A blog with no real theme; whatever I find interesting, beautiful--mostly nature, art, and men. Enjoy :)

 

italian-landscapes:

Pentedattilo, Calabria, Italy

The village was gradually abandoned since the 18th century, because of an earthquake. Some buildings and streets have been restored in recent years, and artisans’ workshops and restaurants are now opened there.

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did-you-kno:

Zoo Jeans is a company that lets lions, tigers, and bears “design” jeans by tearing holes in the denim. The finished products are auctioned off to raise money for the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi, Japan. Source

did-you-kno:

Zoo Jeans is a company that lets lions, tigers, and bears “design” jeans by tearing holes in the denim. The finished products are auctioned off to raise money for the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi, Japan. Source

No, Kirsten Gillibrand Shouldn’t Have To Name Her Harassers

did-you-kno:

Mobile devices can carry 10 times more bacteria than toilet seats. Source

did-you-kno:

Mobile devices can carry 10 times more bacteria than toilet seats. Source

did-you-kno:

A 99-year-old woman in Iowa makes a dress from scratch every single day so that African children in need will have something pretty to wear, and she adds a personal touch to each and every dress she makes. Source

did-you-kno:

A 99-year-old woman in Iowa makes a dress from scratch every single day so that African children in need will have something pretty to wear, and she adds a personal touch to each and every dress she makes. Source

todaysdocument:

fordlibrarymuseum:

"As a Republic dedicated to liberty and justice for all, this Nation cannot deny equal status to women."

On August 22, 1974, President Ford signed a proclamation designating August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. That date honored the incorporation of the Nineteenth Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote, into the Constitution on August 26, 1920.

In the proclamation President Ford noted his previous backing of the Equal Rights Amendment and his intention to continue supporting it. “Today I want to reaffirm my personal commitment to that amendment,” he stated. “The time for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment has come just as surely as did the time for the 19th Amendment.”

Representatives Yvonne Brathwait Burke (D-Calif), Barbara Jordan (D-Tex), Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY), Marjorie S. Holt (R-Md), Leonor K. Sullivan (D-Mo), Cardiss Collins (D -Ill), Corinne C. Boggs (D-La), Margaret M. Heckler (R-Mass), Bella S. Abzug (D-NY), Shirley Chisholm (D-NY), Ella T. Grasso (D-Conn), Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo), and Patsy T. Mink (D-Hawaii) attended the signing ceremony held in the Cabinet Room. First Lady Betty Ford and Anne Armstrong, Counsellor to the President, were also present for the signing.

In commemoration of Women’s Equality Day, the National Archives (usnatarchives)  is hosting a discussion in partnership with the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum

Women’s History on the Horizon: The Centennial of Woman Suffrage in 2020 

Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. at the William G. McGowan Theatre

Can’t make it? The discussion will be streamed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2t48I3j004.

whitehouse:

More from Betsey Stevenson on I Love Charts: Read her take on the wage gap between men and women, and how it’s changed since the 1970s.

ilovecharts:

Ok, let’s get back to wages.

The earnings gap between men and women still exists today, but since the 1970’s:

  1. Women’s hourly earnings have grown more quickly than men’s, following a similar trend to GDP growth.
  2. Growth in median family income has largely come from increases in women’s earnings, rather than from men’s earnings.
  3. Earnings for both married and single mothers increased by about 33%.
  4. Married mothers’ contributions to total family income increased from less than one-third to about 40%.

In other words, women are bringing home more of the bacon, but we still have more work to do to ensure equal pay for equal work.