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foreverastudent:

amurrrka:

While most statistics that are thrown around in regards to the gender wage gap don’t consider occupation, industry, and education, there is still a large percentage of the wage gap that goes unexplained once this is considered. By and large, women are paid less on the sole fact that they are women.And for the men who complain, “BUT TEH MENZ HAEV TO PAY FOR DINNERZ” (no, actually, you don’t), let’s pretend that it was law that all men had to pay for their dates.The unexplained wage gap that has a disparity of 10 cents per dollar is equal to $4,465 per year, or $156,275 over the course of a 35-year career.Let me put that in other terms for you. With that extra money from the wage gap you can do the following:-Pay for 700 steak dinners ($35/each)-Pay for 1,000 IMAX theatre ticket ($16/each)-Pay for 85 tickets to a broadway show ($85/each)-Fly 3 times from NYC to Paris and spend a week each time at a 4-star hotel ($6,000/trip)-Buy a 14K White gold diamond ring ($7,500)And still have $48,000 to spend on whatever else you want.So next time you complain about having to pay for a woman’s dinner (that you’re not obligated to pay) when the Wage Gap is discussed, sit yo ass down.

I just want to know where the $4465 per year came from… What salary are you basing this off of?

Read the source. It’s all from there. It’s at the bottom of the picture.

foreverastudent:

amurrrka:

While most statistics that are thrown around in regards to the gender wage gap don’t consider occupation, industry, and education, there is still a large percentage of the wage gap that goes unexplained once this is considered. By and large, women are paid less on the sole fact that they are women.

And for the men who complain, “BUT TEH MENZ HAEV TO PAY FOR DINNERZ” (no, actually, you don’t), let’s pretend that it was law that all men had to pay for their dates.

The unexplained wage gap that has a disparity of 10 cents per dollar is equal to $4,465 per year, or $156,275 over the course of a 35-year career.

Let me put that in other terms for you. With that extra money from the wage gap you can do the following:

-Pay for 700 steak dinners ($35/each)
-Pay for 1,000 IMAX theatre ticket ($16/each)
-Pay for 85 tickets to a broadway show ($85/each)
-Fly 3 times from NYC to Paris and spend a week each time at a 4-star hotel ($6,000/trip)
-Buy a 14K White gold diamond ring ($7,500)

And still have $48,000 to spend on whatever else you want.

So next time you complain about having to pay for a woman’s dinner (that you’re not obligated to pay) when the Wage Gap is discussed, sit yo ass down.

I just want to know where the $4465 per year came from… What salary are you basing this off of?

Read the source. It’s all from there. It’s at the bottom of the picture.

seraphica:

Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]

"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."

Because essentially, I guess, what you are saying to these workers is, you were born this way, in a position where you can never better yourself, you can never get an education, you can never work on the side, you can never have the knowledge, you can never go out there and pool your money together and start a business,” Payne continued. “You are stuck in this because somehow you were born with deficiencies that you’ll only have a certain skill set, the minimum skill set.

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Fox host: Living wage supporters think workers were born with ‘deficiencies’

Disability is used to justify inequality - class, gender, race, immigration status. We see this over and over and over again.

We must not respond defensively by saying “Oh but they DON’T have deficiencies,” but by saying, “That is irrelevant. Everyone deserves a living wage.” 

(via disabilityhistory)

Work is kicking my ass :(

Disgusted but not surprised

Disgusted but not surprised

(TW: rape) They [male pornstars/pornographers] rape women. I can’t even begin to tell you how many girls are ‘out of it’ while huge men, maybe five or six men, are on this one female, raping her.

It’s a male-dominated industry, yet, a lot of people go: “Well, don’t women choose,” and I say: “Based on what education do these women make an informed decision about being in the porn industry. All they see, is one side: glamour. They see other pornstars going - ‘I Love It!’ or maybe a couple contract girls, who are really what the porn industry use to show people, ‘This is really what porn is!’ when it’s not true.”

The contract girls are not the majority. The majority of women in the porn industry, are 18 and 19, 20 year old girls, who are first-timers, who they picked up online, facebook or myspace, craigslist or sexyjobs and they promise the girls: “Hey, just come here for modelling - just bikini modelling!” - and the girls are excited…

and then you fly there and then you find out your in some hotel with some [sleazy] pornographer..

…and they don’t care how many times she says: “No, stop. I can’t. Please stop, it hurts.” They don’t stop and I have the footage to prove it.

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- Shelley Lubben

“Two Ex-Porn Stars Uncover The Truth About Porn.”

One of Shelley Lubben’s most well-known videos from her site is footage of a woman being harassed and raped on a California porn set. Although it’s important to be informed about how horribly women are treated in the porn industry and to find the evidence for it, the video can be extremely triggering and from its content alone, it is and will always be,  gross and disturbing.

(via gynocraticgrrl)

I’m actually afraid to watch….

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

standwithpalestine:

Do you remember how big a deal it was in the media when Israel accused Hamas of this? 
Do you see how the information that Hamas weren’t behind it is not being covered by the media?
Over 1,000 dead in Gaza. This was another genocidal Zionist lie.

standwithpalestine:

Do you remember how big a deal it was in the media when Israel accused Hamas of this? 

Do you see how the information that Hamas weren’t behind it is not being covered by the media?

Over 1,000 dead in Gaza. This was another genocidal Zionist lie.

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

(Source: hannahmarymei)

misandry-mermaid:

myvaginaisanuclearreactor:

howmanymoredays:

kropotkitten:

Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.

Thank you.

I will always re-blog this

Hence why they’re called cowBOY. “Boy” was a common title/nickname for men of color (usually black men) used as a way to demean and infantilize them.