A school in Brazil had all its students protesting after a transgender girl got reprimanded after changing into a female uniform. All the students, including the boys, wore a skirt to school on September 1st in a way to show support to the girl, who still can’t wear her female uniform but the school says that they’re “reviewing the code of conduct.”
the school these kids go to is literally 180 years old and in 2014 it is pretty much as strict as it was when it was first opened. the fact that these kids protested against the really oppressive educational system going on there is truly a blessing
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convince me to watch madoka and evangelion despite the horrid animation
physical-graffiti a réagi à votre billet “i’m so pissed off at that post saying the peters projection map is the…”
russia isn’t even a western country idk where they were even going with that one
i see where they were going but…………………………………you’re just…………..it’s not like that………..
i’m so pissed off at that post saying the peters projection map is the right one because white supremacy why is everyone on tumblr so dumb
As we now know the Earth is round. Therefore, the challenge of any world map is to represent a round Earth on a flat surface. There are literally thousands of map projections and each has certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses, but the one you’re now picturing in your head most likely isn’t the area accurate representation.
The most widely used map today is the Mercator projection map. Mercator maps often appear in businesses, in libraries and in classrooms where geography is taught. This popularity is surprising, given the fact that the Mercator projection was first constructed in 1569. The more accurate representation of land mass is the Peters Projection Map:
Here’s a direct representation of the previously assumed factual map with the real flattened version:
The Peters Projection Map shows how Africa is larger than the combination of China, the US, Western Europe, India, Argentina, three Scandinavian countries and the British Isles.
Mercator maps show Europe as being larger than South America. In reality, South America is almost twice the size of Europe. Alaska appears to be three times larger than Mexico, although Mexico actually is larger than Alaska. Greenland looks roughly the same size as Africa, when, in fact, Africa is fourteen times larger than Greenland. Africa also looks considerably smaller than Russia, even though Africa is actually 33% larger.
To see how big the western countries have become, it’s hard to see how this has nothing to do with suppression; to make us believe they are ‘bigger’ and ‘on top’. A simple change in the look of a map can cause a reconsideration of your fixed ideas about a place.
This is important.
……………………………………the peters projection isn’t in ANY WAY less distorted than mercator’s, just differently
the mercator map distorts proportions, the peters map distorts shape
the peters projection didn’t catch on because he was a just guy in the 70s who came up with a really ugly map, and attacked everyone when they didn’t use his fucking map
the mercator map had been used worldwide for 400 years
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if you close your eyes right before kanye attacks the paparazzi, your brain will think that you have died. some people find calmness in this
*is in the manga section of the bookshop* *sees another person* HAHA! what a nerd
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