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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.

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BREAKING NEWS: Shelling In Donetsk Kills At Least 10 People While Shaky Ceasefire In Eastern Ukraine

During heavy shelling near the airport in the town of Donetsk, at least 10 people were killed as the residential neighborhood near the airport were caught in crossfire. A shell exploded in a…

Keep Hong Kong, The Middle East, and Ukraine in your thoughts.

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Mnunu Nimune is the pseudonym of a cyberpunk artist from Spain. He posts on Tumblr as mnunu-nimune. His work is built around a set of ten rules.

1. Only black and white.

2. 500 width 888 height.

3. Always merge Tech-Noir/Cyberpunk with Occult / Esoteric topics.

4. Just code with Processing. No PS, no AE, no C4D.

5. Work 3 hours max per piece.

6. Just post pictures. No reblogs, no text, no messages,

7. Use your own algorithms and your own classes. Your own typographies and your own languages.

8. Always include Procedural & Random elements.

9. Only use photographs made with your iPhone. No edits.

10. Publish one post a day. 18:30 Madrid time.

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