Don’t you love celebrities making fun of rumours?
this could be us but you playin.
i will always reblog this
bill o’reilly is such a dick
THANK YOU JENNI HERD
When I say something that should not be controversial
Why aren’t 50% of coal miners women? Why not 50% of janitors or pest control workers? Don’t forget front line military!
Likewise, why aren’t men 50% of college enrollment and 50% of teachers?
We should eliminate the stupid “personal choice” thing because forcing people into certain professions is way more fun.
THIS IS NOT ABOUT FORCING PEOPLE INTO PROFESSIONS
THIS IS ABOUT WOMEN GOING INTO SCIENCE BEING DISCOURAGED
THIS IS ABOUT WOMEN BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST
FIRST, WHAT GBT SAID.^
FUNNY YOU SHOULD MENTION WOMEN COAL MINERS. BECAUSE I STUDY THEM. AND GUESS WHAT?
Women had to fight court cases to be allowed into coal mines as workers. Once a few women paved the way, thousands of women followed in short suit because on average, their incomes increased 500% over working as domestic workers, doing textile piecework and waitressing. Some saw their income jump 1000%.
Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find women have been mining coal for centuries. They were pushed out in the Victorian period because the mansplainers of the day could tolerate women wielding such a phallic object as a shovel underground with male workers present. And wearing pants! Still, women disguised themselves as men to work in the mines.
Oh, and World War II. Where did all the coal come from then? Oh, that’s right. Women. Women who were expected to stand aside and let the men take their jobs when the war was over and were denied benefits when they later developed black lung.
Also, can we just talk about how absurd it is to say that women don’t make up 50% of ‘janitors’?
Gee, I wonder if that’s because when a woman is hired to be the primary cleaner and caretaker of a property, it gets called ‘housekeeping’ or ‘maidservice’ and pays less than the EXACT SAME JOB, which if done by a man is given the title ‘janitor’?
I’d like to add to the thing about female coal miners! Have you heard of Lois Jenson? She spearheaded the first class-action sexual harassment lawsuit in the U.S. against Eveleth Taconite Company in the late 1980s. She was a miner for the company, and she and her other female coworkers were CONSTANTLY harassed by the men of the company, which included threats, damage to personal property, stalking, being exposed to pornography against their will, being attacked, being groped, etc. On top of all the harassment, they were, needless to say, discriminated against by their supervisors. (There’s a book about this, and a movie—North Country, starring Charlize Theron—for those of you who want more information).
Anyway, these women WANTED to work in these jobs. They WANTED to be miners! But there was a hostile environment for them at their job, and they constantly felt fearful just trying to do the same job their male coworkers were doing. So, in regards to the comment that said that we’re forcing women into jobs they don’t want: that’s not the case, AT ALL. Women are actively being denied opportunities to work in predominately male professions, oftentimes being exposed to harassment and discrimination all the while.