Cersei Lannister + text posts
(via cozcat)Source: jaimecerseigot
Toronto-based editor Lyndsay Kirkham has started a firestorm this week after overhearing what was apparently an incredibly sexist conversation between IBM executives at lunch — and live-tweeting it.
Unaware that they were transmitting sexist nonsense to cyberspace, the IBM executives openly discussed “why they don’t hire women.” If you take Kirkham’s account at its word, it actually gets way worse.
(via feminist-transition)Source: micdotcom
[Painting of Death as a spectral nanny taking a child and infant away from their bereaved family. A detail shows the family’s house number is 1918.]
I never realized this until seeing the detail, but this painting is most likely about the flu pandemic.
it’s really interesting seeing death portrayed as a woman
Especially a a nurturer rather than a destroyer
I wrote a post a while back about how some people are very good at getting away with doing intentionally creepy things by passing themselves off as just ~awkward~.
Recently, I noticed a particular pattern that plays out. While creeps can be any gender, there’s a…
Source: arcornIt’s a standard piece of cynicism that the addition of a qualifier to a field of study means that said study ends up not being in that field at all. “Social justice” is, for example, quite divorced from the usual standards of “justice”, “social sciences” are not known for their […]
People who take longer to pay off loans pay more interest was somehow a revelation to a lot of people. Tim Worstall pointing out the obvious to those that don’t seem to get that point.
His argument that higher paying jobs are more productive is wrong. Teachers, social workers, nurses etc are productive, and are of high value to society, but are poorly paid, by contrast hedge fund managers who rake in millions provide a service that is not productive, it does not add to society in a way.
People are not stupid. They realise the longer you take to pay something the more interest you pay, this does not change the fact that making productive degrees like nursing, teaching and science unattractive by increasing the cost when the pay potential is so small is bad social policy. Education is a social good not a private good.