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According to the UN only 25 per cent of women with disabilities are in the global workforce.
Literacy rates for women with disabilities globally may be as low as one per cent.
Mortality rates among girls with disabilities are much higher than for boys.
Women with disabilities face significantly more difficulties in attaining access to adequate housing, health, education, vocational training & employment, & are more likely to be institutionalized. They also experience inequality in hiring, promotion & equal pay, access to training & retraining, credit & other productive resources.
According to the UN disabled women rarely participate in economic decision making.
UN Enable - Women and girls with disabilities. via marxistlibrarian (via everydayableism)

captainmjolnir:

People criticizing TFIOS because Gus sounds pretentious???

that was the point???

like literally at his fake funeral his best friend talks about how fucking pretentious he is and how annoying it was???

It was one of his character flaws? He was deliberately written that way?

You’re not being clever or critical by pointing it out, you are literally stating a fact about the novel that the author deliberately wrote

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vaarsuvius:

do you ever go back through things you loved as a kid and realize how formative they were to your adult self’s strange and hideous sexual kinks

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I used to tie up my dolls in strange places around my bed room with shoelaces and ribbons.

My mother, to this day, tells people this without a hint of embarrassment or irony. I don’t think she’s figured it out.

My mum mocked up some bloody bandages from my favourite fictional character of the time as a birthday present.

I also used to biuld a lot of dungeons out of lego and leave little lego men in solitary confinement from one weekend to the next.

My barbies and cabbage patch kids were kidnapped so many times, it’s kind of amazing they even knew what home looked like.  And don’t get me started on (biblical) Joseph’s enslavement and imprisonment…

So many kidnapped dolls. So many movies where the man was tied up or otherwise had to be rescued from peril. Like wow.

!!!!!!! I FEEL SO VALIDATED

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How and where we choose to eat lunch. What we do with our hair in the morning and our pubes at night. Whether and when we wear makeup. Whether we wear jeans or a skirt. All of these things are intimate, everyday decisions that wouldn’t matter if we didn’t spend thousands of hours and a great deal of money fretting about them over the course of the short time we get to spend on this planet. We experience all of this on an intimate, everyday level, and it seems like it shouldn’t matter, but it does. The little indignities, the little restrictions, they matter so much. And if we’re smart and pay attention, they give us a language to talk about the big ones.
New Statesman | The slippery slope of gender: why shaving and snacking are feminist issues

Navajo Nation Council formally opposes Washington Redskins name

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