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The New and Improved SAT

newyorker:

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In light of the College Board’s recent changes to the SAT, some humorous alternative vocabulary questions: http://nyr.kr/RpVqeO

Directions: Match the italicized slanty word or phrase with its meaning.

1. Mike, like, likes Emily, but not like that. The best meaning of “like” is:

a) you know
b) um
c) similar to
d) derives pleasure from
e) lolz

Photograph by Thomas Barwick.

F) he’s a wuss

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Woman, Man, Bourbon

newyorker:

Ian Crouch on Woodford Reserve’s controversial new ads: http://nyr.kr/1mdYvZm

“Despite the modern, fashionable feel of its new ads, Woodford Reserve’s definitions of gender are radically narrow, and its sense of the possibilities for human sexuality even narrower. Men must appeal to women, and women to men. To attract women, men have to be rugged and capable while maintaining a perfect veneer of nonchalance. Women can spot a phony or a wimp a mile away.”

That ad was brilliant….

If you had a problem with it, you don’t deserve to drink Bourbon.

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Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around.

Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.

It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …

bisexual activist and queer theory blogger Patrick RichardsFink 

this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1

A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes

A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes

A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes

A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes

A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes

That’s some bullshit right there.

Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.

Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.

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THE LAST LINE

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This. I am tired of seing this numbers without thinking about woc. (via arobynsong)

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A Miracle Has Happened.

zoeyandjasper:

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Yesterday, in the midst of all this viral craziness, I got a mysterious email from a woman in Colorado. She told me that her friend knew Zoey from Taiwan when she was a baby (Zoey came to the states when she was 4.5 months old), and wanted to connect with me.

Say what?!

My mind was…

:) :) :) :)

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sirtarantino:

a guy walked into the board room and said

"hi sweetheart if you could fix me up a coffee real quick im meeting with the regional reports manager in like five minutes, thanks darling"

and i just stared at him and coldly said

"i am the regional reports manager"

we are now twenty minutes into this board meeting and i dont think i’ve ever seen a man look so embarrassed and afraid in my whole life

As he should be….turd.

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