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50 years ago, America’s biggest employer was General Motors, where workers made the modern equivalent of $50 dollars an hour. Today, America’s biggest employer is Walmart, where the average wage is eight dollars an hour.

… And Walmart released their annual report this month, and in it was the fact that most of what Walmart sells is food. And most of their customers need food stamps to pay for it. Meanwhile, Walmart’s owners are so absurdly rich that one of them, Alice Walton, spent over a billion dollars building an art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas… And she said about it, “For years I’ve been thinking about what we can do as a family that can really make a difference.” How about giving your employees a raise, you deluded nitwit?



(via DailyKos)

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that post is hilarious because it automatically assumes that our present day is more progressive than the past and like lmao give me a break i mean there are a lot of conditions that have improved but you know what’s more interesting than thinking about steve rogers coming out of the ice all “high on 1940s social norms” is thinking about a dude who went through the first few years of world war ii already hating bullies and then slept through mccarthyism, slept through the police suppression of anti-vietnam war protests and slept through all the years in which the american left got beaten back and beaten back and ceded so much ground again and again until eventually right became center and protesting against the vast expansiveness of the american military infrastructure—let alone against the wars in afghanistan and iraq and all the interventions in the meantime that we hardly even think about—became all but impossible

like the hilarious thing about saying that steve would be more john mccain than barack obama is that it completely misses and ignores how conservative obama as a president is and has been, especially in the realm of foreign policy, and it’s a result of those intervening years. it’s because of that rightward shift that was part and parcel of the united states’ military expansion during the cold war that came off the heels of its victory in world war ii. and steve rogers, sleeping through that, missed the years where the very contributions to the war effort that he made helped lead to the growth of the u.s. as the bully that he never wanted to see. and isn’t it more interesting, after all, to think about someone who doesn’t take the place we are now as a given? who doesn’t accept that that’s the way things are just because that’s the way things have been? i don’t know about you, but it is to me.

lmao that vulture dot com post is like a big blind pat on the back that nobody deserves       OH BUT HI I AM ALSO SQUEAMISH ABOUT HOLDING STEVE UP AS THE IDEAL OF AMERICA BY COMPARING HIM TO THE OLD LEFT!!!!!!       yes voices of dissent have always existed but we need to always remember that       labor unions during the first half of the twentieth century were OFTEN racist and exlusive against women       and feminists advocating for women’s suffrage were often directly complicit in u.s. colonial projects AND SO       it is important to remember that they existed but it’s also important not to ignore the fact that they still contributed actively       to violent and racist systems of power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAPTAIN AMERICA IS A PARABLE FOR THE DENATURALIZATION OF AMERICAN MILITARY POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

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it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.

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Cleveland baseball fans stand against racism by #DeChiefing their gear

In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington R-dskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.

But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.

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There was a study done where they got a man to harass a woman in the park
and then they did it the other way around.
Several stopped the man but they let the woman slap and scream
and yank his hair.
They asked a professional who concluded that compared to men,
women aren’t seen as enough to be a threat.

My friend’s principal from three years ago
took his kids and ran
because he kept showing up to work
with bruises put there weekly by his loving wife
and everyone told him to take it like a man.

Last week I listened as a guy laughed off the idea
that a woman could violate him
and I thought of an interview on a news show
where they showed a boy who flinched inwards
every time a girl touched him
because of the exact reason the guy laughed off.

When compared to men,
Women aren’t seen as a threat
so men feel free to take whatever they like.

Women aren’t seen as a threat
so no one takes men seriously
when a woman
breaks them open.

 - 'When a Girl Slaps a Guy on a Sitcom It's Hilarious: Why Guys Need Feminism,' theappleppielifestyle. 
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So my school sent out a campus-wide survey that they would like completed and look at these two questions. Look how fucking easy it was to include identities outside of the gender binary. The more often stuff like this is included, the better the fucking world will be

So my school sent out a campus-wide survey that they would like completed and look at these two questions. Look how fucking easy it was to include identities outside of the gender binary. The more often stuff like this is included, the better the fucking world will be

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but seriously people who are like “never choose a job for the money!” “money shouldn’t matter when you pick a career!” have never been poor in their entire lives

i will literally do anything and everything to make sure i am never poor again do not test me on this i am ready and willing to have a moral grey area in this situation

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Just stumbled upon this tweet from February: Neil calling out Mental Floss for lightening his skin.

#neil degrasse tyson  #political  #they literally made him so fucking white what the fuck     •   1 week ago   •   15,214 notes   •   VIA   •   SOURCE