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And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
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Do you think that your 16 year old daughter hasn’t masturbated already? Like, do you really think there’s anything in that scene that this chick hasn’t already tried when the lights go out at night, or in the bathroom, or in the tub, or with the shower head or something like that? I’m telling you, man, I’m not teaching this broad anything new. If I were to create a rating system, I wouldn’t even put murder right at the top of the chief offenses. I would put rape right at the top, and assault against women. Because it’s so insanely overused and insulting how much it’s overused in movies as a plot device, a woman in peril. That, to me, is offensive, yet that shit skates.
Kevin Smith (director) on the ridiculousness of movies about sex receiving NC-17 ratings while extremely violent movies get by with R ratings. (via kevinnj)

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Finally

THIS EXPLAINS ME PERFECTLY. THANK YOU.

Mom says that I have my own special kind of language.

 curious to see how many of you who relate to this become engineers of some sort…

Then why I’m not an engineer? D’: my life is a lie!

Just pointing out that not everyone who thinks like this is automatically gifted in STEM fields. Some of us are “useless” arts majors, and this way of thinking is just as relevant in those fields as well.

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mimiwao:

Frida’s last public appearance, on July 2, 1954, at a rally protesting C.I.A. involvement in Guatemala.  Diego is behind her.  Juan O’Gorman to her right.
“What is interesting, is that the Frida Kahlo venerated by American feminists is a very different Frida Kahlo to the one people learn about in Mexico, in the Chicano community. In her country, she is recognized as an important artist and a key figure in revolutionary politics of early 20th century Mexico. Her communist affiliations are made very clear. Her relationship with Trotsky is underscored. All her political activities with Diego Rivera are constantly emphasized. The connection between her art and her politics is always made. When Chicana artists became interested in Frida Kahlo in the ‘70s and started organizing homages, they made the connection between her artistic project and theirs because they too were searching for an aesthetic compliment to a political view that was radical and emancipatory. But when the Euro-American feminists latch onto Frida Kahlo in the early ‘80s and when the American mainstream caught on to her, she was transformed into a figure of suffering. I am very critical of that form of appropriation.”
—Coco Fusco on her Amerindians piece from 1992 with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via mayalikeskafka)

(she darkened her eyebrows and the hair on her upper lip specifically to challenge eurocentric standards of beauty aka euro-american/white standards of beauty as someone as a white passing poc like thats challenging whiteness im so not here for western feminists tryna jump on her when really she was not here for y’all)
Jul 25, 2014 / 5,109 notes

melaninamami:

mimiwao:

Frida’s last public appearance, on July 2, 1954, at a rally protesting C.I.A. involvement in Guatemala.  Diego is behind her.  Juan O’Gorman to her right.

What is interesting, is that the Frida Kahlo venerated by American feminists is a very different Frida Kahlo to the one people learn about in Mexico, in the Chicano community. In her country, she is recognized as an important artist and a key figure in revolutionary politics of early 20th century Mexico. Her communist affiliations are made very clear. Her relationship with Trotsky is underscored. All her political activities with Diego Rivera are constantly emphasized. The connection between her art and her politics is always made. When Chicana artists became interested in Frida Kahlo in the ‘70s and started organizing homages, they made the connection between her artistic project and theirs because they too were searching for an aesthetic compliment to a political view that was radical and emancipatory. But when the Euro-American feminists latch onto Frida Kahlo in the early ‘80s and when the American mainstream caught on to her, she was transformed into a figure of suffering. I am very critical of that form of appropriation.

—Coco Fusco on her Amerindians piece from 1992 with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via mayalikeskafka)

(she darkened her eyebrows and the hair on her upper lip specifically to challenge eurocentric standards of beauty aka euro-american/white standards of beauty as someone as a white passing poc like thats challenging whiteness im so not here for western feminists tryna jump on her when really she was not here for y’all)

Jul 25, 2014 / 11,453 notes
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deganmichelle:

A man admittedly followed and killed an innocent teenager, and was declared not guilty.
States are passing laws allowing guns in public schools.
Women are losing their reproductive rights at an increasingly alarming rate.
Riots are tearing through the streets in cities all over the world.
College tuition keeps rising, sending a generation into debt as soon as they are entering the adult world.
Education funds keep getting slashed.
Privacy no longer exists. 
Corporations now have the same rights as people, and the funds to actually protect them. 
Through loopholes, many U.S. Corporations pay a lower tax rate than middle class families.
States are now passing more voter ID laws and similar laws that only affect the lower class.
The corporate giant, Monsanto, has pretty much purchased and bribed its way into every grocery product on the shelf, resulting in food becoming less and less like, well, food. There are reasons Cancer rates are getting worse. 
Likewise, Monsanto is making sure small American farmers are ran out of business. Also, their constant pesticide use is killing bees and other insects, causing dire environmental issues.
The mass media is more concerned with pop culture and trends, than the real issues the world is facing.
Human population is ever growing, and at rapid rates. It can’t just continue this way.
We have put so much trash in giant landfills all over our world and in our oceans. We are killing our planet.

By planet you mean we are killing ourselves. 

Can we also pay attention to the fact that there aren’t just political problems going on???
I mean, seriously, I have been trying to tell everyone, BUT NO ONE IS EVEN REBLOGGING THE ARTICLES THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE
While all this is happening, the Pacific Ocean is being contaminated by not just trash, but Radiation.

There was a leak in the Fukushima power plant that has now poisoned the entire Pacific Ocean.
Some think that oh, maybe it will go away with time. Sure, it will, in about 16 million years. Yes, you read that right. Due to the long half life of iodine-129, the whole ecosystem of the Pacific Coast will be contaminated pretty much forever.
Here is the radiation levels in the ocean.

Everyone needs to wake up.
The government needs to be set straight. They were hiding this information so that people don’t panic. Well, now everyone’s gonna die and not know why.
Shit is going down, and we need to make sure EVERYONE knows EVERYTHING that is happening in this place we call home.
http://www.naturalnews.com/041200_Fukushima_radiation_poisoning_contaminated_food.html#ixzz2Z9XEqBnN

Holy fucking shit

fukushima is one of the scariest things going on and it’s literally getting less attention than that real houswives couple who are going to prison.

reblogging again

whoa whoa whoa not cool guys read pls

Woah

I feel like y’all should actually bother to find out what iodine I-129 really is. It’s basically harmless, however extreme/extended exposure can affect the thyroid. It’s biological half-life is only 100 days, so within a few months you’ll be fine again. All you really need to do is wash your produce and make sure you know where your meat is coming from and YOU’LL BE FINE. The media never covered this because it would just cause an unnecessary panic.

Iodine I-129 isn’t the concern. The concern is the greater amounts of Strontium I-90 and Tritium that are flushing out into the Pacific faster than even the Iodine I-129. Strontium I-90’s half life is 28.8 years and Tritiums is 12.32 years. Strontium I-90 is a bone seeking isotope which ill cause damage all the way from soft tissue to bone and bone marrow. The tritium is a hydrogen based isotope, which topically wouldn’t be a big issue, BUT IT’S DUMPED IN THE OCEAN, which means ingestion WILL occur and considering that the Isotopes are causing cancerous tumors in animals from Alaska all the way to Chile, I would say there IS a necessary panic. 

AmeriKKK is corrupted

we’re fucked
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deganmichelle:

A man admittedly followed and killed an innocent teenager, and was declared not guilty.

States are passing laws allowing guns in public schools.

Women are losing their reproductive rights at an increasingly alarming rate.

Riots are tearing through the streets in cities all over the world.

College tuition keeps rising, sending a generation into debt as soon as they are entering the adult world.

Education funds keep getting slashed.

Privacy no longer exists. 

Corporations now have the same rights as people, and the funds to actually protect them. 

Through loopholes, many U.S. Corporations pay a lower tax rate than middle class families.

States are now passing more voter ID laws and similar laws that only affect the lower class.

The corporate giant, Monsanto, has pretty much purchased and bribed its way into every grocery product on the shelf, resulting in food becoming less and less like, well, food. There are reasons Cancer rates are getting worse. 

Likewise, Monsanto is making sure small American farmers are ran out of business. Also, their constant pesticide use is killing bees and other insects, causing dire environmental issues.

The mass media is more concerned with pop culture and trends, than the real issues the world is facing.

Human population is ever growing, and at rapid rates. It can’t just continue this way.

We have put so much trash in giant landfills all over our world and in our oceans. We are killing our planet.

By planet you mean we are killing ourselves. 

Can we also pay attention to the fact that there aren’t just political problems going on???

I mean, seriously, I have been trying to tell everyone, BUT NO ONE IS EVEN REBLOGGING THE ARTICLES THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE

While all this is happening, the Pacific Ocean is being contaminated by not just trash, but Radiation.

image

There was a leak in the Fukushima power plant that has now poisoned the entire Pacific Ocean.

Some think that oh, maybe it will go away with time. Sure, it will, in about 16 million years. Yes, you read that right. Due to the long half life of iodine-129, the whole ecosystem of the Pacific Coast will be contaminated pretty much forever.

Here is the radiation levels in the ocean.

image

Everyone needs to wake up.

The government needs to be set straight. They were hiding this information so that people don’t panic. Well, now everyone’s gonna die and not know why.

Shit is going down, and we need to make sure EVERYONE knows EVERYTHING that is happening in this place we call home.

http://www.naturalnews.com/041200_Fukushima_radiation_poisoning_contaminated_food.html#ixzz2Z9XEqBnN

Holy fucking shit

fukushima is one of the scariest things going on and it’s literally getting less attention than that real houswives couple who are going to prison.

reblogging again

whoa whoa whoa not cool guys read pls

Woah

I feel like y’all should actually bother to find out what iodine I-129 really is. It’s basically harmless, however extreme/extended exposure can affect the thyroid. It’s biological half-life is only 100 days, so within a few months you’ll be fine again. All you really need to do is wash your produce and make sure you know where your meat is coming from and YOU’LL BE FINE. The media never covered this because it would just cause an unnecessary panic.

Iodine I-129 isn’t the concern. The concern is the greater amounts of Strontium I-90 and Tritium that are flushing out into the Pacific faster than even the Iodine I-129. Strontium I-90’s half life is 28.8 years and Tritiums is 12.32 years. Strontium I-90 is a bone seeking isotope which ill cause damage all the way from soft tissue to bone and bone marrow. The tritium is a hydrogen based isotope, which topically wouldn’t be a big issue, BUT IT’S DUMPED IN THE OCEAN, which means ingestion WILL occur and considering that the Isotopes are causing cancerous tumors in animals from Alaska all the way to Chile, I would say there IS a necessary panic. 

AmeriKKK is corrupted

we’re fucked

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A thought experiment: Imagine how people might react if Taylor Swift released an album made up entirely of songs about wishing she could get back together with one of her exes.

We’d hear things like: “She can’t let go. She’s clingy. She’s irrational. She’s crazy.” Men would have a field day comparing her to their own “crazy” exes.

Yet when Robin Thicke released “Paula” – a plea for reconciliation with his ex-wife Paula Patton disguised as an LP — he was called incoherent, obsessed, heartfelt and, in particular, creepy.

But you didn’t hear men calling him “crazy” — even though he used it as the title of one of tracks.

No, “crazy” is typically held in reserve for women’s behavior. Men might be obsessed, driven, confused or upset. But we don’t get called “crazy” — at least not the way men reflexively label women as such.

“Crazy” is one of the five deadly words guys use to shame women into compliance. The others: Fat. Ugly. Slutty. Bitchy. They sum up the supposedly worst things a woman can be.

WHAT WE REALLY MEAN BY “CRAZY” IS: “SHE WAS UPSET, AND I DIDN’T WANT HER TO BE.”

“Crazy” is such a convenient word for men, perpetuating our sense of superiority. Men are logical; women are emotional. Emotion is the antithesis of logic. When women are too emotional, we say they are being irrational. Crazy. Wrong.

Women hear it all the time from men. “You’re overreacting,” we tell them. “Don’t worry about it so much, you’re over-thinking it.” “Don’t be so sensitive.” “Don’t be crazy.” It’s a form of gaslighting — telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way that they do. Minimizing somebody else’s feelings is a way of controlling them. If they no longer trust their own feelings and instincts, they come to rely on someone else to tell them how they’re supposed to feel.

Small wonder that abusers love to use this c-word. It’s a way of delegitimizing a woman’s authority over her own life.

Most men (#notallmen, #irony) aren’t abusers, but far too many of us reflexively call women crazy without thinking about it. We talk about how “crazy girl sex” is the best sex while we also warn men “don’t stick it in the crazy.” How I Met Your Mother warned us to watch out for “the crazy eyes” and how to process women on the “Crazy/Hot” scale. When we talk about why we broke up with our exes, we say, “She got crazy,” and our guy friends nod sagely, as if that explains everything.


Except what we’re really saying is: “She was upset, and I didn’t want her to be.”

Many men are socialized to be disconnected from our emotions — the only manly feelings we’re supposed to show are stoic silence or anger. We’re taught that to be emotional is to be feminine. As a result, we barely have a handle on our own emotions — meaning that we’re especially ill-equipped at dealing with someone else’s.

That’s where “crazy” comes in. It’s the all-purpose argument ender. Your girlfriend is upset that you didn’t call when you were going to be late? She’s being irrational. She wants you to spend time with her instead of out with the guys again? She’s being clingy. Your wife doesn’t like the long hours you’re spending with your attractive co-worker? She’s being oversensitive.

As soon as the “crazy” card is in play, women are put on the defensive. It derails the discussion from what she’s saying to how she’s saying it. We insist that someone can’t be emotional and rational at the same time, so she has to prove that she’s not being irrational. Anything she says to the contrary can just be used as evidence against her.

More often than not, I suspect, most men don’t realize what we’re saying when we call a woman crazy. Not only does it stigmatize people who have legitimate mental health issues, but it tells women that they don’t understand their own emotions, that their very real concerns and issues are secondary to men’s comfort. And it absolves men from having to take responsibility for how we make others feel.

In the professional world, we’ve had debates over labels like “bossy” and “brusque,” so often used to describe women, not men. In our interpersonal relationships and conversations, “crazy” is the adjective that needs to go.

Men really need to stop calling women crazy - Harris O’Malley (via hello-lilianab)

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atomicdomme:

a lot of people talk like capitalism is necessary to have innovation and I just think of all the brilliant and creative people I know who spend all of their time and energy worrying about how they’re going to have a roof over their heads and food to eat. capitalism doesn’t drive innovation, it stifles it and shackles it to the endlessly wasteful machinery of exploitation.

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