Things that strike me as unusual, funny or important. Most days are Caturday.
- The younger crowd is pleading for the media to stay: “Show the world what they’re about to do to us!” #Ferguson
- Just told to go into our cars. An on-scene reporter was told to get into his car, and media were told to get into their cars. It’s about to reach a boiling point in Ferguson.
- Protesters are asking the media to stand with them and not return to the media area #Ferguson
Girls get mocked for liking high heels and lipstick. Girls get mocked for liking sports. Girls get mocked for liking tea and books. Girls get mocked for liking comics books and video games. Girls get mocked for liking math and science. Girls get mocked for liking boys. Girls get mocked for liking girls. Girls get mocked for liking both. What the fuck are we supposed to like? Water? Air? Come on, tell me. I’m dying to know.
Made an info graph today..
15 minutes on Google disproves every point made.
There are so many factors in play here. Yes, women tend to chose less dangerous jobs. Men straight out of high school, even with no diploma or GED, can get high-paying labor jobs. Women do not have these options really. Even strong women are many times overlooked for men of the same capabilities. Women still tend to chose jobs that are classicly underpayed, like secretaries and teachers. A larger percentage of men have to work; whereas many women, even those that arn’t mothers are well taken care of by partners/spouses/family. I also see mostly women in the food industry, highly underpayed of course. Janitors are housekeepers are vast majority women. Women are still known to the do the light, less educated jobs. Remember not everyone lives in America. Families are still more likely to pay for their sons to go to college than their daughters, especially in non first-world countries. Traditions and culture still play a big part of the sexism in this world. Even religion keeps us at the dogshit level sometimes. A lot of women don’t aim high to this day. And then there’s still that sexist thing in place where men are seemingly more fit for higher-end jobs, and so bias does certainly play a role in interview processes.
"Consider this scenario: A man and a woman graduate from the same university in 2009. They both major in computer science. They are 22 years old at graduation, single, and have no prior work experience. One year later, both are working full time as computer technicians in cities not too far from where they went to school.
According to a new report (PDF) by the American Association of University Women, the man would be earning a salary of $51,300. The woman’s pay would be $39,600—about 77 percent of what her male counterpart earns.”
(Raw Story) Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) on Tuesday called for Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to reinstate the curfew in Ferguson to allow the justice system — which he said was a product of “Anglo-American civilization” — to do its job.
Following Monday night’s clashes with police in the wake of the death of slain teen Michael Brown, Kindler told MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow that Nixon had been wrong to end the curfew in Ferguson.
“I don’t understand an argument for not reinstating it,” he insisted. “I don’t understand that. I’m not trying to be overtly political. I am saying, the people of Ferguson, the people of the state of Missouri are crying out for leadership.”
Before Farrow ended the interview, he asked the lieutenant governor if he agreed with Ferguson Mayor James Knowles that “the perspective of all residents” was that there was no “racial divide” in the city.
Kinder said there was “no question” that race was playing a role in what was happening in Ferguson.
“We do not do justice in America in the streets though,” he argued. “We have legal processes that are set in motion, that are designed after centuries of Anglo-American jurisprudence tradition, they’re designed to protect the rights and liberties of everyone involved.”
This isn’t even dog whistle racism. The is balls-out, bare naked, sounds-like-a-speech-at-a-klan-rally racism.