Strength and Courage and A Wonder Bra

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Apr 7

In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.

- The Myth of Working Your Way Through College - Svati Kirsten Narula - The Atlantic (via halfvodka)

beachedcoracles:

Passing the torch.

suitupweird:

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tayalldaynyc:

world history in one sentence

tayalldaynyc:

world history in one sentence

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Imagine this:
Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom.
Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees the familiar wicked glow in the old lady’s eyes, and slashes the evil queen’s throat with a pair of sewing scissors.
Cinderella refuses everything but the glass slippers from her fairy godmother, crushes her stepmother’s windpipe under her heel, and the Prince falls madly in love with the mysterious girl who dons rags and blood-stained slippers.

Imagine this:
Persephone goes adventuring with weapons hidden under her dress.
Persephone climbs into the gaping chasm.
Or, Persephone uses her hands to carve a hole down to hell.
In none of these versions is Persephone’s body violated unless she asks Hades to hold her down with his horse-whips.
Not once does she hold out on eating the pomegranate, instead biting into it eagerly and relishing the juice running down her chin, staining it red.
In some of the stories, Hades never appears and Persephone rules the underworld with a crown of her own making.
In all of them, it is widely known that the name Persephone means Bringer of Destruction.

Imagine this:
Red Riding Hood marches from her grandmother’s house with a bloody wolf pelt.
Medusa rights the wrongs that have been done to her.
Eurydice breaks every muscle in her arms climbing out of the land of the dead.

Imagine this:
Girls are allowed to think dark thoughts, and be dark things.

Imagine this:
Instead of the dragon, it’s the princess with claws and fiery breath
who smashes her way from the confines of her castle
and swallows men whole.

- 'Reinventing Rescuing,' theappleppielifestyle. (via obrojobs)

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adorkablenerdvana:

screw writing “strong” women

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OMG.

YES finally.

There’s magic in the air this evening
Magic in the air
The world is at her best, you know
When people love and care
The promise of excitement is one the night will keep
After all, there’s only one more sleep til Christmas

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peel-a-potato-with-a-potato:

confusedtree:

Happy Canada Day

Canadians scare me a little more every day.

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cassbones:

I think Lily might be secretly bisexual

You think?

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tessa-cant-be-tamed:

All time favorite American Horror Story quote.

tessa-cant-be-tamed:

All time favorite American Horror Story quote.

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frantzfandom:

but really, think about that shit. niggas been fucking and eatin hairy pussy for millennia 

who the fuck is you to even think about changing that paradigm, with your no stroke having, limp tongued ass motherfucker.

like, how dare you.

you actually think you got some new shit to bring to the game that requires weekly brazilians?