My daughters should not have a truck grabbed out of their hands by an adult and handed to a male cousin because, “This is a boy toy anyway.”
My son shouldn’t be ridiculed because his favorite color is pink.
Y E S
And also is that kid wearing a TARDIS t-shirt? These kids are my favorite people right now.
i work in a major retail store that, while not selling toys, sells a fuckton of children’s clothes and accessories. every time i have to cashier by the kids’ section, i have a headache by the time i clock out from spending hours seething with rage over gendered clothing that we sell, over parents who won’t buy their daughter an umbrella because it’s spongebob and not dora, over the fact that boys get sunglasses and hats and backpacks marketed to them while girls get disney princess makeup sets, over the way that the girls’ section is entirely devoid of anything having to do with pixar’s cars or the avengers or basically anything that’s not cinderella and sleeping beauty or justin bieber, over the disgustingly noticeable absence of black widow from all of the avengers shirts and merchandise. everything about it is fucked up.
While the proportion of women voting has exceeded the proportion of voting males in every presidential election since 1980, and women cast approximately 10 million more ballots than men in 2008, women lag behind in contributing to political campaigns. In the current campaign cycle - featuring candidates for all federal offices -only 27.8% of donors are women, accounting for 25.9% of funds raised.
But the variations in the presidential campaign filings are telling. President Obama secured 42.5% of his warchest from female donors. Rick Santorum derives 36.6% of his funding from women, though the sample is small. Pawlenty is included for old times sake. As for Ron Paul, he isn’t exactly breaking the libertarian mold with his inability to connect with the ladies.
Bachmann’s 25% here is REALLY interesting given that she’s a product of Concerned Women for America and evangelical Christianity, which has a really strong backbone of women in general! Too bad nobody will be able to write about it without being a sexist shithead.
While evangelical Christianity has a strong backbone of women generally, I think it’s also going to correlate with a strongly with households in which men write the checks. I’m looking for possible explanations. It seems plausible that the person instigating the donation may not be the person who ends up listed as a donor. (I’m not totally happy with this explanation. It feels like a rationalization.)
Still, I’m interested in why Santorum seems to be so much higher than Bachman. Is Bachmann getting some of the Paul effect?
Women earn less at all degree levels. Compared to men, women who work full-time, year-round jobs earn roughly 25% less at equivalent levels of educational attainment. If we were to calculate in women who had to leave work to raise children or as the result of a disability into this comparison, the difference is even larger. By that expanded definition, women without high school degrees earn a ridiculous 90% less than their male counterparts. Those with BAs earn about 45% less.
Let me just repeat that women have to get a PhD to earn the same as a man with a BA.
Persons of color earn less at all degree levels. In fact, African Americans and Latinos who hold Masters degrees still earn less than Caucasians with BAs.
Going to college makes a huge difference in income. On average, BAs make 84% more that those with just high school diplomas over their lifetime. There is even a stark difference among levels of educational attainment within the same occupation.
No matter what post-secondary education you receive, you’re at a sizeable lifetime financial advantage.
Have I posted this already? Whatever, everyone needs to look at it as much as possible.