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lollus:

Hehe equality right?

Do you not understand the purpose of this, or why the prices are what they are? Does this need to be explained to you?

Oh yea right, the famous “wage gap” between men and women that has been debunked tons of times! That sure is the right argument to fight sexism with!

Not debunked, misrepresented, as it is a complicated issue. It’s honestly more accurate to call it a PAY gap than a WAGE gap, since there are a myriad of factors at play here. Women DO, on average, make less money than men. That is indisputable, and the margins widen when you include factors of race, disability, and sexuality. 
Here’s a good starter resource on it. 
IF you would like some more in depth reading:
This one is from Stanford about the Gender Pay Gap
This is a New York Times article looking at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s report on the topic.
This one is from the International Trade Union Confederation 
This one is from Oxford, titled Up the Down Staircase: Women’s Upward Mobility and the Wage Penalty for Occupational Feminization
You can also look at the US Census’s look at the Pay Gap
Or the Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Even the United States Government Accountability Office has some information on it.
So yes, the bake sale above is a pretty simplistic little stunt about a complicated economic and social issue. But the fact that it pisses people off sort of makes its point for it. 

Excellent primary sources for those concerned about sex based oppression/ how men continually benefit from female subjugation also I would really like one of those Vegan cupcakes

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"Don’t just tell me that you want me.
Show me.
Run your hands down my body and grab my hips.
Drags your lips across my neck and moan in my ear.
Push me down and hold my wrists tight.
Kiss me hard and fast, make me crave you.
Grab my thighs and do as you please.
Tease me slowly, make me catch my breath.
Look me in the eyes, smile that wonderful smile.
Make me moan and beg.
Whisper the dirty little things in the back of your mind.
I’m all yours, don’t be afraid to show it.
Slow down when my eyes roll back and kiss me.
Pull your body against mine.
Be as gentle or rough as you’d like, I don’t mind.
Make sure the neighbors know your name.
Leave some love marks, as the body is a canvas.
Do as I say, but sometimes don’t.
Whisper sweet nothings against my lips.
Make my body tremble for you.
Don’t just tell me that you want me.
Show me."

— (via real-life-has-n0-appeal)

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"I want to exist with you. Let’s make traditions and spend hours wishing we were together each time we’re apart. Friday nights should be spent on ice cream dates and getting lost somewhere in town. Hold my hand when I feel scared. I’ll listen to your heart beat in sync with the rain, never forgetting it’s slow and steady sound. Wake up on Saturday morning with me. Let’s watch the sun begin to rise, only to fall back asleep again. I will surprise you with every chance I get, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do. I’ve existed all along on my own, but I would rather exist with you."

— Untitled (via southerngreekgirl)

(Source: fadedtracksinthesnow, via kailmo)

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"I crave touch, yet I flinch every time someone is close enough."

I have become rather fearful I suppose.  (via dollpoetry)

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euo:

Iviva OlenickI believe in love. It’s permanence I’m not so certain of. 

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― Liv & Ingmar (2012)"…and that’s a good lesson to learn in life. Let go.”

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"Perhaps, the problem is not the intensity of your love, but the quality of the people you are loving."

— Warsan Shire (via wethinkwedream)

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janetmock:

Frankly, the mischaracterization of the glorious Mrs. Huxtable as “benign” and “reassuring” turned me into an angry black woman. One of Clair’s most admirable qualities — something I took notice as a child growing up in the early ’90s — was that she never bit her tongue. Her ability to express her frustration with the world and slay anyone in an argument, including her husband, her children and any person who disagreed with her views of the world, was aspirational. And seeing this vocal and sharp portrayal of a black woman and TV mother on primetime was revolutionary.
—from my latest essay, In Defense of Clair Huxtable & the Angry Black Woman In TV & Beyond

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spiritual-realm:

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"Tupac died at 25. If Malcolm X died at 25 he would have been a street hustler named Detroit Red. If Martin Luther King died at 25 he would’ve been known as a local baptist preacher. And if I had died at 25 I would’ve been known as a struggling musician. Only a sliver of my life’s potential."

Quincy Jones (via sunflobrwn)

this is important

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