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The unaccompanied child refugee crisis has hardened Americans against undocumented immigrants.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
This year tens of thousands of Central American children, fleeing violence and poverty, have been arriving in the U.S. seeking refuge.  It’s a stunning story that has been covered widely in the media and Americans’ opinions about immigration have taken a hit.
The Pew Research Center collected data regarding American leniency toward undocumented immigrants in February and July, before and after media coverage of this crisis began.  The results show that members of all political parties, on average, are less inclined to allow “immigrants living in U.S. who meet certain requirements” to stay legally (see far right column).
The strongest opponents are Republicans and members of the Tea Party.  These groups were more opposed to enabling undocumented immigrants to stay legally to begin with and they showed the greatest change in response to this new crisis.
Republicans and Independents are also more likely than Democrats to think that we should speed up the deportation process, even if it means deporting children who are eligible for asylum.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

socimages:

The unaccompanied child refugee crisis has hardened Americans against undocumented immigrants.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

This year tens of thousands of Central American children, fleeing violence and poverty, have been arriving in the U.S. seeking refuge.  It’s a stunning story that has been covered widely in the media and Americans’ opinions about immigration have taken a hit.

The Pew Research Center collected data regarding American leniency toward undocumented immigrants in February and July, before and after media coverage of this crisis began.  The results show that members of all political parties, on average, are less inclined to allow “immigrants living in U.S. who meet certain requirements” to stay legally (see far right column).

The strongest opponents are Republicans and members of the Tea Party.  These groups were more opposed to enabling undocumented immigrants to stay legally to begin with and they showed the greatest change in response to this new crisis.

Republicans and Independents are also more likely than Democrats to think that we should speed up the deportation process, even if it means deporting children who are eligible for asylum.

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Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

micdotcom:

23 women show us their favorite positions

When reality television star and fashion blogger Lauren Conrad was asked what her “favorite position” was on a live radio program a while back, the women listening held their breath. Although we take great pride in the work that we do, most of us could relate to being undermined and belittled publicly at work. When Conrad cleverly retorted “CEO,” it was hard not to aggressively high-five our laptop and mobile devices. The words “hell” and “yeah” could be heard all across the nation.

1 in 3 women has experienced some form of sex discrimination at work | Follow micdotcom 

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mehreenkasana:

Asian Suffragettes – Women Who Made a Difference
By the 1900s, women had been campaigning for the right to vote for nearly half a century. In 1903, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) was founded in Manchester, breathing new life into the suffragette movement and fighting for the rights of all women, regardless of their nationality.
Although British women were perceived as the weaker sex, they were also labelled as morally superior to men, making them the logical choice to raise children and care for the home. Inevitably, feminists were accused of neglecting their nurturing duties during their public struggle for equality. Their response to this was to find a cause that would emphasise their moral high ground, giving them a plausible reason to fight for their rights.
Asian women filled this niche.
During this tumultuous time and at the height of British colonisation, many Asian women found themselves adrift within British society. Most had entered the country on ships employed by English families as ayahs (nannies) and, once they’d served their few weeks at sea, were dismissed, expected to survive on their own. Securing passage back to India was seasonal and often difficult especially during wartime, leaving hundreds of young women stranded far from home.
Many British high society feminists voiced concerns for their Indian sisters, regarding them as passive victims. Their mission was to rescue these perceived objects of pity and misfortune. This concept was not limited to the stranded ayahs in Britain but was generalised to include the oppressed women still in Asia.
A gradual change in this compassionate but superior attitude came about as Asian women grew stronger and more outspoken, not only in Britain but also in India. By 1905, Asian women were emerging to show public support of various political activities and the exploitation of women and their traditional roles were challenged.

This is a general summary of how  hardships of life in India and British pan-Indonesian territories and a major part of what led to the Konfrontasi,(basically a British and Australian version of the modern United States/Afghanistan conflict).
However, India in particular is the best picture of how modern British colonization fucked up Asia - much like Gertrude Bell, the British spy who posed as a researcher, rigging elections, destabilizing much of Afghan politics, setting British loyalists in places of power in Jordan and Iran, and turning Iraq into the corrupt system it is today. Britain has always had a bad habit of subversively ‘establishing’ themselves in Asian communities, colonizing and socializing them under British rule, and leaving them to fend for themselves when it hits the fan.
And time and again, Asian women have been there to pick up the pieces. Overpopulated as it is, India has one of the most well-versed and outspoken feminist circles I have ever seen.

mehreenkasana:

Asian Suffragettes – Women Who Made a Difference

By the 1900s, women had been campaigning for the right to vote for nearly half a century. In 1903, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) was founded in Manchester, breathing new life into the suffragette movement and fighting for the rights of all women, regardless of their nationality.

Although British women were perceived as the weaker sex, they were also labelled as morally superior to men, making them the logical choice to raise children and care for the home. Inevitably, feminists were accused of neglecting their nurturing duties during their public struggle for equality. Their response to this was to find a cause that would emphasise their moral high ground, giving them a plausible reason to fight for their rights.

Asian women filled this niche.

During this tumultuous time and at the height of British colonisation, many Asian women found themselves adrift within British society. Most had entered the country on ships employed by English families as ayahs (nannies) and, once they’d served their few weeks at sea, were dismissed, expected to survive on their own. Securing passage back to India was seasonal and often difficult especially during wartime, leaving hundreds of young women stranded far from home.

Many British high society feminists voiced concerns for their Indian sisters, regarding them as passive victims. Their mission was to rescue these perceived objects of pity and misfortune. This concept was not limited to the stranded ayahs in Britain but was generalised to include the oppressed women still in Asia.

A gradual change in this compassionate but superior attitude came about as Asian women grew stronger and more outspoken, not only in Britain but also in India. By 1905, Asian women were emerging to show public support of various political activities and the exploitation of women and their traditional roles were challenged.

This is a general summary of how  hardships of life in India and British pan-Indonesian territories and a major part of what led to the Konfrontasi,(basically a British and Australian version of the modern United States/Afghanistan conflict).

However, India in particular is the best picture of how modern British colonization fucked up Asia - much like Gertrude Bell, the British spy who posed as a researcher, rigging elections, destabilizing much of Afghan politics, setting British loyalists in places of power in Jordan and Iran, and turning Iraq into the corrupt system it is today. Britain has always had a bad habit of subversively ‘establishing’ themselves in Asian communities, colonizing and socializing them under British rule, and leaving them to fend for themselves when it hits the fan.

And time and again, Asian women have been there to pick up the pieces. Overpopulated as it is, India has one of the most well-versed and outspoken feminist circles I have ever seen.

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kiana-m:

mattisbollywood:

wildbearpajamas:

My mom’s friend adopted this lovely dog after he was abandoned by his previous family. His name is Shaun. Shaun had always been very good at eating all his food. Every last bit that was, he ate it. One day he started leaving a little bit behind. He wouldn’t eat everything, no matter what. He always left a little behind. Every morning when my mom’s friend checked Shaun’s bowl, the food was gone. That was very strange, because Shaun always spent the night by her side.
One night she decided to investigate the food situation. She waited quietly by the food bowl and then, in the middle of the night, a cat came through the window and ate the remaining food. She noticed the cat was actually pregnant. A week or so later the cat came into her house and gave birth to 6 little kittens. Shaun took care of them as if they were his own babies. My mom’s friend adopted the cat too (her name is Meow) and they took care of the kittens until they all found a loving home. Nowadays Meow and Shaun live happily together as a family and they each have their little bowl of food.

interracial couples are always cute

Oh my god that is so precious. 

KITTENS YOUR DADDY IS A DOGGIE. YOU ARE SOME LUCKY BABIES.

(Source: timedragonclock, via theblooddolldiaries)

themarysue:

just-another-girl-intheworld:

writinginmysleep:

durnesque-esque:

0601254:

haymitchdrinksfirewhiskey:

lovelynobody00:

bei-fong-appreciation-blog:

durnesque-esque:

cassandracroft:

If a girl is to do the same superman thing where he takes off his disguise, we just look pervy. Not the same effect

First of all: bullshit.

Secondly: If you are not doing the Linda Carter spin, then you’re doing it wrong.


how did you do that so smoothly? 

thats some broadway musical shit

But seriously, I think I love you.

heck no, i’m callin dibs

Sorry friend, thatseanguyblogs called dibs first. ;) 


Only reblogging this because it’s beautiful. 

Yup. Official power couple

all the points

themarysue:

just-another-girl-intheworld:

writinginmysleep:

durnesque-esque:

0601254:

haymitchdrinksfirewhiskey:

lovelynobody00:

bei-fong-appreciation-blog:

durnesque-esque:

cassandracroft:

If a girl is to do the same superman thing where he takes off his disguise, we just look pervy. Not the same effect

First of all: bullshit.

image

Secondly: If you are not doing the Linda Carter spin, then you’re doing it wrong.

image

how did you do that so smoothly? 

thats some broadway musical shit

But seriously, I think I love you.

heck no, i’m callin dibs

Sorry friend, thatseanguyblogs called dibs first. ;) 

Only reblogging this because it’s beautiful. 

Yup. Official power couple

all the points

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this is probably gonna be a ‘crash and burn’ thing but I got tagged earlier and all these positive selfies got me feeling confident sooo here are my six favorite selfies of 2k14 (plus complimentary instathot-friendly bonus track)

don’t really want to put anybody on the spot but I can think of a few mutuals I’d like to tag (reallyfriendlyblackhottie for one, you’re killing ‘em with that selfie game) so if anybody at all wants to post, go ahead and do it because fuck the notes, do it for you