The name's Jen. I'm a feminist, vegan, cis, bi/pan, sustainable agriculture major. IBS and anxiety. Everyone deserves to be treated fairly and with respect. (Does anyone else sing Aretha Franklin's "Respect" when they spell respect? I find it's a requirement for me and I really wish more songs had a chorus that involved spelling) I also run a book blog called One Thousand Lives Book reviews, come check it out at http://1000livesreviews.wordpress.com/
casual reminder that the apocalyptic violence is still happening in ferguson because the police refused to fire a white cop who shot dead an innocent unarmed black kid
Reminder that this violence is entirely on the side of the police against the protestors who have been peaceful.
Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around.
Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.
It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …
this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1
A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes
A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes
A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes
A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes
A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes
That’s some bullshit right there.
Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.
Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.
THE LAST LINE
This. I am tired of seing this numbers without thinking about woc. (via arobynsong)
|Person:||What do you like to do in your free time?|
|Person:||If you were stranded on a deserted island, and you could only bring one thing, what would it be?|
|Person:||If you had a million dollars, what would you buy first?|
|Me:||...I just really like books|