A feminist group based in Guangzhou, China staged an online protest against the sexual exploitation of women in the workplace, revealing a photograph with a message boldly written in red on a whiteboard behind them: “My vagina does not come free with my labor.” More words were written on the women’s thighs, reiterating: “Not freebies.”
The campaign was in response to a recent fatal rape case involving a 20-year-old woman at a state-owned company who was asked by her boss to a dinner. She was sexually assaulted by her boss’s friend and died as a result of her injuries.“Don’t ask your staff to provide part-time escort services. Women should only be asked to provide knowledge or technical skills in the workplace, but not other things,” says Ye Haiyan, an advocate of women’s and children’s rights.
Just a short note to let people know that on Monday (today/tomorrow depending on where you live), I’m going to be doing an interview about Escher Girls with feminist/women’s radio program ”Yeah, What She Said” on 90.9FM in Calgary. (I’m both super excited and super nervous >_>)
i want a study conducted on “white people who think they have black friends but then if you ask those black people they’re like ‘you mean Creepy Frank?!!!’”
howwwwww do ‘white’ Americans get by without having friends who are different races/ethnicities than them? That is literally not possible where I am from in Canada. Like, actually impossible. You would have to actively avoid talking to over 30% of the people in the city, and we’re all mixed in pretty evenly between all the neighborhoods.
And I know America has cities where there are significantly more non-white folks than there are white folks. There are also plenty of places with a smaller non-white presence, but then, those places don’t account for that much of the population, do they?
So I have to interpret that as many white people in America literally and actively going OUT OF THEIR WAY to not make friends who are not white?
Please explain American culture to me, I thought we were the same ;_;
Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.
You know what man, this is awesome. She is doing her thing and doing what she can to give to others with her time. That’s pretty awesome.
I regret writing this card, it was a mean, cheap joke. We took it out of the game a while ago.
thanks! I wish that more people in comedy realized they could just, uh, do this, and not throw a big fucking stink about it, and go on to make more jokes that are good instead of bad. It is strange that so many people seem to imagine that a simple and sincere apology is a difficult or terrible thing to give.
Cards Against Humanity is a group of people writing immensely offensive joke prompts and punchlines for a living, and if they’re collectively a better person than you are when it comes to being called out on offensive language and jokes, you should really reconsider your behavior.
This is encouraging.
I appreciate that this team dances the line, recognizes that they step over it sometimes, and is cool with owning it when that happens.