I wanna watch Narnia and have a fantasy party with LotR music and dress up as a bearded lady faun with the Hobbit dwarf style beard.
UK grading system
Time to move to the UK
Dude I would kill for that grading scale
wait, so what is it in america then?
Anything below that is an F
is that real??
is the first one real????
No. The UK grading system varies hugely.
It never sticks to the same grade boundaries. If they think too many people are getting A*’s they’ll make the grade boundaries higher, if there aren’t enough people getting A*’s they might make them lower.
It also differs according to subject.
It’s not that far off a typical university grading system (70+ for an A, 60+ for a B, 50+ for a C, etc.) but for schools? Nooope every formal exam I ever took was graded on a curve. Sometimes you needed 70% for an A. Sometimes you needed 95%.
Then there’s differences according to subject and also differences according to what exam board your school uses.
For tests and essays graded internally it was entirely up to the teacher. Some teachers I had gave plus and minus grades (one would even give combos - he’d give out B+- and A—, it was weird). One teacher graded all our essays out of 40 marks. *shrugs*
I study Scriptwriting on bachelor’s level and halfway through my third year, I still have no clue how the grading system works. Neither does the teaching staff. I asked for the motivation on an assignment that I had at first only gotten ‘achieved’ on. (We have 3 levels: ‘not achieved’, ‘achieved’, and ‘excellent’.) When the teacher replied to me, I compared his feedback with the criteria stated in the course description and managed to get my grade raised to ‘excellent’ as his motivation was not based on the criteria that he at the start of the course had made us all read out loud. Would like to add that we have only had two proper exams, so the grading of assignments is really what sets close to all of our grades.
I am tired, not of arguing in favour of equality, diversity and tolerance, but of having to explain, over and over and over again, why such arguments are still necessary, only to have my evidence casually dismissed by someone too oblivious to realise that their dismissal of the problem is itself a textbook example of the f*cking problem.
I am tired of being mocked by hypocrites who think that a single lazy counterexample is sufficient to debunk the fifteen detailed examples they demanded I produce before they’d even accept my point as a hypothetical, let alone valid, argument.
I am tired of a**holes who think that playing Devil’s advocate about an issue alien to their experience but of deep personal significance to their interlocutor makes them both intellectually superior and more rationally objective on the specious basis that being dispassionate is the same as being right (because if they can stay calm while savagely kicking your open wound, then clearly, you have no excuse for screaming).
*cuddles* i have to go to work in five minutes but we can talk after i get back?
We can definately talk! :D I’ll log onto skype if you wanna chat when you get home~! But don’t worry too much about that update. I fell asleep somewhere between 3.30 and 4.00 because of my usual sleeping problems and then they started drilling in the concrete walls at 7.20 and even though they are doing repairs in an apartment on the floor below and to the side, because they drill in the concrete, it sounds like they are standing in your room drilling. Horrible way to wake up, over an hour before the alarm at that. D:
- A woman in Utah gave birth to twins. When one was stillborn, she was arrested and charged with criminal homicide based on the claim that her decision to delay cesarean surgery was the cause of the stillbirth.
- After a hearing that lasted less than a day, a court issued an order requiring a critically-ill pregnant woman in Washington, D.C. to undergo cesarean surgery over her objections. Neither she nor her baby survived.
- A judge in Ohio kept a woman imprisoned to prevent her from having an abortion.
- A woman in Oregon who did not comply with a doctor’s recommendation to have additional testing for gestational diabetes was subjected to involuntary civil commitment. During her detention, the additional testing was never performed.
- A Louisiana woman was charged with murder and spent approximately a year in jail before her counsel was able to show that what was deemed a murder of a fetus or newborn was actually a miscarriage that resulted from medication given to her by a health care provider.
- In Texas, a pregnant woman who sometimes smoked marijuana to ease nausea and boost her appetite gave birth to healthy twins. She was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.
- A doctor in Wisconsin had concerns about a woman’s plans to have her birth attended by a midwife. As a result, a civil court order of protective custody for the woman’s fetus was obtained. The order authorized the sheriff’s department to take the woman into custody, transport her to a hospital, and subject her to involuntary testing and medical treatment.
- And now a woman is being berated for moving cities while pregnant
Don’t know if I want to cry or if I want to kill.
We’re finally doing considerable progress with the essay, but I still feel like I suck because I’ve procrasted so much and tomorrow we will meet heaps of people who are done and also, we’re supposed to meet our handler/mentor or whatever the proper word is in english tomorrow and we forgot to send her a draft in time, so maybe she’ll cancel and in any case, while the page count is close to the top limit of the essay, we still have like half of the content to actually write and just, I’ll shut up now and get some rest.
There are plenty of people who are trans survivors.
There are plenty of people who are survivors and cis.
There are plenty of people who are survivors and gay/bi/pan/queer/etc.
There are plenty of survivors who are straight.
There are plenty of survivors who are asexual and plenty of ones who aren’t.
But there is something cisgender and heterosexual survivors don’t have to go through, that those of us who are not- do.
You know those people who will complain if they hear you advocating for a cause that they think is not worthy of support by providing you an example of “a worse problem”. But they themselves aren’t activist for any cause, not even the one they brought up?
I don’t like those people.
"not every show needs queer characters"
well not every show needs 25 straight white carbon copies of the same characters from every other show ever aired in the history of television yet here we are with ten thousand of you on tv and one of me if I’m lucky
how dare you eat a feast, throw me a bone while I’m starving, and then tell me to be happy that I’m finally equal to you you spoiled entitled brat