Poor students with degree worse off than rich students without one
According to the Pew Economic Mobility Project, children raised in high-income families who do not earn a college degree are 2.5 times more likely to end up wealthy than low-income students who actually do graduate from college.
LOL WOULDJA LOOK AT THAT? THE BOOTSTRAPS MYTH: GONE WITH THE WIND.
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11:57 am • 9 February 2014 • 19,362 notes
“You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood. However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it.”
— Ken Keyes Jr. (via surya-bhakti)
9:40 am • 7 February 2014 • 5,988 notes
I think tonight is gonna be one of those nights I’m going to be sad no matter what I do or think or what anyone else says or does.
10:37 pm • 4 February 2014
“"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.
White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always.”
— This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism” (via becauseiamawoman)
12:13 am • 30 January 2014 • 15,033 notes
Accepted into a PhD Program!!!!
Received an email tonight with an offer of admission from the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington!!!
12:45 am • 26 January 2014 • 1 note
“Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.”
— Shane Koyczan (via greatauthorquotes)
2:45 am • 23 January 2014 • 304 notes
Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2014
Inspired by the work of Dutch painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Elie Saab’s couture collection today was a floral fairytale.
Empire-line minidresses, chiffon-draped princess gowns with additional chiffon sashes at the neck, sheer bejewelled sheaths with skinny belted waists and huge bustle hipped wedding gowns, this was about dreamy fashion that transcends continents, age, trend or season.
"Women often ask me for dresses like the bridal one I showed today," Saab said after the show. "They want their dreams to come true and that’s what we try to do."
Dresses, get on my body
2:41 am • 23 January 2014 • 11,833 notes
“I didn’t want to hear that people lived happily ever after. I wanted to know that other people suffered, too.”
— Heather King, “Parched” (via lifeinpoetry)
9:32 am • 22 January 2014 • 1,539 notes
“[[trigger warning: rape]]
In response to the Steubenville, Ohio teen rape case, West Virginia U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld is launching a program to teach high school athletes not to post evidence of rape online.
It’s called “Project Future,” and his goal is to teach teens how to avoid getting in trouble with the law by using cell phones, cameras, and social media “responsibly.” Instead of teaching teens not to rape, the U.S. Attorney wants to teach them not to get caught.
This is rape culture at work: The very people who are in charge of enforcing our laws look at a cruel, brutal attack on a young girl and think, “If only the teens hadn’t posted photographic evidence online.”
"Project Future" (via firefoxed)
This is fucking disgusting.
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1:42 am • 20 January 2014 • 53,600 notes
And now we wait…
Meant to write this yesterday, but anyway…
Submitted my last applications to grad school yesterday!
8:58 am • 16 January 2014
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
— Audre Lorde (via jmeekzzz)
12:07 pm • 15 January 2014 • 3,796 notes