Goddess of my Own Purple Universe

Work gave me a door key! They like me, they really like me!

solarmetronome:


shaunadarling:

solarmetronome:

Based on this (x). Conclusion: they’re still fuckers. 

Or maybe daddy works all week to provide us money for food and clothes

Because daddy’s labour is arbitrarily placed at a higher value and the work he does all week is no more important or legitimate than domestic labour. The capital value of the same relative labour is dependent on the gender of the person its performed by, and the capital values of different, specific kinds of labour, are dependent on the gender of the person who usually performs them in a society. The work easily available to women is priced cheap or free, and the work women have to struggle harder to get is still worth less capital than that same work when performed by men. 
In short, daddy gets to choose what he gets to work on, and the job he gets to choose can easily generate more than enough money to feed and shelter more than one person.  In this scenario, women still have to do work, but are often forced to depend on others to support them, let alone able to consider supporting others with their labour. 
In some cases, men might actually prefer their wives to do even less in terms of domestic labour, because it will be a symbol of conspicuous leisure, which is the mark of status. Women doing no work at all only happens if daddy has so much money and power that he wants to show it to people by how he can support a family with even less work on their part. 
A society directing women to be dependent on men, who like their women that way, is definitively a patriarchy, and the division of labour between men and women continues to reinforce gender inequality even today. 
Hopefully you can see more of the repercussions of EXACTLY WHAT WAS IMPLIED IN THE ORIGINAL POST now. 

Or in simpler words - ‘How come Daddy never cooks or cleans?’ ‘Because even when Daddy and Mommy are equally educated and skilled, Daddy will get paid more for his work, because people think Mommies are *supposed* to do the cooking and cleaning and childcare and so won’t be as good at working outside the home. And that’s *all kinds* of bullshit.’

Also you’d might Google ‘feminism second shift’ and read about how on average, even in families where both parents work similar hours outside the home, mothers *still* end up doing more of the chores & childcare. 

On average means that for every example you have of ‘But I know these ppl & the different gender parents totally do exactly the same amount of household work&childcare!’, there’s other different gender couples where the women are doing *even more*. If you read the ‘data’ section of the studies on the topic, you’ll find things like (totally making these numbers up for the sake of example) ‘In 10% of reporting couples where both spouses worked, the man was the primary homemaker. 30% of couple reported equal time spent by both partners on household chores and childcare. 60% reported the woman being the primary homemaker.’

solarmetronome:

shaunadarling:

solarmetronome:

Based on this (x). Conclusion: they’re still fuckers. 

Or maybe daddy works all week to provide us money for food and clothes

Because daddy’s labour is arbitrarily placed at a higher value and the work he does all week is no more important or legitimate than domestic labour. The capital value of the same relative labour is dependent on the gender of the person its performed by, and the capital values of different, specific kinds of labour, are dependent on the gender of the person who usually performs them in a society. The work easily available to women is priced cheap or free, and the work women have to struggle harder to get is still worth less capital than that same work when performed by men. 

In short, daddy gets to choose what he gets to work on, and the job he gets to choose can easily generate more than enough money to feed and shelter more than one person.  In this scenario, women still have to do work, but are often forced to depend on others to support them, let alone able to consider supporting others with their labour. 

In some cases, men might actually prefer their wives to do even less in terms of domestic labour, because it will be a symbol of conspicuous leisure, which is the mark of status. Women doing no work at all only happens if daddy has so much money and power that he wants to show it to people by how he can support a family with even less work on their part.

A society directing women to be dependent on men, who like their women that way, is definitively a patriarchy, and the division of labour between men and women continues to reinforce gender inequality even today. 

Hopefully you can see more of the repercussions of EXACTLY WHAT WAS IMPLIED IN THE ORIGINAL POST now. 

Or in simpler words - ‘How come Daddy never cooks or cleans?’ ‘Because even when Daddy and Mommy are equally educated and skilled, Daddy will get paid more for his work, because people think Mommies are *supposed* to do the cooking and cleaning and childcare and so won’t be as good at working outside the home. And that’s *all kinds* of bullshit.’

Also you’d might Google ‘feminism second shift’ and read about how on average, even in families where both parents work similar hours outside the home, mothers *still* end up doing more of the chores & childcare.

On average means that for every example you have of ‘But I know these ppl & the different gender parents totally do exactly the same amount of household work&childcare!’, there’s other different gender couples where the women are doing *even more*. If you read the ‘data’ section of the studies on the topic, you’ll find things like (totally making these numbers up for the sake of example) ‘In 10% of reporting couples where both spouses worked, the man was the primary homemaker. 30% of couple reported equal time spent by both partners on household chores and childcare. 60% reported the woman being the primary homemaker.’

seekingwillow:

creepsandbigots:

I hate it when people act like anger invalidates a cause, because when it comes down to it the privileged are the only ones who can afford to remain calm. 

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When the privileged are angry they’re; passionate, invested, patriotic, of spirit and righteous.

When the oppressed are angry they’re; savage, incapable of rationality, primitive, beastial, juvenile and violent.

Tone policing ain’t nothing but shifting goal posts towards dehumanization.

White feminists:

alicetheowl:

magpiedminx:

quietbang:

split-the-coast:

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.

Intersectionality matters.

I will keep reblogging this to point out that disabled people, including men, make 22 cents on the dollar. Mostly because it is legal to pay us below minimum wage, but whatevs.

How is it legal to pay the disabled less?? (I’m not saying it isn’t, I’m asking it works that you can pay a disabled person less than the able bodied.)

I sense I’m about to be very glad (yet again) that I’m Canadian.

There are things called “workshops,” where people with disabilities are paid piecemeal, based on production. So if an average worker making $8/hour can produce 100 widgets an hour, those widgets are worth 8 cents apiece, and the workshop pays a person with a disability that rate. Most people with disabilities in a workshop make around $2/hour.

They’re being phased out, at least in NY state, but they were THE alternative to day programs, for a while. These days, we lean toward the community inclusion model, including competitive employment.

sebastienmillon:

Lazy Cat Dragon Sketch

sebastienmillon:

Lazy Cat Dragon Sketch

alicetheowl:

cracked:

I was at a bar with friends when I first caught a whiff of the impending shitstorm. We were having birthday drinks when someone reached out to tell me that my ex had written a screed about our relationship that had been posted to a forum I belong to. Slowly, horrifically, we discovered that he had posted it to several other popular forums (that had immediately nuked it) and created a Wordpress blog that was literally nothing but his 10,000-word rant about our failed relationship. Shortly after that, we found Wikipedia edits on my page that had altered my date of death to coincide with planned public appearances (or, in one case, simply “soon”).
“5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person” by Zoe Quinn


Depending on your perspective, the comments are either hilarious or horrifying. Lots and lots of whining manbabies so pissed off that Cracked gave Zoe Quinn a platform to speak on that they raced to the comments without reading the article. And lots and lots and lots of repetitions of the lies that sparked this thing in the first place.

alicetheowl:

cracked:

I was at a bar with friends when I first caught a whiff of the impending shitstorm. We were having birthday drinks when someone reached out to tell me that my ex had written a screed about our relationship that had been posted to a forum I belong to. Slowly, horrifically, we discovered that he had posted it to several other popular forums (that had immediately nuked it) and created a Wordpress blog that was literally nothing but his 10,000-word rant about our failed relationship. Shortly after that, we found Wikipedia edits on my page that had altered my date of death to coincide with planned public appearances (or, in one case, simply “soon”).

“5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person” by Zoe Quinn

Depending on your perspective, the comments are either hilarious or horrifying. Lots and lots of whining manbabies so pissed off that Cracked gave Zoe Quinn a platform to speak on that they raced to the comments without reading the article. And lots and lots and lots of repetitions of the lies that sparked this thing in the first place.

ambelies:

skyliting:

that’s not a but to anybody but a homophobe.

I am bi, so I am pretty open to everyone.

I don’t think it’s right to say *only* a homophobe would say no. Anyone who is entirely hetero, and can’t conceive of either that changing or a True Love that doesn’t involve sexual activity would say no. And it’s not cos they hate same gender relationships, it’s because they know or think they know that a same gender romantic relationship would not work for them.

skyliting:

rainymeadows:

somethingpointy:

Vampire doctors that can smell if you have a blood disease.

Werewolf therapy animals for sick kids.

Nature sprite and nymph nurses that always make sure people have pretty flowers to brighten up their white rooms.

Fauns that go around and sing and dance for patients so that they smile.

Nice monster hospitals would be amazing

Someone write a book about this.

I have a project I could work this into if @somethingpointy doesn’t mind. 

skyliting:

kickassfanfic:

blue-author:

moniquill:

unbloss:

lepetitchatblanc:


best thing I’ve ever read

NEVER FORGET

holy shit

ok it’s a cute story but WHERE AND HOW DO WE PUT THE GLASS DOWN?

Yeah, I was nodding along to this, thinking it was a brilliant metaphor about how the things that seem little and inconsequential when we see them in a moment of someone else’s life might actually be the thing that’s killing them… then I got to the end.

Perhaps it would have been better to say “this is why it’s helpful to have a support network - people who you trust to hold the glass for you.”

Or people you trust to help you loosen your fingers enough so they can take the glass for a minute. (Or sip out of it to ease the weight). 

Or who distract you so you set the glass down for a minute and forget to pick it back up while they’re there.

skyliting:

kickassfanfic:

blue-author:

moniquill:

unbloss:

lepetitchatblanc:

best thing I’ve ever read

NEVER FORGET

holy shit

ok it’s a cute story but WHERE AND HOW DO WE PUT THE GLASS DOWN?

Yeah, I was nodding along to this, thinking it was a brilliant metaphor about how the things that seem little and inconsequential when we see them in a moment of someone else’s life might actually be the thing that’s killing them… then I got to the end.

Perhaps it would have been better to say “this is why it’s helpful to have a support network - people who you trust to hold the glass for you.”

Or people you trust to help you loosen your fingers enough so they can take the glass for a minute. (Or sip out of it to ease the weight). 

Or who distract you so you set the glass down for a minute and forget to pick it back up while they’re there.

fitzefitcher:

daggerpen:

monicalewinsky1996:

Trigger warning: Breakfast

Holy shit.

reasons why we don’t make fun of seemingly odd triggers

jessehimself:

killsave:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Police shoot teenage special-needs girl within 20 seconds of arriving to ‘help’

On June 3rd, 2014, the Serrano family was having difficulty with a young female family member who suffers from a mental illness and depression. Yanira Serrano-Garcia, 18, had apparently gone off of her medication and became agitated and hard to control.
“[Yanira] wanted to be normal. She wanted to stop taking her medication, and I get it. Sometimes when my feet hurt I just want to be normal. I don’t want to take pills. I get her…all we want is justice,” said a friend of Yanira’s during a community march. 
“Sadly, they mistook her for something she didn’t do, and a cop decided to get his gun out when he could have gotten out his taser, his pepper spray,” she said.
“She has special needs and we just want answers,” said Yanira’s brother, Tiny Serrano. “Who are we supposed to call now when we need help when who is supposed to help us is killing our kids?”


I feel like I reblog this kind of stuff every single day… Same story, different names. And police always use the same fucking excuses because they’re trained in how to loophole the law. 

girl with butter knife in public vs. trained police officer

jessehimself:

killsave:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Police shoot teenage special-needs girl within 20 seconds of arriving to ‘help’

On June 3rd, 2014, the Serrano family was having difficulty with a young female family member who suffers from a mental illness and depression. Yanira Serrano-Garcia, 18, had apparently gone off of her medication and became agitated and hard to control.

“[Yanira] wanted to be normal. She wanted to stop taking her medication, and I get it. Sometimes when my feet hurt I just want to be normal. I don’t want to take pills. I get her…all we want is justice,” said a friend of Yanira’s during a community march. 

“Sadly, they mistook her for something she didn’t do, and a cop decided to get his gun out when he could have gotten out his taser, his pepper spray,” she said.

“She has special needs and we just want answers,” said Yanira’s brother, Tiny Serrano. “Who are we supposed to call now when we need help when who is supposed to help us is killing our kids?”

I feel like I reblog this kind of stuff every single day… Same story, different names. And police always use the same fucking excuses because they’re trained in how to loophole the law. 

girl with butter knife in public vs. trained police officer

The Boxtrolls is transmisogynist

phoenixhobbit:

So I went to see The Boxtrolls today having been very excited about all of the publicity, the general theme of the film, and all of the posters I saw of what appeared to be same gender families.

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I left the cinema in tears because of it. It’s very transmisogynist. I do not advise anyone, especially trans women, to see this film. I’ll explain why below.

TW FOR THE CONTENT BELOW. It contains spoilers and descriptions of transmisogyny.

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senoralovegood:

youarehereiamit:

babybutta:

allahyil3analsohyouniyeh:

Omg look at petas response Holy shit what the fuck burn them omg

What the fuuuuuckkkkk.

PETA belongs in a trash can. 
Here is a website where you can order quinoa that is sustainably grown in Canada without ripping resources away from others: http://www.quinoa.com

Look a solution!!!

senoralovegood:

youarehereiamit:

babybutta:

allahyil3analsohyouniyeh:

Omg look at petas response
Holy shit what the fuck burn them omg

What the fuuuuuckkkkk.

PETA belongs in a trash can. 

Here is a website where you can order quinoa that is sustainably grown in Canada without ripping resources away from others: http://www.quinoa.com

Look a solution!!!

tamorapierce:

nevillellongbottom:

So apparently feminism is a hate movement. I’m sorry I don’t remember any feminists going on any shooting sprees because they were rejected by men or sending death and rape threats to blogger who pointed out sexism in video games.

Isn’t that strange?  I don’t recall any of that, either.  Maybe feminists are so paralyzed with hate they can’t do anything.

I honestly don’t see an issue here.
Straight White Male Proverb (via feminishblog)