Anonymous asked: Yo, how fucked up is it that white Christians can be all like "I'm a sinner because the very first human being in recorded history ate some bad fruit", but when you bring up slavery they're like "OMG THAT WAS SO LONG AGO I NEVER OWNED SLAVES DON'T BLAME ME FOR IT"
Almost like those motherfuckers are a buncha idiots tho.
17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?
…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.
Source: NPR: Hollywood Needs More Women
Seriously, go listen to this.
Related: research done on the ratio of women’s talking time to men’s talking time. To quote Dale Spender: “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.”