If only everyone believes Bill Nye about science and stops thinking that a supreme being created the universe, the problems of the world will melt away, and we will all live in peace and equality and flourish to the full extent of our human capacity!!!
Gosh then what would the networks use to distract us and profit?
Photos: Survivors of North Carolina’s Eugenics Program
Photographs by Andy McMillan / Text by Maya Dusenbery
Between 1929 and 1974, North Carolina sterilized more than 7,500 of its residents. Most were operated on without their consent, having been deemed “feebleminded” and unfit to reproduce by the state Eugenics Board. Eighty-five percent were women; about 40 percent were black or Native American. As many as 2,000 victims are thought to still be alive. [Read more.]
See also Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet Washington.
ExxonMobil, Walmart, and McDonald’s are just a few of the companies that the mega-charity supports.
With an endowment larger than all but four of the world’s largest hedge funds, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is easily one of the most powerful charities in the world. According to its website, the organization “works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.” So how do the investments of the foundation’s $36 billion investing arm, the Gates Foundation Trust, match up to its mission? We dug into the group’s recently released 2012 tax returns to find out.
I’ve been looking at surveys on intimate partner violence, and they are so flawed because of the way that they group together types of violence e.g. a man beating a woman and causing her hospitalization and a woman simply pulling a man’s hair will fall into the numbers of violence against women and men, respectively, and add equal weight to the statistical rates, with no differentiation of the severity.
Nobody has mentioned that the new Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, spent two years in the Israeli army. It’s even on wikipedia.
But watch her become another American, feminist role darling because “it’s better than not having a wonder woman at all!!1!, who cares that she directly participated in genocide.”
She was also Miss Israel, so not very apologetic about her “compulsory” nationalism.
Miss Israel is Wonder Woman.
"But criticizing Black Friday is classist!!!"
No, hating this shit is not “shaming the poor.”
No one’s need for a blender or a tv outweighs the right of an employee to work without getting trampled.
I hate being called a bitch, because it’s so much more than the word, it’s the way it resonates, how it potentiates violence, how it paints me as deserving of horrible things. It makes me feel completely powerless, because, against people who actually feel better when they call me a bitch, I am.
I can say whatever I want, but to those people, I will always be trash and subhuman.
You are not powerless, you can prove them wrong.
but, see, that’s the thing: the kind of person who uses these words to disempower and feel better about themselves is beyond logic. There is no “proving” that I am not a bitch (like, by their definition I am one and I am fine with how I am), there is no “proving” that they should apologize, there is only avoidance and praying they go through something cathartic and difficult that engenders some kind of deep shift in the way that they think.
Proving them “wrong” is not something that is even….idk…….it’s not something that can materialize because of course I don’t need to prove that I am not a bitch, that is not the crux - “bitch” is not something a woman is or is not, it is an intangible perception that someone has about her, and an excuse they use to abuse. Men who use “bitch” are wielding power and they are the ones who have to give it up, I cannot remove that power and its implications. “Proving him wrong” is just an individualized shift that essentially does nothing.