UPS, United Way, the Intel Foundation, and others have all stopped funding for the Boy Scots of America. Now there’s a petition 70,000 strong asking Verizon to do the same.
To give you some context: the Intel Foundation was the biggest donor in 2009 with a $700,000 contribution.
I just found out my wife might soon start making more money than me. As a white, straight, US male, I believe I am supposed to be upset or at least offended, but I have also been told it is ok to even feel threatened. This is all a bit confusing, so I could really use your help.
Are there any resources available for how I can handle this problem? I’m sure there are various ways I can still “keep her down”, as it were, and remind her that she isn’t “as good as I am” in the workforce. I know physical repression is kind of a faux pas these days, but what’s the word on emotional oppression?
Also, how should I approach her about this problem? Is this something I should bring up directly at the dinner table? I’ve heard there can be some success with subtlety and backhanded compliments. I’m not sure which is more my style yet, so any anecdotes you can share would help.
I hope you can understand this is new territory for me, so any advice you have on how I can remind my wife who is still the “breadwinner of this house” would really be appreciated. Thanks!
Great piece that’s worth a read. This is a big discussion, and the answers aren’t easy.
via The Loop
Tricky decision amidst a tough problem and discussion.
Matt Lauer asks Anne Hathaway a retarding question about a vagina photo someone snapped and she parries masterfully, lamenting the US’s pathetic state of pop culture but also bringing it back around to her character in the film. Serious respect.
Maybe through documenting hatred we can help end it and get people back to creating something with their lives. But Clint is right: hating these people for their hatred doesn’t solve anything.