Empowerment should be as much about teaching women and girls to support each other and confront the system collectively as it should be about individual experiences, which unfortunately are often the focus. Beware the lesson that tells girls to bootstrap their way to equality, for such lessons rarely end well.
men’s magazines giving their readers “advice”:
1. when in the company of a women you are interested, be sure to give attention to everyone else but her so she gets jealous and then wants to have sex with you.
2. cup her boobs (especially if they are saggy boobs) to make them more buoyant and thus give her a needed boost of self-esteem when having sex
3. make up a story to get a woman to come back to your place because asking if she wants to have sex if much too forward for women—lie to her instead!
4. “intercourse does not have to lead to female orgasm 100 percent of the time… its not the end of the world. Again, focus on the game, rather than the score, and pleasure will be achieved. (she can always get herself off later, and if you’re nice, she may let you watch).”
(and much more!)
this is actual advice…?
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
White people are still the ~standard so that’s not so revolutionary.
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.
jaimie foxx wears a trayvon martin shirt to the BET awards.
macklemore mentions trayvon martin during his acceptance speech at the AMA awards.
the message: PoC are racist crybabies until a white knight notices the issue and plays champion.
While Ms. McKenna “did not ‘abduct’ the child,” the court said, “her appropriation of the child while in utero was irresponsible, reprehensible.
—Sara McKenna, a former Marine, became pregnant during a brief relationship with Bode Miller, an Olympic skier. While seven months pregnant, she moved from California to New York to go to school, leading a judge to scold her for “virtually absconding with her fetus.” Now, the fight for custody of their son has become “a closely watched legal battle over the rights of pregnant women to travel and make life choices.” (via bebinn)