In theory, group projects should be awesome. You get to work with a few other people, some of them who are probably your friends. It should mean that you have an excuse to hang out with friends or make new friends, that you don’t have to do as much work as if you were doing it on your own, and that it will make homework fun. But anyone who has done a group project knows that it is none of those things.
Instead, here’s what usually happens: you get stuck in a group with someone you hate, someone who doesn’t speak, the class slacker, and/or a friend. Your working style clashes with literally everyone else’s. Everyone has different schedules and planning to meet up is impossible. No one wants to do anything. One person is too bossy. You and your friend end up fighting over something stupid. You get stuck with all of the work. You try to do work but can’t and everyone calls you lazy. Etc, etc, etc.
Group projects are supposed to teach you how to work as a team, but instead, they usually make you hate everyone. Since most people work differently on homework and studying, it’s hard to mesh your style with three or five other people’s style. It’s tough to get your peers to do what they need to do when you’re not a figure of authority. We all know this, especially Tumblr! Here are 32 Tumblr posts that explain why group projects are the absolute worst:
1. When you do all of the work, but your group tries to take the credit so you’re forced to one-up them:
2. When you’re forced to work with people who do nothing:
3. When this speaks to you:
4. When you and your friend know you want to be each other’s partners:
5. When you just hate group projects in general:
6. When you know this isn’t even dramatic because it’s so true:
7. When you’re working with someone you can’t stand:
8. When you literally do all the work:
9. The fact that this happens every single time:
10. When you just hate working with other people:
11. When someone acts like they did work when they actually did nothing:
12. How you’ll react to a bad idea from someone in the group according to your sign:
13. When you tell your group you’ll give them credit but you lied:
14. When you take charge because everyone else isn’t doing anything and they complain:
15. When someone is really unreliable:
16. When you get put in a group with people you don’t like:
17. When you’re the one who wants to be lazy:
18. When you and your bestie slay:
19. When you don’t beat the lazy person:
20. When you decide to just ignore everyone else in your group:
21. You while everyone is trying to figure stuff out:
22. When this means everything to you:
23. When no one in your group knows what they’re doing:
24. When people say you’re being bossy because you’re the only one getting stuff done:
25. When the laziest person tries to take control in front of the teacher and you’re like, wut?
26. When you hate the idea of working with others:
27. When someone else takes charge and you’re not happy about it:
28. When people start arguing:
29. When you want to be in total control:
30. When you win:
31. This. Everything about this:
32. And when you know you did a bad job, but at least you have someone by your side:
Which of these posts about group projects is your favorite? What did we forget to include? Tell us in the comments!
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Women fought for equal political and social recognition for nearly a century before the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Women endured a frantic wavelength of political status preceding their right to vote. The women’s rights movement took off in the nineteenth century with responses to the cult os domesticity by female leaders such as Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott, then took a back seat to the anti-slavery movement, and then returned full force in the early 1900s to fight poor working, political, and social conditions.
The woman’s movement started out as a response to a mere lack of woman’s rights, opposed to a genuine political and social battle. Women in the first half of the nineteenth century were considered legally dead after entering marriage, with no independent rights. They were also educated only to the lowest degree; many women’s education were only at a fifth-grade level. One response to the low status of woman in the cult of domesticity, was described by Catherine Beecher in her Treatise on Domestic Economy. Beecher and many women in the Northeast thought women should enjoy better privileges, such as a more extensive eduction, so as to better fulfill the role as parent and leader of their household. Woman also took part in many internal movements, such as relief societies, the temperance and anti-prostitution movements, and played an integral part of the abolition movement, as they were able to relate well to African-Americans’ lack of rights. In 1840 American abolitionist Abby Kelly was elected to take part in the American Anti-slavery Society, an important beginning of woman’s participance politics.
In 1840 the fight for rights grew deeper, and women including Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Stanton went to England as delegates to visit the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention, but were unallowed to participate because of their gender. The women later went on to organize the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York, and there was published a declaration of sentiments expressing the need for women’s rights, saying that a woman’s rights should not be hindered by man, nor should her right to vote or own property be taken away by man. In 1889 Jane Addams founded Hull House, a settlement house in chicago that was made for getting away from outer cruel conditions. The anti-slavery movement took social and political precedence soon after. However, though women were in the shadows once more, there was still some success: fourteen states passed laws for regulated wages and property rights for women, and New York passed the Married Women’s Property Act, which allowed women to sue for property ownership.
The inequality of women regained the nation’s attention in the early twentieth century. The progressive era saw a great rise in reform including more settlement houses and new protective legislation for women. By the early twentieth century, more women than before were working outside the home, and in 1910 more than one-fourth of all workers were women. The woman’s new place outside the home challenged the assumption that the natural role of women was inside the home. Women’s clubs and organizations also began to appear in this century, such as the National Consumers’ League, the National Congress of Mothers, the Feminist Alliance, and the Women’s Trade Union League. These organizations were led by women trying to better the community as well as their working and personal social conditions. The formation of these organizations and ideas gave women important direction towards reform. Protective legislation soon helped women to better survive working jobs that were often in the lowest-paid, most exploited positions, often working nine to ten hours a day. However, the legislation to protect women primarily focused on bettering their conditions so as to ensure a balance between male and female workers, preventing the low wages of women workers from being a deal-breaker for employers. The legislations also reflected the belief that women needed paternal protection, and thus only perpetuated the idea that women were inferior.
The movement for woman suffrage began in the mid-nineteenth century, and the efforts culminated during the events of the early twentieth-century. The idea that the woman’s “sphere” was their home and family was definitively challenged by woman suffrage and were buried when suffragists such as Harriot Blatch and Carrie Chatt began to beat the opposition with activist tactics like parades or mass meetings. The National American Woman Suffrage Association was also popular at this time, and had over 2 million members by 1917. The argument of women expanded beyond justice of recognition and equality and went on to include the maternal and moral instincts of women that could potentially influence politics and the suffrage movement soon lost its disruptive reputation. The new image of the movement increased public support as it appealed to more and more conventional views. Washington became the first state since the mid-1890s to approve woman suffrage and states followed from there. By 1919 thirty-nine states had established full or partial woman suffrage, enough for Congress to finally approve an amendment. The 10th Amendment was officially ratified in 1920, and was a major political advance in the democratic nation.
Women struggled to achieve political and social equality for almost an entire century before Congress passed the 19th Amendment. The status of women, once limited to domestic spheres in the home and around family, evolved into being equal to men through much fighting, organization, and persevering activism.