Minimum wage workers are adults.
Nearly 80 percent of the workers who would be directly affected by a minimum wage increase are adults, as seen in an analysis by the National Women’s Law Center. When you include those who would be indirectly affected that figure becomes more than 92 percent.
Less than 16 percent of workers who would be affected by President Obama’s minimum-wage proposal are teenagers.
Minimum wage workers are parents.
Many of those workers are parents. More than seven million children — nearly one out of every 10 kids in the United States — have parents whose income would go up under a new minimum wage. When you count the parents whose wages would be indirectly affected, that rises to more than 11 million (or roughly one in six) children whose households would benefit from the increase.
Most minimum-wage workers are women.
That’s not something the right wants to emphasize. Other than formally declaring itself “anti-woman,” there’s not much more the GOP can do to lose the female vote. It certainly doesn’t want people to notice that this is one more policy that disproportionately harms women.
Minimum wage increases, please.
(Source: azspot, via robot-heart-politics)
Jonathan Hobin Re-Creates the World’s Most Infamous Tragedies with Children
more of the album here
This is absolutely incredible photography.
Real scabs aren’t cute.
I just went on strike from my job writing for a highly rated cable TV show. That might mean the brilliant comedians I know here online or in real life will be asked to come in and replace the striking workers. There are tons of people that are so funny, and I’d…
I’m not on strike right now, but I like it when my friends stick up for their working rights, and when they write things like this.
Did you know Richard Dawkins tweets?
- Mr. Dawkins speaks of belief upon evidence, yet, when the onus of providing on evidence fell on him, he failed to do so.
- Dawkins’ justification of his failure to give proof for his sweeping statement is intrinsically flawed; as it could be…
Dawkins is an Islamophobic shithole, and this would be true whether he were an atheist or not. The thing that bothers me is how Dawkins uses his personal, absence-of-religious doctrine to advance bigotry in the same way various religious institutions do in order to bolster their own power and authority. The problem in all cases is not the religion but the presence of shitty human beings, who exist everywhere, in all religions, Dawkins being a prime example if we view militant atheism as its own religion.
Hey richard dawkins: this is not okay
It sometimes takes a long time to make something worthwhile. Sometimes you gotta put stuff in bottles in your garage and wait for a couple weeks so it can fart bubbles that make everything better.