Posts tagged Feminism
Posts tagged Feminism
Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) answering a question about racism, sexism, and capitalism.
marysues are basically a power fantasy and yet only female power fantasies ever get called out and mocked. Batman is basically the most ridiculous marysue ever and yet hes a national symbol of bad assery I mean really. There’s nothing wrong with power fantasies back the fuck off 12 year old girl’s oc. Ok fuck you
“I’m a woman and I’m not offended by this, clearly it isn’t sexist!”
wow I didn’t realise you were the singular spokesperson for 3.5 billion people of different ages, races, religions, backgrounds, sexual orientations, social classes, and cultures, I’m so sorry
i mean you COULD blog about feminism, or you could enjoy the web as it was originally intended: to share military codes and messages 2 help win the cold war
full article here
I just love the myth in Australia that the only people relying on the baby bonus are teenage mothers/welfare cheats/indigenous Australians/bogans (‘unsuitable’ mothers) who either use the money to buy drugs and alcohol after accidentally getting pregnant, or else get pregnant purely so that they can pay their mobile phone bill/buy a big screen TV. It feels like a lovely, lovely mix of sexism, racism and classism all rolled into one, and the fact that it’s so socially ingrained that it’s shaping public discourse on the issue is concerning.
The Husband and I are expecting our first child in three months, and we’re going to be relying on the baby bonus for a lot of things. It’s not the reason we’re starting a family, and cutting it wouldn’t suddenly transform us from loving parents-to-be into child abusers (though I am glad that the threshhold is March 2014). I realse that it’s not going to be cut entirely for future parents - it’s just going to be replaced by means-tested tax benefits that come to less than 50% of what the baby bonus was - and I agree that lowering the eligibility threshold is a good idea because some families aren’t in the financial constraints that others are (often through no fault of their own). But I think that there’s a major difference in saying that the government should continue to support families when they’re at their most vulnerable and emotionally disconnected, and saying that the government is enabling people who don’t ‘deserve’ to be parents.