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This week’s Portrait of a Bitch is Bitchtopia’s own Lindsey Averill. Lindsey is currently working on a feature-length documentary called Fattitude which aims to break down the cultural and medical demonization of fat bodies. There is an awesome team of people all coming together to make this happen and they are currently fundraising. Check out their Kickstarter for more information on this cool flick!

You can tell that good things are happening here by the fear this project is inciting from the opposition. There are plenty of people hellbent on sabotaging this project, and have begun to barrage Lindsey and her interviewees with harassing phone calls. The Fattitude team is seeing this to the end, but they need your help. Spread the word about this campaign! Let’s make this movie happen!






when will america learn….

We won’t learn, because our education system sucks

Instead of treating kids like machines in a factory, being created into obedient workers. It looks like in Finland they’re treated like actual humans.

it’s also because all teachers there have masters’ degrees, and teaching is seen as a prestigious profession like medicine or law.

What’s actually wrong with American schools is not that they’re not like Finnish schools.

What’s wrong with American schools is that they’re an outdated relic of the early 20th century, where the object was to train a child to have the mindset required to work in a factory job long hours of the day, as at the time that mandatory public school was instituted, that was the main expectation of children.

As the industrial age faded and the US entered the era of private sector jobs, the education system failed to reflect that change, and they’re still training us to have the mindset for an industrial job, not a job in today’s job market.

The problem with American schools is not that they’re not like Finnish schools.

The problem with American schools is that they’re preparing us for jobs that no longer exist.

(Source: too-awkward-to-live)

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