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NBA.com: Spurs make WNBA's Hammon first female NBA assistant

You guys, I’m like really, really, really pumped about this news. The first female NBA assistant coach. Hired by the reigning NBA champs. Good stuff, good stuff.

But, I was doing some rough math last night and it makes me pretty sad to see the GINORMOUS pay disparities between the NBA and WNBA. 

For example:  last year, Kobe Bryant, the NBA’s highest paid player made just over $30 million in salary alone (another $34 million in endorsements). The salary cap for individuals playing in the WNBA is $105,000 and $878,000 per team (note 2012 figures are all I could find so maybe it’s a bit more now…). 

There are 12 teams in the WNBA. That’s about $10.5 million total potential wages paid.  JUST ONE THIRD THE SALARY OF THE SINGLE HIGHEST PAID PLAYER IN THE NBA.

KOBE BRYANT MAKES THREE TIMES AS MUCH MONEY AS ALL PLAYERS IN THE WNBA COMBINED.

Food for thought.

I may be a soccer novice, but I’m a big Tim Howard fan.  

I may be a soccer novice, but I’m a big Tim Howard fan.  

(Source: rainbowkitteh)

gaypocalypse:

Diane Sawyer: So, have you thought, how many women is enough? How many women [on the Supreme Court] would be enough?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Nine, nine. [Applause.]
Sawyer: Oh! Oh. [Laughs.]
Ginsburg: Well, there’ve been nine men there for a long long time, right? So why not nine women?

(x)

Preach, Ruth. Preach!

(via afternoonsnoozebutton)

Why Women Aren't People (But Corporations Are)

"For years, it seems that the men who run things in this country have been dancing around the implication that women aren’t people, at least when put up against other, more important things like men, corporations, zygotes, and male feelings. But now, finally, in the year 2014, two generations removed from the first Supreme Court case that established that states can’t make it illegal to purchase contraception, five dudes on the highest court in the land have put this in writing. It’s not that women don’t matter, it’s that they matter measurably less than a corporation’s "conscience.""

Do Female-Named Hurricanes Need To Lean In?

Be confident: When you slam into a coast, do it like you mean it. Don’t end your sentences with question marks — if you tell your boss you’re going to erode a coastline, say, “I’m going to erode this coastline, PERIOD.”“

juliabonet:

“I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘Well, if I’d known better I’d have done better,’ that’s all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, ‘I’m sorry,’ and then you say to yourself, ‘I’m sorry.’ If we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can’t see what we’re capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one’s own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that’s rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don’t have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.” / Maya Angelou

juliabonet:

“I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘Well, if I’d known better I’d have done better,’ that’s all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, ‘I’m sorry,’ and then you say to yourself, ‘I’m sorry.’ If we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can’t see what we’re capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one’s own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that’s rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don’t have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.” / Maya Angelou