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Phyllis Schlafly Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands

I do not like Phyllis Schlafly at all. 

This woman writes things like:

Another fact is the influence of hypergamy, which means that women typically choose a mate (husband or boyfriend) who earns more than she does. Men don’t have the same preference for a higher-earning mate.

While women prefer to HAVE a higher-earning partner, men generally prefer to BE the higher-earning partner in a relationship. This simple but profound difference between the sexes has powerful consequences for the so-called pay gap.

Suppose the pay gap between men and women were magically eliminated. If that happened, simple arithmetic suggests that half of women would be unable to find what they regard as a suitable mate.

I’m sorry, I had to cross it out because it’s too dumb to be suited for my tumblr. 

Some of my favorite comments on this post though include:

Since a Republican woman prefers to marry a man who makes more money than she does…

There, fixed it for you. My husband and I have each earned more than the other at various times. But then, we Democrats married for love, not money.

See, not all dinosaurs are extinct yet.

She says that providing women with equal pay for equal work would deter their chances of finding a “suitable mate” like it’s a bad thing. Wow, if a guy is threatened by a woman making more than he is, he’s not a suitable mate for anyone.

Phyllis Schlafly has been a quacker since she first arrived on the national stage, decrying feminism even as she left her kids and husband at home to pursue her own career — which consisted, of course, of telling other women why they should stay home.

Do you know what mathematicians drink during happy hour? A gin and monotonic!

Calculus professor

April 15, 2014

Astounding Things 

  • ALL the people here trying to use an umbrella while it’s so windy it’s raining sideways. Raincoats are the way to go
  • I was talking to a friend about rain and what kind of transportation we use to get places (me = walk, he = bike unless it’s raining) and he told me that when it rains, the rain water goes up his butt when he’s biking which is why he doesn’t ride in the rain.
  • I wanted someone at Sephora to match me to a foundation and she swatched some and decided that this one shade, which was my “lightness” was a “perfect match” but it was so pink and I am so not pink. I’m yellow. Sephora person, seriously?
  • I was about to wear sandals today since it said it was going to be 60 degrees. Thank god I didn’t though because my feet would have been soaked on the way back from class.
  • They’re finally turning off the heater today in the dorm, which incidentally means they kept it on when it was 70 degrees outside I think? But the thing is, it’s supposed to be 40/40/50 degrees the next few days? Yay.


It’s a trick. It’s just a magic trick.

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It’s Campus Preview Weekend with all the prefroshies running around and bringing the weather gods with them because today, the weather was beautiful and sunny and technically “warm” but then I wore a bit too little and was cold while walking around outside. Anyway, somehow the campus is so energetic right now and it’s absolutely amazing. Of course, my school is amazing all the time (right?!?!), but with the extra people and noise and loud music just blasting for hours (I’m definitely sure it’s playing from at least a dorm down or across a field and I can hear it nice and loud) and the sunny sunny weather, it’s just great. I hope everyone has fun at CPW and I’m excited to crashgo to some events as a pretend-prefrosh too!

Amazing button sculptures by Miami based artist Augusto Esquivel.  Absolutely stunning stuff!

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