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Clothes, Food, and Logic: Jakè Neidert Follow @Jakeandbake336 Fact: minimum wage is livable if you cut out entertainment, alcohol, drug, and eating out costs. Minimum wage isn't supposed to support a 6 figure lifestyle 4:27 AM-20 May 2019 480 Retweets 2,549 Likes AlwaysAshley @AshleyFrankly Follow Replying to @Jakeandbake336 Sit down, big boy. "A full-time minimum- wage job doesn't pay well enough to afford rent. In Kansas, where the state minimum wage is $7.25, you'd need to make $10.53 an hour to afford a studio. To rent a one- bedroom at minimum wage, you'd need to work 67 hours a week." 10:41 AM - 21 May 2019 397 Retweets 8,477 Likes Pé Resists Follow @4everNeverTrump Replying to @Jakeandbake336 Okay... let's try this in your city, Waco: Full-time minimum wage: $14,500/year. Splitting a 2 bedroom apartment in Waco: $5400/year. Utilities: $1500/year. Car (because it's TX): $6000/year. Income tax: $1400 WITHOUT FOOD, you're already at $14,300 in yearly expenses. 4:30 PM 21 May 2019 881 Retweets 7,612 Likes Pé Resists Follow @4everNeverTrump Replying to @4everNeverTrump @Jakeandbake336 Nor does this account for healthcare, pets, clothes, hygiene products, Mother's Day and Xmas gifts, etc. There's a reason why people work 60-80 hours/week at minimum (or close to minimum) wage jobs: BECAUSE IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO LIVE ON A MINIMUM WAGE. 4:34 PM -21 May 2019 296 Retweets 5,270 Likes Katherine Soutar Artist Follow @Kate_Dancingcat Replying to @Jakeandbake336 This Sometimes the poor are praised for being thrifty. But to recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less. Oscar Wilde www.m ne 6:42 AM 21 May 2019 1,010 Retweets 7,459 Likes gahdamnpunk: Why is conservative logic pretty much “you can live on a minimum wage if you cut out LIVING”??

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Apparently, Arguing, and Definitely: rgfellows: rgfellows: kanyewestboro: calanoida: Susanna and the Elders, Restored (Left) Susanna and the Elders, Restored with X-ray (Right) Kathleen Gilje, 1998 wow Oooh my gosh this is rad. This is so rad. For those who don’t know about this painting, the artist was the Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi. Gentileschi was a female painter in a time when it was very largely unheard of for a woman to be an artist. She managed to get the opportunity for training and eventual employment because her father, Orazio, was already a well established master painter who was very adamant that she get artistic training. He apparently saw a high degree of skill in some artwork she did as a hobby in childhood. He was very supportive of her and encouraged her to resist the “traditional attitude and psychological submission to brainwashing and the jealousy of her obvious talents.”   Gentileschi became extremely well known in her time for painting female figures from the Bible and their suffering. For example, the one seen above depicts the story from the Book of Daniel. Susanna is bathing in her garden when two elders began to spy on her in the nude. As she finishes they stop her and tell her that they will tell everyone that they saw her have an affair with a young man (she’s married so this is an offense punishable by death) unless she has sex with them. She refuses, they tell their tale, and she is going to be put to death when the protagonist of the book (Daniel) stops them. So that painting above? That was her first major painting. She was SEVENTEEN-YEARS-OLD. For context, here is a painting of the same story by Alessandro Allori made just four years earlier in 1606:  Wowwwww. That does not look like a woman being threatened with a choice between death or rape. So imagine 17 year old Artemisia trying to approach painting the scene of a woman being assaulted. And she paints what is seen in the x-ray above. A woman in horrifying, grotesque anguish with what appears to be a knife poised in her clenched hand. Damn that shit is real. Who wants to guess that she was advised by, perhaps her father or others, to tone it down. Women can’t look that grotesque. Sexual assault can’t be depicted as that horrifying. And women definitely can’t be seen as having the potential to fight back. Certainly not in artwork. Women need to be soft. They need to wilt from their captors but still look pretty and be a damsel in distress. So she changed it.  What’s interesting to note is that she eventually painted and stuck with some of her own, less traditional depictions of women. However, that is more interesting with some context.   (Warning for reference to rape, torture, and images of paintings which show violence and blood.) So, Gentileschi’s story continues in the very next year, 1611, when her father hires Agostino Tassi, an artist, to privately tutor her. It was in this time when Tassi raped her. He then proceeded to promise that he would marry her. He pointed out that if it got out that she had lost her virginity to a man she wasn’t going to marry then it would ruin her. Using this, he emotionally manipulated her into continuing a sexual relationship with him. However, he then proceeded to marry someone else. Horrified at this turn of events she went to her father. Orazio was having none of this shit and took Tassi to court. At that time, rape wasn’t technically an offense to warrant a trial, but the fact that he had taken her virginity (and therefore technically “damaged Orazio’s property”. ugh.) meant that the trial went along. It lasted for 7 months. During this time, to prove the truth of her words, Artemisia was given invasive gynecological examinations and was even questioned while being subjected to torture via thumb screws. It was also discovered during the trial that Tassi was planning to kill his current wife, have an affair with her sister, and steal a number of Orazio’s paintings. Tassi was found guilty and was given a prison sentence of…. ONE. YEAR……. Which he never even served because the verdict was annulled. During this time and a bit after (1611-1612), Artemisia painted her most famous work of Judith Slaying Holofernes. This bible story involved Holofernes, an Assyrian general, leading troops to invade and destroy Bethulia, the home of Judith. Judith decides to deal with this issue by coming to him, flirting with him to get his guard down, and then plying him with food and lots of wine. When he passed out, Judith and her handmaiden took his sword and cut his head off. Issue averted. The subject was a very popular one for art at the time. Here is a version of the scene painted in 1598-99 by Carivaggio, whom was a great stylistic influence on Artemisia: This depiction is a pretty good example of how this scene was typically depicted. Artists usually went out of their way to show Judith committing the act (or having committed it) while trying to detach her from the actual violence of it. In this way, they could avoid her losing the morality of her character and also avoid showing a woman committing such aggression. So here we see a young, rather delicate looking Judith in a pure white dress. She is daintily holding down this massive man and looks rather disgusted and upset at having to do this. Now, here is Artemisia’s: Damn. Thats a whole different scene. Here Holofernes looks less like he’s simply surprised by the goings ons and more like a man choking on his own blood and struggling fruitlessly against his captors. The blood here is less of a bright red than in Carrivaggio’s but is somehow more sickening. It feels more real, and gushes in a much less stylized way than Carrivaggio’s. Not to mention, Judith here is far from removed from the violence. She is putting her physical weight into this act. Her hands (much stronger looking than most depictions of women’s hands in early artwork) are working hard. Her face, as well, is completely different. She doesn’t look upset, necessarily, but more determined.  It’s also worth note that the handmaiden is now involved in the action. It’s worth note because, during her rape trial, Artemisia stated that she had cried for help during the initial rape. Specifically she had called for Tassi’s female tenant in the building, Tuzia. Tuzia not only ignored her cries for help, but she also denied the whole happening. Tuzia had been a friend of Artemisia’s and in fact was one of her only female friends. Artemisia felt extremely betrayed, but rather than turning her against her own gender, this event instilled in her the deep importance of female relationships and solidarity among women. This can be seen in some of her artwork, and I believe in the one above, as well, with the inclusion of the handmaiden in the act. So, I just added a million words worth of information dump on a post when no one asked me, but there we go. I could talk for ages about Artemisia as a person and her depictions of women (even beyond what I wrote above. Don’t get me started on her depictions of female nudes in comparison to how male artists painted nude women at the time.)  To sum up: Artemisia Gentileschi is rad as hell. This x-ray is also rad as hell and makes her even radder. I love art history. I’m reblogging this again to add something that I also think is important to know about Artemisia Gentileschi.Back in her time and through even to TODAY, there are people who argue that her artworks were greatly aided by her father…. As in he either helped her paint them or just straight up painted them himself. Hell, there are a number of works only recently (past several years or so) that have been officially attributed to Artemisia because people originally saw the signature with “Gentileschi” in it and automatically attributed it to Orazio.So, not only was Artemisia Gentileschi an amazing artist and amazing historical figure, but I don’t want it to be ignored that there are people over 400 years later who still won’t give her the credit she deserves, just because she’s a woman and obviously women can’t paint like she did.
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cnn.com, Fashion, and Memes: Panama's U.S. Ambassador Savs He Can No Longer Serve Trump and Quits @balleralert ERZA AE Panama’s U.S. Ambassador Says He Can No Longer Serve Trump and Quits- Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The U.S. ambassador to Panama, John Feeley has decided to step down. Due to the timing of his announcement, one would think it was because of the grotesque comments Trump made about certain countries being shitholes( which Trump denies he said). However, according to CNN, Feeley decided to leave his post because of his differences with the Trump administration and turned in his resignation letter before the immigration meeting happened. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeley states in his resignation letter, " As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies. My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign. That time has come.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeley let the White House, the State Department, and the Panamanian government know he was leaving for personal reasons and March 9th will be his last day. He also states in his resignation letter that the relationship between the U.S. and Panama is a strong one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeley became the ambassador in January 2016 and Deputy Chief of Mission Roxanne Cabral will fill in for him until a new ambassador is named.
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Friends, Homeless, and Life: Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h Replying to @dubsteppenwolf Really inhumane, grotesque stuff, but mostly coming from basically middle class voices. I want to talk to you about what it was like 2 203 492 Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h for me and my little group of friends, who never had access to the old insurance Who had less than nothing, actually 137451 Hell Frasier dubsteppenwolf 13h The first time I got sick as an adult, my older brother shoplifted fish antibiotics from an aquarium store จ่า 12 236 608 Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h If you do the math for a human weight, it works just the same, but it isn't a terribly pleasant experience 3 79415 Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h I just want to pause right here and point out that we had basically normal lives We weren't homeless, we both had jobs 101479 Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h Things were touch & go for a few years but nothing that millions of people across this country don't experience every day 73398 Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h Once he was stabbed at his bouncer gig and he came home and we just closed it up with duct tape. He went back to work the next day. 3 123 450 Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h I bartended and cut myself on a fruit knife, had pus coming out from under my thumbnail for a week. Oh well, right. Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h Around that same time a friend of our lost like 10% of the flesh on his leg treating a brown recluse bite at home with witch hazel memehumor: Service industry veteran goes viral with harsh truths about what life before Obamacare was really like.

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Friends, Homeless, and Life: Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h Replying to @dubsteppenwolf Really inhumane, grotesque stuff, but mostly coming from basically middle class voices. I want to talk to you about what it was like 2 203 492 Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h for me and my little group of friends, who never had access to the old insurance Who had less than nothing, actually 137451 Hell Frasier dubsteppenwolf 13h The first time I got sick as an adult, my older brother shoplifted fish antibiotics from an aquarium store จ่า 12 236 608 Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h If you do the math for a human weight, it works just the same, but it isn't a terribly pleasant experience 3 79415 Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h I just want to pause right here and point out that we had basically normal lives We weren't homeless, we both had jobs 101479 Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h Things were touch & go for a few years but nothing that millions of people across this country don't experience every day 73398 Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h Once he was stabbed at his bouncer gig and he came home and we just closed it up with duct tape. He went back to work the next day. 3 123 450 Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h I bartended and cut myself on a fruit knife, had pus coming out from under my thumbnail for a week. Oh well, right. Hell Frasier @dubsteppenwolf 13h Around that same time a friend of our lost like 10% of the flesh on his leg treating a brown recluse bite at home with witch hazel <p><a href="http://memehumor.net/post/160302307392/service-industry-veteran-goes-viral-with-harsh" class="tumblr_blog">memehumor</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Service industry veteran goes viral with harsh truths about what life before Obamacare was really like.</p></blockquote>

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America, Donald Trump, and Driving: As President Trump prepares orders to wall out Mexicans and shut out refugees from America, today marks one of the most hateful days in our nation's history. Donald Trump is retracting the promise of American freedom to an extent we have not seen from a President since Franklin Roosevelt forced Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II. Today the Statue of Liberty weeps over President Trump's discrimination President Trump is beyond the wrong side of history. He is driving our nation off a moral cliff. When President Trump uses national security as a guise for racism, he doesn't strengthen our national security. He compromises our national security by engendering disrespect for America by people around the world. Make no mistake, suspending visas for citizens of Middle Eastern and African countries is not called national security. It's called prejudice. President Trump is now exacerbating the largest global refugee crisis in history. His slamming America's doors on the starving, the wounded and the abused is a grotesque blot on our nation's history of freedom. The president is an embarrassment to the timeless vision of America as inscribed by Emma Lazarus to "give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." President Trump's abominable orders and revolting prejudice seem to know no boundaries. Demonizing refugees and immigrants, and spending billions of taxpayer dollars to keep them out of our nation, is not in line with American values. President Trump is not in line with American values. weavemama:IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE ANNE FRANK CENTER 

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Blessed, Definitely, and Doe: SKT 1:04 AM 69% YOU MATCHED WITH ON 2/17/16 Hello heavenly blessed beauty whose inner beauty is everlasting and divine Feb 20, 2016, 6:22 AM woahhhh what Feb 26, 2016, 12:43 AM You look exactly like my next girlfriend Feb 26, 2016, 12:59 AM You look exactly like my actual nightmares 00 SKT 1:04 AM 69% Your eyes are too far apart. Nose is definitely crooked. The shape of your face is not aesthetically pleasing at all. You look like a 3/10 with make up in this photo. I don't even want to imagine what you look like without make up. I actually just threw up in my mouth, just thinking about it. Your head is too big (although that may be, because of your giraffe neck posture) As for your hair, lol. Seriously, do something. You look like a horse. Stare at your face for more than 5 seconds, and you will see how ugly you are. The eyes which are too far apart is what ruins / damages an already ugly Message Send GIF 1:05 AM 69% i 0, reminds me of lurch. Don't even let me start on your pale complexion. It only works if you look hot. Unfortunately, you do not look hot. Its hard to sum up a creature like you in one word. 'UGLY ' would be unfair, since it doesn't reflect how repulsive you look. GROTESQUE is stretching it. But somewhere in between, is where you would be, on the scale of an average man. I'm sorry if my words seem a little harsh. Just so you know, I sugar coated this post as much as possible. <p><a href="http://katemarie999.tumblr.com/post/143335443665/proudblackconservative-im-just-a-reaction" class="tumblr_blog">katemarie999</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/143334075699/im-just-a-reaction-justneckbeardthings-dat" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://im-just-a-reaction.tumblr.com/post/143329971869/justneckbeardthings-dat-bruised-ego-doe-is" class="tumblr_blog">im-just-a-reaction</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://justneckbeardthings.tumblr.com/post/139995512609">justneckbeardthings</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>dat bruised ego doe</p> </blockquote> <p>is this real though? it’s an interesting example of perception. it’s a turbo version of when people say “how could i ever have dated her/him!?”</p> </blockquote> <p>I doubt it’s real because literally nobody on tinder speaks with anywhere near this level of eloquence or correct spelling. “hey bby hows it goin wanna see my dic?” Is how most people lead off.</p></blockquote> <p>Yeah but this kind of thing does happen if you say you’re not interested. Some guys go ballistic, I’ve had it happen to me multiple times. Literally the only time I agree with feminists (and still not the third wave garbage) is when they complain about this because yeah, it’s really annoying and it needs to stop.</p></blockquote> <p>True: some guys at completely inappropriately when rejected.<br/>False: only guys do this.</p><p>And that&rsquo;s what I don&rsquo;t agree with feminists on.</p>

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Blessed, Definitely, and Doe: SKT 1:04 AM 69% YOU MATCHED WITH ON 2/17/16 Hello heavenly blessed beauty whose inner beauty is everlasting and divine Feb 20, 2016, 6:22 AM woahhhh what Feb 26, 2016, 12:43 AM You look exactly like my next girlfriend Feb 26, 2016, 12:59 AM You look exactly like my actual nightmares 00 SKT 1:04 AM 69% Your eyes are too far apart. Nose is definitely crooked. The shape of your face is not aesthetically pleasing at all. You look like a 3/10 with make up in this photo. I don't even want to imagine what you look like without make up. I actually just threw up in my mouth, just thinking about it. Your head is too big (although that may be, because of your giraffe neck posture) As for your hair, lol. Seriously, do something. You look like a horse. Stare at your face for more than 5 seconds, and you will see how ugly you are. The eyes which are too far apart is what ruins / damages an already ugly Message Send GIF 1:05 AM 69% i 0, reminds me of lurch. Don't even let me start on your pale complexion. It only works if you look hot. Unfortunately, you do not look hot. Its hard to sum up a creature like you in one word. 'UGLY ' would be unfair, since it doesn't reflect how repulsive you look. GROTESQUE is stretching it. But somewhere in between, is where you would be, on the scale of an average man. I'm sorry if my words seem a little harsh. Just so you know, I sugar coated this post as much as possible. <p><a href="http://im-just-a-reaction.tumblr.com/post/143329971869/justneckbeardthings-dat-bruised-ego-doe-is" class="tumblr_blog">im-just-a-reaction</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://justneckbeardthings.tumblr.com/post/139995512609">justneckbeardthings</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>dat bruised ego doe</p> </blockquote> <p>is this real though? it’s an interesting example of perception. it’s a turbo version of when people say “how could i ever have dated her/him!?”</p> </blockquote> <p>I doubt it’s real because literally nobody on tinder speaks with anywhere near this level of eloquence or correct spelling. &ldquo;hey bby hows it goin wanna see my dic?&rdquo; Is how most people lead off.</p>

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