I thought this was going to be educational…. it was

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Hahahaha, it’s funny because she won’t get the job, since she is overqualified, and young part-time workers are cheaper.

Anyone who thinks our generation are lazy, unambitious layabouts… need to fucking lay down and die.
The harsh reality is that we are over-ambitious. We are told we can’t get anywhere without a good college degree, so we study hard, and learn all we can, and walk away with a piece of paper and skills to back it up… then we fight to break into a workforce that is already filled.
Every year more people graduate college, and the competition keeps mounting. There are a finite number of jobs, and the big-business fat-cats are cutting every corner they can to get away with NOT hiring new people, in order to maximise profits for themselves.

Then there’s the other problem of people having to work MULTIPLE jobs to support their families. Because they’re not paid enough to live on just one, they need to work three jobs to make ends meet - and that means two more jobs are filled by one person.
I’m not saying it’s “greedy” to work multiple jobs - I’m saying it’s disgusting that people are paid so little in them that they need to.

How are we supposed to get jobs when the job market is so limited - there’s not even enough work for everyone to have ONE job, much less two or three.
And the people who maintain the unemployment system have no idea how bad it really is - because they’ve had their jobs for twenty fucking years or more.

The only big company I know of that hired a graduate from my college did so because he invented a system that would cut their work down by almost 50%. That is what you need to do to get a job around here.

I have applied for every job I am qualified for.
I have applied for jobs I am almost qualified for.
I have applied for entry-level retail and fast-food jobs.
I have gotten nowhere.

And now I have the added bonus of being unable to work much at all due to my health issues. The irony of this is that I will be better off on disability - I will have the freedom to stop searching for dead-end temporary jobs, and be able to take the time to work on my own games and such. Albeit slow and in small bursts.

Also, employers want relevant experience, even for entry level jobs. Most job postings for waitressing require 2 years minimum of waitressing experience. I’m not even talking about fancy restaurants, I mean bussing tables in a pizza bar.

The problem of breaking into the job market at all is something seriously fucked up. No-one wants to hire an 18 year old when they can hire a 14 year old for the bare minimum. No-one will hire a 21 year old who is legally required to be paid a full adult wage if they can get anyone younger.

Getting into university was so important that I couldn’t even consider paid employment until finishing year 12. When I started applying for entry level fast food jobs at age 17? Rejection after rejection. If I got any feedback at all it was “Sorry, you don’t have any relevant experience” or ”We can’t know you’ll be able to cope with the work, since you’ve never worked before.”

AH, yes! How did I ever forget to mention the “experience barrier” - everyone trying to break into a job has to contend with this.

They want to take on someone with lots of experience - 2 years, 4 years, sometimes 6 or more.
I see things like “4 years, and you must have worked on at least Multi-Million Dollar Film, or AAA Game.”

Now how on earth am I going to do that if I can’t even get my foot in the door at fucking McDonalds?

And you know why they can put “2 years minimum experience” on their ads? Because there are plenty of people out there looking for those jobs with 2, 4, 8 years of experience in that role who need a job desperately.

If you want to work, you basically have to know someone in the company. If your parents run the joint, you can get in there, and get that experience. My sister has no trouble finding work now, because she has a couple years of experience - she got her first job through a combination of lying, and making very good friends with a number of people who worked there, by going to parties.
She barely made it through tenth grade.
I graduated 12th grade and college.

She has a job.
I don’t.

The system is broken, and only maintains a broken status quo. It puts barriers up to the outsiders, and puts minimal value on the insiders.
Humans are expendable assets - if they fire you, there’s a queue of people waiting to do your job.

Then there are places that exploit internships.

Some companies bring students in to work for a month for free - the old “pay you in experience” trick. Problem is, they’re not giving you the level of experience you need to secure a job, and there are dozens more students and graduates who want to get those unpaid internships, So they can just keep getting work from desperate students and grads for free.

It’s like all those artists who get asked to do something “for the exposure” - the exposure is an empty promise, and they really just want you to work for free.

The big CEOs want to keep their billion-dollar bank accounts floating. And they don’t care who has to suffer and die for that to happen.

If you wonder why so many young people are trying to make a name for themselves on the internet - “social media stars” and whatnot - it’s because it’s about the only chance we have to do something and be noticed.
We now have platforms where we can put ourselves out there, and try to make money based on our talents.

Is it a long-shot?

But it’s about the only chance we have.

This right here explains every thing read closely children cause it’s important

Which is why, on my good days, I sit back and laugh at the corpses currently in power. They’ve fucked our generation over so thoroughly and yet try to pander to us with commercials against the ACA featuring a beer funnel. You’ve got a bunch of pissed off, unemployed, over-educated 20-somethings who are already hyper-political and were basically the cornerstone of Obama’s first election campaign. You got a bunch more scared shitless, over-educated, soon-to-be-unemployed college and high school students coming up on graduation fast. And they think they have an ice cube’s chance in hell? Yes, they can lie, cheat, steal, and silence their way through and into power now, but as more Millennials become disenfranchised, as the generations after us find themselves in the same bottleneck we are in now, that’s not going to go twice as far. America hasn’t really rioted in the streets in a while and I won’t pretend the thought of doing so now doesn’t terrify me. If we do, I know there will be blood shed and that’s why every person I meet who screams for revolution I side-eye a little bit, but I’ve come to believe that it’s pretty much inevitable. They control the system and they showed us all when we were still snot-nosed kids on the playground that they’d use it against us, no matter what we said or did. So it seems the only way to make things better is to force our way outside of the system. 

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Now You Know (Source)

Crows are scary

  • use tools
  • Can be taught to speak (like parrots)
  • Have huge brains for birds
  • like seriously their brain-to-body size ratio is equal to that of a chimpanzee
  • They vocalize anger, sadness, or happiness in response to things
  • they are scary smart at solving puzzles
  • some ravens stay with their mates until one of them dies
  • they can remember faces
  • SIDENOTE HERE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT.  They did an experiment where these guys wore masks and some of them fucked with crows.  Pretty soon the crows recognized the masks = douchebag.  But the nice guys with masks they left alone.  THEN, OH WE’RE NOT DONE, NO SIR crows that WEREN’T EVEN IN THE EXPERIMENT AND NEVER SAW THE MASK BEFORE knew about mask-dudes and attacked them on sight.  THEY PASSED ON THE FUCKING INFORMATION TO THEIR CROW BUDDIES.
  • They remember places where crows were killed by farmers and change their migration patterns.

Guys I’m really scared of crows now.

Where as I want one as a pet now.

Why the fuck is that scary? That’s pretty cool if you ask me. Crows are awesome.

This is only scary if you make it a habit to piss of corvids. Which I don’t because

A) I live in he northeast and, in late fall when it’s always dark and the wind’s always blowing and the only birds left are fucking crows, you know that nightmares are real and to leave that shit alone and

B) I like birds in general and clever birds in particular and I have never doubted the cleverness of corvids. 

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Police Officers Who Shot at Two Innocent Women 103 Times Won’t Be Fired or Suspended

The eight Los Angeles police officers who shot at two women over 100 times will not lose their jobs. They won’t even be suspended. They’ll just get some additional training.

They’ll need it, since the shooting happened at the height of the manhunt for cop-killer Christopher Dorner, when police mistook two women delivering newspapers in a blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck for one man hellbent on revenge in a charcoal Nissan Titan pickup truck and shot at them 103 times. One of the women, who was 71 at the time, was hit twice in the back. The second woman was hit by broken glass. I would say those cops should get some training in target practice, but then it’s probably best for innocent newspaper carriers that they don’t.

A commission found that the officers violated department policy when they thought the sound of a newspaper hitting the pavement was a gunshot and opened fire on two women who were, again, doing absolutely nothing wrong except driving a truck that didn’t even look like the one they believed their suspect to be in.

The officers faced suspension or even firing, but police chief Charlie Beck elected instead to let them all return to duty once they undergo some additional training, according to a memo obtained by the AP. The officers have not been named, so you’ll probably never know if the guy writing your speeding ticket once shot at an innocent senior citizen. 

Shortly after the women were mistaken for Dorner, another police officer shot at another pickup truck. This one was black Honda Ridgeline. Brian McGee drove his cruiser into the truck and opened fire three times. The man inside the truck was not hit, but he sustained back and head injuries. The city of Torrance, where the incident took place, gave him $20,000 to replace his truck which was, again, a black Honda Ridgeline and not a gray Nissan Titan.

In January, prosecutors found that the officer was “justified in using force to stop the vehicle and in discharging his firearm and declined to press charges.

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Tonight, I was watching a favorite television series of mine with a male friend, wherein a female character ultimately causes the death of a group of fraternity members that had drugged and gang raped her. He expressed audible disgust by her actions, noting that the victims of her actions didn’t…

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The feminist movement is generally periodized into the so-called first, second and third waves of feminism. In the United States, the first wave is characterized by the suffragette movement; the second wave is characterized by the formation of the National Organization for Women, abortion rights politics, and the fight for the Equal Rights Amendments. Suddenly, during the third wave of feminism, women of colour make an appearance to transform feminism into a multicultural movement. This periodization situates white middle-class women as the central historical agents to which women of colour attach themselves. However, if we were to recognize the agency of indigenous women in an account of feminist history, we might begin with 1492 when Native women collectively resisted colonization. This would allow us to see that there are multiple feminist histories emerging from multiple communities of colour which intersect at points and diverge in others. This would not negate the contributions made by white feminists, but would de-center them from our historicizing and analysis.


Today while at the drive thru, the guy behind the window wouldn’t give me my order until I put my number in his phone.

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Should be fired.

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In one study, participants were asked to rank the humor in various cartoon captions. Half of the captions had been written by men, and half by women. When not told who wrote what, the participants judged them almost equally funny. In fact, based on the scores given in this experiment, men are just 2.2 percent more likely to be funny than women. Yet 90 percent of the participants agreed with the stereotype that men are funnier. Talk about a mind-bogglingly huge difference in perception versus reality.

And it gets weirder — when the participants were asked which gender they thought wrote a caption, the funnier ones were almost always assumed to be by men and the less funny ones by women. This might be expected, considering their stated bias. Even when told the name and gender of the person who wrote each caption, within a short time the participants started misattributing the funny ones to men. In other words, even when they knew that women had written some of the funniest captions, the bias that men are funnier was so ingrained that it made them misremember who had written what.

4 Ways We’re Programmed to Think Women Aren’t Funny by Kathy Benjamin (via bestoffates)

This is one of the best articles of all time, and I will always reblog quotes from it.

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Just be aware that Paul Ryan is trying to pass a bill that allows rapists to sue their rape victims if they get an abortion in a state that allows it. If this isn’t the most awful thing I’ll hear for the rest of the week, I don’t know what is.

i can actually feel my blood pressure rising

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Anonymous asked: At what age did you lose your virginity?


I never lost mine, I just absorb other peoples’, making my virginity grow stronger and stronger in preparation for the final battle. 

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you are not fat
you have fat 
you also have fingernails 
you are not fingernail 

This is something everyone needs to remember.

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ijustlovemyredshinyshoes asked: (TW: rape) Hi! You don't have to anon this, but I was wondering if you knew of any articles/studies on why many rape cases don't lead to an arrest? I keep trying to find any but all that comes up are articles like "rape victim arrested for reporting rape" (horrible, but not what I'm looking for!) or "NFL player arrested for rape." Thank you!!


I don’t actually know if there are any scholarly articles or studies as to WHY rape is so under-reported and under-prosecuted.  It seems like one of those things that is just sorta too obvious to study, but of course it would be good to have some concrete data as well.  Anyone have resources for this asker?

I do remember there being a great part in the documentary ”The House I Live In”, about the American war on drugs (which is a film I HIGHLY recommend) that compared the monetary and economical benefits that causes law enforcement to put their energy into arrested people for drug crimes over crimes like rape.  It essentially boiled down to the fact that arresting small-time drug dealers is faster, easier, and leads to more monetary gain for the police department (they can essentially seize and steal any money or property they want from convicted dealers, and take down multiple criminals in a matter of days), as opposed to a police department spending a month or more following, testing, and arresting a serial rapist, who is unlikely to have property they can confiscate and make money off of.  Not sure if that makes sense the way I wrote it, but that’s one of many examples I know of.

If anyone reading this has actual resources in the form of cited statistics, articles or studies, PLEASE let us know!

Tired and with a headache so I only dug up a few links I had bookmarked. Otherwise I would have spent more time. Highly suggest using google scholar instead of just plain google. Should have an easier time finding more information. Or do an advanced search in google for only sites ending in .edu

But yeah.. first link…

"The notion that "real" rape consists of only stranger rape, or that a person cannot be raped by someone they know (Allison & Wrightsman, 1993) is one that is not only held by the general public, but by the actual victims, too. According to a survey of 236 rape survivors, 61% of those surveyed did not consider the incident to be a rape when it happened (Wiehe & Richards, 1995)."


Lot’s of random info in there as well.

There’s also this link: http://ncherm.org/documents/McWhorterVV2009.pdf

Table 1 and Table 2 show that they often use alcohol and/or drugs and target people they know most of the time. This makes it easier to get away with, and will often leave victims confused about what happened and doubting or not knowing it was rape.

This link: http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/jhamlin/3925/4925HomeComputer/Rape%20myths/Police.pdf discusses attitudes held by police officers.

Not sure if any of that is what you’re looking for exactly, but might help.

There’s a number of things that contribute to rape being under reported. The first one being that a large number of victims may not realize what happened was indeed rape. Some may hold the belief that if it’s their partner, if it wasn’t violent, and/or if they were intoxicated then it’s not rape and therefore not seek any help. If they know it’s rape, they be fearful of reporting due to the knowledge that sometimes victims aren’t treated very well and also not wanting to go through the process of a trial. They might also worry that they might not have any evidence and feel it might be pointless. In cases in which the perpetrator is a romantic partner, they may have feelings towards their perpetrator and not want to do anything that would damage them and may feel that it was just a one time thing that the perpetrator will never do again. If they have been suffering domestic violence, they may be too fearful.

If they do report, the police may not take them seriously, especially in cases where there perpetrator and victim know each other and have a sexual history. They may decide after reporting that they don’t want to go through the trial, or there may not be enough evidence to go to trial.

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I once had a guy tell me that I was being selfish for deciding to get a breast reduction due to the fact that I am largely unable to move, eat, or breathe normally because of the size of my breasts. According to him, my breasts are “rare” and it’s my duty to be sexually attractive for him, a total stranger.

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