# “Whenever I hear the "Women are paid \$.78 for the man’s \$1" I flip it around. Men make \$1.22 for every woman’s \$1. It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …”

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bisexual activist and queer theory blogger Patrick RichardsFink

this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make \$1.28 for every woman’s \$1

A white man makes \$1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes

A white man makes \$1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes

A white man makes \$1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes

A white man makes \$1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes

A white man makes \$1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes

That’s some bullshit right there.

Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.

Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.

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THE LAST LINE

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This. I am tired of seing this numbers without thinking about woc. (via arobynsong)

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has anyone posted this yet? I love it!

I learned a lot from this.

Y’all. READ THE WHOLE THING. START TO FUCKING FINISH.

It doesn’t go into detail about how Black sex workers are usually at higher risk for violence done against them, but the gist of the comic is very, very informative about sex work and HOW it works.

Latinos, blacks more likely to suffer health disparities due to wealth inequality
August 24, 2012

A recent study found that health disparities among Latino, black and white children -– but when adjusted for socioeconomic factors, differences had more to do with class than race.

Researchers interviewed more than 5,000 fifth graders in Los Angeles, Houston and Birmingham, Ala. They measured 16 health behaviors and outcomes including use of tobacco and alcohol, exercise habits, helmet use and obesity.

Black children (20 percent) were more likely than Latino children (11 percent) and whites (5 percent) to have witnessed a gun threat or injury.

Latinos were 15 percent and blacks 12 percent more likely than whites to be obese.

Latinos and blacks got less exercise and had poorer physical and psychological health.

However, when adjusted for income and education of children’s families, differences significantly shrunk.

Most of the disparities between Latinos and whites disappeared and the rest were reduced after adjusting for socioeconomic status.

Where a child went to school played a big role in what researchers found. Even within the same neighborhood, schools played a significant role.

The report said:

The child’s school was the most important mediator of disparities between black children and white children for 11 of 16 measures, whereas socioeconomic status was the largest mediator of disparities between Latino children and white children for 10 measures.

But, in the end, what does it really mean to “adjust?” The fact remains that children of color are growing up with poor physical and psychological health.

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Capitalism is literally killing us.

There is someone out there for everybody.

It just might be a goose.

We sat down with Norma Flores, who sweated and toiled in the fields while her peers spent their time doing homework and having childhoods. Here’s what she told us about the shockingly modern face of backbreaking child labor…

5 Awful Things I Learned as a Child Laborer (in the USA)

#5. Your Food is Harvested by Children (and It’s Perfectly Legal)

"I started working full time when I was 12, but I’d been working in fields since third grade. There’s no daycare out [there], so parents bring their kids … [The kids] start by bringing buckets, water, picking up apples that had fallen off the tree. Casual, light stuff. And they gradually do more and more. It’s not uncommon to meet kids who have been working since they were able to walk."

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# Zodiac at Their Worst

Aries - Bossy ass bitches

Taurus - Boring couch potato

Gemini - Lying gossip

Cancer - Whiny troublemaker

Leo - Self obsessed asshole

Virgo - Hypocritical bitch

Libra - Two faced manipulator

Scorpio - Raging psychopath

Sagittarius - Self-righteous asshole

Capricorn - Social climbing backstabber

Aquarius - Unemotional God complex

An Israeli academic has claimed that raping wives and mothers of Palestinian Hamas militants is the only thing that could deter further terrorist attacks.

The remarks by renowned Middle East scholar Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University were made three weeks ago after the grim discovery of the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, but the recording was published online (in Hebrew) on Monday.

"The only thing that could deter a suicide bomber is knowing that if caught, his sister or his mother would be raped," said Kedar on Israel Radio Bet.

"It sounds very bad, but that’s the Middle East," he continued. "You have to understand the culture in which we live. The only thing that deters [Hamas leaders] is a threat to the connection between their heads and their shoulders."

To the shocked radio presenter who said that “we cannot take such steps, of course”, Kedar replied:

"I’m not talking about what we should or shouldn’t do. I’m talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped. That’s all. That’s the only thing that will bring him back home, in order to preserve his sister’s honor."

Kedar served for 25 years in the military intelligence, where he specialised in Islamic groups. He is currently a researcher at the right-wing Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies of Bar Ilan but previously worked for a shadowy organisation, the Israel Academia Monitor, which fights left-leaning academic professors.

At which point do you say ‘enough is enough’ and speak out against your hard earned tax dollars being sent to/your leaders supporting this country?

Ethnic cleansing, targeting civilians, ambulances, hospitals, harvesting organs of dead Palestinians without consent, forced sterilisation of Ethiopians, land grab, apartheid wall, illegal settlements, and now incitement to rape - is it time to wake up, world?

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