pyrositshere:

internetgoose:

I’m gonna depress the hell out of all of you. ready? ok go

so, that “stop devaluing feminized work post”

nice idea and all

but the thing is, as soon as a decent number of women enter any field, it becomes “feminized,” and it becomes devalued.

as women enter a field in greater number, people become less willing to pay for it, the respect for it drops, and it’s seen as less of a big deal. it’s not about the job- it’s about the number of women in the job.

observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field. so has happened with scores of other areas; nursing comes to mind

so the thing is, it’s not the work or the job that has to be uplifted and seen as more respectable. it will never work out, until people start seeing women as respectable

but there’s a doozy and who the fuck knows if it’s ever happening in my life time

"observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field."

Personal anecdote time!  I’m in a biology graduate program.  An acquaintance wanted to introduce some guy to me because his son was thinking about becoming an undergrad science major.  When he found out I was in the biology department, he grinned and said, “Well, I guess that’s kind of related to science.”

I gave him what I hope was an icy look and said, “Isn’t it strange how men outside the field started saying that right around the time biology majors shifted from mostly male to mostly female?”

The guy got this look on his face like he was about to play the “just a joke” card, and then an older woman who had been standing nearby, talking to someone else, turned to me and said, “The same thing happened with real estate.”  She went on to explain that, over the course of the career, the male-to-female ratio among real estate agents had dropped, and the pay and “prestige factor” of that job dropped along with it.

tagged: +sexism  +misogyny 
yummytomatoes:

the moment I see sadie do her arch and leg stretch I know she wants to run, it’s a horrible sight early in the morning when you don’t want to go outside 

yummytomatoes:

the moment I see sadie do her arch and leg stretch I know she wants to run, it’s a horrible sight early in the morning when you don’t want to go outside 

tagged: +pup  +yummytomatoes  +art 

contraception:

oreooficial:

contraception:

hemmogod:

if someone writes you a letter or makes you a mixtape or composes a poem or song about you or creates literally anything for you then you had better cherish the absolute shit out of that person because they care about you a real lot

um…. or not…. you’re never obligated to like someone just because they’ve given you something you didn’t ask for. who wrote this shit

one time someone sent me a vocaroo of them jerking off

cherish them

tagged: +abuse/// 

naturee-feels:

nobodys—darling:

nenasoulfly:

yagazieemezi:

Nadine Ijewere is a photographer out of London with an amazing talent for portraiture and fashion photography. She creates  beautiful environments for her work using from floral and cultural influences. I love it all.

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

Mood Week.. Loving it all.

Such a beautiful series.

tagged: +flowers  +people  +long post 

livertaker:

my favorite pages from my lil comic Amarinthine (sans text)

i’m still trying to figure out how to put the whole thing on tumblr without it getting weird, so keep your eyes peeled!

tagged: +art  +livertaker  +long post 
livertaker:

medusa, stheno, and euryale ink drawin’

livertaker:

medusa, stheno, and euryale ink drawin’

tagged: +art  +wings  +livertaker