/page/2

10 Poverty Myths, Busted | Mother Jones

america-wakiewakie:

1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.

2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.

3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.

6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.

7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.

(via wilwheaton)


Gustav Klimt - The Kiss, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 1907–1908

Gustav Klimt - The Kiss, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 1907–1908

(Source: dagmaraszarlata, via cult-fanboy-ramble)

aubreylstallard:

Shane Drinkwater, Conversation with Stars 

aubreylstallard:

Shane Drinkwater, Conversation with Stars 

(Source: vjeranski, via cult-fanboy-ramble)

lydiahenderson:

Made for elsewheremuseum's I don't do boxes zine. Copyright lydiahenderson 2014.

I make comics about my adolescence and for my younger self. I won’t forget her because there are so many other ‘her’s out there. I was lucky. I managed to come out alive but not everyone does. So I make these comics so I remember how hard things were, so other people/adults know, and so other kids will know that they’re not alone.

Working on my submission for elsewheremuseum's I don't do boxes zine. Been so busy today is the first day I've had a chance! Gonna power through this comic!

Working on my submission for elsewheremuseum's I don't do boxes zine. Been so busy today is the first day I've had a chance! Gonna power through this comic!

this has to be my favoirte neil degrasse-tyson gif ever.

this has to be my favoirte neil degrasse-tyson gif ever.

(Source: jtotheizzoe, via wilwheaton)

I was telling Megan about the SAW (Sequential Artists Workshop) year long program and how badly I want to do it. But I also told her about how I did the math for how much it would cost me (program cost, my part of rent at the apartment we’re in, phone, student loans, and the cost of living in that city for a year). It came out to be like $17,000 or something ridiculous. So it turned out to be a giant NOPE. :(

fyeahwomenartists:

Geta Brătescu
The Rule of the Circle, The Rule of the Game (1985)
Collage on paper

fyeahwomenartists:

Geta Brătescu

The Rule of the Circle, The Rule of the Game (1985)

Collage on paper

Masterpost of outfits I’ve made in AC:NL

I didn’t want to bog down my followers’ dashes with multiple QR posts, so see all the outfits after the jump!

Read More

I’m fat and I’m not sorry.

10 Poverty Myths, Busted | Mother Jones

america-wakiewakie:

1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.

2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.

3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.

6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.

7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.

(via wilwheaton)


Gustav Klimt - The Kiss, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 1907–1908

Gustav Klimt - The Kiss, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 1907–1908

(Source: dagmaraszarlata, via cult-fanboy-ramble)

aubreylstallard:

Shane Drinkwater, Conversation with Stars 

aubreylstallard:

Shane Drinkwater, Conversation with Stars 

(Source: vjeranski, via cult-fanboy-ramble)

lydiahenderson:

Made for elsewheremuseum's I don't do boxes zine. Copyright lydiahenderson 2014.

I make comics about my adolescence and for my younger self. I won’t forget her because there are so many other ‘her’s out there. I was lucky. I managed to come out alive but not everyone does. So I make these comics so I remember how hard things were, so other people/adults know, and so other kids will know that they’re not alone.

Working on my submission for elsewheremuseum's I don't do boxes zine. Been so busy today is the first day I've had a chance! Gonna power through this comic!

Working on my submission for elsewheremuseum's I don't do boxes zine. Been so busy today is the first day I've had a chance! Gonna power through this comic!

sidblack:

Le Touquet, 2013

sidblack:

Le Touquet, 2013

this has to be my favoirte neil degrasse-tyson gif ever.

this has to be my favoirte neil degrasse-tyson gif ever.

(Source: jtotheizzoe, via wilwheaton)

I was telling Megan about the SAW (Sequential Artists Workshop) year long program and how badly I want to do it. But I also told her about how I did the math for how much it would cost me (program cost, my part of rent at the apartment we’re in, phone, student loans, and the cost of living in that city for a year). It came out to be like $17,000 or something ridiculous. So it turned out to be a giant NOPE. :(

fyeahwomenartists:

Geta Brătescu
The Rule of the Circle, The Rule of the Game (1985)
Collage on paper

fyeahwomenartists:

Geta Brătescu

The Rule of the Circle, The Rule of the Game (1985)

Collage on paper

Masterpost of outfits I’ve made in AC:NL

I didn’t want to bog down my followers’ dashes with multiple QR posts, so see all the outfits after the jump!

Read More

I’m fat and I’m not sorry.
Masterpost of outfits I’ve made in AC:NL
"I’m fat and I’m not sorry."

About:

sun and moon speak
foamy sea breathes salty breath
disappearing stars.

i'm a lesbian alt comics creator and photographer living in the bible belt of the united states. this blog is a place where i share my images and thoughts. feel free to follow and ask me anything.

Following:

NPR