“[F]or the first several years the SAT was offered, males scored higher than females on the Math section but females achieved higher scores on the Verbal section. ETS policy-makers determined that the Verbal test needed to be “balanced” more in favor of males, and added questions pertaining to politics, business and sports to the Verbal portion. Since that time, males have outscored females on both the Math and Verbal sections. Dwyer notes that no similar effort has been made to “balance” the Math section, and concludes that, “It could be done, but it has not been, and I believe that probably an unconscious form of sexism underlies this pattern. When females show the superior performance, ‘balancing’ is required; when males show the superior performance, no adjustments are necessary.” ”—
“Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests”, FairTest.org. (via vaginawoolf)
We were told our English Lang GCSEs were often about sport or politics because boys often underperformed in that exam. I can’t even fathom the number of things wrong with this kind of thinking.
The PhilaMOCCA gallery’s putting up a show based on the work of David Lynch and they’re looking for artists. I know some of you people are the artist-types. CHECK IT OUT.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Eraserhood Forever An art show of Lynchian proportions.
Opening reception: Friday, July 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Arts 531 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
About the Event: PhilaMOCA is hosting a David Lynch-themed art show in honor of an Eraserhead mural that is currently being added to the building’s exterior. We are seeking Lynch-themed/inspired submissions from artists of all disciplines.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 13 from 6:00 – 11:30 PM and will feature performers, musicians, amusements, and, of course, art in the style of the cinema of David Lynch. The show will be up through Tuesday, July 24; there will be selected hours for open gallery visits as well as viewings by appointment.
Submissions: All mediums are welcome. Please send digital files or photos of submissions to curator Chip Schwartz at email@example.com. Links are preferred for six or more entries.
There will be a $25 participation fee per selected piece of artwork; PhilaMOCA will handle all art sales with a 15% commission per sale.
Deadline for submissions is June 29, 2012.
Accepted Art Delivery: Drop-offs of accepted art can be made at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street) on July 10 and July 11 from noon-6pm and by appointment. Work must be hang-ready and prepared for installation.
“It’s a uniquely American prudishness. You can write the most detailed, vivid description of an ax entering a skull, and nobody will say a word in protest. But if you write a similarly detailed description of a penis entering a vagina, you get letters from people saying they’ll never read you again. What the hell? Penises entering vaginas bring a lot more joy into the world than axes entering skulls.”—Author George R. R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire.) Interview published in May 2012 Rolling Stones Magazine. (via sweetupndown9)