STORY OF MY LIFE. Wait a second, shouldn’t we re-evaluate the term “Chivalry”? I believe chivalry is not a biased or sexist thing. I hold the door open for people. Not for women or men in specific. I feel like that’s humanity, not chivalry. am I wrong?
Women prefer the “Mommy Track”.
Read this, please, everybody. It’s really interesting and takes a fresh look at a lot of statistics many people consistently churn out without really examining what they mean and what’s behind them.
For starters, the gender wage gap isn’t nearly as high as most of us believe. Check it out.
This is why I usually back away from the equal-pay arguments— there are other factors, like children and the fact that women disproportionately tend to hold more part-time, lower-level jobs. But my problem with Hymowitz’ idea of the “mommy track” is that she assumes everybody CHOOSES that. This is under the presumption that every pregnancy is planned— and uh, in my family, it never really is. That said, the fact that she’s saying women usually choose lower-level/part-time jobs is also kind of fucked without some serious class analysis. Seeing as the majority of low-income folks are women, and seeing that low-income women are a lot less likely to score high-paying jobs or become business owners, it doesn’t seem like they just choose to opt out. I think it’s more a product of their circumstances.
Not to mention, I have personal experience with discrimination on the job for my gender. I had to work a shitty minimum-wage barista job my first year of college, because it was all I could get. I was 1) sexually harassed by a male co-worker on the regular and 2) paid $2 less than the men who worked in the same position as me. I don’t think this is unusual in the service industry. Where women are often hired to be in “the front of the house,” or where they can interact closely with customers, dehumanization and disparity in the workplace is the norm. When people are buying “the experience” along with their food, they don’t usually mean the fancy shit hanging on the walls. The forced, darling smiles are on sale, too.
I hate these kinds of arguments because it comes from a pretty white, straight middle-class point of view that just obscures the bigger picture that is white heteronormative patriarchy. Y’all can have fun analyzing other straight white folks with degrees. (Although, I have a Bachelor’s myself, so I’m not totally innocent here.) But I think this analysis, while bringing certain important factors to light, like childcare and part-time workers, really oversimplifies a lot of things that cannot go unexamined.
London has woken up to street violence, and the usual narratives have emerged – punish those responsible for the violence because they are “opportunist criminals” and “disgusting thieves”. The slightly…
Found these at the FSU Bookstore yesterday. Because even pens need a gender!
[image description: camera photo of the door (painted red)of a unisex bathroom]
My Target has a unisex bathroom.
And it has a changing table!
White neighbor, in conversation. I felt this person was implying that the black girl wasn’t qualified, or that she only got it out of affirmative action. Why not just say “I was fully qualified, but they gave the job to someone else”? I’m a person of color and I wonder if people think that about me. Made me sad. (via microaggressions)
I’ve had this conversation over and over with white men, and it’s always a black woman. Always. The white guy always says she wasn’t as qualified. I have to say,
“Did you see her resume? And how do you even know she got the job anyway? Were you stalking her?”
These mysterious unqualified black women running around taking the white man’s job don’t exist.
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Make no mistake, I grieve the loss of Meredith Kercher and the horrible way she died. But I have little doubt that if Knox had been a little less pretty, a little less sexual, and a little less American, she’d never have spent a day in prison for her roommate’s murder.
I rejoice in her freedom today.
I LOVE THIS
This is my boyfriend. THIS IS MY BOYFRIEND!!! That’s my man! Oh and that’s my arm to the right of the photo…BUT THAT’S MY BOYFRIEND COREY!
Dude! Friends showing up all in my dashboard.
Why can’t things be like they used to?
This is pretty damn cool. Why can’t things still be like this?
It isn’t so much that I’m against sexy bees/nurses/Eskimos/fire hydrants/whatever, it’s more that they’re so uninspired. A shortened hem and a pair of fishnets does not a costume make. A woman who follows the list below may not get the catcalls, but she’s guaranteed to have a blast all her own.
The article itself has a lack of suggestions for POC, but the features thread some some great suggestions for black female costumes.