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Yo refusing to walk through a door because a woman is holding it open for you is not chivalry, it’s called being an asshole.

When you hold a door open for someone, it should have nothing to do with their gender/sex/identity and everything to do with you just being a considerate human being. 

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John Grisham: men who watch child porn are not all paedophiles - Telegraph



Reminder to always illegally obtain copies of Grisham’s books if you hate yourself that much, but just stop buying this shit stain’s books.

We have prisons now filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who’ve never harmed anybody, would never touch a child,” he said in an exclusive interview to promote his latest novel Gray Mountain which is published next week.

"But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn."

Those poor sixty year old white men, going too far and masturbating to the rape of a child :(((

The author…cited the case of a “good buddy from law school” who was caught up in a Canadian child porn sting operation a decade ago as an example of excessive sentencing.

"His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website. It was labelled ‘sixteen year old wannabee hookers or something like that’. And it said ‘16-year-old girls’. So he went there. Downloaded some stuff - it was 16 year old girls who looked 30.

"He shouldn’t ’a done it. It was stupid, but it wasn’t 10-year-old boys. He didn’t touch anything. And God, a week later there was a knock on the door: ‘FBI!’ and it was sting set up by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to catch people - sex offenders - and he went to prison for three years."

I hope John Grisham knows that by adding in that bit about the 16 year olds “looking older” than they are, he is sounding exactly like a pedophile. 

Instead of buying John Grisham’s shit books, consider instead staring blankly at a wall of drying paint—it will be a better use of your time.

prisons are actually full of young men of color for nonviolent drug offenses but he’s worried about crusty old white pedophiles. ok.

don’t even get me started on the implication that sexually exploiting 16 year old girls “isn’t so bad” compared to 10 year old boys. I guess it’s harder to write them off as “wannabe hookers”.

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women are considered fragile but I’ve never seen anything as easily wounded as a man’s ego

this post is stupid as hell

case in point 

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Underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of our African ancestors thrown overboard.

I couldnt not reblog this, it’s so powerful to me.

oh my god.




Underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of our African ancestors thrown overboard.

I couldnt not reblog this, it’s so powerful to me.

oh my god.

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Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke

in this week’s episode of shit black folks would get murdered or jailed with no trial for

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Thank goodness this was just some misguided kids getting overexcited about pumpkins and sports and not in reaction to systematic oppression that was once again upheld and reinforced by the owes that supposedly protect them. Because that would be an uncalled for overreaction.

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Wage Gap
When the GAO stripped out other factors that come into play—(work patterns, job tenure, industry, occupation, race and marital status) it still found that women earned about 80 percent of what men did:
“Even after accounting for key factors that affect earnings,” the authors report, “our model could not explain all of the difference in earnings between men and women.” While it couldn’t definitively say what caused that 20 percent gap, plain old discrimination was one of the few possibilities it highlighted. link[1]
It’s not limited to male dominated industries:
[Women] make less in every industry: among the BLS’s thirteen industry categories[2] , women make less than men in every single one. What this means is that even in “women’s fields,” men are going to rake in more. In fact, men have been entering traditionally female-dominated sectors during the recovery period, and as the New York Times noted[3] , they’re meeting with great success—“men earn more than women even in female-dominated jobs.”
But surely women don’t ask for raises, right?
Catalyst found that, among those who had moved on from their first post-MBA job, there was no significant difference in the proportion of women and men who asked for increased compensation or a higher position.
Yet the rewards were different.
Women who initiated such conversations and changed jobs post MBA experienced slower compensation growth than the women who stayed put. For men, on the other hand, it paid off to change jobs and negotiate for higher salaries—they earned more than men who stayed did. - link[4]
So people are just giving men more money? Yup:
A study of 184 managers involved a scenario in which they were told they had a set amount of money to distribute to employees, who had identical skills and responsibilities.
Half the managers were told they might have to give the worker an explanation about the amount of the raise; in other words, they might have to negotiate. This group of managers, both men and women, consistently gave much smaller raises to female employees. In fact, raises for men were nearly 2.5 times larger than those for women, said Maura Belliveau, who did the research at Emory University in Atlanta and is now an associate professor of management at Long Island University in New York.
The second group of managers were told they would not be able to explain their decisions. They gave equal raises to men and women. link[5]
And it starts early. We have studies showing that 75% of girls do chores, while 65% of boys do. Studies showing that girls are given on average 2 more hours of chores[6] than boys are. Studies showing that for the same chores, boys are paid an allowance that’s 15% higher[7] .
The gender wage gap in game development[8]
Among top physicians:
Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and Duke University found that among 800 physicians who received a highly competitive early career research grant, women earned an average of $12,194 less than men a year, when all other factors remained the same. link[9]
Study showing people identical résumés but with some mentioning that the applicant was a mother and others mentioning the applicant was a father. Fathers were offered $6,000 more than non-fathers in compensation; mothers were offered $11,000 less than non-mothers. -link[10]
Study where science faculty rated the application materials of a student—who was randomly assigned either a male or female name—for a laboratory manager position. Participants rated the male applicant as significantly more competent and hireable than the identical female applicant. These participants also selected a higher starting salary and offered more career mentoring to the male applicant. Female and male faculty were equally likely to exhibit bias against the female student. Mediation analyses indicated that the female student was less likely to be hired because she was viewed as less competent. -link[11]
Weight bias is much costlier for women:
“…women begin to experience noticeable weight bias — such as problems at work or difficulty in personal relationships — when they reach a body mass index, or B.M.I., of 27….But the researchers found that men can bulk up far more without experiencing discrimination. Weight bias against men becomes noticeable when a man reaches a B.M.I. of 35 or higher.”
Parker-Pope, Tara (March 31, 2008) “Fat Bias Worse for Women[12] “. NYTimes referencing “Perceptions of weight discrimination: prevalence and comparison to race and gender discrimination in America[13] “
Weight bias for women is based around beauty (not health) ideals:
“Whereas women are punished for any weight gain, very thin women receive the most severe punishment for their first few pounds of weight gain. This finding is consistent with research showing that the media’s consistent depiction of an unrealistically thin female ideal leads people to see this ideal as normative, expected, and central to female attractiveness (Brown, 2002). Indeed, both our German and American results show that once women reach an average weight, subsequent weight gains are actually penalized to a lesser extent, presumably because the social preferences for a feminine body have already been violated.”
When It Comes to Pay, Do the Thin Win? The Effect of Weight on Pay for Men and Women[14]

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The idea that intelligence is linked to English pronunciation is a legacy from colonial thinking.
 Delalorm Semabia, 25, a Ghanaian blogger (x) @yasminabdulqadi (via arnaib)

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This suggests that Nicki Minaj also wrote little bits and pieces of “Baby Got Back.” Which would be impressive… except it’s a lie. LIES NICKI MINAJ.

tumblr user literarygingerfox deadass doesn’t know what sampling is smh

I do. I’m also aware that she said every word she spits is hers. I’ve chosen to take her literally. Which makes her wrong.

tumblr user literarygingerfox thinks that Nicki Minaj playing a recording of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s actual voice in her song is the same thing as Nicki Minaj spitting her own verses. tumblr user literarygingerfox deadass doesn’t know what sampling is.

moment of silence for tumblr user literarygingerfox …

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le sigh

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I’ll leave you with this tidbit. 73% of all female characters in the 100 highest grossing films of 2013 were Caucasian, 14% were African American, 5% were Latina, 3% were Asian, and another 3% were aliens or fantasy races. Yes. In 2013, American theater audiences were about as likely to see a woman of an animal species or completely made up race as they were to see an Asian woman.

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from girl rising …to consider on international women’s day (and every day thereafter)

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Anita Sarkeesian, Feminist Frequency - XOXO Festival (2014)

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But if we’re gonna dig down a little bit further, what’s happening is that the industry is changing. This consciousness-raising is happening. People are starting to acknowledge that the industry has a problem with women, that sexism and misogyny are quite prevalent both in the larger culture and within the games — of course, not in all of them by any stretch of the imagination, but in quite a few, as my videos point out. Developers are starting to talk within their studios about how they want their games and their representations to change. Communities are starting to determine what is appropriate behavior within their communities. There’s this overarching feeling of, “We have a problem and we’re gonna fix this.”

That’s what the GamerGate temper tantrum is reacting to. It’s trying to hold on to this status quo, this illusion that gaming is for men, that it can never change, that it can never be more inclusive than that. We’re thinking, “Well, inclusiveness is a great thing! Bringing more people into gaming, telling a wider range of stories from different perspectives — that can only be good!” They take that as an attack on their little base of male-dominated gaming. Does that make sense?

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There’s a toxicity within gaming culture, and also in tech culture, that drives this misogynist hatred, this reactionary backlash against women who have anything to say, especially those who have critiques or who are feminists. There’s this huge drive to silence us, and if they can’t silence us, they try to discredit us in an effort to push us out.