail—only two were prosecuted and were only sentenced light jail time), and the public turned a blind eye to the case until writer Gong Ji-young brought the marginalized story back to the center in 2009.

Seen by more than 4 million viewers—including South Korea’s President, Lee Myung-bak—and covered by major media outlets like The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Jezebel, Silenced has made a progressive impact by recently helping Korea’s National Assembly to pass a reformed bill on sexual crimes, reports The Korea Times. The “Dogani Law,” named after the Korean title of the film, significantly increases the prison sentence (up to life imprisonment) for offenders abusing children under 13 and the disabled.

Furthermore, the “Dogani Law” has also abolished a controversial clause, “inability to resist,” which had required victims, specifically those who are disabled, to prove that they were physically or mentally inept to resist properly when the crime was being committed—a loophole that gave sex offenders a way out.

read more at http://www.koreanbeacon.com/2011/11/01/silenced-calls-out-south-koreas-lack-of-severity-over-sex-crimes/

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Before completing a mathematics test, 80 (54 female) participants were informed either that men outperform women on the test (stereotype threat condition) or that men and women perform equally well (no-stereotype condition). Following the test, participants received positive or negative feedback prior to rating their self-esteem. Finally, participants were invited to attend free mathematics tutorials and asked to indicate their likelihood of attending. Women under stereotype threat performed worse and were less motivated than non-stereotyped women to attend mathematics tutorials after receiving negative feedback. Furthermore, although men’s self-esteem was higher if they received positive rather than negative feedback, feedback valence had no effect on women’s self-esteem. These results suggest that the effect of stereotype threat on women’s mathematical performance is potentially compounded by its capacity to reduce motivation to improve.

Stereotype Threat Reduces Motivation to Improve

Stereotype threat is crappy. Luckily, though, other studies suggest that teaching women about the phenomenon of stereotype threat is enough to make it go away! Things are rarely this simple in psych.

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