Women's-Work

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Things Are Not As They Seem…

Most of the outfits you see me wearing here are for my day job.

As a Human Resources professional my customers are people who need guidance, solutions to complex problems and issues that they are facing in the work place.

For the most part, I think that I have seen it all.

Hell I reckon I could even be a contracted writer for the TV show, “The Office”.

Guaranteed scripts for days.

I once heard, “when someone shows you who they are the first time, believe them’.

Words to live by.

Pleather Peplum Top - Sunny Girl, Leather Belt - Country Road, Pencil Skirt - Temt, Shoes - Wittner.

A lot of people are surprised to learn that back in 1800, 90 percent of American teachers were actually male. Today we know that actually 76 percent of [them are] female, so how did this huge flip happen?

The answer is that as school reformers began to realize in the 1820s that schooling should be compulsory — that parents should be forced to send their kids to school, and public education should be universal — they had to come up with a way to do this basically in an affordable manner, because raising taxes was just about as unpopular back then as it is now. So what we see is this alliance between politicians and education reformers in the early 19th century to redefine teaching as a female profession.

They do this in a couple ways: First, they argue that women are more moral in a Christian sense than men. They depict men as alcoholic, intemperate, lash-wielding, horrible teachers who are abusive to children. They make this argument that women can do a better job because they’re more naturally suited to spend time with kids, on a biological level. Then they are also quite explicit about the fact that [they] can pay women about 50 percent as much — and this is going to be a great thing for the taxpayer.
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Artist Eliza Bennett takes embroidery to an almost shocking level with her work of art Woman’s Work is Never Done.  Through a top layer of the skin in her palm, Bennett sews multicolored thread.  The embroidery pattern resembles a familiar pattern of callouses that develop in hands frequently put to difficult work.  However, beyond its initially shocking impact, Woman’s Work is Never Done also carries a significant socio-political message.  Describing the work in her statement, Bennett says:

“By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the preconceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy.”

via Hi-Fructose (link takes you to their tumblr).

According to centrumlumina's analysis, only 20.93% of episodes of Supernatural from Season 1 to Season 8 passed the Bechdel test.

There have been nine episodes thus far in Supernatural season 10.

Every single episode has passed the Bechdel Test. 

100%.

Everything we’ve told them about wanting more women?

Yeah, they might just be listening to that. 

We were lied to. The women of my generation were told that we could ‘have it all’, as long as ‘it all’ was marriage, babies and a career in finance, a cupboard full of beautiful shoes and terminal exhaustion – and even that is only an option if we’re rich, white, straight and well behaved. These perfect lives would necessarily rely on an army of nannies and care-workers, and nobody has yet bothered to ask whether they can have it all.

We can have everything we want as long as what we want is a life spent searching for exhausting work that doesn’t pay enough, shopping for things we don’t need and sticking to a set of social and sexual rules that turn out, once you plough through the layers of trash and adverts, to be as rigid as ever.

As for young men, they were told they lived in a brave new world of economic and sexual opportunity, and if they felt angry or afraid, if they felt constrained or bewildered by contradictory expectations, by the pressure to act masculine, make money, demonstrate dominance and fuck a lot of pretty women while remaining a decent human being, then their distress was the fault of women and minorities. It was these grasping women, these homosexuals and people of colour who had taken away the power and satisfaction that was once their birthright as men. We were taught, all of us, that if we were dissatisfied, it was our fault, or the fault of those closest to us. We were built wrong, somehow. We had failed to adjust. If we showed any sort of distress, we probably needed to be medicated or incarcerated, depending on our social status. There are supposed to be no structural problems, just individual maladaption.

I love the symbolism of this picture because there is a metaphor for the effort and struggle a woman must apply and go through to become strong, fit, and healthy. It also symbolizes the shape that fat takes around a person: it’s nothing more than a prison of laziness, shame, and guilt.

A woman is pretty if she’s thin. But she is beautiful if she is fit, because that means she put in a lot of hard work, time, and dedication into becoming athletic and maintaining her fitness.

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One of a kind African Bohemian maxi skirt handmade from high quality printed Kente Fabric. The picture says it all… Feminine and full… I have used several yards of fabric to create some drama. With 8 wide panels, this skirt really makes a statement whilst being still very light in weight.

Made with love .¸¸.•*¨`* ✩

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My girlfriend found this about 6 weeks ago, unfortunately right AFTER her time of the month passed. So when it came again, I dug this out of my likes and asked her to test it out. She shared it with a couple of friends, and the feedback from all three was exactly the same.

"This really works. It’s not my favorite method, and it is hard to beat the effectiveness of drugs or a heating pad, but it really comes in handy when like you’re in the middle of class, or you’re just in a situation where there’s nothing you can do. Then it’s a really good time to use the pressure point method.”