only in Canada would you find ads about homosexual rape on a bus.
Catch the fuck up America
They dont have this in America?
We don’t even have ads against heterosexual rape in America who are you kidding.
3 people stealing the same bike [video]
entirely fed up with this world
Racism right here.
White people steal, and it’s BRUSHED OFF AND OTHER PEOPLE HELP
Black person? MOB of people come to attack him.
but it’s all in our heads though
This shit is infuriatingThey helped the white girl steal it. Not just let her steal it, but HELPED her steal it.
Stonehenge has always held plenty of mystery for researchers. For starters, what was the roughly 5,000-year-old site built for? And how were the 4-8 tonne bluestones that created it transported almost 300 km from Wales?
Now the four-year Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project has revealed there…
Women make up TWO-THIRDS of minimum wage workers. Access to affordable birth control is critical to their economic success.
Why is your sex life the responsibility of your employer?
The same reason your visits to the general physician and your other assorted healthcare costs are. Your employer does not want to pay for your maternity leave, and you can’t afford to raise a child. The job of an employer is (or used to be) to invest in his or her employees so that they can do good work.
You might as well ask ‘Why is your cancer the responsibility of your employer? Why is your grandmother’s death the responsibility of your employer? Why is your ability to park the responsibility of your employer? Why is your mental health the responsibility of your employer?’ What is the responsibility of your employer? To generously provide you with the ~opportunity to work~?
Why are any of those the responsibility of my employer? When I sign a contract to work I am agreeing to trade my service for cash or whatever benefits we agree on. My employer should not be forced to pay for things he did not agree too.
A company is an establishment created to maximize profits. You trade your labor to it in exchange for cash and benefits that enable you to survive. This is a mutually beneficial relationship because entrepreneurs can get rich off your labor (the basis of capitalism) and you can get what you need to survive and live comfortably in exchange for your time.
However, in this relationship, the employer has most of the power, because there are usually more employees than there are jobs (and the disparity will only grow as we move into the future). Just like the interactions between the government and its citizens, there need to be rules placed on the more powerful entity to prevent it taking advantage.
Obviously, the traditional method of fighting back against corporate power is unions, which companies naturally see as a threat to their dominance, which is why we had union busting and scabs and… well, you can brush up here. Without the government backing them up, unions can’t succeed except in positions of skilled labor where workers are hard to replace, at least without breaking the law.
The point is, employers have to be forced to recognize workers’ rights. The United States has a long history of this, intricately tied into its history of slavery, and most egregious during the Industrial Revolution. I highly recommend The Jungle by Upton Sinclair if you haven’t read it. Here’s a small list of things workers did not have during the Industrial Revolution:
- 80-hour work weeks
- Health insurance
- Quality inspections
- Laws against child labor
- Dollar voting
In the old days, you worked as long as humanly possible until you died, either by a horrible machinery accident or because you were working longer than humanly possible. It was so miserable that it pushed workers to act, and now we have trade unions.
There is your history lesson explaining why companies have to be forced to provide things. Now, on to why that’s relevant: As I mention below, discrimination on the basis of pregnancy is discrimination on the basis of sex. Men cannot get pregnant. A full half of pregnancies in the US are unintended. If employers do not provide for birth control in their insurance and the employee can not afford it, they will have to have the child. If we don’t stop them from doing it, the employer might fire them rather than provide maternity leave, or force them to work through their pregnancy. They will not be able to care for the child if they have to work and will have to pay for daycare (which is thousands of dollars a month). The total amount of money you must spend on a child until it is 18 is in the order of millions of dollars as a conservative estimate. Employees cannot afford this on what are already unlivable minimum wages. Since men don’t have to worry about any of this, employers treating them differently and refusing to pay or employ them on the basis of it is discrimination on the basis of sex, which is illegal, and it is most cost-effective to cover birth control in health insurance (especially since it is part of women’s health — the pill improves women’s health, it doesn’t just prevent pregnancy).
Next thing you know businesses are going to be forced to provide daycare and housing accommodations to their employees.
Many already provide daycare, because it is good business practice to invest in your employees, and the US Congress has made it very clear that discrimination on the basis of pregnancy is discrimination on the basis of sex.
As for company housing… Jesus, you’re Black. Why don’t you know your history? tl;dr They did, it was basically a holdover from slavery and it was used to oppress workers because the company had control over not only their salary but their home. Much like the company store, also a holdover from slavery, where sharecroppers (mostly Black) would go to spend their wages in a way that would go right back to the Whites who paid them. Of course, it was very widespread before the rise of unions. Here’s a song about it. But of course, if we did have subsidized housing it would be government housing, not company housing.
Look, I’m trying to be nice about this because you haven’t done anything to deserve ire, but if you’re just going to ignore me and spout the party line, I’m not interested in discussing this with you.
Playboy’s catcall flowchart.
I’m reblogging Playboy. Somebody stop me.
this is on a whole new level of patience
This is natural art.
Just in case you needed any more proof of why feminism is still a fucking necessity.
Go watch her play the cover HERE and tell me she isn’t fucking talented as fuck… on another video of hers, where her cleavage isn’t in plain sight, comment after comment is “where are the boobs?!”
Reblogging to give her some proper publicity. She really is amazing at that guitar.
People wonder why I am a feminist. These guys are disgusting
straight cis men are fucking gross and extra
Because why go outside (gasp!) and get involved when you can just like and reblog posts from the comfort of your home.
Because sometimes you’re young, and can’t leave your area, or parents won’t let You get involved. so the only thing you can do is spread the message so someone who can help will see it.
"Aaaand made a comic to make people feel bad about themselves, when I’m not doing anything either. Gee that was good use of my time."
Or you’re disabled or ill and need to use your limited energy to keep yourself safe and well, but can spare a little energy for a reblog now and then. Or maybe you live far away from where protests are happening, or have no transportation, or need the money you could spend on transportation to a protest to actually feed yourself or your family.
Or maybe you’re focused on improving things in your own community in small ways, and just reblog info about activism happening outside your community. Or maybe you’re a student who has realized that getting a degree and working to fix the system from the inside will do more than standing on a street corner with a sign ever could.
Or maybe the issues being protested are so important to you, that joining a police-opposed protest could be re-traumatizing for you, but spreading the information and donating online makes you feel helpful while also keeping yourself safe. Or maybe you belong to an oppressed class, and getting an arrest on your police record could seriously impact your ability to find and keep work.
There are lots of reasons people who support a cause might not join a protest supporting that cause. To dismiss those reasons as laziness is to dismiss the actual real barriers put in the path of marginalized people, especially when it comes to activism and freedom of speech. Please, protest if you’re able, volunteer if you’re able, but don’t shame those who are unable to for a whole host of reasons.
I get this all the time. Sorry that my social anxiety, mental illnesses, having a one year old child and being six months pregnant gets in the way of your expectations for me to be at every peaceful protest that I support 💁
I actually hate how much people criticism “internet activism” the spreading of information and education is a critical part in igniting social change and social media & the internet is an effective way of doing so, anything is better than being apathetic.