29 10 / 2013

befitandchase:

mgann-morzz:

McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.

"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.

Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.

“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”

“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.

“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.

At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.

She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.

“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”

“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”

Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.

“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”

I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.

Internet, time to do our thing and make this go viral!

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29 10 / 2013

liartownusa:

The Big Book of Online OPPRESSION by Rainbow Brown

liartownusa:

The Big Book of Online OPPRESSION by Rainbow Brown

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28 10 / 2013

sexselector:

doctorofdragons:

sorayachemaly:

NOT A JOKE: Photos from Personhood for Women

Also, check out National Advocates for Pregnant Women, org that stands up for the rights of women (often the ones with the least means) who have no way of  debunks bad science and challenges religious lunatics in courts. 

I hate everything.

this is already full force in mexico. twisted.

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25 10 / 2013

25 10 / 2013

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24 10 / 2013

erikawithac:

a-golden-lasso-of-my-own:

Yay! Feminist Anthropology time!

Prehistoric Cave Prints Show Most Early Artists Were Women

I added the emphasis in bold, but the “that” was already italicized in the article, and it’s probably my favorite part. I love this article, although I’m not a huge fan of the fact that it’s considered so incredibly shocking and radical to imagine that women possibly participated in society 40,000 years ago.

In other awesome feminist anthropology news: it is now somewhat accepted that the venus sculptures, rather than being depictions of female beauty by male artists, were self-portraits by women looking down at their own bodies. The paleolithic figurines lose their distorted proportions and acquire representational realism if we understand that they are self-portraits created by women looking down at their own bodies. 

See also: This quote by Sandy Toksvig

When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. ‘This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar’ she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’

It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions? How often had I sped past them as I learned of male achievement and men’s place in the history books? Then I read Rosalind Miles’s book The Women’s History of the World (recently republished as Who Cooked the Last Supper?) and I knew I needed to look again. History is full of fabulous females who have been systematically ignored, forgotten or simply written out of the records. They’re not all saints, they’re not all geniuses, but they do deserve remembering.

the willendorf sculpture and others like her were /the first selfies/ and its amazing

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24 10 / 2013

wingsandtails:

An African king named Gormund ruled Ireland during the Anglo-Saxon period in England reports the medieval historian Geoffrey of Monmouth. 

Halfdan the Black was the first Africoid king to unite Norway. 

When the British Isles were invaded by the Vikings some of these Norse raiders were Africoid.  In fact, different varieties of ‘Viking’ Africans lived in Scandinavia during the middle ages and are frequently mentioned in Viking sagas. 

There were Black Huns!  The dictionary describes the Huns as “a fierce barbaric race of Asiatic nomads who led by Attila, ravaged Europe I the 4th and 5th centuries A.D.”  The Gothic writer Jordannes described their infamous leader, Attila the Hun as having “a flat nose and swarthy complexion.”  He describes the types of Huns he had seen as “of dark complexion, almost black… broad shoulder, flat noses and small eyres.” 

The African Moors dominated southwest Europe during the
 Middle Ages for 700 years: 711-1492 A.D. African Moors ruling southwest Europe centuries, darkened whites in this area, especially Portal, which was “the first example of a Negrito (African) republic in Europe?” 

Moors ruling Scotland in the 10th century mixed with whites until the black skin color disappeared.

  

Black Celts (Silures) & Black Vikings vexed with the Scandinavia people.  A prominent Viking of the eleventh century was Thorhall, who was aboard the ship that carried the early Vikings to the shores of North America. Thorhall was “the huntsman in summer and in winter the steward of Eric the Red.  He was a large man and strong, black, and like a giant, silent, and foul-mouthed in his speech, and always egged on Eric to the worst; he was a bad Christian.”

Another Viking, more notable than Thorhall, was Earl Thorfinn, “the most distinguished of all the earls in the Islands.”  Thorfinn ruled over nine earldoms in Scotland and Ireland, and died at the age of seventy-five.  His widow married the king of Scotland. Thorfinn was described as “one of the largest men in point of stature, and ugly, sharp featured, and somewhat tawny, and the most martial looking man. It has been related that he was the foremost of all his men.”

The black blood type is common even in Nordic Europe where intermixing has been happening since antiquity. 

Black slavery lasted in England for about 400 years (1440-1834), during which time much intermixing occurred.

(more at the link)

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23 10 / 2013

smallswingshoes:

Okay, I just need to fangirl over Esther Quek here for a moment!

CAN I BE HER PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

I wanna rock that style! I wanna look like that! AUGH SHE LOOKS SO COOL

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23 10 / 2013

leupagus:

broadlybrazen:

frantzfandom:

yesidolikecoatsbigtime:

frantzfandom:

everything wrong with this country in one photo

Is that stuffing in there?

yes and turkey

i don’t even know how to react to this
if i could meet the person who came up with this travesty i’m not sure if i’d want to yell at them for inflicting this upon humanity, or sit them down and give them a hug, like “who hurt you, baby? who hurt you so bad that you came up with this crime against culinary taste”

Sooooooooooooooooooooo I shouldn’t talk about how I’m super dupes making this for Thanksgiving, then.

I don’t know what’d wrong with everyone.  This looks amazing!

leupagus:

broadlybrazen:

frantzfandom:

yesidolikecoatsbigtime:

frantzfandom:

everything wrong with this country in one photo

Is that stuffing in there?

yes and turkey

i don’t even know how to react to this

if i could meet the person who came up with this travesty i’m not sure if i’d want to yell at them for inflicting this upon humanity, or sit them down and give them a hug, like “who hurt you, baby? who hurt you so bad that you came up with this crime against culinary taste”

Sooooooooooooooooooooo I shouldn’t talk about how I’m super dupes making this for Thanksgiving, then.

I don’t know what’d wrong with everyone.  This looks amazing!

22 10 / 2013

coldalbion:

yukonstar:

anachronistichybrid:

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Guh, flawless. Non-Westernised interpretations of the steampunk genre FTW. 

Wow

coldalbion:

yukonstar:

anachronistichybrid:

[source]

Guh, flawless. Non-Westernised interpretations of the steampunk genre FTW. 

Wow

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