A Reason why I need Feminism….
Because today in my ICT GCSE exam I was asked to “Discuss how gender impacts on the choices individuals make in phone features and the functionality they provide.”… Yes, just read that through one more time. A National Exam Board(Edexcel) literally asked thousands of students to discuss how gender affected their choice in phone. Not WHETHER it would impact, but HOW. And they wonder why very few girls go on to take ICT at A Level. Spoiler, it’s because sexist questions like this reinforce stereotypical and harmful gender roles and create this divide between the genders, even within ICT, which could be and should be a fresh start without the impact of the usual patriarchal views of society. I’d like to know where they thought transgender or agendered or any non-binary gender fell? Would it be ok for them to ask students to discuss how RACE affected choice in phone features? What answers do they credit on the mark scheme? One mark for saying women will buy pink phones? Two marks for saying men will buy big, tough phones, because they are manly men who do manual labour all day? Three marks for saying that women don’t have phones, god no, they are way to stupid to be able to use phones and anyway when would they have time to use the phone.. They should be in the kitchen doing the cooking? Seriously. A NATIONAL Exam Board released a question that ACTUALLY asked this. This is why we all need feminism.
it’s funny that men can make video upon video and post upon post mocking women and talking about how annoying women are but if a woman is to do the same she has to add a disclaimer saying not ALL boys are like that lest she hurts their fragile little egos and they start sending her death threats
Maybe instead of fighting for the ‘equality’ of one gender, we should be fighting for the equality of everyone.
Yeah and maybe we should give cold medicine to both sick and healthy people because it’s just not fair to those that don’t have a cold. Why should only sick people get treated? Maybe I want to be treated too even though I don’t have a cold!
28/∞ matt smith aka ‘giraffe’ in action pictures
MY GRANDPA WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST
BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2
TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I
CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS
MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE
MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST
BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN