THIS IS AMAZING AND EXPRESSES ALL OF MY FEELINGs
So I have Diabetes and I was just wondering how many other Diabetics are there on tumblr. So Reblog if you have Diabetes.
I’m here. Diabetes feels like a cousin I never meet until recently that has come to stay on the couch and never plans on leaving
haha best metaphor i’ve heard in a while ^^^
syria is still fighting a civil war and here we are worrying about how people can’t tell the difference between bisexuality and pansexuality - PRIORITIZE
any tips on memorizing 20 sentences in spanish? (i’m not a native speaker so i’m not comfortable enough with the language to improv)
A prominent advocate for transgender and women’s rights in the tech world has been charged with raping her wife, The San Francisco Examiner has learned.
Dana McCallum, a senior engineer at Twitter who speaks and writes about women’s and transgender-rights and technology issues, was arrested Jan. 26 and booked into County Jail on suspicion of five felonies, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
McCallum, 31, who was born a male, openly identifies as a female and whose legal name is Dana Contreras, was charged Jan. 29 with five felonies, including three counts of spousal rape, one count of false imprisonment and one count of domestic violence, according to the District Attorney’s Office. She has since pleaded not guilty.
McCallum has been out of jail on $350,000 bail. A condition of her release is that she attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, according to court documents.
A Jan. 29 criminal protective order obtained by The Examiner says McCallum must not contact or come within 150 feet of her wife.
Despite the charges, McCallum’s attorney, John Runfola, says the case is simply about money.
"I’m just disgusted that, you know, this is going on," Runfola said. "Dana is an employee [at Twitter] and is about to come into a large amount of money. … This whole thing is about money."
The couple had been separated, he said, but were still having sexual relations. McCallum served her wife with divorce papers the day before the incident, Runfola said.
The incident in question, according to Runfola, happened in a small condo in the Mission when four teenagers were in the house.
"No one heard ‘rape’ or fighting or anything," he said.
There are no witnesses for the prosecution, except one teenager who allegedly heard “no” through a door, Runfola said regarding police files.
According to McCallum’s profile on the online publication Model View Culture, for which she wrote about transgender people and women in tech in January 2013, “Dana McCallum has been working in software engineering and engineering leadership since 2000. As an advocate for women in technology and the LGBT community, Dana helped create advocacy teams at Twitter and other companies, served as a delegate on women’s issues in India, and speaks regularly at events focused on women and LGBT people in tech.”
A December story in Business Insider listed McCallum as one of the most important gay people in the tech world.
"Dana McCallum, a senior engineer at Twitter, is one of the geniuses behind Twitter. As a transgender woman, McCallum has previously said that she finds Twitter a great place to work when it comes to being LGBT-friendly," the publication noted.
So here are the three pieces I finished for Toronto Comicon this past Sunday! I’m really happy with the way they turned out and they were a big hit! It’s so amazing to go to cons and meet so many people who love the same things you do as much (if not more!) than you do! <3 Stay tuned - I will be finishing a much bigger who piece to debut in the New Year!
reblogging for the day crew!
This is something I feel very strongly about.
The number of times my dad has come home with cuts, burns, and injuries at his job as a sheet metal worker outnumbers the injuries at work any woman I have ever met has experienced. He goes back to work the next day after. He recently fractured 4 vertebrae in his spine after falling off a ladder and has been out of work for about a month, and this is the He makes more than my mom, and I believe it is right for him to earn more. This isn’t just a story of my family either. This is the story of many MANY families. Women talk about not having rights to their bodies or being seen as nothing more than their bodies while men are basically disposable by society. They contribute so much to our society through the hard work their bodies endure.
I’m sorry, but this infuriates me.
My father worked in a steel mill for about 8 years. He would come home regularly with metal shavings in one of his eyes. After a while, it became so common of an occurrence, he would sit on the bathroom sink and use a magnet and some sterile water on his own eye to get rid of the problem.
Do I think that Susie Jo should make as much money waiting table as he did at the steel mill? No.
However, if Susie Jo worked somewhere that she faced the same risks for injury, I would join her fight for pay equality.
The biggest problem with this post is that it is completely missing the point of the problems with pay equality.
The data used to come up with the famous statistics (women make 77 cents to every dollar made by men) is gathered by comparing the earnings of men and women with the same profession. The top ten fields in which this presents a problem are far from the danger mentioned in this post.
Let us all please try and take a step back and do some research before spreading ignorance.
You should try that last sentence whilst standing in front of a mirror.
Because your cherry-picked graph doesn’t account for:
*Number of years on the job
*Number of hours worked per week
*Education level at the time of hiring
You aren’t the only one capable of going to the BLS stats. I did that 5 months ago:
Get over it. The so-called “gender wage gap” has been felled. Over & over again:
Agreed. Not to mention there’s already a Federal level anti-discrimination in the work place law… what more do feminists want to be done? If you think you have a boss who is actively discriminating against you for your sex, then you have to take action. The law exists, organizations to help you with proceedings exist, activist lawyers exist… what do you want?
I think it’s just a piece of popular cultural mythology that Democrats use to gain feminist and general female support while realizing full well there’s fuck all to do. They’ve been lucky that Republicans have shown astonishing lack of tact and eloquence taking on this issue, because the facts are on their side if only they didn’t have a chronic case of foot-in-mouth syndrome regarding women’s issues.
I think the change we need is to stop discouraging girls from hard work as well as education in engineering, sciences, and software development. This is a problem of the culture at home and in some class rooms which will only change as each new generation becomes less and less old fashioned and as men become less able or less willing to be the sole breadwinner.
It’s funny they responded that way since that was essentially the message of the OP. It’s like they didn’t read.