Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception).
Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly,how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them?
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Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.
I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.
As an nurse with ER experience, same thing. Dear God please just tell us what you took. I will not tell anyone from law enforcement or your parents or whoever, I just need to know so I can save your life. Please.
you know doctor patient confidentiality? yeah that extends to EMT’s as well so basically unless you murdered somebody when they pick you up they aren’t going to tell the police because its not their responsibility to do that only if you turn up with giant stab wounds and full of lead will they call the police cause its obvious something serious has happened to you and not just some misguided judgements also it stops you getting the wrong treatment and possibly dying or becoming worse off in the waiting room of A&E.
Pisanki are intricately decorated Easter eggs which have been part of the Slavic tradition for centuries. The oldest example of a pisanka in the Polish region was found in Ostrówek and is believed to be 900 years old. Even prior to the arrival of Christianity, the egg had long been a symbol of fertility and spring, which brings new life into the world. In the context of Christianity, the Easter egg became synonymous with the hope and faith in Jesus Christ through his resurrection.
Pisanki are decorated through different means, and various techniques have been employed throughout the Slavic tradition. The oldest examples had been covered in wax which was then carved to create a design, and later dipped in a dye made from onion peels. Different modes of decoration have yielded a variety of Easter egg art. Beets, flower petals, oak bark, and rye are employed to create colors when making kraszanki. Drapanki are decorated through careful etching into the the surface of a dyed egg shell, and pisanki are artfully hand-painted into various Slavic motifs. Creating naklejanki involves gluing scraps of paper, flower petals, and other decorative materials to the eggshell, while oklejanki are adorned with bulrush pith or yarn. Probably the most intricate and time-consuming are pisanki ażurowe, or wydmuszki. Raw eggs are emptied of their contents through a carefully created opening, while preserving the shape of the egg. The shell is then decorated by drilling very small holes in the surface to create a lace-like look.
In the past pisanki were strictly a tradition cultivated by women, and men were not allowed inside the house during the process as it was believed they had the power to cast a spell on the eggs and cause bad luck.
“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”
This made me smile