Caroline Wozniacki def. Maria Sharapova 7–6(4) 6–7(5) 6–2
George. 23. Gay. Student. Boston. I like to read and listen to music but not at the same time.
Isn’t the entire point of the privileged speaking about oppression that the other privileged people are more likely to listen to them.
When did we stop wanting this?
Yes, privileged people are often times more likely to listen to someone else speaking about oppression if they look like them and have the same privileges. This somehow gives their opinions more “credibility”, which essentially means, “I don’t value the opinions or rights of people I see as less than me”. That doesn’t make it any less annoying. And no, this is not something we want. I don’t want you to respect my humanity just because someone else you think has more credibility than I do told you to. And that also doesn’t mean that privileged person deserve cookies and praise for essentially saying the same thing that oppressed people have been saying for centuries. I’m lookin’ at you Tim Wise…
It’s great when allies speak up and support marginalized people to encourage equality. But it’s important to speak up, not over. Uplift the voices of the people you aim to support so that other privileged people can hear them. It’s not about you. Too many “allies” forget this. And I think that’s the big issue with the #HeForShe campaign and people like Tim Wise. Don’t be Macklemore and hog the mic. Take the mic because you can, and then pass it to someone who’s more qualified to speak.
Roxane Gay reads.
"Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around.
Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.
It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …"
this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1
A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes
A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes
A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes
A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes
A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes
That’s some bullshit right there.
Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.
Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.
THE LAST LINE
This. I am tired of seing this numbers without thinking about woc. (via arobynsong)
Amy Davidson on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s retirement dissent:
"Do Democrats want to make sure that a President of their party is in office when Ginsburg leaves the Court? Then win the next election; battle it out, rather than fretting and sighing about how an older woman doesn’t know when it’s time to go.”
Photograph by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty