motivatingmyself

I am in my late twenties, juggling full time work and evening classes while trying to eat healthy, exercise and save money so one day I can study in Vienna...
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feministingforchange:

misandry-mermaid:

girlinfourcolors:

moniquill:

marxistfeministsport:

george-blagden-though:

equalaccountability:

mansplainedmarxist:

When I say something that should not be controversial 

Why aren’t 50% of coal miners women? Why not 50% of janitors or pest control workers? Don’t forget front line military!Likewise, why aren’t men 50% of college enrollment and 50% of teachers?
We should eliminate the stupid “personal choice” thing because forcing people into certain professions is way more fun.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT FORCING PEOPLE INTO PROFESSIONSTHIS IS ABOUT WOMEN GOING INTO SCIENCE BEING DISCOURAGEDTHIS IS ABOUT WOMEN BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST

FIRST, WHAT GBT SAID.^
SECOND…
FUNNY YOU SHOULD MENTION WOMEN COAL MINERS.  BECAUSE I STUDY THEM.  AND GUESS WHAT?
Women had to fight court cases to be allowed into coal mines as workers.  Once a few women paved the way, thousands of women followed in short suit because on average, their incomes increased 500% over working as domestic workers, doing textile piecework and waitressing.  Some saw their income jump 1000%.  
Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find women have been mining coal for centuries.  They were pushed out in the Victorian period because the mansplainers of the day could tolerate women wielding such a phallic object as a shovel underground with male workers present.  And wearing pants!  Still, women disguised themselves as men to work in the mines.
Oh, and World War II.  Where did all the coal come from then?  Oh, that’s right.  Women.  Women who were expected to stand aside and let the men take their jobs when the war was over and were denied benefits when they later developed black lung.

Also, can we just talk about how absurd it is to say that women don’t make up 50% of ‘janitors’?Gee, I wonder if that’s because when a woman is hired to be the primary cleaner and caretaker of a property, it gets called ‘housekeeping’ or ‘maidservice’ and pays less than the EXACT SAME JOB, which if done by a man is given the title ‘janitor’?

Why aren’t men 50% of college enrollment? Because men aren’t 50% of college applications. No one’s exactly sure why, but the prevailing guess? Because it’s easier for men to get a professional job without a degree. Which means it’s easier for men to earn a living wage without going into debt. Which increases the already existent wealth gap, already exacerbated by the income gap.
(And if you’ll allow me to get all snarkily gender essentialist for a moment, maybe you boys just can’t cut it in higher ed. Even those of you getting into colleges are dropping out at rates WAY higher than women. They were probably just there looking for a wife to provide for them, though, am I right? Ah, get back in the toolshed, don’t worry your silly little heads about it.)

Oh my god I want to fucking marry this entire post.

Dear. GOD. This is fantastic <3

feministingforchange:

misandry-mermaid:

girlinfourcolors:

moniquill:

marxistfeministsport:

george-blagden-though:

equalaccountability:

mansplainedmarxist:

When I say something that should not be controversial 

Why aren’t 50% of coal miners women? Why not 50% of janitors or pest control workers? Don’t forget front line military!
Likewise, why aren’t men 50% of college enrollment and 50% of teachers?

We should eliminate the stupid “personal choice” thing because forcing people into certain professions is way more fun.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT FORCING PEOPLE INTO PROFESSIONS
THIS IS ABOUT WOMEN GOING INTO SCIENCE BEING DISCOURAGED
THIS IS ABOUT WOMEN BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST

FIRST, WHAT GBT SAID.^

SECOND…

FUNNY YOU SHOULD MENTION WOMEN COAL MINERS.  BECAUSE I STUDY THEM.  AND GUESS WHAT?

Women had to fight court cases to be allowed into coal mines as workers.  Once a few women paved the way, thousands of women followed in short suit because on average, their incomes increased 500% over working as domestic workers, doing textile piecework and waitressing.  Some saw their income jump 1000%.  

Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find women have been mining coal for centuries.  They were pushed out in the Victorian period because the mansplainers of the day could tolerate women wielding such a phallic object as a shovel underground with male workers present.  And wearing pants!  Still, women disguised themselves as men to work in the mines.

Oh, and World War II.  Where did all the coal come from then?  Oh, that’s right.  Women.  Women who were expected to stand aside and let the men take their jobs when the war was over and were denied benefits when they later developed black lung.

Also, can we just talk about how absurd it is to say that women don’t make up 50% of ‘janitors’?
Gee, I wonder if that’s because when a woman is hired to be the primary cleaner and caretaker of a property, it gets called ‘housekeeping’ or ‘maidservice’ and pays less than the EXACT SAME JOB, which if done by a man is given the title ‘janitor’?

Why aren’t men 50% of college enrollment? Because men aren’t 50% of college applications. No one’s exactly sure why, but the prevailing guess? Because it’s easier for men to get a professional job without a degree. Which means it’s easier for men to earn a living wage without going into debt. Which increases the already existent wealth gap, already exacerbated by the income gap.

(And if you’ll allow me to get all snarkily gender essentialist for a moment, maybe you boys just can’t cut it in higher ed. Even those of you getting into colleges are dropping out at rates WAY higher than women. They were probably just there looking for a wife to provide for them, though, am I right? Ah, get back in the toolshed, don’t worry your silly little heads about it.)

Oh my god I want to fucking marry this entire post.

Dear. GOD. This is fantastic <3

(via ameliacgormley)

tropicalfruitbabe:

*doesn’t check bank account*
*pretends everything is fine*

(via communionnimrod)

bakerstreetletters:

Baker Street Letters’ Follower Appreciation Giveaway!

We’ve once again reached a not-insignificant number of followers and we’d like to give you guys a chance to win some cool stuff as a way to say thank you!

There will be three prize sets, as follows:

Set 1:

  • Official BBC Deerstalker Hat and Satchel
  • BFF Bracelets - “You’re the Sherlock to my Watson” / “You’re the Watson to my Sherlock”
  • Pair of Sherlock & John Silhouette Prints
  • Sherlock Tote by ireallyshouldbedrawing
  • Sherlock Mug by nautilusl2

Set 2:

  • Baker Street Letters Hoodie
  • "Ex Scientia Veritas" (From Knowledge, Truth) T-Shirt
  • Sherlock Wall Skull T-Shirt

Set 3:

  • "My Heart is Ink & Paper" Tote
  • Ms. Aether's Sherlock Button Pack
  • "Two Hundred and Twenty-One Bees" Tote

RULES:

  • You must be following the blog, BakerStreetLetters.
  • Current mailing list subscribers get 2 extra entries.
  • Joining the mailing list will earn you an extra entry
    (link in the sidebar or click here)
  • Reblog this post for entry
    (once per day, please don’t spam your followers!).
  • No giveaway blogs, please (we will check).
  • You’ll need to give us your mailing address if you win.
  • We will contact you via askbox, so please make sure it is open.
  • Winners will be chosen by random number generator - there will be three winners (first place gets first choice of prize set and so on).
  • Giveaway ends October 3, 2014 (at midnight EDT)
  • Good luck and thank you so much!

<3 
Ray (SH) and Mixy (JW)

(via florenz87)

news-from-syria:

45 Children dead and 115 others injured, lost their limbs or are in surgery in one of the most brutal car bombings Syria has seen. 2 car blasts hit a school in Akrama neighborhood in Homs. First car bomb targeted the school door as the children were leaving and the second was 15 minutes later as the parents and ambulances rushed to save the children.

This car bombing was not by ISIS but by the “moderate rebels” that the world is funding and arming. Those children were killed just because this neighborhood is known to be Pro Assad and mostly from the Alawites sect. 

One of the families lost their 4 children in front of the school.

Syria is crying. Syria will be mourning those children starting tonight. May their souls rest in peace.

A video moments before the second blast is here

Please share let the world know this is NOT a revolution. 

Please share let the world know the arming of those “moderate rebels” should stop

(via mideast-nrthafrica-cntrlasia)

stillalittlekid:

wishmaker7:

birdghost:

irl-spain:

sentimentalslut:

people say ‘I love you’ in a lot of different ways

'eat something'

'buckle up'

'get some sleep'

'here have my fries'

'Im gonna draw you something'

'yeah i'll buy it for you'

"sure we can watch lilo and stitch for the 5000000th time"

(via life-will-improve)

crofethr:

denali-winter:

BAM.

I have never hit reblog so fast in my LIFE.

(via god-damn-it-amy)

bakerstreetletters:

Baker Street Letters’ Follower Appreciation Giveaway!

We’ve once again reached a not-insignificant number of followers and we’d like to give you guys a chance to win some cool stuff as a way to say thank you!

There will be three prize sets, as follows:

Set 1:

  • Official BBC Deerstalker Hat and Satchel
  • BFF Bracelets - “You’re the Sherlock to my Watson” / “You’re the Watson to my Sherlock”
  • Pair of Sherlock & John Silhouette Prints
  • Sherlock Tote by ireallyshouldbedrawing
  • Sherlock Mug by nautilusl2

Set 2:

  • Baker Street Letters Hoodie
  • "Ex Scientia Veritas" (From Knowledge, Truth) T-Shirt
  • Sherlock Wall Skull T-Shirt

Set 3:

  • "My Heart is Ink & Paper" Tote
  • Ms. Aether's Sherlock Button Pack
  • "Two Hundred and Twenty-One Bees" Tote

RULES:

  • You must be following the blog, BakerStreetLetters.
  • Current mailing list subscribers get 2 extra entries.
  • Joining the mailing list will earn you an extra entry
    (link in the sidebar or click here)
  • Reblog this post for entry
    (once per day, please don’t spam your followers!).
  • No giveaway blogs, please (we will check).
  • You’ll need to give us your mailing address if you win.
  • We will contact you via askbox, so please make sure it is open.
  • Winners will be chosen by random number generator - there will be three winners (first place gets first choice of prize set and so on).
  • Giveaway ends October 3, 2014 (at midnight EDT)
  • Good luck and thank you so much!

<3 
Ray (SH) and Mixy (JW)

zenpencils:

SHONDA RHIMES ‘A screenwriter’s advice’

Well, … feels like a kick in the balls. 

(why does it has to be sooooo true)

thatsthat24:

gymleaderkyle:

micdotcom:

This Icelandic police force has the most adorable Instagram account 

Meet the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, serving the capital of Iceland. By the looks of their incredible Instagram account, a normal day includes holding kittens, eating candy and wearing false mustaches.

There’s more where those came from | Follow micdotcom

but do they got kik tho

Can we trade police forces?

(via god-damn-it-amy)

humanrightswatch:

Nothing compares to being on the ground.” 

Eteam‬ documentary begins streaming on Netflix on Oct 24 - Congratulations to our Emergencies Team!