Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.
It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …"
this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1
A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes
A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes
A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes
A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes
A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes
That’s some bullshit right there.
Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.
Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.
THE LAST LINE
This. I am tired of seing this numbers without thinking about woc. (via arobynsong)
Anonymous said: Do you think that Marvel could have introduced another superheroine in phase 2? I'm not talking about something huge but maybe a few scenes here and there. Do you think there was space in any of the movies?
LOL, they easily could have introduced more female characters AT ANY POINT during the Avengers franchise. There is no narrative reason why not. The story arc of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was not carved onto stone tablets by the hand of God.
There’s “space” in literally every Marvel movie to add more female characters or introduce another superheroine. Here are some suggestions:
- Give Frigga & Sif more screentime in Thor & Thor 2, possibly by removing one of the Warriors Three.
- Make Coulson and/or Sitwell women.
- Make 50% of background characters women, instead of 10% or whatever it is right now.
- Include a Hawkeye-style superheroine cameo in any of the Phase 1 or Phase 2 movies.
- Introduce a superheroine during a post-credits sequence like they did Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch. For example, a female supersoldier being created secretly at the end of the first Captain America movie.
- Make any of the supervillains or their henchmen female. Maybe replace Brock Lumlow (CATWS) with an equivalent female character from the comics.
- Cut 5 mins of action sequences from The Avengers and use that time to show the origin of a female character mutating thanks to a Chitauri weapon or something.
It’s not a matter of “space.” If they can make space for a bunch of Agent Coulson cameos and an appearance from Stan Lee in every single movie, they could’ve introduced a superheroine any old time. Or at least made half of the background characters female. They just decided not to.