The Lindy Badger

Lover, artist, Lindy hopper, feminist, foodie, Pokemon trainer, honey badger, kink shamer. Infused with feminist politics because I hate you.
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drziggystardust:

fandomsandfeminism:

lollus:

fandomsandfeminism:

lollus:

Hehe equality right?

Do you not understand the purpose of this, or why the prices are what they are? Does this need to be explained to you?

Oh yea right, the famous “wage gap” between men and women that has been debunked tons of times! That sure is the right argument to fight sexism with!

Not debunked, misrepresented, as it is a complicated issue. It’s honestly more accurate to call it a PAY gap than a WAGE gap, since there are a myriad of factors at play here. Women DO, on average, make less money than men. That is indisputable, and the margins widen when you include factors of race, disability, and sexuality. 

Here’s a good starter resource on it. 

IF you would like some more in depth reading:

This one is from Stanford about the Gender Pay Gap

This is a New York Times article looking at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s report on the topic.

This one is from the International Trade Union Confederation 

This one is from Oxford, titled Up the Down Staircase: Women’s Upward Mobility and the Wage Penalty for Occupational Feminization

You can also look at the US Census’s look at the Pay Gap

Or the Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Even the United States Government Accountability Office has some information on it.

So yes, the bake sale above is a pretty simplistic little stunt about a complicated economic and social issue. But the fact that it pisses people off sort of makes its point for it. 

Excellent primary sources for those concerned about sex based oppression/ how men continually benefit from female subjugation also I would really like one of those Vegan cupcakes

(via particularscarf)

I honestly think so much about Steven Moffat’s shows would improve dramatically if he was still writing the shows but if someone just gender swapped a random character every now and then. 

The things he’s done with Sherlock have been incredible in a detail oriented sense and I really appreciate that. 

But dammit. If you’re writing Irena Adler as a lesbian, then no amount of smarts is going to magically crave his cock. 

I’m not really sure where to start with Doctor Who because I’m honestly waiting until he’s done with the show before I marathon them just to see what he’s done and then start actually watching and getting excited under a new director’s lead. 

joshifereverlark:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

skarosoul:

mars-ultor:

lockedin221b:

theprofessorstrikesagain:

bit-fairytale:

I miss this.

Oh god, how I miss this.

I always wanted more of this.

I have a feeling that this scene wasn’t acting. That it was the actors just having fun, and they decided to put it in the show.

remember when Doctor Who was really fun and you didn’t feel like ripping out your insides every episode

ALWAYS REBLOG NINE’S FAMILY

I want Jack Harkness on the show again ASAP BBC

I want Jack but not if Moffat is in charge. He will take what’s good about Jack and ruin it. 

(via ginnyinthetardis)

shewbacca49:

This chest piece is soooo good. Agggh

I could never get a chest tat because I don’t think it would look good on me but holy fuck this is some gorgeous work. 
I need more tattoos. 

shewbacca49:

This chest piece is soooo good. Agggh

I could never get a chest tat because I don’t think it would look good on me but holy fuck this is some gorgeous work. 

I need more tattoos. 

thewigmonsters:

creepdick:

One of these is a size 3 and the other is a size 9. Someone please tell me why the dramatic leap in sizes? They dont look much different, This is why shopping for women’s bottoms in America is daunting

(via particularscarf)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?

September 28th

(via bridiebird)

polyatom1c:

fool me once, shame on you.
fool me twice, shame on you again for continuing to exploit my sense of trust. trust is not a weakness and should be respected, not taken advantage of.

(via bridiebird)

vegansanfrancishet:

So, I paint my nails pretty regularly these days. I also work as a barista/cashier pretty regularly these days. A few weeks back, I had a customer come in, a fairly typical, sheltered, suburban soccer mom, and she ordered a latte from me. She saw my brightly colored nails and said, “Wow, you’re so brave! My son asked me about painting his nails, and if it’s okay for boys to do that. Now I’ll tell him there’s a cool guy who does it too!” It was a nice moment, very cute.
Then, last week, she came in again, and said, “Hey, I’m so glad you’re here! I want you to meet someone!” She then brings her son forward, and says, “Okay sweetie, show him what you did!” And he throws his hands up, showing off his bright, sparkling blue nails. He shows them off, and I show mine off to him. He smiles. We fist bump.
Guys, I’ve only wanted to cry once at work before, and that was when someone ordered a large dry soy cappuccino on ice.
This time, though. This was a good cry.

vegansanfrancishet:

So, I paint my nails pretty regularly these days. I also work as a barista/cashier pretty regularly these days. A few weeks back, I had a customer come in, a fairly typical, sheltered, suburban soccer mom, and she ordered a latte from me. She saw my brightly colored nails and said, “Wow, you’re so brave! My son asked me about painting his nails, and if it’s okay for boys to do that. Now I’ll tell him there’s a cool guy who does it too!” It was a nice moment, very cute.

Then, last week, she came in again, and said, “Hey, I’m so glad you’re here! I want you to meet someone!” She then brings her son forward, and says, “Okay sweetie, show him what you did!” And he throws his hands up, showing off his bright, sparkling blue nails. He shows them off, and I show mine off to him. He smiles. We fist bump.

Guys, I’ve only wanted to cry once at work before, and that was when someone ordered a large dry soy cappuccino on ice.

This time, though. This was a good cry.

(via chocobosandcake)

shodobear:

stunningpicture:

A grape, wearing a raspberry.

I am froot.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

(via chocobosandcake)

kingsleyyy:

reblog if this cat is prettier than you

Someone photoshopped this cat behind the bars. This picture has been circling forever and this is the first time I’ve seen it not sitting on a floor, looking regal as fuck. 

kingsleyyy:

reblog if this cat is prettier than you

Someone photoshopped this cat behind the bars. This picture has been circling forever and this is the first time I’ve seen it not sitting on a floor, looking regal as fuck. 

(via comingforthbyday)

"In recent years, more than a dozen studies have provided evidence of women’s lower self-esteem in coeducational colleges than in single-sex schools. Recently Kathleen Welch, at Yale, compared assertiveness in discussions, as one measure of self-esteem, in classrooms at Yale, Brown, Wellesley, and Smith. What she found was that women at both of the mixed-sex institutions were verbally less assertive than men, in the sense that they were more likely to use hedges, qualifiers and questioning intonations. By contrast, women at Smith and Wellesley were not only more assertive than women at Yale and Brown, but also — most surprisingly — more assertive than men at the coeducational institutions.

The effects of low self-esteem carry over into graduate school and professional life, even in settings which might be thought to confer feelings of high self-efficacy. For example, Zappert and Stansbury at Stanford have found that female graduate students experience low self-esteem in comparison with male graduate students. Self-depreciation is especially pronounced in fields in which women are present in the lowest numbers. These women, the authors reported, have less trust than graduate men in their own judgments, and a greater fear of making mistakes — both feelings associated with keeping a safe and silent distance from classroom discussion.”

"In Ms Tannen’s schema, men talk to determine and achieve status. Women talk to determine and achieve connection. To use metaphors, for men life is a ladder and the better spots are up high. For women, life is a network, and the better spots have greater connections.

What evidence shows that male and female styles differ? Among the most compelling is a crucial piece left out of the “simple sexism” explanation: men mansplain to each other. Elizabeth Aries, another researcher, analysed 45 hours of conversation and found that men dominated mixed groups—but she also found competition and dominance in male-only groups. Men begin discussing fact-based topics, sizing each other up. Before long, a hierarchy is established: either those who have the most to contribute, or those who are simply better at dominating the conversation, are taking most of the turns. The men who dominate one group go on to dominate others, while women show more flexibility in their dominance patterns.”

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afternoobs:

thegreendeceiver:

myheartbeatsuppeople:

the ol’ razzzle dazzle

No but actually this is a GREAT way to present a dress like this! A regular standing mannequin wouldn’t show off all the layers and details in the skirt!

it also wouldn’t show off all the ol’ razzle dazzle

afternoobs:

thegreendeceiver:

myheartbeatsuppeople:

the ol’ razzzle dazzle

No but actually this is a GREAT way to present a dress like this! A regular standing mannequin wouldn’t show off all the layers and details in the skirt!

it also wouldn’t show off all the ol’ razzle dazzle

(via nextyearsgirlisaghostnow)

thelingerieaddict:

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Gawd.

This is art.