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socialismartnature:

Wal-Mart workers on strike. All I can think about is how last year Obama-appointed Supreme Court Justices sided with conservatives to throw out a gender & pay discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of women Wal-Mart workers against the retail giant. Now Wal-Mart workers are taking matters into their own hands … and winning. The fact is that the fates of working people rest far more on the outcomes of such workplace struggles than they do on the coming Presidential election.

While its true that these justices were appointed by Obama, he’s not responsible for their decisions and he is the one who introduced the Equal Pay Act to end discrimination against women so they could get equal pay for equal work.


  # class struggle    # discrimination    # election 2012    # gender    # inequality    # labor    # sexism    # supreme court    # unions    # wal-mart    # walmart    # women    # workers    # politics    # economics  

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britticisms:

So.

You follow me for 6 blocks while hollering from your car, making me walk around in circles to avoid letting you know where I live, and when I call your actions, “creepy as fuck,” you call me a “rude bitch.”

Seems justified. 


  # street harassment    # sexism    # rape culture  

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Science professors at American universities widely regard female undergraduates as less competent than male students with the same accomplishments and skills, a new study by researchers at Yale concluded.

As a result, the report found, the professors were less likely to offer the women mentoring or a job. And even if they were willing to offer a job, the salary was lower.

The bias was pervasive, the scientists said, and probably reflected subconscious cultural influences rather than overt or deliberate discrimination.

Female professors were just as biased against women students as their male colleagues, and biology professors just as biased as physics professors — even though more than half of biology majors are women, whereas men far outnumber women in physics.

“I think we were all just a little bit surprised at how powerful the results were — that not only do the faculty in biology, chemistry and physics express these biases quite clearly, but the significance and strength of the results was really quite striking,” said Jo Handelsman, a professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at Yale.

Dr. Handelsman was the senior author of an article reporting the findings, published online on Monday by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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The New York Times, “Bias Persists for Women of Science, Study Finds.”

For fuck’s sake.

(via inothernews)

Love,

Rabble

(via rabbleprochoice)

I notice they didn’t say how they were going to fix that or enforce equal pay and opportunities, just that they’re ‘surprised’.

 

  # sexism    # science    # employment    # education  

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*Jail Time: Men vs. Women 

To the anons talking about sexism against men, isn’t it possible that this is caused by patriarchy, too? Men given more time for similar crimes because women need to be “treated gently”, women being favored for custody because they’re the child carers, etc. (assuming these presuppositions are true) are all results of a patriarchal system, are they not?
Anonymous

I mean, let’s assume for the purpose of argument that it has been found that men receive more time for similar crimes. It does not therefore follow that a) this is a feminist issue, and b) this is an example of “sexism against men.”

In any system of oppression, there are going to be ideological inconsistencies that do not always work out in favor of the oppressor. The patriarchy tells us that men are strong and women are weak, and as a result, men are encouraged to act more aggressively, which leads the obvious problem of violent behavior and being jailed and so on. Feminism aims to end sexism, namely the institutional and systematic discrimination against women in society. It is not the responsibility of feminism to be concerned with every instance a gender discrepancy appears in society, especially if that situation is not relevant to female oppression. An analogous position would be to expect black civil rights leaders to oppose the recruitment of black athletes because it’s rooted in a racial stereotype, and civil rights leaders are opposed to racial stereotypes. 

Secondly, there are a variety of reasons it might make sense for men to be given more jail time, independent of patriarchal assumptions about masculinity and femininity. The purpose of the penal system is not purely retribution, but also rehabilitation and prevention. If it was shown, for instance, women who served shorter jail sentences had lower rates of recidivism than men, or that increasing the average length of jail sentences had no effect on reducing the amount of violent crime by women, it would make sense, from a purely economic standpoint, to give women lighter sentences because you don’t want your jails full of people who don’t need to be there. Furthermore, a lot of violent crimes committed by women occur as a result of battered women syndrome, where the perpetrator has a history of being abused, and finally snaps and responds violently to her abuser. It would be insane to treat a woman who kills her abuser the same way you would treat someone who murdered a stranger. A better way of reducing the violent crimes of women might therefore be to target domestic violence in general, such as by increasing the number and availability of resources for battered women. 

Of course, this level of analysis is completely beyond what I would expect of the average MRA, who just wants to blame feminism for all their societal ails, even though society isn’t run by feminists.  


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stfusexists:

Learn more.

stfusexists:

Learn more.


  # birth control    # election 2012    # sexism    # GOP  

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There is no form of human excellence before which we bow with profounder deference than that which appears in a delicate woman, adorned with the inward graces and devoted to the peculiar duties of her sex; and there is no deformity of human character from which we turn with deeper loathing than from a woman forgetful of her nature, and clamorous for the vocation and rights of men.

~A. T. Bledsoe, quoted by Cordelia Fine in Delusions of Gender  (via thatisnotfeminism)  

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I don’t think feminism has anything to do with modesty, actually. Feminism is about ending sexism and oppression against women. Modesty is about making women cover up their bodies because men can’t control their urges. 

thatisnotfeminism:

I don’t think feminism has anything to do with modesty, actually. Feminism is about ending sexism and oppression against women. Modesty is about making women cover up their bodies because men can’t control their urges. 


  # feminism    # that is NOT feminism    # modesty    # sexism  

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In the statistics and the inquiries that look at the labor market, a major mystification is at work: that only those who receive a wage are considered “workers.” Instead of all the strata of the population that don’t fall in the category of the waged: the young, the old, but above all, in the vast majority, the women who make up the “inactive” and “dependent” population.


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"Hey ladies! Vote for Mitt Romney, he'll be your sugardaddy!"*  

stfusexists:

Women voters want a daddy, women voters want a sugardaddy - the Republican pundits are floundering for a reason women won’t vote for their party. They want any excuse that isn’t the truth: the GOP is terrible for women


  # election 2012    # republicans    # gop    # sexism    # feminism  

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stfuhypocrisy:

seriouslyamerica:

deadcrackerstorage:

paxamericana:

Michele Smith Became The First Female Analyst For A National Baseball Broadcast Yesterday. Here’s How Viewers Reacted.

TBS broke unprecedented ground Sunday when they put analyst Michele Smith in the booth alongside Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz for their broadcast of the Dodgers-Braves game. It’s the first time a woman has ever served in the commentary role for a national MLB broadcast, and is one of a handful of breakthroughs in a summer that marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX.

Smith won two Olympic gold medals as a softballer, and is a member of the Softball Hall Of Fame. She’s certainly an expert on softball, having served as one of ESPN’s chief announcers for the sport, and testing her out for an MLB broadcast was an interesting idea. (It’s also one announced with surprisingly little fanfare; we only learned of the broadcast today.) Here’s baseball blogger William Tasker’s take:

She also knew what she was talking about. Her insights were usually spot on. The one awkwardness of the entire broadcast was the incessant pandering of the two men on the broadcast team to talk about or bring up Smith’s softball exploits. Such pandering was probably meant to make Smith as comfortable as possible, but it also gave the impression that such comments were needed to justify Smith’s existence on the broadcast. From a personal standpoint, during a broadcast, the less said about the broadcaster the better. Concentrate on what is going on in the field.

I’ve honestly struggled with what culture I think is worse: Video game culture or sports culture.

EXCUSE ME WHILE I FUCKING VOMIT EVERYWHERE.

I worked as a commentator in college, and whenever people asked why I didn’t pursue it professionally, I told them about stuff like this. FUCK ALL OF YOU PEOPLE.

Oh but sexism doesn’t exist anymore right guize? 

"Hope the house is cleaned and shirts are ironed" I hope no one ever has the misfortune of interacting with any of you on a personal level because you are fucking stupid on a level I can’t even describe.


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FOX News: Women Vote Democrat Because They Want a "Daddy"*  

stfusexists:

You may think that you’ve heard everything horrible FOX News has to say, but I’m here to ruin your day and burst that bubble.

I don’t recommend clicking on this link if you are prone to high blood pressure - I’m fairly certain I had a stroke while I was writing it. 


  # fox news    # sexism    # GOP    # feminism    # wow I can't even    # fuck you guys  

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wretchedoftheearth:

aboutmaleprivilege:

Male privilege is being able to tell a woman any number of lies just to get her into bed without being called out for it, and even having your friends ‘back you up’.

I was at a bar with workmates and I saw a guy I knew through a mutual friend chatting up a girl, telling her that he was just back from Iraq, to try and impress her. His friends were glorifying his ‘combat achievements’. Knowing he’d never been anywhere close to a warzone I walked up beside him, asked how his job at the recycling plant was going and totally de-railed his attempt to manipulate the poor girl.

If a woman told the same lies to get a man into her bed she’d be called crazy and desperate and she’d be completely villainized.

SERIOUSLY, this.

My male friends even get mad at me for using a fake name and fake major when I go out for my own safety (so I can’t be creeped on, because I have many times) and say it’s crazy or manipulative…but I’ve caught a few of them lying on okcupid, at parties, on facebook, etc….just to be more appealing to a woman.


  # sexism    # male privilege  

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When "Nice Guys" Aren't: The Sexism of the 'Friend Zone'*  

stfusexists:

wordsaremerescratchesofemotion:

I read this and I am offended. As a guy, who is 99% of the time nice (we are all jerks sometimes, admit it) I feel like the writer of this article is on the complete opposite side of the line to what she is describing. She isn’t in the middle (Which is the truth/reality/right thing) where she’s been a guy in these situations, been the nice guy (Not nice guyTM) and still been shunded for being “too nice” (I’ve been told before that I’m “too good” for a girl more than once). Luckily these girls have all been wrong for me, but it still annoys me that d*cks play these tricks and get away with them, girls b*tch about these things and I’m stuck in the middle. Trying to find the right girl but still not fulfilling my desires (However temporary or needy they may be, we all have them) and nobody I know understands it. I  wasn’t looking for sex, I was looking for love. Maybe I had my head filed with silly ideas from tv shows and films, too naive to understand the reality but I will make my voice heard. Because all over the world, there are genuinely nice guys my age who are shunned for being that, too nice.

Rant over for now. If you would like to discuss this issue, please inbox me. I’m open to all and willing to advise in anyway I can. Even if you want to get something off your chest, to make you feel better.

Yes, everyone should cater to your feels because you’ve been rejected by girls who were all wrong for you cuz you were ‘too nice’. Maybe NICE GUY OMFG I”M SO NICE WHERE”S MY FREE VAGINA WTF should stop doing that and grow a personality and be interesting instead of ‘nice’ cuz being ‘nice’ and false in your pursuit of human sexual interaction with women when we live in a society where they are constantly told to cater to you, treating them like invalids and children and items to be used and owned instead of like people, that might be a problem. The problem is not with women, it’s with you and your behavior so until you rectify that, maybe you should get some professional help. Save up some money and buy a date with an escort who’s willing to take your bullshit, guy who is too ‘nice’ to say dick and bitch. Wow, get over yourself.


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kinkyturtle:

face-down-asgard-up:

However you feel about Anne, bravo to her for this take down.

Watch interviews with her and with ScarJo about their comic book films. Watch how they always get questions about their bodies and clothing and diets and blah blah blah fucking blah. Watch as the male cast members do not get the same treatment.

Because apparently all we care about when it comes to actresses are their bodies and not, ya know, their acting.

I’m a big fan of actresses answering stupidly sexist questions in scathing, calling-out-that-bullshit ways. Keep it up, y’all. 


  # sexism  

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“Instead of clamoring for equality in terms of equal wages and reproductive rights, you should’ve been making it more common for women to ask ME out!” 


The reason women don’t ask you out is because of this post. They see the stupid words in your face and run screaming in the opposite direction.

thatisnotfeminism:

“Instead of clamoring for equality in terms of equal wages and reproductive rights, you should’ve been making it more common for women to ask ME out!” 

The reason women don’t ask you out is because of this post. They see the stupid words in your face and run screaming in the opposite direction.


  # feminism    # that is NOT feminism    # sexism