Today in labor history, August 13, 1936: 35 journalists at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer walk off the job to protest the firing of two colleagues for joining the American Newspaper Guild. The P-I was forced to suspend publication and the striking employees began publishing their own newspaper, The Guild Daily, which reached a circulation of 60,000 copies a day. The strike was one of the first significant and successful strikes by white collar workers in the U.S. ended in a victory in late November when the newspaper settled with the Guild.
memeoppression said: Wow, what a shitty blog. Not only do you upload pictures of men without their permission (which, while legal, is more disrespectful than spreading your legs a bit on a train could ever be) but you also prove that third-wave feminism is undoubtably a joke with it. Out of all the problems in the world that this blog could have been about, it became a catalog of dudes spreading their legs while sitting. Wow, fuck patriarchy! These poor oppressed women that have to feel a knee against them!
Wow, what a shitty blog [not a bad start]. Not only do you upload pictures of men without their permission (which [a not-only-but-also construction unfolding a parenthetical subordinate clause—looks like we have a pro on our hands], while legal [this is an interesting bid for credibility], is more disrespectful than spreading your legs a bit [an understatement that’s more convincing because it’s enfolded] on a train could ever be) but you also prove that third-wave [almost no one can correctly hyphenate a compound modifier—props for this] feminism [this is a bit elliptical, no? are you saying I should pursue a fourth wave or, like, refocus on universal suffrage?] is undoubtably [spelling] a joke with it [man, almost, but a prepositional phrase that repeats the subject at the end of the sentence definitely makes it looks like the structure you chose was a little much for you]. Out of all the problems in the world that this blog could have been about [“a blog” would have been a bit stronger here, since if it were focused on a different problem it wouldn’t be “this” blog], it became [in what sense did it “become”? I think you’re writing from an idea that bloggers start by opening the Tumblr template page then asking themselves what the main problem in the world is] a catalog of dudes spreading their legs while sitting [your prose is fine but its edge is a little dull, and in combination with your bitterness leaves me with a portrait of a person with intelligence who is unable to create—am I right?]. Wow, fuck patriarchy [I totally am right—you’re the one with a blog of gifs and nature photos, whose tagline says “this website is fucking retarded lol bye,” a statement I think you believe, ironized a little by your participation in “bye”—are you okay?]! These poor oppressed women that have to feel a knee against them! [I’ve never seen a .vu address like yours before—apparently that’s from Vanatu, huh, interesting]
SLOW CLAP WIN.
Remember, Remember the fifth of November!
Q: How many male novelists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: He lit a cigarette. His glass of whiskey lit a cigarette too. “I can only truly love my best friend,” he said, “but not in a gay way. Women wouldn’t understand it. They’re too gay.” Both of the cigarettes agreed. —
Male Novelist Jokes (via The Toast)
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source for the thing I reblogged earlier!
NEVER OVER “The terrible sex had made him feel deeply interesting, like a murder victim.”
(Source: absurdical, via existentialcrisisfactory)
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Reframing the Purpose of Education -
Video on msnbc.com: History teacher Jesse Hagopian from Seattle talks during Education Nation’s Teacher Town Hall about standardized tests and “reframing the purpose of education.”
Jesse Hagopian, a Seattle high school teacher, has been getting national attention for his message that standardized testing is hurting our students and our future. I’ve been watching Jesse work up to this for years - he’s a brilliant speaker and a tireless activist and just generally a great guy to hang out with.
Check out this video of him totally killing it on NBC’s “Education Nation”, and if you’re interested in teaching or the future of education or what it’s going to take to raise a world of kids that are going to save the world, check out his blog, I Am An Educator: http://iamaneducator.com/ .