Even little kids have a wage gap

  • Boys, on average, spend two fewer hours doing household chores per week than girls do (they play two hours more).
  • If they live in households where children are compensated for doing chores, boys make and save more money.
  • A 2009 study conducted by University of Michigan economists found a two-hour gender disparity in responsibilities per week in a study of 3,000 kids.
  • 75 percent of girls had chores, while just 65 percent of boys do
  • This disparity in chores and free time continues into adulthood all over the world. According to the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), men “report spending more time in activities counted as leisure than women. Gender differences in leisure time are wide across OECD countries.”
  • Year after year, studies repeatedly confirm these patterns.
  • The problems women face with unequal pay and housework duties actually start in childhood.
  • The fact that boys’ chores appear to be more profitable makes the childhood chore gap even more disturbing. Turns out, parents tend to value the work that boys do more.
  • Gender stereotypes dictate these patterns.
  • men who grow up with sisters do less housework than their spouses and are also significantly more socially conservative.

Just had to bold that bottom point there because of the amount of misogynists who claim that because they have women in their family, they can’t POSSIBLY be sexist ever.

oh my fucking god

I vividly remember all the families in my church where the grade-school boys were goofing off with toys and the girls were being handed younger babies and turned into babysitters.

Boys got to be boys, but girls had to be Moms.

Really, it ‘s a serious drag that even little girls today could answer #WithoutTheWageGapIWould

Really interesting post to come across while I’m in the middle of writing a lesson (sort of) centered around the wage gap

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We can be heroes, just for one day.

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Gabrielle Aplin - Home

jazz-mints, foundthroughtheupsanddowns

I’m listening to a mix of calming folk-indie type songs and this is one of the best ones. You’re not bad for wanting to fix things, but it’s not good to push yourself so hard you end up broken yourself.


portrait of susie. pencil crayons on toned paper. 2014.


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If I finish the last ten pages of the first issue in six days I could maybe sell copies of it at my choir’s talent night

This sounds so tempting omg

How is this outfit attracting so much attention? T-shirt skinny jeans ballet flats long hair… I feel less visible wearing more outlandish things.

There are lots of families with cute kids downtown today.

The Christian Children’s Foundation people are back again. One of them is on the phone trying to find someone who speaks Chinese, while another is pressuring a young guy from Columbia College. He can’t be more than eighteen. She keeps asking if he understands what she’s saying.

Suddenly do not want my hair, want it the fuck off my head, get it off it off

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The weather is getting nicer, people are coming home from school, it is prime hanging out time but I am inside because I am GOING to finish this STUPID COMIC

Discovering sex was like discovering writing. It was powerful in a way couldn’t explain. Like writing, you had to go beyond the guilt and shame to get to anything good. Like writing, it could take you to deep and mysterious subterranean levels. With each new depth I found out things about myself I didn’t know I knew. And, like writing, for a slip of a moment it could be spiritual, the cosmos pivoting on a pin, could empty and fill you all at once like a Ganges, a Piazzolla tango, a tulip bending in the wind. I was no one, I was nothing, and I was everything in the universe little and large—twig, cloud, sky. How had this incredible energy been denied me!
Sandra Cisneros, Guadalupe the Sex Goddess (via earthyblackgirl)

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Vintage Photo Booth Pictures


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NEED COUCH - London, Ontario



hi i’m avanna, i’m a 16 year old mentally ill trans girl. i have been living with roommates after running away from an abusive home, but now i have until may 1st to move out, if i don’t find somewhere to stay by them i’m going to be homeless. if anyone can give me a long-term place to stay i would be extremely grateful! i can’t pay rent but i can do light housework (washing dishes, sweeping, etc) and cook if needed. i can also afford most of my own food. i would prefer to stay somewhere tobacco-free. if you are able to help me please send me an ask at groupinou. thank you so much.

please help avanna

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