When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
- Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
- Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.
"to a man’s dollar"
You mean to a white man’s dollar.
5:48 pm • 17 September 2014 • 144,170 notes
I wrote about conventions and independent comics
The last two conventions I exhibited at were SDCC in July, and SPX which was last weekend as you may have heard if you’re on social media in the vicinity of anybody currently involved in the independent comics world. I came out of each of those shows feeling weirdly enlightened about Where…
12:14 am • 17 September 2014 • 247 notes
Anonymous said: that gifset you just reblogged reminded me of this bell hooks quote: "The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves. If an individual is not successful in emotionally crippling himself, he can count on patriarchal men to enact rituals of power that will assault his self-esteem."
As a sex worker who deals with, ‘mental mindfucks’ yeah, there are men who are married for decades and they want a humiliating scenario and next thing I know they are crying saying shit like ‘I just wanna wear earrings…’ just breaking down, their gender in question, their whole life in question, that pressure of a life lost because they wanted to change and fit into what they felt they should be doing, rather than just accepting who they are and what they like… or they are in the fetal position on the floor weeping over a childhood trauma… and they don’t talk about it, with anyone, wife, guy friends, no one wants to hear it, so they have to sexualize it in order to be okay with it because men are allowed to be sexual monsters, but they aren’t allowed to emotional adults and deal with this in a healthy way.
It’s fucked up dude
7:48 pm • 15 September 2014 • 626 notes
“When you are an affluent-seeming white man and you ask for things that don’t belong to you, sometimes you’re not really asking. It’s sort like Bill Clinton asking Monica Lewinsky to have sex with him. There’s a context behind the asking.
When you ask a serviceperson for something that doesn’t belong to you, there is often a subtext of, “If I complain to your manager, you know your manager is going to listen to me. Just look at me, and look at you.”
And sometimes, of course, this is not the case at all, and you’re just being a garden-variety annoying customer. Or a bully.
If you seem to be “getting everything you want,” you should probably examine whether you’re getting it at someone’s expense, or whether you’re just constantly, in small ways, making the world worse.”
Jen Dziura, When “Life Hacking” Is Really White Privilege (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
Go and read the article
I’ve been trying to find a way to put this into words. I’m glad someone managed to.
7:36 pm • 15 September 2014 • 9,948 notes
How to suppress women's writing in the age of social media
Inspired of course by by Joanna Russ. And not set off by anything in particular, just an aggregate of comments and a good friend being treated terribly for posting some of her fiction for free online.
She tweets and tumblrs so she must not be working.
She never tweets…
7:27 pm • 15 September 2014 • 2,188 notes
While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.
Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart
Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story
You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.
1:08 am • 12 September 2014 • 89,982 notes
Jeremy the Garbage Boy.
This is what Jeremy is doing now. He’s the garbage boy in the city of Circle Squirrel.
10:35 pm • 10 September 2014 • 3,319 notes
Advice for Exhibiting at SPX
It’s almost time for SPX, so I’m reblogging this from last year.
I took a lot of flack last year for the bit about how you can throw away things people give you for free. I stand by it and in fact I have doubled down on it in the face of criticism. BE NICE and GRACIOUS when someone gives you something, thank them sincerely. That’s the only thing they’ll know or remember. If you don’t like it or don’t want it, they won’t see you tossing it in the recycling bin later. I promise they won’t know.
The stuff about social anxiety and panicking is really important, too. My anxiety has me a bit more jumpy than usual lately, and I’m fully prepared to take little breaks where I go someplace quiet for a few minutes. I’ve decided to reframe “being anti-social because I don’t want to see people” as “exercising self-care because I want to be calm enough to enjoy low-key friendship times.” Same behavior, just a new context that removes the guilt and shame component. It turns out there’s no moral imperative to spend time in loud, crowded rooms!
Another tip: try to get your friends’ phone numbers ahead of time so you can text them to make plans, if possible. A little emailing now saves a lot of “where u guys at” tweets this weekend.
I love you all, I love SPX, see many of you soon!
Hi everyone. I’m in pre-SPX anxiety mode (known in my journal as “StressPX”) and Rich basically dared me to write this, so.
Advice for First-Time Exhibitors at SPX!
I’ve been coming to SPX since 2005, and exhibiting since 2006. Here are a few tips, many of which may seem obvious, but some of…
11:16 pm • 9 September 2014 • 321 notes