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what’s that one ‘social law’ that says “the comments on any article on feminism will invariably prove the need for feminism”

Lewis’ Law

Helen Lewis

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"[I]t is actually more expensive to be poor than not poor. If you can’t afford the first month’s rent and security deposit you need in order to rent an apartment, you may get stuck in an overpriced residential motel. If you don’t have a kitchen or even a refrigerator and microwave, you will find yourself falling back on convenience store food, which—in addition to its nutritional deficits—is also alarmingly overpriced. If you need a loan, as most poor people eventually do, you will end up paying an interest rate many times more than what a more affluent borrower would be charged. To be poor—especially with children to support and care for—is a perpetual high-wire act."

It Is Expensive to Be Poor | The Atlantic  (via america-wakiewakie)

Reblog this forever. I’ll never forget how many of my students in the school I worked in with a 100% free and reduced lunch rate lived in residential motels and how many of them relied on the school to get breakfast and lunch and how often those were their only meals for the day.

Or how my friends who have older cars have to spend so much money repairing them but an older car was all they could afford in the first place.

And how you literally have no safety net because if you already fixed one thing on your car and something else goes a week later, you’ve already spent the little bit of buffer you saved up.

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“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.”

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spookyulmo:

Please donate to my little brother’s top surgery fund!

"Im Sylar, a transgender male. This means that i was designated female at birth, and as a guy,  i dont have the body i need. Due to wearing chest binders i have damage to my ribcage and back and i need top surgery so that i can have the flat chest i need to survive in this world, because its pretty diffuclt to look at myself in the mirror every day and feel the stares of people trying to figure out my gender as i walk down the street. If you want to donate money to help me out with paying for my surgery that would be so amzing. I promise to provide updates on my transition and things that are happening to me! if you want to know more about whats happened so far though then here you go: Ive been out for 3 years and im 16 years old. Im also starting testosterone soon. Its not easy for trans youth in this world. I have major anxiety and depression to the point where i can barely leave the house. When i started highschool i only lasted for 2 weeks because people would question me and touch me and my chest and talk about me and once it got so far out of hand i began to have breakdowns in the middle of class and stopped going. I do online school now but i still have to see my classmates. The building i go to for school wont let me use the boys bathroom so i dont go to the bathroom at all. My voice is too feminine so i dont talk. I wear a binder but im so self concious about it that i wear baggy hoodies even in the middle of summer. And because of that i have developed many back problems and my ribcage is becoming severly damaged, but theres nothing i can do about it because a flat chest is one of the only things that keeps me going. My family is pretty poor and surgery is pretty expensive. Im going to be working two jobs soon and saving up for an apartment for me and my boyfriend as well as stuff for college, life is starting but i want to be as masculine as possible when it does. Thank you to anyone that donates."

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spookyulmo:

Please donate to my little brother’s top surgery fund!

"Im Sylar, a transgender male. This means that i was designated female at birth, and as a guy,  i dont have the body i need. Due to wearing chest binders i have damage to my ribcage and back and i need top surgery so that i can have the flat chest i need to survive in this world, because its pretty diffuclt to look at myself in the mirror every day and feel the stares of people trying to figure out my gender as i walk down the street. If you want to donate money to help me out with paying for my surgery that would be so amzing. I promise to provide updates on my transition and things that are happening to me! if you want to know more about whats happened so far though then here you go: Ive been out for 3 years and im 16 years old. Im also starting testosterone soon. Its not easy for trans youth in this world. I have major anxiety and depression to the point where i can barely leave the house. When i started highschool i only lasted for 2 weeks because people would question me and touch me and my chest and talk about me and once it got so far out of hand i began to have breakdowns in the middle of class and stopped going. I do online school now but i still have to see my classmates. The building i go to for school wont let me use the boys bathroom so i dont go to the bathroom at all. My voice is too feminine so i dont talk. I wear a binder but im so self concious about it that i wear baggy hoodies even in the middle of summer. And because of that i have developed many back problems and my ribcage is becoming severly damaged, but theres nothing i can do about it because a flat chest is one of the only things that keeps me going. My family is pretty poor and surgery is pretty expensive. Im going to be working two jobs soon and saving up for an apartment for me and my boyfriend as well as stuff for college, life is starting but i want to be as masculine as possible when it does. Thank you to anyone that donates."

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raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

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skylarkjanina:

kaosunseen:

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THAT IS THE BEST USE OF THAT PICTURE I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME

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tamorapierce:

oldtobegin:

afro-dominicano:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

Got the honkies playing Black people, got the Black people playing the servants and assassins.
#BOYCOTTEXODUSMOVIE 

needed a recent example of historical erasure and white supremacy? here ya go.

ok, this is a much worse casting decision

Okay, I love these white actors, but … this is the 2000s, and there are all kinds of great actors of color out there, famous ones, who should be playing these parts!  This is just plain wrong!

tamorapierce:

oldtobegin:

afro-dominicano:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

Got the honkies playing Black people, got the Black people playing the servants and assassins.

#BOYCOTTEXODUSMOVIE 

needed a recent example of historical erasure and white supremacy? here ya go.

ok, this is a much worse casting decision

Okay, I love these white actors, but … this is the 2000s, and there are all kinds of great actors of color out there, famous ones, who should be playing these parts!  This is just plain wrong!

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notyourexrotic:


This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZPhoto credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

notyourexrotic:

This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. 

The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” 

In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.

This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” 

To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ

Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

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ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie. 


Rock on.

Was the entire Roosevelt family bad ass bosses?

"Emily Spinach" laughing forever I love it

rjsalmond:

damjerry:

merakimaker:

vancity604778kid:

ultrafacts:

Source Click HERE to Follow the Ultrafacts Blog!

ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie. 

Rock on.

Was the entire Roosevelt family bad ass bosses?

"Emily Spinach" laughing forever I love it

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worldoflis:

girldwarf:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

YAAAAEEESSSSSSS

You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.

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