Quoting your own words back to you is totally manipulative. Imagine thinking you have anything to do with what you write.
It's a complete coincidence you keep invoking french toast and waffles as though it's a threat or form of retaliation.
But according to the report [PDF], although the US is doing well in womens education, the country is still struggling to make major progress in closing the gender gap in politics and economics. The US ranks 60thbelow India, China, and Ugandain terms of political empowerment, which takes into account indicators like the ratio of women to men in congress and ministerial positions. Currently, women only make up 18 percent of Congress, having risen only 1 percent since last year. US women also still struggle with a significant wage gap, making an average of 77 cents to every dollar that men make. African-American women make an average of 64 cents to a mans dollar, and Latina women make 55 cents.
One factor negatively affecting womens economic equality in the US is the lack of mandatory paid maternity leave and other supportive family services. The US is one of only three countries that has no mandated paid maternity leave. In contrast, Pakistan has 12 weeks of paid maternity leave and Canada has 50 weeks. In the US, federal law requires businesses to give 12 weeks of unpaid leave, but many women cant afford to take time off unpaid.
Top 20 list. Look which country isn't there
only you think it justified because it was for a good cause, to attack me.
What Opiate posted was a post from MIRT and you defended it, despite the fact I made clear he had searched back months into the MIRT posts to produce it. Can you not comprehend it's the same thing? Of course not. More double talk will ensure because as usual all you care about is which complete stranger online you decide is part of the cool kids at the junior high lunch table and nothing at all to do with principal, politics, or anything of substance. You made a point of supporting Opiate's disclosure of a MIRT post while attacking HassenbinSober's, for no reason other than Opiate attacked someone you despise, me. Opiate did exactly what HassenbinSober did, and you defended him. That you attack one person for the same thing you defend another for shows exactly what you are. All of that was clear in the conversation between me and Opiate at the time, so you knew full well what you were supporting.
Link to post of discussion from MIRT forum: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4598543
Then they must be defended at all costs. You made that very clear in the posts linked above.
Here is the post referencing the MIRT correspondence you asked about: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4598543
1. Name the real problems: Violent masculinity and victim-blaming. These are the cornerstones of rape culture and they go hand in hand. When an instance of sexual assault makes the news and the first questions the media asks are about the victims sobriety, or clothes, or sexuality, we should all be prepared to pivot to ask, instead, what messages the perpetrators received over their lifetime about rape and about being a man. Heres a tip: the right question is not, What was she doing/wearing/saying when she was raped? The right question is, What made him think this is acceptable? Sexual violence is a pervasive problem that cannot be solved by analyzing an individual situation. Learn 50 key facts about domestic violence. Heres one: the likelihood that a woman will die a violent death increases 270% once a gun is present in the home Remember, a violent act is not a tragic event done by an individual or a group of crazies. Violence functions in society as" a means of asserting and securing power." . . .
3. Get enthusiastic about enthusiastic consent. Rape culture relies on our collective inclination to blame the victim and find excuses for the rapist. Enthusiastic consent -- the idea that we're all responsible to make sure that our partners are actively into whatever's going down between us sexually -- takes a lot of those excuses away. Rather than looking for a no, make sure theres an active yes. If you adopt enthusiastic consent yourself, and then teach it to those around you, it can soon become a community value. Then, if someone is raped, the question won't be, well, what was she doing there, or did she really say no clearly enough? It will be: what did you do to make sure she was really into it? Check out this Tumblr page on enthusiastic consent. . . .
5. Get media literate. Media, like everything else we consume, is a product; someone imagined, created and implemented it. Ask the right questions about who creates media that profits off the objectification of women, especially women of color. Feed your mind and heart with media that portrays women as full human beings with the right to bodily autonomy. Go to FAAN Mail to learn how to "Talk Back" to media creators and browse their Facebook page for alternative artists. You'll not only be healthier yourself, but you'll be simultaneously calling into being a media ecosystem that will be healthier for everyone.
and it is very much alive in America and throughout the world.
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