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Gender Disparity

Gender Disparity

A place to discuss gender disparities, in an effort to promote understanding and equality, since the inequalities impact all of us - regardless of our gender.
Big Joe Silence
Nice shirt. - Joe
thanks! i have another just like it in burnt orange. wearing it tomorrow, actually. - Big Joe Silence
Whoops. I read the group name as "Leftist Police". - Spidra Webster
*shows badge and cackles* - Big Joe Silence
Big Joe Silence
If This Photo With TX Gov Rick Perry Is Real, We LOVE This Woman! -
If This Photo With TX Gov Rick Perry Is Real, We LOVE This Woman!
"This little photo jewel has been circulating social media for a few days. (Look very closely at the image below to receive your prize.) If it's real, this woman, speaks volumes for many around the country - especially Texas women who've watched Governor Rick Perry continuously stomp on women's rights while he's been in office. They would gladly line up to do the same thing, even if it meant getting this close to the anti-choice, anti-lgbt, voter-restricting, Limbaugh-loving, gun-waving Texas lawmaker who owns the title for most human executions. Perry, who has also been indicted for abuse of power, has created so many enemies, he can't even take photos with folks he presumes are fans - without being duped. If we really do 'get what we give' in this world, the arrogant and unscrupulous Rick Perry is starting to get his." - Big Joe Silence from Bookmarklet
Big Joe Silence
"Stop Telling Women to Smile is an art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. The work attempts to address gender based street harassment by placing drawn portraits of women, composed with captions that speak directly to offenders, outside in public spaces. Tatyana Falalizadeh is an illustrator/painter based in Brooklyn, mostly known for her oil paintings. Having recently branched out into public art as a muralist, STWTS was born out of the idea that street art can be an impactful tool for tackling street harassment. STWTS started in Brooklyn in the fall of 2012. It is an on-going, travelling series and will gradually include many cities and many women participants. Street harassment is a serious issue that affects women world wide. This project takes women’s voices, and faces, and puts them in the street - creating a bold presence for women in an environment where they are so often made to feel uncomfortable and unsafe." - Big Joe Silence from Bookmarklet
Big Joe Silence
Big Joe Silence
The National Memo » Wendy Davis Redefines ‘Pro-Life,’ Enrages Anti-Choicers -
The National Memo » Wendy Davis Redefines ‘Pro-Life,’ Enrages Anti-Choicers
The National Memo » Wendy Davis Redefines ‘Pro-Life,’ Enrages Anti-Choicers
"“I am pro-life,” she told a University of Texas at Brownsville crowd on Tuesday. “I care about the life of every child: every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children’s future and their ability to provide for that future. I care about life and I have a record of fighting for people above all else.” “This isn’t about protecting abortion,” Davis explained in the same appearance. “It’s about protecting women. It’s about trusting women to make good decisions for themselves and empowering them with the tools to do that.”" - Big Joe Silence from Bookmarklet
she has my vote, her campaign will get donations from me and she may even (if my health holds) get my volunteered time. - Big Joe Silence
Big Joe Silence
three reasons why Texans should vote for Wendy Davis: GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT
srsly, it's already bad enough that he's Texas State Attorney General. - Big Joe Silence
Big Joe Silence
"Former President George H.W. Bush served as an official witness to a same sex wedding ceremony on Saturday in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush, along with his wife Barbara, participated in the wedding of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, who, a Bush spokesman said, are friends of the family. On Sunday, a photo posted on Thorgalsen's Facebook page showed Bush signing the couple’s marriage license with the caption: "Getting our marriage license witnessed!"" - Big Joe Silence from Bookmarklet
Big Joe Silence
i wasn't gonna go there. but thank you for doing it for me. :D - Big Joe Silence
Well, someone had to :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Big Joe Silence
Tell EU Member States: Save Greek "undesirables" from internment camps! -
Tell EU Member States: Save Greek "undesirables" from internment camps!
"First migrants and recent immigrants were rounded up from Greece's streets and forced into internment camps.Then they threw the drug users in. Next came the sex workers, forcibly HIV tested, publicly humiliated, and imprisoned. Now they're coming for transgender men and women — and the list of "undesirables" just keeps longer. Operation Zeus is a cleansing campaign targeting and imprisoning the most vulnerable members of Greek society, accompanied by spikes in racism, gender hate and homophobia." - Big Joe Silence from Bookmarklet
"There are now at least 5,000 people languishing in these hellholes simply for existing — and this month, while warning trans* men and women to "return to normal" or else, the Greek government announced that camp capacity is about to double. We call on the EU member states to put the pressure on Greece now to stop this abhorrent cleansing campaign now. We can still save the people persecuted under Operation Zeus — but we can't afford to stay silent for long!" - Big Joe Silence
SIGNED - Big Joe Silence
Big Joe Silence
Dustin Hoffman on TOOTSIE and his character Dorothy Michaels - YouTube -
Dustin Hoffman on TOOTSIE and his character Dorothy Michaels - YouTube
"In this clip from the AFI archives, Actor Dustin Hoffman shares how the film TOOTSIE came to be and why he had to play the role of Dorothy Michaels." - Big Joe Silence from Bookmarklet
Big Joe Silence
This just in, from the "What's good for the goose is good for the gander" department:
Ohio state lawmaker Nina Turner has introduced legislation calling for strict regulation of treatment for erectile dysfunction. The law would require numerous tests, counselling and documentation by medical professionals before treatment - because MEN'S reproductive health is important too! - Big Joe Silence
I hate to say it, but if this deters people from demanding Viagra for marginal or even non-existent indications, it could probably save Medicare a ton of money. (The extra testing, not so much, though.) - Victor Ganata In other news, Nina Turner announced she's running for Sec'y of State for Ohio. - Spidra Webster
Big Joe Silence
Fwd: NARAL Pro-Choice America Rally Monday at high noon on South Steps of the State Capitol to Stand for Texas Women. (via
Fwd: NARAL Pro-Choice America Rally Monday at high noon on South Steps of the State Capitol to Stand for Texas Women. (via
Big Joe Silence
looks like a small army of TX state troopers waiting outside the capitol bldg to arrest everyone.
last night. :P - Big Joe Silence
Big Joe Silence
printout of the original vote after midnight. before the record was altered.
SB5 vote after midnight.jpg
Big Joe Silence
now here come the troopers to pepperspray and arrest everyone:
Big Joe Silence
Big Joe Silence
April Russo
It's like Pinterest, but targeted specifically towards men. Instead of "pinning" things, you "nail" your "manly things" to a "workbench." - April Russo from Bookmarklet
Yes, I sound painful. - April Russo
i will NEVER nail my "manly things" to any work surface. :P - Big Joe Silence
How original! - Spidra Webster
LOL - rönin
@Spidra: hardly. wait, that came out wrong. oh noooo... - Big Joe Silence
Um, aside from the background color it looks just like Pinterest, including at least half the pins. Er.. nails? - Heather
So, getting nailed is now a SEO technique? - April Russo
Big Joe Silence
Is Dad the New Mom? The Rise of Stay-At-Home Fathers - Yahoo! News -
Is Dad the New Mom? The Rise of Stay-At-Home Fathers - Yahoo! News
"While all the dads "Nightline" spoke to stayed home by choice, they all admit they made less money than their wives when they were working before they made the decision to take care of the kids full time. Bryan Grossbauer was a teacher and his wife was a lawyer, making more money than he did, so he decided to become a stay-at-home dad. "Welcome to 2012," he said. "It's just as crazy as a female saying I could never go into the workforce I am just going to stay home." But stay-at-home dads still face some traditional stereotypes, even from family members. Greg Jobson Larkin spent 12 years serving in the Navy and now stays at home with four kids, while his wife works as the CEO of a big corporation." - Big Joe Silence from Bookmarklet
""My in-laws think I'm a bum and I'm fine because I worked, already had a career," he said. "And I say, 'I am working. If it were reversed, would you say your daughter is a bum?' I'm a great father. Try to respect that."" - Big Joe Silence
"Jake Howard-Potter said he feels "lucky" and "privileged" to be able to make their home situation work, and his wife seemed to agree. "I am grateful that he is willing to do it," Erica said. "What is provides to our daughter is so invaluable and so I feel really grateful to him for it." "I don't view any of this as a challenge, it's an opportunity," Jake said." - Big Joe Silence
My parents used to ask me when I was going to go out and find a job. I gave up telling them I already have one. - A Gunny named Slickback
mercifully(?), i get that from nearly everyone except my parents. - Big Joe Silence
this was in the early days. 10 years later they get the hint and support me - A Gunny named Slickback
In the early days, my husband and I decided we would split it, both of us working, and both staying home with our daughter...just not at the same time. It was easy because he worked evenings and I worked days, and there was no problem with him taking our daughter to work with him and me picking her up from there when I came home. There was only a 15-20 minute overlap and one of his... more... - April Russo
Big Joe Silence
Fwd: The Escalating Campaign Against Anita Sarkeesian And the Long-Term Weakness of Sexist Trolls | ThinkProgress: (via
Fwd: The Escalating Campaign Against Anita Sarkeesian And the Long-Term Weakness of Sexist Trolls | ThinkProgress: (via
The lengths men will go to. - Heather
it's not all men. - Big Joe Silence
Big Joe Silence
Lesbian Woman Arrested After Seeking Marriage License In North Carolina | ThinkProgress -
Lesbian Woman Arrested After Seeking Marriage License In North Carolina | ThinkProgress
"Yesterday, Mary Jamis and her partner joined eight other gay and lesbian couples to seek a marriage license at the Register of Deeds office in Winston-Salem. Although the other couples left the office after being denied, Jamis and a straight friend of hers who joined the protest chose to remain behind and refuse to leave until Jamis was given her constitutional right to marry the person she loves." - Big Joe Silence from Bookmarklet
"This is at least the third time a North Carolina woman was arrested simply for insisting upon her constitutional right to be free from marriage discrimination. Last fall, a lesbian couple who had been together for 30 years were arrested after seeking a marriage license in Asheville, NC." - Big Joe Silence
Big Joe Silence
Fox News contributor laments ‘mistake’ of letting women vote | The Raw Story -
Fox News contributor laments ‘mistake’ of letting women vote | The Raw Story
"Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a Fox News contributor, tea party activist and personal friend of Sean Hannity’s said in a sermon recently published to YouTube that America’s greatest mistake was allowing women the right to vote, adding that back in “the good old days, men knew that women are crazy and they knew how to deal with them.”" - Big Joe Silence from Bookmarklet
What. - Tinfoil 2.0
The. - Tinfoil 2.0
Fuck. - Tinfoil 2.0
Best thing is that guys like these always assert how they LOOOOOOVE women. They don't love men, they LOOOOOOOOVE women. They piss and moan constantly about how stupid, crazy, "hysterical", etc. that women are but they LOOOOOOOVE women. - Spidra Webster
I hope we are not all included with this asshat. - Eric - ill subliminal
Wow. - rönin
#WaronWomen Any questions? - WarLord
No, Eric. Just guys like that. - Spidra Webster
10 Reasons the Rest of the World Thinks the U.S. Is Nuts -
"This week the Georgia State legislature debated a bill in the House, that would make it necessary for a woman to carry a stillborn baby until she 'naturally' goes into labor just as, according to Representative Terry England, pregnant cows and pigs do. I have a question for Terry Edwards, Sam Brownback, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and too many others: I have three daughters, two of them twins. If one of my twins had been stillborn would you have made me carry her to term, thereby endangering both the other twin and me? Or, would you have insisted that the state order a mandatory fetal extraction of the living twin fetus from my womb so that I could continue to carry the stillborn one to term and possibly die myself? My family is curious and since you believe my uterus is your public property, I am, too. Mr. England, unlike the calves and pigs for which you expressed so much empathy, I am not a beast of burden. I am a woman and I have these human rights: The right to life. The right to privacy. The right to freedom. The right to bodily integrity. The right to decide when and how I reproduce." - Prosey BUTTONS!
"Mr. England, you and your friends do not get to trade these rights, while "dog and hog hunting," in return for a young man's chickens. My human rights outweigh any you or the state corruptly and cynically seek to assign to a mass of dividing cells that will eventually turn into a 'natural' person. Personhood-for-zygote based bills and related legislation, like Georgia's and hundreds of... more... - Prosey BUTTONS!
To those asking if there is *really* a War on Women: Part 1 (I'll finish part 2 some time this weekend)
Unbelievably Stupid Law Would Declare Single Parenthood Child Abuse -
Contraceptive Debate: Let's Talk About How Much Women Are Being Gouged -
"...Why don't our representatives in Congress want to fight against unfair pricing practices that severely harm our economy, subject consumers to price gouging, and in many cases prevent access to life-saving drugs? And why, while we're arguing about who should cover the cost of contraception coverage for women, are we not talking at all about what we're being forced to pay? It has been a number of years since I took oral contraceptives for birth control, but when I did, these were the facts: Oral contraceptives for women were not covered under any insurance plan and had to be paid for out-of-pocket. The cost averaged between $20 and $30 per month if you were buying your contraceptives in the United States. I was fortunate. I had an Ob-Gyn who gave me the free samples the pharmaceutical reps gave to him, so I rarely had to pay for them. Only occasionally was his office out of stock when my supply ran out, necessitating a month or two prescription to be filled at my local pharmacy... more... - Prosey BUTTONS!
"If the American consumer were treated fairly or equitably by the drug manufacturers, we would most likely not even be having this debate at all. Who would be arguing that women couldn't afford $12 a year for contraceptives? That would be absurd. It follows, then, that the only reason this is a debate at all is because American women are being ripped off by the pharmaceutical giants,... more... - Prosey BUTTONS!
"We need to get the conversation on the right track, both for the health of women and the overall economic health of our country. This is not about "religious freedom." It's about forcing women to pay as much as thousands of dollars out-of-pocket, even when they're covered by insurance, for birth control methods that are made available at a minuscule cost to millions of women around the... more... - Prosey BUTTONS!
$20-$30 for birth control without insurance coverage? It cost me $40 WITH insurance! So not only have the prices been blown up, but recently they've blown up even more. - Heather
What's mind-boggling to me is that you can get the exact same product south of the border for a fraction of the price -- and not just birth control, but pretty much all medications. My dad used to go to Mexico once a month or so to pick up his prescriptions. - Prosey BUTTONS!
Keep struggling, jerks. - Soup in a TARDIS
",,,GOP operatives are especially glum about the public perception that this battle could create. “Republicans being against sex is not good,” the veteran Republican strategist Alex Castellanos told New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. “Sex is popular.” ,,," - WarLord
Prosey: I greatly underestimated the degree to which the GOP was still intent on waging all-out war on women's rights. Consider yourself a prophet. .:) - Sean McBride
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