Raspberries dipped in dark chocolate.
This is a super important kickstarter that we need to support! You can read all about it at the link, but here’s what you need to know:
Edify is an educational learning system that provides the exact resources and additional instruction your child needs to succeed. It focuses on helping students outside of the classroom by providing resources and guided learning. It’s like having a mini teacher in your computer that isn’t overloaded with sources from the internet. It’s exactly what you need to succeed!
Imagine you’re in school. You just got home from a long day of learning 6-7 different lessons. You’ve got a ton of homework, and you’re not entirely sure how to complete it. You ask your parent to help, and they soon realize they can’t remember how to do geometry or biology. They try to help, but that only makes you frustrated. Google isn’t helping much, but it’s enough for you to guess your way through it. In the end, when you turn in your homework, you manage to get a 77% and move on, hoping that it won’t be covered heavily on the oncoming test.
Kickstand is an online tool that allows you to log in and do your homework online. A wide range of examples are given, such as plotting, fill in the blanks, and multiple choice. After submitting, you can see your score instantly, and you can see which areas you struggled in. So, if you got a 77% in geometry, you can see you understood how to find the area of a square just find, but circles were harder. From there, Kickstarter then suggests different materials and sources that can help. Different types of learning are supported, from videos, to games, to readings. Your teachers can even upload their lessons so you can go over their notes at home! Finally, your parents can actually read what your teacher taught that day and can help you understand.
It goes even deeper than that as well. Teachers now have the ability to find where you need help. Before, they could only see the 77% and assumed you, like most of their 100+ students, were doing fine. Now they can see what areas you need to work on personally, and they can help. This is also good for parent teacher conferences! Teachers can show parents exactly where their kids need improvement, and they can work together to ensure students are getting the support and education they need.
So far, Kickstand has helped 800+ students, parents, and teachers. However, if they want to get out of beta testing, they need our help to expand! The goal is $100,000. That’s it! It’s a pretty easy goal to reach if the word can spread. They have stretch goals as well, where they will provide even more class subjects to their database and provide a separate interface for K-5.
If you can donate, that’s wonderful! If not, please spread the word! This is the first step to providing a better education for students!
“kill myself” was the most common answer when they contemplated the possibility of life as a girl
Yeah, tell me again how misogyny “isn’t real” and men and boys actually “love”, “like” and “respect the female sex”? This is how deep misogynistic propaganda runs in this world. Men and boys are so viscerally contemptuous of anything or anyone who/that is female or feminine, or perceived to be female or feminine, that they would rather commit suicide than to be associated with— or become a member of— the female sex. As Germaine Greer said, “women have no idea how much men hate them.”
they would rather die then be treated how they treat us
parenting tip: talk to your kids about mental illness. tell them they might have a hard time. tell them they can ask for therapy and medication. tell them they aren’t alone. tell them if your family has a history of mental illnesses and which ones. just fucking talk to your kids and be there for them.
Yes please please do this it could save a lot of suffering