April 12, 2013 | When McCraig and Miles Warren tried to claim their first-class seats on a US Airways flight, an employee told them to first change into more appropriate attire, according to a federal discrimination lawsuit filed Wednesday. A ticket counter employee repeatedly told the Warrens, who are both black, that their jeans, hooded sweatshirts and baseball caps violated an alleged first-class dress code. As the complaint states: Doe employee informed plaintiffs that it was US Airways policy that everyone in first class is required to wear slacks, button up shirts and no baseball caps. Doe employee demanded plaintiffs to change from jeans into slacks, a button-up shirt and told plaintiffs to remove their baseball caps. The Warrens reportedly headed to the restroom where Miles conferred to a white passenger, Michael Heffernan, that he was worried he’d miss his flight because of his apparent dress-code violation. So, imagine Miles’ surprise when he saw Mr. Heffernan and a friend sitting in first-class, wearing almost the exact same outfits that barred the Warrens from sitting in their seats—jeans and hoodies. Andrew Christie, a spokesperson for US Airways told AlterNet, “We’ve received the complaint and are currently reviewing it.
Iron? No. Barbaric? Yes. She hated feminists even though it was largely due to the progression of the women’s movement that the British people allowed themselves to accept that a prime minister could actually be female. But because of Thatcher, there will never again be another woman in power in British politics, and rather than opening that particular door for other women, she closed it Thatcher will only be fondly remembered by sentimentalists who did not suffer under her leadership, but the majority of British working people have forgotten her already, and the people of Argentina will be celebrating her death. As a matter of recorded fact, Thatcher was a terror without an atom of humanity. MORRISSEY.
Note: I don’t think it will be “never”, but it may take several generations because of status quo gender perceptions and oppression. With all the atrocities and terror spread by male presidents and prime ministers, people are still “voting” for males in such roles.
Gender plays no part in my book. I happen to be a woman. Do I want that door? Do I want “leadership”? Do I want “domination” (except as agreed-upon roleplay in a “bedroom”)? Nope. I am all for “dominion” tho.
From these examples we learn what tattooing meant for these women. They were seen as not only more beautiful, but also possessing emotional and physical fortitude to endure pain and hardship, including the pain of childbirth. A woman’s tattooing was an affirmation of her strength and inherent spiritual power, procreative endowment, and as a form of clothing, an enhancement of beauty and a proclamation of her status. Finally, the tattoos were a form of recognition that allowed the soul of a woman to pass into the afterlife and join the glorious chain of her ancestors.
-Lane Wilcken, Filipino Tatoos: Ancient to Modern
One of my facebook friends posted this.
I am getting so sick and tired of people ragging on those who have foodstamps….
Filling out that application is fucking degrading as shit.
Do you think people who use foodstamps tote that fact around like a badge of honour? You think most of them go to the grocery store and don’t worry about what people will think or say?
Well they fucking do. I know at least five people who either have had to be on, or are still on, foodstamps. I have spent time looking into the matter pretty thoroughly, I’ve even filled out the application myself just to see what questions are asked.
This idea that people on foodstamps don’t deserve the help, and are wasting the help? That’s crap. That’s society trying to get you to not think about and care when we have a massive homeless population in the US, and an insane amount of people who are under the poverty line. (Our national poverty line, not necessarily the global poverty line).
It’s easy to not give a shit about those in need, about those who are struggling.
It’s really fucking easy to post “hilarious” pictures on facebook to perpetuate the notion that people don’t deserve the very little help that we as a nation are giving them.
It is less easy to take a second and think about what you’re doing, and those that you are brushing off as low-life, lazy bums who are to blame for their current state.
Check your privilege.