Does Wanting Success Make You a ‘Bad Feminist’?

Does Wanting Success Make You a ‘Bad Feminist’?

In my childhood dreams, my life looked like ever power woman from the 90’s with a razor-sharp suit and an attitude that says, “Yes I’m the boss, but I’ll also cut your throat out.” Through the lens of shows with characters like Murphy Brown, Ally McBeal, and Maxine Shaw, the idea of an independent career orientated woman appealed to me. I wanted to be a power suit wearing Amazon. For me, this was…

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Considering looking for a new job cos work is driving me nuts and the only person I really like on my team is quitting.

Hit up to see what I should be asking in salary. Run a search on my current pay and job.

"You are making more money than 1% of the people like you."

Lulz. Definitely looking for a new job. *headdesk*

Name placement on movie credits is not random. It is not a typo that Robert Downey Jr’s name is above the title. It’s top billing. It was part of his contract negotiations for the film. Whether or not somebody thinks he deserves it, isn’t terribly relevant. Above the title is like all the gold stars. 

Credits are very deliberate, people take them very seriously. They’re not just scrolling names in a trailer or at the end of a movie; they’re people’s work history, and placement says a lot, and can inform future contracts and payscale. This was not a ‘typo’ — a typo of that sort would get people fired and sued. A lot. 

These Jobs Don’t Suck: The 20 Best Gigs In America

Need a job? If so, you might want to check these out. According to CNNMoney and PayScale, these are the top 20 jobs currently available in America. They are rated based on a combination of salary, personal satisfaction, societal

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gillianpunjabianderson asked:

What sort of false facts do you think feminists rely on? Send me a blank ask re: rape statistics and wage gap statistics, for example, and I will send you dozens of recent studies from reputable organizations like the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the FBI.

The wage gap:

95 pages of debunking prepared for the Government:

Some by women:

US Department of Labor:

Some more:

Fair pay isn’t always equal pay:

Don’t try to blame discrimination:

Women are even the majority in American work places:

Young women now earn more than men in UK:

Women In Tech Make More Money And Land Better Jobs Than Men:

And I’ll just end this specific false fact with this:

Now for the 1 in 4 (or 1 in 5 seriously it changes so often) rape statistic:

IF the one-in-four statistic is correct—it is sometimes modified to “one-in-five to one-in-four”—campus rape represents a crime wave of unprecedented proportionsNo crime, much less one as serious as rape, has a victimization rate remotely approaching 20 or 25 percent, even over many years. The 2006 violent crime rate in Detroit, one of the most violent cities in America, was 2,400 murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults per 100,000 inhabitants—a rate of 2.4 percent. The one-in-four statistic would mean that every year, millions of young women graduate who have suffered the most terrifying assault, short of murder, that a woman can experience. Such a crime wave would require nothing less than a state of emergency—Take Back the Night rallies and 24-hour hotlines would hardly be adequate to counter this tsunami of sexual violence. Admissions policies letting in tens of thousands of vicious criminals would require a complete revision, perhaps banning boys entirely.”

— Heather Mac Donald, "The Campus Rape Myth".

This alleged “statistic” was culled from a survey of 3,000 college women in 1982, conducted by Ms. Magazine.  These women were asked only three questions:

  1. Have you had sexual intercourse when you didn’t want to because a man gave you alcohol or drugs?
  2. Have you had sexual intercourse when you didn’t want to because a man threatened or used some degree of physical force to make you?
  3. Have you had sexual acts when you didn’t want to because a man threatened to use some degree of physical force to make you?

The trouble is, many of the women the survey counted as “victims” did not actually feel that they had been raped, especially not the entire third of the alleged “victims” that continued to have a consensual sexual relationship with their supposed attacker.  Others that had consensual one-night-stands that they later regretted were also counted as “victims”.

When you have to lie about the prevalence of a crime, you’re not doing women any favors.

Also you might enjoy some of these:

Those are just some links for any future argument you might want to have over men committing violent crimes against women or men being considered superior or anything along those lines. 

Seriously, feminists are so disrespectful and spiteful towards men. yongguksanal has this title on her blog: “all men must die” what?

What if a man said “all women must die” how would you feel then? 

How many text posts are there praising women but at the same time shutting men down and saying they’re worthless? 

How many “male tears” mugs have been sold?

Compared to women shelters how many men shelters are there? 

Feminists claim that a man’s ego is fragile, yet here you guys are saying I should be dragged and what not because I don’t think feminism in 1st world countries is necessary. 

You guys claim equality for the genders, and you guys are all for women’s rights, until one of them disagrees with you.

If you believe in feminism, that’s fine! Believe what you want to believe, by all means! But don’t claim equality and then shame men and be so disrespectful and hateful towards them. That’s just hypocritical and absolutely horrendous 

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The Secret Formula that Will Set You Apart in a Salary Negotiation

Use this one sentence to prove your worth, says’s Jim Hopkinson.

This is the sixth in a series of six posts on salary negotiation published in partnership

If you’ve ever been told, “We’re sorry, we really liked you and it was a very difficult decision, but we ended up going with a slightly more qualified candidate,” you know that it’s not a great feeling. You can drive yourself crazy wondering, “What did the winning job-seeker say or do to gain that slight edge over me to land the job?”

Fortunately, there’s a simple framework and phrase to keep in mind that might give you the extra edge you need. Not only will you distinguish yourself from the competition when looking for a job, but you’ll also be able to negotiate a higher salary when you get the offer or ask for a raise.

In fact, I just demonstrated it in the last paragraph!

The framework is: Not only this… but that…

If you were to write it out as a formula, it might look like this:

“Not only do I have [all the standard requirements that everyone else has]+ but I also possess [the following unique traits that make me a better candidate and worth more money].”

Let’s look at a few examples…

In some cases, you don’t even need an extra skill, you just have to show up. If you sense that a company is in a massive rush and has had a difficult time filling a position, or others are giving them the run around in terms of start dates, you might simply say, “Not only do I have the skills necessary for this job, but since I won’t require any training, I can hit the ground running, make an immediate impact, and start tomorrow.”

To be most effective, however, you’re going to want to cultivate and mention unique, valuable, and complementary skills.

So if you know that the company you’re working for is looking to expand internationally, and they offer you a starting salary of $70,000, you might reply, “I appreciate that generous offer. However, since I’ll be coming into this position not only with proven marketing and team-building skills, but also as a multi-lingual manager with experience building out teams internationally, I was seeking a salary closer to the $80,000 range.” If the hiring manager knows that this will be an asset in the future, or saves the time and cost to train a similar manager in language skills, you’re likely to get that additional salary.

I once worked with a client that received a five figure increase from a single email exchange. The position was at a prestigious art museum and there was a lot of competition for the job. At this level, every candidate was extremely well educated, had extensive experience working in museums, and a passion for the arts.

During her interview, she had noted that the executive director was charged with building out something new and exciting. Not only did she land the offer, but she used that language to bump her salary $11,000 by saying, “Since I will be bringing not only curation and management skills from the art world, but also have the experience you desire in building a new program from the ground up, I am seeking a salary that would reflect those additional skills.”

One area you certainly don’t want to stand out in, however, is a lower price.

While it might feel good to finally land a job by saying, “Not only can I do the necessary work, but I’m willing to take a salary $10,000 less than anyone else,” that feeling will be fleeting. Yes, you got the job, but in doing so you completely devalued your worth and won’t be happy for long.

So take a few minutes to really highlight what makes you unique…

Maybe you’re an accountant not only with CPA and Excel expertise, but you’re also a specialist in finances for companies with 10,000 employees or more.

Perhaps you’re a social media marketing manager that has run campaigns on Twitter and Facebook, but also has a deep understanding of the reports, analytics, and data science behind your posts.

Or let’s say you’re a project manager that people love working for and you always bring in your projects on time and under budget, but you also have a history of launching mobile apps and getting them to trend in the app store.

The key is to find something that your employer needs—and is willing to pay extra for—and then utilize it during a negotiation to distinguish yourself from others and get paid what you deserve.

Jim Hopkinson is the author of the book Salary Tutor: Learn The Salary Negotiation Secrets No One Ever Taught You. His website,, offers a series online salary negotiation courses to help students and professionals effectively negotiate a raise or new job offer.

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New 2015 Goals

To travel - I have a short break to Holland planned to see a uni friend in the February half term which will be really nice. I also want to visit Rome again, either in Easter or summer. 

To lose weight - I swear, this has been a resolution every year since I can remember. I am so sick of saying it. I want to be healthier, to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without dying. I want to be that girl who runs in winter and summer. The girl who isn’t scared of getting diabetes. The girl who looks good in skinny jeans and bodycon dresses. 

To get my QTLS qualification - I need this to be classed as a qualified teacher on the payscale. 

Mini Goals

To finish my scrapbook 

To go to the Harry Potter Studios in London 

To get out of my overdraft 

Dangerous Onion: Why "Women earn 77 cents to a man's dollar" figure is bullshit

My actual opinion is at the bottom of this post under the bolded “my opinion” heading so if you just want the opinion I have without what I use to backup my opinions, go there. Sorry for the poor organization!

Read this article here.

More articles:
The Atlantic
Huffington Post
The Daily Beast
USA Today
CONSAD Research Group report and analysis of the gender pay gap with a foreword from the US Dept. of Labor that says the gender gap is misleading
Payscale, an interactive website that breaks down and analyzes the wage gap

tl;dr- (all taken from the article)
The 0.77 -> 1.00 is based upon the median earnings of full time women vs. median earnings of full time men. Which is really inaccurate because women work different jobs than men. And have paid maternity leave while men have unpaid paternity leave. And a million other factors

Points from the article
1) “Women congregate in different professions than men do”-
Petroleum Engineering: 87% male
Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration: 48% male
Mathematics and Computer Science: 67% male
Aerospace Engineering: 88% male
Chemical Engineering: 72% male
Electrical Engineering: 89% male
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering: 97% male
Mechanical Engineering: 90% male
Metallurgical Engineering: 83% male
Mining and Mineral Engineering: 90% male
(Source- Georgetown University study on college degrees and different statistics related to degrees and professions page 15) 
These are the top 10 paying professions based upon median pay. 9/10 are predominated by men.

Here are the last 10 remunerative majors:
Counseling Psychology: 74% female
Early Childhood Education: 97% female
Theology and Religious Vocations: 34% female
Human Services and Community Organization: 81% female
Social Work: 88% female
Drama and Theater Arts: 60% female
Studio Arts: 66% female
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services: 94% female
Visual and Performing Arts: 77% female
Health and Medical Preparatory Programs: 55% female
(Source, same study by Georgetown university)
9/10 of these are predominated by women. The median pay of these majors and industries are also significantly lower, not just slightly lower, than the 10 most remunerative majors/industries. 

2) “[American women are now among the most educated, autonomous, opportunity-rich women in history] Why not respect their choices? For the past few decades, untold millions of state and federal dollars have been devoted to recruiting young women into engineering and computer technology. It hasn’t worked. The percent of degrees awarded to women in fields like computer science and engineering has either stagnated or significantly decreased since 2000. (According to Department of Education data, in 2000, women earned 19 percent of engineering BA’s, and 28 percent in computer science; by 2011, only 17 percent of engineering degrees were awarded to females, and the percent of female computer science degrees had dropped to 18.) All evidence suggests that though young women have the talent for engineering and computer science, their interest tends to lie elsewhere. To say that these women remain helplessly in thrall to sexist stereotypes, and manipulated into life choices by forces beyond their control, is divorced from reality—and demeaning to boot.  If a woman wants to be a teacher rather than a miner, or a veterinarian rather than a petroleum engineer, more power to her.” (From the article)

My Opinion
"There is clearly a wage gap, but differences in the life choices of men and women… make it difficult to make simple comparisons.” (Washington post article that fact checked Obama’s State of the Union)

Yes there is clearly a wage gap, but it’s not nearly as large as the 23% figure that all these groups shove down my throat. No there shouldn’t be less of an effort. But stop using these bullshit numbers and basically manipulating the public… Show people who don’t think there is a gender gap why they’re wrong with actual logic so they have nothing to argue back with because these “facts” can easily be brought down.

Stop playing upon people’s ignorance to further an agenda. Use logic, sound facts, and research instead. This fosters the use of logic, sound facts, and research, and reduces the ignorance that America (and much of the world) is full of. 

If people argued with facts and stopped attacking each other personally and are open to changing their opinions based upon the fact that someone else’s argument is more factually validated than their’s, our world would be a much easier world to live in.

When people post an opinion, please post sources with facts that are 1)justified 2)true 3)relevant 4)non-misleading. If reform is to be had, intelligent evidence needs to back up those reforms.

Plus reform always comes with a cost. Government has to pay for that shit, and that means people like us have to pay for that shit, and that means a lot of people don’t want to pay for someone else to be equal to them because that’s what Capitalism and laissez faire and democracy is. If you want anything to be truly equal, look at yaboi Marx. And look how successful the systems that his ideas spawned were…

Reform comes through compromise, and neither sides are willing to compromise. 

I got hella detracted but oh well, these are my onions, goodnight.

Οι 15 δουλειές με τον καλύτερο αρχικό μισθό... Εργασία αμέσως μετά το πτυχίο...

Οι 15 δουλειές με τον καλύτερο αρχικό μισθό… Εργασία αμέσως μετά το πτυχίο…

Έρευνα της Payscale, της μεγαλύτερης βάσης δεδομένων μισθοδοσίας του κόσμου, που τους πρώτους μισθούς εκατομμυρίων επαγγελμάτων, ετησίως, παρουσιάζει 15 επιστημονικούς κλάδους που κάνουν απόσβεση των χρημάτων που δαπανήθηκαν για τις σπουδές.

Αυτές είναι οι πιο καλοπληρωμένες δουλειές, όσον αφορά τον πρώτο μισθό:

1. Μηχανικός πετρελαίου

Μέσος πρώτος μισθός: $102.300

Μέσος μισθός : $176.300


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MNC Bank, Rankers-2014, Fresher, 4 Openings, Mumbai

MNC Bank, Rankers- passed in the year 2014, 4 Openings, Mumbai

Freshers Opening

Payscale: Upto 14 LPA

Looking for 2014 pass out CAs who has got All India Ranks in the Finals. The roles which are in offer:

1. International Taxation
2. US Corporate Taxation
3. Financial Reporting and Controllership with a focus on US GAAP and IFRS

ONLY 2014 CAs with All India Ranks will be considered

Send CV to…

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Sales and IT Offer Some of the Highest Paying Jobs for Working from Home

Working from home is an awesome perk (that could make you feel $40,000 happier), but what if you want a telecommuting job that also pays well? Some job titles are more flexible than others, as are some industries, like IT and sales.

The list comes from Payscale, which looked at the job titles of people who responded to the question of whether they’re able to telecommute or work from home and then ranked them in terms of annual salary and easy of telecommuting. Solution Architects tops the list, with 70% reporting they are able to telecommute and with a national median salary of $112,000 a year. Other IT folk and those in sales are not surprisingly also high on the list, and it looks like becoming a manager is a good idea for flexibility as well.

Forbes has a slideshow of the high-paying flexible jobs (I couldn’t find the actual list/report on Payscale), but here are the top 10 at least:

  1. Solution Architect
  2. Senior Program Manager, IT
  3. Sales Director
  4. Regional Sales Manager
  5. Implementation Consultant
  6. Lead Applications Developer
  7. Management Consultant
  8. Data Scientists, IT
  9. National/Strategic Accounts Manager
  10. Auditing Manager

Head to Forbes for salary and median income for these and other high-paying flexible jobs.

15 High-Paying Flexible Jobs | Forbes

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10 College Majors with the Lowest Starting Salaries

10 College Majors with the Lowest Starting Salaries

Working with kids is one of the most commendable things you can do for a living. So obviously you get paid NOTHING for it. just put out a list of the college majors with the lowest starting salaries. And seven of the top ten have to do with kids.

1. Early childhood education, $29,700.
2. Child and family studies, $31,200.
3. Culinary arts, $31,900.
4. Child development, $32,200.

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