The female ‘confidence gap’ is a sham
Women’s lack of confidence could be just a keen understanding of just how little society values them, writes Jessica Valenti  (via guardian)
(Reblogged from guardian)
Vigilante groups in America do not trade violence for violence. They murder anyone who defies the structures of capitalism, even if the victims are unarmed. The vigilantes, often working with the approval and sometimes with the collusion of state law enforcement agencies, are rarely held accountable. They are capitalism’s shock troops, its ideological vanguard, used to break populist movements. Imagine that, if instead of right-wing militias, so-called “ecoterrorists”—who have never been found responsible for taking a single American life—had showed up armed in Nevada. How would the authorities have responded if those carrying guns had been from Earth First? Take a guess. Across U.S. history, hundreds of unarmed labor union members have been shot to death by vigilante groups working on behalf of coal, steel or mining concerns, and thousands more have been wounded. The United States has had the bloodiest labor wars in the industrialized world. Murderous rampages by vigilante groups, almost always in the pay of companies or oligarchs, have been unleashed on union members and agitators although no American labor union ever publicly called for an armed uprising. African-Americans, too, have endured a vigilante reign of terror, one that lasted for generations after the Civil War.
(Reblogged from azspot)
(Reblogged from nevver)
I realized that once people are broken in certain ways they can’t ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one.
Douglas Coupland - Life After God

(Source: dizzy-stvpid)

(Reblogged from sea-of-holes)

The Key to Success Will Be Announced Shortly. Please Stand By. “I don’t know the key to success,…

The Key to Success Will Be Announced Shortly. Please Stand By. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”

44% of the city’s 291,000 tech jobs, salaried at a median hourly wage of $39.50 (49% above the NYC…

44% of the city’s 291,000 tech jobs, salaried at a median hourly wage of $39.50 (49% above the NYC average), do not require a Bachelor’s degree.

Almost Half Of NYC Tech Jobs Don’t Require A Bachelor’s Degree: Gothamist

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It’s Not Just the Stock Market That’s Rigged: the Entire Status Quo Is Rigged

It’s Not Just the Stock Market That’s Rigged: the Entire Status Quo Is Rigged

It’s Not Just the Stock Market That’s Rigged: the Entire Status Quo Is Rigged

The stock market is only the tip of the iceberg of what’s being rigged. For a taste of what’s rigged, ask yourself this question: if Mr. Elite Insider perpetrates a scam, and Mr. John Q. Citizen breaks similar laws, is there any difference between the treatment each receives?

Let’s go even deeper and ask: why is…

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Tearing Europe Apart (larger)

Tearing Europe Apart (larger)