Dear employers, I will have to take the day off today because:
☐ It’s December and the streets are papier-mached with wet bronze leaves and it’s so dark outside that the cars have their headlights on at 3pm
☐ I have recently been through a breakup, or I have been through a breakup at any time in my life really, and I woke up today with the absolute conviction that I will never be loved again
☐ A dog looked at me
☐ I got a text from someone for whom I feel a mix of concern and frustration and recognition and longing that is both more and less than romance
☐ Someone made a joke about dead pets meeting you in heaven
☐ Daylight savings time
☐ I passed a knot of flowers that were so bright they glowed through the dim grey water of the day and when was anything in my life last that luminous?
☐ Girls are too pretty
☐ For the first time I genuinely comprehend that there is not enough time to have all the lives I wanted
☐ I accidentally listened to Leonard Cohen”
This is Miko, a champagne pink fox
Talkative/Overly Friendly White woman at the Farmers Market
yesssss dis guy is ok by me also <3
We just did the test drive for Mavis makeup..
We are so screwed in 8 years.
I flailed and made incoherent Eldergoth noises of joy at this photo.
A lot of people like to explain consent in sexual encounters as “No means no.” This is true, but doesn’t capture as many crucial parts of happy fun sex and experiences as “Yes means yes!” Consent should always be informed and enthusiastic, never coerced, and you and your partner should be looking for consent continuously. Stay safe, stay happy, and have fun!
Consent can look different for different people, but that’s why communication between partners is so important. No matter what it looks like though, consent should not hinge on any fear, discomfort, or pressure.
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A little #tbt to an easy Halloween idea….! Misty, from Ponemon…. And it goes so well with my pokemon leggings, from @poprageous 💋💜
#halloween #halloweenideas #misty #pokemon #cosplay #costume #poprageous #cartoon #cute
KILL IT WITH FIRE
Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.
Just in case anyone was wondering.
The most ‘pay attention to me’ moment I have ever seen
greet the morning
The Republican candidate for attorney general in Wisconsin, Brad Schimel, recently explained to supporters that this whole minimum wage debate wouldn’t be happening if those poors could just get their lives together:
I want every one of our neighbors to have a job again, a well-paid job, so we don’t have to argue about minimum wage for someone working at Burger King. Let’s get them a real job.
A real job. Guess the grueling hours fast-food workers spend earning poverty wages must be imaginary? Or that the daily frustrations they face attempting to provide for their families in a system that is rigged against them is a delusion?
What is very real is that $200 billion is grossed by the fast-food industry annually and that the CEO of McDonald’s received a $13.8 million salary in 2012. And yet, the industry can’t seem to find a way to pay its 3 million workers—the majority of whom are women—a livable wage. More than half the families of full-time fast-food workers rely on public assistance.
Schimel’s flippancy towards the plight of fast-food workers is especially charged because on Nov. 4, voters in 13 Wisconsin counties will decide on referendums to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The change could make a considerable difference in the lives of low-wage workers in the state, and put Wisconsin in accordance with its own state law that dictates all workers must make a living wage:
Every wage paid or agreed to be paid by any employer to any employee…shall be not less than a living wage… [It must be enough to] permit an employee to maintain herself or himself in minimum comfort, decency, physical and moral well-being.
Someone who doesn’t want to see this happen is the state’s own Republican governor, Scott Walker, who declared $7.25 is a living wage after 100 workers filed a complaint with his administration for breaking the above statute. Also, back in January when he was interviewed about the federal minimum wage, he said “the best thing we can do to help people who are unemployed or underemployed is to fix Obamacare.”
Needless to say, if you live in Wisconsin and you care about fair wages, please make sure you show up to the polls on Nov. 4 to vote in these county referendums that could improve the quality of life for countless fast-food workers.
Anita Little is the associate editor at Ms. magazine. Follow her on Twitter.
jesus christ, this kid
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