On Sunday, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged to donate $100 million to the World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund, an initiative first daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump proposed.
The donation has prompted ethics questions about how a White House adviser is capable of shaping foreign policy decisions while also accepting donations for the initiative. It also wasn’t too long ago that President Donald Trump publicly criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for taking Clinton Foundation contributions from Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries.
In June 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump demanded Clinton return all donations from Saudi Arabia because the kingdom wants to “kill gays” and “wants women as slaves.” Read more.(5/21/2017 6:00 PM)
- Minorities can be racist to white people
- White people have culture - look at Europe
- ‘Safe spaces’ are stupid. Collage kids need to learn how to deal with opposing views
- Self diagnosis is not valid. Consult a therapist first
- There are four sexualities (Bi, Hetero, Homo, Asexual)
- Destroying property is not peaceful protesting, and will get you nowhere aside from hurt and in jail
- Cops are contributing members of society and are not all racist, and should be thanked regularly for their services
- Otherkin is stupid if you actually believe you are the animal. If it’s more of a past life thing and you just want to buy cat ears for fun, be my guest. But you should not ‘identify’ as an animal/mythical creature/other or act like one. Also, keep it private
- Theriankin is stupid. It’s called 'relating to a character’
- Gay people have rights (here, in America) and you don’t need more parades and protests. Guys, you’ve won already
- Same goes for women. We should be funding for activists in those countries where they’re not respected
- Men are not cruel and hateful by nature
- Men can be abused, violated, raped, ect.
- Women should have the same court sentences as men
- No such thing as 'fatophobia’.
- Body positively should be for victims of abuse, those that are disfigured or disabled, in an accident, ect. Not for morbidly obese people
- STOP TEACHING KIDS BEING FAT IS AN OKAY THING. IT IS NOT. It has many negative side affects on your heath and should not be praised or glorified
- Skinny isn’t ideal either. We should all be aiming for HEALTHY
- Doctors are not trying to 'fatshame’ you. They’re doing it for your God damn health.
- FACTS. OVER. FEELINGS.
That is all for now. Please feel free to add on.
Edit: I now realize what I said about reproducing with a whale is hurtful and rude, and I deeply apologize to anyone I offended by saying that.
However, I should also make it clear. I do not mean people who are slightly overweight. I do not mean people who physically cannot lose weight because of health problems. I do not mean people who are making an effort to change. I mean people who are four hundred something pounds because they won’t stop eating AND expect everyone to be okay with the fact they’re killing themselves and expect society to glorify it. That is not okay.
Trumps actions stand alone in their absurdity, sheer danger and as he puts it “enormity” that Australian journalist and host of The Project, Waleed Aly, found that simply listing them all out loud, spoke louder than dissecting them individually. The full list includes
Signed First Executive Order to Rollback Obama Care
Took Control of Nuclear Codes
Declares January 20 (his inauguration day) to be the National Day of Patriot Devotion
The White House Spokesmen lied in his first press briefing about the size of Trump’s inauguration “The biggest in History”
A Senior Trump Adviser supported the lies, claiming they were ‘Alternative Facts’
Ordered the shut down of the National Park Service Twitter account after they retweeted photos comparing the sizes of Trumps and Obama’s inauguration crowds
Trump planted staffers to cheer and applaud at a speech he gave to the CIA
Bypassed anti-nepotism law to hire his son-in-law as a senior White House adviser
His office confirmed that he’ll never release his tax records
Withdrew America from the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership). A multi-national economic deal that is seven years in the making
Allegedly allowed his businesses to take money from foreign government
Now is facing a new law suit for breaching the constitution.
Claimed the election suffered mass voter fraud (2-3 million votes illegitimate, which no evidence supports such high numbers) specifically with regard to dead voters and voters registered in more than one states.
The white house spokes men (mentioned earlier), his son-in-law (also mentioned earlier), his youngest daughter, his White House strategist and his Treasury Secretary are all registered to vote in more than one state
Reinstated a global GAG rule to cut all US funding to international NGOs that offer and council women on abortion
His party passed a bill that permanently bans American women from using federal funds or private health insurance towards abortion services
Vowed to cut funding to Violence Against Women’s programs, National Arts and Humanities, Legal Services, Minority Business Development Programs, Public Broadcasting, and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Trumps Administration removed the Spanish Version of the White House Website
Deleted Website pages of Civil Rights, LGBT Rights, and Climate Change
Overturned the ban on two major gas projects where a fear of water contamination, and destruction of sacred land is present
Ordered a total media blackout on the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services.
Imposed a hiring and regulatory freeze across all government agencies
Except for the Military and a handful of public safety sectors
Drafted orders to temporarily suspend America’s refugee intake
Syria refugees face a indefinite ban on entry to America
Announced plans to halve America’s Asylum Program
Drafted new plans to suspend Visas from people from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen
Plans to open CIA black-sights, around the world, to reintroduce torture as an interrogation tactic
Moved to redirect allocated Federal Funds to start building a $20 billion wall on the southern boarder
Suggested to cancel his upcoming meeting with the Mexican President, to him publicly on Twitter, after the Mexican President refused to fund the building of the wall. The meeting was canceled
Following this, he flagged a 20% tax increase to all imported goods from mexico in order to recoup the cost of the wall
Stated he would publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants
Stripped Federal Funds from US cities that provide sanctuary for Illegal Immigrants
Laid the legal ground work for mass deportation
It can be easy to lose track of what is happening with Trump at the moment, but it is vital that, if you hope you fight back, even so much as build a healthy opinion on him, you know what he is doing. So please, read every entry on this list. In a single week, Trump has done more unimaginable things that people give him credit for. This has been a week, people. There are still over 200 left, at the least
11 Surefire Ways For Women To Get Power And Make A Ton Of Money
How did Gallop get the confidence to say what she thinks? To ask for what she wants? That’s what I asked her when she joined me on my Mentoring Moments podcast (released today). Here are 11 takeaways (you’ll hear even more in the podcast), surefire ways for women to get power and make as much money as humanly possible (all in Gallop’s words, edited and condensed):
Look for a champion where you work because a champion needs to have a degree of familiarity with you and experience the quality of your work. Look around and above you, and decide who you want to champion you. Key thing is (and women make this mistake all the time), you don’t go to someone and ask, “Will you be my champion?” I’m all about communication through demonstration. You make a point of impressing that person with something that you do by presenting them with an example of how good you are, or how good you could be at what you really want to do, and you put that in front of them.
2. Never give anything away for free. What you have to offer any workplace (or any person) is your personal point of view, your hard-won lessons through experience. If I responded to every request I get to pick my brain for free, I would have no time to support myself and I’d be personally bankrupt.
3. Be totally unashamed about wanting to make a shit ton of money. Women are not brought up to think about money the way men are. To be taken seriously, women need to make as much money as humanly possible. Negotiate and argue for money, like all the men around you are doing. There’s a bigger point here. When C-suite men (and women) look at the spread sheet with all the company’s salaries, when they see that women earn less than men, in their minds they think, “Women are not as good as men.”
4. One of the quickest ways for women to make money is to invest. So please women, make as much money as you can and fund other women because that’s how we will all become billionaires. There was a whole bro network (white guys talking to white guys) who got tipped-off early on to things like Uber. That network doesn’t operate for women. Women, consciously get your ear to the ground and invest.
6. Social sharing can make shit happen for women. Social media is a whole new methodology to do what women have been doing since the beginning of time – sharing the shit out of everything. We make shit happen when we share.
After the death of Julius
Caesar, Rome’s leaders proposed a tax on the city’s
1400 wealthiest women to fund a campaign against those responsible for Caesar’s death. The women were outraged by the tax and chose Hortensia as their spokesperson. Hortensia was the daughter of Quintus Hortensius Hortalus, a well-known Roman orator. Hortensia gave a rousing speech, questioning the government’s right to levy taxes on women who, by virtue of their gender, had no voice in government.
According to the Greek historian Appian, Hortensia asked Rome’s leaders:
You have already stolen from us our fathers and sons and husbands and brothers by your proscriptions, on the grounds that they had wronged you… if we women have not voted any of you public enemies, if we did not demolish your houses or destroy your army or lead another army against you; if we have not kept you from public office or honour, why should we share the penalties if we have no part in the wrongdoing?
Why should we pay taxes when we have no part in the honours, the commands, the state-craft, for which you contend against each other with such harmful results?”
In the end, the tax was limited to 400 women and expanded to include all men who owned more than 100,000 drachmas.
💡💡💡 Here are seven grants black women business owners should consider:
The InnovateHER Innovating for Women Business Challenge is sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Women’s Business Ownership. Three winners are awarded $30,000 in prize money for businesses with products and services that have an impact on the lives of women and their families.
Intuit “Love A Local Business” Competition
Intuit host a competition that gives away $25,000 small business grants to businesses based on votes. The average award is $5,000, but there are larger grand prizes depending on each year’s focus. The program has given away over $1 million since inception. Check the site frequently to see when is the next round.
FedEx Opportunity Knocks — Small Business Grant
Share your small-business story and enter for a chance to win the top prize—$25,000. There’s also one $15,000 winner and eight $7,500 winners. Part of the judging involves the general public voting for the finalists, so participants may promote their businesses while garnering votes.
Miller Lite Tap the Future
This business plan competition is a great way for new entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to win capital for their companies in the form of prizes ranging from $5,000 to as much as $200,000 or more. This competition is aimed especially at minority entrepreneurs and is sponsored by MillerCoors.
Minority Business Development Agency
The MBDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that assists minorities and women in establishing and growing their businesses. On its site, you can research grants and access links to state agencies that work with women-owned businesses for funding opportunities.
National Association for the Self-Employed Growth Grants
This program allows business owners to apply for financing a particular small business need. Worth up to $4,000 each, past recipients used their growth grants to purchase computers, hire part-time help, and create marketing materials.
The Amber Grant Foundation
Awards $500 to a different women-owned business every month. SOURCE: BLACK ENTERPRISE
1 : Shirin Ebadi, is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women’s, children’s, and refugee rights. She was the first ever Iranian to receive the prize.
2 : Nasrin Sotoudeh, is a human rights lawyer in Iran. She has represented imprisoned Iranian opposition activists and politicians following the disputed June 2009 Iranian presidential elections as well as prisoners sentenced to death for crimes committed when they were minors. In 2012 she was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament.
3 : Azar Nafisi, is an Iranian writer and professor of English literature.
4 : Pardis Sabeti, is an Iranian-American computational biologist, medical geneticist and evolutionary geneticist, who developed a bioinformatic statistical method which identifies sections of the genome that have been subject to natural selection and an algorithm which explains the effects of genetics on the evolution of disease.
5 : Maryam Mirzakhani, is an Iranianmathematician. In 2014 She won the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. Becoming the first women and Iranian to do so.
6 : Anoushe Ansari, is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. In 2006 she become the first Iranian and the first self-funded women to visit the International space station.
7 : Laleh Sedigh, is an Iranian race car driver. She is one of the most famous race car drivers in Iran.
THIS MEANS 275 WOMEN CAN TAKE SELF DEFENSE CLASSES FOR FREE.
so in light of the recent political climate, a lot of women have been feeling unsafe. my roommate decided to do something about it. she found a local gym that offers self-defense classes for women and organized a fund raiser to help women take the class for free. a couple of bands played and over twenty local artists donated pieces [including a tattoo artist who donated a $200 gift certificate] to be raffled off. all the money from the raffle tickets, t-shirt sales, and the admission at the door went to covering the cost of women getting to take the class. the event was held at a bar, and apparently a couple of kids showed up and said, “we don’t have IDs because we aren’t 21, we just wanted to donate,” and handed over $20 and left. it just made my night to see so many people give up their time and money to something so worthy. i figured i would share it with you.
This is a wonderful story, kick-ass! Thank you for sharing this with us!
now idk but as cis people it seems a little weird to me that some of us would spend our time making (often performative) anti-terf blogs when that’s…such a niche issue
like instead of reading articles written by trans women, boosting their donation funds, working through our own ingrained transmisogyny, raising awareness for trans issues, or just showing our support to our trans friends, some of us prefer to make pages on a microblogging website that make it clear that they are against trans-exclusionary radical feminists in particular
it’s such a niche thing and i don’t see how it would make a difference in the long run at all
We did it, everyone! Kickstarter “Women of Xal” is funded! And I (literally) could not have done it without you all! 40% of all backers came from here, Tumblr! And, for the umpteenth time, I could not be anymore grateful! We’ll be having post-KS fun for days as I show our blog followers proper gratitude as much as I can! But, 1/3rd of the campaign remains, and we can now talk Stretch Goals! Our first one allows us to bring in the extremely talented composer and voice actor, Jeremiah George!
Who is Jeremiah? I’m glad you asked, hypothetical person! If you’re a fan of Undertale, @manontheinternet‘s Undertale Musical,or RWBY, you’ve likely heard his work! He has provided brilliant covers of these projects and takes gorgeous inspiration from Kingdom Hearts’ Yoko Shimomura. I’ll be providing some lovely examples of his works down below! If you like what you hear, definitely hit that reblog so we can hit that stretch goal and bring him on as the second composer!
Prince Harry’s letter to 100 Women in Finance, thanking them for choosing to support WellChild for a second time. 100 Women in Finance (previously 100 Women in Hedge Funds) first supported WellChild in 2014.
Feminism, unlike almost every other social movement, is not a struggle against a distinct oppressor - it’s not the ruling class or the occupiers or the colonizers - it’s against a deeply held set of beliefs and assumptions that we women, far too often, hold ourselves.
- Kavita Ramdas (b. 1962 or 1963)
She is the India country representative for the Ford Foundation, a position she assumed in 2012. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of the Program on Social Entrepreneurship at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. She is the former President and CEO of theGlobal Fund for Women.
Supercomputing reveals centuries of stories, experiences of Black women
Women’s History Month is perfect timing for this story—a story about a quest to reveal the lives and experiences of Black women in the U.S. during the last three centuries. Hear from the group of researchers collaborating and using NSF-funded XSEDE supercomputing to fulfill this quest. Their discussion is on Advancing Discovery, a featured podcast at Science360 Radio: Science360.gov/radio
Above: Ruby Mendenhall, an associate professor of sociology, African American studies and urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is leading a collaboration of social scientists, humanities scholars and digital researchers that hopes to harness the power of high-performance computing to find and understand the historical experiences of black women by searching two massive databases of written works from the 18th through 20th centuries. The team also is developing a common toolbox that can help other digital humanities projects.
Credit: Brian Stauffer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Above: Nicole Brown is a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and part of Ruby Mendenhall’s group. She is interpreting the computational results in light of black feminist theory. Credit: Nicole Brown
Above: Harriet Tubman is famous as an abolitionist, Underground Railroad leader and women’s suffrage pioneer. Credit: H. B. Lindsley – National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Public Domain (PD-1875)
Above: Sculptor Edmondia Lewis (1844-1907) was the first woman of African- and Native-American descent to achieve notoriety in the fine arts world. She spent most of her career in Rome. Credit: Henry Rocher – National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Public Domain
Politicians are claiming Planned Parenthood provides essential care for pregnant women, and should be funded by our tax dollars. But are they telling the truth? Women seeking pregnancy related services contact Planned Parenthood and cannot find the health care politicians promised them. All they find is abortion.