Too Fast To Live

In Soviet Russia, life fucks you.

August 20, 2014 12:00 pm

Sayaka Miki

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August 19, 2014 12:00 pm
"Let’s examine a traditionally male-dominated role that is very well-respected, and well-paid, in many parts of the world — that of a doctor. In the UK, it is listed as one of the top ten lucrative careers, and the average annual income of a family doctor in the US is well into six figures. It also confers on you significant social status, and a common stereotype in Asian communities is of parents encouraging their children to become doctors.

One of my lecturers at university once presented us with this thought exercise: why are doctors so highly paid, and so well-respected? Our answers were predictable. Because they save lives, their skills are extremely important, and it takes years and years of education to become one. All sound, logical reasons. But these traits that doctors possess are universal. So why is it, she asked, that doctors in Russia are so lowly paid? Making less than £7,500 a year, it is one of the lowest paid professions in Russia, and poorly respected at that. Why is this?

The answer is crushingly, breathtakingly simple. In Russia, the majority of doctors are women. Here’s a quote from Carol Schmidt, a geriatric nurse practitioner who toured medical facilities in Moscow: “Their status and pay are more like our blue-collar workers, even though they require about the same amount of training as the American doctor… medical practice is stereotyped as a caring vocation ‘naturally suited‘ to women, [which puts it at] a second-class level in the Soviet psyche.”

What this illustrates perfectly is this — women are not devalued in the job market because women’s work is seen to have little value. It is the other way round. Women’s work is devalued in the job market because women are seen to have little value."
August 18, 2014 12:00 pm

diaphaanous:

dont you dare make fun of people who are starting to experiment with makeup because of course they might stuff up a couple times and maybe their eyebrows are weird today or their blush is too obvious dONT MAKE FUN OF THEM BECAUSE THEY PROBABLY THOUGHT THEY LOOKED GOOD TODAY AND THEY’LL LEARN JUST LIKE YOU DID 

feel free to point them in the right direction if they ask for advice or bring up the conversation but JUST KEEP IT TO URSELF ALRIGHT

this has been a psa

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August 17, 2014 12:00 pm

assholedisney:

today I saw a preteen girl pick up Mean Girls at Target and ask her friend what it was. She didn’t even know. She said it sounded dumb. The people are forgetting. The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it.

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August 16, 2014 12:00 pm

creepwalking:

tara-chambler:

moshingice:

Every guy wants to fuck a girl in thigh highs and garters: fact

Most girls want to fuck girls in thigh highs and garters

Some want to fuck guys in thigh highs and garters

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thekendogurls:

let’s all just be CL in 2014

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goingtobuffalo:

the heterosexual agenda terrifies me. creating new small humans?? football?? bootcut jeans????? how the fuck am I supposed to explain this to my children

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August 11, 2014 12:00 pm

hoodpussy:

talking to white people about reverse racism

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