"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 …"
-

bisexual activist and queer theory blogger Patrick RichardsFink 

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.

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THE LAST LINE

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This. I am tired of seing this numbers without thinking about woc. (via arobynsong)

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jumpingjacktrash:

uno-flatu:

If only every concept was explained with a Disney reference, I’d be doing even better in law school.

i often think this sort of thing about fairytales
i kinda want to write one where the heroine goes full on sea lawyer on her tormentors
like fairytale heroines usually get beauty, kindness, luck, or common sense; this one gets perfect recall and a talent for shorthand. oho, evil fairy, you didn’t think anybody was gonna write down what you said, did you? see you in court, beeyotch. *princess snaps her fabergé briefcase closed and power-walks out of the enchanted forest while unicorns and dragons flatten themselves against the trees to get out of her way because they cannot afford a lawsuit at this time of life*

jumpingjacktrash:

uno-flatu:

If only every concept was explained with a Disney reference, I’d be doing even better in law school.

i often think this sort of thing about fairytales

i kinda want to write one where the heroine goes full on sea lawyer on her tormentors

like fairytale heroines usually get beauty, kindness, luck, or common sense; this one gets perfect recall and a talent for shorthand. oho, evil fairy, you didn’t think anybody was gonna write down what you said, did you? see you in court, beeyotch. *princess snaps her fabergé briefcase closed and power-walks out of the enchanted forest while unicorns and dragons flatten themselves against the trees to get out of her way because they cannot afford a lawsuit at this time of life*

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"Scarlett is a little bit busy being very pregnant right now, but there’s always possibility. People say that movies can’t open well when they’re led by women: Lucy made $20 million more than Hercules this weekend in their openings. So if you keep making that happen, you will get Captain Marvel, you will get Black Widow, and more."
- Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios Executive Vice President (via fuckyeahblackwidow)

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medicinalearth:

cracked:

Welp. It was nice being the dominant species while it lasted.
5 Animals Who Taught Themselves Human Skills

#5. Orangutans Are Learning to Spearfish
In 2008, workers at an animal sanctuary on the island of Kaja in Borneo noticed the apes hanging from tree branches and attempting to spearfish with harpoons, just like the locals do. In other words, the orangutans saw us using weapons to cause harm to other species and quickly realized how powerful and awesome that makes you feel. Look at that majestic bastard up there. He even seems proficient, dangling precariously above water that we assume is full of deadly piranhas, steadying himself for a lethal strike of laser-like precision.

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This is not only amazing but very wittily written.

And it has an ape with a goddamn harpoon

cracked:

medicinalearth:

cracked:

Welp. It was nice being the dominant species while it lasted.

5 Animals Who Taught Themselves Human Skills

#5. Orangutans Are Learning to Spearfish

In 2008, workers at an animal sanctuary on the island of Kaja in Borneo noticed the apes hanging from tree branches and attempting to spearfish with harpoons, just like the locals do. In other words, the orangutans saw us using weapons to cause harm to other species and quickly realized how powerful and awesome that makes you feel. Look at that majestic bastard up there. He even seems proficient, dangling precariously above water that we assume is full of deadly piranhas, steadying himself for a lethal strike of laser-like precision.

Read More

This is not only amazing but very wittily written.

And it has an ape with a goddamn harpoon

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