drziggystardust:

fandomsandfeminism:

lollus:

fandomsandfeminism:

lollus:

Hehe equality right?

Do you not understand the purpose of this, or why the prices are what they are? Does this need to be explained to you?

Oh yea right, the famous “wage gap” between men and women that has been debunked tons of times! That sure is the right argument to fight sexism with!

Not debunked, misrepresented, as it is a complicated issue. It’s honestly more accurate to call it a PAY gap than a WAGE gap, since there are a myriad of factors at play here. Women DO, on average, make less money than men. That is indisputable, and the margins widen when you include factors of race, disability, and sexuality. 
Here’s a good starter resource on it. 
IF you would like some more in depth reading:
This one is from Stanford about the Gender Pay Gap
This is a New York Times article looking at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s report on the topic.
This one is from the International Trade Union Confederation 
This one is from Oxford, titled Up the Down Staircase: Women’s Upward Mobility and the Wage Penalty for Occupational Feminization
You can also look at the US Census’s look at the Pay Gap
Or the Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Even the United States Government Accountability Office has some information on it.
So yes, the bake sale above is a pretty simplistic little stunt about a complicated economic and social issue. But the fact that it pisses people off sort of makes its point for it. 

Excellent primary sources for those concerned about sex based oppression/ how men continually benefit from female subjugation also I would really like one of those Vegan cupcakes

drziggystardust:

fandomsandfeminism:

lollus:

fandomsandfeminism:

lollus:

Hehe equality right?

Do you not understand the purpose of this, or why the prices are what they are? Does this need to be explained to you?

Oh yea right, the famous “wage gap” between men and women that has been debunked tons of times! That sure is the right argument to fight sexism with!

Not debunked, misrepresented, as it is a complicated issue. It’s honestly more accurate to call it a PAY gap than a WAGE gap, since there are a myriad of factors at play here. Women DO, on average, make less money than men. That is indisputable, and the margins widen when you include factors of race, disability, and sexuality. 

Here’s a good starter resource on it. 

IF you would like some more in depth reading:

This one is from Stanford about the Gender Pay Gap

This is a New York Times article looking at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s report on the topic.

This one is from the International Trade Union Confederation 

This one is from Oxford, titled Up the Down Staircase: Women’s Upward Mobility and the Wage Penalty for Occupational Feminization

You can also look at the US Census’s look at the Pay Gap

Or the Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Even the United States Government Accountability Office has some information on it.

So yes, the bake sale above is a pretty simplistic little stunt about a complicated economic and social issue. But the fact that it pisses people off sort of makes its point for it. 

Excellent primary sources for those concerned about sex based oppression/ how men continually benefit from female subjugation also I would really like one of those Vegan cupcakes

and then you have this misogynist garbage licensed and produced.
not that it matters because it’s trash, but superman would never be like this. furthermore, the image is from one of the comic covers and the t-shirt is conspicuously missing wonder woman’s lasso which, in the original image, she is using to lasso superman. (this explains why she is in an awkward position. interesting how they removed one of wonder woman’s most powerful and iconic tools and made it all about superman ‘scoring’.)
and don’t get me started on the batman one. (the one for men says “training to be batman”.)
it’s filth.
for more commentary on this shit, visit the mary sue
(h/t dcwomenkickingass)
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and then you have this misogynist garbage licensed and produced.
not that it matters because it’s trash, but superman would never be like this. furthermore, the image is from one of the comic covers and the t-shirt is conspicuously missing wonder woman’s lasso which, in the original image, she is using to lasso superman. (this explains why she is in an awkward position. interesting how they removed one of wonder woman’s most powerful and iconic tools and made it all about superman ‘scoring’.)
and don’t get me started on the batman one. (the one for men says “training to be batman”.)
it’s filth.
for more commentary on this shit, visit the mary sue
(h/t dcwomenkickingass)
Zoom Info

and then you have this misogynist garbage licensed and produced.

not that it matters because it’s trash, but superman would never be like this. furthermore, the image is from one of the comic covers and the t-shirt is conspicuously missing wonder woman’s lasso which, in the original image, she is using to lasso superman. (this explains why she is in an awkward position. interesting how they removed one of wonder woman’s most powerful and iconic tools and made it all about superman ‘scoring’.)

and don’t get me started on the batman one. (the one for men says “training to be batman”.)

it’s filth.

for more commentary on this shit, visit the mary sue

(h/t dcwomenkickingass)

A few days later Cassie saw the game and asked to play it. I showed her the board and the dice, and explained how we pretend to be the Justice League, defending the Watchtower from bad guys.

She was way into the idea. She’s seen all the episodes of Justice League and Justice League: Unlimited. She knows the Watchtower and can name almost everyone even in the extended league. She’s especially interested in the women of the league. As those of you who read the blog regularly know, she has made costumes for many of them, including Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Batgirl (who isn’t in the JL, but Cassie says she should be), and even some of the villains like Catwoman and Harley Quinn.

But sure enough, we opened up the game to find four player heroes to choose from, and at least two dozen villains, and not a female in sight.

“What girl can I be?” Cassie asked, digging through the game pieces.

“I don’t think there are any girls, sweetie,” I said, anger building in me. Cause really, DC & Wonder Forge? WTF? You know it’s 2014, right?

Cassie put down the game pieces. “I don’t want to play this, then.” She turned and moved to leave the room, and it broke my heart.

This is how we lose girls in genre, comics, and gaming

Not to mention POC

More: 

But for all that, Cassie loves it and wants play every chance she gets. And this is why I am so pissed about the whole “no girls” thing. In addition to illustrating how they remain creatively stuck in the 60′s, DC is leaving money on the table by continuing to make their merchandise exclusive to boys.

And they are exclusive. I know many would argue that a kid should be able to handle playing a character that’s not their own gender sometimes. I agree! But why should that mean only the girls have to suffer that?

Because sure. Cassie could have played the game as Green Lantern, or the Flash, or whatever. But that’s all she would have been doing. Playing a game.

When you’re a kid, playing a game is only part of the experience. The game is a gateway into imagining that you are a superhero, fighting off villains as they try to destroy the Watchtower. It is that imagination that makes a crappy board game fun.

Don’t believe me? The first time we played, Cassie picked Hawkgirl. Then, as I was setting up the board, she ran from the room. A few minutes later she returned in her full Hawkgirl costume. Mask and mace and utility belt. Even the shoes.

She played the entire game in costume. Never took the mask off once, even as we drank and snacked and played for hours. I had to address her as Hawkgirl, and she would only call me Flash. She’s a method actor.

Today we played again. Cass picked Wonder Woman to be, and ran out, returning in her Wonder Woman costume and staying in character the whole time.

(via tubooks)

White People Commit the Most Heinous Crimes, So Why Is America Terrified of Black Men?

sonofbaldwin:

Contrary to this article’s title, I actually don’t believe that white people commit the most heinous crimes.

I think PEOPLE commit the most heinous crimes.

Where the problem lies, for me, is in the fact that when white people commit heinous crimes, society endeavors to:

1. make the crimes seem exceptional and not pathological

2. minimize the crime, particularly in comparison to crimes committed by people of color

3. make the criminals seem sympathetic and deserving of second and third chances

4. make the criminals not accountable for their actions by misusing disabilities or by blaming some aspect of black culture for negatively influencing white people

5. show white criminals exceptional leniency in all aspects of the criminal justice apparatus (especially if their victims were people of color or some other marginalized identity), going as far as inventing philosophical strategies like “Affluenza,” “A Black Man Did It!” and victim-blaming to excuse heinous crimes and avoid justice

6. treat white ex-convicts more humanely than ex-convicts of color and, in same cases, more humanely than people of color without criminal records

7. invent terms like “black-on-black crime” to make crime seem like a specifically black occurrence; that crime, itself, is a product of Blackness

8. purposely neglect to note that white-on-white crime is an actual thing (87% of all crimes committed against white people are committed *by* white people)

Additionally, white people make the laws and get to decide what heinous crimes actually are, including ensuring that “white collar crimes” are regarded as “nonviolent” despite the enormous amount of violence these criminals actually inflict on their victims.

I guess what I’m saying is that my issue is with the historical and contemporary practice of negatively pathologizing people of color and exalting and maintaining White innocence—which might be the point the article is making as well, but I just wanted to be clear.

for real.

slavery, perpetrated by white people, existed in the usa for ~400 years. that’s actually almost twice as long as the usa has been an official nation. (and when i talk about slavery, i’m not just talking about the subjugation and imprisonment of blacks, i’m talking about everything that occurred within that system to oppress blacks, including rapes, beatings, lynchings, dismemberments, and psychological torment.)

the vast majority of serial killers in the usa are white (men).

every american presidential assassin has been white.

drug use in the usa (especially marijuana use, for which poc are by far disproportionately incarcerated than whites) is perpetrated by whites far more than any other racial group in the usa.

mass murders and acts of terrorism (i’m certainly talking about mass shootings) are perpetrated by whites in the usa more than any other racial group.

but no one is afraid of white people. they might fear the white perpetrator if they know that person is a perpetrator, but white people as a whole are not feared.

one black person commits a crime and the entire black population as a group is demonized.

one poc commits a crime and the entire poc population as a group is demonized.

i agree, heinous crimes are perpetrated by people. and still, somehow, whites, make it out better than any other group in the usa when they are the ones that commit most of, and benefit most from, those (heinous) crimes.

plus, they get tv shows and movies that glorify the crimes they commit. and win emmys and oscars for those movies.