July 22, 2014 4:39 pm
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Today, women make up half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong. And in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. Women deserve equal pay for equal work.

She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or a sick parent without running into hardship. And you know what? A father does too. It is time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode.

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PRESIDENT OBAMA, during the State of the Union.

Yep.

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4:34 pm
Also hear these things in Wellington

Also hear these things in Wellington

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4:32 pm

lace-me-tighter:

Royal Black's Glorious Empire corset collection: The Empress and The Crown Princess.

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4:27 pm
"There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."

Somerset Maugham (via ellenkushner)

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4:24 pm

Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)
engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)

engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

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4:15 pm

kaidaned:

bioware: a summary

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4:14 pm 4:13 pm
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We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

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No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

The whole article sadly hits very close to home.

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4:12 pm 7:12 am

cheese3d:

i think i can accurately say that i can crush a man’s head with my thighs

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