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wolfwithafoxtail:

People think feminism means that there’s a group of women somewhere that want to take trousers with pockets away from men and give them to women, and give men trousers with fake pockets, while in reality feminism is the general idea that everyone should have trousers with pockets, because pockets are awesome.

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kittensandcoffee:

MY ENTIRE LIFE.

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#attractively side-eyeing you

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OH MY GOD WHAT IS OUTLANDER

apio:

CLAIRE “HAS” TO MARRY THE HOT SCOTTISH VIRGIN WARRIOR WHO’S HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH HER BECAUSE SHE “HAS NO CHOICE” AND ITS THE ONLY WAY TO “SAVE HER LIFE”

IM DYING

GOD BLESS THIS ACTUAL ROMANCE NOVEL SHOW

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"It is because society tells us that women are objects, not subjects, that Stephen Hawkings can declare women to be “a complete mystery”, and have newspapers gleefully latch on to this, declaring women “the greatest mystery known to man”. It is a common refrain for men to bleat about not understanding women, but this is because they have simply never tried, because society has trained them to never look at life through the eyes of a woman."

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yanosturtull:

wildly in love with Margaret, female bard troll ORC

yanosturtull:

wildly in love with Margaret, female bard troll ORC

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Taystee’s return inspired so many feelings: sadness that she got locked up again, happiness that she was back on the show, delight that her and Poussey could be besties again. But the conversation between Taystee and Poussey in the library was perhaps the series’ most intentional indictment of the system in the entire season, in which Taystee recalls the impossibility of “starting over” after prison. She had no place to live, clothes to wear or food to eat. It was impossible to find a good-paying job, and check-ins with parole officers loomed ever-present.

As described in depth in Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, former prisoners with drug offenses on their record face insurmountable challenges. They may find themselves ineligible for food stamps, public housing (or any housing), federally funded health and welfare benefits and federal educational assistance — demerits which hit especially hard for mothers with children and for women of color, who already suffer discrimination in those sectors with or without a record. “Once labeled a felon, the badge of inferiority remains with you for the rest of your life, relegating you to a permanent second-class status,” Alexander writes. “Today a criminal freed from prison has scarcely more rights, and arguably less respect, than a freed slave or a black person living ‘free’ in Mississippi at the height of Jim Crow.” Many will lose the right to vote or to hold a driver’s license.

Taystee, who owes the prison “$900 in fees,” is not alone with that type of debt — upon release, former inmates often are required to pay fees for parole or probation, jail book-in fees, jail per diems for pretrial detention, pre-sentence report fees and so many more. Missing a payment could land you back in jail.

Securing post-incarceration employment is really really really really hardEmployers are biased against applicants with criminal records, and prison time leaves gaps in employment history, training and education. Jobs requiring minimal training, like factory work, are sparse in this economy, leaving only the service sector.  Those who fail to get a job or return to the underground economy in desperation will usually end up back in prison.

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"Estimated cost for stay at Kate Middleton’s private birthing suite: $15,000. Cost of average delivery in the United States: $30,000."

Kate Middleton probably spent less on childbirth than the average American woman (via theweekmagazine)

I’m sure CNN will find time in their wall-to-wall Royal Baby coverage to report on this.

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I can confirm: Alice’s (totally healthy, complication-free) birth cost over $25,000.

We could’ve had the princess suite! And $10,000!

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