This article sums up pretty well why you shouldn't shame kids on the internet

luvsavengedsevenfold:

adultprivilege:

I haven’t read the comments, but It’s safe to say don’t read them just in case. 

This article pretty much says what I have been thinking, not just about public shaming on the internet, but other ways that adults treat children badly to cover their “reputation”.

This paragraph really resonates with me:

That last kind of parenting has nothing to do with raising your children right and everything to do with covering your ass. “Look at me! Look how shocked I am. I don’t approve of my child. I’m just as surprised as you, and I simply won’t stand for it.” It’s disgraceful. This is a parent who more greatly values the approval of strangers than their child’s trust.

This also appears to be the primary motivation behind parents who try to enforce gender roles onto their children, or try to get their autistic children to stop stimming, or simply refuse to let their children do things that might be seen as a departure from “social norms” (such as eating dry cereal) - even if they aren’t hurting anyone by doing such. So it’s not even always a case of parents who wish to cover their asses when their children behave in a disrespectful manner - but sometimes just a case of parents worrying about other people might perceive them as parents, if they allow their children to act in ways that might be seen as atypical of their peer group.

This article sums up pretty well why you shouldn't shame kids on the internet

I haven’t read the comments, but It’s safe to say don’t read them just in case. 

This article pretty much says what I have been thinking, not just about public shaming on the internet, but other ways that adults treat children badly to cover their “reputation”.

http://kweenkawaii.tumblr.com/post/95926375270/in-response-to-purpleshorties-ask-on

kweenkawaii:

In response to purpleshortie's ask on adultprivilege (since I can’t reblog and add text? Strange):

No one is saying that racism and sexism don’t exist and aren’t valid problems that need to be addressed, but putting down one underprivileged group will not help your cause in the least.

Getting gunned down in broad daylight and not having your murderer prosecuted all because of your skin color is definitely a problem that is worse than child abuse. That doesn’t mean that child abuse isn’t a problem. Would you tell someone who was ran over by a car that their problems didn’t matter then leave them in the street to suffer because some people are ran over by trains? Of course not!

mickeysam asked
At exactly what age does "Adult privilege" start? When do you become one of those with privilege, unable to consider yourself oppressed by ageism?

adultprivilege:

When it involves treating youths as property of their parents or laws that punish youths for what adults can do legally, it ends immediately after reaching a certain age. Other aspects of ageism could affect people past the age of adulthood, like stereotypes about the younger generation, treating middle-aged people’s opinions as more valuable, or those who are still dependent on caregivers being oppressed by their caregivers.

- Concealed Weapon

Just so we’re clear on this, we do also recognize elderly oppression as being an issue - thereby making middle-aged adults the privileged group. But because very few, if any, seniors actually use Tumblr - we don’t see as much about elderly oppression on here. We can certainly do our part to be good allies to seniors, but we cannot speak over them or claim to know what is in their best interest. That’s white knighting, and is not good social justice.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

adultprivilege:

Some asshole came to this blog saying that having to do chores is not oppression. I must have bad memory, because I don’t remember ever saying that having to do chores is oppression (after all, adults who live together would share household duties). It seems like they’re just making shit up.

I think what happened here is that some people had twisted this post around to make it seem like the main complaint was about having to do chores - when, in actuality, the main argument behind the post was about parents having a lack of respect for your privacy.

~ Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

geekygothgirl:

coolandfroody:

dustedsunshine:

campdracula5eva:

girlinfourcolors:

atomstargazer:

Teen creates bio-plastic from banana peels

Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.
The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.
“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.
“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”
Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.
In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.


Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?
Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.

When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.

Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands
basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them

or that one time a girl found the cure for cancer that we could be using in 15 years

But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right. 

“When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.”
Kids are always stereotyped as being lazy and not wanting to read or learn anything. But when a kid actually wants to learn something, she’s discouraged from it (by a fucking TEACHER) if it’s outside her gender role.

geekygothgirl:

coolandfroody:

dustedsunshine:

campdracula5eva:

girlinfourcolors:

atomstargazer:

Teen creates bio-plastic from banana peels

Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.

The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.

“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.

“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”

Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.

In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.

Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?

Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.

When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.

Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands

basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them

or that one time a girl found the cure for cancer that we could be using in 15 years

But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right. 

When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.”

Kids are always stereotyped as being lazy and not wanting to read or learn anything. But when a kid actually wants to learn something, she’s discouraged from it (by a fucking TEACHER) if it’s outside her gender role.

Some asshole came to this blog saying that having to do chores is not oppression. I must have bad memory, because I don’t remember ever saying that having to do chores is oppression (after all, adults who live together would share household duties). It seems like they’re just making shit up.

mickeysam asked
At exactly what age does "Adult privilege" start? When do you become one of those with privilege, unable to consider yourself oppressed by ageism?

When it involves treating youths as property of their parents or laws that punish youths for what adults can do legally, it ends immediately after reaching a certain age. Other aspects of ageism could affect people past the age of adulthood, like stereotypes about the younger generation, treating middle-aged people’s opinions as more valuable, or those who are still dependent on caregivers being oppressed by their caregivers.

- Concealed Weapon

purpleshortie asked
You do realize for there to be a privilege someone has to be oppressed right? Not wanting to listen to your parents isn't oppression. REAL oppressed people are out here getting gunned down by police (and others], getting raped, having there lives threatened on a daily/weekly/occasional basis but not wanting to do chores is not one of those thing that are caused by oppression. I'd rather do chores than be to afraid to be outside after the street lights come on; which I actually am.

Did you witness us comparing ageism to racism or sexism? Did you witness us denying the existence of racism or sexism? If not, there’s no reason for you to be bringing up that comparison. You’re literally saying “shut up because someone somewhere is treated worse”.

Do you realize that young people are completely defenseless against abuse unless it crosses some arbitrary line, they know it crosses that line, and the authorities actually believe them? Do you realize that requiring young people to obey their parents could be harmful to “REAL oppressed people”, because oppressive attitudes could be learned from parents? Do you realize that many youth rights activists are oppressed in other ways and feel that being treated as the property of adults makes them even more defenseless?

- Concealed Weapon

kweenkawaii asked
Anyone who says adult privilege doesn't exist is just plain stupid. If it didn't, child abuse and elder abuse wouldn't exist. Where I live, you can legally assault your child. The limitations are if the rest of the family doesn't agree with it or if you kill the kid. But oh, children are soooo privileged. I bet all those abused and neglected children loooove getting beaten black and blue. So lucky!

lichgem:

adultprivilege:

I know, right? I don’t think anyone here has ever claimed that elderly oppression isn’t also an issue. The fact is, the youth and the seniors tend to face unique forms of age-based discrimination - whilst middle-age adults are typically exempt from both forms of age-based discrimination.

Feminist Rocker/Luvs A7X

Whenever you say that people try to say “but I’m not talking about abused kids, I’m talking about those spoiled brats who get everything handed to them on a platter”

And they don’t see the connection at all

Like, every abusive parent I’ve ever known deeply resented their kids for being dependent on them, and thought of them as spoiled.