Let’s examine a traditionally male-dominated role that is very well-respected, and well-paid, in many parts of the world — that of a doctor. In the UK, it is listed as one of the top ten lucrative careers, and the average annual income of a family doctor in the US is well into six figures. It also confers on you significant social status, and a common stereotype in Asian communities is of parents encouraging their children to become doctors.

One of my lecturers at university once presented us with this thought exercise: why are doctors so highly paid, and so well-respected? Our answers were predictable. Because they save lives, their skills are extremely important, and it takes years and years of education to become one. All sound, logical reasons. But these traits that doctors possess are universal. So why is it, she asked, that doctors in Russia are so lowly paid? Making less than £7,500 a year, it is one of the lowest paid professions in Russia, and poorly respected at that. Why is this?

The answer is crushingly, breathtakingly simple. In Russia, the majority of doctors are women. Here’s a quote from Carol Schmidt, a geriatric nurse practitioner who toured medical facilities in Moscow: “Their status and pay are more like our blue-collar workers, even though they require about the same amount of training as the American doctor… medical practice is stereotyped as a caring vocation ‘naturally suited‘ to women, [which puts it at] a second-class level in the Soviet psyche.”

What this illustrates perfectly is this — women are not devalued in the job market because women’s work is seen to have little value. It is the other way round. Women’s work is devalued in the job market because women are seen to have little value.

rambeltilx:

birdghost:

videohall:

A parakeet trying his hardest to say ‘Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition’

I’M CRYING

the spanish inqui-baby bird

Sex Worker PSA

nopenis4me:

tennismilk:

This is your monthly reminder that privileged, white, college-educated sex workers are vastly overrepresented on tumblr, while less privileged sex workers are vastly underrepresented. Tumblr Sex Workers ™ views are not representative of the majority of sex workers, the majority of whom don’t consider it “empowering,” fun, or “just another job like any other.”

Vastly underrepresented and vastly silenced. No one wants to listen to a sex worker who isn’t enjoying herself and it’s getting her tits out on the internet and pandering to the male gaze for more follows. The reason why privileged, white sex workers seem so overrepresented on tumblr is because that is who the majority of men will follow, listen to and cheer on. 

The women suffering and struggling will get ignored for the sake of keeping up the delusion. 

Can everyone not encourage Karl Lagerfield to believe he has any place staging a “feminist protest”?

justcallmeemilyv:

charmcore:

This is how we give Praise to a Witch who is really Nailing an Outfitte.

I have a mighty need to expand the knowledge that this gif is from the ballet Giselle, and these are spirits of women who died from broken hearts called wilis - in the ballet, men who get lost in the forest at night are trapped by the wilis and danced to death for doing wrong to women. It’s all quite badass. (with Myrtha, Queen of the Willis in the middle - she’s one cold hearted bitch and I love her.)

justcallmeemilyv:

charmcore:

This is how we give Praise to a Witch who is really Nailing an Outfitte.

I have a mighty need to expand the knowledge that this gif is from the ballet Giselle, and these are spirits of women who died from broken hearts called wilis - in the ballet, men who get lost in the forest at night are trapped by the wilis and danced to death for doing wrong to women. It’s all quite badass. (with Myrtha, Queen of the Willis in the middle - she’s one cold hearted bitch and I love her.)

another weird beauty post. tws abound

arabellesicardi:

sylvides:

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"Pedestals are power games. I’ve never been able to separate being sexually desirable from being hunted."

G i r l m o n s t e r i n g 

It took a special kind of guts to be a fuck up as a woman, I thought. To say to hell with being the nice girl, the responsible one, the one who makes sure the man takes care of himself and eats properly and doesn’t take too many drugs. To be just as nihilistic and self-destructive as a man, knowing all along that you’ll get crucified for it, because somehow, the world will make everything your fault. He’ll be a martyr, and you’ll be a succubus. He’ll be a genius and you’ll be a groupie, He’ll be a hero, and you’ll be an ugly fat crack whore who deserves to die.
Courtney Love (via fckrt)
alternativeladivisionfemme:

BOooOOOoooh!
Je suis une fanatique de l’Halloween et ça arrive à grand pas déjà. Pour cela, je vous mets dans l’ambiance en vous proposant un Punch de zombie, mains et doigts ensanglantés. Tout à fait approprié pour le thème de l’Halloween n’est-ce pas? 
INGRÉDIENTS

Main et doigts ensanglantés (glaçons)
3 gants de grandeur moyenne en latex sans talc
625 ml (2 1/2 tasses) de jus de petits fruits rouges épais (de type Bolthouse Farms) (environ)
Punch750 ml (3 tasses) de jus d’ananas, froid
250 ml (1 tasse) de jus de mangue, froid
250 ml (1 tasse) de rhum brun ou blanc
60 ml (1/4 tasse) de jus de lime
60 ml (1/4 tasse) de jus de citron
60 ml (1/4 tasse) de sucre
PRÉPARATION
Main et doigts ensanglantés (glaçons)
Remplir un gant de jus et refermer en le nouant. Déposer le gant sur une orange (dont la base a été coupée pour la stabiliser) de façon à ce que la main soit légèrement courbée. Congeler toute une nuit. Il est important de ne pas trop créer de plis, car il sera difficile de retirer le gant sans casser les doigts.
Remplir les doigts des deux autres gants avec le reste de jus. À laide de pince-notes (clips), suspendre les gants dans le congélateur de façon à ce que le jus reste dans les doigts.
Punch
Dans un bol, bien mélanger tous les ingrédients jusqu’à ce que le sucre soit dissous. Couvrir et réfrigérer environ 30 minutes ou jusqu’à ce que le punch soit bien froid.
Au moment de servir, découper les gants à l’aide d’un couteau à lame rétractable (X-acto) et en retirer délicatement la main et les doigts ensanglantés.
Déposer la main (les doigts tournés vers le haut) dans le punch.
Servir chaque verre de punch avec un doigt.
Et voilà, une jolie recette de breuvage original pour vos party d’Halloween!

alternativeladivisionfemme:

BOooOOOoooh!

Je suis une fanatique de l’Halloween et ça arrive à grand pas déjà. Pour cela, je vous mets dans l’ambiance en vous proposant un Punch de zombie, mains et doigts ensanglantés. Tout à fait approprié pour le thème de l’Halloween n’est-ce pas? 

INGRÉDIENTS

Main et doigts ensanglantés (glaçons)

  • 3 gants de grandeur moyenne en latex sans talc
  • 625 ml (2 1/2 tasses) de jus de petits fruits rouges épais (de type Bolthouse Farms) (environ)
Punch
  • 750 ml (3 tasses) de jus d’ananas, froid
  • 250 ml (1 tasse) de jus de mangue, froid
  • 250 ml (1 tasse) de rhum brun ou blanc
  • 60 ml (1/4 tasse) de jus de lime
  • 60 ml (1/4 tasse) de jus de citron
  • 60 ml (1/4 tasse) de sucre

PRÉPARATION

Main et doigts ensanglantés (glaçons)

  1. Remplir un gant de jus et refermer en le nouant. Déposer le gant sur une orange (dont la base a été coupée pour la stabiliser) de façon à ce que la main soit légèrement courbée. Congeler toute une nuit. Il est important de ne pas trop créer de plis, car il sera difficile de retirer le gant sans casser les doigts.
  2. Remplir les doigts des deux autres gants avec le reste de jus. À laide de pince-notes (clips), suspendre les gants dans le congélateur de façon à ce que le jus reste dans les doigts.

Punch

  1. Dans un bol, bien mélanger tous les ingrédients jusqu’à ce que le sucre soit dissous. Couvrir et réfrigérer environ 30 minutes ou jusqu’à ce que le punch soit bien froid.
  2. Au moment de servir, découper les gants à l’aide d’un couteau à lame rétractable (X-acto) et en retirer délicatement la main et les doigts ensanglantés.
  3. Déposer la main (les doigts tournés vers le haut) dans le punch.
  4. Servir chaque verre de punch avec un doigt.

Et voilà, une jolie recette de breuvage original pour vos party d’Halloween!


Two women lighting each others’ cigarettes, Westeinde, The Netherlands, 1932.
Source: Nationaal Archief

Two women lighting each others’ cigarettes, Westeinde, The Netherlands, 1932.

Source: Nationaal Archief

deadpanaesthetic:

Yayoi Kusama,Sunshine, 1988. acrylic on canvas, 18 x 15 1/8 in. (45.7 x 38.4 cm)

deadpanaesthetic:

Yayoi Kusama,
Sunshine, 1988.
acrylic on canvas, 18 x 15 1/8 in. (45.7 x 38.4 cm)

I get super weirded out when I see ppl who kiss their parents on the lips. I remember going over 2 a girls house when I was like 10 n she kissed her mum on the lips it freaked me out lmao