Comic strip artists from the 40’s draw their characters while blindfolded
So I put together this graph for my thesis, and it’s pretty damn important. The two columns on the left are only people who receive Newstart/Youth Allowance and are required to actively job search.
There aren’t enough jobs in Australia for everyone. That means people will rely on welfare. When we cut that payment off for 6 months, or don’t pay people enough, or quarantine that income, we actively make life worse for people who cannot get work because the jobs they need aren’t available.
This isn’t about ‘earning or learning’ - earning isn’t a option, and learning isn’t necessarily going to help when jobs don’t exist.
This is why I get so mad when people, especially politicians, tell people that getting a job is the solution to the frustrations of being on welfare. The jobs aren’t there.
In her first TV role in 15 years, Cate Blanchett plays a hard drinking lesbian lawyer in ABC Australia’s Rake (x)
*upper middle class fucker voice* But you have [one nice thing] so how are you poor
never forget, that this is a real screen shot.
Soviet Fashions of the 60s
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women’s economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond.
I find it interesting how society doesn’t care when the media sexualizes women, when men sexualizes women, when school and the government sexualizes women. But the second a woman is in control and sexualizes herself willingly it’s wrong and disgusting.