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activating for women's rights

One year, I taught this (Sociological theory) class and only used female writers. The journals were written by women, the textbook was written by females. Do you know what kind of responses I got on my student evaluations that year? {…} That I was biased, that I was only looking from one point of view… that I was basically a man eater. That’s the kind of things I’d get from the students… The semester before, I used only male writers. Do you think I got any kind of feedback like that then?

"Not a single word."

Dr Rebecca Erikson, my professor, in her introduction of epistemology and challenging the main narrative

(via marloscruzin)

I know! Every time I talk about men’s issues on FB (such as the stigma of them crying in public), everyone’s okay with it, but then I talk about female issues and everyone’s like “WAT ABOUT DAH MENZ”

(via know-your-body)

(Source: rafrousseau)

thinksquad:

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone contracts can end up with a collection agency, potentially hurting credit scores and job prospects, said Caroline Ratcliffe, a senior fellow at the Washington-based think tank.
"Roughly, every third person you pass on the street is going to have debt in collections," Ratcliffe said. "It can tip employers’ hiring decisions, or whether or not you get that apartment."
The study found that 35.1 percent of people with credit records had been reported to collections for debt that averaged $5,178, based on September 2013 records. The study points to a disturbing trend: The share of Americans in collections has remained relatively constant, even as the country as a whole has whittled down the size of its credit card debt since the official end of the Great Recession in the middle of 2009.
http://6abc.com/finance/study-35-percent-in-us-facing-debt-collectors/226268/

thinksquad:

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone contracts can end up with a collection agency, potentially hurting credit scores and job prospects, said Caroline Ratcliffe, a senior fellow at the Washington-based think tank.

"Roughly, every third person you pass on the street is going to have debt in collections," Ratcliffe said. "It can tip employers’ hiring decisions, or whether or not you get that apartment."

The study found that 35.1 percent of people with credit records had been reported to collections for debt that averaged $5,178, based on September 2013 records. The study points to a disturbing trend: The share of Americans in collections has remained relatively constant, even as the country as a whole has whittled down the size of its credit card debt since the official end of the Great Recession in the middle of 2009.

http://6abc.com/finance/study-35-percent-in-us-facing-debt-collectors/226268/

westendblues:

please stop calling Black children who have different interests and tastes white

it’s damaging and alienating

yok2tog:

So we carry these magnetic “story boards” at the store which have different little characters on them. A (racist) customer today was looking at the fairy tale one, and she asked why the princess on it was dark, and explained that she couldn’t give a present that had a dark princess on it. My coworker and I were too stunned by this blatant display of racism to say anything, so we mumbled something about “choices” and “representation” and showed the customer the animals board instead, which she bought.

The reason we carry the boards with the black princess on them are for customers like a Black family who came in last week, with two little daughters. They older one was almost squealing she was so excited that the princess looked like her, and that the fairy looked like her sister. Black girls deserve to see more images of themselves as the beautiful, royal, magical characters, and white girls can handle not being the main character for once.

(Related: your white kids can handle having a black doll, too. Who knows, they might end up with black or mixed children when they grow up.)

homocommie:

chillysaws:

readyokaygo:

According to Tel Aviv University, 95% of Israelis support the massacre in Gaza. A majority believe more firepower is necessary. So please spare me this bullshit about leftist and progressive Israelis and Zionists. Nearly the entire country is complicit in the ongoing colonization of Palestine, and those who aren’t are and have been recognized (most notably by giving up their Israeli citizenship). The truth isn’t “somewhere in between”. This is a country where almost all of the citizens endorse genocide.

pls source stuff like this

http://en.idi.org.il/about-idi/news-and-updates/july-2014-peace-index/

Yesterday, a teacher at my daughter’s preschool told me that she saw two boys and a girl spinning the knobs of a play oven. Boy #1 says: “I’m a pilot! I’m flying a plane.’ Boy #2 says: “Me too!” The girl is quiet, so the teacher says to her: “What about you, are you a pilot?” The 3 year old girl replies: “I can’t be a pilot. I’m a pilot’s wife.”

So what do you think has happened in this little girl’s short life to make her believe it’s more likely that she would be a pilot’s wife than a pilot?

‘I’m not a pilot, I’m a pilot’s wife,’ says 3 yr old girl - reelgirl.com (via radical-bias)

beingliberal:

Republicans have been twiddling their thumbs in Congress, wasting time (and your tax dollars!) on political stunts, instead of doing their job. And they want YOUR vote this November? Yeah, right. Image by Occupy Democrats.

beingliberal:

Republicans have been twiddling their thumbs in Congress, wasting time (and your tax dollars!) on political stunts, instead of doing their job. And they want YOUR vote this November? Yeah, right.

Image by Occupy Democrats.

I Want A Union With That: Punching In

workingamerica:

A blow to Ronald and the gang

The NLRB ruled that McDonald’s could be considered a joint employer, potentially leaving the corporation accountable for the series of low wage lawsuit its franchises have seen.

Additionally, the joint employer status could make it easier for employees to unionize. Awesome.

Good news for the economy

The GDP grew at 4 percent during the second quarter, surpassing the estimated 3.1 percent growth.

The more you know

Don’t be fooled. Corporate inversion is yet another, poorly disguised tax loophole. Let’s close it.

Not the Tea Party you were expecting

Leaked documents: Major Tea Party group FreedomWorks funded by Swiss businessman, cancer treatment centers.

Breakthrough bill in San Francisco

First ever Retail Workers Bill of Rights will introduced in San Francisco.

Laying out the un-welcome mat for ALEC

How the people of Dallas are greeting ALEC as they arrival for their annual national convention.

voxamberlynn:

maleficus-juicy:

This image is one of the most powerful pro-choice images I’ve ever seen. When I saw it in the newspaper I immediately cut it out and hung it on my wall.

absolutely amazing.
support birth control and women’s rights.

voxamberlynn:

maleficus-juicy:

This image is one of the most powerful pro-choice images I’ve ever seen. When I saw it in the newspaper I immediately cut it out and hung it on my wall.

absolutely amazing.

support birth control and women’s rights.

(Source: lejeuduprochaintrain)

voxamberlynn:

maleficus-juicy:

This image is one of the most powerful pro-choice images I’ve ever seen. When I saw it in the newspaper I immediately cut it out and hung it on my wall.

absolutely amazing.
support birth control and women’s rights.

voxamberlynn:

maleficus-juicy:

This image is one of the most powerful pro-choice images I’ve ever seen. When I saw it in the newspaper I immediately cut it out and hung it on my wall.

absolutely amazing.

support birth control and women’s rights.

(Source: lejeuduprochaintrain)

freelgbtqpia:


The conflict between assimilationism and radicalism that has riven gay culture since Stonewall became highly visible in the 1990s with the emergence and challenge of queer theory and politics. The conflict predates Stonewall, however—indeed, Jonathan Dollimore describes it as “one of the most fundamental antagonisms within sexual dissidence over the past century.” By focusing on fiction by Edmund White, Andrew Holleran, David Leavitt, Michael Cunningham, Alan Hollinghurst, Dennis Cooper, Adam Mars-Jones and others, Brookes argues that gay fiction is torn between assimilative and radical impulses. He posits the existence of two distinct strands of gay fiction, but also aims to show the conflict as an internal one, a struggle in which opposing impulses are at work within individual texts. This book places post-Stonewall gay fiction in context by linking it to theoretical and historical developments since the late nineteenth century, and tracing the conflict back to the fiction of Wilde, Forster, Genet, Vidal, Burroughs and Isherwood. Other relevant topics discussed include gay fiction of the 1970s; gays and the family; sexual transgression; gay fiction and the AIDS epidemic.

[PDF]

freelgbtqpia:

The conflict between assimilationism and radicalism that has riven gay culture since Stonewall became highly visible in the 1990s with the emergence and challenge of queer theory and politics. The conflict predates Stonewall, however—indeed, Jonathan Dollimore describes it as “one of the most fundamental antagonisms within sexual dissidence over the past century.” By focusing on fiction by Edmund White, Andrew Holleran, David Leavitt, Michael Cunningham, Alan Hollinghurst, Dennis Cooper, Adam Mars-Jones and others, Brookes argues that gay fiction is torn between assimilative and radical impulses. He posits the existence of two distinct strands of gay fiction, but also aims to show the conflict as an internal one, a struggle in which opposing impulses are at work within individual texts. This book places post-Stonewall gay fiction in context by linking it to theoretical and historical developments since the late nineteenth century, and tracing the conflict back to the fiction of Wilde, Forster, Genet, Vidal, Burroughs and Isherwood. Other relevant topics discussed include gay fiction of the 1970s; gays and the family; sexual transgression; gay fiction and the AIDS epidemic.

[PDF]

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Today in history: July 20, 1934 - “Bloody Friday” during the historic 1934 Minneapolis truckers strike. 
On Bloody Friday, 67 striking truck drivers and their supporters were shot by Minneapolis police, acting on orders from the Citizens Alliance, an anti-labor employers’ group, which controlled city government. Two of them died.
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)
It is shameful that the rights to the definitive history of this strike, written by a leading organizer, are held hostage by the U.S. Socialist Workers Party (as it has done with writings of Malcolm X and others). If you can buy, borrow or preferably steal a copy of “Teamster Rebellion” by Farrell Dobbs, you should. - redguard

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Today in history: July 20, 1934 - “Bloody Friday” during the historic 1934 Minneapolis truckers strike.

On Bloody Friday, 67 striking truck drivers and their supporters were shot by Minneapolis police, acting on orders from the Citizens Alliance, an anti-labor employers’ group, which controlled city government. Two of them died.

Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)

It is shameful that the rights to the definitive history of this strike, written by a leading organizer, are held hostage by the U.S. Socialist Workers Party (as it has done with writings of Malcolm X and others). If you can buy, borrow or preferably steal a copy of “Teamster Rebellion” by Farrell Dobbs, you should. - redguard

magic-fantasy-life:

scorpio-tales:

electricrain:

columnnotes:

sktagg23:

I am SICK and TIRED of people objecting to seeing women using their breasts for what they are actually for. BREASTFEEDING IS NOT VULGAR OR OBSCENE.

I support breastfeeding all the way, even if it is in public.

And the award winning one:

THIS. THIS. THIS/

OMG THIS

kimchicuddles:

As you wander through the wild forests of life, identifying dangers can be tricky business. Do what you think is best, and don’t worry how many mushrooms you offend. #NotAllMushrooms!

kimchicuddles:

As you wander through the wild forests of life, identifying dangers can be tricky business. Do what you think is best, and don’t worry how many mushrooms you offend. #NotAllMushrooms!