48 Female Privileges

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1gRNv561CE

 

 

 

1. Women have the privilege of free entry into many nightclubs and bars

2. Women have the privilege of not having their motives questioned when they play with children

3. Women have the privilege of being 90% less likely to be homeless

4 Women have the privilege of being given free stuff because someone finds them attractive

5 Women have the privilege of being considered the most valuable gender

6 Women have the privilege of women-only scholarships

7 Women have the privilege of an education system tailored to their needs

8 Women have the privilege of having their feelings considered at all times

9 Women have the privilege of paying less retirement contributions and claiming more due to longer life expectancy

10 Women have the privilege of never being expected to do manual labour

11 Women have the privilege of it being socially acceptable to be deceptive about their level of attractiveness

12 Women have the privilege of being a stay at home parent as the norm for their gender

13 Women have the privilege of having access to contraceptive pills

14 Women have the privilege of being able to opt-out of parenthood after the fact

15 Women have the privilege of receiving custody of the children if they do not exhibit a major character flaw

16 Women have the privilege of alimony

17 Women have the privilege of female-specific cancers being taken more seriously than non-specific cancers

18 Women have the privilege of having biased, pro-woman movements that are taken seriously by the state, media and public at large

19 Women have the privilege of having women-only spaces

20 Women have the privilege of having women-only programmes on TV

21 Women have the privilege of blaming inappropriate behaviour on hormones

22 Women have the privilege of accusing men of having privileges, and for that accusation to go unchallenged

23 Women have the privilege of never being labeled “creepy” because they are attracted to a person who does not reciprocate

24 Women have the privilege of being consistently represented in a positive manner on television

25 Women have the privilege of being the secondary breadwinner in a household, if at all, and to still be respected by society

26 Women have the privilege of female genital mutilation being condemned by society at large

27 Women have the privilege of quotas

28 Women have the privilege of not having to defend their own liberty

29 Women have the privilege of having standards lowered to suit them when they choose to join the military

30 Women have the privilege of being given preferential treatment in a crisis

31 Women have the privilege of having the sympathy of men and women in a crisis

32 Women have the privilege of being given sympathy if they murder their children

33 Women have the privilege of being innocent until proven guilty after a sexual assault allegation

34 Women have the privilege of being statutory rapists of males and having it publicly proclaimed that women cannot rape men

35 Women have the privilege of raping men and having it publicly proclaimed that women cannot rape men

36 Women have the privilege of raping a male and having it publicly proclaimed that the male in question was lucky

37 Women have the privilege of being the victim and not the perpetrator when engaging in intoxicated sex, no matter who initiated it

38 Women have the privilege of being less likely to be assaulted

39 Women have the privilege of being taken seriously when they are assaulted

40 Women have the privilege of having crisis centres and support available when they are assaulted

41 Women have the privilege of being cheered on by other women when they assault their partner

42 Women have the privilege of having most of the opposite gender socially conditioned to defend them, even if she is the instigator

43 Women have the privilege of having their partner blamed if they murder their partner

44 Women have the privilege of receiving half the sentence a man would receive for the same crime

45 Women have the privilege of being given the benefit of the doubt

46 Women have the privilege of never being told to suffer in silence

47 Women have the privilege of equality having a pro-woman bias

48 Women have the privilege of believing sexism only applies to women

Ontario election 2014: Lessons from Kansas, After Huge Tax Cuts For The Rich, Kansas’s Economy Is Foundering

The Future of Ontario will look like this  if Tim Hudak and company is elected

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In a time of slack economic growth and high unemployment around the country, Kansas lawmakers thought they had the solution: massive tax cuts for the wealthy would lure economic activity and jump-start the state’s economy. But after Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed $1.1 billion worth of tax cuts into law over the past two years, the state is behind the national average for economic growth.

A new forecast from Kansas’s budget officials projects that “personal income in Kansas will grow more slowly than U.S. personal income in 2014 and 2015,” the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) writes. The projections come from Brownback’s own Division of the Budget, which expects personal income growth of 3.8 percent this year and 4.2 percent next year. The state’s overall economic growth is now projected to fall behind the nation’s after two decades of keeping pace, the think tank adds.

At the same time that Brownback’s promised economic growth is failing to materialize, his critics‘ predictions about the tax cuts are largely coming true. The tax package is starving the state of revenue. With less money coming in, Kansas is cutting public services. The state Supreme Court has ordered lawmakers to restore funding to poor school districts, saying that the spending levels they enacted were so low as to be unconstitutional. But given the state’s revenue problems, the way that the legislature is going about correcting the underfunding problem simplytakes money away from other schools that need it.

Things are also getting worse for the neediest people in the state. Last fall, Census data revealed that the poverty rate in Kansas had risen each year since the governor was elected after vowing to reduce child poverty. A study by Kansas Action for Children last fall found that child poverty continues to rise in the state.

Brownback’s official response to the state’s poverty problem was a brief report that advocated fighting poverty by encouraging traditional family structures througheight-hour “pre-marital education” classes for couples wishing to wed, kicking tens of thousands of residents off of food stamps so that they will work harder, and finding mentors for the state’s kids.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/05/16/3438587/kansas-growth-projections/