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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.""

So Kim Kardashian is getting a divorce, 72 days after a wedding that is variously reported to have cost $10 million or more. Just to put that in perspective, that sum could have built 200 schools in poor countries around the world for kids who desperately want an education. Then Kardashian could have helped transform the world, not just entertain it. And the schools would have lasted incomparably longer than her marriage.

—Nicholas Kristof (via northamericanscum)

(Source: thunderlullabye, via jerriann)

payattentionnow:

Looks like we in MN are SOL in both counts…

Seriously? This is just disturbing…

payattentionnow:

Looks like we in MN are SOL in both counts…

Seriously? This is just disturbing…

(via freshmn)

minusmanhattan:

Hitler reacts to the death of Osama Bin Laden. 

Because these are ALWAYS hilarious.

Life is actually really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

—~Confucius