Although these supposed advocates of women’s equality may be well intentioned, it frustrates me to see them wholeheartedly buying into the sexist way our society assigns value to different professions. In our society, fields that have been traditionally occupied by men (including engineering) are seen as much more prestigious and worthy of financial compensation than those traditionally occupied by women (such as child care and social planning). It strikes me as highly suspect that only those performing “men’s work” are taken seriously, and it aggravates me to see this paradigm so rarely questioned. As a working industrial engineer, I benefit from this system. I’m well paid. Nobody belittles my career choice or makes negative assumptions about me because of it. Strangers knowing nothing more about me than my my job title say things like, “Wow, you must be really smart.” But what if I had taken my love of science and used it to inspire kids as an elementary school teacher? What if I took my organizational skills and became an office administrator or a secretary? What if several years from now I jump ship to become a stay at home mom? Why should I be afforded less respect?
My activity graph is a cat
My cat is running away from me… :(
The cat I am sitting is the lightest cat ever. She weighs about as much as a feather and if I pet her too hard she falls over.
I got home from my long and perilous journey at 3 AM and my boyfriend still came over because he’s the best
cutest couple y’all
okay my mom basically hates my pretty boyfriend with major complaints of:
- the way he holds my purse makes her uncomfortable
- she thinks he has an eating disorder
- he is weird and quiet
wow what the actual fuck neopets
(◡‿◡✿) friendly reminder that everyone you love is slowly dying ♡ ✧ ♡ ✧ ♡
How come baby pants have pockets but adult girl pants usually don’t?
Because babies are more worthwhile humans and deserve a higher quality of life than adult women.
I want to climb mountains and explore roads listening to this.
grendels-mother said: i miss you a lot and have been meaning to text you. coffee/lunch these next couple weeks?
YESS. Well I will be gone on a catsitting adventure next week but if you are still around after the 13th let me know. I miss you also a lot.
I hate winter: everything is cold, all the applications are due, and all of my silly crushes on people intensify, which is probably an avoidance mechanism…
People often ask me what I think it will happen — whether the poor and middle class will demand reforms that reverse the scourge of widening inequality, whether we will elect politicians who will see the fears and insecurities of most Americans, or whether things will get so extreme people take to the streets. I tell them I don’t know, but we have been in terrible straights before — on the cusp of the Progressive era, in the Great Depression, in the late 1960s and early 1970s — and in those eras we widened the circle of prosperity, elected statesmen who responded to the fears and anxieties of ordinary Americans and the poor, and chose reform over revolution. We are approaching a tipping point once again. Our economy and our politics are working for a smaller and smaller portion of our people. We cannot continue in this direction. The optimist in me says we will do what we have done in the past, but I wonder if I’m right.