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Abc, Family, and Memes: Kerry Washington Lands No. 7 on Forbes Highest Paid Actresses List @balleralert Kerry Washington Lands No. 7 on Forbes Highest Paid Actresses List - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Forbes has finally released the list top ten paid actresses on television, featuring some of television’s favorites from Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra ($10M) and Law and Order SUV’s Mariska Hargitay ($12.5M) to Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo ($13M) and Modern Family’s SofiaVergara, who landed the No. 1 spot with $41.5 million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Among the top 10 talents was none other than Scandal’s KerryWashington, landing the No. 7 spot for her role on the ABC Shondaland show. After collecting salary numbers from the past year, Washington reportedly brought in a whopping $11 million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I just want to say that sometimes, we have been told a false narrative as women, often, that there is only room for one of us in the room,” Washington recently said at the 5th Annual Women Making History Award, highlighting the increase of female lead roles. “And it’s part of how they keep us small. Part of the culture of Shondaland is to shatter that illusion and I learned that on day one when I met Shonda [ SHondaRhimes]. And that culture has extended to all of the women in that land. We don’t hold back from our sisters.”
Abc, Family, and Memes: Kerry Washington Lands No. 7 on
 Forbes Highest Paid Actresses List
 @balleralert
Kerry Washington Lands No. 7 on Forbes Highest Paid Actresses List - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Forbes has finally released the list top ten paid actresses on television, featuring some of television’s favorites from Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra ($10M) and Law and Order SUV’s Mariska Hargitay ($12.5M) to Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo ($13M) and Modern Family’s SofiaVergara, who landed the No. 1 spot with $41.5 million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Among the top 10 talents was none other than Scandal’s KerryWashington, landing the No. 7 spot for her role on the ABC Shondaland show. After collecting salary numbers from the past year, Washington reportedly brought in a whopping $11 million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I just want to say that sometimes, we have been told a false narrative as women, often, that there is only room for one of us in the room,” Washington recently said at the 5th Annual Women Making History Award, highlighting the increase of female lead roles. “And it’s part of how they keep us small. Part of the culture of Shondaland is to shatter that illusion and I learned that on day one when I met Shonda [ SHondaRhimes]. And that culture has extended to all of the women in that land. We don’t hold back from our sisters.”

Kerry Washington Lands No. 7 on Forbes Highest Paid Actresses List - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Forbes has finally released the li...

Chicago, Fall, and Love: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Common Released "I Used to Love H.E.R." @balleralert resurrection BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Common Released "I Used to Love H.E.R."-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 23 years ago today, Chicago rapper Common released one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time, "I Used to Love H.E.R." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Released on his 1994 album 'Resurrection,’ "I Used to Love H.E.R." is one of Common's most influential tracks to date. Its authentic hip-hop feel with a heavy jazz influence allows this track to stand the test of time no matter how old it gets. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The song also established Common as a new, modern day conscious rapper. The "H.E.R." he is referring to is hip-hop. The acronym means "Hip-Hop in its Essence is Real.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The song tells the story of how hip-hop evolved from the 1980s to the 1990s. Common specifically speaks on the fall of Afrocentric rap and the rise of West Coast hip hop, ultimately claiming that hip-hop or this woman have become less authentic as hip-hop continues to become mainstream. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To this day, the song remains a classic and has inspired many artists we know today. Fellow Chicago native, KanyeWest, samples the first two lines of the opening verse in his song, "Homecoming.”
Chicago, Fall, and Love:  #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop:
 Common Released "I Used to
 Love H.E.R."
 @balleralert
 resurrection
BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Common Released "I Used to Love H.E.R."-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 23 years ago today, Chicago rapper Common released one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time, "I Used to Love H.E.R." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Released on his 1994 album 'Resurrection,’ "I Used to Love H.E.R." is one of Common's most influential tracks to date. Its authentic hip-hop feel with a heavy jazz influence allows this track to stand the test of time no matter how old it gets. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The song also established Common as a new, modern day conscious rapper. The "H.E.R." he is referring to is hip-hop. The acronym means "Hip-Hop in its Essence is Real.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The song tells the story of how hip-hop evolved from the 1980s to the 1990s. Common specifically speaks on the fall of Afrocentric rap and the rise of West Coast hip hop, ultimately claiming that hip-hop or this woman have become less authentic as hip-hop continues to become mainstream. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To this day, the song remains a classic and has inspired many artists we know today. Fellow Chicago native, KanyeWest, samples the first two lines of the opening verse in his song, "Homecoming.”

BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Common Released "I Used to Love H.E.R."-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 23 years ago today, Chicago ra...

Another One, Arguing, and Dating: FIND THAT PERSON WHO'S GOING TO INTRODUCE YOU TO/THE NEXT LEVEL OD DAILY DOSE What do you think? Is this becoming history? ✲♞ ✑ Some argue that the concept of being a gentleman is archaic. Others argue that the rules of being a gentleman have not and cannot change, and if you’re not standing reflexively when a woman enters the room, then you might as well go live under a bridge. Being a modern gentleman is both of these things, but also neither. I’m sure as hell not throwing my jacket over a mud puddle. But at the same time, any man who wants to rise above and stand out (in a good way) needs to keep in mind a few things that separate a modern gentleman from, well, everyone else. Consider the following: ✑........... 🚻 -Standing when women enter-leave the room: While it’s always a good idea to stand when being introduced, standing just because of a woman’s presence will come off as weird to most women. And, admit it, it kind of is. ✧ Offering your seat at a dinner table: If your host is expecting a party of a certain number, it’s up to the host or the restaurant to ensure there are enough seats. If an unexpected female guest shows up, well that probably means the host didn’t want her there anyway. Besides, you know what’s not gentlemanly? Awkwardly hovering over a table of seated guests after you gave up your chair to an uninvited diner. ✧ Helping her with her coat: This, on its own, is a fine idea. It’s a great gesture and it’s really adorable to see, say, a married couple doing this. However, if this is early in the dating game, she may not want you touching her stuff, and in all likelihood she won’t know what you’re trying to do. As important as it is to be gallant and kind, it’s even more important to make sure your date doesn’t feel like an idiot. ✑ Helping her with her chair: Again, nothing wrong with the gesture itself. It’s just another one of those things that women aren’t accustomed to anymore. Besides, at a decent place the host or waitstaff usually assists with this. ✱ 💡 @timkarsliyev .
Another One, Arguing, and Dating: FIND THAT PERSON WHO'S GOING TO
 INTRODUCE YOU TO/THE NEXT LEVEL
 OD
 DAILY DOSE
What do you think? Is this becoming history? ✲♞ ✑ Some argue that the concept of being a gentleman is archaic. Others argue that the rules of being a gentleman have not and cannot change, and if you’re not standing reflexively when a woman enters the room, then you might as well go live under a bridge. Being a modern gentleman is both of these things, but also neither. I’m sure as hell not throwing my jacket over a mud puddle. But at the same time, any man who wants to rise above and stand out (in a good way) needs to keep in mind a few things that separate a modern gentleman from, well, everyone else. Consider the following: ✑........... 🚻 -Standing when women enter-leave the room: While it’s always a good idea to stand when being introduced, standing just because of a woman’s presence will come off as weird to most women. And, admit it, it kind of is. ✧ Offering your seat at a dinner table: If your host is expecting a party of a certain number, it’s up to the host or the restaurant to ensure there are enough seats. If an unexpected female guest shows up, well that probably means the host didn’t want her there anyway. Besides, you know what’s not gentlemanly? Awkwardly hovering over a table of seated guests after you gave up your chair to an uninvited diner. ✧ Helping her with her coat: This, on its own, is a fine idea. It’s a great gesture and it’s really adorable to see, say, a married couple doing this. However, if this is early in the dating game, she may not want you touching her stuff, and in all likelihood she won’t know what you’re trying to do. As important as it is to be gallant and kind, it’s even more important to make sure your date doesn’t feel like an idiot. ✑ Helping her with her chair: Again, nothing wrong with the gesture itself. It’s just another one of those things that women aren’t accustomed to anymore. Besides, at a decent place the host or waitstaff usually assists with this. ✱ 💡 @timkarsliyev .

What do you think? Is this becoming history? ✲♞ ✑ Some argue that the concept of being a gentleman is archaic. Others argue that the rules o...

Anaconda, Bad, and Feminism: Early Feminists: Oh hey, we see that you can vote. We would like to vote also. I mean, since most of those laws effect us too and all Me YOU JUST WANT SUPERIORITY OVER MEN! Mid-century Feminists: Hey, that whole thing about how you can have careers and earn a living wage outside the home? Yes that sounds nice, we'd 1ike the option to do that as well. Men: YOU WANT A MATRIARCHY, THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT! Late 20th century Feminists: Hey we would like to make our own choices about ou reproductive health, just like you've always had. Men YOU ARE TRYING TO TAKE MEN'S RIGHTS AWAY! Modern-day feminists: Hey, if you could you stop sexually assaulting/harassing us and then blaming us for it, that'd be pretty great. Men: THIS IS MISANDRY, MISANDRY I SAY! FEMINISTS HAVE GONE TOO FAR! Feminists: Um Men: THE END OF MEN IS NIGH MALE OPPRESSION IS REAL! THE MATRIARCHAL AGE IS UPON US! Repost from @galaxyfeminism · and yes obviously *not all men* are like this, this is talking about those who are & how the feminist movement has continuously been met with opposition and hate. That's why it is frustrating when people now say "I support early feminist movements but I hate what feminism is now." That means "when it was explicitly stated in the law that women had fewer rights, that was bad, but now that women can vote and own land they just need to stop complaining about other sexist things because some women in other countries can't even vote!!!1!" Saying you have gender equality because women in your country have more rights than women in other countries is like saying you did well on the test because you got a 50% but some people got a 30% so it's okay. Strive for 100%. Let's hold ourselves to a higher standard than defining equality as "it's not explicitly stated that you don't have certain rights (*except in certain cases where local laws do restrict access to birth control-bodily autonomy or try to ban trans people from bathrooms or try to restrict rights of LGTBQ+ people)." Equality under the law doesn't necessarily result in actual equal treatment, whether you're looking at discrimination based on race, religion, gender, class, sexuality, etc. This is especially noticeable regarding race and the treatment of black people in the US, as when slavery became illegal the prison system became an institution that essentially legalized slavery (if you are not familiar with this, watch "13th" or Google "why the us prison system is legalized slavery"). And just because something is legal doesn't mean it's ethical, let's not pretend the government is the epitome of morality 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃
Anaconda, Bad, and Feminism: Early Feminists: Oh hey, we see that you can
 vote. We would like to vote also. I mean, since
 most of those laws effect us too and all
 Me YOU JUST WANT SUPERIORITY OVER MEN!
 Mid-century Feminists: Hey, that whole thing
 about how you can have careers and earn a living
 wage outside the home? Yes that sounds nice,
 we'd 1ike the option to do that as well.
 Men: YOU WANT A MATRIARCHY, THAT'S WHAT YOU
 WANT!
 Late 20th century Feminists: Hey we would like
 to make our own choices about ou reproductive
 health, just like you've always had.
 Men YOU ARE TRYING TO TAKE MEN'S RIGHTS AWAY!
 Modern-day feminists: Hey, if you could you stop
 sexually assaulting/harassing us and then
 blaming us for it, that'd be pretty great.
 Men: THIS IS MISANDRY, MISANDRY I SAY! FEMINISTS
 HAVE GONE TOO FAR!
 Feminists: Um
 Men: THE END OF MEN IS NIGH MALE OPPRESSION IS
 REAL! THE MATRIARCHAL AGE IS UPON US!
Repost from @galaxyfeminism · and yes obviously *not all men* are like this, this is talking about those who are & how the feminist movement has continuously been met with opposition and hate. That's why it is frustrating when people now say "I support early feminist movements but I hate what feminism is now." That means "when it was explicitly stated in the law that women had fewer rights, that was bad, but now that women can vote and own land they just need to stop complaining about other sexist things because some women in other countries can't even vote!!!1!" Saying you have gender equality because women in your country have more rights than women in other countries is like saying you did well on the test because you got a 50% but some people got a 30% so it's okay. Strive for 100%. Let's hold ourselves to a higher standard than defining equality as "it's not explicitly stated that you don't have certain rights (*except in certain cases where local laws do restrict access to birth control-bodily autonomy or try to ban trans people from bathrooms or try to restrict rights of LGTBQ+ people)." Equality under the law doesn't necessarily result in actual equal treatment, whether you're looking at discrimination based on race, religion, gender, class, sexuality, etc. This is especially noticeable regarding race and the treatment of black people in the US, as when slavery became illegal the prison system became an institution that essentially legalized slavery (if you are not familiar with this, watch "13th" or Google "why the us prison system is legalized slavery"). And just because something is legal doesn't mean it's ethical, let's not pretend the government is the epitome of morality 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃

Repost from @galaxyfeminism · and yes obviously *not all men* are like this, this is talking about those who are & how the feminist movement...