THE FACT THAT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY TOLD AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEMS THAT TEENS SHOULD NOT BE UP BEFORE 8:30 AND ONLY 15% OF SCHOOLS LISTENED ANGERS ME SO MUCH
This is not new. They knew this years ago. Studies were coming out when I was in high school.
The reason they can’t push the schools back an hour is because of after school activities and homework. If you play a sport or do band or scouts or anything like that, you wouldn’t be getting home until 6 or 7 (instead of 5 or 6) and most high school kids have 4+ hours of homework a night. It becomes impossible to maintain.
The real problems, then, are the hours of homework, the demands of activities and sports (there are have been many articles about how harmful the current state of school-age sports is) and transportation (it’s cheaper to run fewer buses with longer routes). All of that is not solved just by pushing schools back an hour.
So yes, basically, everything sucks.
What does this mean?
That, my friend, is exactly the question you have to ask.
It means that this is one of the best ways to pile up rocks and not have them fall down for a long time.
When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?
Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.
Taking naked pictures of yourself does not make you a bad person. People who share them without your permission are bad people.
So I finished Gossip Girl season 1 and you all care about my thoughts about it right right right??
Right. So Gossip Girl. or, as I’d prefer, The All About Blair And How Great Blair Is And We Love Blair Show Because Blair Show.
—spoilers if you are reading this from 2007—
So I liked it! So besides Queen Blair, I like Lily, Eric, Serena, I’m totally ashamed that I ended up liking Chuck, I’m meh on Jenny, Blair’s mom is hateful and I care so little about Nate it’s almost laughable. I want all the Blair x Serena friendship forever and ever amen.
I am SO glad Serena and Dan broke up at the end of S1 because he have been what she needed at first, but toward the end it was “Oh hey look Dan held Serena up to impossible standards and then acted all disappointed and patronizing when she didn’t meet them” again. And I totally lost all my cares for him when he basically blamed Serena for his practically sleeping with some girl his girlfriend and best friend warned him was not to be trusted, like four seconds after breaking up with Serena. Imagine me ‘Nope Nope Nope’ing right out of there while sticking up my middle fingers the second he implied it was Serena’s fault.
So, the reason I didn’t watch GG when it was out was that my then-boyfriend’s sister went to high school with Blake Lively and Blake apparently stole her best friend and so it was a loyalty thing. HA HA whatever self.
In conclusion, ~*~Blair~*~
Also reminder that Ben Wyatt wrote fan fiction and it was treated as a charming quirk of his rather than some freakish basement dweller thing since he had a job, a wife, and lots of friends but also decided to read April Ludgate his latest chapter while they were stuck in a parking garage in DC.