When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
- Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
- Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.
Re-posting because it’s always new to somebody. Truth bombs are full of truth.
i actually didn’t know this until a few months ago.
This isn’t about misogyny, directly, because if you’re the type of guy who would read this, you’re aware of the more obvious forms of it. This is about talking about misogyny. Or more specifically, listening.
Misogyny is a difficult topic. It’s ugly and it makes us feel angry or
frustrated to hear stories about guys being misogynists. And
unfortunately, our first reaction when women tell us about a bad
experience is often to try to distance ourselves by expressing how
much we’re not like that. Or perhaps it’s to try to explain away the
situation into something tamer. But doing that doesn’t make us the
good guy, doing that just perpetuates the system that enables
When a woman comes to you about a problem like this, she isn’t
accusing you misogyny. She isn’t looking for you to beat up the
asshole who demeaned her in public. She isn’t looking for you to solve the problem. She just wants to know that you’re in her corner, that you have her back. And sometimes, all that takes is for you to listen so that she knows she has the support and the strength she needs to fight this herself.
Let me reiterate that to you: If facials or any other sex act makes you feel bad, gross uncomfortable or degraded, then you should not do it ever. That is wrong. But men aren’t the only ones who like things they see in porn. In my case, there’s nothing degrading about receiving a desired sex act I’ve asked for as a consenting adult. Sex acts are degrading when they make you feel degraded — and nobody gets to decide that but you, not even feminism.
-Emily McCombs, Do Women Like Facials? (via catarangs)
“Sex acts are degrading when they make you feel degraded — and nobody gets to decide that but you, not even feminism.” YES THANK YOU.
Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.
We definitely don’t want to live in a world where boys routinely see women breastfeeding. They might grow up with the idea that breasts exist for something other than their amusement.
Margaret Hartmann, “Porn Star Publicly Breastfeeds Baby, Gets Accused of Promoting Pedophilia” at Jezebel. (via aaabbbbbbiiieee