"Women can’t have it all” implies that men can. That it’s more fun to go off to work than to stay home with the kids. That the jobs these men are running off to are all intellectually stimulating, high-paying, and that every single guy can rise up the corporate ladder just by showing up and wearing a tie. Nobody mentions the fact that there’s not enough room at the top for everyone who wants it. Nobody mentions that guys are often going off to work two jobs. Or a job in a middle management job where the CEO makes 231 times the salary of the workers. Maybe on a construction site, a job where there are more deaths than in all of the armed forces combined. Or a job where a 12-hour work day is the ‘new normal.’ Is that included in women’s vision of “having it all”?"
Lisa Hickey, “These Are the Stories That Change Everything”
// AMAZING piece by Lisa today. Oh man.
"Once you change your philosophy, you change your thought pattern. Once you change your thought pattern, you change your — your attitude. Once you change your attitude, it changes your behavior pattern and then you go on into some action."
— Malcolm X (via warriorsrise)
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