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OH YOU FANCY HUH? And other things we (don’t) need

31 Mar

Hello, all you fancy people! Are you ready for some fanciness? Are you ready to see some things we desperately need, because we like to be fancy, whatever that means?

I don’t think you’re ready. In fact, first I have to say that some of you shouldn’t even be here. If you’ve already thought: CONSUMERISM SUCKS! I need you to walk away. I need you to click the x on the box and just go read some other bullshit. Because you don’t belong here. You don’t understand.

OK, now that -those- people have left, we can get down to the fancy things. Continue reading

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Wanna read some bullshit?

30 Mar

Why not! It’s Wednesday! It’s Hump Day! Let’s read some bullshit:

The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It’s just easier this way for everyone. You don’t argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn’t eat candy for dinner. You don’t punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don’t argue when a women tells you she’s only making 80 cents to your dollar. It’s the path of least resistance. You save your energy for more important battles. -Scott Adams

This bullshit was brought to you by Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert (yes, that funny office comic. We have to give him that.), and this post was brought to you by Rachel, who does not find any of this bullshit funny.

Disclaimers Suck. (and so does taking diversity for granted)

30 Mar

To me, using a disclaimer is as good as saying no offense. Saying ‘no offense’ at the beginning of a statement is as useless as white bread because typically, you end up offending someone. I’ve said all that to say, Continue reading

On Hump Day, Come Out for Health

30 Mar

Oh hey, it’s Hump Day! It’s my fourth favorite day of the week (after Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.) But really, Wednesdays are great.  And this particular Wednesday  lands us smack dab in the middle of LGBT Health Awareness Week!

“This year’s campaign is a chance for all of us to learn more about how we, as a community, support the health and wellbeing of ourselves and our   families, friends and neighbors. The National Coalition for LGBT Health calls on policy makers and healthcare providers to address to needs of LGBT individuals and families not only this week, but everyweek,” says Hutson W. Inniss, Executive Director of the National Coalition for LGBT  Health, who organizes the annual week of action and education.

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Ladies get paid less

29 Mar


This morning, activists demonstrated outside the U.S. Supreme Court as Betty Dukes (pictured) and other women of Wal-mart had their day in court. Dukes and the other plaintiffs claim they worked hard for their money, yet were passed over by management for promotions because they were ladies. [Ed. note: boooooo]

The high court will decide if the discrimination case against Wal-Mart can move forward as a class action suit sometime this summer. In the meantime, these ladies are still waiting.

Check out the commotion:

 

Photo of Betty Dukes from CTV.

When the world gives you lemons, go gardening

29 Mar

So, this week has been stupid.  There’s my job (waitressing full time until all hours of the night- sometimes until 6 am. Lolol), my house (sink and tub both clogged, no electricity in my living room, and yesterday, my fucking kitchen sink fell apart! Again LOL), the media (Chris Brown on yet another violent rampage and people still defending him even though he is a talentless, pigheaded, whiny piece-of-shit jerk), the news (we’re at war? Somewhere we don’t fucking belong AGAIN. Awesome), and a plethora of articles telling me that I, as someone who proudly identifies as a feminist and one of the 84 million white women between ages 15 and 64 living in this country, am a minority-hating bigot. Continue reading

A shitty reminder of why we’re feminists

29 Mar

If you haven’t seen it yet, the New York Times has published a follow-up article on the Texas gang-rape story. We posted shortly after the story broke and will be writing our own follow-up soon, after we’ve talked through our reactions—emotional, logical, practical.  Until then, we’d like to share one of our writer’s initial thoughts….  Continue reading

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