I just sit here sometimes like
sexism is still a thing
the fact that sexism was ever a thing
it’s beyond me
a woman pushes you out of her fucking BODY
and you grow up to be like ‘ahahaha women r stupid and weak’
i don’t get how that happens
♫ Because when the sun shines, we’ll shine together
Told you I’ll be here forever
Said I’ll always be your friend
Took an oath, I’ma stick it out to the end
Now that it’s raining more than ever
Know that we’ll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella ella ella ey ey ey
Under my umbrella ella ella ey ey ey ♫
Anonymous asked: Yup, because female privilege allows them to abuse a system where the female to male teacher ratio is 70-30. What do they do with all those bachelor's degrees? Major in things like communications, women's studies, and English. Mostly because women aren't intelligent enough to handle math and science. Why would I want a bunch of idiot women in power who can't even handle algebra?
Whoa there buddy. First of all, women pursuing degrees in the social sciences or humanities are not “less intelligent”. In fact, the humanities teach us to look beyond what’s black and white and see gray areas in problems and issues that pop up throughout our lives. The great thing about the humanities is that there isn’t just one answer; every answer is complex and you have to use a lot of creativity to really get to the core of what you’re trying to learn. With the social sciences, you increase your social and worldly intelligence by learning how to interact with others and how to embrace new ideas. The social sciences help you become a more beneficial and engaging person. Plus, there are a lot of scientists who preach the value of an education in the humanities or the arts, because it really does help you think better. Oh, and with STEM careers, women have been discouraged from getting jobs in math and science for the last century. Boys are given doctor’s kits and Legos as three year olds while girls are given art kits and dolls. It’s culturally conditioned that men are supposed to pursue engineering, for example, because you’ll make a lot of money. Western culture doesn’t seem to be ok with women pursuing high paying jobs in STEM careers, and that’s unfortunate because women have the same amount of ability (for example, I have a female friend who is attending MIT as a computer science major next year - she is brilliant and would stun you with her intelligence). Either way, STEM and Humanities/SS are both great, noble career paths to pursue. And female privilege? WTF? If you were observant and started seeing how your female counterparts are treated daily you would know there is NO PRIVILEGE. And the next time to you ask me a question, don’t do it anonymously.
—One More Time
Right now, I’m writing a research paper about gender disparity when it comes to leadership positions in mostly business and goverment. I know that Tumblr is full of concerned, aware feminists who know a lot about how women are still very much unequal in so many areas. It never struck me until this…
Anonymous asked: Maybe if women were more qualified, they'd have more leadership roles.
I don’t think you read this part of my argument:
Women are 57% of bachelor’s degree holders and 60% of graduate degree holders. In a 2012 Pew study, 66% of women rated success in a high-powered career and profession as very important to them.
Women are usually promoted based on accomplishments and the amount of work they finish, versus men being usually promoted based on perceived capability. In every field, women get the more advanced degree, even in STEM subjects where there are generally more men than women degree-seekers.
Right now, I’m writing a research paper about gender disparity when it comes to leadership positions in mostly business and goverment. I know that Tumblr is full of concerned, aware feminists who know a lot about how women are still very much unequal in so many areas. It never struck me until this research paper (and I’ve written 3 other papers on feminist issues so far) how far women really have to go until we achieve real equality; at this rate, it seems like several decades. Here are some statistics you really have to see to believe:
- Only 18 women are CEOs at Fortune 500 companies. That means that women only lead 4% of those 500 major corporations.
- Women only make up 20% of the global legislature.
- Of the 195 independent countries around the world, only 17% are led by female heads of state.
- Women comprise 14% of executive officer positions, 17% of board seats, and 18% of elected officials.
- Women are 57% of bachelor’s degree holders and 60% of graduate degree holders.
- In a 2012 Pew study, 66% of women rated success in a high-powered career and profession as very important to them.
This isn’t a new concept to many of you, but in Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg’s new book about female leadership, she points out that what is really preventing women from attaining top positions is our culture’s insistance that girls must be polite, reserved, and respectful. Women who advocate and speak up for what they believe in are usually looked down upon. This is something we must change.
From my studies, it’s evident that we have to:
- Encourage more women to champion their ideas and beliefs. Confidence should be something parents and teachers preach to young girls in elementary school. Young girls are losing more and more self esteem, and as a result are less likely to be promoted to an executive or leadership position. (If you want to read some more about how western culture shapes young girls, The Curse of the Good Girl by Rachel Simmons is a pretty good read).
- The lack of women in top positions lets women’s issues go ignored and often leads to these issues being perceived as unimportant. More decisive, powerful women in politics and business will ultimately lead to women’s issues being represented and talked about by the public. There will not be as much skepticism and discrimination, and we will not have to conform to the same “good girl” standards that have been pressed on us forever.
Robert Pattinson wins the “Most Likely To Be A Douchebag But Turned Out To Be A Pretty Cool Guy” Award.
Cole Sprouse wins the “Seems To Be A Cool Guy But Turned Out To Be A Douchebag” Award
Chris Brown wins the “Most Likely To Be A Douchebag But Turned Out To Be An Even Bigger Douchebag” Award.
Leonardo DiCaprio Seems To Be A Cool Guy But Never Wins An Award
David Trumble took several real-life famous women and turned them into Disney Princesses
From left to right:
- Princess Marie Curie
- Princess Anne Frank
- Princess Ruth Bader Ginsberg
- Princess Harriet Tubman
- Princess Malala Yousafzai
- Princess Hillary Clinton
- Princess Jane Goodall
- Princess Gloria Steinem
- Princess Rosa Parks
- Princess Susan B. Anthony
Of course it’d be nice if there was more diversity (they have one less WOC than the actual disney princess lineup!), less western-centric, more modern women, and women who are not cis hetero, as well as disabled and/or fat women.
But I thought it was a cool take.
I am here for Princess Malala Yousafzai.