If you’re queer and want kids, a career and a house and to serve in the military, have at it. But don’t forget those who helped you achieve all of that, and don’t think for a moment that we’re living in some kind of post-queer Shangri-La where your queerness is no longer important, or that you’re really equal. Whether you like it or not (or acknowledge it or not), there are too many people around the world — from Russia to Uganda to Mississippi — who will testify otherwise (if they’re not too afraid to open their mouths for fear of being attacked or killed, that is).
What’s more, our queerness is what makes us special. You, by your very existence as a queer person, exist in opposition to what governments and religions and cultures have told us is necessary and desirable and true. Even if you choose not to believe it or behold it, being queer is a calling to lead each other and everyone else toward a better future — not one where our sexualities and our gender presentations and our sex lives evaporate or are erased or don’t matter, but one where all of it matters, all of it is celebrated exactly as we discover it or dream it or make it so."
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
White people are still the ~standard so that’s not so revolutionary.
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.
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