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20th October 2014

Quote reblogged from what is this i don't even with 24,373 notes

Let’s examine a traditionally male-dominated role that is very well-respected, and well-paid, in many parts of the world—that of a doctor. In the UK, it is listed as one of the top ten lucrative careers, and the average annual income of a family doctor in the US is well into six figures. It also confers on you significant social status, and a common stereotype in Asian communities is of parents encouraging their children to become doctors.

One of my lecturers at university once presented us with this thought exercise: why are doctors so highly paid, and so well-respected? Our answers were predictable. Because they save lives, their skills are extremely important, and it takes years and years of education to become one. All sound, logical reasons. But these traits that doctors possess are universal. So why is it, she asked, that doctors in Russia are so lowly paid? Making less than £7,500 a year, it is one of the lowest paid professions in Russia, and poorly respected at that. Why is this?

The answer is crushingly, breathtakingly simple. In Russia, the majority of doctors are women. Here’s a quote from Carol Schmidt, a geriatric nurse practitioner who toured medical facilities in Moscow: “Their status and pay are more like our blue-collar workers, even though they require about the same amount of training as the American doctor… medical practice is stereotyped as a caring vocation ‘naturally suited‘ to women, [which puts it at] a second-class level in the Soviet psyche.”

What this illustrates perfectly is this—women are not devalued in the job market because women’s work is seen to have little value. It is the other way round. Women’s work is devalued in the job market because women are seen to have little value.

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20th October 2014

Video reblogged from I like big bucks and I cannot lie with 24,780 notes

jpnvines:

僕の”フリーカラー”ペン。My “Free Color” pen. #ginzablow 〜 (GIN)銀三郎

My “Free Color” pen. My “Free Color” pen. #ginzablow 〜 (GIN)銀三郎

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20th October 2014

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cognitivedissonance:

azspot:

Matt Bors

And there it is.

cognitivedissonance:

azspot:

Matt Bors

And there it is.

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20th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from but Sarah knew the names of all things with 35,706 notes

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20th October 2014

Photo reblogged from but Sarah knew the names of all things with 76 notes

basilgenovese:

Collard Greens, Cornmeal and Sausage Soup (Source: Saveur)

basilgenovese:

Collard Greens, Cornmeal and Sausage Soup (Source: Saveur)

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20th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Queercuttt with 57,994 notes

dismalhues:

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tinyhousesgalore:

Tiny house built by Heirloom Custom Tiny Homes in Oregon. See more here!

Crying

THIS IS A CRIME.

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20th October 2014

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illsassu:

BLOG 10000000 TIMES

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19th October 2014

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I could imagine Hans and Anna in a bar arguing.

disneydamselestelle:

dnrnova:

disneydamselestelle:

Anna: Remember that time I punched you off the fjord? You must be so-

Hans: I settled for you over your sister.

Anna:

Hans:

Anna:

Hans: *sips hot glogg*

OH BURN

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THAT GIF KILLS ME

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19th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Queercuttt with 100,917 notes

black-american-queen:

This show was comedy gold.

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19th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from So That's What It Does with 149,389 notes

clocktalk:

saw it comin 100 miles away and I’m still dead

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