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Martine Johanna’s “The Grand Illusion of Sanity.”

Martine Johanna recently opened a solo show at WALLS Gallery in Amsterdam entitled “The Grand Illusion of Sanity" which is on display until October 5th.  The show is based on society’s demeaning view of women and the psychological effects this has on women.  You can see a few more paintings from the show below!

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Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around.

Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.

It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …

bisexual activist and queer theory blogger Patrick RichardsFink 

this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1

A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes

A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes

A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes

A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes

A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes

That’s some bullshit right there.

Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.

Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.

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THE LAST LINE

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This. I am tired of seing this numbers without thinking about woc. (via arobynsong)

this is such a powerful shift. Yes, let’s explain it like this from now on.

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gulou:

"The slight teenager with heavy rectangular glasses and a bowl cut stood above the ocean of protesters who had engulfed downtown Hong Kong. His deep voice was drowned out by cheers, but the crowd did not mind: They knew him and his message. It was Joshua Wong, a 17-year-old student activist who has been at the center of the democracy movement that has rattled the Chinese government’s hold on this city."
For more on Joshua Wong’s leading role in Hong Kong’s protest movement, see Chris Buckley and Alan Wong, “At 17, Setting Off Protests that Roil Hong Kong,” New York Times (1 Oct 2014)
Image: Chris Mcgrath / Getty Images

gulou:

"The slight teenager with heavy rectangular glasses and a bowl cut stood above the ocean of protesters who had engulfed downtown Hong Kong. His deep voice was drowned out by cheers, but the crowd did not mind: They knew him and his message. It was Joshua Wong, a 17-year-old student activist who has been at the center of the democracy movement that has rattled the Chinese government’s hold on this city."

For more on Joshua Wong’s leading role in Hong Kong’s protest movement, see Chris Buckley and Alan Wong, “At 17, Setting Off Protests that Roil Hong Kong,” New York Times (1 Oct 2014)

Image: Chris Mcgrath / Getty Images