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The scheduling manager at the place I work at seems to have a vendetta against me not working Sundays despite my multiple statements both verbal and in writing that I cannot work on sundays due to homework and transportation as the busses that run there do not operate on that particular day.
So each sunday I have to do an eight mile round trip to and from work on my slow as hell bicycle. She’s good with giving me single instances of days off like if I’m out of town or whatever, but as soon as my availability changes, she throws a fit over how she has to change my schedule to work around my classes. I don’t think she realizes that if she schedules me when I have school, I will not come because something I’m putting myself thousands of dollars in debt into takes precedence over a minimum wage gig packing fried chicken.
Seriously, what part of “I have a meeting with my professor on Mondays at noon” is too difficult to comprehend?
factors that contribute to the wage gap:
-lack of mandatory paid maternity leave
-the devaluing of “women’s work”
-unequal distribution of unpaid labor
-discrimination on the part of employers
-poor treatment of women in male-dominated fields
-girls and women being discouraged, by families,…
I don’t know where you got the idea that women had no opportunity to advance in the workplace. I know that that is a lie. You just have to have the guts to go for it. My mother was invited to sit in at an important meeting after being at a company for only 3 months? Why? Because she is a hard worker who does her work right.
welp, that’s it. you just won. with your super awesome anecdata and your insistence that, “i know that is a lie.”
you’re embarrassing yourself and i’m laughing.
Her mom must be a harder worker than every other woman ever. Clearly we’re a bunch of slackers.
indeed. someone’s mother just singlehandedly disproved every point i made in my post. because when one woman is “invited to sit in at an important meeting,” every woman in the world is afforded equal professional opportunities.
Well, your mother being invited into a meeting totally discredits the fact that my mother was pressured into switching to an easier specialty. Clearly my mother, who put herself through college, grad school and med school, who is a double board certified physician with a master’s in endocrinology, just didn’t work hard enough or have enough gumption.
When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
- Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
- Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.
I’m going to take the word of the most accredited buisiness magazine over the word of a government I have known to lie to me before. But if you want me to find more sources, I will. I mean there are hundreds of credible news sources publishing this article within the past few months. I’ve even found videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH4lb88DMeo
All you people ever do is link videos, I swear to christ.
Look, if you can’t engage the issues on your own, don’t try. Just understand that I am no way denying the fact that there are multiple factors which contribute to the wage gap, I just recognize them for what they are—contributions. They don’t disprove it the way you people seem to think.
And I’ve had this fight way too many times to bother with someone who sees no problem in parroting Forbes instead of engaging in independent thought, so…
Hun. That’s because I have PROOF and you don’t. The government no longer counts as a legitimate resource.
My god, you are painfully stupid. I’m going to reblog this so everyone can see how ignorant and juvenile you are.
I’m the ignorant and juvenile one when the only resource you have to prove your point is the government?
No, you’re ignorant and juvenile because you clearly don’t understand my point, have done nothing but link a forbes article and a video, and clearly can’t think on your own.
I’m not even annoyed anymore; you’re just funny.
Here’s the thing, all the reasons that Forbes gives to explain away the wage gap are in fact feminist issues.
For instance, according to Forbes (which, by the bye, uses the government as a source) women work less hours than men. Generally, this is because they have to take care of their children. This is because of the massive lack of affordable childcare as well as the fact that America is the only industrialized country without laws that require employers to give their workers paid maternity leave. These are feminist issues.
And while Forbes claims that men and women “gravitate” to different industries. it’s not gravitation really. Its the fact that boys and girls are given thousands of overt and subliminal messages about what they are supposed to be and enjoy. This is the reason why girls so often do not go into the STEM fields. This is a feminist issue.
Forbes tries to explain this “gravitation” by saying that men are more willing to work long hours and overnight and travel. As touched on above, women don’t work as many hours because they have kids. And why is it that fathers are willing to work long hours and overnight and travel but mothers aren’t? Because in our society, the majority of domestic activities, which includes housework as well as raising children, is done by women. Even when both parents work full time jobs. Again, this is a feminist issue.
Forbes at least mentions the issue of children. But they write about it as if it is all an individual choice. It isn’t. Give us affordable child care. Give us paid maternity leave. Change the societal messages that tell us that women are not allowed to be ambitious if they have children. And I guarantee you, women will start gravitating to those jobs as well.
And of course, take this entire article with several mountains worth of salt considering that it was written by Carrie Lukas, the one of the top leaders of the Independent Women’s Forum, the deceptively named anti-feminist organization that came to be by a bunch of people believing that Clarence Thomas should not be denied the opportunity to be a Supreme Court Justice just because he had a long history of sexually harassing women. This is a woman who has a vested interest it making people believe that the pay gap doesn’t exist, as her organization has repeatedly opposed laws aimed at raising equality between the sexes, such as the Women’s Educational Equality Act and Title IX.
And her ability to provide any form of reliable information should probably be brought into question by the fact that she is a climate change denier. The IWF also strongly opposed the Violence Against Women Act, which may not be exactly relevant but I am going to mention because it gives you an idea of what a fucking asshole we are dealing with.
The miller’s daughter had an affair with Rumpelstiltskin, gave birth to the Evil Queen, became the Queen of Hearts, impersonated Sir Lancelot, hired Captain Hook, sent an army of heartless zombies to kidnap Sleeping Beauty, fought Mulan, kidnapped Jiminy Cricket, put a spell on Pongo, shrunk the Giant from Jack & the Beanstalk and was ultimately killed by Snow White.
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Sponsored by Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, House Bill 875 would allow guns to be carried in churches, bars, and even some government buildings
Republicans are always complaining that government needs to do what the majority wants at the expense of the minority. That is their raison d’être and it covers a whole slew of causes, from abortion to contraception to voting rights to prayer in school to marriage equality – and to gun ownership. Except, of course, quite often, Republicans turn out not to represent the majority opinion at all, as is the case with Georgia’s House Bill 875, the Safe Carry Protection Act, what Atlanta Progressive News calls the “gun advocates’ dream bill.”
Sponsored by Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, this bill, which would allow guns to be carried in churches, bars, and even some government buildings, passed 119-56 the House and now goes to the Senate for approval. Not all Republicans voted yes, though the vote was generally along party lines. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence cites the case of Republican Representative Chuck Sims, who “said that, as a funeral director, he deals with the tragic aftermath of gun violence. ‘Guns don’t belong in church, and a gun doesn’t belong in a bar. It just doesn’t.’ ”
Worse than expanding the list of places guns can “safely” go, perhaps, is that the bill strengthens the state’s Stand Your Ground law. From now on, should the bill pass, you will be able to stand your ground on public transportation too! And get this: if you “accidentally” bring your gun to the airport or to a secured government building, you won’t even get in trouble for it.
According to the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), House Bill 875 makes these “beneficial” changes to state gun laws:
- Removal of fingerprinting for renewal of Weapons Carry Licenses (“WCL”).
- Prohibiting the state from creating and maintaining a database of WCL holders.
- Creation of an absolute defense for the legal use of deadly force in the face of a violent attack.
- Removal of the sweeping restrictions on legally carrying a firearm with a WCL in churches and bars, leaving this decision to private property owners.
- Lowering the age to obtain a concealed WCL for self-defense from 21 to 18 for active duty military, with specific training.
- Repealing the unnecessary and duplicative state-required license for a firearms dealer, instead requiring only a Federal Firearms License (FFL).
- Preempting a ban on firearms in public housing, ensuring that the right to self-defense should not be infringed based on where one calls home.
- Codifying the ability to legally carry, with a WCL, in sterile/non-secure areas of airports.
- Incorporation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act for mental health reporting.
- Stating that under a declared state of emergency, all law-abiding gun owners will not have their Second Amendment rights restricted or infringed by executive authority through Emergency Powers protection.
- Strengthening current firearms preemption statutes through further clarification of the regulatory authority of local governments, excluding firearm discharge ordinances.
- Allowing school systems to decide whether staff and faculty may carry a firearm on school property, pending approved training, similar to the NRA’s National School Shield program.
- Allowing the lawful carry by WCL holders in government buildings where it is not currently restricted or security screening personnel are posted during regular business hours.
The problem is that Georgian’s don’t want this law, at least according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll in January found that Georgians don’t want this gun law:
Among poll respondents, 78 percent opposed allowing guns on the state’s college campuses; 72 percent opposed allowing guns in churches; and 82 percent would mandate any gun owner who wanted to carry a weapon in public to first take a required safety course.
As the AJC said, “Those numbers stayed relatively consistent among rural and urban residents, and conservative, independent and liberal voters.”
Of course, when the numbers are clearly against them on an issue Republicans feel strongly about, the will of the people becomes suddenly irrelevant:
Ramsey, the Republican House leader, said lawmakers can’t set policy based on polling data. “I’m not totally surprised by the polling numbers,” Ramsey said. “I think we’re going to continue to work through with various stakeholders. I know the majority party strongly believes in protecting Georgians’ Second Amendment rights.”
Disregarding the poll entirely, we are told polls don’t matter and that people want the opposite of what the polls say they do. Republicans, however, are more than willing to cite poll numbers when they say what they want them to say.
And it’s not like gun laws like these that increase the number of people carrying concealed weapons actually make people safer. Drinking and packing heat? Carrying a gun into a highly emotionally-charged atmosphere like a church? It’s not like people ever get shot in churches, right?
Oh, wait…What about former church deacon Woodrow Karey, who thought his wife was having an affair with Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center pastor Ronald Harris Sr. andburst into church during a service and gunned him down? We’re supposed to believe a room-full of armed parishioners would have prevented the crime? No danger from cross-fire across the pews? Certainly no children in the line of fire.
And c’mon, it’s not like anything bad is going to happen on a bus full of armed individuals should somebody start shooting.
Let’s face it: you’re not safer: The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence points to “a study from the Violence Policy Center on Texas’ permissive concealed carry law found that license holders were arrested for weapons-related crimes at a rate 81% higher than that of the state’s general population age 21 and older.”
The best thing truly law-abiding citizens can do is to tread warily into places where laws are based on NRA fantasies. Being surrounded by heavily armed strangers is not a particular fantasy of mine. There is a reason that as “civilization” moved further west, communities enacted gun control laws to take violence off the streets. Now it seems we are going in the opposite direction, all our hard-earned lessons unlearned.
A note to Republicans opposed to House Bill 875: This is what happens when a populace throws its support behind a Republican administration in 21st century America. You’ve gotta be willing to take the bad with the bad.
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Republicans are always talking about “responsible gun ownership,” saying that there is no problem with guns provided that the person who carries them is responsible with it. But when republicans pass laws like this one, they show that they have no idea what responsibility looks like.
And as another note, the article mentions Pastor Ronald Harris as someone who shot another person in a church. But if you want me to name the first thing that comes to mind when I think of republicans and people getting shot in church, my mind goes to George Tiller
True story… the conservative organization The Can Kicks Back - the youth arm of Fix the Debt is actually just a few thousand dollars away from being in debt. True story.
If you have to resort to calling someone you disagree with “trash,” your argument probably isn’t strong enough.
If you feel the need to police someone’s tone or dismiss their opinion because it didn’t coddle your feelings, your argument probably isn’t strong enough.
Remember: people attack words when they can’t debate ideas.