Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around.
Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.
It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …
this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1
A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes
A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes
A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes
A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes
A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes
That’s some bullshit right there.
Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.
Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.
THE LAST LINE
This. I am tired of seing this numbers without thinking about woc. (via arobynsong)
this is such a powerful shift. Yes, let’s explain it like this from now on.
A reoccurring theme on today’s social media has been “Scotland has lost its bravery”. THIS IS NOT THE CASE. If anything, Scotland has just chosen the difficult road. It would be cowardice to simply turn our back on so many who are suffering across the rest of the U.K under the Conservative’s iron rule, wipe our hands of our debts and walk away. We have chosen to stay together and Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland CAN bring Westminster to its knees. If Scotland could almost do it on their own, imagine what can be done as a union! Millions upon millions of people all standing up together to fight against Thatcher’s legacy. It is Scotland that has started this off, it is Scotland that has given Britain its voice and it is Scotland that will make a change. If that isn’t bravery, I do not know what is.
Extract from 'On the topic of still being British…'. Please take a look!