internetexplorers:

England and Canada love to use America as their scapegoat to hide all the terrible racism happening in their countries

(via scarlet-witched)

harukami:

pyrositshere:

internetgoose:

I’m gonna depress the hell out of all of you. ready? ok go

so, that “stop devaluing feminized work post”

nice idea and all

but the thing is, as soon as a decent number of women enter any field, it becomes “feminized,” and it becomes devalued.

as women enter a field in greater number, people become less willing to pay for it, the respect for it drops, and it’s seen as less of a big deal. it’s not about the job- it’s about the number of women in the job.

observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field. so has happened with scores of other areas; nursing comes to mind

so the thing is, it’s not the work or the job that has to be uplifted and seen as more respectable. it will never work out, until people start seeing women as respectable

but there’s a doozy and who the fuck knows if it’s ever happening in my life time

"observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field."

Personal anecdote time!  I’m in a biology graduate program.  An acquaintance wanted to introduce some guy to me because his son was thinking about becoming an undergrad science major.  When he found out I was in the biology department, he grinned and said, “Well, I guess that’s kind of related to science.”

I gave him what I hope was an icy look and said, “Isn’t it strange how men outside the field started saying that right around the time biology majors shifted from mostly male to mostly female?”

The guy got this look on his face like he was about to play the “just a joke” card, and then an older woman who had been standing nearby, talking to someone else, turned to me and said, “The same thing happened with real estate.”  She went on to explain that, over the course of the career, the male-to-female ratio among real estate agents had dropped, and the pay and “prestige factor” of that job dropped along with it.

It goes the other way as well, as I recall — not in a good way, though. When typing and was ‘just secretarial’, it was considered unmanly to know how to use a typewriter. When computers became a thing, the majority of software engineers were female — because it was ‘women’s work’. However, once computers became the new status symbol to have, suddenly the ability to use a computer was masculinzed. Computers were a ‘man thing’, typing, software development, and computer use were valued highly and pay drastically increased, and women were ‘discouraged’ (ie, it’s a “men’s job”, pushed out of the field) from specializing in computers. Today, most people don’t even know about this shift.

Related to the OP but tied back into technology and status symbols: Google co-founder says Smartphones are ‘emasculating’, and Google Glass is the manly thing to have.

you-fucking-idiots:

sparklingcleanlies:

you-fucking-idiots:

sidicus-the-frustrated:

Do feminists realize that a simple Google search debunks most of their arguments or…?

Don’t be a moron. The Google algorithm is predictive. Based on what it knows about your prejudices and expectations (and it knows a lot more than you think), Google provides you with what it thinks you’re looking for.

That means it will probably buttress your politic and sociocultural beliefs unless you’re specifically looking to be critical of said beliefs.

 If you’re anti-feminist, you’re more likely to get search results that are critical of feminism (and vice versa).

I’m pretty sure they meant why don’t feminists Google the opposing views of certain topics. Like, why don’t they Google “wage gap doesn’t exist” and read about why people say it doesn’t. I Googled “feminism” on a couple different browsers (one which I rarely use Google on), and both pages were the same.

I suppose then the question as to why anti-feminists don’t do the same just LEAPS to mind.

If you want to do education work, cite your sources. Basic.

fastestcatalive:

mayallyourbaconburnn:

Scotland is gonna go down in history as the only country stupid enough to reject independence.

Alll because no voters love tories, nuclear weapons, poverty, private healthcare and the bedroom tax

GG 

Has everyone forgotten Quebec?

Yes. Everyone has forgotten Quebec. As they should.

shslscubadiver:

Gotta raise up that Gay-Point-Average

shslscubadiver:

Gotta raise up that Gay-Point-Average

(via feministjewishfangirl)

soft-shoulder:

Honestly pretty proud of these:) (#mugaward, #frenchpresspin, #werunsbuxsf , #barista, #coffeemaster , #what.). (at Starbucks Third & Market)

YOU GOT THE BLACK APRON, CONGRATS

soft-shoulder:

Honestly pretty proud of these:) (#mugaward, #frenchpresspin, #werunsbuxsf , #barista, #coffeemaster , #what.). (at Starbucks Third & Market)

YOU GOT THE BLACK APRON, CONGRATS

colourlssgreenideas:

riots are breaking out in glasgow right now, scottish flags are being burned, people are making nazi salutes, there is racism and sectarianism and god knows what else, there are supposed stabbings, people are being beaten up purely for voting Yes, but the bbc has decided that a news story more worthy of being reported is the first iphone 6 owner dropping his new phone. the anti-scottish bias from the bbc is reaching new levels of absurdity

(via fastestcatalive)

snakeandapples:

lambalad:

everyone-is-overwhelmed:

allonsy-sherlock:

allamericanpotato:

meetmeintherainforest:

zodiacsociety:

The first word you see is your other-half’s zodiac sign!It’s the one you are subconsciously attracted to the most.Which zodiac sign did you see first?

Cancer

Capricorn

Aries


Sagittarius

Capricorn…. Wow…  PEN

Qusng.

snakeandapples:

lambalad:

everyone-is-overwhelmed:

allonsy-sherlock:

allamericanpotato:

meetmeintherainforest:

zodiacsociety:

The first word you see is your other-half’s zodiac sign!
It’s the one you are subconsciously attracted to the most.
Which zodiac sign did you see first?

Cancer

Capricorn

Aries

Sagittarius

Capricorn…. Wow…  PEN

Qusng.

#It's a sign from HELL

PSA: REGARDING “FUCKBOY”

the-goddamazon:

worstpal:

sufferingsappho:

lavenderpanda:

dykeamethyst:

gnastywerewoof:

im real sick of seeing fuckboy everywhere. Like it makes me sick to my stomach. ive made several posts about it and they didn’t get reblogged or noticed in any way so lets try this again:

"fuckboy" is a slur for a trans male. It’s disgusting and to me is as derogatory as any other prominent transgender slur (EX:tranny, dickgirl, etc). It strips down a transgender male to their parts basically as if they were some sexual object.

please stop using this term or at least fucking TAG it because its really upsetting me and im sure it’s upsetting a lot of trans males too.

lmao holy shit

 jfc lol

The term fuckboy is a slang term that originated in black communities to describe any men who are rude, basic, trifling, or in any way fucked up. It has never been trans specific, but if you are seeing it applied to a lot of trans men, there might be a reason for that.

Now please, stop embarrassing yourself.

I CAN’T BREATHE HOW IS THIS REAL LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO

Wow. I’m just…my dash is in rare form today.

It’s possible that the term evolved or is used in multiple settings and in one setting it’s used as a transphobic slur?

OTOH, maybe they’re just confusing or conflating it with c*ntboy, which IS a derogatory term for trans men.

Edit: “but if you are seeing it applied to a lot of trans men, there might be a reason for that” is really callous and pretty transphobic on its own. Thanks for implying that if a group of oppressed people are being consistently insulted, they must have done something to deserve it.

(via fyeahlilbit3point0)

you-fucking-idiots:

sidicus-the-frustrated:

Do feminists realize that a simple Google search debunks most of their arguments or…?

Don’t be a moron. The Google algorithm is predictive. Based on what it knows about your prejudices and expectations (and it knows a lot more than you think), Google provides you with what it thinks you’re looking for.

That means it will probably buttress your politic and sociocultural beliefs unless you’re specifically looking to be critical of said beliefs.

 If you’re anti-feminist, you’re more likely to get search results that are critical of feminism (and vice versa).