Here’s another TMI edition of my recent medical issues. You can get the first part here. If not really interested, don’t click read more.
So, according to to idiots at the university I attended way back when, Equal Pay Day is approaching, March 24 apparently. Today they sent out an email which I will copy here.
Hello NDSU Staff –
Did you know that Equal Pay Day is coming up next week on March 24th? What is Equal Pay Day you ask? This is a national day of recognition acknowledging that women in this country, especially women of color, receive wages grossly beneath their male counterparts. So what do we do?
Become more educated on the topic –
Asian American & Pacific Islander Women make: $0.85/$1 that a males makes
All Women make: $0.84/$1 that a males makes
Black Women make: $0.63/$1 that a male makes
Native American Women make: $0.60/$1 that a male makes
Latina Women make: $0.55/$1 that a male makes
- Review this website for wage gaps by state.
- For more resources, refer to the bottom of this email.
Support yourself, peers, and students –
- Demonstrate solidarity by wearing red next Wednesday and join us for a campus photo on Churchill Field at 2 pm (please try to arrive five minutes early if possible).
- Why red? Red symbolizes that women are “in the red” with their salaries, compared to men’s.
- Help others to get educated and let students know how they can get assistance in preparing for salary negotiations.
- Unsure how to help? Feel free to refer them to the NDSU Career and Advising Center.
Equal Pay Today: http://www.equalpaytoday.org/overview-2021
National Women’s Law Center: https://nwlc.org/resources/wage-gap-state-state/
American Association of University Women: https://www.aauw.org/resources/research/simple-truth/
Institute for Women’s Policy Research: https://iwpr.org/iwpr-issues/employment-and-earnings/the-gender-wage-gap-by-occupation-2019/
Workplace Gender Equality Agency: https://www.wgea.gov.au/the-gender-pay-gap
Why Wear Red: https://time.com/5228341/equal-pay-day-wear-red/
Questions? Feel free to reach out to the following NDSU staff with questions or comments.
Allison Goossens – firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Reil – email@example.com
Olivia Buller – firstname.lastname@example.org
Seinquis Leinen – email@example.com
“This message is posted as an informational service to the campus community. If you are not interested, please delete. You are asked to refrain from responding with your personal views to the individual who provided the information.”
I wrote about this bullshit several years ago, which you can read here. Since then, not much has changed, except the gap has gotten even narrower, 2% is usually well within the range of margin of error.
I do get a bit of a kick out of the last line of the email. “You are asked to refrain from responding with your personal views to the individual who provided the information.” That makes it seem like this is more of a political email utilizing official NDSU communications rather than the official position of the institution.
Yesterday the university I attended put out a notice about some suspicious books placed in the Little Lending Library that is on campus. You know, those little boxes where people can grab a book to read, or leave one for someone else. You typically see them in people’s front yards near the sidewalk, but there’s apparently one on campus as well.
According to people I spoke to the most concerning book was considered ‘White Supremacist’. Which makes me think these people don’t actually read anymore. Because if you actually read the book, I did back in the early 90’s when it was a huge bestseller, you’d realize that the main character is absolutely horrified to find out the truth behind what happened in Germany during the war.
Yeah, the book in question is Fatherland by Robert Harris. It’s one of the best alternate history stories to come out within the last 50 years, and one of my favorite novels. I’m not sure which version of the book was placed in the library, but the one I have looks like this. Continue reading “Fainting couches needed”
Got home today and grabbed the mail out of the box. There were two interesting pieces in amongst the bills and junk. Neither one of them is making me smile right at the moment.
We’re obviously paying too much in taxes
The first piece of mail was from the city giving us a gift card to “shop locally.” In their letter they state that they got the money to send a gift card to every single residence in town through a federal distribution related to Covid-19 relief. As much as I like to support locally owned stores, this seems like a waste of money no matter where it came from. A couple of thousand dollars going into local businesses is great, but it’s hard to call it even a band-aid for the real problem of shutting down the economy over a bad cold. We’d be better off opening up everything and using this pittance to help with the Covid related medical bills of those truly in need. Continue reading “Not A Happy Camper”
Alive and REALLY hope to do a chapter of Witch’s Daughter, but RL has ambushed me as it does.So in the meantime, I’ll leave you with some stuff: This was written by a friend. I don’t think it will be that bad, at least not for most of us, but when things go bad, they […]I’m Catching Up On Some Stuff — According To Hoyt
Google apparently had an abrupt shut down of one of its platforms, the Stadia game development studio. One of the quotes was somewhat interesting and relevant to my own life.
<quote>The report says Stadia’s developers found out about the studio closure at “almost the same time as everyone else.” Stadia’s developers had to wait three days before Harrison was available for a Q&A conference call, which the report describes as “contentious.” The most chilling line in the report details Harrison’s response to a question asking why the Studio was “making great progress” one week and then fired the next: “When asked what changed from the week prior, Harrison admitted nothing had and told those on the call, ‘We knew.'”</quote>
Yeah, been there, done that in the public sphere as well. At my previous department the Chief had a monthly department meeting the first Wednesday of each month where each of different parts of the department would give an update on what they were working on to the whole department and usually end with a little training. At the 2007 October monthly meeting one year the Chief and city commissioner overseeing the police and fire departments assured us that there were absolutely no plans to get rid of Dispatch and merge with the Red River Regional Dispatch Center. About a week or two later the Chief met with the Sheriff, which wasn’t unusual. A couple of days later one of the local news crews showed up at the public access window looking for quotes from the dispatchers about the announced merger. That was a bit of a shock, as we didn’t know anything yet.
THE WOKE: Everyone we don’t like is a nazi. If you disagree with us about anything, you’re a nazi. That black woman? Nazi. That Jewish guy? Jewish nazi. That old guy who literally got blown up fighting nazis? Also a nazi for not agreeing with us. If you question this in any way? Nazi. And…The Culture War is Coming For You Whether You Like it Or Not — Monster Hunter Nation
I was gonna post about this myself, but the ILoH does a better job than I can in pointing out that the ones shouting about how everyone that disagrees with them is a Nazi are the ones that are behaving like actual Nazis/fascists. If you haven’t seen Carano’s “anti-semitic” tweet yet, here’s a screen shot of it.
Because yeah, pointing out that the Nazis didn’t start out sending Jews to gas chambers and ovens from day one, but rather ramped it up over time by making scapegoats out of them, demonizing them, and making their neighbors turn on them, while pointing out that’s precisely what the modern progressives have been doing for awhile now, is really, really, uber anti-semitic.
It’s not like the left is even attempting to hide in the slightest how much they hate everyone else. When your neighbors do a good deed and help you out, but have a different political philosophy than you, obviously they’re in the wrong and should probably be shunned. The progressive movement is made up of nothing but hate it seems like.