true. ending women’s oppression and inequality in pay, political power, and social respect, will not happen simply by ‘teaching women how to be more confident in themselves.’ it requires the complete reconstruction of a society which is structured in such a way that prevents the majority of women AND men from having true control over the lives and futures. in other words, as long as political and economic power remains largely in the hands of a small minority of elite men, working class men will continue to suffer higher rates of poverty, unemployment, etc., while women generally will continue to face all of the foregoing on top of sexist discrimination and violence which both reinforces and results from the existence of such an oppressive status quo.
Let’s stop blaming women and start talking about the real ways we can reach gender equality in the workplace.
“Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.”—Carl Sagan (via redslice)
“The freedom of everyone is my freedom, the slavery of anyone is my slavery; until every prisoner is released, until all slaves are freed, until the institutions are disbanded, until the facilities are destroyed, all are branded malefactor.”—
“Sacramento has turned into such a shit-hole of capitalist sympathizers I feel dirty just being in city limits. The county jail is at twice max capacity and considered a human rights violation by the UN not merely due to the same overcrowding as California’s prisons, but also for pepper-spraying mentally ill people in solitary confinement. The homeless are vilified for developing a community of tents and denied access to clean drinking water (another human rights violation) as well as bathrooms, and it’s been made illegal to feed the homeless just to make their lives worse. The Mayor, (former NBA All-Star and present day charter school program CEO and ethics violating tax evader) Kevin Johnson, continues to shutdown public schools in poor neighborhoods while allowing out-of-state for profit colleges currently under federal investigation to expand as alternatives to traditional high-school education. The entire downtown/midtown area is under gentrification and being torn down in stages to build additional million dollar lofts to sit empty next to other million dollar lofts that sit empty, because the property values will sky rocket after eminent domain is used to build the NBA a new stadium in the heart of the downtown commerce district entirely with tax-payer dollars.”—And all anyone in this fucking town can say about it is something racist, call you a hater, disparage the poor, then go get high.