Based on this (x). Conclusion: they’re still fuckers.
Or maybe daddy works all week to provide us money for food and clothes
Because daddy’s labour is arbitrarily placed at a higher value and the work he does all week is no more important or legitimate than domestic labour. The capital value of the same relative labour is dependent on the gender of the person its performed by, and the capital values of different, specific kinds of labour, are dependent on the gender of the person who usually performs them in a society. The work easily available to women is priced cheap or free, and the work women have to struggle harder to get is still worth less capital than that same work when performed by men.
In short, daddy gets to choose what he gets to work on, and the job he gets to choose can easily generate more than enough money to feed and shelter more than one person. In this scenario, women still have to do work, but are often forced to depend on others to support them, let alone able to consider supporting others with their labour.
In some cases, men might actually prefer their wives to do even less in terms of domestic labour, because it will be a symbol of conspicuous leisure, which is the mark of status. Women doing no work at all only happens if daddy has so much money and power that he wants to show it to people by how he can support a family with even less work on their part.
A society directing women to be dependent on men, who like their women that way, is definitively a patriarchy, and the division of labour between men and women continues to reinforce gender inequality even today.
Hopefully you can see more of the repercussions of EXACTLY WHAT WAS IMPLIED IN THE ORIGINAL POST now.
Fathers, be good to your daughters.
October is coming up fast and you know what that means. Drawlloween is among us! I invite all creatives and non-creatives alike to participate in this daily challenge. Draw, paint, letter, design, photograph (or whatever) something everyday according to the daily topic. Be sure to tag your creation with #drawlloween so we can all see what you came up with!
6 hours left for day one oops
oh cool yep let’s give this a try.
Don’t show ekcomics your first day. Or do and scare her to the moon. That could be worth it.
This man, James Verone, robbed a bank for one dollar. Why only one dollar? Because he knew that in prison he could get the medical care he could not afford with his part time salary as a convenience store clerk. He was approved for food stamps, but they did little to help his finances. Between his back problems, carpel tunnel, and arthritis, he simply couldn’t handle the pain any longer.
On June 9th, he sent a letter to his local paper, the Gaston Gazette, that stated: “When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me. this robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”
He then took a cab to the RBC Bank, and handed the teller a note asking for one dollar and medical attention. He quietly took a seat in the lobby and waited for police to arrive.
Since Verone only stole one dollar, he was only charged with larceny. His bail, which he doesn’t plan to pay is set at $2,000, reduced from the normal $100,000. He’s scheduled to see a doctor this Friday, and hopes to get foot surgery, back surgery and to have a protrusion on his check treated.
To me, this is the perfect example of how disturbingly corrupt and unjust our health care system has become under HMO’s. For this man, or any person for that matter, feels that he needs to be imprisoned just to see a doctor, is ridiculous.
This is exactly what I hate about America. Why is it that you can buy an entire house with money you don’t have, but still can’t apply for health care if you don’t meet the requirements? That’s messed up.
So we’re now at a time where people will LITERALLY commit a crime, granted it was tiny scale but a crime regardless, JUST for the sake of getting medical attention because it’s THAT expensive.
Happy National Coffee Day!
DICE in Dublin, Ireland is one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. I don’t always have time to do show writeups, but I’m sitting here very sleepy on my birthday in the hotel and kind of overwhelmed with love for this con and everyone involved in it.
Everything was amazing. Our panels, especially the Comics Are For Everybody one, were really packed full of enthusiastic and wonderful people. I sold out of basically everything I brought. I got to see the Europe editions of Seeing Red. I was given birthday cards, presents, even beer from an awesome fan! I did a bunch of commissions and met a boatload of great artists. I cosplayed as Luci from WicDiv and Kieron + Jamie signed the cover for me, although we never really did get a good photo together. I got my first piece of Little Ghost fan art. I bought Halloween decorations and got to hold advance copies of Gotham Academy with Becky Cloonan. I can’t even begin to list everything that happened, but I wish I could.
On top of everything else, last night they surprised Kieron Gillen and I with a birthday cake - A Nightmare Before Christmas one with a Ronettes record on top for Kieron - and at midnight the whole bar sang when I officially turned 26. Turns out Jordie and my BFITW Chris had secretly conspired to make it happen. From across the OCEAN.
Just try to imagine how hard it was not to cry. I can’t believe this is my life, a sentence I uttered probably 60 times yesterday. I can’t believe it. I’m so happy and lucky and here’s to 26 being even better than 25, if that’s even possible.
Getting to watch Kate’s career this year has been awesome and inspiring. Having just turned 25, she makes me really excited for what’s to come for me.
Happy Birthday Kate!
Fiona Staples’ Josie and the Pussycats.
having unsupportive parents when you’re working so hard kind sucks ass
Fuck your parents. I’ll love you and support you forever.