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Zoe Smith, gold medalist at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games at the age of 16.
Zoe Smith was harassed via twitter recently because some female stated she looked o manly and no guy would go for that. Here is the article. Seriously, shes an 18 year old Olympian in lifting, and you have a problem because she’s too muscular for you? wow.
Part of the article:
“We don’t lift weights in order to look hot, especially for the likes of men like that,” Smith wrote. “What makes them think that we even want them to find us attractive? If you do, thanks very much, we’re flattered. But if you don’t, why do you really need to voice this opinion in the first place?
“Shall we stop weightlifting, amend our diet in order to completely get rid of our ‘manly’ muscles, and become housewives in the sheer hope that one day you will look more favorably upon us and we might actually have a shot with you?
“This may be shocking to you, but we actually would rather be attractive to people who aren’t closed-minded and ignorant. Crazy, eh?! We, as any woman with an ounce of self-confidence would, prefer our men to be confident enough in themselves to not feel emasculated by the fact that we aren’t weak and feeble.”
way to go target… well done.
i think i shall go buy all the target things now. they deserve it
target for all of the awards
“Publicly traded corporations may fear offending stockholders or customers, however. Gay rights activists protested loudly when Target Corp.donated $150,000 to a super PAC supporting a Minnesota gubernatorial candidate who strongly opposed gay marriage. The company apologized.”
“Two years after Target Corp. angered gay marriage supporters with a political donation that benefited a gay-marriage opponent seeking the governor’s office, the retailer is now upsetting same-sex marriage opponents by selling T-shirts to raise money for a group working to defeat a gay marriage ban in Minnesota…
Target’s move comes two years after it endured a backlash from gay rights supporters for giving $150,000 to a campaign group backing the conservative Republican candidate for Minnesota governor, Tom Emmer, who narrowly lost to Democrat Mark Dayton in a race that went to an automatic recount. The donation set off protests and calls for a boycott from a constituency that had seen Target as an ally.”
“The ad, which features multiple images, prominently displays a picture of a gay couple that says “Be yourself together.” LOVE THIS. Target is widely known as an LGBT friendly company (unlike a certain chicken fast food joint that sells waffle fries *cough cough*) but this is the first time that we’ve seen a guy on guy couple featured in one of their registry ads.
If more companies would take notes from Target and JCPenney, we’d be okay.”
- (this one is not an article, just a blog post. but note the “Target is widely known as an LGBT friendly company”) http://www.wiltondriveonline.com/news/target-loves-the-gays/
Food for thought.
(Source: , via stfueverything)
“Any politician who will not show multiple year taxes may be hiding something”
"Voluntary" Work Program Run in Private Detention Centers Pays Detained Immigrants $1 a Day -
Is there a loophole that allows CCA to use undocumented labor at below minimum wage to help run their detention centers, and what are the immigrants’ rights as workers?
In response to the question above, a spokesperson at the Department of Labor directed questions about workers in immigration detention centers to ICE. ICE did not directly address the question of what their labor position was. Instead, ICE said that the workers were not employees:
“The Voluntary Work Program, under conditions of confinement, does not constitute employment and is done by detainees on a voluntary basis for a small stipend.”
But some advocates say that this legal gray area covers something more sinister. Stevens, the Northwestern professor, said the voluntary work program is consistent with slave labor: “Forced to work at wages they can’t negotiate and far below the wages Congress set.”
“In any other context,” she continued, “these private companies would be penalized for hiring people who don’t have legal documents and paying them below the federal minimum wage.”
ICE detains immigrants for illegally working in the United States only to profit from their labor?
It’s on some modern day ecomienda shit. These workers, who are technically not employees, work 40 hrs/week and are paid a measly $1/day, but the money they earn goes back to the privatized companies that “employ” them. Porque get this, the detained immigrants use monies paid to purchase food and hygiene products from detention stores.
This is racism. This is capitalism. This is mierda.
(Source: breakthechaindc, via darkjez)