People renting apartments in the United States are facing the highest financial burden they have ever faced as a result of the economic recession, driving more people out of the housing market and into rentals, according to a new report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS).
Half of all renters, about 20.6 million people, are spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent. A quarter, 11.3 million, are spending more than 50 percent of their income on rent, forcing them to spend less on food, transportation, entertainment and retirement savings.
“It has never been this bad, we are at record levels,” Chris Herbert, research director at JCHS, told Al Jazeera. “It puts low income people in a real bind. If you don’t have a lot of income to begin with and half of it is going to housing, you don’t have a lot of money left over for anything else.”
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for fucking real. not kidding when i say i can’t even afford a 1 bedroom with a full time salaried job.
I’m looking at you, freshmen.
I’m not trying to discredit what you all are saying about it’s German roots, but here’s some interesting information for you: The Grimm Brother’s story of Rapunzel was adapted from a French fairy tale called, ‘Persinette' written by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force. It also has striking similarities to a 10th century AD Persian tale called Rudaba in which she offers to let down her hair so her lover could climb up to her. I’ll also add that she was described in the tale in this way: “About her silvern shoulders two musky black tresses curl, encircling them with their ends as though they were links in a chair.”
Like I said, I’m not trying to discredit what y’all are saying, but *shrugs*. If you want to go to the actual origins of the story, she obviously had black hair. Besides, who says they can’t have a POC from Germany?
I’ll argue that, yes, people build up an image for themselves of what someone should look like according to a book or movie adaptation. I find the Ariel analogy to be invalid as she was never named nor her hair ever given a particular color in the original tale (and I actually literally just read the tale the other day, so…). Sure, Disney made her red hair popular. (And, as I said yesterday, they almost went with blonde hair. The horror!) But who says we have to stay in the boxed image of what people build up in their minds? OUaT certainly hasn’t done that in the past with their reinterpretations of fairytales!
well done storybrookemirror for that put down
A few years ago members from a the U.S. Black Caucus visited Cuba and stated that there are very little to no doctors in the poor black communities in America and that they were in need of doctors. When The President of Cuba Fidel Castro heard this he almost immediately announced the Scholarships for Black and Latino people to attend Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine. This is despite the issues between Cuba and America.
A Large part of Cuba’s population are people of African descent and this scholarship has already benefited countless people. Our People basically found assistance from the outside in order to Help the plight of Black people in poor communities and combat the system that is in place. There a few hundred students in the program now with full scholarships and There are 47 students that have already graduated from the program and a few of them are already working in U.S. hospitals currently. This is proof that the credential earned from this Med school are being honored and respected around the world. America systematically uses this racism and discrimination to affect the Black Population and Cuba has effectively stepped in and provided opportunities for people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend med school due to its extreme expensive cost and the resulting debt.
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Admittedly, I would absolutely find this hilarious if I didn’t know the simple fact that the smiling woman is the Prime Minister of Denmark!
The PM and Obama have met lots of times now …
… which is probably why they’re seated next to one another. I mean, come ON, obviously it’s not some random man-stealing bimbo that was placed next to the President of the United States.
But the media loves to pin women up against each other, so for good measure here’s a picture of all three smiling together and one of the two women alone…
Please, signal boost this and stop the idiotic scenario where these two intelligent and powerful women are being reduced to petty women that care only about the attention of a man - even if it is the President of the United States.
The more you know. Now, go forth an have an AWESOME day!
Kinda sad that this post is even necessary.
read an amazing article on how the reception of Michelle Obama’s “disapproving look” reinforces the stereotype about the “mad black woman”. It’s pretty annoying how people simplify her and put her in a box
Intersectional feminism works to address the male domination and…
What about the draft, circumcision, and male academic fallout?
The draft is something that could hypothetically be reinstated (although, politically, it seems very unlikely to) to support a military institution that is currently actually doing things that are actually, currently killing people and destroying countries. If you look at the U.S. military and think that the biggest issue is the unlikely possibility of someone like you being conscripted (or in the case of a lot of MRAs, that womem hypothetically wouldn’t be) is the worst part about it; you need to step up your empathy game. There is also the fact that the draft is historically a classist and racist practice supported by powerful men. Men have disproportionate representation in anti-war movements and have nearly total domination of the military itself. So, short story: if you are a man whose only issue with the military is the remote possibility you may be made to be a part of it: you need to think outside yourself. If you’re a man that opposes the military industrial complex as a whole, you can feel secure that the movement of people with like-minded views aren’t going to marginalize your opinion because of your gender.
Circumcision is a serious issue, but one that can be easily tied into issues of bodily autonomy. If you choose to dedicate your work on bodily autonomy to circumcision and ignore abortion rights, medical care issues, intersex rights issues, and the like just because circumcision happens to be the one that most frequently effects AMAB people: you aren’t going to be as effective as you could be and again, kind of an empathy fail. The anti-circumcision movement, btws, happens to already be vastly male. There is no need for men’s voices to be prioritized or made explicitly at the forefront, because they already are.
As for the “academic fallout”, I have seen pretty varied data as to whether it exists, and that if it does: it is largely because academic achievement is less necessary for men to become financially stable. And despite being the majority at the ground-level of elementary education, men are still disproportionately represented in higher positions in the field of education and the need for education to acquire the support of politically and economically powerful entities give men significant access to power in determining the course of education.
~ Beyonce and her husband posing with some fries at mcdonalds. ~
The fast food business model is to use the Government to compensate the workers because they are unable to live off their wages.
Thanks to Stop the World, the Teabaggers Want Off
"If you work and still need food stamps, your employer is the one getting the handout." Perfect.
Exactly what I was trying to say the other day.
i actually really dislike how the gulabi gang in india is being reduced to “omg11!! so badass! superhero women!” on tumblr
like yeah i agree that they’re badass, but have you seen anything beyond a picture on this website, have you watched them in action,…
The American Bar Association Journal (via thisisthinprivilege)
I know this and this is why it’s extremely tempting to start starving myself hardcore before I have to go to trial. The bf said,”Just make yourself look innocent and sweet and wear a lot of pink and put your hair in curls” and I was like,”You realize how fucked up it is that THAT would help me in a domestic violence case where I’m innocent, right?” He did, yes.