i think it’s important that myself and other white ppl remember that we can not even begin to truly understand the pain and trauma of what is happening in ferguson, nor can we grasp the anger and sadness black communities experience due to this situation. all we can do is stand in solidarity, listen, and not derail or take the focus away from the true face of racism and white supremacy.
An infographic created by my friend to quickly spread the word on the non offensive way to write trans woman.
If you don’t know why the other variations are crossed out please do some research on your own. Various trans women have written numerous posts about why they are harmful to trans women.
I feel like this has gotten enough attention and since I’m a relatively peaceful mood I am going to attach some resources on why:
You can get disciplined for “not being nice and accommodating enough”, “not being professional enough”, “being a troublemaker”, etc., and the explanation of, well, it’s because he was harassing me, doesn’t fly. Customer service comes first, even before the employees well being. :-/
It’s the guy I mentioned in a post a week or so ago - the guy who insulated I was giving blow jobs in the back room.
He came by again today and apparently I wasn’t as responsive to his “charm” as he’d have liked so he asked for my name, named dropped my boss’ boss, and said something about being in touch/seeing him soon.
It probably doesn’t help my case either that he’s the business owner two buildings down…
And the company doesn’t have a track record of sticking up for, or showing too much respect for the integrity of its employees.
That sucks. There should be a couple opttions for you. See if there is something availible in what you have always wabted to do.
I’m confused by this. What “options” are you referring to? I am a low level employee that doesn’t matter. If I stir up shit (which is what they consider getting harassed to be), then I’m gone.
And your suggestions “seeing if there is something available in what you’ve always wanted to do”… I would love to get a day job in something that doesn’t already exasperate my chronic pain and isn’t something terrible, but, yeah… It’s really hard to get a job. I’ve been looking and applying for over eight months. If you have a secret, I’m in Los Angeles. Hook me up. I’d love to be able to afford both rent and basic food necessities…. But the reason I don’t have one is for sure as hell not because I’m not trying or looking.
I work for a Fortune 500 company with two high profile spokespersons and popular commercials and I’ve been there for a long time. I’ve been to HR repeatedly because of the company’s insistence that the customer is always right. No abuse is so great you can’t just shut up and take it. And HR told me to my FACE that I was paranoid and crazy and that if it was so bad, I’d have walked away along time ago. In those words.
I need my job. I have multiple chronic conditions. My medical expenses are massive. I can’t just walk away now nor could I have at any point in the last ten years when the economy was at its worst.
Don’t ever task individuals with solving systemic problems and the problem here is that we as individuals are being crushed under the wheels of capitalism.
This. This. This. Ummmm… THIS.
In honor of Seattle raising their minimum wage to $15/hour, allow me to share with you three members of the city council that came to this decision and who should be more widely recognized in general:
- Kshama Sawant: Indian socialist woman [x]
- Bruce Harrell: biracial (black/Japanese) man [x]
- Sally J Clark: white lesbian woman [x]
Because you know they’re not going to be given credit over the other, more “appropriate” members of the council (being white men/women).
They are, by many metrics, successful, and have gotten institutions long silent on the rights of women to speak up. I believe we are the better for them, but I also believe that they do not go far enough, and we all must, as feminists, radicals and progressives, push against our comfort zones.
In these campaigns, the masculine mystique is still very present, albeit a kinder, gentler version. By flattering men’s strength and asking them to use it to protect women, we once again place men in the driver’s seat of culture, asking for them to renounce violence and be less vile guardians.
Common to all these messages is that men CAN rape, hurt, buy women, catcall or what-have-you, but they SHOULDN’T. Men, we are told, shouldn’t hurt women, not because of any intrinsic rights women may have, but because other men might do it to THEIR women, and that would be awful.