My Harry Potter studies over the years.
A Surprise Pride and Prejudice Engagement
(Note: This isn’t me)
See? This is a tailor-made proposal. Not some “big screen of basketball game nonsense. This person took into account his girlfriend’s pastimes and favourite things in the world, knew how close to the family she was and engineered the perfect engagement proposal, without a doubt managing to make sure this would please her (surely her mother and sisters would know).
This is how you do big gestures.
This is so awesome I can’t even.
Also, the look on her face as she came into the house. Hehehehehehe!
STILL THE MOST ADORABLE THING EVER
If you look hard enough, and squint your brain, you can see oppression everywhere!
Do these people even know what the word ‘competitive’ means?!
First of all, the gender wage gap is a myth.
It is illegal to discriminate on gender for paying employees, in Canada and the United States. I am not sure where the people in the OP are from, in order to find sources more relevant to their location… but since it was a Facebook post screencapped for Tumblr, location probably doesn’t matter much.
In any case, competitive wages mean that an employer offers more than minimum wage (exact amount depends on specificity of the job) and more than similar jobs.
Oftentimes when workplaces do hiring campaigns they will advertise “competitive wages and benefits” to entice people to apply. Neither of those things is based on gender.
What people think is a gender pay gap is actually a lifetime earnings gap. Overall, men work longer hours and more dangerous jobs than women, and the average is taken for lifetime earnings as a whole for both genders.
oh my god
it’s eleven in the morning and i shouldn’t have to be the one who has to do this, but here we go.
first off, you are right about the terminology of “competitive wages” as something above average that is meant to entice applicants.
but the gender pay gap is not a myth [x] (that link is from the DEPARTMENT OF LABOR if legit sources are your thing), and the fact that you think the gap IS a myth troubles me deeply.
the tired excuses of “men work different jobs” or “men work longer hours” don’t cut it. when scientists design experiments or analyze data, they have ways of controlling for confounds. in other words, they can examine the central differences in earnings without things like “more male construction workers” obscuring the numbers. For that example, they would find an equal number of female construction workers to the male sample and compare them side to side. Then, the “more men” doesn’t influence the data because they’ve taken equal numbers of both. through this and other similar controls, they can look at female-to-male pay ratios without extra info clouding the results.
and once you take those measures, once you compare fairly across the board, there is absolutely still a pay gap! maybe not the famed 77 cents to a man’s dollar, but even if the gap is smaller it’s still there and still a problem! [x]
and yes, it is technically illegal to discriminate pay based on gender.
but it is not illegal to give men raises while not doing the same for women. that way, you can frame it like “john is a real go-getter and an asset to this company; he deserves a raise” and you can do that over and over (without even realizing it!) and never think of doing the same for john’s coworker jane. (maybe because, deep down, you find jane’s assertiveness off-putting and bitchy, but that’s another argument for another day)
or in this legit-as-hell academic paper [x] (i mean, i’d cite this shit for college term papers in apa format that’s how good it is), you can see how if a college application has a female name on it, then it is credited as less hireable and less competent. even if the app is identical to a man’s. the women will get offered less money.
and this has been proven over and over again. it’s not because of women’s choices, it’s not because of fewer women in the work force.
there’s a bias against women and a reluctance to pay them as much as men. and you can say discrimination doesn’t exist (don’t even GET ME STARTED on wage gaps for women of color or LGBTQIA+ women), and you can say that laws stop it from happening, but there’s a lot of ground between illegal and immoral.
and the fact that there are still people who fail to acknowledge that the pay gap exists shows just how far we have yet to go in overcoming it.
and here are some more sources in case the previous three didn’t suit ya:
that last one’s from the senate.
also ps - the op is probably from the UK, judging by the pound symbol and the 24 hour clock they’re using. and yeah, those people are not right at all about the term “competitive wages” and they’re making rude commentary, but that doesn’t mean you have to squint to see oppression. it’s there, no matter how much evidence you have of women saying stupid things.
During his appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday night, the comedian made it very clear where he stands on the issue of gender equality: He supports it and thinks you should, too.
"Average Scottish singer would walk 3 miles" factoid actualy a statistical error. Average Scottish singer would walk 0 miles. Charlie and Craig Reid, who would walk 500 miles and would walk 500 more, are outliers adn should not have been counted.
im so mad
Top 10 Disney Movies (as voted by my followers)#1 - Frozen (2013)
#2 - The Little Mermaid (1989)
#3 - Tangled (2010)
#4 - Beauty and the Beast (1991)
#5 - Mulan (1998)
#6 - The Princess and the Frog (2009)
#7 - Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
#8 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
#9 - Lilo and Stitch (2002)
#10 - The Lion King (1994)
This is eye candy and jaw dropping gif art!!!
I would like to hug all the women who have written for Doctor Who since 2008. All of them! I would start with…
What, nobody? That can’t be right…. (goes off, puzzled).
gaiman dropping truth bombs
the english language, everyone
This hit me like a brick
And people wonder why authors use italics and bold and shit so reader’s understand what’s going the fuck on.
And of course I just read this in my head 7 times, stressing each word differently.
I read it out loud because my voice is smooth, rich butterscotch.
you know how there are some people who are always cold? like, cold is their default state and they always need to take measures to combat it?
well, i’m the opposite of that. i’m a hardy little furnace that doesn’t get cold very easily.
now obviously, in the throes of winter, when it’s 0 degrees outside (either fahrenheit or celsius, both are bad lmao) i’m as cold as anybody else.
but it takes that level of winter to get me there.
and today, for the first time since last winter, i walked outside and felt the cold cut through to my bones. and i savored it.
i know that i will be completely over cold weather of any kind by next january or even sooner, but for now it was pleasant.
autumn really is my favorite time of year. and this novel state of chill is part of that. when the newness wears off and it becomes the endless monotony of snow, i won’t love it the same way.
this is chilly winds carrying leaves. this is a vibrant burst of color standing out against the overcast sky. this is transient and beautiful.
and the funny part is that i forget how much i love this until it’s staring me in the face and slicing between the seams of my hoodies.
happy fall, y’all.