If you take a young man and woman and they both tell a stranger that they work in the same restaurant, it’s very likely that they will assume that the woman is the waitress, and the young man a cook.
But I thought a woman’s place was in the kitchen? Not when she’s being paid for it. I can’t believe it took me this long to realize the implication of this. A woman’s place is one of servitude.
this fucking hit me like a fucking train
Small Pets Are Not Toys
- Never buy an animal on impulse. You are toying with life.
- Store bought cages are very, very rarely large enough for your pet
- Never give a small pet to a child as a gift.
- Never leave a small child alone with a small pet.
- Fish do not belong in fish bowls.
- rabbits do not belong in cages.
- store bought bird cages are too small for any bird larger than a finch.
- chinchillas and rabbits live from 8 to 14 years.
- Some reptiles will only eat live feed. Are you prepared for that?
- Small rodents and rabbits can die of heart attacks when scared. Do you have a quiet home for your new pet?
- adopt when possible.
People that think they are going to be magically independent when they become 18.
those nerds in high school who run like this
in my middle school there was a boy who wanted to be called Sasuke Uchiha and he wore a Sasuke cosplay to school everyday and one day he did this run down the stairs and broke his arm and apparently he told the principle it was the ‘Naruto run’ and then we were all banned from wearing Naruto headbands and doing this run and Naruto was put down as gang activity at our school
- Boys, on average, spend two fewer hours doing household chores per week than girls do (they play two hours more).
- If they live in households where children are compensated for doing chores, boys make and save more money.
- A 2009 study conducted by University of Michigan economists found a two-hour gender disparity in responsibilities per week in a study of 3,000 kids.
- 75 percent of girls had chores, while just 65 percent of boys do
- This disparity in chores and free time continues into adulthood all over the world. According to the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), men “report spending more time in activities counted as leisure than women. Gender differences in leisure time are wide across OECD countries.”
- Year after year, studies repeatedly confirm these patterns.
- The problems women face with unequal pay and housework duties actually start in childhood.
- The fact that boys’ chores appear to be more profitable makes the childhood chore gap even more disturbing. Turns out, parents tend to value the work that boys do more.
- Gender stereotypes dictate these patterns.
- men who grow up with sisters do less housework than their spouses and are also significantly more socially conservative.
Just had to bold that bottom point there because of the amount of misogynists who claim that because they have women in their family, they can’t POSSIBLY be sexist ever.
oh my fucking god
I vividly remember all the families in my church where the grade-school boys were goofing off with toys and the girls were being handed younger babies and turned into babysitters.Boys got to be boys, but girls had to be Moms.
Really, it ‘s a serious drag that even little girls today could answer #WithoutTheWageGapIWould
teacher: hey you are failing your classes idiot
student: you know what teach? i dont give a swag *walks out*
that student.. as you may have already guessed.. was albert einstein
um..i think you made this up for notes?
first of all, how dare you
People who only value the lives of cute mammals
I COULDN’T HIT THE REBLOG BUTTON FAST ENOUGH
This is another info graphic I did advocating for snakes. When spring comes around snakes start to come out of hibernation and sometimes will end up in people’s backyards. Snakes around this time are killed left and right, whether it is completely harmless or venomous. I want to urge people to learn about snakes and also to leave snakes alone!
A girl I’m friends with on Facebook posted this status and I love it so much.
Claim: A pet python acting ‘affectionate’ is really just measuring its intended victim.
Origins: Although stories like the ones presented above about snake owners being dangerously unaware that their pets are calmly sizing them up as the main courses of their next meals are interesting, they should be classified with other fictional tales of snake scarelore on the following bases:
- Pythons don’t measure their prey before going after their meals: They grab, they squeeze, they eat. There’s little fretting in their nature about relative sizes of intended edibles, nor does all that much go into their thinking process.
- To look at it another way, if pythons were in the habit of measuring before striking, they’d likely starve. Most of their prey wouldn’t willingly wait for them to finish mimicking tape measures before consenting to be eaten; they would hop away to safety as soon as they noticed large snakes stretching out alongside them.
- For a snake to slurp up large prey whole, it would not only have to be at least as long as its prospective dinner, but it would also have to be capable of ingesting the width of that prey — simply measuring length wouldn’t be a sufficiently reliable guide to what a snake could ingest. And while a really big snake could indeed swallow a person’s arm, it’s quite unlikely that the kinds of snakes typically kept as pets in homes could get their jaws open wide enough to take in an adult human’s head and shoulders.
- Those who keep fairly large snakes as pets generally know that it’s perfectly normal for their pets to go without food for fairly long periods of time and thus scoff at the notion that a snake’s not eating would be cause to rush it to a vet.
- No reasonably informed vet would counsel having a snake put down because it hadn’t eaten of late and thus must be planning to make a meal of its owner. (There are other methods for dealing with non-eating snakes, including, in extreme circumstances, force-feeding.)
Some elements of the legend were reflected in a February 2008 news story out of Australia involving the swallowing of a family dog by a snake. According to news accounts of the incident, the Peric family (husband, wife, and two children) watched in horror as their chihuahua was gobbled up by a 16 ft. scrub python on the veranda of their home in tropical Kuranda, Queensland. Although the snake wasn’t a pet (it lived in the wild), Mr. Daniel Peric maintained that prior to the fatal attack the python had stalked the family’s dog for days. (Four days before the pooch became the snake’s dinner, the python had reportedly
been seen in the dog’s bed on the veranda.) This family had trouble with snakes before: The body of the Perics’ cat had been found in the preceding weeks, looking as if something had tried to swallow it, and a week prior to the dog’s demise a smaller python ate their pet guinea pig.
Regardless of the realities of serpentine behavior, the legend about a snake-measured girl is popular because it gives voice to a widespread fear of that which slithers. Herpetologists aside, many people view snakes as dangerous and unwholesome, perhaps even evil, and therefore feel uncomfortable and somewhat threatened in their presence. Stories like this one serve to confirm such assessments as not only is the “pet” in the tale planning to eat a person, but is stealthily and sneakily working out when to make its move, all under the guise of being affectionate towards the people caring for it. (Interestingly, the fear people seem to be expressing in repeating this story is not of being killed by a snake, but rather of being eaten by one.)
The veterinarian who reveals the true state of things is a stock figure who appears in other urban legends, such as the ”Choking Doberman” (burglar’s fingers found in the throat of a guard dog reveal danger lurking in a closet at home) and the ”Mexican Pet”(languishing “dog” adopted in a foreign land exposed as giant rat). Such an expert is needed to fill in the blanks in these narratives — in this case, without the vet’s helpful explanation to clue us in, we wouldn’t have known the ill-intentioned snake was “measuring” the girl, or what its purpose was for doing so.
Barbara “serpent up hostilities” Mikkelson
A man in the grocery store line today approached me and said, “Sir, when I first saw you I was extremely attracted to you, but then I noticed that you are a boy. How… I mean, why do you dress so provocatively?”
I responded, “Well, in today’s world the majority of the straight male race view women as objects, or something that belongs to them. I dress provocatively because it attracts the attention of men in a sexual and OBJECTIVE way. However, when realized that I am actually male, they often become confused, disgusted, upset or all of the above. By inflicting this minor emotional damaged upon the ego of a man raised by twisted societal gender norms, maybe, just maybe the individual will think twice before viewing another woman with an objective attitude and sense of belonging. No woman, belongs to ANYONE. Male or female, the equality of human beings needs to be a priority. It is something worth dressing up for.”
I AM NOT KIDDING. The woman behind me, the female cashier, the old lady bagging groceries and the woman in front of me who was talking on the phone STOPPED, …. and proceeded to gasp and clap. The man shook my hand, told me to have a blessed day and then said, “excuse me ladies, I need to visit my daughter.”
…. I was shaking by the time I walked out of the store.
- Elliott Alexzander
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