DISUM 28-03-2018

I’m feeling sick today, so here is a few nauseating news from an equally diseased world:

1. Army of fragmented personalities forget to eat, they are still fat.

Couple have more than 400 personalities between them – and struggle with everyday tasks because they’re ‘all fighting to be heard’ – The Mirror 28.03.2018

[…] for Kai, 27, and Franz, 26, a simple shop is almost impossible because there are dozens of other people getting involved with the decision making.

They have both been diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder , formally known as multiple personality disorder, and between them have over 400 personas, called ‘alters’.

There is no telling when alters will appear and they can be male, female, young or old and have accents from all over the world, each with their ownbackstoryy.

[…] Eventually, Franz’s alter Damien emerges and cooks them a meal. Sometimes the couple have gone a whole day without eating because the wrong alters are present.

You know, when I said DID would be the next frontier of the oppressed, I WAS JOKING.

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DISUM 26-03-2018

1. Sweden, yes!

In Sweden’s Preschools, Boys Learn to Dance and Girls Learn to Yell – New York Times 24.03.2018

Science may still be divided over whether gender differences are rooted in biology or culture, but many of Sweden’s government-funded preschools are doing what they can to deconstruct them. State curriculum urges teachers and principals to embrace their role as social engineers, requiring them to “counteract traditional gender roles and gender patterns.”

It is normal, in many Swedish preschools, for teachers to avoid referring to their students’ gender — instead of “boys and girls,” they say “friends,” or call children by name.[…]

Exactly how this teaching method affects children is still unclear.

One of the few peer-reviewed efforts to examine the method’s effects, published last year in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, concluded that some behaviors do go away when students attend what the study called “gender-neutral” preschools.

For instance, the children at these schools do not show a strong preference for playmates of the same gender, and are less likely to make assumptions based on stereotypes. Yet, the scientists found no difference at all in the children’s tendency to notice gender, suggesting that may be under a genetic influence.

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