Chuck is over it #dogs #dogsofinstagram
View upon waking. #dogs #dogsofinstagram #stealthyzilla
On Princeton’s ‘Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege’ -
While Fortgang is not responsible for white male dominance in society, he should at least recognize that this social hierarchy is not a mere coincidence, nor is it a testament to the power of hard work. Such a micro-level explanation, when applied to our country’s current state, would imply that white males have by and large outworked most women and minorities in the many fields in which they dominate.
The reality is as follows: White men are the only ones who have been afforded political and social rights since the founding of this country. In a sense, this constitutes a head start, or a privilege. Women and minorities, on the other hand, have had to fight for equal status. Moreover, that fight still rages today. Women earn only 77% of what men are paid, and it’s worse for women of color. There’s also unconscious bias, which undoubtedly affects behavior, but is more difficult to address due to its subtlety. For instance, a recent report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton business school found that white males are more likely to receive a response from professors than minorities and women report. If Fortgang can’t accept that his gender and race are beneficial to him, then he should at least concede that they are not a hindrance, which is more than can be said for women and minorities.
True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”
My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part. —
- Lucy, When Worlds Collide: Fandom and Male Privilege. (via subconciousevolution)
Also in a mixed-gender group, when women talk 25% of the time or less, it’s seen as being equally balanced. If women talk between 25% and 50% of the time, they are seen as “dominating the conversation.” One of the most mind-bending statistics I ever read in college.
(Source: seaofbadstories, via sorayachemaly)
Just what I needed to compliment my heads on plates collection
Done and done. #gostl #halfmarathon #running #ouch
Time for the half marathon… #gostl #running
Wealthy Child Rapist Robert H. Richards Avoided Jail After Guilty Plea -
So… because ‘sex offenders are the lowest of the low in prison’ they shouldn’t be sent to prison? Especially if the rapist is ‘a rich, white boy who was a wuss and a child perv.’? who RAPED HIS THREE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER?
Yeah. That makes sense. Good, creative solution, that. I mean, don’t take away his fortune by fining him out the wazzoo. Don’t find a suitable prison, or anything. Don’t make him pay to build a suitable prison, filled with his peers - sex offenders and wussy child pervs. Better to just sigh, say ‘stop your misbehaving, pretty please’, and let him go.
It’s refreshing to see that there’s no class issue in this country. And that rape is finally being taken seriously.
(via 26 Reasons To Appreciate The Hidden Gem Of St. Louis)