Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
Song about artists like Justin Bieber who appeal to young girls. [x]
"Oh girl, I hope you don’t think that I’m rude, when I tell you that I love you, boo. I also hope that you don’t see through this cleverly constructed ruse, designed by a marketing team cashing in on puberty and low self esteem, and girls’ desperate need to feel loved."
reasons why jim beaver is a+
Because women are weak and completely helpless right? fuck this post yo
Sorry this is about a man realizing that we live in a rape culture and instead of whining that us stoppid wimins just need to protect ourselves or not be so scared or whatever he’s changing HIS behavior to be less threatening and less intimidating.
Reblogging for the commentary.
have you noticed that when someone goes ‘i was bitten by a dog once and now I’m kinda wary around them’ most people are like ‘aw, I understand’ but if a woman says she’s been raped/abused by men in the past and is now scared of them she gets told she’s paranoid and needs to get over it?
I noticed that.
have you noticed that when a dog bites a person, it gets put down
Legislation under consideration in Massachusetts that would extend workplace rights to domestic workers is desperately needed, writes Kate Zen.
… Only 8 percent of the 67,000 domestic workers in the state of Massachusetts currently have written contracts with their employers. The vast majority work informally under verbal agreements.
As a result, domestic workers are particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. About one-fifth of housekeepers, and one-third of nannies and caregivers make less than the minimum wage. Fifty percent of workers who live with their employers say that they are not allowed to have any breaks, and 25 percent say that they can’t even have uninterrupted sleep. About 20 percent have experienced verbal abuse and threats by their employers, but there is no formal way to report or file for these abuses under state labor laws.
The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights would give housekeepers, nannies and caregivers the right to file complaints of abuse or harassment; protection from camera surveillance in their private living spaces; and protection from illegal charges for food or lodging, or threats of eviction without notice. It would also give these workers 24 hours off per seven-day calendar week, the right to meal and rest breaks, parental leave, sick time and notification of termination or severance pay.
What you can do
Sign an online petition to support the work of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and push for Massachusetts to pass the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights. For information, contact the National Domestic Workers Alliance.