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Single Alecia is a menace to society

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"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."

Patriarchy’s Magic Trick: How Anything Perceived As Women’s Work Immediately Sheds Its Value | Crates and Ribbons (via muffdiver)

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I just sent a very forward text to the guy I’m hanging with… Will I regret this?

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overlypolitebisexual:

cat people: dogs are cool too
dog people: cats don’t feel love did you know a cat once MURDERED my MOTHER

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"I’m interested in the way in which the past affects the present and I think that if we understand a good deal more about history, we automatically understand a great more about contemporary life."

— Toni Morrison  (via afrometaphysics)

(Source: observando, via daniellemertina)

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Well, I have said this in the past, so I hope i don’t bore you by repeating it, but I think that we live or die under the tyranny of perfection. Socially, we are pushed towards being perfect. Physically, beautiful to conform to standards that are cruel and uncommon, to behave and lead our lives in a certain way, to demonstrate to the world that we are happy and healthy and all full of sunshine. We are told to always smile and never sweat, by multiple commercials of shampoo or beer.

And I feel that the most achievable goal of our lives is to have the freedom that imperfection gives us.

And there is no better patron saint of imperfection than a monster.

We will try really hard to be angels, but I think that a balanced, sane life is to accept the monstrosity in ourselves and others as part of what being human is. Imperfection, the acceptance of imperfection, leads to tolerance and liberates us from social models that I find horrible and oppressive.

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Guillermo del Toro, on why he has always been intrigued by monsters [x] (via queerly-it-is)

Love.

(via unreconstructedfangirl)

Monsters yesssss

(via lightsharpnesssong)

(Source: radiophile, via sieh)

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If anyone wants my Instagram hmu

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Maybe it’s cause I don’t take it too seriously but okcupid is just fun for me. I don’t have any expectations really, I just like talking to cute strangers.

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I love okcupid tbh. I’ve had some bad messages but mostly it’s fun. I usually just like messaging people, once they want to meet I get kinda ehhhh but I’ve had a few good dates.

I love okcupid tbh. I’ve had some bad messages but mostly it’s fun. I usually just like messaging people, once they want to meet I get kinda ehhhh but I’ve had a few good dates.

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The best okcupid convo I’ve ever had

The best okcupid convo I’ve ever had

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I love The Holiday soundtrack