Monday, punk protest group, Pussy Riot, tweeted that two of their members–Olga Borisova and Sasha Sofeyev–have been located after going missing while traveling from the Crimean Peninsula to Moscow.
Even though there’s still many struggles for women globally, Iceland continues moving in a direction to ensure the equality of women and men.
The Nordic country rolled out a new law that says it’s illegal for women to be paid less than men for doing the same job.
The new Icelandic law is now in place to make gender equality apart of the ever day life in Iceland. Yay!
I have to admit. I don’t really think much of the man behind Playboy. As far back as I can remember Hugh Hefner’s been off my radar. He was never young enough to be relevant to me personally nor was he accessible enough for me to take his game and turn it on him.
What I’m saying is during my party prime–Hugh M. Hefner–the brains behind the Playboy publishing empire and the man who single handedly takes credit for the sexual revolution WASN’T FUCKABLE SO HE WAS IRRELEVANT.
This is something white men can get away with. Especially semi-attractive, successful ones. Which is probably why Hugh was linked to buxom beautiful babes until the day he died. Image is everything. But I think you have to consider that even when “Girls Next Door” was at it’s peak–Hugh was a fucking fossil.
A couple of days ago I posted an infographic on Instagram that broke down the wages of varying ethnicities and genders in the United States in comparison to white men. The reactions to it were expected. A bunch of angry white men leaving angry comments about the wage gap being a myth and a bunch of questions asking about the validity of the infographic. When I started to investigate the validity of said graphic and found that the information in it was true from this 2016 article in the Washington Post about a study from the Pew Research Center that reported on how Americans are paid based on race and gender. Continue reading “The Reality of the Wage Gap in America”
I am filled with a case of the Mondays. Men suck. Work sucks. Life sucks. While flipping through albums this morning I ended up playing Lizzo’s 2016 EP “Coconut Oil.” And thank god, I did. I needed a girl power pick me up that did more than comfort me for a man leaving me or encourage me to become myself by poppin’ bottles and dancing on tables.
President Trump’s instability and inability to govern like a grown man may get him booted from the White House (at some point in the future), but in the meantime, we’re still stuck with him, his cronies and their anti-female agenda.
Not that Donald J. Trump would admit this in his statement on Women’s Health Week, May 14 – 20. In fact, you’s think, the horse shit statement released that the AHCH aka Trumpcare didn’t indefinitely exclude women’s health issues as preexisting conditions or exclude them entirely:
Don was my editor before they became my friend. Logistically speaking, they were the parent that got me to turn my homework in on time so they could published my music essays and reviews. Don was always super fun to talk about music with, and like anything enjoyable, our conversations spilled into other portions of our lives. Over the course of the past couple of years, I have had the honor and luxury of watching Don evolve into the person they were always destined to be. In this essay they published on their blog, they explore their relationship with anxiety and self acceptance in a time where one can easily escape into a separate universe instead of coming to terms with their truth.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.